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Junior Mance
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Junior Mance in 1980
Background information
Birth name Julian Clifford Mance, Jr.
Born (1928-10-10)October 10, 1928
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Died January 17, 2021(2021-01-17) (aged 92)
New York, New York, U.S.
Genres Hard bop
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Piano
Years active 1947–2016
Labels Riverside, Capitol, Atlantic

Julian Clifford Mance, Jr. (October 10, 1928 – January 17, 2021), known as Junior Mance, was an American jazz pianist and composer. Mance recorded for major labels Capitol (1964–1965) and Atlantic (1966–1970).

He also taught at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music for 23 years, retiring in 2011.

From 1990 to 2009 Mance was part of a group called "100 Gold Fingers" which toured Japan every other year.

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