Best wedding DJ ever! You need to hire Duerell if you are getting married and want an awesome dance party. Duerell provided incredible service from start to finish and the... read more music was the best of any wedding I have been to (in my very biased opinion). The dance floor was packed from start to finish and guests of all ages were dancing. Duerell did an amazing job catering to music for all ages-everyone keeps telling me how amazing the DJ at our wedding was. I can't recommend Duerell and Spark Entertainment Group more highly!
Kathleen K. 10/23/2019
Before starting the wedding planning process, I never imagined myself spending a lot time with selecting a DJ for our wedding. We spent about 3 months interviewing DJ's, but none... read more of them felt like, "the one". I also realized that the DJ plays an important role in the wedding reception and that we needed the perfect person that could create the right atmosphere for our guests.
We met with DJ Jones in his comfortable River North office on a Sunday afternoon. We were with him for about an hour and a half and were totally blown away by him. He came across as someone that was experienced and knowledgeable in his field.
Before the wedding, he always responded to my many emails quickly.
On the day of the wedding, he did an outstanding job at keeping our guests out on the dance floor. The dance floor was never empty and many guests commented on how well he did.
Yvonne I. 10/02/2019
HIRE HIM NOW IF YOU WANT THE BEST!!! No competition! Duerell was the DJ/MC for my wedding on April 13th, 2019 and if I could give him 1 Billion stars... read more I would! He is the best there is! My husband and I couldn't have hired a better DJ/MC for our wedding day! Duerell is truly unmatched! He is extremely attentive, organized, professional, and passionate. He is well versed in ALL genres of music! The first time we met with Duerell we knew we didnt need to look any further! His office space downtown is amazing and he truly caters to his clients. He has an online database that allows you to put in all the information for your wedding from how to pronounce people's names who are in the wedding party to choosing your must play songs, "play if you can" songs, don't play songs, etc. The database is extremely helpful and allows you to organize your wedding day. It also allows Duerell to know what genres you want played and dont want played at your wedding. Duerell also knows how to get everyone on the dance floor. He had EVERYONE dancing at our reception. He can cater to any audience and can hype any crowd. He wants to create you dream day and make your vision come to life and he is successful doing it! My husband and I have vowed to use Duerell for all our music needs! We will also be hiring him in 10 years for our vow renewal. He is the best, so there is no need to look further.
Abena B. 5/05/2019
We wish we could give Duerell 10 million stars. We warned Duerell that our dance floor was going to be a sweaty, amazing, and beautiful disaster because our friends and... read more family are animals and all love to dance. We needed a DJ that could play everything from Motown to EDM to club rap and he CRUSHED it. When he played September with an added backbeat I knew he was perfect. On top of his incredible DJ skills he was one of the most professional and organized vendors we worked with. He exceeded all expectations. Highly highly highly recommend.
Stevie-Jay M. 4/01/2019
Amazing experience with d.j. jones. The event was a hospital Christmas party and even though the people who came to the party weren't in the dancing mood and more in... read more the hungry mood he did a great job in selecting the music and engaging the crowd and managed even if it was for a lil bit get everyone moving and shaking. I definitely will recommend durrell for anyone looking for a professional and (well dressed ) understanding d.j. for any occasion.
BiggJoeb J. 12/29/2018
Duerrel was wonderful from start to finish. He was quick to respond to all of our emails and questions throughout the planning process. He makes everything super easy with an... read more online booking system in order to make payments and sign the contract upon booking.
After that, there is a great online planning tool to use to make the timeline, songs that "must be played", songs for the "do not play list" and all of your entrance and specialty dance songs. He even offers uplighting, specialty moving gobos, a beautiful white facade for the DJ booth, and several other ways to enhance his display.
We had a face to face meeting to go through our musical styles and vision for the night. He took our ideas and ran with them and the night was even better than we imagined.
He is so fun and keeps the dance floor going all night with his high energy! There was never a point in the night where the dance floor was empty. He seamlessly goes from one song to the next without skipping a beat. It seemed that each song was better than the last.
If you have any questions at all, just book with DJ Jones! I promise you won't regret it.
Thank you Duerrel, for literally being the life of the party!
Becky E. 11/07/2018
We had DJ Jones at our wedding this past weekend and our guests loved him!!!! He was able to read our guests' preferences and play music that kept them dancing... read more all night - old people,young people, everyone! During the preparation, DJ Jones was so helpful with the timeline and the play lists. He communicated clearly and professionally. The day of - we were so relaxed because we knew we were in great hands. And, the best part was watching my new hubby bust out dance moves that I didn't even know he had. It was awesome. Highly recommend DJ Jones for a wedding or any party!
Lily C. 10/02/2018
I hired Duerell based on the reviews on his website and on Yelp, and I was steered right! He was on time, well-prepared, played a great playlist for a bunch... read more of teenagers at my daughter's 16th. He worked with me on payment, but didn't skimp on performance, bringing in a great set of lights for the space. I highly recommend DJ DJones for your event!
