The CD Release Show is tonight! (Friday, April 2, at Doug Fir. 9 pm. $10. 21+.)
“A Bird in the Opera House” marks a significant development for Jaina and by extension the city’s music scene. Recorded by no less than a dozen Portland-based players, who serve in an equal number of projects, this stands as another example of a communal project by local musicians with worldwide potential.
More than any other local songwriter, Jaina songs beg to be read, labored over and deconstructed. On A Bird in the Opera House, his fourth full-length for Hush, his words are still the first thing you notice.
“A roving troubadour with a knack for writing truly gorgeous songs, Nick Jaina celebrates full-length album number seven.”