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Darius Jones

Darius Jones, is an alto saxophonist, composer, and producer.

He joined the New York music community in 2005, after living and studying in Richmond, Va. Darius comes from a diverse musical background that has lead to his unique, alternative, and soulful approach to music. Jones has composed and performed in a wide variety of areas such as electro-acoustic music, chamber ensembles, contemporary jazz groups, avant-garde jazz groups, modern dance performances, and multi-media events.

Darius enjoys playing with a steady group of artists and improvisers. The current bands Jones works with are the Cooper-Moore Trio, Mike Pride’s From Bacteria to Boys, Nioka Workman’s House Arrest Band, William Hooker’s Bliss Quartet, Trevor Dunn’s Proof Readers, The Hub, Lewis Barnes' Hampton Roads, and Period.

Darius has collaborated with Andrew D'angelo, Esther Lamneck, William Parker, Flip Barnes, Jim Black, Charlie Looker, Dafna Naphtali, Sam Hilmer, Weasal Walters, Peter Evans, Nate Wooley, S.E.M Ensemble, Lisle Ellis, Rob Brown, Warren Smith, Alex Waterman, etc.

In New York, Darius has produced records for Korean jazz vocalist Sunny Kim and country-folk artist Mary Bragg. Jones has performed in Italy, France, U.S. and Canada.

Jones has a band with Travis LaPlante, Ben Greenberg, and Jason Nazary called Little Women, which recently went on a national tour to promote the release of their first record Teeth on Sockets and Gilgongo Records

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”An alto saxophone player whose sound drips with passion .. Jones has a talent for penning intensely emotional themes, which provide a fertile launching pad for his vibrato-laden alto preaching. .. the valedictory, elegiac “Forgive Me” sounds like a newly found spiritual, with some of most beautiful sounds ever committed to disc.” —ALL ABOUT JAZZ, John Sharpe

“4-Stars. Today, he demonstrates that his musical persona will not be easily pigeonholed.” —DOWNBEAT, Alain Drouot

“Equally earthy and avant-garde .. intellectually stimulating [though] anything but academic .

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Slipknots Through a...

Pyroclastic Records
2020

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Life in the Sugar...

National Arts Center
2013

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Book of Mae'bul...

AUM Fidelity
2012

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Cosmic Lieder

AUM Fidelity
2011

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Big Gurl (Smell My...

AUM Fidelity
2011

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