Sam’s new video starring Al Murray for Jakko M Jakszyk’s Uncertain Times, Out Now

Jakko M Jakszyk Uncertain Times starring Al Murray

Jakko M Jakszyk’s Uncertain Times

Directed by Sam Chegini

Star Guest: Al Murray

Gavin Harrison – Drums & Percussion

Django Jakszyk – Bass

Johnny Thirkell – Trumpet

Jakko M Jakszyk – Guitars, Keyboards, and Vocals

Camera Man – Trevor Prichard

Samira Tayeba as the Graffiti Artist

Writer, Editor, Animator, Compositing Artist, VFX artist: Sam Chegini

Special thanks to Masoud Mafi – Alma Studio

This video was produced during the Pandemic of Covid-19

A Sam Pictures Productions Music Video for Jakko M Jakszyk 2020

In memory of Mohammadreza Shajarian

Mohammadreza shajarian

Dear Friends,

In honor and memory of the legend, voice of Persia, Iranian singer, musician, Mohammadreza Shajarian who left us yesterday, I postpone today’s premiere of “Uncertain Times” to another date.

His memory and voice will live on forever.

Thank you.

Sam Chegini

Sam’s new video for Jakko M Jakszyk

Jakko M Jakszyk Uncertain Times starring Al Murray directed by Sam Chegini
Jakko Jakszyk - Uncertain Times

I’m delighted to announce my third collaboration with Jakko! Our new video titled “Uncertain Times” starring the renowned British Actor/Comedian, Al Murray for Jakko’s upcoming album, “Secrets & Lies” will be premiered on October 9th, 2020 from InsideOut Music.


Jakko M Jakszyk’s The Trouble with Angels – Out Now!

JAKKO M JAKSZYK – The Trouble with Angels (OFFICIAL VIDEO). Taken from the album “Secrets & Lies”, out October 23rd, 2020. Order now:

A Film by Sam Pictures Productions
Sam Chegini – Screenwriter, Director, Animator, and Editor

Music Department
Gavin Harrison – Drums
Tony Levin – Bass
Amber Jakszyk – Backing Vocals

Jakko M Jakszyk – Vocals, Guitars & Keyboards

Film Department
UK – Toby Amies
The Netherlands – Linde Nijland & Bert Ridderbos
Turkey – Alireza Sakaki

Iran – Sam Pictures Productions
The Netherlands – Visual Screen Art
UK – SoundStage Studios


The Girl – Sietske Doke Ketelaar

The Mortals – Linde Nijland, Bert Ridderbos, Alidus Post, Yvet Post, Alireza Sakaki, Navid Khorasani Nejad, Mehran Khani, Elham Khani

The Whisperers
Linde Nijland, Bert Ridderbos, Sepide Afsheen Khanbolooki, Mojan Chegini, Pouria Jabbari, Ghazal Salehi,

Animation Department
VFX, Compositing Artist, Animator, and Storyboard Artist: Sam Chegini

Special Thanks to:
Chris Porter, Toby Amies, David Singleton, Linde Nijland, Bert Ridderbos, Sander Trispel, Laleh Akbarzadeh, Mert Küçük, Javad Atashbari, Sepide Afsheen Khanbolooki, Majid Chegini, Mojan Chegini, Alireza Sakaki, Mohammad Dolati and everyone who helped us to make this film possible during the pandemic of Covid-19

Jakko M Jakszyk – The Trouble with Angels

The teaser is here

Sam’s new music video, Jakko M Jakszyk’s “The Trouble with Angels” taken from the upcoming album “Secrets & Lies” will be premiered on August 14th, 2020.

This is Sam’s 5th official music video. 

Starring Linde Nijland, Bert Ridderbos, Doke Sietske Ketelaar

with special thanks to Toby Amies.


Jakko Jakszyk
Jakko M Jakszyk is pleased to announce the release of his forthcoming new solo album ‘Secrets & Lies’ on the 23rd October 2020.

