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Booking and Contact Information back to top

  • Skip can accomodate any budget as he is experienced playing as a solo performer; as a duo, or full dance band ensemble. He can also provide sound re-enforcement for any size event.
  • Send emails to:
  • 541-554-1863

About Skip: The Long and Winding Road back to top

Skip & his group, The Spirit of New Orleans, play a smattering of the great rhythm and blues hits of the ’50s and ’60s, as well as some great pop & rock organ classics of the ’60s and ’70’s. Add to that a bonifide New Orleans piano boogie-woogie and the party follows!

Over the last 20 years, frontman Skip Jones has enjoyed working with such bands as: The Coasters, The Drifters, The Platters, Joe Houston & Bo Diddley. He toured with the great Canned Heat in 1985-86 holding down Larry Taylor’s bass position. Skip has worked with The Etouffee Band, James Thornbury, James Bradshaw and Henry Vestine extensively. Skip can be seen performing at least 4 times a week in Eugene at the jams and with his own band The Spirit of New Orleans. He’s taken over for the Rooster Man hosting Eugene’s longest running Blues Jam, now at the Black Forest on Tuesday nights at 8:00, as well as the Quacker's jam on Wednesdays, and Docs Pad on Mondays!

Gig Calendar back to top

June 2010

Friday, June 11, 6:00 p.m.
Peter Giri's Alliance Party Band (Pete Giri, Byron Case, Rick Markstrom, Lloyd Tolbert, Skip)
Travelers Cove (Bayfront in Florence)
Great Mexican Food and Dance Floor
no cover

Every Week

Every Monday at 8pm
Skip's Hammond B3 Sessions Jazz & Blues
Doc's Pad (was Joggers, 7th & Willamette)
No Cover
Come dancing! We've been lucky; the best musicians in Eugene have been sitting-in with us! Featuring the fabulous: Kenny Reed, drums; Byron Case, guitar; Lloyd Tolbert, harmonica. You stay we play.
Every Tuesday at 8pm
Rooster Blues Jam - Eugene's longest running blues jam; THE ORIGINAL Eugene Blues Jam!
Black Forest (some will recall this is where it started!)
No Cover
Byron Case and Skip alternate hosting duties. Drums and bass amp provided. Drummers need sticks. Bassists need axe + cord. Guitarists need all their stuff.
Every Wednesday at 7:30pm
Blues Bash Jam Session
Quacker's Last Stop
$2 for non-jammers
Hosted by Ray McCauley. Drums and bass amp provided. Drummers need sticks. Bassists need axe + cord. Guitarists need all their stuff. House band is: Rick Markstrom, drums; Byron Case, bass; and Skip Jones, piano. Dancing encouraged!

Back-Line Rental back to top

Musical items available for rent • For more detail, contact Skip at

  • Hammond B3 organ with Leslie 122 speaker cabinet
  • Fender Twin Reverb guitar amplifier
  • Fender Rhodes 73 Stage Electric Piano
  • Roland JC-120 Guitar Amplifier
  • Tama Super-Star Drum Set
  • Various PA and Sound Re-enforcement combinations