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Whether supporting musical greats or leading his own band, Darryl Jones rocks a fresh soulful groove

Growing up in a musical family on the south side of Chicago and playing alongside diverse world-class artists has provided profound musical insight and inspiration which can only be heard in the music of Darryl Jones.

 

After several years gigging around the Chicago music scene, Darryl’s international recording and touring career took flight at age 21, with jazz icon Miles Davis. Gigs with Sting, Herbie Hancock, Peter Gabriel, Madonna, Eric Clapton, and others soon followed, and since ‘93 he’s been the bassist for the Rolling Stones. When his schedule permits, he performs with other artists, co-leads a couple of bands, serves the legacy of The Chief with the Miles Electric Band; and in 2017 he debuted The Darryl Jones Project.

 

Besides touring and recording, Darryl keeps busy writing music, including composing the score for an award-winning film. He continues his education, and was selected to participate in the Sundance Institute’s famed Music & Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Ranch in 2017.  He teaches classes and conducts clinics around the world, and in 2014 he founded Jones Musical Instruments to craft custom basses and guitars.

Photo by @gregvorobiov. Featuring the Gresham 4-String Bass available from Jones Musical Instruments! 🎸🎶

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Bass solo with @mikesternguitar’s band last year. Featuring Bob Malach on sax 🎷 and @keithcarlockofficial on drums 🥁
#flashbackfriday #mikesternband
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Vibin’ with @ronniewood and @officialkeef in Rotterdam, Netherlands 1995. #tbt #dekuip 🌊🎶 ...

Jamming with Miles at Pori Jazz in Finland, 1987. Miles used to say, “Darryl, let’s play something a little upstairs!” Meaning something fast. That’s upstairs! 🎺🎶🥁🎷🎸#flashbackfriday #milesdavisband #porijazz ...

Recording with the band ESP in Chicago, 1992. #TBT #tobywilliams #robertirvingiii #bobbybroom ...

Gettin’ down in Oakland CA, 1997. 🎸🥁🎶 #throwbackthursday ...

Join me this Tuesday at 5pm PST/8pm EST on Facebook for a very special, live Q&A. Looking forward to answering any questions you may have. See you there! 🎙🎶🎸 #fblive ...

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” — Martin Luther King Jr. #mlk #mlkday ✊🏿❤️ ...

Rockin’ the stage with Miles, Adam Holzman, and Kenny Garrett in Denmark, June 1987. 🎸🎺🎷#tbt #milesdavis #adamholzman #kennygarrett ...

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy New Year! Stay safe and I hope to see you all soon. - Darryl ...

Dear Keith, here’s wishing you the best possible birthday with hopes that very soon we will be looking at the madness and sadness of the last several months through our rear view. Until then be safe, keep the faith, and let’s get ready to rock and roll! 🤟🏿🎉🎂🎸🎶 ...

#TBT last year with @chi_townsocialclub 🙏🏿
📸 @sandro_film
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I met Maradona briefly in Buenos Aires a few years back. Even I, a neophyte soccer fan, understood the greatness of this singularly gifted athlete. I did not know him well but he seemed to be a very warm person. My condolences to his family and his fans. #diegomaradona ❤️ ...

With the great mentor @milesdavis. 🎺🎸🎵#tbt #milesdavis ...

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Photo by @gregvorobiov. Featuring the Gresham 4-String Bass available from Jones Musical Instruments! 🎸🎶

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Photo by @gregvorobiov. Featuring the Gresham 4-String Bass available from Jones Musical Instruments! 🎸🎶 

#jonesmusicalinstruments #darryljones #darryljonesbassist #gresham4string #bass #basses #therollingstones #bassist

I had a great time speaking with MDIIO on what it was like to work with Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, and more.
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3 days ago

Kudos to Ben and Jerry’s for bringing attention to the #MOREAct which seeks to address the racial inequalities surrounding cannabis legalization and the cannabis industry. 🌿💚✌🏿

#happy420 #moreact #enjoyresponsibly #halfbaked
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3 days ago

From Darryl’s shoot with Bass Player Magazine. Rocking the Ampeg SVT-VR and Gresham 5-String Bass available from Jones Musical Instruments. 🎸🔈🎶

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5 days ago
From Darryl’s shoot with Bass Player Magazine. Rocking the Ampeg SVT-VR and Gresham 5-String Bass available from Jones Musical Instruments. 🎸🔈🎶

📸 Greg Vorobiov

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