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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.

“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 ...

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 — @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 🎨 ...

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