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THE MOCKINGBIRD FOUNDATION, Ari Joshua & Friends performance June 5, 2021 

THE MOCKINGBIRD FOUNDATION 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 
LIVESTREAM JUNE 4, 5, 6, 2021 

Ari was invited, thanks to Amy Novo of Novo Productions and the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, to participate in Phish fans creation, The Mockingbird Foundation's 25th Anniversary Celebration Livestream.  The Mockingbird Foundation is a charity organization focussed on promoting music education.  

The stream aired June 4, 5, 6th 2021.  The Ari Joshua & Friends footage can be viewed at the Mockingbird Foundation Youtube channel

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Charity Venture with Stone Gossard and the Rainchangers 

Ari put a hope out to the Universe years ago; a hope to work with Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam guitarist, Ari has long admired as a musical genius.  The Universe delivered in the most beautiful and unexpected way.  Stone Gossard, guitarist for Pearl Jam and Temple of the Dog stopped by the The Music Factory mid-April to record some voice for a great cause - the environment!  This was both fun and meaningful.  Stone and several other voice actors spent a couple of days on this campaign to protect water quality…

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RIP Chick Corea  

Chick Corea to the highest level of Heaven A tribute in honor of the G.O.A.T. Thanks for showing us what is humanly possible in regards to all time greatness, mastery, and artistic expression. I’m so grateful to have met this man and seen him perform several times. Light as a Feather a genius for the ages, a giant who walked this earth, forever echoing now, then, and for all times. I kept this ticket stub from when I toured Europe w RHS, North Sea Jazz Fest - I saw Oscar Pederson, Herbie Hancock, Santana…

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Pandemic News and Music Factory Goes Online 

It's been a minute but here is what I am up to. 

I am working to try to create a platform based on the success of The Music Factory in Seattle. The Music Factory has been around for a long time now. The company started around 2005 and opened up in a it's current physical location a few years later. The last 10-15 years has given me alot of joy and pleasure both bringing music to kids and adults, and also employing some of the finest musicians around. In a way the pandemic has created a cocoon for me. There…

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