Past Conferences


2005 North American Taiko Conference
Los Angeles, California
July 15th-17th, 2005

Workshops

The 2005 Taiko Conference featured a large and diverse selection of taiko workshops, presentations, and discussion sessions, facilitated by the world's leading taiko practitioners.

Taiko Jam

Taiko Conference showcases professional and semi-professional ensembles within the North American taiko community through a featured, theater performance called Taiko Jam. Open to both Conference attendees as well as the general public, Taiko Jam is one of the must-see taiko events of the year. The 2005 Taiko Jam performance featured the following groups.

TAIKOPROJECT, Los Angeles CA
Mu Daiko, Minneapolis MN
Zenshin Daiko, Makawao HI
Stanford Taiko, Stanford CA

Taiko Ten

Taiko Ten is a free, public, outdoor taiko performance showcasing the remarkable variety and talent of the North American taiko world. Ten groups perform for ten minutes each, representing both new and established groups from across North America. The 2005 Taiko Ten performance featured the following groups.

Icho Daiko, Cleveland OH
Cal State Northridge Jishin Daiko, Northridge CA
Denver Taiko, Denver CO
LA Okida Gumi, Los Angeles CA
Nen Daiko, Fairfax Station VA
Kishin Daiko, Los Angeles CA
Misora Taiko, Minneapolis MN
Nazo Daiko, ???
Koshin Taiko, Venice CA
O'Nami Taiko, Alameda CA
Chibi Taiko, Vancouver BC

Drummers' Circle

The 2005 Taiko Conference was financially supported by the generous contributions of the following individuals.

Richard Babington, Buddhist Church of Stockton, Donna Ebata, Craig Faulkner, Florin Kodomo Taiko Group, Elaine Fong, Kathleen Fuller, Diana Furuta, Victor Gin, Nancy Hall, Hinode Taiko, Roy Hirabayashi, Hoh Daiko Drummers, Scott Kajiraoka, Judi Kaminishi, Molly Kitajima, Robert Kitajima, Kodo Art Sphere America, Jo Ann Komai, Stewart Kume, Brian Kurushima, Grace Kurushima, Joyce Layne, Peter Leong, Alex Lubet, Maui Specialty Chocolates, Ronald Miyamura, Alan Nobori, Alan Okada, On Ensemble, Stuart Paton, Larry Rexroth, Stephen Sano, Robert Sauer, Stanley Shikuma, Linda Shishino-Cruz, Jeffrey Tani UCLA Kyodo Taiko, Douglas Uyematsu, Peggy Wallace, A. Watanabe, Christine Yamashita, Theodora Yoshikami, Janet Youngblood, Zenshin Daiko

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2007 North American Taiko Conference
August 9-12
Seattle WA

Taiko Jam

Taiko Conference showcases professional and semi-professional ensembles within the North American taiko community through a featured, theater performance called Taiko Jam. Open to both Conference attendees as well as the general public, Taiko Jam is one of the must-see taiko events of the year. The 2007 Taiko Jam performance featured the following groups.

Chibi Taiko, Los Angeles CA
Fubuki Daiko, Winnipeg MB Canada
One World Taiko, Seattle WA
San Jose Taiko, San Jose CA

Drummers' Circle

The 2007 Taiko Conference was financially supported by the generous contributions of the following individuals.

Marinda Chen, Donna Ebata, Elaine Fong, Tiffany Furuta, Nancy Hall, John Iversen, Anthony Jones, Valerie Jones, Judi Kaminishi, Dan Kinoshita, Bob Kitajima, Faye Komagata, Brian Kurushima, Joyce Layne, Elaine Miyamura, Rev. Ron Miyamura, Joan Miyazaki, Tyler Moriguchi, Joyce Nakamura, Marilyn Nobori, Alan Okada, Larry Rexroth, Robert Sauer, Stan Shikuma, Alison Takenaka, Connie Tsuchiya, Linda Uyechi, Donna Uyematsu, Peggy Wallace, June Washikita O'Neill, Aki Watanabe, Rich, Joyce, and Sam Yamashita, Barbara Yasui, Shidara, Stanford Taiko

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2009 North American Taiko Conference
August 7-9, 2009
Los Angeles CA

Taiko Jam

Taiko Conference showcases professional and semi-professional ensembles within the North American taiko community through a featured, theater performance called Taiko Jam. Open to both Conference attendees as well as the general public, Taiko Jam is one of the must-see taiko events of the year. The 2009 Taiko Jam performance featured the following groups.

Kishin Daiko, West Covina CA
Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko, Las Vegas NV
On Ensemble, Los Angeles CA
Portland Taiko, Portland OR

Taiko Ten

Taiko Ten is a free, public, outdoor taiko performance showcasing the remarkable variety and talent of the North American taiko world. Ten groups perform for ten minutes each, representing both new and established groups from across North America. The 2009 Taiko Ten performance featured the following groups.

Fushicho Daiko, Phoenix AZ
San Diego Taiko, San Diego CA
Wajima Kiriko Daiko Hozonkai, Ishikawa JAPAN
Maze Daiko, Alameda CA
Progressive Taiko, Los Angeles CA
Ho-Etsu Daiko, Chicago MI
LA Matsuri Daiko, Los Angeles CA
Odaiko New England Woburn MA
Yoki Daiko, Los Angeles CA