Cyrus Nabipoor

Portland/New Orleans Freelance Artist

Cyrus Nabipoor is a trumpeter, composer, improviser, singer, and teacher based in New Orleans, LA. The young musician is an established voice in the creative music scene, balancing focused clarity with daring exploration. Cyrus is involved in a variety of New Orleans acts, most notably with his Quintet and as co-leader of NORUZ. Cyrus frequently collaborates with beat-makers Korgy & Bass, as well as being on the creative team behind pop-sensation Cyrus Snow. He is co-founder of Lore, a multisensory storytelling performance series, with visual artist Ida Floreak.

Cyrus is endorsed by Edwards Trumpets. He has artist partnerships with PreSonus & Horn FX.

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he 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 local trumpeter Derek Sims. In high school, he joined the Alan Jones Academy of Music, where he learned how to stop playing stupid shit (mostly). Cyrus holds a Bachelor of Music from Loyola University New Orleans. He graduated magna cum laude and was awarded outstanding undergraduate in both Jazz and Brass. While there, he studied with Nick Volz, Tony Dagradi and Jimbo Walsh. Cyrus also spent a term at the Grieg Academy in Bergen Norway studying with ECM artist Per Jørgensen and Martin Winter (principal trumpet, Bergen Philharmonic).

Cyrus has performed with Jamison Ross, Elle King, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Jason Marsalis, James Singleton, Steve Masakowski, Johnny Vidacovich, Michael Ray, Mike Dillon, Stanton Moore, Larry Sieberth, Dean Ween, and Jarle Vespestad. Cyrus is a recipient of the 2015 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Scholarship.

“The X-13 is hands down the best feeling & sounding trumpet I’ve ever played. Christan worked hard to find a setup that enhanced my individual sound. These horns are beautiful, balanced, resonant and full. The flexibility of tone allows me to fit into any music setting. I feel like I can make whatever sound I hear in my head come out the horn.”

Cyrus Nabipoor