Saturday, March 11  “Spin-Off” the second concert of Nagata Shachu’s 25th Anniversary season featuring DMC World Champion DJ Dopey and World Champion breakdancers Bboy Onton and Bgirl Konatsu.  Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto.


Saturday, September 7 Guest collaboration with the Toronto Tabla Ensemble.  Wolfe Performance Hall, London, ON.

Sunday, September 8 Guest collaboration with the Toronto Tabla Ensemble.  Zoetic Theatre, Hamilton, ON.

Sunday, May 22 Season finale concert of Nagata Shachu’s 2021-2022 season “Saiki”.  MA | The Space Between Us featuring multidisciplinary artist Sashar Zarif.  Al Green Theatre, Toronto.

Sunday, May 1  Second concert of Nagata Shachu’s 2021-2022 concert season “Saiki”.   Kaze (wind) in collaboration with master bamboo flute player from Japan, Toki Tatara.  Kobayashi Hall, Toronto.


Saturday, August 7 “Taiko X Turntables”A special collaboration with DJ Dopey (postponed from last season). Live-streamed from the Aki Studio. 


Saturday, June 8 20th Anniversary Season finale concert – Nagata Shachu in collaboration with Celtic band The American Rogues “Taiko X Celtic!”   Harbourfront Centre Theatre.


Saturday, November 24  20th Season opening concert Rhythm, Stories, Movement in collaboration with acclaimed story teller Rui Umezawa and contemporary dancers Yuichiro  Inoue and Noriko Kusama.  Al Green Theatre, Toronto.

Sunday, October 21 
Guest artists with the Weston Silver Band.  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto.

Saturday, September 29 Performance with Ensemble Jeng Yi (Korean drum and dance) for Nuit Blanche.  Church of the Redeemer, Toronto. 

Saturday, August 25 Nagata Shachu performance with Japan’s premiere solo taiko drummer Eitetsu Hayashi and his group Fu-un no Kai at Japan Festival Canada in Mississauga. Both groups will perform a special piece to together in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Canada-Japan diplomatic relations.

Sunday, July 22 One-hour free performance in collaboration with story teller Rui Umezawa for Ontario Place’s Sunday Afternoon Music Series.

June 16, 17 & 21 Interactive taiko workshop followed by a one-hour performance “Taiko X Blues!” in collaboration with blues artists Ken Yoshioka and Julian Fauth.  Flemingdon Park, Bob Hunter Park, Panorama Park.

Saturday, June 2 
Nagata Shachu’s 2017-2018 season finale concert “Shamisen X Taiko” in collaboration with shamisen virtuoso Masahiro Nitta (Japan). Harbourfront Centre Theatre.

Sunday, April 15 Guest artists with the Esprit Orchestra performing the Canadian premiere of Maki Ishii’s Mono-Prism for taiko and orchestra. Koerner Hall,  Royal Conservatory of Music. 

Saturday, March 24 Nagata Shachu’s second concert of the 2017-2018 season “Taiko X Blues” in collaboration with blues artists Ken Yoshioka (harmonica, guitar and vocals) and Julian Fauth (piano and vocals). Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre.

Saturday,  February 17
Special concert: KODO’s  Chieko Kojima (dance & taiko artist, founding member of KODO) in collaboration with Nagata Shachu.  Kobayashi Hall, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. 


Wednesday, October 4.  Guest musicians for Zata Omm’s The Four Heavenly Kings for Fall For Dance North 2017.  Sony Centre, Toronto

Friday, June 23, 24 & 25 Full concert.  Nagata Shachu in collaboration with Ensemble Jeng Yi.  Panorama Park, Flemingdon Park and Bob Hunter Park.

Saturday, June 10 Collaborative concert with DRUMHAND. Al Green Theatre, Jewish Community Centre, Toronto, ON. 

Saturday, April 15 Collaborative concert with Toronto Tabla Ensemble. Toronto Centre for the Arts.


Saturday, November 5 Collaborative concert with acclaimed taiko, shinobue and kokyu player Shogo Yoshii from Japan. Kobayashi Hall, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON.

Saturday, August 28 Performance with the Beirut Philharmonic and Julia Boutros. Waterfront City Dbayeh, Beirut, Lebanon.

Saturday, June 4 Collaborative concert with shinobue master JiroMurayama. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto ON.

Thursday, April 21 Collaborative concert with jazz pianist Ron Davis and Symphronica (jazz quartet and string quartet). Lula Lounge, Toronto, ON.

Saturday, April 2 Collaborative concert with percussion quartet torQ. Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto ON.


Sunday, July 5 Thirty-minute free performance in collaboration with the Toronto Tabla Ensemble for the opening of Aga Khan Park and as the Pan Am Game’s flame arrives.  Aga Khan Museum Toronto.

Saturday, June 27 Collaborative concert with Chikiri.  Kobayashi Hall, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto.

Thursday, April 30 Collaborative concert with jazz pianist Ron Davis and Symphronica (jazz quartet and string quartet). Lula Lounge, Toronto, ON.

