Jory Kinjo
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Jory Kinjo

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Folk Reggae




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Calgary born Jory Kinjo brings a unique musical history to his music and the experience to match. Kinjo’s projects soul band Mocking Shadows, ska/reggae band, Jk & the Relays and family project, the Kinjo Bros.

This bassist, guitarist, front-man joined Mocking Shadows in 1999 and has warmed the stage for 3 tours with the legendary B.B. King. Calgary’s Mocking Shadows also performed with such other artists as the Tragically Hip, ZZ Top and Buddy Guy.  

In 2012, Jory’s project with his brother Kaley, the Kinjo Bros – went to Okinawa for their 3rd tour of southern Japan. The bros. were featured at the Naha Matsuri festival, broadcast live on Ryukyu Broadcasting Corp. TV and radio. 

Ska/Reggae project, Jk & the Relays were breakout performers at the 2012 Montreal Ska Festival, Calgary Reggae Festival and the 2013 Victoria Ska Festival.  Jk & the Relays have performed with genre kings such as the Slackers, the Aggrolites, Fishbone and the English Beat.

Kinjo ignited a love for ska while touring Europe in 2007 playing bass for Montreal band, the Planet Smashers, opening for punk legends Bad Religion at the Groezrock Festival in Belgium.

Jory Kinjo supports a solo effort between bands either as a songwriter or bassist collaborating with performing with various musicians. 2013 performance dates included a wide array of artists from Long Beach’s Sublime w/Rome to South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela. Kinjo’s most recent performance of note was at the Jack Singer Concert Hall (Calgary, Ab) with Ziggy Marley, son of reggae superstar Bob Marley in late 2014.

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