Organizing sounds and telling stories. Cyrus Nabipoor’s unmistakable voice on the trumpet resonates with honesty, warmth and lyricism. Melody reigns as Nabipoor balances focused clarity with daring exploration.
In addition to leading the ‘Cyrus Nabipoor Quintet’, Cyrus is a member/frequent collaborator of Noruz, Korgy & Bass, Reb & The Good News, Puddletown Stompers and more. Cyrus co-produces ‘Lore’, a multimedia storytelling and performance series, with visual artist Ida Floreak. He is an instructor at the Alan Jones Academy of Music as well as an independent private trumpet instructor.
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 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 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.
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, Dan Balmer & more. He has performed at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, PDX Jazz Festival, Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Instigation Fest & more.
Cyrus is endorsed by Edwards Trumpets.