25 November 2020

The 10 Best Gospel Jazz Saxophonists

I’m gospel jazz saxophonist Eldon “T” Jones from Portland, OR. When I was growing up, my uncles Mark and Ray Tellis played saxophone in church and inspired me to take up the instrument. Ray was playing as a teenager and had such a powerful anointing! I would see people touched, crying, sometimes laid out on... Read More
11 January 2020

Bend Music Education Workshop

Eldon “T” Jones and veteran N Touch members Anthony Jones and Chris Turner played an intimate morning concert and put on a jazz clinic as part of the Jazz at the Oxford series in Bend! Young and old alike came out to learn the interworkings of jazz. N Touch played their signature brand of groove... Read More
10 January 2020

Jazz at the Oxford Sold-Out Concerts

Eldon “T” Jones & N Touch performed three sold-out concerts to enthusiastic crowds at the Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend, Oregon for the Jazz at the Oxford series. The band took their Grover Washington, Jr. tribute concert debuted at PDX Jazz Festival 2019 on the road and delighted audience members whether they were familiar with... Read More
25 December 2019

Gospel Jazz Christmas Saxophone Playlist

Gospel Jazz Christmas by the Best Saxophonists The saxophone, especially the soprano saxophone, is an instrument that seems designed to play Christmas music. This is a perfect gospel jazz saxophone playlist to bring joy and usher in the Christmas mood without the corniness. It features a few recordings by two gospel saxophonists I’d rank in... Read More
22 June 2019

Good in the Hood 2019

Eldon “T” Jones & N Touch delighted crows at Good in the Hood! This neighborhood festival seeks to strengthen community unity, and they have invited Eldon to perform many times over the years.
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... Read More
14 February 2018

Valentine’s Day 2018 at Jack London Revue

Eldon “T” Jones & N Touch made their debut at Jack London Revue for a lovely Valentine’s with LaRhonda Steele. The show sold out, and Eldon made a special tribute to his wife, Trina. Lopaka Lambert recorded some of the concert and captured moments throughout. Watch this video playlist to experience the night!
16 January 2017

Lifetime Achievement Award

At the 32nd Anniversary MLK Tribute “A Single Garment of Destiny” hosted by World Arts Foundation Inc at Highland Christian Center, Eldon “T” Jones received a Lifetime Achievement Award for the blessing his music has been to the Portland community. His wife Trina, daughter Anastasia, son Taryn, and mother Ruby celebrated with him. Watch this... Read More
29 August 2015

Bespeak Love

Eldon performed with the Bespeak Love collaboration lead by Ronnie Wright August 29, 2015 at the Alberta Rose Theatre and January 2, 2016 at the Star Theater. Bespeak love brought some of Portland’s best soul singers and musicians together, and their album ranked #9 on the UK soul charts. Eldon is a cowriter and leader... Read More
10 January 2013

Endorsements

Eldon “T” Jones endorses P. Mauriat and plays a PMXT – 66R tenor saxophone. Eldon also endorses Marca Reeds and plays their fine saxophone reeds. Both P. Mauriat (located in Taiwan) and Marca (located in France) are well respected companies. Eldon often attends the NAMM Show in January to showcase these products to other musicians.
14 June 1995

The Formation of N Touch

It was the mid ’90s, and the group of guys Eldon “T” Jones had been playing music with moved on to other things. Eldon had to keep the music inside of him alive. He discovered he had a real musical connection with his keyboard-playing brother-in-law “Smooth” Patrick Cooper, and the two started jamming at home... Read More
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