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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.

Today is the anniversary of my first performance with Miles Davis. Everything that has happened since then leads back to this day, 38 years ago. My never ending gratitude to Vince Wilburn Jr. for introducing me to the Chief. 🙏🏿❤️🎺🎶 ...

Happy Birthday to the extraordinary Charlie Watts!! 🎉🎂🎉🎈 ...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Ronnie, and to many more!!! 🎂🎉🥳 ...

As I look back on my time with Miles, I feel more and more gratitude for having had the experience of knowing and performing with him. When I listen to his groundbreaking body of work, I realize how much more I have to learn from him. What he said to me the last time I saw him is still true. Though I’d left the band years before he said, ”You know Darryl, you’re still my bass player.” I said, “Yeah Chief. Always.” Happy Birthday Chieftain. Peaceful, powerful journey. 🙏🏿❤️🎂 ...

Something in the air tonight. 🌌🎶🎸With @ronniewood in Hannover, Germany 1998. 📸 @rsceacmg ...

Happy birthday to dear friend and fellow bassist @roncarterbassist ! Wishing you many happy, healthy returns. 🎉🎂 ...

From the Voodoo Lounge Tour, ‘94 with the one and only @mickjagger !🎸💥🎶 #tbt #voodoolounge ...

Photo by @gregvorobiov. Featuring the Gresham 4-String Bass available from Jones Musical Instruments! 🎸🎶

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Bass solo with @mikesternguitar’s band last year. Featuring Bob Malach on sax 🎷 and @keithcarlockofficial on drums 🥁
#flashbackfriday #mikesternband
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Vibin’ with @ronniewood and @officialkeef in Rotterdam, Netherlands 1995. #tbt #dekuip 🌊🎶 ...

Jamming with Miles at Pori Jazz in Finland, 1987. Miles used to say, “Darryl, let’s play something a little upstairs!” Meaning something fast. That’s upstairs! 🎺🎶🥁🎷🎸#flashbackfriday #milesdavisband #porijazz ...

Recording with the band ESP in Chicago, 1992. #TBT #tobywilliams #robertirvingiii #bobbybroom ...

Gettin’ down in Oakland CA, 1997. 🎸🥁🎶 #throwbackthursday ...

Join me this Tuesday at 5pm PST/8pm EST on Facebook for a very special, live Q&A. Looking forward to answering any questions you may have. See you there! 🎙🎶🎸 #fblive ...

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