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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.

Playing with Miles Davis
Photo: Brian Rasic
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Playing with Miles Davis
Photo: Brian Rasic

On being this week's special guest artist in residence at Columbia College, a part of the course taught by friend, musican and adjunct professor Nicholas Tremulis:

"So many musicians/artists have been a part of my development that it seems only natural that I pay it forward."

Photo: Giving a private lesson and critique to a student
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On being this weeks special guest artist in residence at Columbia College, a part of the course taught by friend, musican and adjunct professor Nicholas Tremulis: 

So many musicians/artists have been a part of my development that it seems only natural that I pay it forward.

Photo: Giving a private lesson and critique to a student

Darryl is the special guest artist in residence this week for friend, musician and adjunct professor, Nicholas Tremulis' class.

"I’m excited about working with the Columbia college students for a few reasons.

A few months after I started playing, my non-musician friends would ask me to teach them what I had learned. In reality, I’ve been teaching nearly as long as I’ve been playing. Seeing the moment of realization or the spark in the eyes of a person playing something they couldn’t play a few minutes earlier is very fulfilling. I’ve always loved that exchange.

So many musicians/artists have been a part of my development that it seems only natural that I pay it forward."

Photo: Bass forum with Chuck Webb
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Darryl is the special guest artist in residence this week for friend, musician and adjunct professor,  Nicholas Tremulis class. 

I’m excited about working with the Columbia college students for a few reasons. 

A few months after I started playing, my non-musician friends would ask me to teach them what I had learned. In reality, I’ve been teaching nearly as long as I’ve been playing. Seeing the moment of realization or the spark in the eyes of a person playing something they couldn’t play a few minutes earlier is very fulfilling. I’ve always loved that exchange.

So many musicians/artists have been a part of my development that it seems only natural that I pay it forward.

Photo: Bass forum with Chuck Webb

"Sometimes we wanna sing, and sometimes we wanna play the bass like Darryl."

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The Rolling Stones
Sometimes we wanna sing, and sometimes we wanna wish Darryl Jones bassist a very happy birthday!
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