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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.

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

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Miles Davis Septet - Something's on Your Mind - Umbria Jazz Festival, Stadio Renato Curi, Perugia, Italia, July 7th, 1985 ... See MoreSee Less

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Knowing how much I love soba, some dear friends from Japan arranged for me to have a soba-making lesson with the Honorable Mr. Ishizuka. He is a true soba master. I will never forget this day because not only did he reveal some of his soba secrets, but he and his lovely family welcomed me into their home and have treated me as a long lost cousin since then. I am forever grateful and deeply honored to know them. 🍜🙏🏿#FlashbackFriday #sobanoodles ... See MoreSee Less

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From the #nofiltertour in Atlanta, GA last year. Looking forward to kicking off the #Stonessixty EU tour next month! 🙌🏿🎸👅🎶📸: Rolling Stones - Love You Live ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear Sir Ron Carter,I know that I speak for bassists and musicians everywhere when I say we owe you a debt of gratitude which can never be repaid. In sharing your immense gifts, you have lit the way for those of us who aspire to the greatness to which your extensive body of work attests. It is my great pleasure to wish you a happy, healthy birthday celebration. I only wish I could join you for what I’m sure will be a phenomenal performance. I know it will also be great fun because bearing witness to mastery is both transcendent and joyous. All the very best to you dear Sir.🙏🏿Darryl ... See MoreSee Less

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On November 4th the Jazz/Takes Supergroup will host a program of Jazz/Take highlights from current and past seasons.Harvey Mason’s sound and drum style is unavoidable as one of the most recorded drummers of all time. Darryl Jones bassist rose to fame touring with Miles Davis and later joined the The Rolling Stones. Saxophonist Bill Evans also began his career with Miles, recorded 26 solo CDs and toured with the biggest names. Pianist, composer, and producer, Niels Lan Doky, has been hailed as “one of the most important pianists that European jazz has given us in the last 45 years”.Join us on Friday, November 4, 2022 at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art!More info at #louisianamuseum #internationaljazzcollective ... See MoreSee Less

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