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Junior Mance

Junior Mance, born Julian Clifford Mance, Jr., in Chicago, Illinois on October 10, 1928 is a jazz pianist, composer, and recording artist of thirty plus albums as a leader and numerous recordings as a sideman. Junior began playing the piano at the age of five, but did not begin formal training until the age of eight. He started playing professionally during his early teens. He attended Roosevelt College in Chicago as music major.

In 1947 Junior left Roosevelt College to join Gene Ammons' band and began his recording career with Gene. He joined Lester Young in 1949 for almost two years, and rejoined Ammons several months in 1951 before being drafted into the U. S. Army. He served in the 36th Army Band at Fort Knox, Kentucky along with Julian “Cannonball” Adderley.

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Jubilation
Jubilation
Delmark Records
2015
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Groovin' with Junior
Groovin' with Junior
Sackville
2008
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Live at Café Loup
Live at Café Loup
JunGlo Music
2007
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Sweet And Lovely
Sweet And Lovely
Fantasy Jazz
2004
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Monk
Monk
Chiaroscuro Records
2003
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That Lovin' Feelin'
That Lovin' Feelin'
Fantasy Jazz
2002
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