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Happy Hanukkah!

Celebrate the festival of lights! The Magic of Hanukkah never ends and its greatest of gifts are family and friends. Happy Hanukkah!

Thanks to Our Clients!

We often receive "Thank you" notes from clients and are flattered. 😊 But we owe thanks to them ... Thanks for entrusting us with your once-in-a-lifetime events. Thanks for giving us the privilege of sharing in your joy. And thanks for allowing us to create great memories for your family and friends! smile emoticon

Join us in Supporting Shriners Childrens Hospital

The Sacramento Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA) will host its 8th annual charity dinner/dance gala benefit for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California on Sunday October 25, 2015, followed by the golf tournament on Monday October 26, 2015. Both events are at Granite Bay Golf Club, 9600 Golf Club Drive, Granite Bay.

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Winter Dance Peanuts Style!

Once Shroeder finishes performing his set, I'll be spinning some tunes for the Peanuts gang! Want to join us?

Save the Date: October 25th & 26th

The Sacramento Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA) is preparing for its 8th annual dinner/dance gala and charity golf tournament. The gala will be Sunday October 25, 2015, followed by the golf tournament on Monday October 26, 2015. Both events will be at Granite Bay Golf Club, 9600 Golf Club Drive in Granite Bay. More details will soon follow.

Father-Daughter Dance Songs

For Father's Day, here are the current Top 10 Father-Daughter Dance songs for weddings.  Of course, you don't need to wait to get married to dance with your dad.  These songs would work on any occasion that you want to share a special dance with that great man in your life!

9 Reasons Why Hiring an Amateur Wedding DJ Is a Huge Mistake

Post by Stephanie Padovani - republished with permission from

What most couples who are planning a wedding don’t know is that saving money by hiring an amateur DJ for your wedding comes with a high price tag.  Before you make a decision you regret, here are some things you need to know.

1. There’s a high probability that a cheap (or free) DJ won’t be in business by the time your wedding arrives.
Many low-priced DJs aren’t charging enough to support their own businesses for the long term; you’re just financing their hobby.  Meanwhile, your wedding is 6-12 months away or more.
We’ve received those calls from desperate couples who had a “friend of a friend” DJ cancel on them last minute.  It’s not pretty.
Do you want to risk the possibility that the cheapie DJ is bankrupt and out of business before your big day?
2.  Amateurs are less invested in their performance than a wedding professional.
The amateur DJ is doing it “for fun,” and if something goes wrong, it’s not a big deal.  A wedding professional, on the other hand, risks his entire reputation and livelihood with every performance.  One bad review can destroy his business and he knows it.
At one wedding, the DJ brought along his wife and newborn.  Their table was littered with McDonald’s bags and his wife decided to breastfeed the baby during dinner.
Would you rather have an entertainer who is 100% invested in his business and performance on your wedding day or someone who does it as a hobby?
3.  A wedding is a unique event that require the skills and experience of a wedding specialist for a smooth, flawless ceremony and reception.
It’s about more than just playing music.  Your wedding DJ is responsible for coordinating the timeline, orchestrating the introduction and flow of events, working with your other vendors, managing the guests, reading the crowd and making sure the right song is played at just the right time.
Even a DJ who is quite experienced in the club setting will be at a loss because she simply isn’t familiar with the flow of events and how to prevent disasters when something goes awry.
One inexperienced DJ mistakenly announced a special dance with the bride and her grandfather because he forgot to update his notes.  The entire family started crying because Grandpa had passed away two weeks earlier.
Are you willing to place the outcome of your wedding in the hands of someone who doesn’t “do” weddings for a living?
4.  Your guests won’t dance without an experienced entertainer who can read the crowd and keep the momentum going.
You have to play the right songs at the right time and in the right order to maintain dancing.  Oftentimes, the mood changes and your entertainer needs to change the program to maximize the dancing along the way.  
If she can’t mix from one song to another, you’ll have gaps of “dead air” or awkward rhythms that will frustrate your guests and clear the floor.
Many couples think that providing an amateur with a set list of songs they love will be enough to make a fun wedding.  It’s not.  You need someone with experience to work with your requests and what your guests are responding to in order to avoid an empty dance floor.
One bride regrets hiring her DJ because he played “Unforgettable” five times during the wedding because he didn’t know any other slow songs.
Are you willing to sacrifice the fun at your wedding to save money on a cheaper DJ?
5.  The MC (the guy or girl on the microphone) has a huge impact on the mood and outcome of your party, for better or worse.
An obnoxious DJ with an abrasive voice will irritate your guests and dampen the mood of the entire party.  Professional DJs invest in vocal training and practice to optimize their performance.
I personally witnessed one DJ embarrass everyone by making suggestive comments to the bride over the microphone.
Do you want just anyone acting as your wedding host or do you want a professional speaker you can trust?
6.  Your special events may not happen if you don’t hire a specialist who’s experienced in channeling the flow of events.
Who will direct your bridal party and guests at the ceremony?  Who’s going to line them up for introductions?  Who’s in charge of making sure the toasts, special dances and dedications go without a hitch?
Just having the equipment and knowing how to push play doesn’t guarantee the people wrangling skills you need for a fun, smooth reception.  In most cases, your entertainer is the one who makes sure your special events are executed as you’ve requested.
One inexperienced DJ forgot to bring the couple’s First Dance song; they were forced to dance to Barbra Streisand, who they can’t stand.
Will you risk leaving your special events to chance or do you want to ensure that everything is done according to plan?
7.  An amateur doesn’t have the experience to include your unique requests in a way that truly expresses your personality AND keeps people dancing.
You can’t make your guests dance to the songs you like if they don’t feel the same way.  Your DJ needs to read the crowd and have the experience to build sets of music around your preferences.
An amateur DJ can play the songs you request, but lacks the experience necessary to make it work.
One bride told us her DJ played the unedited version of Sexxy Back during dinner and had five minutes of dead air while he queued up the next song.
Do you want your guests on the dance floor all night or is it acceptable to have large chunks of time with no dancing?
8. An amateur DJ has inadequate or non-existent backup equipment, which means that if something fails you have no music at your wedding.
A fully functional backup system on the premises is essential to making sure you have music at your wedding no matter what.  Most amateur DJs won’t have a backup plan if a speaker blows or a laptop crashes.
We were approached at the end of one wedding by a DJ in the next room who asked if he could “borrow our speakers” because his were broken.
Are you willing to takes your chances without a backup on your wedding day?
9.  DJs who charge less invest less into their equipment, which means you have inferior sound and performance at your wedding.
A stereo system that sounds great in your living room doesn’t sound good in a spacious wedding venue.  Professional speakers and equipment are necessary for clear sound that has impact at low volumes, so your guests can speak at the tables even while the dance floor is thumping.
If you want your guests to actually hear your exchange of vows at the ceremony, you’ll need professional equipment and an onsite tech to make sure that happens.
One DJ showed up at a venue for the first time without ANY speakers or mixer because he’s been told that he could, “use the venue’s sound system” and he didn’t call ahead to verify.
Are sound issues like blasting music or impossible to understand audio acceptable on your wedding day?
If you’re not planning to have any formal events at your wedding, and you’d like a cocktail party more than a dance party, it may make sense to save money by hiring a non-professional.  But if you’re investing thousands of dollars on creating the perfect day, please don’t jeopardize it by hiring someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing.
Your wedding day only happens once; make sure you hire a DJ who gets it right.

