Xenia Rubinos

In residence January 2 - January 14, 2018

Xenia is a 2018 artist-in-residence with Transient Project Residency, a collaboration between AIR Serenbe and ArtsATL. The Transient Project Residency supports musicians and composers to explore new directions in their work.


Visionary singer and composer Xenia Rubinos dips in and out of genre and structure to create movingly powerful songs with her signature sound. Xenia’s powerhouse vocals are the center of her music which grows from a wide range of influences from R&B to Hip-Hop to Jazz all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Pitchfork lauded the radiant singer as “a unique new pop personality” while a profile in The New Yorker described her work as rhythmically fierce, vocally generous music that slips through the net of any known genre. Her latest album, Black Terry Cat (ANTI- Records 2016) was received to wide critical acclaim, listed at #11 on NPR Music’s ‘Best 50 Albums of 2016’. The album’s song ‘Mexican Chef’ was selected by New York Times ‘The Best Songs of 2016’. Xenia has toured the US & Europe extensively including festivals such as North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and Pickathon.