2003-2006 Major Performances
Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival 2005
10th Anniversary Performance
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA)
Chicago Taiko Legacy 2005
Sunday, October 2, 2005
Founded in 1996, Asian American Jazz Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary at the MCA with music that fuses the sounds of jazz and electronic music with rich Asian traditions.
This concert showcases the ground-shaking percussion of more than twenty taiko drummers in The Chicago Taiko Legacy, featuring JASC Tsukasa Taiko of Chicago and Gen Taiko of San Francisco.
FIREFLIES IN FLIGHT
A Celebration of Summer through Japanese Music and Dance
3 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2005
Northside College Preparatory High School Auditorium
5501 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago
A unique collaborative performance by two of Chicago's foremost traditional Japanese performing arts ensembles, the Fujima Ryu Dance Troupe of Chicago and Tsukasa Taiko at JASC!
Chicago Taiko Legacy 2004
In May-June 2004, Tsukasa Taiko in association with the JASC and Asian American arts organization, Asian Improv aRts Midwest, presented the First Annual Chicago Taiko Legacy. The Taiko Legacy is a multi-day event featuring lecture/demonstrations and live performances intended to further the understanding of taiko and its relationship to Japanese American and Asian American identity and community.
Asian American Institute Milestone Awards Benefit
US-JAPAN 150 FESTIVAL (2003)
Hide Yoshihashi, Tsukasa Taiko at JASC Founder, was born in Glen Ellyn in 1978. At age eleven, he moved to Japan and joined the school marching band, soon after which he was drawn into the world of taiko. Yoshihashi studied the northern taiko style of Hokkaido (the northern island of Japan). Returning to Illinois, he became a member of Chicago's Waka Daiko, led by John Sagami. In 1996 Yoshihashi left the group to form Tsukasa Daiko, later to become Tsukasa Taiko at JASC in partnership with Asian Improv aRts Midwest and the Japanese American Service Committee.