Scot Ranney’s philosophy when it comes to music is simple: it’s all about having fun. The audience is irresistibly drawn into that energy. The beauty of fun music is that it doesn’t matter how old people in the audience are. It’s as common to see toddlers dancing in front of Scot’s bands as it is to see seniors and everyone in between.

I wanted to thank you again for your performance last night. I really enjoyed your performance and the way you interact with your audience and how it made the evening special for our guests. Your energy inspired me and I would love to have you be more involved here at the J!Vin Quenneville, Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA
It has been our distinct pleasure to feature the Scot Ranney Trio at the St. Regis Aspen for the past year. Not only are these gentlemen very talented, but they have a wonderful, warm rapport with the guests, who are very appreciateve of their fine efforts. Scot and his associates present themselves very professionally and always strive for perfection.

These gentlemen are also very good ambassadors of our hotel and its outlets, properly promoting it throughout the community and among out hotel guests wherever appropriate. In my opinion, this sets them far above the caliber of many musicians I have worked with in the past several years. I feel they would fit very well in any fine, upscale establishment.Carla J. Murray, GM, The St. Regis, Aspen, Colorado

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.
Thank you so much for consistenly entertaining our guests so well at Canlis!

We are so honored to have the pleasure of your music here at Canlis.

A very heart felt “thank you” for being such a consistent and talented addition to our Penthouse events.

Thank you for doing such an excellent job at Canlis!Canlis Restaurant, Seattle, Washington, winner of coveted 2017 James Beard award

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!
We have been impressed with the Scot Ranney Trio’s repertoire and performance. There have been many occasions our guests at the hotel have commented their exemplary performance. The band has always ensured to accommodate their clienteles requests while performing. I can state that the band “Scot Ranney Trio” is a very taented band and I would recommend them to anyone seeking competent entertainment.Nicolas Dubort, Dir of F&B, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
We were very excited to have Scot Ranney and Andrew Simmons play wonderful jazz at Serafina on Thursday evenings for several months. They were wonderful to work with and extremely talented musicians. We hope they will be back in Seattle again soon so we can listen to their wonderful music.Lois Pierris, co-owner of Serafina Restaurant, Seattle
Thanks so much for providing such wonderful music at our event. Your duo added the final touch of class to an elegant evening.Norm Rice, Seattle Mayor
You are excellent musicians, I’ll be looking for you in the community! Thanks for sharing your time and talent with our volunteers!Sandra Boudah, American Red Cross
It has been my pleasure to feature the piano and bass duo of Mr. Scot Ranney and Mr. Andrew Simmons in the Aspen Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Aspen, for the past year. It would be a pleasure to recommend Scot and Andrew for any musical engagement.Fahri Ugurlu, F&B Dir, The Ritz-Carlton, Aspen, Colorado (note: during this time, the Ritz-Carlton, Aspen, ranked #1 North American Resort and #2 in the world by a poll of 37,000 Conde Nast Traveler Magazine readers)
I would like to thank you personally for your enthusiastic and successful efforts in providing a professional level of entertainment on the Queen of the West during her inaugural season.

I would especially like to extend my gratitude for successfully organizing rehearsals with our walk-on performers, building a complete set of music books containing nearly every song the guests could think of, and when problems arose on the boat you provided quality entertainment above and beyond the call of duty for the passengers.

We received many excellent comments about the band and your level of professionalism, entertainment, dedication, and warm hearts of each band member from the passengers and employees.

We hope you will consider working with the American West Steamboat Company again when the season begins next spring.Sean Phillips, GM, Queen of the West Cruises

Thanks so much for your special summer concert at the Whatcom Museum. We enjoyed hearing your own compositions and had a full house for the program, an eager audience. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon of music. How great that you are willing to share your talent and energy and enthusiasm with out community through your museum programs. Programs like yours help the museum be a real part of the community we are so pleased to have you perform in our Rotunda Room.Richard Vanderway, Curator of Education, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington
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.