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Whenever Mike Jones comes home to Buffalo to play, it's memorable. The South Buffalo native knows how to smoke a piano keyboard that few have been able to since Art Tatum. His rapid runs up and down the keys, his lightning-quick stride patterns and bluesy treatment of standards can boggle the mind. Jones has been performing for some years nowwith magician duo Penn and Teller, as music director and opening act. It's easy to imagine he has a touch of magic himself. Tonight, Jones is performing solo in Iris restaurant in the Maple Entertainment Complex (4224Maple Road,Amherst). You can have dinner and listen, or relax at the bar and listen. There will be two sets, starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door. For dinner reservations or more information, contact Iris at 831-3271.

–Mary Kunz Goldman