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Über Darryl Jones
For more than 30 years Darryl Jones has played with some of the greatest legends of the jazz and rock world. For many he is best known for his gig with The Rolling Stones ranging from 1994 and onwards.
Jones grew up in Chicago, Illinois with music in his blood. His father was a drummer and supported Jones’s interest in music, teaching him drums and how to read music.
Sold on a career in music, he entered Chicago Vocational High School, where he took theory courses and played electric bass in stage bands. Upon graduating, he began to establish himself on the local scene. Jones's band-mate Vince Wilburn Jr. (a nephew of Miles Davis), got him an audition with his legendary uncle – an opportunity Darryl didn’t hesitate to seize. A week later Darryl found himself on stage with Miles Davis, guitarist Mike Stern, guitarist John Scofield, saxophonist Bill Evans, percussionist Mino Cinelu, and drummer Al Foster.
After playing with Miles for two years, Jones moved on to join Sting’s jazz band and toured with him on “The Dream of the Blue Turtles” tour for a year before returning to Miles.
Since then Jones has played with musical giants such as John Scofield, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel and Madonna. Jones’ most well known gig, however, is the one with Rolling Stones, going on for more than 20 years.
Darryl Jones, the man who went big from day one, has had an impressive career and keeps rocking it with the Rolling Stones. He has always followed one simple musical philosophy: “My approach to all music is: break it down, cut away the excess, and get back to the fundamentals."
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