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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We worked with DJ Jeff Durand from Beat Train Productions and were blown away by his music and professionalism at the wedding. He did an amazing job seamlessly transitioning songs and keeping everyone on the dance floor. We have been getting so many compliments from guests about how great the DJ was, we had people on the dance floor that said “they never dance at weddings”. We also used Jeff for uplighting, he used wireless lights from his personal collection and the lights were able to time up with the music perfectly, which added a great vibe to the dance floor.

We also used Beat Train for their Photo Booth. This was a great hit, there were fun props and we received all the photos digitally within a week. It was great having everything through one vendor and helped save costs.

Chelsea & Anthony
Woodstock, CT
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

DJ Jeff Durand was the perfect choice for our wedding. We had a few different ideas about our cocktail, dinner, and dancing music, and he collaborated with us to create unique playlists for each. Jeff did not emcee the reception, but instead worked with us to ensure each part of the reception transitioned seamlessly and went smoothly. He was incredibly organized and prepared, passing the mic to our parents and siblings to give toasts/speeches, and keeping track of each reception event. He also helped us plan our first dance music, which transitioned from a slow song into a pre-dinner dance party, and was able to cut and blend our two different songs flawlessly. Out guests adored him, as did we!

Cara & Brendon
Barnstable, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

Thanks Beat Train Productions!! Jeff Durand is so talented!!! it was incredible!! thank you for the great work!! Professionalism and punctuality are some of his great qualities. Our wedding was so much fun, the music was outstanding. It was everything planned and organized in advance. Everyone at the wedding loved it, the dance floor was full until the end of the event. Thanks so much!!

Sabrina & Shaun
Danvers, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We recently got married in August, and we had the huge task of planning an out of state wedding. Me being a huge music nerd and previously working at a record store, picking the right DJ was the most important thing for me. I thought it was going to be a daunting task to try and find the right DJ, especially with me being on the complete other side of the country, until I found Beat Train Productions. I knew from the moment I saw the website that this company was what we were looking for. All of their DJ’s are top notch, and after reading all the bio’s I knew that DJ Jeff Durand was the guy for us. Jeff is a serious DJ that lives and breathes music. Not only is he extremely talented, he is a wedding music expert. He just gets how the music at a wedding should flow. He has great taste in all music genres and his level of professionalism is something that we were instantly drawn to. He was a pleasure to work with and he was so on it when it came to planning the details of our wedding music. After our first Skype meeting, I had complete confidence that he would treat us to a truly memorable night. What we loved most about working with Jeff was he was a pro at getting people out of their chairs and grooving on the dance floor. He played everything from Motown classics to early hip-hop and everything in between. Everyone from the younger crowd to our grandparents were telling us how much fun they had on the dance floor. Jeff truly created a magical night for everyone at our wedding. I highly recommended working with Beat Train Productions and booking your next event with Jeff Durand.

Michael & Ariana
Waltham, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We worked with Jeff Durand from Beat Train Productions for our wedding on 9/4/2016. He was awesome! Jeff was extremely flexible and accommodating throughout the whole planning process. He also provided excellent guidance to help us plan the music and logistics for our big day. Jeff also shared some beneficial advice on all of the details such as the entrance/exit, ceremony ideas, timing, logistics, etc. The guidance he provided was invaluable. His music choices and timing on our wedding day were also spot on and he kept the party moving all night long. All of our guests were up and dancing from the jump and they all commented on how great Jeff and the music was. Jeff accommodated all suitable request and made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. Overall, he was extremely detail oriented, responsive and handled himself in a very professional manner. I would highly recommend Jeff Durand and Beat Train Productions for your wedding and/or any other type of function.

