Scot Ranney Bio

Jazz piano from Vancouver to Seattle to the Far East.

Bellingham, Washington, jazz pianist available for U.S. and overseas opportunities.

Scot plays solo jazz piano in Vancouver, B.C. and other parts of Canada, Bellingham, Seattle, Portland, and the surrounding area.

Specializes in jazz and cocktail piano, leading small to medium size jazz groups with vocals or without, in all types of venues for all occasions.

Scot Ranney’s international piano career began in 1991 when he had the opportunity to play in a rhythm and blues/jazz band with the late great James “Curly” Cooke. It all started 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 and led bands in Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, Japan, and a host of other amazing places. Back home in the Pacific Northwest Scot plays jazz piano in Bellingham, Vancouver B.C., Seattle, and other cities in the area.

 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

Scot’s music is positive and funky and he engages the audience musically and personally. You see feet tapping, faces smiling, and most of all, people having a good time.

You can hire Scot for solo jazz piano music, cocktail piano, piano trio, and small to medium sized bands for your venue (with or without vocals), parties, festivals and other events. 

Scot has put together a diverse collection of bands for clients and venues over his career. His bands have proven to be sophisticated and classy and help create the kind of atmosphere venues and events require.

The musicians Scot hires for his bands are held to the highest professional standards and are equally respectful and friendly to guests, customers, and employees of the venue. His philosophy is that in addition to playing great music, the band members are ambassadors to the venue, promoting it while they are on the premises or off.

Music Therapy

One of his specialties is music therapy at assisted living centers, memory wards, and similar places. His music has amazed therapists as they watch people who haven't responded to the world for months suddenly come alive for a while as Scot plays.

Scot Ranney Live Stream Piano

Staying at home and need music? Go Here for Scot's videos and and performances.

Chico's Paradise

Looking for Chico's music? Look no further. Download the Chico's Paradise live recording from the early 2000's.

An Hour of New Piano Music by Scot

More videos of Scot Ranney's music: play list 1, play list 2

News, Updates, Doggerel

When there isn't a piano,
Scot plays the Nord Stage2 EX

Nord Stage 2 EX - Scot Ranney's keyboard of choice. Nord Stage2 EX

A perfectly awesome keyboard.


Scot's online jazz piano community, since 1995. Forums, questions answered, and a ton of unique jazz piano resources.

Scot's Scripts Web Development

Website, ecommerce, and general consultation. Since 1997. Have an idea? Anything can happen with custom web apps.

Original Sheet Music on Score Exchange

Solo piano sheet music arrangements of original compositions, Christmas music, Celtic classics, and more.

Featured Content

Calvin and Hobbes: The Last Adventure

A story about Calvin and Hobbes, a memorial and look at what Calvin's last day might have been like.

Toilets that Flush, a Personal Review

A review of the American Standard Siphonic Dual Flush Toilet

The Day of the Chin, or, Strangling Chickens and Yummy Griblets

The band accepts no one into the inner circle without an offering. Drinks are acceptable.

The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery – Hong Kong

Visiting the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is like walking into a kung fu movie inside a hidden Chinese mountain temple. Photos and directions.

Email/Newsletter List

Keep up to date with Scot's gigs, publications, and other musical endeavors.

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