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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
JJ KING w/ Breaking Solace, opening for Texas Hippie Coalition/Kobra and the Lotus Exhibition Hall, Watertown, New York 13601 Exhibition Hall, Watertown, New York 13601
JJ KING w/ Breaking Solace in Boston, MA Boathouse Bar, Dracut, MA Boathouse Bar, Dracut, MA
JJ KING w/ Breaking Solace in Newport, RI Jimmy's Saloon, Newport, RI Jimmy's Saloon, Newport, RI
JJ KING with Breaking Solace in Brooklyn Lucky 13 Saloon, Brooklyn, NY Lucky 13 Saloon, Brooklyn, NY
JJ KING with Breaking Solace Chipper's Sports Bar, Austintown, OH Chipper's Sports Bar, Austintown, OH
JJ KING with Breaking Solace in Erie, PA Scotty's Martini Lounge, Erie, PA Scotty's Martini Lounge, Erie, PA
JJ KING with Breaking Solace Mohawk Place, Buffalo, New York 14203 Mohawk Place, Buffalo, New York 14203
JJ KING with Breaking Solace in Ardmore, Pennsylvania The Rusty Nail, Ardmore, PA The Rusty Nail, Ardmore, PA
JJ KING with Breaking Solace in Cambridge, MA Club Bohemia, Cambridge, MA Club Bohemia, Cambridge, MA
JJ KING with Breaking Solace in Atlantic City, New Jersey Proud Mary's Sports Bar-Grill, Atlantic City, NJ Proud Mary's Sports Bar-Grill, Atlantic City, NJ
JJ KING with Breaking Solace in Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY
JJ KING with Breaking Solace Acoustic Casa De Francesca's, Buffalo, NY 14210 Casa De Francesca's, Buffalo, NY 14210
JJ KING with Skinbound in Warren, Michigan Hot Rock Sports Bar & Music Cafe, Warren, Michigan 48089 Hot Rock Sports Bar & Music Cafe, Warren, Michigan 48089
JJ KING with Skinbound in Braidwood, Illinois Top Fuel Saloon, Braidwood, IL Top Fuel Saloon, Braidwood, IL
JJ KING with Skinbound in Braidwood, Illinois Top Fuel Saloon, Braidwood, IL Top Fuel Saloon, Braidwood, IL
JJ KING with Steelhorse @ Seneca Allegany Casino Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, Salamanca, New York 14779 Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, Salamanca, New York 14779
JJ KING with Steelhorse The Vault, Niagara Falls, New York 14304 The Vault, Niagara Falls, New York 14304
JJ KING with Steelhorse The Leonard Post, Buffalo, NY 14225 The Leonard Post, Buffalo, NY 14225
JJ KING with Breaking Solace Stamps...the bar, Tonawanda, New York 14150 Stamps...the bar, Tonawanda, New York 14150
JJ KING with Steelhorse Seneca Allegheny Casino, Salamanca, New York 14779 Seneca Allegheny Casino, Salamanca, New York 14779

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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