Ron Kobayashi

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Ron Kobayashi is a jazz pianist and composer based in Southern California. He has performed with Mel Tormé, Margaret Whiting, Tom Scott, Peter Frampton, Herb Jeffries, Tim Weisberg, Eric Marienthal, Jules Day, Peter White, Kenny Burrell, Bill Watrous, Teddy Edwards, Pete Christlieb and Paula Kelly Jr. and the Modernaires.[1]

The Ron Kobayashi Trio was formed in 1994 and has recorded five discs and one DVD [2] to date, receiving airplay across the U.S. and Canada. The Los Angeles Times says the Ron Kobayashi Trio are “superb jazz stylists.” Their disc, "No Preservatives" (Carpet Cat Records) was described as a “five star session from three of the Southland’s finest” by the LA Jazz Scene. The Orange County Register wrote: “If you define jazz as spontaneity, emotional expression and communication among musicians, you won’t find anything better than “No Preservatives.” In 1996, the trio was voted "Best Jazz Group in Orange County" by readers of the Orange County Weekly. In 2012, the Ron Kobayashi Trio was nominated for "Best Jazz" at the Orange County Music Awards. [3]

Ron served as musical director of the annual Hollywood Diversity Awards from 2001 to 2006.

Ron currently teaches Jazz Piano in southern California and plays at a number of restaurants in the Orange County and Los Angeles Areas.

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  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Ron Kobayashi: Biography". Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  2. ^ jazz on film
  3. ^ music awards