Ron Kobayashi Trio    Trainer
Orange , CA
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  • Jazz Trio that performs Swing, Brazilian and Contemporary Funk Jazz
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The RON KOBAYASHI TRIO has been performing together for more than 25 years.  Pianist and leader Ron Kobayashi has performed with Mel Torme, Margaret Whiting, Kenny Burrell, Peter White, Tom Scott and Peter Frampton.  He was a featured performer on the “Johnny Yune” television show, the TVONE series “Life After” with actress Jackee', the 2002 Jerry Lewis Telethon and on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. In 1992, Ron performed for President Bill Clinton.

Bassist and composer Baba Elefante was voted one of the nation’s top bass players in a Bass Player Magazine poll.  He also performed on the 1995 Universal movie “The Hunted,” as well as with jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove, saxophonists Tom Scott and Justo Almario, rocker Frank Stallone and “Kansas” lead vocalist John Elefante.

Drummer Steve Dixon has done numerous recording sessions both as a drummer and percussionist.  He has worked with “War” harmonica legend Lee Oskar, saxophonists Tom Scott and Richie Cole, trombonist Bill Watrous, vocalist Tierney Sutton and Warner Brothers recording artists “The Untouchables.”

The RON KOBAYASHI TRIO has performed at numerous festivals and clubs throughout Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Florida and New York.  The Trio has been the house band for the Annual Hollywood Diversity Awards where such stars as Chris Rock, Vince Vaughn and George Lopez were honored.

They have recorded 4
 CDs receiving airplay around the world.  Cuts from their disc were featured in the Gary Busey motion picture "Sam and Janet." The Trio was voted "Best Jazz Group in Orange County" by readers of the OC Weekly.

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