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Jakko M. Jakszyk

Born 8 June 1958.

Biography

Michael "Jakko" Jakszyk (born Michael Lee Curran, 8 June 1958, London) is an English musician. A multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and record producer, he is the current lead singer and second guitarist in King Crimson and also pursues a solo career. He is generally referred to as "Jakko" by both colleagues and fans, and most of his releases have been credited to this shorter name (while others have been credited to "Jakko M. Jakszyk").

As a solo artist, Jakko has released six albums. Prior to joining King Crimson in 2013, he had fronted multiple bands and projects over the course of three-and-a-half decades (including 64 Spoons, Dizrhythmia, 21st Century Schizoid Band, Jakszyk Fripp Collins 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, Gavin Harrison, Pandit Dinesh and Dave Stewart) as well as following an extensive and well-respected career as a session musician and soundtrack producer.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of A Scarcity of Miracles

    A Scarcity of Miracles 2011

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    A new ProjeKct release which is as unprecedented as it is unexpected.
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