About Eric Ranzoni
Born in London in 1969 but raised between Rome and Milan, Eric moved back to the UK capital in 2003 to finally make music his full-time job.
Over these years, through thousands of gigs, Eric has gained a solid reputation as a live performer, whether in his own right or as a sought-after pianist for other acts, most notably (since 2009) the famous US Blues singer Mud Morganfield, the eldest son of Muddy Waters, with whom he’s played all the major Blues and Jazz festivals in Europe and even appeared on BBC TV show ‘Later with Jools Holland’.
Beside Blues, the ‘Rockin’ Roman’ as dubbed by some, enjoys also a parallel career as a versatile performer of standards (Pop, Swing, Rock’n’Roll, etc.) in top cocktail bars, restaurants, pubs and at functions of all sorts.
As a London-based musician Eric has performed at the most important venues in town, including ‘The Royal Albert Hall’, ‘Ronnie Scott’s’, ‘The 100Club’, ‘The Eel Pie Club’, ‘Boisdale’, ‘The Cadogan Hall’ and ‘The Jazz Cafe’. His unique-in-the-world tribute to Blues legend Memphis Slim has brought him plenty of work in the UK and at festivals abroad.
As a songwriter he’s recorded songs that are often included in his sets at gigs and which have landed Eric a publishing contract. His music has been played on radio, including Paul Jones’ BBC program. Eric was once also awarded by Jools Holland himself as ‘Blues instrumentalist of the year’.