Sound Checks

Jones grew up in New York City and began her singing career at age 16 with the R&B band of pianist Buddy Johnson; she later worked with Earl Hines before finding success on the prominent Prestige label in the early '60s with hits like "Don't Go to Strangers." The combination of Person's soulful sax and Jones' vocal skill should make a deep, soulful evening of jazz with an R&B flavor. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door, and the music starts at 8 p.m. There's also a reception for Jones and Person in the Sheldon's ballroom after the show. By the way, if you can't make Wednesday's concert, Jones and Person will be playing at the Blue Note in Columbia, Mo., the next evening. (TP)

Contributors: Daniel Durchholz, Roy Kasten, Terry Perkins

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