GRAMMY® Award-Winning RANKY TANKY’s debut album soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes Jazz Charts, while their second album won them a GRAMMY® Award for “Best Regional Roots Album”. Tickets for RANKY TANKY at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club in Portsmouth, NH on Sunday November 12 at 7:30 P.M., as well as the current list of 2023 and 2024 shows, can be found on and Jimmy’s Online Event Calendar at:

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.Oct. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Features GRAMMY® Award-Winning Jazz Ensemble RANKY TANKY on Sunday November 12 at 7:30 P.M. Ranky Tanky, a Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet, performs timeless music born from the Gullah culture of the southeastern Sea Islands. In Ranky Tanky’s hands, this style of music has been described by NPR as “Soulful honey to the ears.”

“Lead singer Quiana Parler is a powerhouse presence…”

“Ranky Tanky’s music is relentlessly upbeat and infectious and incorporates jazz, blues, gospel, and R&B…”

“Ranky Tanky’s ‘Good Time’ is a beautiful piece of work… a supremely soulful album, in every sense of the word “soulful.”
— POPMATTERS (‘Good Time’ Album Review’)

Ranky Tanky (a Gullah phrase for “get funky”) are five lifelong friends. Since their formation they have earned international acclaim for their music. In 2017, they released their debut album Ranky Tanky which hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart, as well as the #1 position on the iTunes and Amazon Jazz Charts.

In 2019, Ranky Tanky achieved yet another milestone by winning the 2019 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Regional Roots Album” (entitled Good Time). The album hit #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart, and combines songs carried down through generations in the Sea Islands of the Southeastern United States with the band’s own original compositions in the Gullah tradition.

Ranky Tanky includes: QUENTIN BAXTER (Drums & Percussion); KEVIN HAMILITON (Bass); QUIANA PARLER (Vocalist); CLAY ROSS (Guitar & Vocals); CHARLTON SINGLETON (Trumpet & Vocals).

RANKY TANKY Tickets & Current Schedule of Shows
Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2023 Schedule of Shows now includes 10 NEA Jazz Masters, 50 GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artists, 47 Blues Music Award-Winners, and a comprehensive list of talented musicians with 450+ GRAMMY® Award Nominations amongst them. Tickets for RANKY TANKY at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club on Sunday November 12 at 7:30 P.M., as well as the current list of 2023 and 2024 shows, can be found on Ticketmaster and Jimmy’s Online Event Calendar at:

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