Scot Ranney, Jazz Piano
Scot Ranney is a jazz pianist from Bellingham, Washington.
Last year, Scot’s Nord Stage 2 keyboard was virtually destroyed by TSA.
If you are feeling generous, please visit Scot’s Keyboard Fund page for details.
Scot Ranney’s international music career began in 1991 when he had the opportunity to play piano in a rhythm and blues and pop jazz band with the late great James “Curly” Cooke in a hazy underground hotel nightclub just up the hill from the infamous Itaewan district in Seoul, South Korea.
Since then, Scot has played piano in Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, Japan, and other amazing places. Back home, Scot plays jazz piano in Bellingham, Vancouver, Seattle, and other cities in the area. Scot will consider any serious offer to play locally or overseas and is available for long term contracts.
Contact Scot Ranney if you need a jazz piano player for cocktail piano, piano trio, and small to medium sized bands for your venue, party, festival and other events.
Chico’s Paradise is a reggae/jazz/funk band specializing in danceable and fun music with jazz tendencies. Chico’s regularly plays at Mt. Baker Ski Area during the season and here and there around Bellingham in the off season. The Ranney Brothers is a jazz sax/piano duo with Travis Ranney on sax and Scot on the piano. Contact Scot for booking information.
Scot is involved in music education and enjoys teaching jazz and jazz piano at camps and jazz education programs. Helping students of jazz “get it” is one of Scot’s passions.
IMIC, the international music improvisation curriculum helps bridge the gap between reading and creating music by treating music styles as languages and improvisation as conversation. This ear to fingers curriculum can be used for classical as well as jazz students of all ages and experience levels. The IMIC works with any instrumentation or musical style. Contact Scot for information.
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What You Need to Know about Washington State’s new “Distracted Driving” LawJune 16, 2017Free drawing below! On May 16, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law the updated “Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act” which goes into effect in mid-July. The law drastically increases penalties for using your smart phone while driving and strengthens the widely ignored existing Washington state hands-free law. What does this mean for you? It means it’s time to ...
Danny Boy Jazz LeadsheetFebruary 14, 2017St. Patrick’s day is coming up so I thought I’d share a nice jazz leadsheet to Danny Boy that I arranged a few years ago for my band, Chico’s Paradise. This chart can be played in any style at any tempo. If you’re going to play it super fast, some of the moving chords can be left out. Download the ...
Mt. Baker Ski Area: Legendary Banked Slalom, 2016April 10, 2016
Scot, Sybil, Nord Stage 2 at TedX in Hong Kong, 2015December 31, 2015I had the opportunity to accompany the legendary Sybil Thomas at a recent TedX symposium in Hong Kong a couple months ago. We closed this TedX weekend and our show brought a standing ovation and a lot of compliments, so all in all it was a success as well as being all warm and fuzzy for the ego. This was ...