Friday, January 12th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Residing in California and traveling the world from Japan, Goh Kurosawa is a musician armed with Honey Beast (his guitar), Lucky8 (his amp), fresh original songs, electrifying soundscapes, and stunning arrangements of familiar global melodies.
Playing at Homeboy Industries (the largest gang rehabilitation program in the world) for Christmas Fest 2021, Goh Kurosawa has completed concerts and workshops in US, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Canada, France, and Asia. Kurosawa has performed at festivals (for community building, world music, jazz, rock, classical music), schools, forests, temples in Japan, pagodas in Myanmar, churches, museums, embassy affiliated events, and the streets along the US west coast & Route 66. During the pandemic Goh started Across Waters; an ongoing online event for live music plus multi-cultural discussions with people in Japan, US, and beyond.
Scott Yanow (journalist for AllMusic & LA Jazz Scene) expresses: “Goh Kurosawa’s music is beyond any simple classification. The guitarist improvises melodically, is open to the influences of pop, rock, flamenco, classical, Latin and Japanese music, and has his own musical identity. Equally skilled on electric and acoustic guitars, he has mastered tapping and sometimes uses electrical devices to create a wide range of sounds yet is not shy to embrace a pretty melody; personable and eager to talk about his music and guitar tunings between songs, Goh put on a warm and entertaining show. His set included Bob Marley’s No Women No Cry, My Family My Friends (original), a Japanese folk song, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah (which he sang) and parts of a suite he recently composed.”
Visit Goh’s website: composelife.com