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Pezhham Akhavass

Pezhham Akhavass was born in 1980 and began learning youth music theory, under the instruction of Naser Nazar at the age of 5. With the support of his father, Pezhham began studying the Tombak (Tonbak) under the guidance of Naser Farhanghfar and later Saeid Roudbary. Pezhham graduated with a bachelor's degree in music from Sureh University of Tehran, where he studied the Setar with Hamid Sokoti and Masoud Shaari, and the Oud under Majid Nazempour and Hossein Behrouzinia. In addition to the tombak, Pezhham has studied other percussion instruments: Daf, Indian Tabla, kanjira and Gatam.

In 2001, Pezhham began working professionally with the renowned Iranian vocalist Shahram Nazeri. Pezhham has also performed in many notable music festivals world-wide and toured extensively in Iran and Europe including in prestigious venues such as Theatre de la ville and Due soley in France (Paris), Sodran Theatre in Sweden, and also in FEZ festival in Morocco, and in events in Austria, Italy, Australia, Finland, USA, etc.

Akhavass has performed along some of the most renowned Masters of Persian Music, such as Maestros Hossein Alizadeh, Aliakbar Moradi, Saeid Farajpouri, Majid Derakhshani, Hosein Yousefzamani, Masoud Shoari, Shahram Nazeri and Kayhan Kalhor. Pezhham's unique approach to Rhythm and style of playing qualifies him as one of the distinguished and capable Tombak players of his generation.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.pezhham.com

Pezhham Akhavass

Discography:

  • Nasim va Ghandomzar (Breeze and Wheat field)- On Avaye Khorshid Label, 2005 with Aliakbar Moradi on Tanbur
  • Raha (Liberated)- On Mahur label, 2005 with Payam Jahanmani on Tar
  • Kamancheh Navazi (Kamanche playing based in Kurdish melodies)- On Mahur label, 2005 with Saied Farajpouri on Kamancheh
  • Raze sahel (Mystery of the shore)- On Avaye Sepehr label, 2006 with Majid Nazempour on Oud
  • Dar Sayeye Baad (In the shade of the wind)- on Avaye Barbad label, 2006 with Masoud Shoaari on Setar
  • Jostojoo 2008 with Mamak Khadem vocal
  • Passiong of Rumi - on kereshme lable , 2008 with Shahram Nazeri on vocal
  • Tombak (solo), 2008 in USA (attached video)
  • Persian Percussion (solo), 2008 in USA
  • Song of Sparrows (Avaz-e-Gonjeshkha), 2008 with Hossein Alizadeh

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.pezhham.com

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