Jakko Jakszyk (pronounced ‘Jack-Check’) has been lead singer and 2nd guitarist for the legendary King Crimson for the past 6 years.
2019 saw the band embark on a 50 date tour across Europe, and the Americas celebrating the groups 50th anniversary.
Taking in shows at the 10,000 capacity ancient Arena Di Verona, Rock In Rio, The Greek Theatre in LA, Radio City Music Hall in New York and 3 nights at Londons Royal Albert Hall.
An accomplished guitarist he had stints with Level 42, The Kinks, Tom Robinson and has played on 100’s of records covering every thing from pop to the avant gard.
In 2016 he was awarded the Chris Squire ‘Virtuoso’ award.
At the international NAMM show in California this January he launched his signature model guitar made by leading guitar manufacturer PRS.
In 1996 BBC Radio 3 commissioned the award-nominated autobiographical, “The Road To Ballina”, and in 2014 Radio 3 aired “Dear Mr.Eliot”, his musical drama about TS Eliot meeting Groucho Marx that he co-wrote and performed with Sir Lenny Henry.
An experienced producer in his own right, Jakszyk has recently worked on Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson’s UK Top 20 album, ‘Homo Erraticus’, as well as re-mixing classic albums by Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Brain Salad Surgery & Trilogy) King Crimson (Thrak), The Moody Blues (In Search Of The Lost Chord) & Jethro Tull for new stereo and 5.1 surround sound editions.
JAKKO JAKSZYK IN DISCUSSION WITH MICHAEL ATTENBOROUGH IN THE GREAT HALL 3.30PM - 4.15PM. ADVANCE TICKETS £7, ON THE DAY PRICE £10 [SUBJECT TO AVAILABILTY]
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