Ari Joshua Zucker

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Ari Joshua
Birth name Ariel Joshua Zucker
Also known as Ari Joshua
Origin Cape Town, South Africa
Genres Underground rock, jazz, Experimental
Occupation(s) Guitarist, musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Big High
The Vons
Drunken Masters
Notable instruments
Custom Krause Guitars*
1961 Les Paul
1979 Stratocaster
Ibanez GB 10

Ari Joshua is an American guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the band Big High.[1][2][3][4]


Ari Joshua was born in Cape Town, South Africa but his early days as an artist were spent in Seattle, WA., where he grew up and first discovered his musical calling. His hard work and raw talent were quickly recognized, and Ari was awarded a scholarship to study music on the East Coast after high school. "Moving to New York and studying music for 5 years was one of the richest experiences of my life," says Ari. "It was from my fellow students and mentors at The New School,[5] and Mason Gross School of the Arts that I began to appreciate the true power of musical expression."

Played on Stage or Recorded with[edit]

Stone Gossard,[6] Michael Shrieve,[7] Joe Doria, Barrett Martin, Peter Buck, Kevin Sawka, Michael Kang, The Benevento Russo Duo, Marcus Strickland, EJ Strickland, Reggie Watts, Robert Glasper, DJ Swamp, Blake Lewis,[8] Sir Mix-A-Lot, Tom Morello, Mike McCready, Skerik, Matt Butler's Everyone Orchestra, David Tiller, Matt Sircely, New Monsoon, Ralph Peterson, David Brogen (ALO), Shawn Smith (Brad, Satchel), Handful of Lovin, and more

Studied with[edit]

Richie Beirach, Kenny Barron, Reggie Workman, Ted Dunbar, Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, Hal Galper, Jimmy Owens, Milo Petersen, George Garzone, Armen Donelian, Richard Boukas, Bobby Sanabria, Bill Kirshner, Jimmy Cobb, Gary Dial, Classical Guitarist Virginia Luque, Ralph Peterson, Noah Baerman, Larry Ridly, Mike Richmond, Ralph Bowen, Bill Fielder, Badal Roy, Robert Bedford, and many, many more.

Other Gear[edit]


Early Days[edit]

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Big High[edit]


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