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From Eldon "T" Jones & N Touch
11 May 2018

N Touch Reunion Show

Eldon “T” Jones reunited with the original members of the N Touch band May 11, 2018 at Alberta Rose Theatre in Northeast Portland (as covered by the Portland Observer). It was the first time in over a decade that all of these players shared the same stage as many flew in from different states for this concert. Ronnie Wright and Kevin Moore opened the night before N Touch performed for a crowd full of anticipation to see the band that set the bar for groove jazz in Portland in the late 1990s and touched audiences’ hearts with their genuine, soulful playing. The concert went late into the night and the band, led by Chris Turner, blessed Eldon on stage by recounting special memories and the ways he mentored them as younger men. Several pastors gathered to pray over Eldon before the concert concluded. It was a special and unforgettable night for all who witnessed!

The original N Touch is:

Eldon T Jones – saxophone
Anthony Jones – drums (of Pink Martini)
Patrick Cooper – piano
Chris Turner – keyboard
David Allen – guitar
Darius Fentress – percussion (of Fred Hammond and others)
Donovan Fairley – bass

N Touch members from over the years also joined in on the fun:
Tracey Harris-Woods – vocals
Ben Jones – bass
Matthew Minnieweather – piano
Erick Hailstone – guitar

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