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 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

Jakes bday show 1
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 Live in Newark, OH Somewhere Else Bar, Newark, OH Somewhere Else Bar, Newark, OH
Skinbound Live in Louisville, KY Union Station, Louisville, KY Union Station, Louisville, KY
Skinbound Live in Morristown, TN Morristown, TN Morristown, TN
Skinbound Live in Clarksville, TN Clarksville, TN Clarksville, TN
Skinbound Live in Nashville, TN Daisy Duke's, Nashville, TN Daisy Duke's, Nashville, TN
Skinbound Live in Springville, MO Outland Bar, Springville, MO Outland Bar, Springville, MO
Skinbound Live in Oklahoma City, OK Thunder Alley, Oklahoma City, OK Thunder Alley, Oklahoma City, OK
Skinbound Live in Lawton, OK Railhead Saloon, Lawton, OK Railhead Saloon, Lawton, OK
Skinbound Live in Austin, TX Austin, TX Austin, TX
Skinbound Live in Houston, TX Scout Bar, Houston, TX Scout Bar, Houston, TX
Skinbound Live in Little Rock, AK Little Rock, AK Little Rock, AK
Skinbound Live in St. Louis, MO Fubar, St. Louis, MO Fubar, St. Louis, MO
Skinbound at VQM's Summer Blast Music Fest Chicago Star Bar, Chicago, IL Chicago Star Bar, Chicago, IL
Skinbound Live in Rockford, IL Kishwaukee Tap, Rockford, IL Kishwaukee Tap, Rockford, IL
Alchemia live at Bobby D's Bobby D's, Redwood City, CA Bobby D's, Redwood City, CA
Alchemia live in Sacramento, CA Starlite Lounge, Sacramento, CA Starlite Lounge, Sacramento, CA
Alchemia and WinterSorrow live in San Jose, CA Back Bar SoFa, San Jose, CA Back Bar SoFa, San Jose, CA
Among the Torrent live Caravan Lounge, San Jose, CA Caravan Lounge, San Jose, CA
Alchemia live in Redwood City, CA Bobby D's Cocktail Lounge and Sport's Bar, Redwood City, CA Bobby D's Cocktail Lounge and Sport's Bar, Redwood City, CA
Alchemia live in Cupertino, CA The X-Bar, Cupertino, CA The X-Bar, Cupertino, CA

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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