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"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 24 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 recently spent just over a year in San Jose, CA touring and has performed with: Fire & Flesh on a 2 week West Coast tour, Among the Torrent, Alchemia, WinterSorrow, and Anisoptera all over the Bay Area. He has now returned to Western NY to tour with WNY Metal Band Skinbound and Hard Rock band Breaking Solace. JJ is proud to announce that he has endorsements with "Regal Tip" drumsticks and "Saluda" cymbals!

National/Touring bands JJ's various bands have opened for:

-Geoff Tate (formerly of Queensryche)

-Avatar

-Eyes Set To Kill

-Soulfly

-Havok

-Saliva

-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

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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. 

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Upcoming shows with JJ King

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Jake & Category 5 back @ Lock 34 (Taboo) Show Canceled Show Canceled
 —  — Jake & Cat 5 @ White Birch Golf Course Show Canceled Show Canceled
Jake and "Old Skool" Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve! Medina Lanes, Medina , NY Medina Lanes, Medina , NY
 —  — Jake and Category 5 back @ Medina Lanes Medina Lanes, Medina , NY Medina Lanes, Medina , NY
Jake Fills in with "Old Skool" for a Benifit For Hope Knights Of Columbus, North Tonawanda 14120, NY Knights Of Columbus, North Tonawanda 14120, NY
 —  — Jake and Category 5 @ Del Fuego Halloween Party Del Fuego Steak House, Newfane, NY Del Fuego Steak House, Newfane, NY
 —  — Jake and Cat 5 @ Attitudes Attitudes Sports bar and Grille, Lockport, NY Attitudes Sports bar and Grille, Lockport, NY
Jake and Category 5 Plays ARC Benifit  
Show Canceld Medina Lanes, Medina , NY Medina Lanes, Medina , NY
Guitar Center's Drum Off Guitar Center, Tonawanda , NY Guitar Center, Tonawanda , NY
 —  — Jake with Cat 5 at Water Street landing, Lewiston, NY Water Street landing, Lewiston, NY
Jake Plays with Cat 5 Broadway Joe's, Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe's, Buffalo, NY
Jake Fills in with "Krush" Crazy Jakes, North Tonawanda, NY Crazy Jakes, North Tonawanda, NY
WBNY 91.3 FM Radio Interview With "Stonehed" Buffalo State College Buffalo State College
 —  — Jake with "Category 5" Crazy Jakes, North Tonawanda, NY Crazy Jakes, North Tonawanda, NY
Jake Fills in with Category 5 Attitudes Sports bar and Grille, Lockport, NY Attitudes Sports bar and Grille, Lockport, NY
 —  — Benefit For Molly Fraiser White Birch Golf Course, Lyndonville , NY White Birch Golf Course, Lyndonville , NY
Break The Ice with The Flipside Reastaurant/Bar, Strykersville, NY The Flipside Reastaurant/Bar, Strykersville, NY
Jake Fills in with "Krush" Crazy Jakes, North Tonawanda, NY Crazy Jakes, North Tonawanda, NY
Area All-State Jazz Concert SUNY @ Fredonia, Fredonia , NY SUNY @ Fredonia, Fredonia , NY

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

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