Guitarist and producer who merges traditional and contemporary music. He is the inventor of the "bouzoukitara". He is known for pioneering & evolving oriental rock, as well as the main composer, arranger and co-founder of Orphaned Land, an Israeli progressive metal band formed in 1991, and founder of the Yossi Sassi band. In 2012, Sassi released his debut solo album Melting Clocks, an album that got him voted for "Top Newcomer of 2012" by Rock Hard magazine readers for his solo work. His 2016 work with Yossi Sassi band, Roots and Roads, was submitted for Grammy's award consideration.