Press

   "A bandleader and composer/arranger for whom no style or emotion is off limits."
-Offbeat Magazine

   "A musician intent on blurring the future and past...'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

  "Nabipoor’s compositions concern themselves less with fitting into one jazz idiom or another and more with a pure, almost ecstatic sense of in-the-moment expression" 
-KMHD Jazz Radio                                                                   

   "Noruz has become one of New Orleans’ most intriguing bands, creating unmatched melodies through a distinct blend..." 
- Offbeat Magazine 

   "Dichotomies are really interesting to me, as a wind instrument player using electronics. You have this innate duality of organic and synthetic, acoustic and electric, nature vs. man" 
-Interview w/ Offbeat Magazine  

   "Nabipoor’s strength is that it is never possible to anticipate his next move...The jazz equivalent of a first-year pitcher who throws 99 m.p.h....His trumpet chops are deadly and his penetrating brass tone is classically pure (except when he turns it dirty)."
-JazzTimes

   “Cyrus Nabipoor and his quintet dive headfirst into the deep end of musical conversation in this live performance...[He] elegantly displays his chops in a mindful and charismatic manner”  
-All About Jazz

   "The ingratiating melodic profile of Nabipoor's music and its avoidance of overstatement make this an attractive [record]." 
-Jay Harvey

   "Rising star Cyrus Nabipoor stops by for a chat " 
-WWNO New Orleans Public Radio

Photo by Mary Katherine Leslie