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Kenny Endo: 45th Anniversary Tour

Kenny Endo: 45th Anniversary Tour

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When

Sat, May 14, 2022 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where

Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Description

DOORS 6:30PM, SHOW 7:00PM

CELEBRATING 45 YEARS IN TAIKO – Kenny Endo is at the vanguard of the taiko genre, continually paving new paths for this Japanese style of drumming. A performer, composer, and teacher of taiko with numerous awards and accolades, Kenny Endo is a consummate artist, blending Japanese taiko with rhythms influenced from around the world into original melodies and improvisation.

 

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DINNER TIMES: 5:00PM & 9:00PM

Celebrate 45 years of Kenny Endo back at JACCC, and walk over to the Toshizo Watanabe Culinary Cultural Center overlooking the Japanese Garden. JACCC Resident Chef Chris Ono will prepare a wonderful array of the most popular and unique Hawaiian comfort foods. Enjoy what is known as Hawaiian regional cooking in typical mixed plate fashion, with Chef Chris’ ‘Ono-licious’ touches. Experience the savory fused flavors of the Pacific and the many cultures that make up Hawaii’s tasty dishes. First dinner seating starts at 5:00pm, before the concert; the second "after-concert" dinner seating starts at 9:00pm. Specialty cocktail, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.

“ONOLICIOUS” MENU

HAWAIIAN-STYLE SHORT RIB MUSUBI
Sesame-ginger marinated short ribs braised and shredded to create a Hawaiian-style Musubi rice ball.
Koshihikari rice, wasabi furikake, green onion

MISOYAKI SANTA BARBARA BLACK COD
Local cod marinated in miso and grilled over binchotan coals

SHAVED GREEN ASPARAGUS & DAIKON SALAD
white soy vinaigrette

SPANISH-STYLE “SPAM” CROQUETTE
with Meyer lemon aioli

COCONUT HAUPIA CAKE
with pineapple rum sauce

VEGETARIAN OPTION

UME SHISO ONIGIRI
with ume furikake

MISOYAKI MAITAKE MUSHROOM
Farmers Market-sourced, miso dressing

SHAVED GREEN ASPARAGUS & DAIKON SALAD
white soy vinaigrette

CREAM CORN CROQUETTE
with Meyer lemon aioli

COCONUT HAUPIA CAKE
with pineapple rum sauce


PERFORMANCE (RESERVED SEATING)

$35 ORCHESTRA / $25 BALCONY
($30/$20 for JACCC MEMBERS)

DINNER (GENERAL SEATING)

$40 DINNER (5:00PM & 9:00PM)
(REGULAR or VEGETARIAN, limited seating)

Access special rates for groups of 10+ by contacting Terry Nguyen at tnguyen@jaccc.org. For any ticketing questions, contact info@jaccc.org. COVID safety precautions observed. Must have valid proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of event.


KENNY ENDO CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE

Performing in Kenny’s unique, versatile and vibrant style. The Ensemble features prominent musicians in contemporary Japanese music with a jazz sensibility, on taiko, flute, vibes, shamisen, and koto, in dynamic original compositions. The Contemporary Ensemble includes 3-5 musicians from Japan and the U.S.

KENNY ENDO, taiko 
ABE LAGRIMAS, vibraphone, drums, ‘ukulele 
KAORU WATANABE, Japanese bamboo flutes (nohkan, ryuteki, shinobue), Western flute, taiko 
SUMIE KANEKO, koto, shamisen, vocals 
CHIZUKO ENDO, taiko

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-2725 | info@jaccc.org
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