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STI Flyer 2017

Registration for this year’s Summer Taiko Intensive is now open!

Offering 6 exciting courses to choose from, featuring special guest instructors Kyosuke Suzuki from the Wakayama Shachu of Tokyo and Halla Huhm Foundation’s Mary-Jo Freshly (Korean chango” sling drum). Also featuring instructors Kenny Endo and Sean Shibata (Fukuoka)!

The 6 courses offered this summer are:

Kagura Mai (shrine dance moves) – Kyosuke Suzuki
Shimedaiko Edobayashi Techniques – Kyosuke Suzuki
Yokobue (Japanese transverse bamboo flute) – Kyosuke Suzuki
Beta Chuudaiko – Kenny Endo
Korean Changgo Hourglass Drum – Maryjo Freshley
Japanese Festival Music – Sean Shibata

Course Descriptions

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Date Performer City Venue
08/26/17 10:00am Kenny Endo & Taiko Center of the Pacific
Saks Fifth Avenue Fundraiser
Honolulu, Hawaii Halekulani Hotel
Honolulu, Hawaii


08/28/17 - 09/01/17
Taiko Center of the Pacific
(808) 737-7236

5-day taiko intensive in Honolulu, HI. Guest instructors include: KYOSUKE SUZUKI (Tokyo!!!), Mary Jo Freshley, Sean Shibata, and Kenny Endo. Workshops in Korean changgo (predecessor to the sling drum/katsugi), Kagura shrine dance movement basics, yokobue (transverse Japanese bamboo flute), shimedaiko (Edo Bayashi techniques), betadaiko (upright chudaiko), and Japanese festival music! Plus Kyosuke Suzuki performs for the general public. Enjoy good weather & great taiko! Supported in part by the Japan Foundation Los Angeles, and Taiko Arts Center
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Honolulu, HI Honolulu
Honolulu, HI


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09/02/17 6:00pm Kyosuke Suzuki
Visiting artist Kyosuke Suzuki is from the Wakayama Shachu of Tokyo, a group recognized as an intangible cultural property by the Japan Ministry of Culture. He is acknowledged by many around the world as the top lion dancer of the Edo tradition. He will be performing his art for one night only at the old, Izumo Taishakyo Mission in downtown Honolulu on Saturday, September 2 at 6pm. Presented by Izumo Taishakyo Mission, East-West Center Arts Program and Taiko Center of the Pacific. Supported in part by the Japan Foundation Los Angeles Office and Taiko Arts Center.
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Honolulu, HI Izumo Taishakyo Mission
215 N Kukui St.

Honolulu, HI

Free
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09/19/17 7:30pm Kenny Endo & Friends
03-3359-6777

7:45 and 9:45 pm LIVE PERFORMANCES featuring Kenny Endo (Taiko), Hiromitsu Agatsuma (Tsugaru shamisen), Kiyohiko Semba (drums), Hitoshi Hamada (vibes), Kyosuke Suzuki (fue), and Kaori Takahashi (electric violin)
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東京都/ Tokyo, 新宿区 / Shinjuku-ku Jazz Club Someday Tokyo
新宿1-34-8 近代BLD15-B1(旧新宿御苑前ビル)/ 1-34-8 KINDAI BLD 15-B1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-Ku 1-3-8-B1 Kindai Bldg 15

東京都/ Tokyo, 新宿区 / Shinjuku-ku
03-339-6777
5000 yen(1ドリンク付き税込
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Concert
09/19/17 9:30pm Kenny Endo & Friends
03-3359-6777


Kenny Endo LIVE Performance Collaboration with Hiromitsu Agatsuma (Tsugaru shamisen), Kiyohiko Semba (percussion), Hitoshi Hamada (jazz vibist), Kyosuke Suzuki (yokobue bamboo flute), Kaori Takahashi (electric violin), and Kyosuke Suzuki (yokobue bamboo flute). 1st set at 7:45 pm; 2nd set at 9:45 pm

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東京都/ Tokyo, 新宿区 / Shinjuku-ku Jazz Club Someday Tokyo
新宿1-34-8 近代BLD15-B1(旧新宿御苑前ビル)/ 1-34-8 KINDAI BLD 15-B1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-Ku 1-3-8-B1 Kindai Bldg 15

東京都/ Tokyo, 新宿区 / Shinjuku-ku
03-339-6777
5000 yen (includes 1 drink付き), 税込み
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Dance Performance
09/23/17 Keiko Fujii Dance Concert w/ guest artist, Kenny Endo
06-6498-6518; 0798-64-9485


Osaka Pulela Hall
Osaka

Advance Sales: 3500; At the Door: 4000 yen
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10/07/17 7:30pm Kenny Endo
The School of Taiko’s 8th Anniversary Celebration Concert. Congratulations to Ringtaro & Asako Tateishi!
Bellevue, WA Carlson Theatre
Bellevue, WA


10/08/17 3:00pm Kenny Endo & Taiko Center of the Pacific

Honolulu, HI Izumo Taishakyo Mission
215 N Kukui St.

