Bassist Daryl Johns, is making his mark on the music scene nationally and internationally. He attends the Manhattan School of Music and is the son of drummer Steve Johns and saxophonist Debbie Keefe Johns. At the age of 13, Daryl was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition. T.S. Monk wrote, “Daryl represents everything this music is about, his respect for the history belies his youth.” Since then, his many awards and citations include being named WBGO’s “Jazz Star of Tomorrow” at the 2011 Champions of Jazz at Lincoln Center; winning the 2011 Michael Kamen Solo Award; multiple Student Music Awards from DownBeat Magazine; soloist awards from the Mingus Festival, NYC; and being a 2013 YoungArts Finalist. Daryl is one of the top young bassists in the world.