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 Pollock Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY
JJ KING with Pollock Broadway Joe's, Buffalo, New York Broadway Joe's, Buffalo, New York
Jake with "Pollock" Rockin' Buffalo Saloon, West Seneca, NY Rockin' Buffalo Saloon, West Seneca, NY
JJ KING with "In The Absence Of Scars" Broadway Joe's, Buffalo, New York Broadway Joe's, Buffalo, New York
JJ KING with Pollock The Haunt, Ithaca, New York The Haunt, Ithaca, New York
JJ KING with Skinbound New Years Eve Party! Broadway Joe's, Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe's, Buffalo, NY
Jake with Pollock Rascals Tavern, Cory PA, PA Rascals Tavern, Cory PA, PA
Jake with Pollock Rock'n Ricks, Limestone NY, NY Rock'n Ricks, Limestone NY, NY
Jake with Pollock 12 North Sports Bar, Marcy NY, NY 12 North Sports Bar, Marcy NY, NY
Jake with Pollock Broadway Joe's, Buffalo NY, NY Broadway Joe's, Buffalo NY, NY
Jake with Pollock Suzy's Tavern, Auburn NY, NY Suzy's Tavern, Auburn NY, NY
Jake with Pollock The Fallout Shelter, Aliquippa PA, PA The Fallout Shelter, Aliquippa PA, PA
Jake with Pollock Melody Inn, Indianapolis IN, IN Melody Inn, Indianapolis IN, IN
Jake with Pollock Embrace your essence studio, Akron OH, OH Embrace your essence studio, Akron OH, OH
Jake with Skinbound The Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh PA, PA The Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh PA, PA
Jake with Hotel Bravo Lock 34, Lockport NY, NY Lock 34, Lockport NY, NY
Jake with Skinbound The Waiting Room, Buffalo NY The Waiting Room, Buffalo NY
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

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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