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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 Instrument Company to craft custom basses and guitars.

Rescheduled from October 21, your tickets will be honored!

Last year, Darryl’s childhood friend, fellow musician, and life-long Chicagoan BRIAN MESSIAH, suffered a tragic accident which left him paralyzed from the neck down.
"Jams From the Heart" is an all-age gathering organized by Darryl and many of Brian's long-time friends. It is the commitment of all involved to raise money for Brian's constant care, treatment, and the procedures which will one day, hopefully, allow Brian to regain the use of his arms, legs and body.

See an amazing show in a small, intimate venue, Darryl and an all-star band made up of local Chicago music greats and special guests. Please join us for an afternoon and early evening of Great Fun and Great Music for a Great Cause!

Admission to the benefit is $25 per ticket. Silent Auction will include Stones Memorabilia, a bass from Darryl’s collection and Stones’ Chicago concert tickets. A special 1-hour Meet & Greet with Darryl will be auctioned off. Raffle tickets will be sold at the benefit with chances to win sporting event tickets, restaurant certificates, an overnight stay for two at Chicago Hyatt Regency and special surprise gifts.

If you can’t attend but would like to support the cause: www.gofundme.com/treatment-for-brian
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Rescheduled from October 21, your tickets will be honored!

Last year, Darryl’s childhood friend, fellow musician, and life-long Chicagoan BRIAN MESSIAH, suffered a tragic accident which left him paralyzed from the neck down. 
Jams From the Heart is an all-age gathering organized by Darryl and many of Brians long-time friends. It is the commitment of all involved to raise money for Brians constant care, treatment, and the procedures which will one day, hopefully, allow Brian to regain the use of his arms, legs and body.

See an amazing show in a small, intimate venue, Darryl and an all-star band made up of local Chicago music greats and special guests. Please join us for an afternoon and early evening of Great Fun and Great Music for a Great Cause!

Admission to the benefit is $25 per ticket. Silent Auction will include Stones Memorabilia, a bass from Darryl’s collection and Stones’ Chicago concert tickets. A special 1-hour Meet & Greet with Darryl will be auctioned off. Raffle tickets will be sold at the benefit with chances to win sporting event tickets, restaurant certificates, an overnight stay for two at Chicago Hyatt Regency and special surprise gifts.

If you can’t attend but would like to support the cause: www.gofundme.com/treatment-for-brian

It's NAMM Show time! Darryl will be there, stop by and check out these appearances:

Friday, January 25 4pm QSC Booth - Darryl performs with legendary drummer Omar Hakim who came to the public eye in Weather Report, along with David Bowie, Carly Simon, Miles Davis, Sting, David Sanborn, George Benson and many more. And dad Hasan Hakim played trombone with Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

Saturday, January 26 3:30pm Ampeg booth in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel - Darryl is part of a discussion panel with #Pink bassist Eva Gardner and Austin, TX vocalist Harmoni Kelley Kenny Chesney, Fastball, Jon Dee Graham, Bob Schneider and more)

Photo: J Bouquet
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Its NAMM Show time! Darryl will be there, stop by and check out these appearances:

Friday, January 25 4pm QSC Booth - Darryl performs with  legendary drummer Omar Hakim who came to the public eye in Weather Report, along with David Bowie, Carly Simon,  Miles Davis, Sting, David Sanborn, George Benson and many more. And dad Hasan Hakim played trombone with Duke Ellington and Count Basie. 

Saturday, January 26 3:30pm Ampeg booth in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel - Darryl is part of a discussion panel with #Pink bassist Eva Gardner and Austin, TX vocalist  Harmoni Kelley  Kenny Chesney,  Fastball, Jon Dee Graham, Bob Schneider and more)

Photo: J Bouquet

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