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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