Other ongoing performing affiliations include frequent concerts with dancer Eva Conti and percussionist Rex Benincasa; the ensemble Explorations which combines Spanish classical and flamenco with excursions into jazz and blues; and frequent collaboration with choreographer/ filmmaker Deirdre Towers, for whom he composed and recorded the score for (Black) Light, a dance film featuring former Martha Graham Company Principal Dancer Katherine Crockett. Most recently they presented the flamenco/blues collaboration Cross Currents in the Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival in Rosendale, NY, and have contributed music/dance works for two recent seasons of the SoakingWET series at West End Theatre, NYC.
Recent performance/composition credits include a series of concerts with the Ensemble Suite Iberia which included his piece “por la noche me llaman . . . ” for violin and piano. Jared is also a three-time Guest Artist with the Música en las Montañas festival in Granada, Spain.
Jared has accompanied Spanish dance classes at Ballet Hispánico since 2010; the legendary Aileen Pasloff’s classes at Bard College for four years while living in Woodstock, NY; and the NYC classes of famed maestros José Molina and Mariano Parra. He is also a teaching artist for the Flamenco Vivo Carlotta Santana Company’s Arts in Education program, regularly participating in residencies throughout the New York City public school system.
Also a music book author, his publications include: A New Anthology of Falsetas for Flamenco Guitar, Bold Strummer, Ltd.; Classics for the Guitar; Karamar Publications; Ernesto Nazareth: Brazilian Tangos and Five Women Composers arranged for Guitar from Mel Bay Publications.