At the intersection of music, sound healing and meditation, Ari Urban is a Heart-centered Artist on a mission to activate resilience in her listeners.
It is Ari's life passion to help others feel more deeply, process their emotions, and integrate them.
As a Miami based artist, she is also a composer, meditation mentor, sound journey facilitator, and educator.
As a Classically trained musician, Ari is well versed in playing a wide range of musical genres, including jazz, folk, pop, R&B/soul, and sacred soundscape music.
She is a regular member of the Nu Deco Ensemble in Miami, FL, as well as an active collaborator with recording artists, arrangers and producers working in film and session work. Ari also holds a Bachelors of Music from UMiami and a Masters in music from DePaul University.
She has played on Grammy Nominated Albums with recording artists John Legend, Chronixx, Ledisi, Kirk Franklin, Jessie J; on PJ Morton's Grammy Award Winning "Best Traditional R&B" song How deep is your Love, and Kirk Franklin's Grammy Award winning Best Gospel album, LONG LIVE LOVE.
Ari has shared the stage with world-renowned artists including Yo-yo Ma, Jacob Collier, Michael Buble, Joshua Bell, Gloria Estefan, Josh Groban, Johnny Mathis, Andrea Bocelli, Kanye West, Gloria Gaynor, Edgar Meyer, Father John Misty, Gil Shaham, Kevin Spacey, Take 6, George Benson, Mike Mills, Katharine McPhee, Randy Waldman, Terence Blanchard, the Marley brothers, David Foster, PJ Morton, Lindsey Stirling, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin, Monica Mancini, Jon Secada, and Mark O’ Connor.
Over the past year, Ari has recorded over 10 meditative/healing tracks with Chicago-based Sound Healer and producer, Preston Klik. You can find their work
Beyond music, Ms. Urban is a passionate advocate for meditation and the practice of mindfulness in the field of music. Through her music and workshops, Ari connects listeners to their direct, visceral experience of the sounds and feelings they are experiencing in order to connect more deeply with the emotional body. It is her passion to speak about the exploration of the human emotional body through various mediums of music.
Currently working on her first solo album, Ari is creating a sacred sonic landscape, infusing emotive music and guided meditations that take the listener on an inward path to self discovery and healing.