Pianist and composer Ron Kobayashi has performed with a variety of musical artists including Mel Torme, Kenny Burrell, Peter Frampton, Tom Scott, Margaret Whiting, Peter White, Najee, Eric Marienthal and comedian Bob Saget. For five years Ron served as musical director for the Hollywood Diversity Awards where such stars as Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson and George Lopez were honored. Ron has made numerous television appearances including on The Johnny Yune Show, The Jerry Lewis Telethon, The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, American Stars and with Jackee' Harris on “Life After” on the TVONE Network. In 1992 Ron performed for President Bill Clinton.
Ron has been a music educator for more than 30 years. He currently teaches at the Orange County High School of the Arts and Vanguard University (both in Orange County, CA). Ron has also been a clinician at numerous Jazz festivals and public lectures.