Scot Ranney, Jazz Piano
Scot Ranney is a professional Bellingham jazz piano player and Nord Keyboards artist.
Scot is working on a new recording project and needs your help!
Please visit Scot’s Keyboard Fund page for details.
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Scot Ranney is a jazz pianist from Bellingham, Washington. His international music career began in 1991 in Seoul, Korea. Since then he’s lived and played piano in places such as Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, Japan, and other amazing places. Scot also plays jazz piano in Vancouver, Bellingham, Seattle, Portland, and other west coast locations.
Contact Scot for jazz piano, cocktail piano, piano trio, and small to medium sized bands for your venue, party, festival and other events.
Scot is involved in music education and enjoys teaching at jazz camps and jazz programs around the world. Helping students of jazz “get it” at jazz piano clinics is one of Scot’s passions.
Scot’s international music improvisation curriculum helps bridge the gap between reading and creating music by treating music styles as languages. This ear to fingers curriculum and can be used at any level, from beginner to pro, and with any musical style. Contact Scot for more information.
Blog posts, photos, updates, doggerell
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 ...
The Golden Rule of Making Great MusicJanuary 19, 2017People remember feelings, not sounds. There are two kinds of musicians: the kind that make good music and the kind that make bad music. Since good and bad are simply a matter of opinion, there is no universal recipe for “good music”. However, there is something that all good music has in common: the listener connects with it. Rhythm is ...
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 ...