Junior Mance :: 1928 - 2021

Born Julian Clifford Mance, Jr, American jazz pianist and composer.
  • Black Excellence
    Julian Clifford Mance, Jr. (better known as “Junior Mance”) was a musical genius. The iconic American composer and jazz artist was born into a talented musical family. He began tickling the ivories at just five years-old. His father, Julian, taught him to play stride piano and boogie-woogie. He had his first professional performance at the tender age of ten. He was drafted into the US Army during the Korean War and served in the military for two years. Then, he promptly started playing gig...  more