TAIKO Drummer/Producer/Composer/Arranger

Hidano's movie Collection

《Godiego live in Tokyo 2007》

《International Jazz Day 2014 in Osaka》

《Hidano with EnTRANS Concert in Kobe 2008》

《IAEA BALL 2016 in Austria》

《Doudou Ndiyae Rose with Hidano Super TAIKO Session 2008》

《International Jazz Day 2014 in Osaka》

《Percussion Arts of Society International Convention 2005/Live in OHIO》

《Hidano with TAIKO Masters》

《Hidano with TAIKO Masters Special》

《Hidano with DON FUN SUPER SESSION/Live in Tokyo 2012/DVD Trailer》

《Hidano with Yoshida Brothers/NHK TV 2003》

《Taiko Legend's Session 2006》

《Hidano with Young TAIKO Masters 2016》

《Hidano's DVD〜KORIN 降臨〜/Trailer 2009》

《Hidano with Butoh Dance》

《Super TAIKO Trio 2011》


Shuichi Hidano has performed more than 2,800 times over 40 country, with his cutting-edge ideas and flawless facility on TAIKO drums, based on solid Japanese tradition,has discovered and introduced a whole new world of musical possibilities to the world of our own.

By the age of nineteen,he was a trainee of the world-renowned TAIKO group, KODO. However,feeling an urge to challenge his musicality he started his solo career in 1989. Ever since then,he has kept his schedule hectic:leading a few different groups on his own, appearing at numerous number of concerts all over the world, both as a solo act and as a guest artist,and producing various music festivals in the World.

Most famously, Hidano performed at the closing ceremonies of the both 1998 World Cup in France, 2002 World Cup Korea/Japan and FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan2012, before live audiences of more than 55,000, and countless millions on TV. The first time a Japanese performer has taken part in consecutive apperances at the FIFA event.

27 years performing and being involved as a solo player in music, he held special TAIKO concerts in Los Angeles, Germany, Austria, Mexico, El Salbador, Korea, China, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Senegal, Singapore, Finland, Vietnam. Recently, he participated in Stevie Wonder's concert tour of Asia in 2010, and Herbie Hancock all star band in 2017.

Hidano endorses(International)...Remo Taiko Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Gibraltar Hardware and PROTECTION Racket Drum Cases.

Live (International)

Nov.2016 Toured in Hawaii and Los Angeles with Momoiro Clover Z(famous Japanese girls Pops group)
Aug.2016 Toured in Kenya
Feb,2016 Performed at IAEA Staff Association BALL in Austria(Hofburg Palace, Vienna)
Nov.2015 Toured in Central America(Guatemala,Honduras,Panama,Mexico,El Salvador,Nicaragua)
Sep.2015 Performed in Seoul ”Japan-Korea Friendship 50th Event”
Oct.2014 Toured in Korea(Gwangju) and National Theatre Seoul./font>
Apr.2014 Performed at UNESCO International JAZZ Day 2014 Osaka. Joined《Herbie Hancock All star Band》with Wayne Shorter(sax)、Marcus Miller(B)、Dionne Warwic(vo)、Lalah Hathaway(vo)、John Scofield&Earl Klugh(G)、Sheila E(perc)...
Mar.2014 Toured in Taiwan
Apr.2013 ive in Tokyo with Marty Friedman(G/MEGADETH)
June,2013 Toured in Taiwan.
Mar,2013 Toured in Laos.
Dec,2012 Toured in Taiwan.
Oct,2012 Toured in Africa(Kenya,Rwanda and Uganda)
Sep,2012 Musical Director for Closing ceremony of "FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan2012".
Sep,2012 Performed at "Japan-China Friendship 40th Year Event" with Akira Jimbo(Dr.).
Aug,2012 Performed at the opening ceremony of " FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan2012".
July,2012 TAIKO Workshop in Taiwan.
July,2012 Performed in Japan with Keiko Matsui(pf).
June,2012 Performed at Yousu World Expo in Korea.
Mar,2012 Toured in China.
Nov,2011 Toured in Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic.
Aug,2011 Toured 2 cities in South Africa.
Mar,2011 Toured 2 cities in L.A.
Aug,2010 Joined Stevie Wonder's band and toured in Japan and Korea.
July,2010 Performed with Andy Narell(steel pan), Issam Houshan(Percussion), at Sacheon International Percussion Festival in Korea.
Jan,2009 Toured 3 cities in L.A. with Chalo Eduardo,Mike Shapiro(from Sergio Mendes).
May,2008 Performed in Japan with Doudou N'Diaye Rose.
April-May,2008 Performed in Senegal with Doudou N'Diaye Rose.
Feb,2008 Performed in L.A. with Jennifer Batten,Hussain Jiffry,Chalo Eduardo,John "JR" Robinson.
Dec,2007 Toured in China with Dou Dou Huang.
Dec,2007 TAIKO workshop in Singapore.
Nov,2007 Performed at "Japan-China Friendship Year Grand Finare Concert 2007" in Beijing,China.
Sep,2007 Musical director for "Japan-China Week in Shanghai".
Sep,2007 Performed in Helsinki, Finland.
Sep,2007 Toured in Europe as "HIDAJIMBO"(France,Italia and Germany).
Nov,2005 Performed at PASIC(Ohio/U.S.A.) 2005 and TAIKO workshop in L.A..
Aug,2005 Toured in East Europe as "HIDAJIMBO"(Hungary, Slovac,Czech and Poland).
Jan,2005 Performed in Singapore as "HIDAJIMBO".
Nov,2004 Singapore Chinese Orchestra invited Hidano as a solo player.
Oct,2004 Musical director for "The 3rd Asian Performing Arts Festival 2004" in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Nov,2003 Toured in Japan with Jennifer Batten.
Nov,2002 Toured in Japan with John "JR" Robinson.
July,2002 Toured in England as "HIDAJIMBO".
June,2002 Performed at the closing ceremony of FIFA soccer World Cup '02 Korea/Japan.
May,2001 Toured in Germany(Bremen,Hamburg,Munich,Regensburg).
July,2000 Musical director for "Japan Day at Hannover Expo"in Germany.
March,2000 Toured in Sudan,Egypt, and Kuwait.
Nov,99-Apr,00 Taught at a school of acting in L.A.
Dec,1998 Toured in France, Egypt, Kenya, Zambia, and Tanzania.
July,1998 Performed at the closing ceremony of "FIFA soccer World Cup '98" France(musical director for the Japanese TAIKO group) .
December,1996 Performed at "THE WTO SHOW '96" in Singapore.
June,1996 Musical director for "Close up of Japan" in Indonesia.
November,1995 Performed on the internet, "MCI Global '95".
October,1994 Perfomed at "The Seoul Sister Cities Folk Music & Dance Festival"in Korea.
October,1993 Toured in Germany and Holland.
Aug.,- Sep., 1992 Toured in Malaysia and Singapore

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Photos-Special thanks to:
Naoju Nakamura
Yukari Morishita
Toshio Sato