Jazzy. Earthy. Sassy…while nature inspires and tradition guides, it is Endo’s relentless experimentation and deviations from the conventional that jolt. Music that is transcribed directly from the inside…music that comes from the spirit–that is the music that concerns him.
KENNY ENDO is one of the leading artists in contemporary taiko and percussion. He is at the vanguard of this genre, continuing to pave new paths in Japanese drumming even after forty years as a career taiko artist. A performer, composer, and teacher, with numerous awards and accolades, Kenny is a consummate artist, blending taiko with rhythms influenced from around the world into original melodies and improvisation. He is arguably one of the most versatile musicians in the genre, crossing easily between classical Japanese music and his own neo-traditional, globally inspired variety.