Damon Banks is a "world musician" in the truest sense of the word. He has been an in-demand bassist for many years, and has worked with some of the music industry’s most creative artists, innovative musicians and brightest stars. His overall creativity and open-mindedness has led him into countless collaborations with musical trendsetters worldwide. These artists include:
George Benson, Peter Gabriel, Caetano Veloso, Angelique Kidjo, Hassan Hakmoun & Zahar, Chico Hamilton, Arto Lindsay / Marc Ribot, Loose Ends, Wadada Leo Smith, The Neville Brothers, Hubert Laws, Sekou Sundiata, Bobby Womack, C.J. Chenier, Ronny Jordan, Majek Fashek, KRS-ONE, Noel Pointer, Phyllis Hyman, George Howard, Karsh Kale, DJ. SPOOKY, Min Xiao-Fen, Ntozake Shange, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, Lillias White, Saul Williams, Roxane Butterfly, Angela Bofill, Eric Gadd and Adam Rudolph (to name a few)
His bass playing can be heard on the “Footsteps In Africa” and “Muppets from Space” soundtracks, as well as many TV and radio jingles. Among many songs he has written, he co-wrote the song “Where Are You Now" for George Benson (#1 Jazz record 1996) and “Kiss Of A Stranger” for Miki Howard ("Three Wishes" - Grammy nominated album)
In 2014, Damon released "Travelguides" (his debut record / multimedia project as an artist) featuring a stellar lineup of NYC-area creative artists. It continues to be extremely well received worldwide.
Check the website: www.damonbanks.net for updates about his current projects, including: "Travelguides", Italian Surf Academy, Gwen Laster / Gameboard, Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures, Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra and other projects.
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TEAM BRONX.... YO D, I HOPE YOUR WELL. Drop me a line when you have a minute. I ran into Graham on the street, he mentioned he was heading up to Larchmont to cut some tracks for you..great..keep it coming,,,if you need me to lace any tracks..drop me a line.
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."