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.
In 2012, the Ron Kobayashi Trio was nominated for “Best Jazz” at the Orange County Music Awards.
Ron Kobayashi published with permission of Bettie Grace Miner.