Cyrus Nabipoor Quintet

Thursday, March 28, 2024
7:30PM Doors | 8:00PM Performance
Suggested Donation: $25 GA / $15 student, senior, etc.
*none turned away for lack of funds, no pressure*

Trumpeter, composer, and Loyola University educator, Cyrus Nabipoor’s earnest & distinctive voice on the trumpet soars over a unique brand of crossover-jazz. He has been a featured artist at the PDX Jazz Fest, Cathedral Park Fest, Montavilla Jazz Fest, and New Orleans French Quarter Fest. In addition to writing for his own group, Nabipoor has had several works commissioned by Portland Jazz Composer’s Ensemble. Nabipoor splits his time between Portland, OR & New Orleans, LA. His recently released, highly anticipated debut studio album ‘In Lieu of Tears’ is a landmark in the development of Nabipoor’s writing style as well as his trumpet playing.

Born and raised in Portland OR, Cyrus Nabipoor began playing trumpet at age 11. He wanted to play the trombone, but it wouldn’t fit on his bike. As an adolescent he studied with Derek Sims & Alan Jones. Cyrus holds a B.M. 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. In 2015, Cyrus was awarded the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Scholarship.

He has had the pleasure of working with artists such as Jamison Ross, Elle King, Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Nicky Youre, James Singleton, Jason Marsalis, Steve Masakowski, Mike Dillon, Stanton Moore, Larry Sieberth, Amina Scott, Alan Jones, Dan Balmer, Nicole McCabe & more. Cyrus has produced horn tracks for acts including Nicky Youre, Peach Tree Rascals, Clubhouse, and David Hugo.


“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

“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.” -JazzTimes

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

“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

Instagram: @cyborgslaya


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Thursday Mar 28 2024


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