He’s the deputy wizard of Christchurch and a practitioner of magic, most especially in the realm of music. Ari is also known as The Blues Professor and plays with with a variety of groups including Rhomboid and Fools Know More. He plays trumpet, bass, guitar and sings. He teaches and gigs and paints and writes and even designs his own onstage outfits. But how did Ari get to this point and what or who influenced him along the way.