|Origin||California, United States|
|Years active||1995 - 2001
2007 - present
|Genre(s)||Punk rock, pop punk|
In 1995, Joe Sib (of Wax) began writing songs with longtime friend Steve Soto (of the Adolescents). The two soon thereafter recruited Sandy Hansen (also of the Adolescents), Scott Shiflett (of Face to Face), and Jason Cropper (formerly of Weezer) to form 22 Jacks. In February 1996, 22 Jacks went to the Sandbox studio in Los Angeles to record their first album, Uncle Bob. After the initial recording sessions, Hanson and Shiflett left the band due to prior commitments, and Cropper left to form Chopper One. Subsequently, Sib and Soto recruited Kelly LeMieux, Jose Medeles, and Bill Fraenza.
22 Jacks disbanded in 2001. Sib left to focus on his record label, Soto went on to reform the Adolescents, and Medeles joined the reunited Breeders as a drummer. 22 Jacks reformed to play three shows in California in January 2008. On June 27, 2018, founding member Steve Soto died suddenly in his sleep at the age of 54, just days after finishing a tour with the Adolescents.