ARI'S BLOG

Reset button, recalling inspiration  

It’s great when you remember, all you had to do was the normal thing you do when you had to do something before to feel more aligned with your truth in regards to feeling better and being able to be creative and present and inspired to think clear and take care of healing and feeling better so you can be the best for the most amount of people, and you find the thing you had to do wasn’t a rational thought or explainable in any particular way, it wasn’t and generally isn’t tied to any action or contingent on…

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Art work options for new release with Robert Glasper, KJ Sawka, and Jason Fraticelli!  

This will be the second song from this session to be released. Eventually this will be a full album as with all the sessions Ari has been a part of in the last decade, but the cost of putting out a full album mixed with the lack of people buying music, has forced a single release approach. 'Eye's Only', the first release from this session got great reviews, and all the stuff is really special so we can't wait to share it with you!  Is there a design version that sticks out to you? 

NOLA Howlin' Wolf Run 

Early show 8pm (all other shows at Howlin Wolf are 10pm till close)


Ari Joshua drops into NOLA Jazz Fest for a few shows on the Grid, Bringing with him a trio of Hammond Organ Genius Joe Doria, and AJB Band Member Luca Cartner on Drums. Guests are expected to be featured and joining in all weekend into the wee hours!  

If you are fan of Jazz or Jam music you'll love Ari's playing which lands between Trey Anastasio and Jerry Garcia, and influences from the legendary jazz classics!   

Fresh off a few studio…

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Ari Joshua & Friends Phish after party late night set April 23, 2022 NYC 

DOORS: 12:00am SHOW: 1:00am 

Ari Joshua & Friends Phish after party late night set April 23, 2022 NYC. 

Feat 
Ari Joshua - Guitar Vocals 
Bill Dobrow - Drums of Black Crows 
Brian Charette - Organ 

Plus Guests!!! All night! 

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Ari Joshua 

For years, shamanistic guitarist and composer Ari Joshua has been one of those “musician’s musicians” who those “in the know” rave about, but has spent years under the radar to the general public. Ari’s commitment to music education with the successful school he founded…

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Recording at The Bunker Studios. A new quartet Ari Joshua, John Kimock, Eden Ladin, Andy Hess 

Ari was already going to be in NY for the Woodstock session with musical masters Billy Martin, and John Medeski, and to connect with his friends and teachers from university and the years he spent in the city. 

The location is The Bunker Studio, a studio that was founded by Aaron Nevezie and Jon Davis, college mates of Ari’s. The line up really represents all the things Ari is passionate about with the music. Eden Ladin, and Jazz artist from Israel that is making really unique music on his own, and we’ll…

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RECORDING SESSON WITH MEDESKI AND MARTIN (MMW) TRIO & QUARTET IN WOODSTOCK, NY  

RECORDING SESSON WITH MEDESKI AND MARTIN (MMW) TRIO & QUARTET IN WOODSTOCK, NY 

April 2022 , Woodstock, NY... Ari spend a few days tracking  Trio and Quartet John Medeski Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin and Wood! The music was both composed and improvised. Long time music friend and collaborator Jason Fraticelli joined in for a day of songs. Fans of Ari's will know Jason from the Robert Glasper, KJ Sawka sessions of which the first single came out last year. Jason was performing with Cyro Baptista in Boston…

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Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards  



March 14, 2022

Earshot Jazz hosted the Golden Ear Awards at the Royal Room in Columbia City, WA.  Ari was nominated for two awards: Emerging Jazz Artist for 2021 and the Alternative Jazz Band for 2021.  The Ari Joshua Band won the Alternative Jazz Band award and gave a short but heartfelt acceptance speech.  

Ari is jazz trained and his style really shines through in every Ari Joshua Band performance.  Ari is paving the way for a new expression of jazz through his new music compositions.  His music can be…

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East Cost trip confirmed! Studio session in NY, and visit with old friends planned for April 2022 (MMW related)  

After the Ari Joshua Band finished it's set on 5.2.22 it's off to NYC. First - Woodstock, NY home of the summer of 69' music festival is a refuge for many - an oasis out side the big city for a special session with Billy Martin, & John Medski. 

The invitation to a barn in upstate NY to mix minds with some of the most creative improvisors on the scene came after years of brewing. John Medski and Billy Martin had schedules that lined up and it just fell into place. Look our for a release date and for content…

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Sychedelic Saturday at Om Culture, Wallingford, WA 

The Ari Joshua Band played the early set for Sychedelic Saturday at Om Culture, Wallingford, WA on November 20, 2021. The event was organized by U Productions founder Aliko West.  

The event included a delay due to a medical emergency - a member of the audience had a seizure and the paramedics were called.  The audience, band and event staff handled themselves with grace and love.  

The AJB portion of the show was followed by two DJs: Jon Alpine, and Mikus. 

Other Participants included:
Alter: Erika Merz 

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The RAaR Trio in Vegas! Two intimate late-night throw-downs after Phish’s MGM Grand shows! 

The Ray, Ari and Russ (R.A.a.R) Trio scheduled two intimate late-night throw-downs, on October 30 and 31 after Phish’s sets at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The shows at Notoriety Lounge on Fremont Street were the Trio’s first performance since recording during the pandemic in Burlington.  