Honolulu, HI


Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble Concert
11/03/17 - 11/05/17
Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble & UHM Dance Department
University of Hawaii’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents: A Hana Hou! performance of one of UH’s most popular dance concerts presented at the Kennedy Theatre. Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific return for a heart-pounding collaboration of dance and drums. This production showcases an interweaving of cultures that reflects and distinguishes Hawai’i. Traditional and contemporary taiko music, together with dance from Hawai’i, Japan, Okinawa, India and contemporary dance highlights the uniqueness of each form, as well as their beauty and power. Throwback Saturday Ticket Prices on Nov 4: $5-$15 Advance SuperSaver (discount) Tickets on sale through September 1, 2017! Free pre-show chat: Saturday, November 4 & 11 at 6:45pm.
Honolulu, HI Kennedy Theatre
1770 East-West Rd

Honolulu, HI
(808) 956-7677
$8-25
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11/10/17 - 11/12/17
Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble & UHM Dance Department
University of Hawaii’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents: A Hana Hou! performance of one of UH’s most popular dance concerts presented at the Kennedy Theatre. Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific return for a heart-pounding collaboration of dance and drums. This production showcases an interweaving of cultures that reflects and distinguishes Hawai’i. Traditional and contemporary taiko music, together with dance from Hawai’i, Japan, Okinawa, India and contemporary dance highlights the uniqueness of each form, as well as their beauty and power. Throwback Saturday Ticket Prices on Nov 4: $5-$15 Advance SuperSaver (discount) Tickets on sale through September 1, 2017! Free pre-show chat: Saturday, November 4 & 11 at 6:45pm.
Honolulu, HI Kennedy Theatre
1770 East-West Rd

Honolulu, HI
(808) 956-7677

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11/17/17 - 11/19/17
Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble & UHM Dance Department
University of Hawaii’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents: A Hana Hou! performance of one of UH’s most popular dance concerts presented at the Kennedy Theatre. Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific return for a heart-pounding collaboration of dance and drums. This production showcases an interweaving of cultures that reflects and distinguishes Hawai’i. Traditional and contemporary taiko music, together with dance from Hawai’i, Japan, Okinawa, India and contemporary dance highlights the uniqueness of each form, as well as their beauty and power. Throwback Saturday Ticket Prices on Nov 4: $5-$15 Advance SuperSaver (discount) Tickets on sale through September 1, 2017! Free pre-show chat: Saturday, November 4 & 11 at 6:45pm.
Honolulu, HI Kennedy Theatre
1770 East-West Rd

Honolulu, HI
(808) 956-7677

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12/10/17 8:00am Kenny Endo & Taiko Center of the Pacific
Honolulu Marathon
Honolulu, HI Honolulu
Honolulu, HI


12/16/17 5:00pm Taiko Center of the Pacific
Taiko Center of the Pacific’s 24th Annual Bonenkai
Honolulu, HI TBA
Honolulu, HI

FREE
Concert
12/17/17 Shakuhachi Masters

Honolulu, HI University of Hawaii – Orvis Auditorium
2411 Dole St

Honolulu, HI


Past Events

Island Breeze-Jeff Peterson (Slack Key Guitar), Riley Lee (Shakuhachi), Kenny Endo (Taiko)


Taiko, Slack Key Guitar, and Shakuhachi. Island Breeze is a trio of world class musicians, each masters of their own instruments, who have come together to create some new and inspiring music. Island Breeze, features taiko artist Kenny Endo, Grammy award winning Jeff Peterson (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar) and shakuhachi master Riley Lee. The group was nominated for Na Hoku Hanohano awards (Hawaii’s version of the Grammys) for Album of the Year and Na Pali for Instrumental Song of the Year in 2015. Don’t miss their once a year concert, this time in the 102 year old Shingon Shu Hawaii temple, up the street from Ala Moana Center. Box Office opens at 6pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

“Island Breeze” is a trio of world class musicians, each masters of their own instruments, who have come together to create some new and beautiful music. Grammy-nominated slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson and shakuhachi master Riley Lee have been working together for many years. They joined forces with taiko master Kenny Endo in 2012 during a week-long artists residency in Honolulu. The three recorded a CD which was released in 2014. The unique blend of slack key guitar, taiko drums and Japanese flute is an inspired sound not to be missed.

