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Darryl Tookes

Darryl Tookes
Darryl has arranged for and performed with scores of the world's music greats, as well as composed and performed love songs for his own solo albums. Darryl worked on Sting's Grammy-Award-winning "Brand New Day" CD and tour. He also has the distinction of singing on two Grammy-Award-winning "West Side Story" albums, one, the last produced by Leonard Bernstein; the other produced by Dave Grusin. Darryl was the pianist and musical director for "In Performance at the White House–The Singer and the Song," a PBS Special. He has worked with Quincy Jones, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, O.C Smith, Nancy Wilson, Carly Simon, Korn, Laurie Anderson, Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Cristina Aquilera, Natalie Cole, Peter, Paul & Mary, George Benson, Burt Bacharach, Luther Vandross, Lionel Ritchie, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gerry Mulligan, Patti Austin, Bobby McFerrin, among others. Darryl has sung in Spanish with Mexico's legendary Juan Gabriel, in French with superstar Patricia Kaas, and in Japanese with jazz great Katsumi Horii.

He is a featured artist and songwriter on the brand new Beach Music Super Compilation CDwith The Embers.

Darryl's new release for Bluewater Recordings is a 4 song EP entitled "My Daughter". Check our Store for details.