Past Performances & Events 2002–2006


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Gig History 2007–June 2010
Gig History July 2010–June 2014

Most Recent Gig History

Dates are listed earliest to latest

2002 Event
4/2002 Odaiko Sonora is founded.
7/02/02 30 minute taiko set, and hands-on experience for Challenger Summer Program (for mentally handicapped children grades 1-4). Tucson , AZ
7/20/02 Finale Concert of 5-week taiko workshop sponsored by OS and taught by Esther Vandecar, sensei of Fushicho Daiko. Tucson , AZ
7/27/02 Japan-America Society of Tucson (JAST) Summer Matsuri (Festival), 30 minute set
9/29/02 Performed at Opening of Tucson Unified School District's Artsmobile (Fine Arts Dept. Mobile Arts Display). The Artsmobile theme was Japan.
10/13/02 Performed at Tucson Meet Yourself, 30 minute set on Main Stage
10/25/02 Performed at dedication of new Univ. of AZ East Asian Studies Building
10/25/02 Performed at Cholla High School Homecoming, . Tucson , AZ
11/10/02 Performed at Suzuyuki-kai's 30th Anniversary Odori concert, Leo Rich, Tucson , AZ
12/2/02 Performed and did Q&A session at St. Gregory High School

Performed at UA Multicultural Program's Fall Celebration of Achievement

12/28/02 Performed at Tucson Children's Museum Japanese New Year Celebration
2003 Event
1/19/03 Family Arts Festival. La Plactia, Tucson , AZ
1/24 & 1/25/03 Performed one piece at ORTS Interior Spaces show. Tucson , AZ
1/26/03 Performed at JAST Shinenkai (New Year's Party). Udall Park, Tucson , AZ
2/7/03 Tucson Unified School District Pan Asian Studies Lunar New Year concert, performed finale for dance/music show for TUSD elementary students
2/15/03 UAPresents! pre-performance Arts Encounter (included performance and discussion of the art form of taiko) before Kodo performance. Tucson , AZ
03/09/03 Sponsored workshop by Tiffany Tamaribuchi and Sacramento Taiko Dan, as well as free Sac Taiko performance on the San Xavier Reservation
3/25/03 Performance and hands-on workshop with kindergarten students at Liberty Elementary. Tucson , AZ
4/3/03 Performance at Broadway Proper Retirement Community. Tucson , AZ
4/5/03 Performance at PCC's 1st southern Arizona Japanese Speech Contest. PCC East, Tucson
4/26/03 Performance at UA Asian/Pacific-American Student Association Lotus Laureate Recognition Banquet. Tucson , AZ
5/8/03 Performance at Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus, included Q&A and discussion of taiko. Doubletree, Tucson , AZ
5/17/03 Performance at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Street Fair. Tucson , AZ
5/29/03 Art Net–TUSD. Led workshop on taiko as an expression of Japanese culture, and on using taiko in the classroom, for the Fine Arts Summer Inst. for elementary and secondary teachers. Booth Fickett Elementary School
6/29/03 Performance at kick-off of Tucson's Gay Pride Parade, Catalina Park
7/30/03 Performance with hands-on experience for kids ages 11-14 at Rancho Linda Vista summer day camp in Oracle, AZ
8/26/03 Performance for the Cultural Exchange Commission, included discussion and Q&A about art form. Tucson , AZ
8/27/03 Performance at UA Multicultural Department's "Drums Across Cultures" event
10/12/03 Tucson Meet Yourself, 30 minute set on Main Stage
10/31/03 Performed at Grand Opening of AKKA Karate School, Rancho Vistoso
11/09/03 Performed on Viva Stage at First Annual Family Fiesta, Rillito Raceway
11/23/03 Performed at wedding reception for members of Japan American Society of Tucson.
12/07/03 Performed at the final mile of the Tucson Marathon (5-hours)
12/28/03 Performed at Tucson Children's Museum Japanese New Year Celebration
2004 Event
1/11/04 Tucon Pima Arts Council Family Arts Festival, 30 minute set on Main Stage
1/16/04 A UA Center for Student Involved Leadership, performance and leadership/diversity workshop to kick-off weekend-long Leadership Retreat.
1/24 & 1/25/04 Performed one piece at O-T-O Dance "The Backroom Show"
1/25/04 Japan-America Society of Tucson Shinenkai (New Year's Party), 30 minute taiko set