Attendees got to see Ray on his usual analog heavy organ, clavinet, and Wurlitzer set up. Ari, an innovative singer-songwriter trained in jazz and ready to go in any direction, had a tasty set up of spooky soulful…

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R.A.a.R Las Vegas Halloween set-lists 

RAaR (Russ Lawton, Ari Joshua, Ray Paczkowski) 
October 30th 2021 Las Vegas, NV 

Set I 
Strut, Star Lord, The Jodi Grind, Audio Bicycle Day (#6), Ollie, For Ray, The Nail 

Set II 
Tinyland, Ellsies Song, Gramama, Bernard, Inertia, The Bernie Meme, Allah Uya, After Midnight, Mimi Digs It, Melodies 

Set III 
The Jodi Grind reprise, Slide B, Introductions, The Bear Necessities, La Grange 

RAaR (Russ Lawton, Ari Joshua, Ray Paczkowski) 
October 31st 2021 Las Vegas, NV 

Set I            
Audio Bicycle Day (#6)…

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EP one week away! 'RAaR' the Lion - Palindrome EP 

Relix magazine and Ever Kipp have confirmed that Relix will premier the release which is not only dream, it is also a great honor! They have asked Ari to write a few paragraphs about the upcoming release which is due to come out next week November 16th! We are thrilled to share a open letter about the release from Ari.

Dear readers,

As I climbed into airplane with my favorite two guitars, and a suitcase full of toys, I knew it was gonna be a great adventure to travel to Burlington, VT and track with these…

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Thank you Jambase.com for this month's writeup! Read full article below 

https://www.jambase.com/article/ari-joshua-raar-ep-trey-anastasio-band-ray-paczkowski-russ-lawton

A huge thank you to one of our favorite live music publications, Jambase, for all the love this month. Looking forward to putting on an unforgettable weekend of Halloween shows following the one and only Phish!! Come check out Ari, Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton from Trey Anastasio's band Saturday October 30th and Sunday October 31st @ Notoriety.

BUY TICKETS:

Sat. Oct. 30th

https://www.notorietylive.com/event/p

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Phish Halloween Weekend Afterparty 10/30 - 10/31 @ Notoriety, Las Vegas, NV! 

Ari Joshua Announces New ‘RAAR’ EP Featuring Trey Anastasio Band’s Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton 

The Ray, Ari and Russ (R.A.a.R) Trio will perform two late-night shows, on October 30 and 31, after Phish’s concerts in Las Vegas.

BUY TICKETS HERE! 

Saturday Oct. 30th, 2021 

https://www.notorietylive.com/event/phish-after-party-r-a-a-r-ray-ari-and-russ/2021-10-30/

Sunday Oct. 31st, 2021 

https://www.notorietylive.com/event/2021-10-31/

A new six-song EP, RAAR by guitarist Ari Joshua, featuring Ray Paczkowski…

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From the Vault! 'Home' recorded by Space Owl released October 18th 

 

Ari brings his next single From the Vault, Home is a through composed composition with shades or Mahavishnu Orchestra, Zappa, 90's Phish, and Alman Brothers, vibes.  The Vault recordings will released as  compilation/mix tape series's the first one coming this Spring. Along the new material coming out of the Vermont sessions, Ari is sharing a few tracks each month throughout the winter of 2021. 

Recorded by Jon Plumb at London Bridge Studio’s  
Mixed at Mel Dettmer at Studio Soli  
Mastered by Ed Brooks at…

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'Star Lord' the first single from the new EP released Oct 11th 

RELEASE DATE October 11, 2021 
ARI JOSHUA SINGLE ‘STAR LORD’  
FEATURING RAY PACZKOWSKI AND RUSS LAWTON 

’Star Lord’ EP includes six (6) songs from the February Burlington, VT  
recording sessions set for release November 16, 2021 

OCTOBER 11, 2021 - A new single, “Star Lord” by guitarist Ari Joshua, featuring Ray Paczkowski and Russ Lawton from The Trey Anastasio Band and Soule Monde released today.  A six (6) song EP by this team is scheduled for release early November 2021, and more gorgeous original…

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Ari Joshua Quintet At JAZZ ALLEY - AUGUST 2021 

“Love for Sale!!”  
Ari Joshua Vintage Vibe Quintet, JAZZ ALLEY, Seattle, WA the August 10th & 11th, 2021  

The two night run headlining at Jazz Alley was a dream come true for diamond-in-the-rough guitarist Ari Joshua.  When Ari received the invitation to play from Jazz Alley, he accepted without hesitation.  

Jazz Alley rarely showcases local talent, but the staff heard Ari Joshua’s recently released single ‘Say Whatcha Wanna Say,’ loved it, and asked for the same band to play a hole in their schedule…

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'Father Time' Release, August 5, 2021 

In the Winter of 2020-2021 in middle of the pandemic, Ari happily and safely flew into the snowy city of  Burlington, VT to collaborate with Russ and Ray, forming a new trio.

Father Time, the title depicted by artist by Brian Steely is a 3 eyed god-type figure, is a tribute to fathers across the land, and to time itself as it seems to stand still for months on end during the shutdown. Father Time was composed on a loop machine before Ari began isolating near a Vermont recording studio called The Tank (the…

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Ari Joshua BAND live at the High Dive's Re-Opening Night Sat 8/21/21 with GLyph & Tryin'  

The High Dive re-opens with The Ari Joshua Band and special guests GLyph & Tryin' 

This will be a release party for 'Father Time' featuring Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton of Soule Monde and The Trey Anastasio Band (Phish) 

All ticket purchases will come with a FREE download of 'Father Time'