Brian Clancy is a musician who plays from the heart. Whether he is heard on saxophone, flute, or clarinet one can tell there is meaning behind every note.
A native of Southlake, Texas, Brian started playing saxophone at age 11 under the instruction of Gio Washington-Wright, a graduate of the University of North Texas. In addition to studying with Gio, one of the most integral parts of Brian's musical upbringing was participating in the Carroll High School jazz bands, under the direction of David Pierce and Josh Fox, also North Texas alums. The influence of these three teachers inspired Brian to learn more and constantly push himself beyond his own limits.
Following in his teachers' footsteps Brian attended the University of North Texas to pursue a degree in Jazz Studies. He spent three years in the school's top jazz ensemble, the Grammy nominated One O'clock Lab Band, a dream he had since first seeing the band perform at age 14. During his time in the band Brian had the opportunity to travel to Thailand, Ireland, and England, and performed alongside notable musicians such as Dave Brubeck, James Carter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lyle Mayes as well as sharing the stage with the Houston Symphony Orchestra.
Having just graduated in December of 2011, Brian has been keeping busy with the release of his debut album 'Introducing Brian Clancy'. He feels very lucky to have befriended such wonderful and intuitive musicians while living in Denton and his newest recording, Introducing Brian Clancy , features a group of players who really know how to play on the same wavelength.
Brian makes his work playing with a number of big bands in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, a couple of unique cover bands, his self led quartet and he also teaches privately. He will be spending the summer in Anaheim, CA playing in the Disneyland All American College Band. In the fall he plans to move out to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a woodwind player in the jazz scene and recording industry.