About Ari Giancaterino
Get to know Ari Giancaterino
Ari Giancaterino is a professional bassist, composer and educator who has performed in the greater Los Angeles area for over a decade. He has received a Master’s degree in Jazz Bass Performance from California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies (Upright Bass) from the University of Southern California. Ari has performed with various artists across the Los Angeles and the world. Drawing inspiration jazz, funk, rock, and diverse world musics, he has created a unique style unto his own. He has performed alongside notable artists including Bennie Maupin, Scott Colley, Larry Koonse, Joe LaBarbera, David Roitstein, Darek Oles, Steve Lehman, Carmen Lundy, Steve Wilson, John Patitucci, Billy Childs, Rufus Reid, Matt Wilson, Otmaro Ruiz and Josh Nelson to name a few. His career in jazz music has included countless performances and recording sessions with independent artists as well as world-renowned jazz artists. He is currently a music educator for Music & Arts, LAMUSART, Community Partners, California Institute for the Arts, and College of the Canyons.