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Damon Banks

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Damon Banks has performed with and / or recorded with some of the entertainment industry’s brightest stars, creative artists and innovative musicians. Most of these artists defy category and genre.

These artists include:

George Benson, Peter Gabriel, Caetano Veloso, Angelique Kidjo, Hassan Hakmoun, Chico Hamilton, Hubert Laws, Arto Lindsay, The Neville Brothers, Ronny Jordan, Eileen Ivers, Karsh Kale, Majek Fashek, “Wadada” Leo Smith, KRS- ONE, Marc Ribot, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, Nat Adderley, Noel Pointer, Diedre Murray, Jamshied Sharifi, George Howard, Loose Ends, Bobby Womack, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Sekou Sundiata, DJ. SPOOKY, Min Xiao-Fen, Ntozake Shange, Adam Rudolph, Saul Williams, Roxane Butterfly and Eric Gadd (to name a few)

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Primary Instrument

Bass, electric

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Current faculty member of Poughkeepsie Day School. Has taught and conducted workshops at Interlochen School of the Arts, Cal Arts, Medger Evers College, Bard College and St. Anns School (Brooklyn, New York)

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Discography