علیرضا اشرف پور
Alireza Ashrafpour is a professional electric/fretless guitar player, songwriter, singer and guitar instructor based in Karaj,Iran. He began to play guitar in 01/01/2000 (about the age of 20) playing pop-rock songs, but soon he switched to play electric guitar and wrote his first songs with english lyrics in 2002. Learning how to combine Iranian traditional and Folk music and starting to know about jazz music, helped him write his first fusion album Golku in 2005-06(published in 2015-Barbad records)*. He wrote two more albums in 2011(Singles) and 2014 (Ghasedak),and a few singles,based on persian poetry through these years which most of them were never published.
But, forming Hengam Ensemble in summer 2015 with Amirhosein Alahdadi was a game changer! Some succesful shows in karaj and tehran led the band to their first (live recorded) album published in early 2018(javan publishes). Forming Heech Trio with fellow drummer Saeed Piltan in 2016(band’s first EP will be released in summer 2018), joining Haman band, joining Amirhosein Tafreshipour and Ali Rahimi to play his favorite experimental improvising music based on Kurdistan music, Releasing Omnium’s first album(Down on earth) written by Kaveh Sajjadi(written and recorded in 2014-15), translating Kenny Werner’s Effortess Mastery book, producing Sasan Sarmadi’s first album, writing and producing and playing guitar on a few singles for some talented musicians are among his ongoing projects.