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
JJ KING with Breaking Solace in Ardmore, Pennsylvania The Rusty Nail, Ardmore, PA The Rusty Nail, Ardmore, PA
JJ KING with Breaking Solace in Cambridge, MA Club Bohemia, Cambridge, MA Club Bohemia, Cambridge, MA
JJ KING with Breaking Solace in Atlantic City, New Jersey Proud Mary's Sports Bar-Grill, Atlantic City, NJ Proud Mary's Sports Bar-Grill, Atlantic City, NJ
JJ KING with Breaking Solace in Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY
JJ KING with Breaking Solace Acoustic Casa De Francesca's, Buffalo, NY 14210 Casa De Francesca's, Buffalo, NY 14210
JJ KING with Skinbound in Warren, Michigan Hot Rock Sports Bar & Music Cafe, Warren, Michigan 48089 Hot Rock Sports Bar & Music Cafe, Warren, Michigan 48089
JJ KING with Skinbound in Braidwood, Illinois Top Fuel Saloon, Braidwood, IL Top Fuel Saloon, Braidwood, IL
JJ KING with Skinbound in Braidwood, Illinois Top Fuel Saloon, Braidwood, IL Top Fuel Saloon, Braidwood, IL
JJ KING with Steelhorse @ Seneca Allegany Casino Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, Salamanca, New York 14779 Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, Salamanca, New York 14779
JJ KING with Steelhorse The Vault, Niagara Falls, New York 14304 The Vault, Niagara Falls, New York 14304
JJ KING with Steelhorse The Leonard Post, Buffalo, NY 14225 The Leonard Post, Buffalo, NY 14225
JJ KING with Breaking Solace Stamps...the bar, Tonawanda, New York 14150 Stamps...the bar, Tonawanda, New York 14150
JJ KING with Steelhorse Seneca Allegheny Casino, Salamanca, New York 14779 Seneca Allegheny Casino, Salamanca, New York 14779
JJ KING with "Skinbound" opening for Boboflex At The Evening Star Concert Hall Evening Star Concert Hall, Niagara Falls, New York 14304 Evening Star Concert Hall, Niagara Falls, New York 14304
JJ KING with Skinbound opening for Motograter Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY
JJ KING with "Skinbound" Opening for Saliva Evening Star Concert Hall, Niagara Falls, New York 14304 Evening Star Concert Hall, Niagara Falls, New York 14304
 —  — JJ KING with "Steel Horse" at Vetrans Memorial Park Vetrans Memorial Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14305-3527 Vetrans Memorial Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14305-3527
 —  — JJ KING with "Steel Horse" at The Pad The Pad, Kennedy, NY The Pad, Kennedy, NY
 —  — JJ KING with "Steel Horse" at Frosty's Zoar Valley Inn Frosty's Zoar Valley Inn, East Otto, NY 14729 Frosty's Zoar Valley Inn, East Otto, NY 14729
JJ KING with Skinbound at VQM Black Carpet Affair Fubar, St. Louis, Missouri Fubar, St. Louis, Missouri

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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