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“Island Breeze” is a trio of world class musicians, each masters of their own instruments, who have come together to create some new and beautiful music. Grammy-nominated slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson and shakuhachi master Riley Lee have been working together for many years. They joined forces with taiko master Kenny Endo in 2012 during a week-long artists residency in Honolulu.
The three recorded a CD which was released in 2014. The unique blend of slack key guitar, taiko drums and Japanese flute is an inspired sound not to be missed.

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Date City Venue
08/19/17 7:00pm Honolulu, HI Shingon Shu Hawaii
915 Sheridan Street

Honolulu, HI

$13-23
Island Breeze: Contemporary Ensemble
09/05/16 Honolulu, HI Blue Note Hawaii
2335 Kalakaua Ave

Honolulu, HI
(808) 777-4890

08/26/16 7:30pm Kahului, Maui, HI Maui Arts & Cultural Center McCoy Studio Theatre
1 Cameron Way

Kahului, Maui, HI


Kahilu Quintet – Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble


Featuring: Kenny Endo, Abe Lagrimas Jr (vibes, drumset, ukulele), Todd Yukumoto (saxophone & woodwinds), Yi Chieh Lai (guzheng), Patrick Oiye (Tsugaru shamisen, taiko)
Date City Venue
Concert
05/21/17 6:00pm Honolulu, HI Shingon Shu Hawaii
915 Sheridan Street

Honolulu, HI

$20 general admission; $17 seniors (65+), military, students; $12 youth to age 17

Kenny Endo


In 2017, the North American Taiko Conference will travel to the Southern California coast! We are pleased to announce that NATC 2017 will be held on campus at UC San Diego from August 10-13, 2017. We look forward to a weekend of workshops, concerts, and lectures at one of the top universities in California.

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The Art of Taiko with Kenny Endo, a lecture/demonstration. From the sound of thunder to falling snow, the taiko is able to express a multitude of sounds and evoke emotions and images.

Room 102 Kenny Endo Taiko Seminar a Taiko Summit Colorado event
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Date City Venue
North American Taiko Conference 2017
08/10/17 - 08/13/17
La Jolla, CA University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr

La Jolla, CA


06/24/17 10:00am Honolulu, HI Hawaii Kai Public Library
249 Lunalilo Home Road

Honolulu, HI
808-397-5833
FREE for concert ticket holders
06/10/17 11:15am Boulder, CO Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado Boulder
1595 Pleasant Avenue

Boulder, CO
303-492-8423
FREE for concert ticket holders

Kenny Endo & Kaoru Watanabe


Celebrating a collaboration between Japan and Turkey.
Date City Venue
Concert
07/21/17 Istanbul Istanbul
Istanbul


Kenny Endo & Taiko Center of the Pacific


Enjoy the world’s largest collection of Japanese sake outside of Japan. Nearly 400 varieties of high quality sake (some not available in the US) and delicious pupus from 21 of Hawaii’s top restaurants. Endo & Taiko Center of the Pacific performs at the opening of the event and Endo kicks off the Guinness Book of World Records attempt for the Biggest KAMPAI. Be a part of the KAMPAI Toast at 8 pm! If you like to eat and drink, JOY of SAKE is one of the BEST events in Honolulu!




Date City Venue
08/04/17 5:30pm Honolulu, HI Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave

Honolulu, HI
(808) 943-3500
$95
Mayor’s Office of Culture & the Arts “Mango Jam”
07/14/17 4:30pm Honolulu, HI Honolulu Hale – Frank F. Fasi Civic Center Grounds
530 S King St.

