Kenny Endo Contemporary Taiko
Kenny Endo Contemporary Taiko – 45th Anniversary Tour: Breaking Through Tradition to Innovation
Celebrating his 45th Anniversary in Taiko, Kenny Endo stands at the vanguard of the taiko genre. For 45 years, he has led the way in the U.S. for this Japanese style of drumming, and was the first non-national to be honored with a “natori,” a stage name, in Japan. As a jazz percussionist and award-winning innovator in Japanese taiko, Kenny Endo embodies the history of taiko in the U.S. and his adventurous spirit continues to stretch the genre, incorporating such influences as funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban & Hawaiian, with roots firmly grounded in tradition. His performances are nuanced, brilliant, exciting! Raves a recent presenter, “the concert was absolutely amazing....a modern approach to percussion that I believe is unique in the world today.”
Photo credits: Header photo by Darian Wong. Thumbnail photo courtesy the artist.
For last-minute tickets, please visit our Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. Web sales and phone sales end when doors open, and tickets are often released for in-person, walk-up sale right before the show begins.