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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.

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New York and east coast, the new documentary Miles Davis - Birth Of The Cool by Stanley Nelson is an official selection at the Hamptons Doc Fest, screening April 28.

LEARN MORE of the Hamptons Doc Fest’s 2015 Career Achievement Award, filmmaker Stanley Nelson heads back to the festival with his highly-anticipated film “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” - Don't miss the April 28th screening! #MilesDavisMovie LEARN MORE
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New York and east coast, the new documentary Miles Davis - Birth Of The Cool by Stanley Nelson is an official selection at the Hamptons Doc Fest, screening April 28. 


Some interesting LA music festival history, with a video of a performance by Isaac Hayes

Wattstax, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 1972

"L.A.’s black community come together on August 20th, 1972, to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts Rebellion. Memphis label Stax Records organized the benefit concert, a daylong celebration of black culture at the Coliseum intended to unify the devastated neighborhood in South L.A.

Rev. Jessie Jackson notably introduced the event as “a day of black awareness” in his commanding opening speech, “I Am Somebody.” With tickets priced at just $1, more than two dozen Stax recording artists performed at the charity event, including Albert King, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Luther Ingram, and Kim Thomas.

Its highlight, of course, was a rousing headlining set by Isaac Hayes, on his 30th birthday. To date, Wattstax remains a significant moment in Los Angeles race relations and black cultural identity. Its namesake documentary Wattstax, directed by Mel Stuart and starring Richard Pryor, splices together moments from the event with scenes of daily life in Watts."
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