|Australia’s internationally renowned TaikOz is being joined by one of New York City’s most exciting musicians as guest artistic director and soloist.
Traditional Japanese and jazz flute virtuoso, Kaoru Watanabe, will draw on the classical and jazz backgrounds of the TaikOz members to create new lyrical and improvisational possibilities for taiko drumming.
Kaoru Watanabe graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in jazz flute and saxophone. His music can be best described as an ever-shifting blend of the folk and classical traditions of Japan with contemporary improvisational and experimental music.
This stunning program will consist of mostly new works, created between TaikOz and Kaoru Watanabe during intensive collaborative sessions here in Sydney. For more information about Taikoz and their upcoming performances, check out their website here.