Jory Kinjo

Jory Kinjo brings a unique and varied history to his music. He draws influence from his experiences performing soul, ska, reggae and rhythm & blues all over the world.

Kinjo grew up in Calgary, AB. playing old-school soul music with long-standing soul band, Mocking Shadows. Kinjojoined the bandin 1999and warmed the stage for Canadian 3 tours with the King of the Blues, B.B. King andother artists such as ZZ Top and Buddy Guy.

In 2007, Kinjo toured Europe playing bass for Montreal’s third-wave ska kings, the Planet Smashers. Touring with the Smashers, opening for punk legends Bad Religion and headlining other European festivals ignited a love for ska & reggae and inspired a new direction in his music.

Kinjomoved to New York City in the winter of 2014 and worked in NYC bands, the Slackers and the Rocksteady 7 and worked with such bands in the ska/reggae genre as Fishbone, the English Beat and UB40.

Playing with various bands and leading his own project and Mocking Shadows brings Kinjo to Japan, USA & Canada year round. Kinjo has appearedmultiple times with a wide array of artists including George Thorogood, Reba MacIntyreand Ziggy Marley.

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The Big Four Roadhouse

July 8-11: 5 p.m. / 6:15 p.m. / 7:30 p.m.