Genre: Instrumental Soul
Secondary Genre: Jazz
Location: Bronx, NY / Memphis, Tennessee
Discography: On My Own (2000), Dream (2006), Relentless (2013)
Similar Artist: Nestor Torres, Najee
Booking Inquiries: Wallace Garner III
LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO
In the tradition of pioneering contemporary jazz greats like Tim Weisberg and Hubert Laws, Darryl Evan Jones, long known by his fans and peers as “The Fluteman” brings the unique instrument’s classic vibe and rich melodic and harmonic possibilities to a new generation.
Darryl Evan Jones' journey has brought him to performances stages like The Cannon Center in Memphis, Philadelphia's Mandell Theater, and the Capital Jazz Fest. He's also been the opening act for artists like Jeff Lorber, Kem, and Boney James.
The musical style of Darryl Evan Jones is truly original; combining the genres of Jazz, Classical, and Gospel music. He calls his style Instrumental Soul. Darryl insists that he’s a soul singer who can’t sing, but expresses his emotions through the flute.
Since the release of his “Relentless” album, Darryl has made quite a stir with this memorable project. Darryl Evan Jones unfolds the diversity of the flute as only a master of this instrument can do; a valuable asset to those who love this instrument and all other contemporary jazz fans.
“There are relatively few musicians who carry the flute in contemporary jazz, but room must be made for one more. Jazz lovers all over are becoming fans of Darryl Evan Jones, and you should be, too.” – Brian Soergel, JazzTimes
“It’s sheer joy to hear Darryl dig into the melodic and harmonic potential of his instrument in a wide variety of dynamic settings – from gospel and Latin to blues and gospel, in addition to the mix of retro and modern urban flow. Fans of urban contemporary instrumental have been dreaming of a recording like this for a long time and we’re grateful Darryl has been the answer to our jazzy-funky prayers!”
– Jonathan Widran, Wine and Jazz
"You cannot help but fall in love with being grown and sexy as you listen to Darryl’s latest project “Relentless”. This album. Trust me. It won't leave your CD player or your MP3 player. Now if only he could put it on vinyl...” – Aisha Raison, Memphis Radio