Taiko is often showcased at matsuri, or festivals, held during special seasons in Asian American communities. In fact, the growth of the art form owes much to the visibility that taiko groups have enjoyed at these celebrations. Koshio Gumi (Koshio Ryu, Taiko -Do gladly participates in these local events, as well as at multicultural and music/dance festivals, state fairs, and city celebrations throughout the country.
Full Concerts and Home Season Concerts
Ken Koshio & KenZoo (professional Team) and Koshio Gumi (Community Team) showcase their rich repertoire in 45 - 90 minute concert sets with creative staging . Concert venues vary in size from small stages to large theaters at schools, colleges, universities, and performing arts centers. A major annual event for Ken Koshio Family Group is our home season concert, an extended series that provides an opportunity to premiere new compositions, try new programming concepts, debut new performing members, and share special time with our dedicated and supportive local audience.
Tours and Residencies
Touring generally takes Ken Koshio on the road for approx. 4 weeks in Japan during the summer.
Bookings are contracted through our office. While on tour, the company performs concerts and conducts residencies, which last from three to seven days and include a combination of full concerts, school programs, and master classes.
We are currently looking for national and international agencies to expand our business here and abroad .
Ken Koshio Production, K2 Enterprise LLC, offers dynamic performances that add excitement to any corporate event. Recent clients include Mitsubishi Mahindra Corporation, AZ Supply, and more.
Add something special to your private event! Ken Koshio Production, K2 Enterprise LLC can liven up your wedding, birthday, or anniversary party with our unique and celebratory performance style.
To increase artistic integrity, share in a variety of creative processes, create a diverse network of fellow performing artists, and reach new audiences, Ken Koshio frequently participates in collaborations that cut across various disciplines. Working with an open mind and open heart, K2 Enterprise LLC strives to expand and enhance the boundaries of Taiko Performance. Past Collaborations have included work with:
Derrick Suwaima Davis - Hoop Dance World Champion, Seven times
Kojima Chieko - Founder of Kodo
Takeru Matsushita - Former Yamato member
Hiro Hayashida and Zipang
Rai Tateishi - Former Kodo Member
Hodgie Joe - Director of Dance & Instructor, The Rock Teen Center
Kenny Perez - Wushu and Kung Fu Martial Artist
Johnny Walker - Bass guitar
Dashmesh - Tabla and Percussion
Garrison Jones - Keyboard
Orgena Rose - Singer, Songwriter, Producer and TV host
Daniel Hirtz - Tabla and Percussion
Stevie Hagel - Drums and Percussion