photo credit: Greg Vorobiov

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.

Thank you Wayne Blanchard for this share.

"Darryl Jones may be a bassist (Miles, Sting, Stones), but this tremendous interview hosted by longtime pal Dom Famularo is so good that any player or music fan will likely enjoy it. (I'll be watching it a second time.)
Informative and insightful, it is yet another highlight in the excellent Sessions series that includes clips with Will Lee, Steve Gadd, Jim Keltner, Davey Johnson, Steve Vai, Rhonda Smith and others."Darryl has an amazing story....from Miles Davis, Sting and The Rolling Stones to name a few! Find out what help "put him on the map"! Networking, social skil...
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"You knew, everything else was a sideshow, you knew it was about the music. You knew it was lightening in a bottle." Charlie Rose to Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones.Fan discussion only, Zep on "CBS this morning" Aired on December 21st 2012 ... See MoreSee Less

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"They don't come any better. It's a unique thing when it comes together. I've never wanted to play rock and roll with anybody else." Charlie Watts"Tip of the Tongue," is a documentary chronicling the conception and preparations for the innovative 3 show/ 3 venue concept from the recording studio in Par... ... See MoreSee Less

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At St.Jakobs Stadium
Basel, Switzerland 7/29/95
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At St.Jakobs Stadium
Basel, Switzerland 7/29/95
Photo: Curt Angeledes
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