TAIKOPROJECT
TAIKOPROJECT delivered dynamic performances to our audiences that did not disappoint!
— Dayna Martinez, Artistic Director of Community and Education Programming, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
TAIKOPROJECT: SURROUNDING SUNS

TAIKOPROJECT: SURROUNDING SUNS

PERFORMING ARTS CENTERS

Since 2003, TAIKOPROJECT has been one of the leading American taiko performing ensembles, seamlessly combining the best of traditional and powerful taiko styles with an innovative, sublime, modern aesthetic.  

Shows currently on offer include:

SURROUNDING SUNS
An exhilarating and explosive concert of percussive power, strength and precision artfully blends music, theater, choreography, costumes and set design. Immersing audiences in a world of aural and visual soundscapes, the company’s enthralling, artful fluidity and graceful movement harkens back to taiko's ancient roots in the martial arts. TAIKOPROJECT’s powerful drumming unites ancient Japanese tradition with 21st century American innovation. Instruments featured are percussion, bamboo flutes, marimba and koto (Japanese harp). 

9-12 performers, for venues with a large stage and full production capabilities. 
 

TAIKOPROJECT ALL-STARS
TAIKOPROJECT’s core musicians in a high energy, dynamic performance contrasting the power and excitement of Japanese drums with the subtle melodic accompaniment and nuance of the koto (Japanese harp), marimba, and yokobue (bamboo flute). 

6 performers, for smaller venues and streamlined technical considerations.


TAIKOPROJECT + RYUTARO KANEKO: INTERLOCKING RHYTHMS
Blending TAIKOPROJECT's youthful energy and groundbreaking aesthetic with the nuanced virtuosity of Kaneko, the former Artistic Director for the world-famous KODO, "Interlocking Rhythms" is a musical journey like no other taiko show on offer. 

10 performers, TAIKOPROJECT + Ryutaro Kaneko, large venues.


TAIKOPROJECT + QUETZAL: CONCRETE SAPLINGS
Selected as a 2016 MAPFund-supported project, this full-length concert program features Grammy Award-winning Chican@ folk-rock band Quetzal with TAIKOPROJECT, exploring musical and cultural intersections and featuring stunning visuals by famed East LA artist Jose Ramirez.

10 performers, TAIKOPROJECT + Quetzal, large venues.

 

To book SURROUNDING SUNS, ALL-STARS, and INTERLOCKING RHYTHMS, contact Sue Endrizzi-Morris and Don Osborne at California Artists Management.

To book CONCRETE SAPLINGS, contact TAIKOPROJECT Executive Director Bryan Yamami.

TAIKOPROJECT + QUETZAL: CONCRETE SAPLINGS

TAIKOPROJECT + QUETZAL: CONCRETE SAPLINGS

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TAIKOPROJECT + RYUTARO KANEKO: INTERLOCKING RHYTHMS

TAIKOPROJECT + RYUTARO KANEKO: INTERLOCKING RHYTHMS

TAIKOPROJECT ALL-STARS

TAIKOPROJECT ALL-STARS

Poise, professionalism, and polish— the only way to describe TAIKOPROJECT, whose commitment to excellence is unparalleled.
— Anthony Bollotta, Bollotta Events
Zojirushi America - 2017 Thirtieth Anniversary Gala Dinner

Zojirushi America - 2017 Thirtieth Anniversary Gala Dinner

SPECIAL EVENTS

TAIKOPROJECT has performed for special events all over the world, providing taiko to add an unforgettable, exciting visual and aural element to enthrall audiences.  From short, powerful openers to extended-length sets, we have done it all!  We pride ourselves in being the leading choice for special events, video appearances, content creation, and audio recording locally and across the U.S.  TMEG Productions, Octagon Events, Wilson Dow Group, and ZenArts are just a few of the dozens of event and production companies we have worked with over the last two decades.

For more information or to discuss how we can bring some excitement and energy to your event, email Executive Director Bryan Yamami at: bryanyamami@gmail.com

Flora Springs Winery - Trilogy 2016 Reception

Flora Springs Winery - Trilogy 2016 Reception

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Occidental College Convocation Ceremonies - 2017

Occidental College Convocation Ceremonies - 2017

Hospitality Uncorked, LA Live - 2017

Hospitality Uncorked, LA Live - 2017

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CORPORATE EVENTS

Over the years, TAIKOPROJECT has been invited to infuse taiko into store openings, employee conferences, gala dinners, product launches, fashion shows, and customer recognition events all over the world.  Each event is customized for the scale and scope of the event and we pride ourselves on 100% client satisfaction.  We bring our high standards of performance and professionalism for your event, big or small, and will leave a lasting impression on your guests!

Just look at a selection of some of the clients and venues we've performed for to see the breadth of our experience and range.

For booking information or to start customizing a taiko performance for your corporate event, contact Executive Director Bryan Yamami at bryanyamami@gmail.com.

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Instrumentally dynamic, engaging, and visually stimulating— great entertaining fun”
— Dan Gaines, Orange County Fair
San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Escondido, CA) - Summer 2015

San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Escondido, CA) - Summer 2015

FAIRS, THEME PARKS, & ZOOS

TAIKOPROJECT is the most active taiko performance ensemble in the fair, theme park, and zoo industry.  The team has been booked for long-term and repeat engagements across the country, including the Nebraska State Fair, the Indiana State Fair, SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the OC Fair.

Stage performances and strolling performances are available in various performer group size configurations, with optional audience participation segments.

For more information, contact us at taikoproject@gmail.com

OC Fair (Costa Mesa, CA) - Summer 2013

OC Fair (Costa Mesa, CA) - Summer 2013

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WEDDINGS

Looking to add something exciting or your wedding reception entrance or an unforgettable surprise taiko performance for your friends and family?  We have worked with brides, grooms, and some of Southern California's top wedding planners to add taiko to make their special day one-of-a-kind!  

For a quote, contact Jenny Mimura at taikoproject@gmail.com

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Photo Credits (from top left): Rachel McCauley, Lacie Hansen