Honolulu, HI


Cherry Blossom Festival Ball
03/18/17 Honolulu, HI Waikiki
Honolulu, HI


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Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble


Private events in Istanbul, Turkey

Kenny Endo, Kaoru Watanabe (fue, taiko), and Sumie Kaneko (shamisen, koto, vocals). Julia Misawa, the Executive producer & Director of Taiko Summit Colorado, is proud to present internationally renowned Taiko Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka with San Francisco Taiko Dojo; the honourable Kenny Endo, the first foreigner to be honoured with a “natori”, a stage name in Japanese classical drumming; the Grammy Award Winner Koji Nakamura; GONNA, the Wadaiko x Marimba group of Japan; the local group of this city – Boulder Taiko Ensemble
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with guest artists: Brad Dutz (vibraphone, drumset, congas, percussion) Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (vibraphone, drumset, congas, percussion) Derek Nakamoto (keyboards, synthesizer) Hitomi Oba (saxophone, flute) Yuki Yasuda (koto)
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Date City Venue
07/21/17 8:00pm Istanbul Ciragan Palace and Esma Sultan Mansion
Istanbul


Taiko Summit Concert
06/10/17 7:00pm Boulder, CO Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado Boulder
1595 Pleasant Avenue

Boulder, CO
303-492-8423

Concert
10/30/16 Anaheim, CA Orange County Buddhist Church
909 S Dale Ave

Anaheim, CA
(714) 827-9590

Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble & Taiko Center of the Pacific


Noel Okimoto (vibraphone, drumset) Christopher Yohmei Blasdel (shakuhachi) Yi-Chieh Lai (gu zheng) and Taiko Center of the Pacific Performing Ensemble


Date City Venue
Concert
05/14/16 6:00pm Hilo, HI Sangha hall
398 Kilauea Avenue

Hilo, HI
(808) 961-6677

Musical Bridges Around the World: Cherry Blossom


with Kaoru Watanabe (fue, taiko), Sumie Kaneko (koto, shamisen, vocals)


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with Kaoru Watanabe (fue, taiko), Sumie Kaneko (koto, shamisen, vocals)


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Date City Venue
Musical Bridges Around the World: Cherry Blossom Concert
04/10/16 6:30pm San Antonio, TX San Fernando Cathedral
115 Main Plaza

San Antonio, TX
210-227-1297
FREE
Musica Viva
04/09/16 6:30pm San Antonio, TX Private Residence
San Antonio, TX
(210) 464-1534
By Invitation

Satsuki Festival & Bazaar


Kenny Endo (taiko) and Shoko Hikage, Mas Koga, Eien Ishikawa-Hunter, Noriko Tsuboi Nusthit


Photo Credit: Mark Welden-Smith

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Date City Venue
Satsuki Arts Festival & Bazaar
05/22/16 12:00pm Berkeley, CA Berkeley Buddhist Temple
2121 Channing Way

Berkeley, CA

Free

Taiko Center of the Pacific


808-945-7633

JCCH’s “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” banquet honoring Kenny & Chizuko Endo, Taiko Center of the Pacific, and others who have helped to advance the mission of the JCCH, enhance the development of the JA community, and/or worked to preserve and perpetuate JA heritage and culture in Hawai’i.

Taiko Center of the Pacific Performing Ensemble



Greet the New Year at Sunrise at the Makapu’u Lighthouse. Gates open at 5:30 am for the one-mile hike. A beautiful way to start 2017! Featuring the Taiko Center of the Pacific
Date City Venue
06/17/17 5:00pm Honolulu, HI Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
2005 Kalia Rd

Honolulu, HI
(808) 949-4321
$200 (JCCH members)-$250 (non-members)
New Year’s Celebration at Market City
01/14/17 10:00am Honolulu, HI Market City Shopping Center
2919 Kapiolani Blvd

Honolulu, HI


01/01/17 7:05am Waimanalo, Hawaii Makapu’u Lighthouse, Ka’iwi State Scenic Shoreline Park
East Oahu

Waimanalo, Hawaii

Free
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Taiko Masters


Learn taiko drumming, dancing and bamboo flute from Tokyo’s world-famous Oedo Sukeroku Taiko founder Seido Kobayashi and esteemed performer Mizuho Zako; world renowned Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka; Nosuke Akiyana (lion dancer); Kenny Endo Ensemble (June 11); and members of GONNA – Wadaiko x Marimba. (June 13-15)
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Date City Venue
06/11/17 10:00am Boulder, CO Colorado University Recreation Center
http://www.colorado.edu/recreation/

Boulder, CO

Starting at $100
06/11/17 10:00am Boulder, CO Colorado University Recreation Center
http://www.colorado.edu/recreation/

Boulder, CO