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Frank Mantooth Dies

Frank Mantooth, a Grammy-nominated pianist, composer and arranger, died in Garden City, Kan. on Jan. 30 of natural causes. He was 56.

Born in Tulsa, Okla. in 1947 to musical parents, Mantooth took up piano at an early age and began playing professionally by the age of 14. After graduating from North Texas State University in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in music, Mantooth began contributing arrangements as a member of the Air Force Academy Falconaires. In 1973 he moved to Austria to attend Vienna’s Hochschule für Musik, where he earned his piano degree.

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