Double Bass Instructor

Darnell "Jay" Starkes, Double Bass Instructor, holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts Degree in Music from Lehman College. He is a teacher in the New Jersey school system. Mr. Starkes was born in Bermuda and he grew up in the South Bronx section of New York City. His musical influence is from his grandfather, and he has performed with such groups as The Bronx Symphony, Bill Lee's New Muse Bass Violin Choir, Jazzmobile Big Band, The Sonelius Smith Quartet, Abdul Zahir Batin and his Notorious Ensemble, and with The Charles Davis Quartet. Mr. Starkes is a member of Lisle Atkinson's Neo-Bass Ensemble since 1988.