Your music really set the mood for the evening. It was the perfect accompaniment for the elegant nature of the event. Thank you so much!Family Services

Scot Ranney

Bellingham Jazz and Cocktail Piano

Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, West Coast

Jazz pianist, band leader, composer, performer, educator, author, ski bum and computer geek.


solo piano specialist
groups – duos to big bands
professional music
professional behavior
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I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and the other members of the band on your outstanding performance during your time here. You have assisted in providing our guests with styles of music from jazz to blues as well as pop, and building J.J. Mahoney’s reputation for entertainment excellence. Once again, thank you for your hard work and valued effort. I look forward to working together with you in the near future again.
Josef Kufer, Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage, Grand Hyatt, Seoul

Scot Ranney’s philosophy when it comes to music is simple: it’s all about having fun.

The energy of fun music is infectious and without knowing why, people listening are irresistibly drawn into that energy and start to enjoy themselves even more without even realizing it.

When Scot sees you drawn into his world of music and experience the fun, energy, and delicious chaos that is part of it, he feels like he’s won the lottery.

Scot specializes in solo piano, small groups, and big band playing (his classical background was instrumental in giving him great reading skills.) Scot’s openness to playing all sorts of music is the key to his success of playing music that people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy.

It’s as normal to see toddlers dancing around as it for the people in assisted living centers.

Scot plays for any situation and enjoys concerts, house parties, clubs, special event venues, music therapy sessions, assisted living centers… well, basically he enjoys playing anywhere.

You obviously enjoy entertaining and interacting with people, as your enthusiasm was felt by all. We were further impressed by your incredible repertoire, style, and professionalism; our clients, young and old, found something to relate to in your selections. … Thank you for again for sharing your wondering flair for music and fulfilling our entertainment needs.Bellevue Pacific Tower