Nick Jaina is a musician and writer from Portland, Oregon. He has released five albums on Hush Records, while also composing ballets, film and play soundtracks. His next album, Primary Perception, will be released in April on Fluff and Gravy Records.
He has composed three ballets with the Satellite Ballet and Collective in New York City, featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. Their premiere performance was in October 2011 to a sold-out audience at the Baryshnikov Center in Manhattan. Nick composed and performed music for a play in New Orleans called Girls Who Drew Horses, which was featured at that city's Fringe Fest in 2012. Nick also composed a soundtrack for the feature film Cement Suitcase.
Nick writes an occasional column for Portland’s local music website Willamette Week, and has had portions of his essays published in literary compilations and in the Atlantic Monthly. Nick has toured the United States with his band, playing in theaters and on street corners with a group of musicians that has included trumpet, violin, upright bass and drums.
Nick has received generous funding for artistic development from the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland.