San Jose, California as well as the Bay Area, has a lot of talented musicians and bands that are so underrated. My husband says it’s because San Jose Jazz Festival committee, don’t promote its local talent. For several years my husband and the bands he played with would send in CD’s and get turned down. Yet instead play festivals in other cities like San Francisco, Berkeley and Sacramento and get on the main stage opening for artist or head lining. One artist that is playing the San Jose Jazz Festival has deep roots in San Jose. I’m talking about Ron Scott, he was born in San Jose and raised here in the Sunnyhills section of Milpitas. He is a self-taught jazz keyboardist, songwriter and director. Ron as well as his band, The 650 Connection is a mix of urban, smooth, funky, R&B jazz, with fiery Latin rhythms. Ron Scott and his band The 650 Connection has opened for and played with some vary notable recording artist like Chaka Khan, Raheem Devaughn, The O’Jays , Lenny Williams, Whispers, Regina Belle, The DeBarges, Billy Preston and Rose Royce, El Chicano, Lakeside and Bryon Miller. Ron Scott’s latest album ‘In the Keys of Love’ was released in 2014. This album has several songs that are going on my play list like, “Funkin' for Luv (feat. Rasheed Wedlow)”, “My Sweet Diary (feat. Juan Escovedo & Rasheed Wedlow)”, “Last Night Was Amazing (feat. Frank Threadgill Sr.)”, “n the Keys of Love”, “Afro Cuban Blues (feat. Tony Lindsay, Juan Escovedo, Ric Feliciano & Federico Zuniga)” and “Midnight Strut (feat. Rick Warren, Jivoni Jordan, Lucien La Motte, Larry Refu Sanders & Clay Bandy)”. Ron Scott may not be playing on the main stage, in my opinion he should be. He is playing on the YP Gordon Biersch Stage on August 7, 2015 at 8pm. Go check out Ron Scott, you will be happily amazed at his talent and become a fan. Listen to songs from Ron Scott on Streetwise Radio. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on Pandora, iTunes, Live365, Athena365 and MyGen365.