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SEATTLE! WAA Showcases

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Wednesday September 3 – JOIN US!

8:50 pm Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue
Reservations: 206-441-9729
jazzalley.com

10 pm Hard Rock Cafe
16 Pike Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Avenues)

Kenny Endo with Abe Lagrimas (vies/drums/ukulele) and Masaru Koga (flute/shakuhachi)

(Late) SUMMER TAIKO INTENSIVES!!!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Come spend Labor Day Weekend with us!
Workshops in Odaiko and Edo Bayashi Shimedaiko
Friday – Monday, August 29-September 1
For infö & Registration, contact:
taikoclasses@gmail.com

“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!