Java Jazz Festival's fans might be familiar with this artist. Ron King Big Band is one of the regulars that play in the festival. Ron King himself is one of the finest trumpet / composer / arranger artists, in the world today. A Grammy nominated soloist, he is also one of L.A.’s top studio lead / jazz / improvisational trumpet players. He has received many awards, from the IAJE, NAJE, ASCAP, and the RMA. He has attained Gold Records, for working with such artists as George Benson, Ricki Lee Jones, and Marvin Gaye. In addition to these artists, he has also performed and recorded with: “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno “The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra “, “Frank Sinatra”, “Keely Smith”, “The Jimmy Kimmel Live” television show, ABC TV’s, “The Next Best Thing”, “Tony Bennett”, “Johnny Mathis”, and featured on the “Grammy Awards”. He also has performed and recorded with every jazz “Big Band” in L.A., including “Bill Holman”, “Clayton Hamilton”,”Don Menza”, and many others. He’s played for countless movie, television, and commercial soundtracks, including Academy Award Winner, “Children of a Lesser God”, and “Ocean’s 11”.