Jakko Jakszyk

Progressive rock, Musical Artist

1958 –

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Who is Jakko Jakszyk?

Michael "Jakko" Jakszyk 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.

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 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 as well as following an extensive and well-respected career as a session musician and soundtrack producer.

In addition to working within music, Jakko has created mixed-media pieces for radio broadcast and is known as a raconteur and occasional actor.

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Born
Jun 8, 1958
London
Also known as
  • Jakko
  • Michael Lee Curran
  • Jakszyk, Jakko
  • Jakko M. Jakszyk
  • Jakszyk, Jakko M.
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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