Jeff & Jill
Stow, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

JEFFREY DURAND. That is all. At the beginning of the planning process, I thought the music was going to be the hardest part to organize. My husband and I have two very different types of taste, so I knew finding a DJ we BOTH liked would be extremely difficult. From the beginning, Beat Train Productions WOWed us! They have, hands down the best website. I was able to listen to samples of each of the DJ’s, see a promo video of them “performing” in a wedding environment and other various facts about each of them. This is where I knew Jeffrey Durand was our guy. His demo video not only stood out, but was exactly what I was looking for in our wedding DJ. He changed my opinions of how hard finding a DJ would be the first time I talked to him. He was literally the most exciting, most easy going “I’ve got this” type of guy. He explained the process from start to finish; filled us in on what works best and what doesn’t; shared stories and ideas from his past experiences, but most importantly he took time to get to know US. He asked US questions about who we are and what we like. When either of us had a concern about certain songs working together, he took time to explain how the mixing process worked, and even gave us examples. Fast forward through the easy process to the wedding. Along with conversations leading up to the wedding, Jeff showed up to the wedding super stylish and very professional. Even when my MIL changed the Mother/Groom song the morning of, everything ran so smoothly. With Jeff’s mixing style and fillers, Jeff had the dance floor packed literally ALL NIGHT LONG. His theory of “blocking” and suggestions of when to lay what genres is GENIUS. (If you don’t know what I am talking about let him sit down with you and explain it.)There was not a point during the whole reception that the dancefloor was empty! It was amazing. There is a saying, “You get what you pay for”. That certainly is not the case We got so much more. Jeff is extremely talented! Highly recommend!

Meghann and John
Bellingham, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

My husband and I were married at the Museum of Science in Boston last month and Jeff Durand was our DJ. We picked Beat Train after searching for a DJ that had no gimicks, line dances, or crazy emcees. We then pick Jeff from a group of DJs that Beat Train had available best on some of his mixes and bio on his style. We could not have been happier – he was simply amazing. From our first telephone conversation through the last dance of the night he was on point and kept the party going. We had given him general genres that we liked and didn’t like and the feel we were going for throughout the evening and left everything else up to him (since he is the professional!) His song choices from the cocktail hour to dinner and dancing were spot on. Our most important request was that things were cross-generational and Jeff read the crowd amazingly well. The dance floor was packed all night with teenage cousins, our friends, grandmas, and our parents and parents’ friends. Wish we could do it all over again with Jeff as our DJ!

Alexis & John
Boston, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We planned a wedding out-of-state, which made deciding on our vendors difficult. We came across Beat Train and it was an easy decision to hire DJ Jeff Durand for our wedding on Cape Cod. We wanted to meet Jeff before the wedding and he kindly met us halfway and got to know us as a couple and help us put together our vision for our wedding reception. He provided helpful suggestions for the flow of the evening. At our reception, Jeff got the dance floor going right away with great mixes. He read the crowd – we had so many more people on the dance floor than we imaged. Our guests kept talking about the music and what fun they had dancing. No one wanted it to end, always the sign of great music! Thank you Jeff for making our night memorable!

Ryan & Lauren
Harwich, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

My wife and I recently hired Beat Train’s Jeff Durand as our DJ – and he was fabulous!! Throughout the planning process he was incredibly easy to work with. He provided a sound system for our officiant and readers to use during our ceremony, played music during our ceremony, MC’d the night, and kept people on the dance floor all night long! Many, many of our guests said how much fun they had dancing and that they loved our DJ. Cannot recommend Beat Train or Jeff D highly enough – also, love how the DJs all put their playlists online. If you love music, they are a great place to get a feel for what each DJ’s style is while you’re making your decision!

Joanna & Abby
Boston, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We had a great experience with Jeff Durand for our Boston area wedding. Jeff was professional, passionate, knowledgeable, responsive, and attentive to detail, which was greatly appreciated. There are the basic duties — announcing the wedding party, running ceremony/reception music — but Jeff went above and beyond. First, we decided we were going to do a surprise choreographed dance routine following a more traditional first dance, and Jeff was able to cut the four very different styles (Michael Jackson, BSB, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars) into a cohesive full song with some creative transitions. We went through a few iterations and Jeff was patient and accommodating the whole way. Second, we were running about 45 minutes late during the reception and Jeff helped us manage the itinerary. He came up to us, clearly explained the situation, and asked if we would prefer to keep the games or cut some dancing time. We made the choice keep the games, which he was cool with and managed very well. In the end, he only had an hour to spin a ton of songs BUT, he did that with gusto as well. My friends all appreciated the 90’s throwback songs and it was a pretty perfect way to end the evening. So thank you Jeff for a great, well-managed, worry-free evening! Strongly recommend him for pop-music loving brides and grooms out there!

Debbie & Jonathan
Cambridge, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We had Jeff Durand DJ at our wedding in Boston on New Year’s Day 2016, it was such an amazing night and Jeff kept everyone on the dance floor! Guests still wanted to keep dancing even after it was time to leave! Jeff was so easy to work with, especially since we were planning a wedding from across the country. He answered all of our questions in a timely manner, listened to our what we wanted and even smoothly transitioned when we had to adjust our timeline throughout the night. Overall, Jeff was very respectful and professional to work with, I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great DJ who’s going to play awesome music at their event!

