Ari is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who began his career as an independent artist in 2001. He built a loyal following touring the college circuit extensively between 2000 and 2003, after which he released two albums on Columbia Records, Someone To Tell (2004) and The Break-In (2007), all the while touring both in the U.S. and abroad with artists such as Martin Sexton, Suzanne Vega, and Ani Difranco.
In 2008, Ari wrote, recorded, and released a new song every Monday in his 52 project, and released Twelve Mondays in 2009, a collection of re-mixed fan favorites from 52. From 2010-2016, Ari continued to tour relentlessly and released four other LPs: Sunset Over Hope Street (2011), The Fire Plays (2012), Shouts And Whispers (2015), and the Grammy-nominated Silver Skies Blue (2016), a duet album with Judy Collins. Ari released his ninth LP, Natural, in the spring of 2017. He is also half of the Bossa Nova inspired band Bluebirds of Paradise, a collaboration with Chrissi Poland.
Many of Ari’s songs have appeared on TV and film—The Path, The Lincoln Lawyer, Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill to name a few.