Bio

Jackie Kroczynski

SINGER/SONGWRITER

Jackie Kroczynski is a singer/songwriter from North Battleford whose songs wander across a range of genres, including Folk, Alternative and Country. Jackie also performs regularly with Jivin’ Jackie and Big Baby T, a band that celebrates the music of New Orleans. She has been playing music since her piano lessons started at the age of four.

Jackie is releasing her first EP of original material on November 26th, 2021 entitled Look for the Little Things The album was recorded at Riverdale Recorders in Edmonton by Sean Davis Newton in July of 2021. The EP launch will take place at SHE-Nanigans in North Battleford on November 26th.

Jackie’s music often pairs unlikely genres and instrumentation together. Her “warm, expressive vocals pair beautifully with the guitar, fiddle and saxophone in ‘Night at the Opry’.”  “Nurse Jane” uses original instrumentation and atmospherics to tell the story of a tuberculosis sanatorium at Fort San, Saskatchewan.

Jackie’s “Night at the Opry,” a song she wrote for her father, rose up the Canadian Indie Country Countdown Top 100 to No. 4 in February of 2021. Jackie was inspired to write this song after visiting the Grand Ole Opry while in Nashville on a band trip with 30 students. Her father, who loved country music, didn’t get the chance to visit the Opry himself before he passed away in 2019.The song has been rerecorded and will sit as the bonus track on In My Oasis.

Recently, Jackie performed for astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield with her band Jivin’ Jackie & Big Baby T. It was truly an “Out Of This World” experience!

Jackie continues to write music, both on her own and with other songwriters, as in the case of “Dandelions Everywhere”, which was co-written with Evelyn Saungikar from Toronto. Jackie is looking forward to playing more live shows over the next few months. Listen for her on the “Unplugged” show on CJWW December 11th at 7pm.

Jackie holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art. 

When she isn’t writing and performing, Jackie teaches Band and Guitar to high school students at North Battleford Comprehensive High School. 

Member of  SAC, SOCAN, BMI, Americana Music Association.