Remembering Pianist, Composer, Teacher and Author Junior Mance (1928-2021)

The durable Chicago pianist Junior Mance–who sparked many postwar jazz bands, recorded prolifically, and was an influential teacher–has passed away at his home in Manhattan.  He’d been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, but had experienced a brain hemorrhage a month earlier.  Mance was 92. His playing was buoyant and sprightly.  Mance had large measures of blues

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