Jared Crawford aka CHOCLATT, is a musician, producer, singer and song writer who began playing drums at the age of three. He first gained recognition as one of the original, World-Renowned Bucket Drummers, playing in the subways and sidewalks of New York City. It was then when Choclatt caught the attention of Savion Glover and as a result he choreographed all of the on-stage percussion and was featured in the 4 Tony Award winning musical 'BRING IN DA NOISE/BRING IN DA FUNK' Following the hot heals of NOISE/FUNK, Choclatt created and starred in the critically acclaimed musical KEEP BANGIN. It was during this period that his singing talents came to the fore front with many hailing him as the new school Al Green. Choclatt's unique vocal style blends elements of soul, R&B & Hip-Hop, with lyrics that are clearly heartfelt but always manage to keep it real. His talents were also recognized by Grammy Award winner LAURYN HILL, Choclatt can be heard on her album 'THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL,' including the hit song 'ZION' featuring CARLOS SANTANA. He toured the United States, Europe and Japan with her as her drummer/backup singer and also had a 'Feature Solo Performance' in her tour. Choclatt has also work with ARETHA FRANKLIN, ALICIA KEYS as well as a feature roll in her hit video 'KARMA'. He has also worked with such artists as USHER, KELIS, GREGORY HINES and AMARIE as well as a featured roll in her hit video '1 THING' from the movie 'HITCHED' starring WILL SMITH. His credits also include a featured performance at the PERC PAN PERCUSSION FESTIVAL in Bahia, the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL held in Bell Horizante Brazil, and also the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. His movie credits include 'SLIVER' starring SHARON STONE and a featured role in 'CONSPIRACY THEORY' starring MEL GIBSON. His TV credits include The TONIGHT SHOW, DAVID LETTERMAN, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW, LIVE with REGIS PHILLBIN and the ABC MILLENNIUM 2000 SPECIAL to list a few. Choclatt has also performed at the GRAMMY AWARDS, THE TONY AWARDS, MTV MUSIC AWARDS, BILLBOARD AWARDS, etc. His Magazine credits include GQ, The SOURCE, ESSENCE, SASSY, TIME OUT, THE NEW YORK TIMES, N.Y. POST, and many other well-known news sources throughout the country. Well what is CHOCLATT doin now? You can get my NEW ALBUM RIGHT NOW on ITUNES intittled 'STREET PERFORMIN' If u like the sounds of R.KELLY, ALICIA KEYS, AL GREEN & TITO PUENTE ur gonna LOVE IT!
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