Guitarist for the Saturday Night Live house band in NYC 2007–present. Outside of SNL, Jared has made a name for himself as a go-to guitarist playing with numerous heavyweights incl: Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Sting, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, and Maroon 5, to name a few. Besides guitar work, he also produces/writes songs for major label artists. Splitting his time between NYC/LA, motivated by a strong love of food, he has traveled around the world in search of true local cuisine and food porn. Now a contributing food writer to numerous online publications/blogs, he has earned his favorite credit to date: "ramen correspondent" for the widely popular midtownlunch.com blog in NYC. His most recent musical exploits can be found at www.soundcloud.com/IamPearlLion, where he is fulfilling a lifelong dream of making instrumental music.