Day One was hosted at The Seamonster, Seattle, WA. The turnout was tremendous! Thanks to the fans for coming out to support a great cause! We reached over 10,000 people through our efforts to generate donations and raise awareness to the cause of addiction and recovery.
If anyone needs help Courage to Change is available! Good people great cause. The word is out there now! But the work is never complete until no one is struggling. The biggest causes for addiction are broken families, family trauma, and abuse, but all people can be victims of pain, and addiction. It’s a vicious cycle, so G-d bless the donors and workers in this field.
Night two was in Everett, WA at Tony V's, a few blocks away from the Courage to Change temporary shelter facility. The music was great, it looked amazing, and we are all very proud of the awareness we spread!
If you know anyone dealing with addiction, click on the full story for some great resources!
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 and popped in on his way to Philly!
"The studio was fantastic. Chris and Mike where extra helpful in making it a great vibe. Spent the nights in a cabin by a river and woke up ready to go every day!" Says Ari. "John Medeski and Billy Martin are two of the most Generous and Creative minds I have worked with. I felt and instant connection and can't wait to listen, mix, and master this material to share with the world."
MMW is one of the most creative and listened to avant gaurd forwad thinking bands of a generation, if you are not familiar with this band - do your self a favor go check it out!
November 20, 2021 Ari Joshua Band played from 7:30-around 9pm. There was a medical emergency mid-show, so it wasn't a full-set, but the band and crowd moved through the energies of the evening with grace and love. Beautiful location, beautiful people.
Russ Lawton, Ari Joshua, Ray Paczkowski live in Las Vegas, Oct 30 & 31 & EP in November
RAaR: Ray, Ari And Russ
Two nights at Notoriety Lounge, Las Vegas
Ray Paczkowski and Russ Lawton (Soule Monde & Trey Anastasio Band) joined Ari Joshua in Las Vegas for two Phish After-Parties Halloween weekend, 2021. The Trio played a mix of Soule Monde songs, and songs composed by Ari recorded in Burlington, VT February 2021. Click the link for the full story, video clips and more pictures!