Nutria “Meeting in Progress” album release with Cyrus Nabipoor
Favorite of the hall Nutria are playing their official release show for the new album “Meeting in Progress”
Cyrus Nabipoor, trumpet, opens the night with a solo ambient set.
house doors at approximately 6:30PM | *none turned away for lack of funds, no pressure*
Formed in 2014, NUTRIA as a composition workshop for its members, who were active in different corners of the local music scene. Their sound reflects a diversity of influences yet a deep commitment to the jazz idiom. Named after the infamous South Louisiana swamp rat, Nutria performs original contemporary jazz music with an emphasis on collective improvisation.
In 2017, they performed on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. In 2016, they were commissioned by the Marigny Opera Ballet to compose “Wary Heat,” a new ballet that was premiered in February 2017 and reprised in January 2018. In 2019, Nutria began a weekly residency at one of New Orleans’ top venues for creative jazz music, Bacchanal Fine Wine.
The members of Nutria have performed with a wide array of leading talents in New Orleans and around the world, including Leyla McCalla, James Singleton, Johnny Vidocovich, Ed Petersen, Mahmoud Chouki, Sarah Quintana, the Revelers and local favorites Los Po-boy-citos.
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.