There are 2 bands that have used the name Jiva. 1. Jiva, funk-rock group from Los Angeles, produced by George Harrison Jiva was the first American act signed to Dark Horse Records. According to Geoffrey Giuliano's George Harrison biography, Harrison signed Jiva because they were followers of the young Indian Guru Maharaji, to whom he had been introduced by his future 2nd wife Olivia. Jiva played soulful white funk rock music. They only released one LP and one single on Dark Horse Records which both failed to chart.