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 Instruments to craft custom basses and guitars.

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Thank you all so much for the happy birthday wishes. I had a lovely day laughing and enjoying some of my many, many friends. In this area, I am truly blessed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you all so much for the happy birthday wishes. I had a lovely day laughing and enjoying some of my many, many friends. In this area, I am truly blessed.

Thank you brother Vince Wilburn Jr.

Thank you ALL, for your love, dedication and support!Happy Birthday to One Of The Most Amazing Musicians I ever shared the stage with....Thee Darryl N. Jones...The Munchman... Love U D....Photograph Courtesy of Richie P. #mileselectricband
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Thank you brother Vince Wilburn Jr.

Thank you ALL, for your love, dedication and support!

The Hoodoo men, Junior Wells with Buddy Guy in honor of what would have been Wells' 85th birthday today.

"Born Amos Blakemore in 1934, Junior Wells was raised on a farm in rural West Memphis and Marion, Arkansas. He became intensely interested in the music flowing from the fertile blues culture of Memphis and learned harmonica from his cousin Little Junior Parker. After his parents separated, the wild and rebellious Junior moved with his mother to Chicago in 1946. There he discovered that music would be the most important thing in his life.

Junior Wells was considered the direct musical descendant of modern blues harmonica legends John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, “Sonny Boy” Williamson II (Rice Miller) and Little Walter Jacobs. An exponent of blues, funk and soul music, Wells developed a style incorporating all of those genres, and was a consummate stage performer who could back it all up."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUZj8O2qgxMBuddy Guy and Junior Wells at Montreux, 1974
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