Kristy Oshiro

Kristy Oshiro is a professional taiko artist based in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area with over 25 years of experience. Founder and Artistic Director of the Tsubaki Ensemble, Queer Taiko, Creative Director of Placer Ume Taiko, and instructor of San Mateo Buddhist Temple Taiko, Kristy also teaches taiko drumming classes in many cities from Nevada City to San Mateo and is available for group performances, touring, collaborations, school assemblies, residencies, workshops, private lessons, original compositions, corporate team building, rearrangement work, and artistic consultation. (Photo Credit: Katharine Govea Saunders)

Performance Feature with Wiz Khalifa & Nana Ou-Yang at 2017 Breakthough Prize live broadcast on 12/03/2017

Original Composition: Together We Rise

Hot off the presses, here is the video of my newest composition, "Together We Rise", collectively performed by Portland Taiko, Takohachi, en Taiko and Unit Souzou at the Taiko Together 2017 concert on 9/30/17 in Portland, Oregon.


October Sacramento Magazine Feature

Queer Taiko to Perform at 15th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration in Richmond: