2016 / Taiko: Kenny Endo conret at Orange County Buddhist Church, Oct. 30

Kenny Endo & Friends with Donors 9-13-2016 outlined

Orange County Buddhist Church Presents|
ENNY ENDO & Friends in Concert
Sunday October 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Orange County Buddhist Church
909 S. Dale Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804

One of the leading personas in contemporary percussion and rhythm, KENNY ENDO is at the vanguard of the taiko genre, continuing to carve new territory Japanese drumming.

A performer, composer, and teacher of taiko, he has received numerous awards and accolades. He has performed for Michael Jackson and Prince, opened for The Who, performed a duet with singer Bobby McFerrin, and is featured on the soundtracks for Kayo Hatta’s film “Picture Bride”, Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now”, and worked on James Cameron’s “Avatar.”

Kenny is a consummate artist, blending taiko with artists from around the world.  Kenny’s taiko are provided courtesy of Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten.

Besides Kenny, who plays the taiko set, odaiko, tsuzumi – he will be joined by

Derek Nakamoto – keyboard

Hitomi Oba – saxophone / flute

Yuki Yasuda – koto

Brad Dutz – vibraphone, congas, percussion

• Abe Lagrimas, Jr. – ukulele – vibraphone, congas, percussion

Additional information on Kenny Endo and the other performers, including links to their websites are at the Online payment site at the link below.

Proceeds to benefit the OCBC 50th Anniversary project.
Sponsored in part by Union Bank and the Folick Family.