Born: July 4, 1955
Rented Mule is a high energy jazz-rock band with players hailing from Phila. and New York. A group of seasoned jazz players, (who haved performed with Rashid Ali, Sun Ra, David Amram, Billy Bang and Badal Roy,) have come together to create jazz that funks. Rented Mule is currently #27 on CMJ.
Don Jones studied under Phil Lightfoot, Darryl Brown and Gerry Brown. He has performed with Sun Ra, Sonny Stitt, Pharoah Sanders, Monette Sudler, Gloria Gaynor, The Orlons, Danny and the Jrs, The Drifters, Tymes, Bo Diddley, David Amram, Bonnie Raitt and has also played with Eastern Standard Time, Forecast and White Elephant....
Rented Mule Live @ The 3rd Annual Clinton NY. Art & Music Festival 8/23/08
Rented Mule Live @ The West Oak Lane Jazz Festival 6/21/08 "Feed The Ferals"