Photo Flash: Jared Grimes Returns To Birdland With Stunning New Show
The Broadway at Birdland concert series was elated to present Jared Grimes, protegé of Wynton Marsalis, in an evening of high energy, non-stop, genre-fusing music and dance on the Birdland stage on Monday, February 24. The band included Mark Meadows, Anwar Marchall, Bret Puchir, Jonathan Michel, and Brent Birckhead.
Jared Grimes is a quadruple threat in the world of the arts where he is heavily making his mark in singing, dancing, acting, and choreographing. On numerous occasions, he has danced alongside legends such as Wynton Marsalis Gregory Hines, Ben Vereen, Jerry Lewis, Fayard Nicholas and performed for Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy at the Kennedy Center.
Grimes has toured with musical legend, Mariah Carey, under the choreography of Marty Kudelka, and danced for artists such as Common, Salt-n-Pepa, Envogue, Busta Rhymes and the Roots. Jared's theater credits include, After Midnight on Broadway, directed by Warren Carlyle, Twist, directed by Debbie Allen, Babes in Arms at the Goodspeed Opera House choreographed by Randy Skinner, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes directed by John Rando at Encores and Broadway Underground directed by himself. Grimes has appeared in commercials for Coca-Cola, Subway, MTV and on television shows such as "Star Search," "Showtime at the Apollo," ABC Family's "Dance Fever," and "The Jerry Lewis Telethon." His television acting credits include Fox TV's "Fringe" and HBO's "Boardwalk Empire."
Grimes made his choreography debut in Cirque du Soleil's, Banana Shpeel off-Broadway, choreographed commercials for Chili's and also assisted choreography with Kristin Denehy for Macy's popular Kids Bop commercial. Recently he is a choreographer of After Midnight on Broadway and associate choreographer of Holler If You Hear Me, the Tupac musical. His feature film credits include "The Marc Pease Experience," starring Ben Stiller, "Little Manhattan" and "First Born," starring Elizabeth Shue. Jared was a lead in the Radio City Spring Spectacular produced by Harvey Weinstein and recently choreographed the feature film "Breaking Brooklyn" with director Paul Becker. Recently he has choreographed the musical Jelly's Last Jam, Scottsboro Boys and Ain't Misbehavin' at the Signature Theater. Jared is currently playing the recurring role of Adrian in NBC's "Manifest."
Photos by Kevin Alvey
Ian Deitzer, Jay Rennison, Jared Grimes, Yarni, Ramundo Kelle
Jared Grimes, Doreatha Grimes
Jared Grimes, Nijawwon Matthews
JR Ramirez, Jared Grimes, Melissa Roxburgh