Ska. Soul. Rocksteady. Reggae
Frontman Jory Kinjo brings a unique musical history to his music and the experience to match.
Since the formation of the band in 2010, Jk & the Relays have performed with bad ass bands like the Slackers, the Aggrolites, Fishbone, the Dirty Heads and the English Beat.
JK 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.
This bassist front-man started out in soul band, Mocking Shadows in 1999. With the Shadows, Kinjo 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.
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 Sublime w/Rome to South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela.
Fall 2014, will see JK collaborate with the Slackers' frontman, Vic Ruggiero on a show with Ziggy Marley @ the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, AB.