Sam appeared on this edition of TASVIRGARD Video Magazine to share how he’s coping with quarantine and these strange days and talk a little bit about his old and also recent works!
Thanks to the TASVIRGARD Magazine for this episode.
Go behind the scenes of the making of Jakko Jakszyk’s “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 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.
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.
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 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.
‘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 Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Tony 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
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.
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.
New York – The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a virtual “watch party” featuring a selection of short films from their joint initiative, the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, which all conveyed a message of unity against racism and all forms of discrimination.
“While we keep seeing examples of intolerance, divisions, and racism around the world, today’s screening is a reminder that young people are powerful agents of social change, and that when youth are engaged, there is hope for a better world,” said the High Representative for UNAOC, H.E. Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, during his introductory remarks. “Young women and men spell out the ‘future we want.’”
In a video message, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) H.E. Mr. António Vitorino, stated, “We must all stand together to combat racism in all its manifestations […]. That is what we are doing with the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival.”
The PLURAL+ watch party, which streamed live on Zoom and Facebook, featured thirteen videos that took the audience across the globe, from a man in a bus in Austria verbally abusing a black passenger, to a young refugee and her mother in Spain trying to navigate friendships across language barriers and cultures. The short films were all produced by young people as young as seven years old from Canada, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Portugal, Austria, South, Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The full video is available here.
The young filmmakers who produced the selected videos shared a few words with the audience through short video messages.
“The aim of my film is to teach young people around the world to be more understanding and tolerant of people that are different from them,” said Breech Harani from the Philippines about his film ‘Blue’.
“It doesn’t matter who you are, violence against a single human being is violence against the whole humankind,” said Babar Ali, from Pakistan, about his film “The True Impact”.
During the virtual event, UNAOC and IOM announced that the deadline for the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival has been extended to Friday, 3 July. Young people worldwide are invited to submit short films about pressing social issues, such as migration, diversity, social inclusion, and the prevention of xenophobia. All information can be found at https://pluralplus.unaoc.org/.