TAIKOPROJECT is an internationally-acclaimed taiko drumming ensemble based in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles. The group has been featured in the most high-profile television appearances of any taiko group, including the Academy Awards (2009), the Grammy Awards (2011), Jimmy Kimmel Live (2013), and Conan (2013). TAIKOPROJECT provides participatory taiko workshops for events as well as high-energy and dynamic performances ranging from 15 - 45 minutes in length. They have been trained by the Music Center Education Division and are currently on the Segerstrom Center's ArtsTeach Artist Roster.
I highly recommend hiring this group. We hired them for a corporate cocktail party and our attendee's were absolutely amazed!!!! They are extremely easy to work with and very professional.
You will not be disappointed!!
Taeko Project team did an amazingly beautiful high energy performance. We absolutely loved the performance and the educational component for the children at Calvary school. It was a pleasure to work with them. Thanks so much! Claudia
I typically do not give glowing reviews because I believe the neutrality of the reviewer tends to be suspect. However, in this case I nothing but good things to say. They respond promptly, conduct themselves professionally, arrive on time and charge surprisingly little. I highly recommend their services.
Very professional and energetic group. Great for corporate and large events. Highly recommend Taikoproject!
Price Range: $1000 and up
Gig Length: 15 - 45 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - TAIKOPROJECT is fully insured with a General Liability and Auto Insurance policies.
What to Expect
We here at TAIKOPROJECT pride ourselves in providing the utmost in professionalism in our performances as well as the booking and coordination process. Clients can expect nothing but the best when it comes to our performances and administration. Audiences can expect to be enthralled by the power of the Japanese drums and thoroughly entertained and impressed by the technique, musicianship, and stage presence of the performers.
TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers dedicated to promoting and advancing the American art of taiko. Through public performances, education, and outreach activities, TAIKOPROJECT is committed to preserving taiko as a dynamic element of Japanese American culture and heritage. In addition to maintaining taiko as a community-based tradition, TAIKOPROJECT also incorporates unconventional and innovative concepts to expand artistic boundaries.
We have worked with top event and meeting planners from all over the country to provide clients and audiences with an unforgettable taiko drumming experience for their events. Production companies and meeting planners we have worked with include: Jam USA (Chicago, IL), Arimaw Productions (San Diego, CA), Bollotta Entertainment (San Diego, CA), Aerial Experience Productions (Santa Clarita, CA), Baker Dillon Group (Clovis, CA), Best Agency (Las Vegas, NV), Frank Boehm Productions (San Francisco, CA), Concentrix Events (Chicago, IL), Drury Design Dynamics (New York, NY), Epic Entertainment (La Jolla, CA), ExhibitWorks Inc. (Foothill Ranch, CA), GodsKitchen Productions (New York, NY), Hi-Hat Productions (Los Angeles, CA), Invision Communications (Walnut Creek, CA), Martin Brinkerhoff & Associates (Irvine, CA), Scott Mauro Events (Los Angeles, CA), Media Loft (Minneapolis, MN), Octagon Events (Hong Kong), Party Productions NYC (New York, NY), Run Jump Fly Creative (Hollywood, CA), Stoelt Productions (Los Angeles, CA), Tick Tock Productions (Burbank, CA), Wilson Dow Group (Chicago, IL), and New York/Tokyo Productions (New York, NY).
Additional Booking Notes
Our ideal performance space is an actual stage, but we are flexible to a degree for non-traditional performance spaces. We cannot perform on dirt or grass, or in direct sunlight for more than 15 minutes at a time (due to the high physically intensive nature of our performances).
Past Booked Events
|April 22, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
|February 15, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Cultural Event|
|May 30, 2015||Corporate Event|
Our set lists vary based on the type, scale, and length of the performance and venue. We are happy to work with clients to find the right combination of songs for an unforgettable performance.
|Bryan Yamami||Managing Director|
|Masato Baba||Artistic Director|
Influences & Inspiration
We have been influenced by many of our taiko instructors and teachers from whom we are carrying on the traditions of taiko into the future.
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