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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.

Happy Thanksgiving! Looking forward to hitting the road next year for the #hackneydiamonds Tour. Presale begins Nov 29th and tickets are available Dec 1st. Hope to see you there! 👅🎸🎶#hackneydiamondstour #therollingstones ... See MoreSee Less
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Join me at Utah Valley University on November 15th and 16th. UVU is screening my documentary, “Darryl Jones: In the Blood,” on November 15th at 6:00 pm, followed by a Q&A afterward with director Eric Hamburg and myself. On November 16th at 11:30 a.m., I’ll be sitting down with @UVU_President Astrid Tuminez, to share some of the incredible experiences from my life in the world of rock and roll. Details for both events and to RSVP for the documentary can be found here: I’m looking forward to connecting with my Utah fans!#uvu #darryljonesintheblood ... See MoreSee Less
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November 4, 1993, was the first day of recording the Voodoo Lounge album in Dublin, Ireland. And so began my journey with the Stones. It has been every bit the whirlwind you could imagine: from the packed stadiums to the small clubs, and every venue in between. It has been a pleasure, an honor, and a life-changing experience. My sincerest thanks to Charlie, Ronnie, Mick, Keith and all my bandmates, staff and crew, then and now. Being with you all has made my life so much richer…Darryl ... See MoreSee Less
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#tbt with Sting on the Dream Of The Blue Turtles Tour, 1985. 🐢🎶#ThrowbackThursday #Sting #dreamoftheblueturtles #shouts2rvn ... See MoreSee Less
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I had a great time recording on the new Holz-Stathis Collaborative album with Bob Holz and friends. 🎸🎶🥁Listen to the full album here: ... See MoreSee Less
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