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, instructor of San Mateo Buddhist Temple Taiko, and a vendor for Visions in Education Charter School, 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)

Original Composition: Earth & sky

Original Composition: Ha!

Performance with wiz khalifa

Upcoming Performances

Apr25

World Percussion Festival

San Francisco, CA

Time and location TBA.

Apr26

World Percussion Festival

San Francisco, CA

Time and location TBA.

May9

Japanese Taiko Drumming w/ Kristy Oshiro

Berkeley North Branch Library, 1170 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA

Come and learn about the Japanese art of taiko! Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your body as language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience. You will even get a chance to play the drums yourself!

May12

Tsubaki Ensemble @ Wakamatsu Colony Farm

Placerville, CA

Upcoming Classes

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