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Kaz Mogi is a drum set and taiko drummer from Pasadena, California. He might be the right fit for your next event or recording. Explore more options below.


Since his first professional performance in 1997, Kaz has performed in venues such as the LA Coliseum, Banc of California Stadium, The Ford Theater, and has played with
groups like Taikoproject, East LA Taiko, Quetzal, an On Ensemble.


Kaz played on the soundtrack for Ghost of Tsushima (Music from the video game), Ghost of Tsushima: Music from Iki Island & Legends, and the movie Battleship.


He also appears on Benzaiten from Taikoproject, The Eternal Getdown by Quetzal, and an upcoming album from East LA Taiko.




Lessons - Private lessons for drum set or taiko.



Music transcription - Turn your pieces into sheet music.

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Workshops - For your taiko group. I specialize in small drums and soloing.

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Custom beats - Specializing in rock, have an actual drummer write the drum beat for your song.

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Commissioned pieces - specializing in drum-only compositions.

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Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA - Bachelors in Music with enphasis in Music Education

Musician’s Institute, Hollywood CA, - Associates in Percussion Performance


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