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San Jose Taiko, with a deep respect of cultural traditions and a commitment to artistic excellence, is dedicated to the advancement of the taiko art form through the development of its world-class Performing Ensemble and the San Jose Taiko Conservatory.

San Jose Taiko is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.



San Jose Taiko members are more than performers; they contribute to the longevity of the organization. Each member dedicates 5 to 15 hours each week to rehearse, perform, and teach SJT's many workshops and classes. The awards and recognition given to San Jose Taiko are shared with all performing members, past and present.

* Chang, Rina - Performing Member
* Chiba, Yurika - Artistic Staff
* Hirabayashi, PJ - Artistic Director Emeritus
* Hirabayashi, Roy - Founder
* Hudson, Alex - Performing Member
* Hudson, Meg Suzuki - Artistic Staff
* Imperial, Franco - Artistic Director
* Ishida, Allison - Performing Member
* King, Sylvia - Performing Member
* Koyama, Alix - Performing Member
* Kume, Stewart - Performing Member
* Kume, Trish Wong - Performing Member
* Mattern, Britt - Associate Member
* Murotsune, Pam - Associate Member
* Noone, Geoff - Artistic Staff
* Ogawa, Matt - Performing Member
* Sekiguchi, Rylan - Associate Member
* Solomon, Dylan - Performing Member
* Uemura, Wisa - Executive Director
* Urushima, Pear - Associate Member
* Weiner, Adam - Performing Member
* Wing, Kelli - Apprentice
* Wong, Craig - Performing Member
* Yamanaka, Byron - Performing Member



Local Booking Information

San Jose Taiko
565 N. 5th Street
San Jose, California 95112
Phone: (408) 293-9344
Fax: (408) 293-9366
Main email: info (at) taiko (dot) org
Website comments: webmaster (at) taiko (dot) org

Domestic (North America) Booking Information
Siegel Artist Management
Website: http://www.siegelartist.com

European Booking Information
Luisa Parrellli
Vertigo Music
Phone: #39 0331 920 720
Fax: #39 0331 919 007
Email: info (at) vertigomusic (dot) it
Website: http://www.vertigomusic.it

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