Jakko comments: “The enforced sabbatical from King Crimson has given me the opportunity to complete a new solo album. Encouraged by Thomas Waber at Inside Out, and aided and abetted by numerous friends, heroes and family.
The first single, ‘The Trouble With Angels, makes its debut on the 14th August. Complete with an extraordinary animated video by Iranian film maker Sam Chegini.
And getting that made amidst the pandemic is a whole other story!!

‘Secrets & Lies’ contains 10 songs that explore topics such as obsession, betrayal, the shifting grounds of contemporary politics, and the tangled threads of family history, Secrets And Lies balances sensitive writing, musical technique, and accessible tunes cast in an impressively cinematic sound world. With three of the tracks, Separation, Under Lock & Key and Uncertain Times originating in King Crimson’s writing sessions, the result is a mature work brimming with yearning melodies in symphonic or widescreen settings, fluid guitar work, and Jakko’s heartfelt, emotional vocals.

The album features Jakszyk joined by his King Crimson bandmates Robert FrippGavin HarrisonTony Levin & Mel Collins, as well as appearances from John Giblin (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Simple Minds), Mark King (Level 42), Peter Hammill (Van der Graff Generator) and noted British comedian Al Murray.

‘Secrets & Lies’ will be released as a Limited CD+DVD Digipak (featuring 5.1 mix), Gatefold LP + CD & as Digital Album. The cover art was created by Sam Chegini, with design by Phil Smee, and you can find the full track-listing below:

1. Before I Met You
2. The Trouble With Angels
3. Fools Mandate
4. The Rotters Club is Closing Down
5. Uncertain Times
6. It Would All Make Sense
7. Secrets, Lies & Stolen Memories
8. Under Lock & Key
9. The Borders We Traded
10. Trading Borders
11. Separation

The first single and video will arrive on the 14th August, look out for more information on that soon.

Though best known for his work as a vocalist and guitarist in King Crimson since 2013, with whom he has played sold-out nights at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the ancient Amphi-theatre in Pompeii and three nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Jakszyk has enjoyed a busy and diverse career spanning nearly five decades.

Encompassing late 1970s art-rock outfit, 64 Spoons, once memorably described as ‘Stravinsky meets the Barron Knights,’ he’s been signed to the legendary Stiff record label, toured with Canterbury Scene legends Dave Stewart and Pip Pyle as a member of Rapid Eye Movement. Along with numerous studio sessions both as player and producer, including becoming a member of The Kinks for a week, Jakko’s musical career has been nothing if not eclectic.

Named by Guitarist Magazine as one of the top guitarists in the 1980s, his playing caught attention the Mark King who brought him in to replace the legendary guitarist Allan Holdsworth, in Level 42 with whom Jakko recorded and played live with for four years in the early 1990s. 

A talented multi-instrumentalist, his ability to work within the rigours of avant-garde rock through to sleek, intelligent pop have seen him work with a wide and diverse array of artists that includes Golden Palimino’s Anton Fier, Mica Paris, Tom Robinson, Peter Blegvad, Henry Cow’s John Greaves, Japan’s Mick Karn, and Richard Barbieri, Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin, Steve Hackett and Steven Wilson.

A recipient of the ‘Chris Squire Virtuoso award’ at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, Jakszyk has also earned a reputation as an in-demand remixing engineer and producer. In this role, he has been commissioned to remix several classic progressive rock albums in stereo and 5.1 surround sound including ELP’s Trilogy and Brain Salad Surgery, Chris Squire’s Fish Out Of Water, King Crimson’s THRAK, The Moody Blues’ In Search Of The Lost Chord and several in-concert performances of Jethro Tull included on the multi-disc reissues for Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Minstrel In The Gallery and others.

Find Jakko Jakszyk online: 


source: InsideOut Music

Sam’s Online Classes

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Sam’s online classes are now accepting new students. If you’re interested in learning ‘Motion Graphics’, ‘2D Animation’, or ‘Video Editing and Sound Design for Film’ you can now head over to this page and sign up for a class.