The Ron Kobayashi Trio

 

THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO consists of three uniquely talented musicians from the Southern California area.  Each musician brings with him years of diverse musical experiences. 

Pianist and leader Ron Kobayashi has performed with Mel Torme, Margaret Whiting, Eric Marienthal, Phil Upchurch, Teddy Edwards, Tim Weisberg and Paula Kelly Jr. and "The Modernaires,"  He was a featured performer on the internationally distributed "Johnny Yune" television show, and has been featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.  In 1992, Ron performed for President Bill Clinton and has recorded as a solo artist for the Casierra Record label.

THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO has played numerous jazz festivals including the San Bernardino Music Festival, The Orange County Art and Jazz Festival, the Dana Point Jazz Festival and the Mission Viejo Music Festival, as well as the Colorado Belle Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.  

The latest RON KOBAYASHI TRIO CD "Exotic Places" was described as: "the place to look for a bracing breath of fresh air," by the Orange County Register; and "exciting music that everyone is bound to enjoy," by the L..A. Jazz Scene.  The CD is currently being played on radio stations throughout California and made the "Top 30 Albums" in 1998 on KSBR.  In 1996, the trio was voted "Best Jazz Group in Orange County" by readers of the Orange County Weekly Magazine.