Shantal & Jeff
Boston, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We have gotten tons of compliments from our guests about what a danceable set Jeff played at our wedding. The dance floor was packed the entire night. Our musical tastes depart quite a bit from top-40 hits, and Jeff crafted a mix of music we like and that everyone could dance to. Having a DJ who can beat-match especially helped to keep everyone on their feet. Jeff was extra-prepared, scheduling several calls with us in advance of the event to make sure that everything went as planned and that the music suited our tastes. He was an absolute treat to work with. Hire him!

Chris & Caitilin
Florence, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We worked with Jeff Durand for our wedding in Boston, and it was a truly wonderful experience! Beat Train had been recommended to me by a trusted friend, and after reading some bios and viewing some videos on the website we knew Jeff was our guy. Jeff has an extremely positive attitude, is incredibly knowledgeable about music, and is a very skilled DJ. My husband and I have very different styles when it comes to music, but when we first met with Jeff it was clear that he understood both of our styles and had great ideas for how to incorporate our tastes, while also pleasing the crowd. We had some complicated sound set up to deal with, since we had live performances during the ceremony and during the reception, and Jeff was incredibly accommodating and helped ensure everything worked and sounded great. He really put our minds at ease! As for his set, it was amazing! From the second he started spinning the dance floor was totally packed. He played a great variety of music, and it kept people of all ages on the floor all night. We had people come up to us at brunch the next day and remark about how excellent our DJ was—and we could not agree more! We are so thankful we worked with Jeff for our wedding and cannot recommend him highly enough.

Samantha
Arlington, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

I wanted to take a moment and thank BeatTrain for their professionalism in helping plan the entertainment for our wedding in Pembroke, MA on October 17th, 2015.

In particular Jeff Durand, who was exactly what the doctor ordered in terms of being the full package. He provided the backdrop to one of the most memorable experiences of our lives, whether that was Carolyne and I, or our guests, who are still talking about the dance party and music selections to this day. He played an eclectic mix of new and modern music to fit every stage of the wedding but what particularly attracted us to his extensive resume was his experience outside of the wedding venue that added an even high level of professionalism that was just what we were looking for.

Whatever your goals are for your wedding, it should include Jeff DJ’ing for you.

PS: I think we literally broke the dance floor to the music he was playing. we certainly knocked the needle off his turntable at one point!

Brian & Carolyne
Boston, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We used Beat Train for our wedding at the Liberty Hotel and couldn’t be happier. They completed our uplighting exactly how we discussed and it was perfect. Our DJ was Jeff Durand and he puts all wedding DJ stereotypes to rest. Leading up to the wedding he met us several times to clarify the process and to help make our night special. He was open to being creative with our night or managing everything on his own, made suggestions, and was extremely helpful. He even offered to share a Spotify account, so we could review music together if needed. This helped us share music for our ceremony and he made suggestions that we actually used for the ceremony. This also helped to make sure we were on the same page.

During the day of the wedding, the ceremony music was perfect, no issues, and timing was spot on. We have been to so many ceremonies that had issues and confusion with music and timing. This was a concern of ours going into it, but Jeff made it perfect and the music timing was perfect. Jeff helped mix music for our intros and the introductions were pronounced perfectly. He lead the night along exactly how we planned and everything was on time. The music he chose for the night kept everyone on the dance floor all night. Some DJ’s may claim this, but our wedding dance floor was packed all night and more than I could have hoped for. I saw and heard that people that never dance were on the dance floor having a blast. Our guests commented on how professional Jeff was, on the selection of music, and how packed the dance floor was. I would highly recommend Jeff to mc and organize any event. He was extremely professional, well spoken, organized, punctual, and kept the dance floor packed all night long. I will be using Jeff again for other events that may come up and will be recommending him without hesitation to my friends and colleagues.

We wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks for making our day special!

Jon and Robin
Boston, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

Having attended many weddings in recent years, I was very cautious about who I hired to make my own night an unforgettable experience, as I have seen quite a few disc jockeys fall short of what my expectations would have been. Jeff Durand came highly recommended to me and he did not disappoint. He somehow managed to make EVERYONE happy with his selections, and kept the energy going into the wee hours of the morning. The only person to complain was the old lady next door! Jeff’s passion and talent for music really shined! More importantly he managed every detail of the reception like a true professional and left me at ease that the memories being captured by my videographer wouldn’t be a blooper reel. The night went smoothly to say the least, and my husband and I would highly recommend his services to anyone!

