Welcome

"Sensitive to the song", "Solid pocket player", "Tasteful fills and great dynamics" and "A joy to work with" are some of the comments made by producers, engineers and professional musicians about Jake Klimchuk (AKA JJ King), now 25 years old, who has been drumming in the WNY music scene since he was ten. He has played and recorded with bands and musicians from a wide spectrum of genres including Rock, Metal, Jazz, Big Band, Country, Ska, Classic Rock, Theatrical Pop, Classical and more. Jake has been recognized as the "Go To" drummer, by local musicians, for fill in gigs and Studio Work. He has spent just over a year in San Jose, CA touring and performing with: Fire & Flesh on a 2 week West Coast tour, Among the Torrent, Alchemia, WinterSorrow, and Anisoptera all over the Bay Area. He then returned to Western NY to tour with WNY Metal Band Skinbound and Hard Rock band Breaking Solace. He is now touring heavily with Breaking Solace and filling in with SteelHorse Classic Rock Cover band while their current drummer is recovering from a bout with cancer. Please say a prayer for Brian Best! Some of JJ's major influences include drummers like John Bonham, Arejay Hale, Mike Portnoy, Gene Hoglan, Mike Mangini, Thomas Lang, and more! He is constantly trying to learn and evolve as a player by finding new influences and always honing his abilities. Also, JJ is proud to announce that he has endorsements with "Regal Tip" drumsticks and "Saluda" cymbals!

National/Touring bands JJ's Current band "Breaking Solace" and other various bands he has played with, have opened for:

-Geoff Tate (formerly of Queensryche)

-Texas Hippie Coalition

-Kobra And The Lotus

-Buck Cherry

-P.O.D.

-Alian Ant Farm

-Lit

-Puddle Of Mud

-Avatar

-Eyes Set To Kill

-Soulfly

-Havok

-Saliva

-Rest, Repose

-Davey Suicide

-Devanation

-Hanzel Und Gretyl

-Fearless Vampire Killers

-The Relapse Symphony

-Close to Home

-Year of the Locust

-William Control

-Graveshadow

-Beauty in The Suffering

News:
  JJ King is now accepting new students. A few spots have opened up for beginners through advanced students, covering all aspects of drumming from site reading to drum kit flexibility. Whether you are auditioning for your schools All-State or County bands, or preparing for your upcoming tour, JJ can give you a whole new perspective on your preparations!
  Please email him at jjking@drummerjake.com for availability and pricing. 

Connect With Me

Upcoming shows with JJ King

Previous events

Date Event Location
Steelhorse @ 19th Annual Wilson Bike Night Wilson Bike Night, Wilson, NY Wilson Bike Night, Wilson, NY
JJ KING w/ Breaking Solace opening for P.O.D., Buckcherry, Alien Ant Farm, & Lit Exhibition Hall, Watertown, NY Exhibition Hall, Watertown, NY
JJ KING with Steelhorse Kenisee Grand River Campground, Geneva, Ohio 44041 Kenisee Grand River Campground, Geneva, Ohio 44041
JJ KING w/ Breaking Solace opening for Puddle of Mud Batavia Downs, Batavia, NY Batavia Downs, Batavia, NY
JJ KING with Steelhorse Keith's Varysburg Hotel, Varysburg, New York 14167 Keith's Varysburg Hotel, Varysburg, New York 14167
JJ KING with Steelhorse Rock N Blues Night At Native Pride, Irving, NY Rock N Blues Night At Native Pride, Irving, NY
JJ KING with Steelhorse Private Party, Grand Island, NY Private Party, Grand Island, NY
Breaking Solace @ Music Lynxx Music Lynxx, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44060 Music Lynxx, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44060
Breaking Solace in Akron, OH Musica , Akron, Ohio 44308 Musica , Akron, Ohio 44308
Breaking Solace W/ Rest, Repose pin Photo City Improv: Comedy & Music Venue, Rochester, NY pin Photo City Improv: Comedy & Music Venue, Rochester, NY
Breaking Solace W/ Year of the Locust The Evening Star Concert Hall, Niagara Falls, New York 14304 The Evening Star Concert Hall, Niagara Falls, New York 14304
Steelhorse rocks Sunday Funday at The Last Run Last Run Tavern & Grill, Glenwood, New York 14069 Last Run Tavern & Grill, Glenwood, New York 14069
Breaking Solace @ Trishstock Trishstock, Norwich, NY 13815 Trishstock, Norwich, NY 13815
JJ KING w/ Breaking Solace opening for Saliva in Rochester, NY Pineapple Jack's, Rochester, NY Pineapple Jack's, Rochester, NY
JJ KING w/ Breaking Solace, opening for Texas Hippie Coalition/Kobra and the Lotus Exhibition Hall, Watertown, New York 13601 Exhibition Hall, Watertown, New York 13601
JJ KING w/ Breaking Solace in Boston, MA Boathouse Bar, Dracut, MA Boathouse Bar, Dracut, MA
JJ KING w/ Breaking Solace in Newport, RI Jimmy's Saloon, Newport, RI Jimmy's Saloon, Newport, RI
JJ KING with Breaking Solace in Brooklyn Lucky 13 Saloon, Brooklyn, NY Lucky 13 Saloon, Brooklyn, NY
JJ KING with Breaking Solace Chipper's Sports Bar, Austintown, OH Chipper's Sports Bar, Austintown, OH
JJ KING with Breaking Solace in Erie, PA Scotty's Martini Lounge, Erie, PA Scotty's Martini Lounge, Erie, PA

Guitar Center Drum Off-Quarter Finals Drum Solo by JJ King

I Prevail- "Come and Get It" Drum Cover by JJ King

JJ King-Skinbound: "The Last Tyrant"-"Insurrection" Drum Cam

Join our mailing list for the latest news

© 2008