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.

Sunday Music - For those Prince fans here is a song that is unlike any other Prince song I’m aware of. The lyrics brilliantly unfurl the story of a man who while trying to escape a disagreement with his lover makes his way to a cafe. While there he meets a lovely waitress who propositions him. His response is priceless! youtu.be/5nrdZfBShDUFrom the Sign 'O' the Time (1987), Disc 1. A song about a waitress with a famous and interesting name. all credits to my beloved Prince, i dont own this ... See MoreSee Less

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Feeling such sorrow for the loss and devastation of Woolsey and Camp fires; and at the same time inspired by the tremendous acts of heroism and grace. Heart and thoughts with everyone who has been hurt, gratitude for the firefighters and first responders; and for the neighbors, businesses and community who have stepped up to help in so many ways.

Photo by Kyle Grillot
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3 days ago

Feeling such sorrow for the loss and devastation of Woolsey and Camp fires; and at the same time inspired by the tremendous acts of heroism and grace. Heart and thoughts with everyone who has been hurt, gratitude for the firefighters and first responders; and for the neighbors, businesses and community who have stepped up to help in so many ways. 

Photo by Kyle Grillot

Grooving and a great time on tour with Mike Stern, thanks Daisy Willems - Music & Tour Photographer for this shot at Paradox! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Grooving and a great time on tour with Mike Stern, thanks Daisy Willems - Music & Tour Photographer for this shot at Paradox!
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