Elliott Ranney is an international Jazz recording artist. His album, An Aging Sailor’s Dream, was released in the Spring of 2001 through Wildstone Media, based in St. Louis, Mo. The recording was recently re-released in 2012 through Inpartmanint, LLC, on the Rip Curl Records label, based in Tokyo, Japan. Ranney is currently finishing his second album of original songs, the title: Bellevue Shuffle, to be released later this year.
Elliott performs finger style classical guitar, backed with his cool mellow vocals. His original music is derived from Bossa, Swing, Ballads and popular Jazz standards. In his live show, Ranney covers all the bases with an energy that is laid back, yet engaging and in the groove. His brand of sound can be described as: ‘Music like an Island Breeze.’ That is; a warm soft wind on the skin blowing troubles out to sea, if only for a while.Elliott has shared the stage with Folk Rock icons: Brewer & Shipley, Shawn Phillips, and singer/songwriter, Jonatha Brooke. He is a regular performer at Blue Sky Vineyard, near Carbondale, Il.; Peaceful Bend Vineyard in Steelville, Mo.; and Picassos Coffee House in St. Charles, Mo. From time to time, Elliott is joined on stage by his wife, Ellen Claire Ranney – vocals; Stephen Ranney – upright bass, Bryan Ranney – mandolin, and long time friend and superb Latin percussionist, Patrick Rodriguez.