About Ron King
Ron King 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”.
Ron presently leads the “Ron King Quartet”, having featured (the late, great bassist), Dave Carpenter, as well as in current times, the superb drummer, Gary Novak, plus has been involved with numerous music projects and CDs that include such artists as David Foster, Jeff Lorber, Michael Bolton, Queen Latifah, Brian Simpson, and Michael Paulo, to name but a few. He currently leads his Big Band also, featuring his own compositions and those of such notables as Billy Byers, Don Costa, and many others.
Ron King grew up in rural southern California and began to play the trumpet, at the age of 8. He quickly excelled at his chosen instrument, and by the time he was in the 6th grade, at only age 11, he was winning top awards and honors in solo competitions. This continued until he graduated from high school. He then went on to complete his college education, graduating with Honors from California State University Los Angeles, with a Major in Music, and a Minor in Musicology.