1/31/04 Pan-Asian Alliance Lunar New Year Dinner, performed finale of post-dinner entertainment show that included Indian, Chinese, Korean, and Marshallese dance and drum performances, Tucson HS Auditorium
2/6/04 TUSD Pan Asian Studies Lunar New Year concert, performed finale for dance/music show for TUSD elementary students
2/2 & 2/29/04 Appeared with Fushicho Daiko at Matsuri in Phoenix
3/5 & 3/7/04 Performed collaborative piece with O-T-O Dance spring concert, Stevie Eller
3/6/04 Performed at Megumi Shimizu's memorial service, Catalina United Methodist
3/19/04 Performance for DeGrazia Elementary School students
3/21/04 Arranged performance of Suigun Daiko Youth Taiko group from Matsuyama, Japan at Park Place Mall
3/22/04 Arranged cultural exchange performance of Suigun Daiko at San Xavier Mission School. Performance will include appearances by the Black Mountain Drummers and Wa:k Tab Basket Dancers, Tohono O'odham youth who engage in traditional drumming and dancing. Performance will be followed by a Q&A/cultural exchange session.
4/3/04 Performance for 2nd Annual Southern Arizona Japanese Speech Contest, PCC East
4/16/04 Performance for Doolen Middle School Diversity Fair
4/04/04 Performance at Lotus Laureate Banquet
4/04/04 Brachiate Theatre Project, Macbeth at Reid Park
5/19/04 Performance for Raytheon Asian Employee Association Luncheon
7/24/04 Odaiko Contest (solo performed by Rome Hamner)
7/29/04 Rancho Linda Vista Summer Youth Workshops, full-day workshop with campers ages 3-16
8/14/04 Private party
9/12/04 JAST Annual Installation of Board/Lunch Meeting
9/17/04 Compass High School
10/9/04 Performed for Tucson Meet Yourself Festival
10/20/04 Wedding performance
12/5/04 Performed for 5 hours along the course of the Tucson Marathon
12/5/04 Performed for Tucson Botanical Gardens Luminaria Nights
12/16/04 Cafe Terra Cotta
12/31/04 Performed for private New Year's Eve Party for Tucson's Chinese-American community
2005 Event
1/2/05 Performed at Tucson Children's Museum Japanese New Year Celebration
1/14/05 Conducted leadership/team workshop for UA Center for Student Involvement and Leadership Student Leadership Retreat
1/16/05 Performed and had table at Family Arts Festival
1/22/05 Organized and participated in Benefit Concert for Tsunami Victims, co-sponsored by Krispy Kreme Donuts and Flam Chen
2/4/05 Performed for TUSD Asian Lunar New Year Annual Concert
2/4/05 Performed for St. Gregory High School "St. Greg Meet Yourself festival
2/12/05 Collaborative performance with Bad Girls Storytelling Brigade: Effortlessness
2/12 & 3/19/05 5-week Introductory Taiko Workshop
2/18 & 2/20/05 Collaborative performance with O-T-O Dance for 20 Years and Soaring concert at the Eller
2/20/05 Performed for Lighthouse YMCA 5K Run
2/20/05 Performed for Pan-Asian Alliance annual fundraising dinner
2/26 & 2/27/05 Collaborative performance with Phoenix's Fushicho Daiko at Matsuri: A Festival of Japan
3/5/15 Aikido convention
3/12/05 Warehouse Arts Festival
3/18 & 19 Orts Surreal Buffet
4/2& 4/3/05 Workshops by visiting Taiko Master Yoshikazu Fujimoto of KODO
4/5/05 Taiko demonstration at Iaido Taikai (Japanese Swordsmanship Tournament)
4/12/05 Performed at Second Annual Warehouse Artists Management Organization Party, sponsored by Flam Chen
4/18 & 4/19/05 Collaborative performance with O-T-O Dance Surreal Buffet concert
4/9/05 Performance for 3rd Annual Southern Arizona Japanese Speech Contest, PCC East
4/10/05 Tucson Museum of Art 80th Anniversary Celebration and Free Family Arts Day
4/16/05 Performance for private party, organized by Events Made Special
5/5/05 Community Foundation of Southern Arizona Arts Awards. Intro talk and demonstration of two songs
5/20/05 Produced and performed at 2005 Southern Arizona Taiko Showcase with Fushicho Daiko, Suzuyuki-Kai Taikoza, and special guest members of Sacramento Taiko Dan, including Tiffany Tamaribuchi
5/27, 5/28 & 5/29/05 Memorial Day "Survivor" Weekend. We play by the pool each night. First 2 nights rained out
6/4/05 Marana Arts Council Heritage Performing Arts Series
6/18/05 Arizona State Museum Solstice Celebration


