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NORUZ at Sotto (DC Debut!)

  • Sotto 1610 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

$20 adv, $25 door
shows at 7:30pm & 9pm

Advance tickets available here

Formed in 2013 by bassist Amina Michele Scott and trumpeter Cyrus Nabipoor, NORUZ is an instrumental sextet out of New Orleans, LA. Scott has performed regularly in projects led by jazz luminaries #ChristianScottaTundeAdjuah and #NicholasPayton while also a full-time member of the #NewOrleansJazzOrchestra led by #AdonisRose. A supergroup of sorts, each band member tours extensively with several different projects which makes the time they come together as NORUZ all the more special. Influence and inspiration is drawn from heavyweights The Headhunters and Miles Davis’ Electric Band as well as modern giants #SnarkyPuppy, #Kneebody, and the #RobertGlasperExperiment. In 2018, the band held an acclaimed residency at the Ace Hotel, New Orleans where they invited guests to join them monthly. Special guests included drummer Jamison Ross (Snarky Puppy), trumpeter Eric "Benny" Bloom (Lettuce), and vocalist Mykia Jovan, among others. NORUZ is currently working on the follow up to their debut full-length, The Witching Hour, released in May 2018.

Amina Michele Scott: Bass
Cyrus Nabipoor: Trumpet
Ari Kohn: Sax
Jake Hickey: Keys
Bill Daniel: Guitar
Trent O’Neal: Drums

“Pufferfish” live at Gasa Gasa promo, New Orleans:
“Elle” live in studio:
“Alchemy” single from debut record The Witching Hour: