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
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
Ying's With Soul Custody Ying's Wings and Things, Tonawanda , NY Ying's Wings and Things, Tonawanda , NY
Guitar Center Drum-Off Store Finals Guitar Center, Tonawanda , NY Guitar Center, Tonawanda , NY
Drum-Off 2010 Guitar Center, Tonawanda, NY Guitar Center, Tonawanda, NY
Rock Ride And Remember Tito's Tacos, Medina, NY Tito's Tacos, Medina, NY
Domestic Violence Awareness Fund Raiser With Club Paradise, Blasdell, NY Club Paradise, Blasdell, NY
Campbells Inn 40th Anniversary with "Signature" Campbells Inn, Lockport, NY Campbells Inn, Lockport, NY
Grad Party With "Signature" Royalton, NY Royalton, NY
Bike Night With "Signature" Tito's Tacos, Medina, NY Tito's Tacos, Medina, 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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