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 Steelhorse Rockstarz, Cheektowaga, NY Rockstarz, Cheektowaga, NY
JJ KING with Steelhorse Fraternal Order of Eagles, Warren, Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Eagles, Warren, Pennsylvania
JJ KING with Steelhorse The Vault, Niagara Falls, NY The Vault, Niagara Falls, NY
JJ KING opening for RED SUN RISING The Rec Room, Buffalo, NY The Rec Room, Buffalo, NY
JJ KING with Steelhorse Rockstarz, Cheektowaga, NY Rockstarz, Cheektowaga, NY
JJ KING with Doghouse Swine Spirit River Event Center Spirit River Event Center
JJ KING with Doghouse Swine The All Star Bar and Grill The All Star Bar and Grill
JJ KING with Doghouse Swine The Elbow Room The Elbow Room
JJ KING with Doghouse Swine Red Brick Bar, Norman, Oklahoma 73069 Red Brick Bar, Norman, Oklahoma 73069
JJ KING with Doghouse Swine The Legendary Boobie Trap Bar, Topeka, Kansas 66606 The Legendary Boobie Trap Bar, Topeka, Kansas 66606
JJ KING with Doghouse Swine Reptile Palace, Oshkosh, Wisconsin Reptile Palace, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
JJ KING with Doghouse Swine Hexagon Bar Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406 Hexagon Bar Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
JJ KING with Doghouse Swine Cheers Live Music Venue, Midlothian, Illinois Cheers Live Music Venue, Midlothian, Illinois
JJ KING with Doghouse Swine Buzzbin Art & Music Shop, Canton, Ohio 44702 Buzzbin Art & Music Shop, Canton, Ohio 44702
JJ KING with Steelhorse The Gin Mill, Ellicottville, NY The Gin Mill, Ellicottville, NY
JJ KING with Steelhorse Keith's Varysburg Hotel, Varysburg, New York 14167 Keith's Varysburg Hotel, Varysburg, New York 14167
JJ KING with Steelhorse Bemus Point Golf Club and Tap House, Bemus Point, New York Bemus Point Golf Club and Tap House, Bemus Point, New York
JJ KING with Steelhorse Keith's Varysburg Hotel, Varysburg, New York 14167 Keith's Varysburg Hotel, Varysburg, New York 14167
JJ KING with Steelhorse Woodlawn Beach Tiki Bar, Blasdell, New York 14219 Woodlawn Beach Tiki Bar, Blasdell, New York 14219
JJ KING with Steelhorse Native Pride, Irving, NY Native Pride, Irving, NY

Zayde Wolf - "Animal" - Drum Cover by JJ King

Guitar Center Drum Off Quarter Finals and District Championship

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