Hagar Ben Ari
Hagar can currently be seen performing nightly as part of the house band on the CBS Late, Late Show with James Corden. As a part of the program Hagar has supported numerous guests, including; Alanis Morrisette, Jennifer Hudson, Mehgan Trainer, Cindy Lauper, Boys II Men, Josh Groban, Craig Robinson, Adam Lambert, Marty Short and Brian Cranston – to name just a few.
Prior to her tenure on late night television, Hagar toured extensively with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings (2000-2013), as well as; Grace Potter, Moby, Keren Ann, Karl Denson, Jim Campilongo, Elysian Fields, Daniel Marryweather, Pimps of Joytime, Noa, and Laurent Voulzy. She has had the opportunity to open for the Rolling Stones (in 2015 with Grace Potter), and in 2012, for Prince, while with Sharon Jones.
Hagar can also be heard on record with; Salif Keita, Elysian Fields, Cyril Neville, Pimps of Joytime, McClain Sullivan, Noa, and Laurent Voulzy.
Hagar’s other notable accomplishments include:
A feature in Bass Player Magazine 2015
Featured guest at Bass Player Live 2015
Winner of Sesac TV composer award 2016
Bassist for Kinky Boots on Broadway 2014-2015
Bassist on the PBS produced Mark Twain Prize broadcasts since 2012
Hagar plays Elrick Expat Series New Jazz Standard basses and a Gold Series Classic 5.