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Taiko Saito

Taiko Saito © Natalie Savey
Taiko Saito © Akitoshi Mizutani

Taiko Saito is a remarkable and rare artist whose music transcends the boundaries between jazz and classical music. ( Naoya Takayama in Ongaku no tomo)

Born in Sapporo, she studied marimba and percussion at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo and the University of the Arts Berlin.

She has performed as a soloist with the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and at various festivals.

Through her projects, she has released several CDs such as „Tears of a Cloud“ on the trouble in the east records in 2023, “Beyond“ and „Underground“ with Satoko Fujii on Libra Records in 2021 and "Sogni D'oro" on malletmuse Records in 2020.

She has collaborated with musicians such as Mary Halverson, Shing02, Markus Acher (The Notwist), Satoko Fujii, Heinrich Köbberling and others, as well as with composers like Sofia Gubaidulina and Keiko Abe, and theater director Herbert Fritsch.

Taiko Saito has been honored with numerous awards, including the Jazzpreis Berlin 2023, first prize at the Concours International de Vibraphone Claude Giot 2005, third prize at the World Marimba Competition 1996. She has also served as a jury member for the Concours International de Vibraphone. She conducts masterclasses and workshops in Japan, Europe, Colombia, and the USA.


Listen to what remains unspoken - pt. 2

3 Sep 2023 - 19:30
3 Sep 2023 - 22:00
Listen to what remains unspoken - Writing by Noah Kae Choi

sOojung Kae - piano
Hans Poppel - piano
Noah Kae Choi - live writing
Vinicius Cajado - bass
Meinrad Kneer - bass
Silke Eberhard - sax
Taiko Saito - vibraphone, percussion

doors: 7:30pm
start: 8:00pm