“Five Minutes With” Soul, Ska, Reggae singer, Jory Kinjo

Jory Kinjo brings a unique history to his music and draws from his experiences playing and performing Soul, Ska, Reggae and Rhythm & Blues all over the world.

Jory Kinjo has appeared multiple times with a wide array of artists including George Thorogood, UB40 and Ziggy Marley.

Jory Kinjo


Jory Kinjo





# of Albums:


Latest Album:

Vic & Jory Sing the Blues (2020) with Vic Ruggiero of the Slackers (NYC)

Latest Single:

If you were here – Ann Vriend feat. Jory Kinjo

Latest Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiabaW_cFP4 @ 1:12:30

Favourite musician growing up:

Michael Jackson

Favourite musician now:

Vic Ruggiero

Guilty pleasure song:

Give me the night – George Benson

Live show ritual:

Shot of Jamesons

Favourite local musician:

Kaley Kinjo

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

New release on Kimberlite Records: The Estimations – Heart of Stone.

Where can we follow you? 

Website | Facebook | Instagram


Rapid Fire Calgary Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

White Elephant

Favourite street in your city:

9th Ave SE (Inglewood) – It has the best venues in town on it, it’s known as the Music Mile. It has amazing restaurants, shops and culture.

Favourite park in your city:

Richmond Green Park. I grew up a block away and have the best memories there

Favourite music venue in your city:

The Ironwood!

Favourite music store in your city:

A million years ago it was a place called the Attic, these days its Recordland



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Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.