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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 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
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
JJ King with Siegewyrm Broadway Joe's, Buffalo, New York Broadway Joe's, Buffalo, New York
JJ KING with "Seige Wyrm" Broadway Joe's, Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe's, Buffalo, NY
 —  — JJ KING with "Bad Habit" The Beaver Club, Fredonia, NY The Beaver Club, Fredonia, NY
JJ KING with Skinbound The Forum, Amherst, NY 14226 The Forum, Amherst, NY 14226
JJ KING with Skinbound Hage Fest 7, (2014) rock & metal showcase of epic proportion, Jordan, New York 13080 Hage Fest 7, (2014) rock & metal showcase of epic proportion, Jordan, New York 13080
JJ KING with Skinbound The Waiting Room, Buffalo, NY The Waiting Room, Buffalo, NY
JJ KING with "Skinbound" Hell Creek Ranch Campground, Hell, Michigan Hell Creek Ranch Campground, Hell, Michigan

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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