The Palo Alto Buddhist Temple is presenting two benefit concerts featuring Hiroshima and Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble at Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at the Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303, on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Tickets are $85 and all proceeds for this event will benefit the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple 100th Anniversary. The matinee concert is at 3:00 pm; the evening concert is at 7:00 pm.
Since 1974, Asian-American jazz band, Hiroshima, has been entertaining audiences throughout the world. Universally regarded as musical pioneers, the group is best known for fusing Japanese music into its songs. The Grammy-nominated jazz group creates music that is unique and soulful.
The Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble features Kenny Endo (taiko), Kaoru Watanabe (taiko, fue), Hiroshi Tanaka (taiko), Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (drums, vibraphone, ukulele). Master taiko drummer and musician Kenny Endo is a legend not only in the taiko community, but in the music world as well. A consummate performer, composer and teacher, his music blends taiko and world rhythms to create original compositions.
To order, use the links below to purchase tickets for either the 3:00PM Matinee Show or the 7:00PM Evening Show.
Tickets purchased before August 1, 2014 will be mailed via US Postal Service. After August 1st, tickets may be picked up at the “Will Call” table 1 hour prior to the concert start time. (Note: PayPal account not necessary for purchases)
For more information, please send email to: email@example.com or check out www.pabt.org.
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