N Touch Band

Eldon T Jones

  • Eldon "T" Jones Portland, Oregon Saxophonist | Jazz, Gospel, Smooth, Soul
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    Anthony Jones

    Anthony Jones Drummer Portland Oregon Pink Martini
    One of the founding members of N Touch, drummer Anthony is Eldon’s younger brother who Eldon inspired and encouraged to play music. He studied architecture and music at Portland State with pianist Darrell Grant and performed with the flamenco group Al-Andalus. He joined Pink Martini in 2011, and he recently returned to Portland to be home more with his wife Portia and their baby daughter. Anthony has toured the world and performed at Carnegie Hall but considers playing with N Touch “like coming home.”

    Chris Turner

    Chris Turner, Christopher Turner Keyboard Keys Keytar Synthesizer
    Another original N Touch member who’s returned home after touring with Prince and living in Houston is “Funky” Chris Turner. Chris brings a ton of energy, fun, and professionalism to every performance, often utilizing a synthesizer, keyboard, and keytar. In 2020 he released his first solo album, Love & Legacy.

Zack Poelwijk

Zack Poelwijk Keyboard Keys Piano Eldon "T" Jones & N Touch Portland, Oregon
Zack was classically trained as a pianist but came to love soul/R&B music. After attending Barlow High School in Gresham, he studied gospel music with the University of Oregon Gospel Singers who won multiple national championships with Zack at the keyboard. In 2017 he married Claire who also sang with the UO group. In addition to N Touch, Zack has played with Oregon Music Hall of Fame Soul singer Andy Stokes, Grammy Winner Thara Memory, Alonzo Chadwick & Zoulful Muzic, and he is the organist for Emmanuel Church of God in Christ United.

Torry Ward

Torry Ward Bass Guitar Portland, Oregon Gospel Jazz Funk LaRhonda Steele Eldon "T" Jones & N Touch
Torry is a bassist who maintains a love of keeping the bottom moving. He began playing bass at Jefferson High School, played and recorded with several artists, later to find himself in the midst of Portland’s hip hop scene as a producer. Today the husband of Sheila and father of three can also be found playing bass with LaRhonda Steele and New Song Community Church and finding his way back into the studio from time to time.

Jonathan Schuler

Jonathan Schuler Electric Guitar Portland, Oregon Gospel Jazz Blues Soul
nathan makes the guitar sing with his blues licks. Originally from Hawai’i, he studied music at Warner Pacific College where he joined the band of Rwandan soul singer Enric Sifa. After graduating, he began playing with Embrace, a gospel music group led by Mike Dean, Zoulful Music, and N Touch. He is a regular player at Imago Dei Eastside and in the Portland gospel music community.

N Touch

Eldon "T" Jones & N Touch Portland, Oregon Band
From Left to Right: Linda Tellis, Anthony Jones, Jonathan Schuler, Torry Ward, Zack Poelwijk, Ruby “Blue” Jones, Chris Turner. Seated: Eldon T Jones

Past & Present Members and Special Guests

Patrick Cooper, keyboard
David Allen, guitar
Darius Fentress, percussion
Donovan Fairley, bass
Tracey Harris-Woods, singer
Jeffrey Andrews, bass
Terry Taylor, percussion
Matthew Minnieweather, keyboard
Ben Jones, bass
Tomo Maruta, guitar
Erick Hailstone, guitar
Geno Michaels, keyboard
Charles Tellis, drums
Steven Holt, drums
Alvin Johnson, keyboard
Gary Lomprey, guitar
LaRhonda Steele, singer
Ronnie Wright, singer
Alonzo Chadwick, singer
Ruby “Blue” Jones, singer
Linda Tellis, singer