Upcoming Events

Taiko Center of the Pacific Fellowship.
Taiko Center of the Pacific Fellowship. Deadline: May 2, 2017
Date Performer City Venue
TCP Fellowship Application Deadline
05/02/17 Kenny Endo
A one-year scholarship to study traditional and contemporary taiko in Honolulu, Hawaii. Fellowship begins summer 2017 for 2017 – 2018 (start date flexible).
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Honolulu, HI Honolulu
Honolulu, HI


Maui Matsuri
05/06/17 4:00pm Kenny Endo

Maui, HI Maui
Maui, HI


Japan America Society of Hawaii “Japan Day”
05/09/17 Kenny Endo

Honolulu, HI Honolulu
Honolulu, HI


Taiko Summit Concert
06/10/17 1:00pm Kenny Endo
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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Boulder, CO Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado Boulder
1595 Pleasant Avenue

Boulder, CO
303-492-8423

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06/17/17 5:00pm Kenny Endo
JCCH’s “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” banquet honoring those 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.
Honolulu, HI Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
2005 Kalia Rd

Honolulu, HI
(808) 949-4321

Mayor’s Office of Culture & the Arts “Mango Jam”
07/14/17 4:30pm Kenny Endo

Honolulu, HI Honolulu Hale – Frank F. Fasi Civic Center Grounds
530 S King St.

Honolulu, HI


North American Taiko Conference 2017
08/10/17 - 08/13/17
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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La Jolla, CA University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr

La Jolla, CA


08/28/17 - 09/01/17
Taiko Center of the Pacific
5-day taiko intensive in Honolulu, HI. Enjoy good weather & great taiko!
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Honolulu, HI Honolulu
Honolulu, HI


Dance Performance
09/23/17 Keiko Fujii Dance Concert w/ guest artist, Kenny Endo

Osaka Pulela Hall
Osaka


Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble Concert
11/03/17 - 11/05/17
Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble & UHM Dance Department

Honolulu, HI Kennedy Theatre
1770 East-West Rd

Honolulu, HI
(808) 956-7677

11/10/17 - 11/12/17
Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble & UHM Dance Department

Honolulu, HI Kennedy Theatre
1770 East-West Rd

Honolulu, HI
(808) 956-7677

11/17/17 - 11/19/17
Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble & UHM Dance Department

Honolulu, HI Kennedy Theatre
1770 East-West Rd

Honolulu, HI
(808) 956-7677

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 Kenny Endo

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

Honolulu, HI


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Past Events

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


“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
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


Kenny Endo  






Duration: 2 hours
To register, contact: info@taikonyc.com

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Date City Venue
East West Fest
04/09/17 3:15pm Honolulu, HI East-West Center
1601 East-West Road

Honolulu, HI
(808) 944-7111

Concert
03/29/17 Kauai, HI Kauai
Kauai, HI


Workshop
02/26/17 4:00pm Brooklyn, NY Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center
950 St Johns Place

Brooklyn, NY

$40

Kenny Endo & Taiko Center of the Pacific  




Ring in the New Year with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii’s “Ohana Festival” – cultural performances, activities for the whole family. Taiko Center of the Pacific performance follows the New Year Blessing at 10 am on Moiliili Field. Feed the Edo Kotobushi Jishi (Good Luck Lion from Edo) for Good Luck and Good Fortune in 2017.

Celebrate the New Year Evening at Galleria, DFS (Duty Free Shoppers) in Waikiki. Feed the Edo Kotobushi Jishi (Japanese Lion from Edo) for good luck and good fortune!
Date City Venue
Cherry Blossom Festival Ball
03/18/17 Honolulu, HI Waikiki
Honolulu, HI


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Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii’s Ohana Festival
01/08/17 10:00am Honolulu, HI Moiliili Park, x from Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
1115 Isenberg Street

Honolulu, HI

FREE
01/01/17 6:00pm Honolulu, HI Galleria at DFS, Duty Free Shoppers Waikiki
330 Royal Hawaiian Avenue

Honolulu, HI

FREE

Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble  


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
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  


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

Korean Festival Hawaii 2016
Date City Venue
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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08/13/16 10:00am Honolulu, HI Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds
650 S King Street

Honolulu, HI


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