Lindsay and Gerald
Providence RI
Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

Jeff Durand was the DJ for our Annual Museum Gala. This event is responsible for raising $520,000 of our Museum’s valuable unrestricted operating funds for the year from donors, prospective donors and beyond. With that in mind-this event is extremely important to our institution. The music at the cocktail hour/silent auction had to set the tone for the bidding, and the dance party in the evening had to send everyone home feeling happy! Jeff was able to give us exactly what we were looking for!

Jeff was responsive, professional, prompt, read the crowd well and produced a wonderful dance party. His DJ services helped to provide a vibrant, uplifting beat to an overall very fun and successful evening for the major patrons of our institution. I would recommend Beat Train Productions highly, especially Jeff, for any type of event!

Jevon
Decordova Museum
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We chose Beat Train Productions for our wedding on 8.28.15 – we specifically chose Jeff Durand and we seriously could not be any happier! We were referred to Beat Train by our wedding photographer – we knew he was great, and we knew he would know some other great wedding vendors as well! As a vendor, Jeff is just awesome. A great guy with a great attitude and personality – which is essential for a great wedding DJ.

Jeff really knows his stuff and was able to make some great recommendations for us. He stopped at nothing to make sure we were happy! We got a TON of compliments on him, too. People said the music at our wedding was AWESOME, and I think my new in-laws wanted to take Jeff home! He definitely got an invite to the after-party 🙂 Overall, working with Jeff was a great experience and I am sad we have to part ways! We would highly recommend Jeff and Beat Train!!

Mark & Sarah
Plymouth, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

Our interaction with Jeff Durand was very good. During the planning process, we met with Jeff in person twice. Additionally, Jeff was always available to us by phone and email. He responded to our emails and phone calls in a time manner. He listened to our needs and answered our many questions. On our wedding day Jeff was set up and was ready to perform on schedule. He had two sound system setups – one for the outdoor ceremony and one for the pavilion reception. He coordinated with our Justice of Peace ahead of time about the music cues; he worked well with our event coordinator and our wedding photographer.

Jeff was calm and did his job effortlessly. He made the whole process go smoothly. There was nothing for us to worry. We spent our time with our guests. Jeff was prompt, professional and knowledgeable about music. We were very pleased to have Jeff as our DJ at our wedding.

Tim & Bing
Bolton, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We had Jeff Durand DJ at our wedding in late March of 2015. He was professional, responsive, and just all-around great during the whole process. From 2-3 pre-wedding conversation to last minute changes due to unexpected venue constraints, I felt that my music was the very last thing I would have to worry about because Jeff had everything under control. He offered flexibility in music including letting my now husband create his own playlist for the cocktail hour. He also read the crowd really well. I remember having to be forced to leave the dance floor for pictures because I was enjoying myself so much.

All in all, I highly recommend Beat Train Productions, especially, Jeff. He was superb and would be a great part of any wedding celebration.

Alexandra & Ignacio
Wrentham, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

Jeff did an amazing job DJing our wedding. He kept the party going and listened to our requests in the pre-event meetings. He was a true professional!

Jason and Tracy
Groton, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

Based on the great reviews Beat Train Productions received on various websites, we decided to hire them for our wedding. Also their prices were some of the best, while offering great modern DJ skills and up to date knowledge on music, new and old. We had been put off by some of the Cheesy DJ’s that are around and the music at our wedding was really important to us, so we wanted to make sure we got a great DJ.

Ari and his team didn’t disappoint, they were great in setting everything up. The initial DJ we planned to work with decided to pursue another career outside of DJ’ing, so could no longer commit to our wedding. Ari and the team worked quickly to assign us with another DJ and there was no extra cost, even though our new DJ was more experienced and should have been more expensive.

We worked with DJ Jeff for our wedding, who was AWESOME! Jeff stepped right up and made sure we were confident that he would do a great job on the day, despite being let down by our original DJ. DJ Jeff instantly understood what kind of music we wanted and he gave us confidence that he would have everyone up and dancing throughout the night (which was our main goal). Jeff was very responsive and professional. He was great to work with and had great up to date knowledge on all old and new hit music.

