Jayme Stone


Jayme Stone (ON)
Two-time Juno-winning banjo-player Jayme Stone makes music inspired by folk traditions from around the world. His curiosity started early with the quirky physics of the banjo, led to a mysterious librarian who stocked his local public library with a vast trove of banjo recordings, and landed him long-lasting lessons with maestros like Tony Trischka and Bill Frisell. Stone thrives on unexpected inspiration: Japanese poetry, Brazilian literature, instruments he’s found while traveling in remote Malian villages. He finds it with influences as diverse as Anouar Brahem and Toumani Diabaté. His albums honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling music. This “Yo Yo Ma of the banjo” plays that venerable instrument in a way you may not have heard before, and brings banjo music into the musical spotlight of the world’s music in beautiful and interesting ways.