Saturday, April 11 Collaborative concert with The Toronto Tabla Ensemble. Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto ON.

Friday, March 27 Collaborative concert with Korean drumming ensemble Jeng Yi, presented by McMaster University. Convocation Hall, Hamilton ON.


Saturday, November 22 Collaborative performance with jazz pianist Ron Davis and his band for the Sakura Ball. Kobayashi Hall, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON.

Saturday, July 12 Small collaboration with percussionist Melissa Lavergne and her band at the Festival International de Percussions. Longueuil QC.

Friday, June 13 Collaborative concert with Toronto’s Korean drum and dance powerhouse, Jeng Yi.  Enwave Theatre, Toronto ON.

Wednesday, May 21 Nagata Shachu in collaboration with jazz pianist Ron Davis and Symphronica (jazz quartet and string quartet). Lula Lounge, Toronto, ON.

Saturday, March 15 Collaborative concert with renowned shakuhachi player Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos.  Brigantine Room, Toronto ON


Thursday, August 8 One-hour free concert presented by the Toronto Music Garden with guest artist Jason Matsumoto, leader of Chicago’s Ho Etsu Taiko

Saturday, May 11 Traditional Performing Arts from Japan collaborative concert with renowned folk entertainer Akira Katogi and his son Raiya Katogi. Kobayashi Hall, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre


Saturday, July 28 Joint/collaborative concert with Chicago’s Ho Etsu Taiko. Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago.

Thursday, March 15 Tatsujin Gei “Master Artists from Japan” collaborative concert with Kodo’s Yoshikazu and Yoko Fujimoto and Okinawan dance master Mitsue Kinjo. Kobayashi Hall, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.


Sunday, June 15 Collaboration with dancer/choreographer Keiko Kitano for Luminat’eau, a part of Luminato Festival finale. Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre.


Thursday, April 26 KNE in collaboration with Bruno Deschesnes (shakuhachi), Michel Dubeau (Armenian duduk), Hassan Boussou (Moroccan gambri), Shuni Tsou (Chinese di-zi), Babak Towhidi (Persian sétar), Kayo Yasuhara (Japanese dance) presented by Musique Multi-Montreal.


Saturday, March 19 Joint concert with Montreal percussion duo GaPa (Ganesh Anandan and Patrick Graham) presented by the University of Toronto at Scarborough.


Friday, May 7 and  Saturday, May 8 Full concert in collaboration with GaPa (Ganesh Anandan and Patrick Graham) and Alex Cattaneo (guitar) and Pascal Per Veillette (harmonica) presented by the Montreal Asian Heritage Month Festival. M.A.I. Centre, Montreal.


Friday, November 14 Full concert with guest percussionist Patrick Graham (Montreal) and shamisen player/vocalist Aki Takahashi (Japan). Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.


Saturday, September 29 Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble, Scott St. John (violin), University of Toronto Faculty of Music Chamber Ensemble and Choir in collaboration with renowned brush artist Kazuaki Tanahashi, Royal Ontario Museum

Tuesday, February 27 “Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble and Friends” presented by U of T Scarborough, with guests Kwasi Dunyo (West African drums) and Zhou Wei (Chinese flutes)


Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 Collaboration with kathak dancer Joanna Das and the Toronto Tabla Ensemble, DuMaurier Theatre Centre, Toronto


Monday, July 12 Collaboration with Okinawan sanshin player Takeshi Hirayasu (formerly of Shoukichi Kina), slide guitarist Bob Brozman (US), erhu player George Gao (China/Canada), Hindustani slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya (India) and sarod player Aditya Verma (India), Festival D’ete, Quebec City

Sunday, July 11 Collaboration with percussionist Salvador Ferreras and drummer Andy Stochansky (formerly of Ani DiFranco), Festival D’ete, Quebec City


Sunday, January 11  Grand finale performance accompanied by sixty figure skaters for the Canadian National Figure Skating Championship’s closing ceremonies to an audience of 14,000, Copp’s Coliseum, Hamilton

Joint Performances


Saturday, September 16 Joint concert with virtuoso erhu player George GAO as past of the September Celebration Events for the opening of the Rose Theatre. Brampton, ON.


Saturday, January 22 Fundraising concert for tsunami victims, featuring the Toronto Table Ensemble, AutoRickshaw, Samba Squad, Denise Fujiwara, Arabesque Dance Company and others. DuMaurier Centre, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON.


Saturday, November 11  Joint concert with jazz vocalist Rita DiGhent, M-DO/TTE Studio, Toronto

Saturday, March 25 Joint concert with recording artist and performer Aldo Mazza (of Repercussions), Spirit of the Drum Festival, Laurentian University, Sudbury


Sunday, October 19 Joint concert with Eve Egoyan (piano) and Debby Danbrook (shakuhachi), St. Georges the Matyr Church

Monday, September 22 Joint concert with Chinese erhu master George GAO, presented by the Hamilton Region Arts Council, Hamilton Place, Studio Theatre