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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.

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

Business casual w/ @officialkeef. 🎸🎶👔 #tbt #therollingstones ...

Marco is a real human being and a real badass on bass! That’s serious rocker, David Lowy holding up the rear. Hail The Dead Daises! 🤘 #tbt #thedeaddaises ...

Rest In Peace to the untouchable Eddie Van Halen. A true virtuoso and rock legend. 🙏🎸🎶🕊 ...

From the vault — an old @drstrings ad from Bass Player Mag, ‘95 🎸 #tbt #drstrings ...

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."

Peaceful Journey Ruth Bader Ginsburg —thank you for all that you have done. ❤️🕊
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At the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, 1984. 📸 @michael_sparks_keegan
#tbt #milesdavis #newportjazzfestival
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Deep in the groove with @officialkeef. #tbt 🎸🎶🌊 ...

By the amazing @ronniewood a few years ago. #ronniewoodart #tbt 🎨 ...

Wishing Mick a very happy, healthy birthday!! 🎂🎉 ...

Cover of Bass Player Magazine, 1995. #tbt 🎸🎶 ...

Sting’s ‘Bring On The Night’ turns 34 this week. Thankful to have been a part of it! #bringonthenight #sting
#throwbackthursday 🎬🎶
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Johnny Mandel was a brilliant film composer, arranger, songwriter. His score and song “Close Enough For Love” for the film “Agatha” with Vanessa Redgrave and Dustin Hoffman is incredibly emotive as is his score and Grammy award winning song “The Shadow Of Your Smile” for the film “The Sandpiper” with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. John Alfred Mandel passed away yesterday. He was an absolute giant of an artist who painted with song and sound. His body of work is immense as is his talent. #johnnymandel ...

Voodoo Lounge Tour, ‘94 🎸🎶😎
#throwbackthursday
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On this day, June 7th, many, many years ago— I took the stage with Miles for the first time.

Other than being born into my family, with my mother and father and brother which gave me the tools to do everything I’d done, getting the opportunity to play with Miles Davis, at 21 years of age, is probably the best thing that has ever happened to me. Everything that has come after, started there. Thank you Chieftan! And thank you to @nefofmiles for introducing me to Miles. You changed my life brother. You changed my life. V, the check is in the mail! 📸 @michael_sparks_keegan
#milesdavis
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