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
Jake with "Steel Horse" Party Time cafe, Niagara Falls, NY 14305 Party Time cafe, Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Jake with "Steel Horse" Chuggers, West Seneca, NY Chuggers, West Seneca, NY
Jake with "Steel Horse" St. Patty's Day Party! The Milestone, Chaffee, NY The Milestone, Chaffee, NY
Jake with "Steel Horse" Party Time cafe, Niagara Falls, NY 14305 Party Time cafe, Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Jake with "Steel Horse" The Office The Office
Jake fills in with "Steel Horse" Munjunz, Niagara Falls, NY Munjunz, Niagara Falls, NY
Jake With "Old Skool" (Private Party) Union Fire Hall, NY Union Fire Hall, NY
Jake and "Old Skool" @ Party Time cafe Party Time cafe, Niagara Falls, NY 14305 Party Time cafe, Niagara Falls, NY 14305
New Years Eve with Old Skool Private Party @ Kenmore Fire Dept. Private Party @ Kenmore Fire Dept.
 —  — Jake & Category 5 Back @ Medina Lanes Medina Lanes, Medina , NY Medina Lanes, Medina , NY
Jake and "Old Skool" @ Tony Romes Tony Romes, West Seneca Tony Romes, West Seneca
Jake and "Old Skool" Plays Elmwood Lounge! Elmwood Lounge Elmwood Lounge
 —  — 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  

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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