The Ambassador of Instrumental Soul
Imagine the musical styles of Bobbi Humphrey, David Sanborn, and Maceo Parker
being encompassed in the body of a single artist. His is a sound so captivating that he completely mesmerizes listeners. Bands and vocalists of all kinds call upon his talents to enrich their sound. Soon, he’s in demand all over the music scene. His name? Darryl Evan Jones – a.k.a “(the) fluteman”. And he’s not some figment of your imagination. He’s right here charming audiences all over the place.
Darryl’s entrance to the world of music began at eight years of age. Born and raised in the housing projects of the South Bronx, his parents saw music as a good distraction from the lures of the streets. Darryl soon fell in love with music, beginning with Classical music. He found himself the center of attention at various musical events, and was highly sought after for featured and ensemble performances. Darryl’s musical interests continued to expand through his early teens, and included Gospel, Blues, and Funk. Football and bodybuilding began to consume most of his time into his twenties. Once Darryl made up his mind to return to his love of music, everyone took notice.
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, and expresses his emotions through his flute.
The journey of the flute man has brought him to performances stages at The Cannon Center in Providence, the Apollo Theater in Harlem, and the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence. Darryl has wowed audiences with names like Jeffrey Osbourne, and Grover Washington, Jr., and opened for artists like Kem, and Boney James.
Otherwise, you can find the fluteman dazzling a grand cross-section of people. “Nothing like the flute man and a glass of wine”, it’s been said. “When Darryl plays, it’s like angels are singing”, another fan contends.
Want jazz? He’s got that. Need some soul? Of course. Craving ballads? Got that too. Darryl Evan Jones, the Ambassador of Instrumental Soul has come to rescue you from the doldrums of boring music.