About Jan porvas

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Hossein Hazrati was born in the Yarsan (Ahle Haqq) family in 1984

in the city of Tabriz in Iran. Then he started his art and spiritual journey under the name of Jan (Can) Porvas which means spirit.


Jan, who started music with Naghara (drum) at the age of 6, continued his career with the keyboard because of his intense interest in electronic sounds. He continued his music education and studies at home in the form of a master-apprentice relationship. As enlightening of music, Jan started to learn the classical music of Azerbaijan. When he was 10 years old, he had already made his first composition. Since the age of 17 he continued his art career professionally by playing the keyboard in different music bands. 


After meeting with the master artist Cavit Murtezaoğlu, Jan started to learn the philosophy of music and continued his career in spiritual and mysticism music.

Due to numerous challenges in Iran, Jan continued his master-apprentice education with Cavit Murtezaoğlu in Istanbul.  Consequently, he was introduced to musical instruments, Tanbur and Daf, which have a very important place in the belief of the Yarsan. Not only he mastered the Daf but ended up teaching more than 50 students of whom many still play. 


He has worked as an artist and editor in albums:

  • Cavit Murtezaoğlu & Virtüözler
  • Tebriz’den Toros’a
  • Rezbar
  • Bayrek Kuşçuoğlu


Having to move to the United States as a refugee in 2016, Jan continued his music projects and practices in the US. Tora’dan (whisper from the deep) music group, which its foundations was set in Istanbul with his wife Tovas Porvas. He has performed in music festivals such as Treefort Festival, California World Festival, World Village Festival, and Idaho Shakespeare. 

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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

Yar Kapısı (Gateway to Beloved)

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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

Jan Porvas

Janporvas@gmail.com