Durand Jones

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Louisiana-bred alto saxophonist turned retro-soul frontman who in 2015 made his recorded debut with the Indications.
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Durand Jones & the Indications
Durand Jones & the Indications are a potent deep soul revival band based in Bloomington, Indiana. Singer and songwriter Jones was raised by the Mississippi River in Louisiana and had his life changed when his grandmother gave him an alto saxophone, with which he formed a creative bond. After he graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Jones headed north to Bloomington, where he entered a postgraduate program at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. He performed with a saxophone quartet and ended up fronting the IU Soul Revue, which placed him in the path of drummer/vocalist Aaron Frazer and guitarist Blake Rhein. The trio added bassist Kyle Houpt and organist Justin Hubler, and as Durand Jones & the Indications, they began performing and recording, inspired by classic soul hits, deep rarities, and contemporary revivalists. Supported by the Colemine label, they debuted in 2015 with the 7" single "Smile," followed in 2016 with a self-titled album and in 2017 with a second single. Dead Oceans reissued Durand Jones & the Indications in 2018 with live material from dates in Bloomington and Boston.