About Jan porvas

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Jan Porvas is an Iranian-Turkish Composer and daf master now living in Boise, Idaho.

He was raised in Tabriz, a city with a rich cultural and artistic tradition developed over nearly 3,000 years of history.


 Jan was born into an entire family of musicians. He started his musical career playing traditional Iranian rhythmic instruments like the Nagara and the keyboard. In his 20's, Jan learned to play the Tanbour, Kopuz, Daf. 

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Performance

 Jan also plays the tanbur  and Piano and performs regularly at festivals and concerts. Jan also composes, arranges and mixes sufi, and traditional Iranian Turkish music, using both Western and Middle Eastern instruments.  

Jan Porvas has taught more than 50 people to play the Daf in Turkey and US.

Music Instruction

 Jan has taught dozens of people to play the daf at all levels. He studied Bijan Kamkar's methods and technique. He currently gives lessons to local daf students through a grant with the Idaho Commission on the arts

Daf solo "Jan Porvas" Erbane-Def İmprovisation "تک نوازی دف"

"Tora'dan" Treefort Concert

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Tora'dan

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Idaho Shakespeare Festival

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June 6, 2019

World Refugee Day 2019 Boise

10:00 am

Grove Plaza

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June 6, 2019

10:00 am

Grove Plaza

June 22 ,2019

World Village Festival

1:50 pm

Cecil D. Andrus Park – 601 W Jefferson St, Boise – (in front of the capitol)

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June 22 ,2019

World Village Festival

1:50 pm

Cecil D. Andrus Park – 601 W Jefferson St, Boise – (in front of the capitol)

July 13 & 14 ,2019

California World Festival

Grass Valley , CA

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July 13 & 14 ,2019

California World Festival

Grass Valley , CA

Dec 11, 2018

Persian Night

8:00 pm

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Dec 11, 2018

Persian Night

Tora'dan plays at a fundraiser for Tidwell Social Work.

8:00 pm

Nov 4, 2018

Tora'dan concert

7:00 pm

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Nov 4, 2018

Tora'dan concert

 Turkish traditional music at St. Gertrude's , Cottonwood
 

7:00 pm

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Contact Us

Email Jan with questions and about booking and lessons

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Jan Porvas

Janporvas@gmail.com