Ranaan Meyer

double bass, vocals

Ranaan Meyer is redefining the career path of a double bassist. His appearances run the gamut from the Philadelphia Orchestra to singer-songwriter Joshua Radin and all points between. Ranaan began playing at age 11 and has worked with many of the greatest teachers of the double bass including Rufus Reid, Hal Robinson, Gary Karr, Neil Courtney, and Larry Grenadier. While studying at the Curtis Institute of Music he formed Time for Three with fellow students, violinists Nick Kendall and Zach DePue.

When he is not performing with Time for Three, Ranaan spends his time building Ranaan Meyer Entertainment, a company dedicated to the universal education of double bass players. Every summer he works with some of the world’s most promising students and professionals at his Wabass Institute and Wabass Workshop. Recently Ranaan launched The Next Level Bassist,a free online educational journal. He received a Community Partner grant from the American Composers Forum for residencies to compose and conduct 10 pieces for student musicians in disadvantaged areas beginning in 2013.

Ranaan performs on a Cavani double bass made in Italy in 1892 and uses a Reid Hudson bow. He has developed a new amplification system to enhancing his live sound. The setup includes a Mackie 12 channel mixer, Ernie Ball volume pedal, Digitech Bass Driver, Fishman Full Circle pickup and DPA d:vote bass microphone. David Gage String Repair sponsors Ranaan with the use of the Featherweight flight case, Shank Strings, and all repairs to his bass and bows.