Adjunct Faculty (Jazz Improv)
Eric Clancy started out in music as a
mostly self-taught pianist. Later, he received instruction in harmony
and composition from George Rickton, a student of Allan Reuss who played
with Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. He spends a lot of his time
performing publicly/privately in the Fort Wayne, South Bend and
Indianapolis areas, playing jazz, blues, country, and pop with various
bands and singers and has been involved in several recording projects
which have received local and regional popularity. Mr. Clancy has made
several recordings and has his own group called the Eric Clancy Trio.
The trio performs jazz standards and some original music with a mixture
of harmonies and rhythms taken from a variety of swing, baroque,
near-eastern, bop, and post-bop idioms.