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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.

Moments from Hyde Park last night. Looking forward to the next one! 📸: Rolling Stones - Love You Live#stonessixty #SHout2RVN ... See MoreSee Less

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Today, let us educate ourselves on African American history and celebrate the abolishment of slavery in the United States.🖤🤎🤍#Juneteenth #FreedomDay ... See MoreSee Less

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Moments from the #stonessixty tour in Munich and Madrid. Liverpool is next! 🎸👅🎶🙏🏿📸: Josef Massinger & Hendrik Mulder ... See MoreSee Less

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I’m thinking of Charlie Watts today. I think of him often but today, even more so. As many know, Charlie was born on this day 81 years ago. I guess so as not to feel as alone in loss, I would like to share what I know of him but it’s not easy. I can’t find words to describe what a unique human being he was. If I were to try, I would say he had a great sense of humor, an impeccable sense of personal style. I’d say he loved to laugh but didn’t suffer fools. His drumming was quirky and unorthodox and at the same time, solid and dependable. He was very charming. A great dinner or concert companion but he also spent a significant amount of time with himself. He had a keen aesthetic sense. He owned a few, specific vintage cars but Charlie didn’t drive. He had several disparate interests. Rare books, civil war memorabilia. He collected vintage watches and he sketched. He loved shopping for clothes. A passion we share. Sometimes we’d go shopping together and not buy a thing and still, those are days I cherish. He was a public figure but he was a private person. Having mentioned all these things, I still haven’t come close to expressing what an amazing individual he was. I imagine there’s a lot about Charlie I don’t know. To be honest, I’m not sure he would approve of me sharing these things. What I do know is, I miss him. I miss him very much. Happy birthday Charlie. Wherever in heaven you are, happy birthday. 💜🥁 🎨: @ronniewood ... See MoreSee Less

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Heavenly Happy Birthday Miles! Ever present, forever missed. 🎺🎶 #milesdavis ... See MoreSee Less

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