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"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 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 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! 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

-Cobra And The Lotus

-Buck Cherry

-P.O.D.

-Alian Ant Farm

-Lit

-Puddle Of Mud

-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

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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
Alchemia live in Redwood City, CA Bobby D's, Redwood City, CA Bobby D's, Redwood City, CA
Among the Torrent in Mountain View, CA O'Malley's Sports Pub, Mountain View, CA O'Malley's Sports Pub, Mountain View, CA
Alchemia live in Lakeport, CA Big Valley Grange, Lakeport, CA Big Valley Grange, Lakeport, CA
Alchemia live Pine Street Bar, Livermore Pine Street Bar, Livermore
Alchemia live The Starlite, Sacramento The Starlite, Sacramento
Alchemia in San Jose, CA The Rockbar Theater, San Jose, CA The Rockbar Theater, San Jose, CA
Among the Torrent in Walnut Creek, CA Red House, Walnut Creek, CA Red House, Walnut Creek, CA
Among the Torrent in Oakland, CA Stork Club, Oakland, CA Stork Club, Oakland, CA
Fire & Flesh in Oakland, CA Eli's Mile High Club, Oakland, CA Eli's Mile High Club, Oakland, CA
Fire & Flesh in Vallejo, CA Chris Club, Vallejo, CA Chris Club, Vallejo, CA
Fire & Flesh in Lakeport, CA Big Valley Grange, Lakeport, CA Big Valley Grange, Lakeport, CA
Fire & Flesh in Bend, OR 3rd Street Pub, Bend, OR 3rd Street Pub, Bend, OR
Fire & Flesh in Ashland, OR Club 66, Ashland, OR Club 66, Ashland, OR
Fire & Flesh in Olympia, WA Olympia, WA Olympia, WA
Fire & Flesh in Boise, ID The Eclypse Bar, Boise, ID The Eclypse Bar, Boise, ID
Fire & Flesh in Salt Lake City, UT Metro Bar, Salt Lake City, UT Metro Bar, Salt Lake City, UT
Fire & Flesh in Anaheim, CA Doll Hut, Anaheim, CA Doll Hut, Anaheim, CA
Fire & Flesh live Colossal Chaos Festival, Fremont, CA Colossal Chaos Festival, Fremont, CA
JJ KING with Hotel Bravo Macaroon's Nite Club, Cheektowaga, New York 14043 Macaroon's Nite Club, Cheektowaga, New York 14043
JJ KING with "Hotel Bravo" Iron Workers Bar and Grille, Buffalo, NY Iron Workers Bar and Grille, Buffalo, NY

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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