Up With People Conference
8/10 & 8/12/05 Arts for All, Inc. residency

Lesbian Looks Film Festival Opening Night


Tucson Meet Yourself, El Presidio Park


OutOberfest!, DeMeester Amphitheater, Reid Park


WISE workshop


Celebrating Arts in the Park, Oro Valley Arts Council

11/4, 11/3 & 11/6/05

O-T-O Dance Fall Concert


All Souls Procession


JNippon Restaurant New Year's Party, Foothills Mall, 7401 N La Cholla Blvd

2006 Event
1/1/06 JAST (Japan-America Society of Tucson) Japanese New Year, Tucson Children's Museum
1/8/06 JAST New Year's party

UA Student Involved Leadership Retreat workshop, Triangle Y Ranch


6th Annual Family Arts Festival, Tucson Pima Arts Council


Benihana Restaurant Grand Opening


Tucson Unified School District Lunar New Year Celebration, Pan-Asian Community Alliance


Casino del Sol Lunar New Year Celebration, Pan-Asian Community Alliance


Pan-Asian Lunar New Year Banquet, Desert Diamond Casino


Casino del Sol Lunar New Year Celebration, Pan-Asian Community Alliance


The Vagina Monologues, Oasis Center fundraiser, UA Social Sciences Auditorium


Lighthouse Y 5K Run/Walk, McCormick Park

2/25 & 2/26/06

Matsuri: A Festival of Japan, All AZ taiko group spectacle each day. Heritage Square Park, downtown Phoenix


DeGrazia Elementary School performance.

3/2 & 3/4/06

Flying and Films at the Fox, produced by OTO Dance. Historic Fox Theatre


Rancho Linda Vista Fundraiser and Celebration, workshops and performance. Oracle, AZ


Living the Future Conference. Library Sciences Research Professionals pre-conference team-building session.


Pima Community College East, 4th Annual Tucson Japanese Speech Contest


Opening night of Borderlands Theatre's Conjuntoat the Leo Rich.


Microbusiness Advancement Center 3rd Annual Luncheon


American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Canyon del Oro Riverfront Park


2006 Southern Arizona Taiko Showcase featuring Odaiko Sonora, Fushicho Daiko, Suzuyuki Kai Taikoza, and special guest Mu Daiko at the Leo Rich.


Borderlands Theatre fundraiser


ASU In Tucson MSW and BSW graduation ceremonies at the Berger


Rancho Resort, Sahuarita


Arivaca residency


Davis-Monthan Luau


Historic San Pedro Chapel in Tucson. An Intimate Evening "Beyond Words" CD release party with Gentle Thunder, Will Clipman and AmoChip Dabney.


Green Valley Recreation, Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. Full-length concert.


SHIDARA, from Japan!


Shidara Workshop, Hana Matsuri at ArtFare, 55. N 6th Ave.


Kellond Elementary


Aki Matsuri, Albuquerque, NM


Tucson Botanical Gardens fundraiser dinner celebrating the opening of the new Zen Garden and the Butterfly Magic Exhibit


Tucson Meet Yourself


University of Arizona Family Weekend


UA President Robert Shelton's Inauguration, leading the procession from Gould-Simpson to Old Main.


Opening with Batucaxé for djembe master Ubaka Hill concert at Anjali, 330 E. 7th St.


All Souls Procession


Tucson Pima Arts Council Open Studio Tour. See our new space, observe our practices and ART class.


Border Patrol Diversity Fair


DeGrazia Elementary School
Concert concluding a 5-week taiko residency for 3rd through 6th graders.


UA Student Union Ballroom
Multicultural Programs Celebration of Achievement, opening procession


Tucson Marathon. For the third year, Odaiko Sonora urged runners home with a final mile marathon taiko performance!


Blue Chip Leadership Retreat at Triangle Y Ranch


Family Arts Festival


Gig History cont'd 2007–June 2010


Gig History July 2010–June 2013


Most Recent Gig History

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