Born: March 22, 1969
Born in 1969 in Petah-Tikva, Israel, Asaf later moved to the town of Rehovot, where he spent his teens and early twenties. This was an influential move for Asaf, as it was here amongst the diverse cultural influences he found in Rehovot that Asaf began to show an interest in music and rhythm. In Rehovot he lived amongst people from North Africa, east and central Europe, and the Middle East. Living in Shaarayim, the Yemenite neighbourhood in Rehovot, Asaf was particularly drawn to Yemenite culture, music, and rhythms.
At the age of 12 Asaf began drum lessons, while also having a strong interest in playing electric bass. The music that influenced Asaf at the time still influences his writing and playing till this day; The Beatles, Police, Yes, Genesis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Allan Holdsworth, and Weather Report to name a few....
Awards'The Song Within' album was selected by John Kelman in 2007 as one of the best CDs of the year at All About Jazz website. 'The Monk' album was the Jazz CD of the week at the 'Evening Standard' newspaper in the UK on 19/09/08 (selected and reviewed by Jazk Massarik)
Shepherd's StoriesStonebird Productions
Asaf Sirkis Trio: Shepherd's StoriesStonebird Productions
Letting GoStonebird Productions
The MonkSAM Productions
The Song WithinSAM Productions
We Are FallingKonnex Records
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