Ron Kobayashi - Ken Kawamura Duo

Swing Duo from Orange, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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An Imaginative, Swinging Duo Deeply Rooted in the Swing and Jazz Traditions.

Pianist Ron Kobayashi and Saxophonist Ken Kawamura play your favorite Swing Classics and Selections from the Great American Song Book!
This duo is perfect for weddings, parties, receptions, dinners, dances, or any situation where you want classic swing-era music.
This is an instrumental duo, but it can be easily expanded to a trio with a singer or bass player or a full band to meet your event's needs.

***We also perform a large selection of Christmas Holiday Music!

More on the Duo:
Long established OC based pianist and leader Ron Kobayashi has performed with Mel Torme, Eric Marienthal, Phil Upchurch, Teddy Edwards, Kenny Burrell, Margaret Whiting, and Herb Jeffries. He has been featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. Saxophone player Ken Kawamura has been performing various jazz combos groups and jazz orchestras since the early 90's. He has performed in Los Angeles, NYC, and up and down the West Coast with Bobby Bradford, Paul Carman, Joey Seller, Gary Fukushima, and Joel Hamilton.

Ron and/or Ken have performed at many venues in the Southern California Area:
Orange County Center for the Performing Arts, The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Steamers Jazz Cafe, Balboa Pavilion, The Reef, Pelican Hill Resort, Bayside Restaurant, Bistango Restaurant, and more.

*** In the event that the location of the performance does not have a piano, a cartage fee of $75 will be added. This fee includes the providing for your event of an exceptional piano-sounding keyboard, a small sound system, and a microphone. The sound system and microphone will be made available during the event to the client for announcements and speeches. Also, included in this fee is Master of Ceremony services during the time the group is hired.
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Ron and Ken are the GREATEST!!!!! They played background music at my Dad's 90th birthday party, and even though it was not a dance party, they have such a swinging sound that my 90-year-old father got up and danced! During the party numerous guests told me how much they love the music, and the Duo got a round of applause at the end. They really made this very special occasion a very memorable one. Their keyboard and sax make for a fantastic combo. Ron and Ken are supremely talented, versatile, professional, and accommodating musicians, and really nice guys as well. They would make any gathering a very special one, and I give them the highest possible recommendation.

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Sherman Oaks, CA
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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Music at Midday Concert Series
Santa Ana, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fly Me To The Moon
You Don't Get Around Much Anymore
The Way You Look Tonight
Bye Bye Blackbird
Misty
I Can't Get Started
Autumn Leaves
When You're Smiling
I Got Rhythm
Girl From Ipanema
Jazz Duo
Big Band Duo
Swing Duo
Jazz Trio
Swing Trio
Jazz Quartet
Proms
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Baby Showers
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Happy Hours
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Bachelorette Parties
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First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
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Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Ron Kobayashi - Ken Kawamura Duo will also travel to Santa Ana, Villa Park, Irvine, Tustin, Anaheim, Atwood, Placentia, Garden Grove, Yorba Linda, Aliso Vajeo, East Irvine, Fullerton, Silverado, Brea, Fountain Valley, Lake Forest, Costa Mesa, Corona, Midway City, Newport Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Buena Park, Huntington Beach, La Habra, Chino Hills, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Hills, Balboa Island, Balboa.
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