History & Highlights

Rockin’ It Right for over 20 years, The Swingin’ Blackjacks deliver a satisfying blend of  Rockabilly and Jumpin’ Blues. Their musical recipe contains a growing number of originals with carefully selected cover tunes, Hi-Octane performances and a love of the music they play. 

The trio has appeared throughout Ontario at roots/blues havens including Toronto’s Cadillac Lounge, The Silver Dollar Room, Grossman’s Tavern, and the Dora Keogh Irish Pub. Out of town audiences have enjoyed The Swingin’ Blackjacks at the Lavigne Tavern, Waterloo’s Ethel’s Lounge and Crow Variety & Grill in Collingwood, to name a few. 

The Swingin’ Blackjacks play hard at every show, committed to their music and their audience. They conjure up memories as varied as a rockin’ juke - joint on a Saturday night, a chill breeze off the bayou, or a lonesome train whistle in the distance… 

Career Highlights: 

  • 2023 Haliburton Blues Festival
  • 2023 Winterfolk XXI Festival
  • 2022 & 2023 Southside Shuffle Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle
  • Kitchener Blues Festival Crossroads 2.0 2021
  • Session Muskoka Craft Beer Festival (2019) 
  • 2018 Recipients of the Amy Louie Grossman’s Music Scholarship 
  • Prince Edward County 50’s & 60’s Rock ’n’ Roll Festival (2018) 
  • Lynn River Music & Arts Festival (2018) 
  • Huntsville May 2/4 Craft Beer Festival (2018) 
  • Kitchener Waterloo Rib Fest (2012 & 2017) 
  • Durham West Blues Festival (2016) 
  • Bop ‘n’ Bowl Rockabilly Weekender (2013) 
  • East End Rockabilly Weekend (2010) 
  • Backing band for Rockabilly pioneer artist Janis Martin, Cadillac Lounge (2006)
  • Distillery Blues Festival Toronto (2005) 
  • Barrie Waterfront Festival (2005) 
  • Track “I Love You So” including in Stumble Records Zombie Night In Canada compilation(2003) 
  • Orillia Spring Blues Festival (2003) 
  • Grand Bend Rockabilly Blues Festival (2002) 
  • Numerous live appearances on CITY TV’s Breakfast Television, CKLN 88.5 FM and CIUT 89.5 FM