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Damon Banks

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About Me

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: 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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