The Band

Desmond Jones is a five-piece American rock band from Michigan. With original music written to complement the group's sound as a whole, the music is centered around melodic guitar riffs, funky bass lines, groovy drumbeats, and smooth saxophone. The group takes influence from Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Charles Mingus, Phish, The Band, and Led Zeppelin to name a few. Desmond Jones puts on exciting and high-energy shows with a high level of musicianship and skillful improvisation. Each show, set list, and song is different from night to night. The group has played over 700 shows all over the country and has shared the stage with bands like Papadosio, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, EOTO, Here Come the Mummies, Aqueous, Mungion, Dopapod, Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, and many more. Desmond Jones has released two EPs and two full length studio albums available on all major platforms. The band is touring in 2020 and hitting every diner along the way.


Chris Bota



Guitar player extraordinare, Chris also enjoys long car rides and jazz music. 

Isaac Berkowitz



Isaac was the poster child for Aquinas Jazz Day Camp in the late 2000s and loves Batman, Good & Plenty, and Real Estate.

George Falk



George joined the band in 2012 after responding to an ad on Craigslist. He plays saxophones and plays with cats.

John Nowak



MSU graduate from Grand Rapids, MI. The Avett Brothers, The Beatles and Lake Street Dive are his favorites. Also Twix bars and grape leaves.

Taylor Watson



He's got mints. He's got bass. He's got pizzas. He's got YOUR BACK! He's TAYWAH!