Lisa S. 2/26/2017
Best Chicago DJ. If you are looking for professionalism, great music, happy wedding guests and a smooth set, you need to checkout DJ Jones. He puts in the work from... read more beginning to end of the wedding planning process. He will do pre-wedding venue walk throughs months before to assure you have the proper setup. He spins his own mixes as well as plays the classics and hits on the radio today. He made sure the entire reception went on without a hitch. He creates a party atmosphere that leaves no guest in their seat. He's prompt, polite and very personable. He does more than just weddings as well, as he can liven up any event.
R J. 1/30/2017
So words cannot describe how awesome DJ Djones was for our wedding. We booked him for our wedding last week and he was truly awesome to work with from the... read more start. He's professional and open to ideas and gave several suggestions. He had an agenda for the entire day from music for our ceremony to cocktail hour through the rest of the night. He also has an amazing feel for the audience that he plays for and picks the perfect kind of songs to keep the party going. He had all of our friends dancing until the very last song. I would not even hesitate to book him again. Even the manager at the venue we were at complemented his professionalism.
jason k. 9/13/2015
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DJ D. Jones was the best decision we made for our wedding! From day one he totally understood our vibe and how we wanted our night to flow. Not only did he keep the entire reception on track & on schedule, but he KILLED. THE. MUSIC. We wanted a giant party and packed dance floor for the entire night... and he delivered! Our friends & family all said this was the best dance floor they've ever seen at a wedding, and loved that the music was perfection the entire night! The photobooth was also an amazing add on, people are still talking about it! If you do not hire this team- you are missing out!
OMG, The Best! Pandemic wedding planning wasn't easy - but Duerell Jones and Perry Dontae came to our rescue at the last minute! Just 3 weeks before our party we realized that even though we were planning "a simple brunch wedding" we needed someone/something to pull it all together. They stepped in and provided everything that we were missing - a DJ/master of ceremonies, and amazing energy. Duerell was responsive and easy to work with - he walked us through everything we needed, and chose Perry to take it to the next level. He followed our playlist, but had his finger on the pulse of the party - the dance floor was never empty! DJ plus live drumming - it doesn't get any better!
Perry and Duerell were a pleasure to work with. They kept the planning process and the days up to the event stress free. Perry kept the dance floor packed all night and played amazing music. One of my favorite things about my wedding for sure!
Working with Duerell Jones, the owner of Spark Entertainment, was seamless and professional. The online platform made planning super simple and efficient. He devoted time to multiple 1:1 sessions to ensure they understood all plans and expectations. He has a team of awesome DJs to pick from based on your tastes and needs. DJ Madrid Perry was in a word PHENOMENAL! He kept the party going for hours and incorporated all of our suggestions perfectly.
Wow! We cannot thank DJ D Jones enough for the impact he had on our wedding night. I feel like I barely left the dance floor. He is so gifted at what he does, and every one can tell that it is truly his passion. Our party was everything and more thanks to him. He made the process so easy for us and his online planning tools were next level. Communication was always great and we were super appreciative of that. I will be recommending DJ D Jones to everyone who asks, and everyone who doesn’t 😉
He was amazing!!! The whole process of booking and meeting was smooth, and he was very helpful and patient throughout. I was nervous whether guests would dance on a Sunday afternoon, but DJ Duerell took care of that!!! He had daytime party vibes and everyone loved it!! Our big day wouldn’t have been the same without him!!!
Duerell is AMAZING as the MC and DJ of the night - from our very first meeting, he focused in on how to always keep the energy up (one of my concerns) and he definitely delivered! His experience and expertise was evident as he helped us curate the playlist for our ceremony / cocktail / reception but also with our timeline to ensure the dance floor was PACKED, which it was! Duerell was able to get a lot of our family members (including my dad) who never dance out on the dance floor!! Even two weeks after the wedding, we still have our guests commenting on how amazing the music was and that the overall vibe of the wedding was fantastic - this is all in testament to Duerell and his team. We were also able to have Edith play violin during the ceremony, which was an added bonus as a lot of the DJ's we looked at didn't offer this option. His team truly offers ENTERTAINMENT at your wedding and we're so lucky that his team was available on both our original date and our new date (we may have even moved our wedding date to accommodate his schedule - he's just THAT good!). Highly recommend!
We are so lucky to have had DJ D. Jones and Rachael Miller (violinist) at our wedding reception. DJ D. Jones had all of the details carefully organized, and we met with him twice prior to our wedding day to ensure that all of the music details were exactly what we were envisioning. He kept the party going the entire night, and our guests had so much fun on the dance floor. Rachael played violin during our cocktail hour and dinner. Her performance was interactive, as she walked around to each table to play for our guests. She was simply phenomenal. Hire this team for your wedding! You won't regret it!
DJ one chance was fantastic! Played great music and everyone kept raving how great the party was. Would recommend him for any event. 10/10!!!
Duerell was also amazing to work with through the whole process!