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.
The latest “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” features solo singer and now Tu Fawningist Corrina Repp discussing her jobs working for Portland bands Pink Martini, The Decemberists, Laura Veirs, and HUSH Records.