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Jon Clancy


Jon Clancy is a multi-instrumental performer, improvisor, sound artist/engineer, and active freelancer based in New York City. Entering their fourth and final semester of the Manhattan School of Music’s graduate Contemporary Performance program as a student of David Cossin and John Ferrari, Jon was recently selected to curate, direct, and perform in a production of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians and Julius Eastman’s Gay Guerrilla as part of the school’s centennial celebrations. While remaining active as a solo, chamber, orchestral, and studio artist, they have also had extensive training in piano, drumset (with Tobias Ralph), and Balinese gamelan (with I Nyoman Suadin). An avid collaborator with performers, composers, and sound artists from across the globe, Jon has premiered nearly 70 works for or involving percussion – including works by Christopher Cerrone, Carolyn Chen, Philippe Hurel, Alvin Singleton, and Michael Torke, among many others – and has had the privilege of performing with many of his teachers and mentors, as well as Man Forever, Nief-Norf, So Percussion, the United Nations Chamber Society, members of Steve Reich and Musicians, and more. Next year, they will be appearing on releases from Innova (featured on Lawrence Moss’ Gamelan) and New World Records (featured on Stuart Saunders Smith’s Crystal Night).