Ari Joshua is a dynamic musician & performer whose sound is as diverse as his upbringing. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, & raised in Seattle, WA, Ari’s passion for music was evident from a young age. After high school, he earned a scholarship to study music on the East Coast, where he honed the power of musical expression.
Ari’s dedication to his craft has earned him a place among the music scene’s most beloved performers. He has recorded, performed, & collaborated with Rock ‘n Roll legends like Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), Michel Shreive (Santana), Barrett Martin (Mad Season & Screaming Trees), & Peter Buck (REM).
Influenced by classic & alternative rock, psychedelic jamband, and jazz worlds, Ari’s sound is both familiar and new. In the last two years, he released collaborations with members of The Trey Anastasio Band (Phish), Medeski Martin & Wood, Delvon Lamarr – Dlo3, Skerik, The Polyrhythmics, repeat grammy winning artist Robert Glasper, Pendulum’s KJ Sawka, Joe Doria, & more.
Ari’s willingness to experiment with diverse genres keeps his music fresh & exciting, showcasing his improvisational & compositional Skills.
Ari’s passion for music extends beyond his performances. He is the founder of The Music Factory. With the help of the community, The Music Factory purchased its building in 2023 and has provided close to 100,000 lessons in its tenure.