Bio

Creative Approach 
Organizing sounds and telling stories. Trumpeter and composer Cyrus Nabipoor’s singular voice speaks of honesty and humanity. With a sound full of warmth and lyricism, Nabipoor balances focused clarity with daring exploration. In both composition and improvisation, melody reigns. Through his pairing of trumpet and electronics, Nabipoor bridges the conceived dichotomy of nature & technology, exploring new tonal possibilities. 

‘Live At The Marigny Opera House’ 
In his latest release, Nabipoor makes a powerful debut as a bandleader. Recorded live in New Orleans, the album showcases his compositional prowess, mastery of the horn and musical sensitivity. It features a stellar lineup of musicians who each shine in their respective roles.  

“‘Live at the Marigny Opera House’ is an exhilarating debut from an artist we can expect to keep pushing boundaries.” -KMHD 

'Live at the Marigny Opera House' is a finely paced, well crafted, quietly revealing debut with a keen sense of smoldering tradition and youthful investigation." -All About Jazz                           

Associated Groups 
Cyrus primarily leads an original quintet and performs solo effect loop sets. He is part of the Homeroom Labs production team. He is a member/frequent collaborator of Noruz, Korgy & Bass, Reb & The Good News, and more. Cyrus co-produces ‘Lore’, a multisensory storytelling and performance series, with visual artist Ida Floreak. 

Teaching 
Cyrus is an instructor at the Alan Jones Academy of Music as well as offering private lessons independently.  

Horn Arr./Prod.
Cyrus has produced horn tracks for acts including: Peach Tree Rascals, Clubhouse, and David Hugo. 

Resume 
Cyrus has worked with Jamison Ross, Elle King, Tarriona “Tank” Ball, James Singleton, Jason Marsalis, Steve Masakowski, Johnny Vidacovich, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Mike Dillon, Stanton Moore, Larry Sieberth, Dean Ween, Brad Walker, Alan Jones & more. 

He has performed at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, PDX Jazz Festival, Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Instigation Fest & more. 

Backstory 
Born and raised in Portland OR, Cyrus Nabipoor began playing trumpet at age 11. He wanted to play trombone, but it wouldn’t fit on his bike. As an adolescent Cyrus was taught by Cynthia Plank and trumpeter Derek Sims. In high school he joined the Alan Jones Academy of Music. Cyrus holds a Bachelor of Music from Loyola University New Orleans, where he graduated magna cum laude and was awarded outstanding undergraduate in both Jazz and Brass. While at Loyola, he studied with Nick Volz, Tony Dagradi and Jimbo Walsh. Cyrus also spent a very formative term at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway studying with ECM legend Per Jørgensen and Martin Winter (Bergen Philharmonic). In 2015, Cyrus was awarded the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Scholarship. 

Shoutouts 
Cyrus is endorsed by Edward’s Trumpets. He has partnerships with PreSonus & Horn FX.