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. 

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Upcoming shows with JJ King

Previous events

Date Event Location
Skinbound Tour Benefit Broadway Joe's Bar & Grille, Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe's Bar & Grille, Buffalo, NY
Jake fills in with "Steel Horse" Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY
Jake with Steel Horse Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY
JJ King (Klimchuk) with Roxy Mae Bethel Road Pub , Columbus, OH Bethel Road Pub , Columbus, OH
 —  — JJ King (Klimchuk) with Roxy Mae The Rack, Columbus , Ohio 43212-2364 The Rack, Columbus , Ohio 43212-2364
Good Old Fashioned Christmas Knife Fight Tour With "Roxy Mae" Howards Club H, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 Howards Club H, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Jake with "Roxy Mae" Private Party, Columbus, OH Private Party, Columbus, OH
"Geof Tate's Queensryche" With "Roxy Mae" Alrosa Villa, Columbus , Ohio 43229 Alrosa Villa, Columbus , Ohio 43229
 —  — Jake with "Roxy Mae" Halloween Live and Unplugged! "What the Rock?!", Columbus, OH "What the Rock?!", Columbus, OH
Jake at the Store finals for Drum Off 2012 Guitar Center, Columbus, OH Guitar Center, Columbus, OH
Jake with Roxy Mae O'Sheckys LIVE , Columbus, OH, 43229 O'Sheckys LIVE , Columbus, OH, 43229
 —  — Jake's Last Show in NY with Steel Horse Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY
Jake with Steel Horse At CPG Central Park Grill, Buffalo, NY 14214 Central Park Grill, Buffalo, NY 14214
 —  — Jake with "Steel Horse" Clams & Jam Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY
Jake with Steel Horse Double D's Queen City Grill, Tonawanda, NY Double D's Queen City Grill, Tonawanda, NY
Jake with "Steel Horse" Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY
Jake with "Steel Horse" Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY
Canisius College End of the Year Bash! With "Steel Horse" Private Barn Party, East Aurora, NY Private Barn Party, East Aurora, NY
Jake plays with "Vincent Massi and the Revelation Band" The Forum Night Club Maple Entertaintment Complex, Amherst, NY The Forum Night Club Maple Entertaintment Complex, Amherst, NY
The Great International SupperClub Show with "Vincent Massi and the revelation Band" The Lake Erie Italian Club, Lackawanna, NY The Lake Erie Italian Club, Lackawanna, NY

Zayde Wolf - "Animal" - Drum Cover by JJ King

Guitar Center Drum Off Quarter Finals and District Championship

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

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