Junior Mance Trio in Concert at UCE
Junior Mance, world famous jazz pianist returns to his hometown on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Junior will play with his bassist Hidé Tanaka and violinist Michi Fuji. Junior has performed extensively over the past several months in New York City, France, Switzerland, Japan and Israel. He returns to UCE to celebrate his 85th birthday and the 75th anniversary of his career (his first gig at age 10).
Junior joined Gene Ammons band in 1947 and later joined Lester Young before serving in the U.S. Army. He has accompanied jazz greats such as Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Sonny Stitt and many others.
Junior toured and recorded with Dinah Washington among numerous other jazz greats – Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson, and Richie Powell.
Junior formed his own trio in 1961, following the release of his first recording (“Junior”, Verve Records),
In 1988 Junior became a member of the faculty of the Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at the New School University in New York City. During the 1990’s he because part of the very elite group called “100 Golden Fingers”, which tours Japan every other year. Junior played with 100 Golden Fingers this year.
On November 21, 1997 Junior was inducted into THE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ HALL OF FAME.
Don’t miss this great evening of jazz music.
Tickets are $30 general admission, $50 premier (first 3 rows) and $100 for first row (limit 20) with private reception with Junior and his band after the concert.
Tickets are for sale online at ucevanston.org and through the UCE office at 847-864-1330 and on Sunday after church.