Jakko M Jakszyk, born in London, is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is also the current lead singer and second guitarist in King Crimson, who are touring in Autumn 2015.
As a solo artist, Jakko has released six albums.
Prior to joining King Crimson in 2011, Jakko fronted multiple bands and projects over the cours of three-and-a-half decades (including 64 Spoons, Dizrhythmia, 21st Century Schizoid Band and Rapid Eye Movement) and had also been a member of Level 42, The Lodge, The Tangent and Warren Harry. He has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians (including Tom Robinson, Peter Blegvad, Danny Thompson, Steve Hackett and Dave Stewart) as well as following an extensive and well-respected career as a session musician.
He also specialises in re-mixing for 5.1 surround sound. Amongst various albums to receive this treatment he mixed 'Thrak' by King Crimson and both 'Trilogy' & "Brain Salad Surgery' by Emerson Lake and Palmer.
He has written and recorded music for TV, film and advertising and has composed two 'Sony' nominated commissions for BBC Radio 3.
His latest work is a collaboration with Lenny Henry on his debut Blues album "New Millennium Blues" released in October 2015.