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Saxman Houston Person appearing in Topeka

By The Mercury

  TOPEKA — Topeka Jazz Workshop’s third concert of the 2013-14 season will feature Houston Person, a swinging tenor saxman who says he wants to give people “good, solid melodies with some improvisation and plenty of blues feel.”

  The concert will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Topeka’s Downtown Ramada Regency Ballroom. Admission is by season membership, and tickets will be available at the door for $145 per adult and $50 per student under 21. These will be good for Sunday’s concert and six others in the period from November through April.

  Season memberships are also available by accessing the website and printing out a form or by contacting executive director Marcene Grimes at or 785-379-5169.

  South Carolina-born Person currently lives in New York. At 79, he has recorded more than 75 albums. Person often plays for dance parties at jazz festivals, and dance floors will be available for those who want to dance at Sunday’s Topeka concert.

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