CHRISTINA GOH & NOAH PREMINGER
Boiler House Jazz is proud to present the first time collaboration of French singer, songwriter, and poet Christina Goh and the critically acclaimed American jazz saxophonist Noah Preminger.
Christina Goh is a French vocalist of Ivorian and Caribbean descent internationally known for her unique artistic style. She is also a songwriter, member of the jury of the 15th Independent Music Awards in the United States, a poet, and a member of the Board of the French Association for Percussion.
For two decades, “The Afro-Blues Black Pearl” has developed her specific musical universe on a vocal technique for high-range percussion with unique configurations: 13 string bass - percussion - voice among others as well as creative collaborations with the Western medieval world. Her show “Immersion” was labeled MOCA France in 2017 (selection of the best shows inspired by Africa).
Christina Goh has a dozen discographic achievements to her credit, including adaptations of English original songs in French. She is also a published poet, essayist, and the author of several articles published in the world magazine "Mondes Francophones". Christina is also the initiator of the collaborative blog More of Us Project.
South African international "Tropics Magazine" mentions the vocalist among African icons in its 2011 issue. In 2019, the Hong Kong based international label, Plaza Mayor Company Ltd, released the “best of Christina Goh”, summarizing her double decade conceptual music.
Christina is a passionate believer in the beauty of all the cultures and is always ready to collaborate with new musicians ...
Of saxophonist Noah Preminger, The New York Times declares: “Mr. Preminger designs a different kind of sound for each note, an individual destiny and story.” Preminger, just 32 and the winner of Downbeat Magazine’s Rising Star Best Tenor Saxophonist, has recorded over twelve critically acclaimed albums. Multiple recordings were released in 2017-18, including Meditations On Freedom, released on Inauguration Day, 2017, as a musical protest of ominous political developments in America. In addition, a duo album recorded in NEC’s Jordan Hall with pianist, Frank Carlberg, a Quartet recording on Criss Cross Records, and a recording of the music of Otto Preminger’s films – on French, vinyl-only label, Newvelle Records. In 2018, Preminger and co-leader Rob Garcia created the Dead Composers Club and released The Chopin Project, the first of the quartet’s planned annual examinations of deceased composer’s oeuvres. In 2018, Preminger has contributed music to a major motion picture, was awarded a composition Fellowship at Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists Studio and is recording two new albums of original music.
The Boston Globe hails Preminger as “A master with standards and ballads, as well as an adventurous composer.” The saxophonist has performed on key stages from the United States to Europe and Australia, and he has played and/or recorded with the likes of Jason Moran, Dave Holland, John Patitucci, Fred Hersch, Dave Douglas, Billy Hart, Joe Lovano, Victor Lewis, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Cecil McBee, George Cables, and Roscoe Mitchell.