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
Jake with Pollock Broadway Joe's Bar & Grille, Buffalo NY, NY Broadway Joe's Bar & Grille, Buffalo NY, NY
Jake with Pollock Montage Music Hall, Rochester NY, NY Montage Music Hall, Rochester NY, NY
Jake with Skinbound The Foundry, Lakewood OH, Ohio The Foundry, Lakewood OH, Ohio
Jake with Skinbound Broadway Joe's Bar & Grille, Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe's Bar & Grille, Buffalo, NY
Friday the 13th Spook Show Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
Jake Plays with "Naughty Dawg" Private Party Private Party
Benefit for Lakewood OH Cat Sanctuary The Foundry, Lakewood, Ohio The Foundry, Lakewood, Ohio
Jake with "Hotel Bravo" "Cruise Night" Quaker Steak and Lube, Williamsville, NY Quaker Steak and Lube, Williamsville, NY
Jake with "Hotel Bravo" Lock 34, Lockport (city) , NY Lock 34, Lockport (city) , NY
Jake Plays with "Naughty Dawg" Private Show Private Show
Skinbound in Limestone Rock'n Ricks, Limestone, NY Rock'n Ricks, Limestone, NY
Skinbound at The Forvm The Forvm, Amherst, NY The Forvm, Amherst, NY
Rockapalooza! Jackson County Fair Ground, Jackson, Michigan Jackson County Fair Ground, Jackson, Michigan
Skinbound in Cocoa, FL! 321 Local, Cocoa, FL 321 Local, Cocoa, FL
Skinbound hits Florida! Bombshells Tavern, Orlando, FL Bombshells Tavern, Orlando, FL
"In The Absence Of Scars" Broadway Joe's Bar & Grille, Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe's Bar & Grille, Buffalo, NY
Jake fills in with "Hotel Bravo" Scrupples, Newfane, NY Scrupples, Newfane, NY
Skinbound opens for Hanzel Und Gretyl Broadway Joe's Bar & Grille, Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe's Bar & Grille, Buffalo, NY
Skinbound in Pittsburgh The Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh, PA
Skinbound at Broadway Joe's Broadway Joe's Bar & Grille, Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe's Bar & 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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