" I just wanna make em dance like nobody's watchin....." That's how Jared Crawford aka "Choclatt" has described his life's mission, since he was just five years old. Choclattjared is a percussion prodigy who incessantly started playing drums at the tender age of three.
By thirteen, Jared took his beats to the streets for the first time with brother Larry Wright, and he soon gained recognition as one of the world-renowned bucket drummers of the New York City streets and subway stations.
By twenty Choclattjared co-starred in, and created all of the percussion segment in the four-time Tony Award winning musical, "Bring in Da Noise Bring in Da Funk”. This rhythmic composer also created and starred in his own critically acclaimed musical "Keep Bangin” and was most recently casted and featured in the Radio CityMusic Hall Spring Spectacular starring the Rockettes.
Choclattjared also had significant features by five-time Grammy Award winning artist, Lauryn Hill in, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” album and world tour. He also has been featured by a broad spectrum of artists such as Beyonce, Kelis, Savion Glover, Rihanna, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Naughty by Nature, Carlos Santana, Amerie, Andrea Dea and Melonie Fiona.
Not only is he a master of the Broadway stage and album recordings, he’s also graced TV screens, starring in television commercials for WWE Summer Slam, Hp, Maybelline makeup, Metro PCS, Capital One Bank, CBS Sports Network, Cingular Wireless, Burger King, 2017 NY Marathon, Genesis suv, Panasonic, and NY1 Spectrum news.
Choclattjared talents have gotten him guest star roles on a variety of shows such as Tedx New York, NBC's, “30 Rock” starring Alec Baldwin and, Sesame Street and "Are We There Yet" starring Ice Cube and Terry Crews.
His music has been featured on the big screen in several movies, including "Conspiracy Theory" starring Mel Gibson,
"Sliver"starring Sharon Stone, and "Listen to your Heart" starring Cybill Shepherd; he also penned the music scores
for CBS's, "Blue Bloods" starring Tom Selleck as well as "Heat" starring Robert Deniro.
This musician entertainer has done it all, from street performing, to the big screens, but this one - man isn’t
settling for this lengthy list of accolades. Choclattjared continues evolving as an artist, performing and releasing
music featuring a new wave of Dance, Soul, Jazz and Pop music infused with live percussion, that’s sure to keep
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