Originally from Thailand, Jazz guitarist Julphan Tilapornputt studied guitar performance at the Berklee College of Music where he was recipient of a Music Writing and Composition scholarship. Julphan recently received a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies at NYU's Steinhardt school. Julphan currently resides in New York City, and regularly leads performances in New York, Boston and Thailand. Combining an intriguing mix of influences, Julphan's music features sophisticated guitar-centric compositions mixing classical elements and jazz improvisation. All of these things are on display on the trio's debut album, “Inspired,” released in 2012 in USA and Thailand, and reviewed on AllAboutJazz.com. Album release concerts were hosted in Boston and Bangkok, Thailand, including the prestigious The King of Thailand Anniversary Concert in 2012. In 2014, Julphan performed his original music and was interviewed by Starstage, a notable Thai television show. In 2016, Julphan scheduled to release his second CD with his new quartet in July 3
Julphan has performed with Tewan Supsanyakorn, legendary Thai jazz saxophonist and has studied with jazz masters such as Adam Rogers. Joe Lovano, Peter Bernstein, Mick Goodrick, Jean-Michel Pilc and Tim Miller.
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A young and visionary guitarist Julphan creates new and interesting sonic textures that can soothe as well as excite - Bruce Ferrara, The Beehive Boston
Got a chance to listen to your whole CD and I thought it was great. The opening of the first song is a great beginning to the CD. It catches your ear and makes you want to hear more. All the compositions and the playing from everyone was very well done. - John Baboian, Berklee College of Music
You sound great...excellent sound, playing...I like the members of your band...it has both a technically tight and loose feel at the same time - Larry Baione, Berklee College of Music