Nick Jaina & Tatiana Ryckman

Please join us for another edition of Writing on the Air where we speak with author-musician-world traveler Nick Jaina.

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Nick Jaina is a musician and writer from Portland, Oregon. His most recent album, Primary Perception, was released in April 2013 on Fluff and Gravy Records. As the Portland Mercury said, “I’d feel embarrassed describing Nick Jaina as a genius outright, and I’m sure he’d hate that too, but it’s so tempting– because he is so clearly the real deal.”

He is a co-founder and musical director of the Satellite Ballet and Collective in New York City. He has composed the music for three ballets and three contemporary dances with that group, featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet, Ten Hairy Legs, and Juilliard, performing at the Baryshnikov Center and the Joyce Theater. Their most recent performance was two sold-out shows at Brooklyn Academy of Music in May 2014. Of that show, the New York Times wrote, “[The] pure, pungent, earthy music for strings, piano, and percussion… was the most physically bracing part of the night.”


He released his first book, Get It While You Can, a work of non-fiction, through Perfect Day Publishing in January 2015.

You can learn more about Nick by visiting his website:, or you can catch him live at 8pm on Wednesday 27th.

He’ll be performing at the Annie Street House Show, which takes place at 1909 Miles Ave 78745 in South Austin. Here is the Facebook Event Page, for more information.