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Booming Tree: The Art of Japanese Drumming. Canada's taiko duo performs, teaches and collaborates more than 50 times a year, doing shows for audiences from 20 to 20,000. We like to share our taiko doing everything from Weddings to TV commercials, Sound design to Seniors and Kids classes. NHL to 'flying in the air drumming' productions. Nothing is too large or small a show, event or class. -greg and twilla 

2015: Celebrating 25 years of taiko(Greg), 10 years of taiko (Twilla), and 5 years of the Booming Tree Duo!

Summer 2015

  • May 22, 23 1000 Faces Festival
  • June 3 Youth Power 5 at Northlands
  • June 6 Fort Saskatchewan Legacy Park Family Festival INFO
  • June 7 Sprouts Festival Concrete Theatre INFO
  • June 12 School Presentation Show and Workshop
  • July 1 Canada Day: Strathcona County INFO Noon and 6:30-10pm
  • July 1 Canada Day: Alberta Legislature Collaboration with fiddle and guitar INFO 4PM Alberta Diverstity Stage
  • July 9 Devon Botanical Gardens DATE NIGHT INFO
  • July 24-25 TERMINUS festival CALGARY INFO collaboration as part of iVardensphere
  • September 25 26 TBC Alberta Culture Days
  • September 27 TBC Wetaskiwin
  • October Taiko Class Series with METRO continuing Education INFO link when available to register                     Class Name: Taiko: Japanese Drumming  Course #: 44160007   Class ID: 40421

Founded by Gregory Shimizu and Twilla MacLeod, Booming Tree - Canada's Taiko Duo - is a professional contemporary drum duo that performs Taiko, the Art of Japanese Drumming. Booming Tree's high energy performances are steeped with stamina and endurance. We play to celebrate the strength and power of the human form. 

Booming Tree: We also teach many taiko workshops to individuals, schools, the public and taiko groups as well as providing mentorship services to taiko groups.

As Canada's Taiko Duo, Booming Tree is always looking for ways to share the joy of taiko with as many people as possible through innovative: performances, workshops, and collaborations.   Please contact us about your idea, event or collaboration we specialize in helping make your idea a reality.

780-966-7882 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and on facebook

Sound  is  energy--May your beats be filled with booming joy!

Photo credit to James Lyall photography

We Practice

...the Art of Taiko in Booming Joy style. Whatever you play, whenever you play, play with joy.

Haiku Randomness

Booming tree calls fire

Big sky opens, pulsing drum

Shouting wind, lightning.