Join world-renowned taiko artists in an informal, intimate setting!
Mark H is proud to present this unique series of Meet the Artist concerts in which taiko artists play some of their favorite pieces, share works-in-progress, discuss their influences, answer audience questions, and much more.
Anything can happen at Meet the Artist – we’ve had Mongolian throat singing (courtesy of Shoji Kameda), ukelele (courtesy of Kenny Endo’s special guest, Abe Lagrimas, Jr), spontaneous storytelling (courtesy of Mark H and Kris Bergstrom), and audience members helping to create a special, improvisational piece (courtesy of Tiffany Tamaribuchi).
We welcome you to join us for our next Meet the Artist concert! Whether you’re an experienced taiko player or someone looking forward to seeing taiko for the very first time (and whether we’re gathering in person or on Zoom!), this will be an evening of taiko that you’ll never forget.
none scheduled at this time, but we’re hoping to host more concerts (either virtual or in-person) soon!
It was our pleasure to offer a special series of Meet the Artist concerts featuring our amazing CONNECT 2022 instructors! Thanks to everyone who helped us keep the CONNECT spirit going by joining us for an evening of performance and conversation on Zoom. We look forward to the day we are all able to get together safely in person once more!
Ryo Shimamoto (CONNECT instructor)
Friday, February 19, 2021
Michelle Fujii & Toru Watanabe
featuring Unit Souzou ensemble!
January 30, 2021
David Wells (CONNECT instructor)
December 20, 2020
Yurika Chiba (CONNECT instructor)
November 20, 2020
June 7, 2019
February 18, 2018
November 19, 2017
February 24, 2017
August 21, 2016
May 8, 2016
March 20, 2016
September 27, 2015
Check out some awesome photos & video from previous Meet the Artist performances!