James Chance

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Birthday
20, 1953
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1953 (age 66)
Birthplace
Wisconsin

About

No Wave pioneer, as well as an improvisational jazz and proto-punk musician who played with artists like Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.

Before Fame

He went to Michigan State University and then the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, but dropped out to move to New York City and perform.

Trivia

He founded a jazz fusion funk band called The Contortions that had a punk vibe.

Family Life

He was romantically involved with his agent Anya Phillips who passed away in 1981.

Associated With

When Chance started performing music again post-retirement, he collaborated with Deborah Harry.