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“Island Breeze” CD Release & CONCERTS

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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“Island Breeze” – a trio of world-class musicians come together to
celebrate the release of their new CD!
Jeff Peterson – Grammy award winning Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist
Riley Lee – Shakuhachi master
Kenny Endo – Taiko artist

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Thursday 8.21 7:30 pm @ Maui Arts & Cultural Center McCoy Studio Theatre

http://www.mauiarts.org/?p=2&Month=8&Year=2014&showID=872&d=2014-08-21

Friday 8.22 7:30 pm @ Doris Duke Theatre at Honolulu Museum of Art

https://honolulumuseum.org/events/lectures_performances/14559-music_hawaii_island_breeze_featuring_jeff_peterson_riley_lee_kenny_endo

Music samples available here at this link

http://jeffpetersonguitar.com/site/releases/island-breeze/

Hiroshima and Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

HIROSHIMA & KENNY ENDO TAIKO ENSEMBLE

Since 1974, Asian-American jazz band, Hiroshima, has been entertaining audiences throughout the world. Universally regarded as musical pioneers, the group is best known for fusing Japanese music into its songs. The Grammy-nominated jazz group creates music that is unique and soulful.

Master taiko drummer and musician Kenny Endo is a legend not only in the taiko community, but in the music world as well. A consummate performer, composer and teacher, his music blends taiko and world rhythms to create original compositions.

The Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble will join Hiroshima to perform two concerts benefiting the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple 100th Anniversary.

Location: Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at the Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Tickets: $85

Please click here for tickets sale online

Taiko classes begin Sunday August 10

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Taiko Center of the Pacific Summer Session II begins
Sunday August 10 as scheduled.
For registration: taikoclasses@gmail.com
For information: 808-737-7236; taikoarts@gmail.com
Visit: http://www.kennyendo.com/taiko-center-of-the-pacific

TCP class on Thursday 8.7 Cancelled

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Due to the impending hurricane/storm.  TCP classes scheduled for Thursday August 7 have been cancelled. Thursday classes will now begin on August 21.

Sunday TCP classes and the YG Senior Recital scheduled for Sunday August 10 are also subject to cancellation due to the second impending storm. Please check back for updates.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

UNCOMMON TIME in San Francisco August 3

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Recording for kaDon in Shasta right now…
but heading to the Bay Area soon for
the UNCOMMON TIME performance at the Esplanade,
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
773 Mission Street, San Francisco
Sunday, August 3 1 pm
FREE
http://ybgfestival.org/event/uncommon-time/
Come and enjoy the music featuring
Kenny Endo, Abhijit Banerjee (tabla from Kolkatta India), and John Santos (Afro-Carribbean drums and percussion)

ShastaYama!

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Here we are in beautiful Mt Shasta getting ready to perform for SHASTAYAMA!
6 pm at Shastice Park
TONIGHT!!!! Saturday, July 26, 2014
Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and
The San Francisco Taiko Dojo
Russel Baba, Jeanne Mercer and
Shasta Taiko
Masato Baba
Michelle Fujii
Toru Watanabe
Shoji Kameda
Courtney Deguchi
Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble
http://shastayama.org/Public/HomePage

WORLD TAIKO GATHERING!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

July 17-20 Los Angeles
Workshops, Discussions, Performances, Concerts, and Community Building Activities
BE THERE!!!

http://worldtaikogathering.com

TAIKOZ!!!! Australia’s premier taiko ensemble

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

with special guest, KENNY ENDO

Sunday, July 6, 2014    4 pm

University of Hawai’i Orvis Auditorium

Tickets:  $15-$25

http://ewcarts.bpt.me   /  800-838-3006

Don’t miss this grande opportunity to see & feel Japanese taiko down under!

 

Kenny Endo on Taiko for The MIKADO

Monday, June 9th, 2014

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Kenny Endo will be part of Hawaii Opera Theatre’s latest production The MIKADO. “Set in Japan, this satire on English mores of the time weaves the two cultures seamlessly together with humorous lyrics and elaborate plot twists.” – HOT
PRE-Show performances by TCP 45 and 30 minutes before showtime in front of the Blasidell Concert Hall.

  • June 13, Friday, 8:00pm
  • June 14, Saturday, 8:00pm
  • June 15, Sunday, 4:00pm
  • June 20, Friday, 8:00pm
  • June 21, Saturday, 2:00pm
  • June 22, Sunday, 4:00pm

Tickets Price: $37-125
Buy Tickets:

  • Call the Box Office:
    (808) 596-7858 or 1-800-836-7372
  • Call the Main Office: (808) 596-7372
  • Or Buy Tickets Here: https://purchase-tickets-online.hawaiiopera.org/public/

You’ve never seen an OPERA quite like this!
with costumes by Anne Namba!

An evening of TSUGARU SHAMISEN and TAIKO

Friday, March 28th, 2014

An Evening of Tsugaru Shamisen and Taiko 20140402 updated

Innovative Taiko Artist KENNY ENDO joins forces with one of Japan’s TOP Tsugaru shamisen artists, HIROMITSU AGATSUMA
for a special evening of exciting collaboration and improvisation.  DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY to hear some awesome music in HONOLULU!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
7:30 pm
Tokai University 9F Auditorium
2241 Kapiolani Blvd. Honolulu, HI
FREE PARKING

Advance Sale Tickets available at: taikoarts.brownpapertickets.com
$18  general admission
$15  senior (62+), and current TCP students
$10  youth and college students with current ID
tickets available at http://taikoarts.brownpapertickets.com

For more information,
Tel: (808)737-7236,  taikoarts@gmail.com

Review of Kenny Endo & Hiromitsu Agatsuma concert in Japan Society, New York 2013
http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/kenny-endo-hiromitsu-agatsuma-japan-society-ny-ny-review