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|major influences: Grover Washington, Jr., George Benson|
|group members: Eldon T Jones, Matthew Minnieweather, David Allen, Anthony Jones, Terry Taylor|
|instruments: saxophone, keyboards, guitar, drums, percussion|
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 Northwests education Mecca for jazz, Mt. Hood Community College. Eldon plays with soulful conviction, never forgetting his gospel roots.
Keyboards Matthew Minnieweather, is the son of a minister and 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.
Guitar David Allen is one of the finest guitarists around. Davids 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 university events.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 was raised in Los Angeles. He has been playing with the band for over a year now. Terry has been inspired by the likes of Grover Washington, Jr.s old friend Dr. Gibbs and Sheila E.
The band has 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).
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