His MC skills were great, just enough to set the right atmosphere but not too much. We loved working with Jeff and everyone commented on how awesome the music was. We would definitely recommend Beat Train Productions and DJ Jeff….you won’t regret booking them!! 🙂

Terri & Jon
Topsfield, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

Jeff was exactly what we were looking for for our latest High School Dance. Keeping our themes fresh and cool is very important to the students, so to have a REAL DJ like Jeff was something special. The club-like atmosphere was perfected by Jeff’s seamless mixes and blend of all the musical genres that we had requested in advance. He even took the time to have several obscure French tracks on hand that we had asked about. Jeff was very communicative in the weeks leading up to the party and showed up well in advance to set up. This is not a DJ that sets up and presses play on a couple of CDs. It was clear that he is a master of his craft and that could be seen by the focus on his face for the entire duration of the 3-hour event. He even dressed the part, as our dance had a Mediterranean theme!

I would recommend Jeff for anyone looking to have a very cool and stylish event that is tailor made to their liking. You will not be disappointed!

International School of Boston
Boston, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

I am an event manager and have been working with DJ Nick from Beat Train Production for several years. He has been my go-to-DJ for many of my events (and I often recommend him to my clients). So, I was a little nervous when DJ Nick was already booked and another DJ was suggested. DJ Jeff was recommended to me for my event, and I could not have been more pleased with his personable customer service and overall performance. He was a hit at our party! Jeff was a ton of fun to work with and all of the guests had wonderful interactions with him. He has a lot of energy and knows his job very well. I will certainly book DJ Jeff again for my events and highly recommend him to clients. You’re awesome, Jeff!

Jessica Kriley
Boston Society of Architecture
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We hired Jeff Durand with Beat Train Productions for my husband’s 40th birthday party this month. Jeff was very easy to work with prior to the party. He took all of our requests for 80s/90s/current hits, and put together a party that was perfect and maximized the number of people on the dance floor. He was flexible during the party to read the crowd to determine what to play, and he also took requests. He arrived early and everything was set up very professionally and on time. We highly recommend Jeff for your next party!

Also, great customer service (very responsive) from Beat Train from an administrative perspective.

Robin
Boston, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

It would be a pleasure to write a testimonial for Jeff Durand. To put it simply the party does not start until he starts to spin. Over the past 8 years he has DJ at many of our functions ranging from block parties, holiday parties, birthdays and his next special event my wedding. His selection of music and ability to get a crowd dancing is second to none. His musical taste is so eclectic it can range from old school, soul, rock and roll, rap, slow grove, latin, to techno. He is a true professional, courteous, pleasant and very easy to work with!

Orlando
Providence RI
Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We had a great experience with Jeff Durand for our Boston area wedding. Jeff was professional, passionate, knowledgeable, responsive, and attentive to detail, which was greatly appreciated. There are the basic duties — announcing the wedding party, running ceremony/reception music — but Jeff went above and beyond. First, we decided we were going to do a surprise choreographed dance routine following a more traditional first dance, and Jeff was able to cut the four very different styles (Michael Jackson, BSB, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars) into a cohesive full song with some creative transitions. We went through a few iterations and Jeff was patient and accommodating the whole way. Second, we were running about 45 minutes late during the reception and Jeff helped us manage the itinerary. He came up to us, clearly explained the situation, and asked if we would prefer to keep the games or cut some dancing time. We made the choice keep the games, which he was cool with and managed very well. In the end, he only had an hour to spin a ton of songs BUT, he did that with gusto as well. My friends all appreciated the 90’s throwback songs and it was a pretty perfect way to end the evening. So thank you Jeff for a great, well-managed, worry-free evening! Strongly recommend him for pop-music loving brides and grooms out there!

Lisa & Kevin
Ipswitch, MA
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Beat Train Productions DJ: Jeff Durand 5

We had Jeff Durand DJ at our wedding in Boston on New Year’s Day 2016, it was such an amazing night and Jeff kept everyone on the dance floor! Guests still wanted to keep dancing even after it was time to leave! Jeff was so easy to work with, especially since we were planning a wedding from across the country. He answered all of our questions in a timely manner, listened to our what we wanted and even smoothly transitioned when we had to adjust our timeline throughout the night. Overall, Jeff was very respectful and professional to work with, I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great DJ who’s going to play awesome music at their event!

Shantal & Jeff
Boston, MA
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