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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.

Sending a warm Happy Birthday to the amazing Charlie Watts!! 🎂 ...

I am saddened
I am angered
I will remember those taken
I will not forget these injustices
I will be respected
I will be respectful
I will be constructive
I will not self destruct
I will be lawful
I will not comply with lawlessness
I will not be afraid in my own country, city, neighborhood, car, home
I seek justice for George Floyd* *This includes all the extra judicial executions we are/have witnessed and those unwitnessed.
Please sign the petition at change.org #georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter
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Happy Birthday Ronnie!!! Many happy, healthy returns!!! 🎂🎉 ...

Happy 94th Birthday to the master. Where it all began- 1984. 🎺🎂 #milesdavis ...

Thank you Bass Player Magazine. Link to the digital magazine in bio! 🎸🤘🏾#bassplayermag ...

Here’s a clip from my recent interview with @howdidwegethere.podcast out now on YouTube and Apple Music! 🎙 ...

In honor of Ron Carter, our most admired, respected, influential and treasured titans of the bass. Dear Mr Carter, please allow me to express my sincerest gratitude for the level of excellence which is evident in your enormous body of work. The grace with which you have moved through your life and career is a shining exemplar of what we, as musicians, should aspire. Happy Birthday dear sir and many happy, healthy returns. #roncarter ...

An old photo of Miles and I. Happy International Jazz Day! 🎺 🎸🎼 #milesdavis #internationaljazzday ...

By the amazing @ronniewood. One of the first paintings he made of me- over 15 years ago. #ronniewoodart #tbt 🎨 ...

The Japanese maple tree in my niwa (garden). Spring is coming fast! 🍃 ...

37 years ago I played my first gig with Miles. Tempus fugit! #tbt #milesdavis ...

Don’t miss this amazing story of the great @rayparkerjr and his inspiring musical legacy; ranging from Motown to writing hit songs including the theme song of the classic movie Ghostbusters. 🎼🎞👻 #whoyougonnacallfilm ...

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If you care to understand the history of what is playing out on the streets of this country— Ava Duvernay’s documentary “13th” is a fitting place to start. The propaganda and attitudes that have been used to criminalize minorities goes back many, many years. It has set the stage for what we are presently witnessing. In order for a society to marginalize part of it’s citizenry, it must first dehumanize them. They must be made out to be criminals and super predators who deserve whatever treatment law enforcement subjects them to, no matter how brutal and unjust. George Floyd is a victim of this long-standing fiction. If there is to be any significant and lasting change, we must understand what has brought us to this place in history.

What we are enduring is not a black and brown problem. It is an American problem.

Illuminate. Educate. Strategize. Act.

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I am saddened
I am angered
I will remember those taken
I will not forget these injustices
I will be respected
I will be respectful
I will be constructive
I will not self destruct
I will be lawful
I will not comply with lawlessness
I will not be afraid in my own country, city, neighborhood, car, home
I seek justice for George Floyd*
*This includes all the extra judicial executions we are/have witnessed and those unwitnessed.
Please sign the petition at change.org #GeorgeFloyd #blacklivesmatter
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I am saddened 
I am angered
I will remember those taken
I will not forget these injustices
I will be respected
I will be respectful 
I will be constructive 
I will not self destruct 
I will be lawful
I will not comply with lawlessness
I will not be afraid in my own country, city, neighborhood, car, home
I seek justice for George Floyd*
*This includes all the extra judicial executions we are/have witnessed and those unwitnessed.
Please sign the petition at change.org #georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter
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