N'Touch is a Portland,
Oregon USA based band. Their music is a creative recipe of r&b, latin,
gospel and other urban styles, skillfully woven into an instrumental
up-tempo jazz genre. The N'Touch repertoire has few limitations, leaving
listeners satisfied after each performance.
The band members are
Generation-X musicians who feel the pulse of the listening community. Each
band member embodies enough individual talent to stand-alone. But as a
team they deliver a knockout performance, which the group is becoming
original material and some covers, N'Touch is carving their space into the
West Coast music scene. N'Touch puts on a dynamite performance. Some of
the most noted artists that individual members of the band have had the
pleasure to play with include: Leroy Vinegar, Darrell Grant, Mel Brown,
Ben Tankard, Yolanda Adams and John P. Kee.
N'Touch recently opened for the
Portland,Oregon concerts of Earth,Wind & Fire (August, 2000), Tower of
Power (July, 2001), Angelique Kidjo (October, 2001) and Boney James
(April, 2002). Their popularity and notoriety is increasing and N'Touch is
no longer the best kept secret in the Pacific Northwest.
The Band Members:
Sax – Leading the band is saxophonist
Eldon “T” Jones who has been influenced by such artists as Grover
Washington Jr., Wilton Felder of the Crusaders and Kirk Whalum. A product
of the Northwest’s education Mecca for jazz, Mt. Hood Community College.
Eldon plays with soulful conviction, never forgetting his gospel roots.
Electric Piano & Keyboards –
Matthew Minnieweather, the son of a minister, is an exceptional keyboard
and piano player. Matthew also was raised in Portland, Oregon playing in
church on a regularly basis since childhood. He too comes from a
multi-talented family of musicians. He is a dynamic song arranger.
Lead & Rhythm Guitar – David Allen
is one of the finest guitarists around. David's melodic style is
influenced by a variety of artists such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson,
Pat Metheny and Carlos Santana. David is originally from Pittsburgh, PA.
He graduated in engineering from Brown University, where he sharpened his
music talents as a solo performer, local bandleader and music director for
Drums – Anthony Jones is the younger
brother of bandleader Eldon "T" Jones. They come from a very
talented musical family. Anthony is considered one of the best young
drummers on the West Coast. In high school he also won numerous awards
playing the trumpet. Anthony is currently completing his final year toward
a degree in Architecture from Portland State University.
Percussions – Terry Taylor is a fine
young percussionist who was raised in Los Angeles. He has been playing
with the band for over a year now. Terry has been inspired by the like's
of Grover Washington, Jr.'s old friend Dr. Gibbs and Sheila E.