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Aug. 16: Hiroshima & Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble Perform Benefit Concerts for Palo Alto Buddhist Temple 100th Anniversary

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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.

PURCHASE TICKETS
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: concert@pabt.org or check out www.pabt.org.

Purchase tickets for the 3:00PM Matinee Show

Purchase tickets for the 7:00PM Evening Show

Other Articles on Kenny Endo and Hiroshima:

Other Articles by Lia Chang
Taiko Master Kenny Endo and Hiromitsu Agatsuma on Shamisen at Japan Society on June 5, 2013
Two-Time Grammy Nominated Hiroshima Kicks off 2013 Spring Tour at The Laguna Playhouse, with Special Guest Taiko Master Kenny Endo on April 15, 2013
Living Colour Vivid 25th Anniversary US Tour – Spring 2013
Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe Celebrate New CD, Convergence with Concerts in Washington D.C. on February 27 and in New York on March 5, 2013
Two-Time Grammy Nominated Hiroshima Performs at Yoshi’s Oakland, August 17-19, 2012
H I R O S H I M A in Benefit Concert for Japan on 9/21 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in NY
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Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia recently starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, Lorey Hayes, Marcus Naylor and Phynjuar, and made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York.  

She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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