23 February 2024

Sold Out Portland Jazz Festival Concert

PDX Jazz contacted me about performing their third annual First Call Showcase concert featuring a local legend of the Portland jazz scene, and we decided to go out all out for the 2024 Portland Jazz Festival, selling out The Old Church in downtown Portland! Photos by Shawnte Sims (@simsshot) Photos by Bryan Atkinson (@elationmusicorg)
19 January 2024

Rip City

Side 2 Music is proud to present “Rip City,” the brand new radio single from saxophonist Eldon T Jones. A bona fide funk-filled hit, “Rip City” grooves deep and oozes vibe as Eldon pays tribute to his hometown of Portland, Oregon. The Portland nickname came about many years ago as legendary sports announcer Bill Schonely... Read More
24 September 2023

Red Yarn “The Get-Together”

Andy Ferguson aka Red Yarn aka Portland’s insanely popular children’s/kindie performer organized a charity concert for Woodlawn Elementary School and invited Eldon T Jones to be part of it. The two hit it off, and Red Yarn invited Eldon to record on his upcoming album. Eldon laid down some honkin’ 1950s-style sax tracks. The album... Read More
25 August 2023

Eldon T Jones & The Original N Touch

Eldon T Jones was joined by the original members of the N Touch band for a play-it-back concert in the old neighborhood at Alberta Abbey! N Touch was one of Portland’s most beloved groove jazz bands that propelled these musicians to where they are today. For the first time since their 2018 reunion concert, they... Read More
14 July 2023

Sweet Serenity!

Eldon T Jones has done it again with his newest song, “Sweet Serenity!” He collabed with Side 2 Records leader and industry titan Darren Rahn again following the success of “T’s Jam” and their most recent musical endeavor, “Captured by Love.” Side 2 Music is proud to present “Sweet Serenity” the brand new single from... Read More
10 July 2023

National Stage Summer 2023

Catapulted by the chart success of his singles “T’s Jam” and “Captured by Love” and in anticipation of “Sweet Serenity,” Eldon T Jones’s saxophone took him around the nation in the summer of 2023! May 12Sax in the CityBuffalo, NY June 3The Roots Picnic (with Mike Phillips)Philadelphia, PA June 4Capital Jazz Festival (with Mike Phillips)Columbia,... Read More
27 May 2022

Captured by Love Hits the Smooth Jazz Charts!

Once Eldon T Jones signed a recording contract with Side 2 Records led by Darren Rahn following the success of “T’s Jam,” the two quickly got to work on capturing Eldon’s signature sound for a new radio single! Side 2 Music is proud to present the brand-new single “Captured By Love” from sax phenom Eldon... Read More
27 February 2022

Gospel Brunch at Alberta Street Pub

Eldon T Jones joined in on a gospel jazz jam for Gospel Brunch at Alberta Street Pub hosted by Tim Phillips with some old friends. Band:Tyrone Hendrix – drumsChris Turner – keyboardEldon T Jones – tenor saxophoneArietta Ward – vocals
17 February 2022

Eldon T Jones Signs with Side 2 Music

Portland, Oregon-based saxophone phenom Eldon T Jones has signed a recording contract with Side 2 Music led by smooth jazz giant Darren Rahn. This follows the success of “T’s Jam,” released October 25, 2021, which peaked at No. 54 in its 16-week run on the Smooth Jazz Network Top 100, #1 on Groove Jazz Music’s... Read More
29 October 2021

T’s Jam Single Release Party at Botanist

To celebrate the release of his new radio single “T’s Jam,” Eldon T Jones and his band played a magical concert at Botanist in Portland! We had a full crowd and a fun time jamming! Band: Eldon T Jones – saxophoneZack Poelwijk – keyboardTorry Ward – bassJonathan Schuler – guitarWalter Dean – drumsRuby “Blue” Jones... Read More
25 October 2021

The Untold Story of My Newest Single, T’s Jam!

Eldon T Jones’s groovin’ new single “T’s Jam” is now available to stream! You can also download it from Amazon or iTunes. Eldon released “T’s Jam” as a single on October 25, 2021, and he’s elated to share it with the world because it captures the essence of his joyous personality and musicality. Mixed by industry Midas Darren... Read More
18 December 2020

Oregon Symphony Gospel Christmas

Eldon T Jones has been a singer in the Northwest Community Gospel Chorus for the Oregon Symphony Gospel Christmas concert series for many years! Some are surprised at Eldon’s singing ability at his concerts, and he has had featured solos for some years of Gospel Christmas. It’s a unique collaboration with one of the best... 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 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 Grover’s music or... 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 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