April 25, 2022
Taiko returns to the Ordway at last! Come celebrate Kenny Endo's 45th Anniversary as one of the world's leading artists in contemporary percussion and rhythm. As a jazz percussionist and early taiko pioneer, Kenny Endo continues to stretch the genre, incorporating influences like funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban & Hawaiian, with roots firmly grounded in tradition. Based in Hawaii, Endo tours worldwide with his Contemporary Ensemble – taiko, vibes, drums, ‘ukulele, flute, koto (or shamisen) performed by renowned performers from the U.S. and Japan. Joining him onstage will also be local favorites, Ensō Daiko.