Mother-Son Dance Songs

In anticipation of Mother's Day, here are the current Top 10 Mother-Son Dance songs for weddings.  Of course, you don't need to wait to get married to dance with your mom.  These songs would work on any occasion that you want to share a special dance with the first lady in your life!

Bridal Open House at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Join us for a Bridal Open House at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West on Sunday April 26, 2015, 11am-2pm, 2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento CA 95815. Meet us and other preferred vendors as you explore the Hilton's various banquet rooms and new outdoor terrace. View the fashion show, dine on hors d'oeuvres, taste desserts, sip champagne, enjoy music, and enter to win vendor giveaways.

AfWPI Annual Recognition Gala

JD is looking forward to attending the Sacramento Association for Wedding Professionals, International (AfWPI) annual recognition gala on Tuesday April 7, 2015, at Arden Hills, where he will have the privilege of presenting the AfWPI Team Spirit Award!

It's Time for Run Rocklin

The 12th annual Run Rocklin is Sunday, April 12 at Johnson-Springview Park, Rocklin. It will once again feature great music by JD Productions Quality DJ Entertainment, complimentary food from Randy Peters Catering, and other goodies from local vendors.  It includes Free Kids Fun Runs, a Half Marathon, a 5K Run/Walk, and a 12K Run/Walk.  For more details visit

Rolling on the River

Well, we won’t be rolling, but we will be on the river enjoying the romantic ambiance of the Delta King in Old Sacramento. Join us on March 15, 2015, 6;00-8:00 pm for an evening of fun, visiting with other area wedding professionals and good food.
The Delta King is the best of the old world and the new. Experience old world charm and service complimented by modern amenities and acclaimed cuisine. Docked in Old Sacramento, it is a unique Sacramento treasure. It offers two outstanding restaurants offering casual and fine dining, entertainment, two professional theaters, a wine school and exceptional facilities for weddings, banquets and meetings.
Services Graciously Donated by:  The Delta King (Food & Bar), JD Productions Quality DJ Entertainment (DJ/MC & Lighting), The Party Concierge (Decor), Rent-Rite The Party People (Linens), Give Me Smoochies (Candy & Dessert Station), Wendy Hithe, Photographer (Photographer)
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Gong Xi Fa Cai (Congratulations and Prosperity) for a Happy Chinese New Year!

Custom Wedding Postage for Invitations and Thank You Notes

USPS has custom wedding postage available for your wedding mail. One source you can get them through is Zazzle, where couples can choose postage stamps that correspond with their wedding theme. Zazzle offers a great selection, three different sizes that can be placed vertically or horizontally, signature style where you can add your own text, savings when you buy 2 or more sheets of stamps (20 stamps per sheet), and satisfaction guaranteed!

Trivia Is Fun!

National Trivia Day is always observed on the 4th day of the year. But at JD Productions Quality DJ Entertainment, we play trivia all year long!  Playing trivia can add to the fun as guests tests their knowledge about the celbrants.

For weddings, there's "Bride & Groom Trivia" where we ask questions about how the couple met, where they went on their first date, their interests, pet peeves, etc.  For mitzvahs, sweet 16s, and birthdays, we ask questions about the celebrant's backgrounds, hobbies, favorite things, etc. For corporate events, we ask questions about the company's history, products, achievements, employees, etc. We also can customize questions to fit the theme for other types of events!

Welcome 2015!

 Wishing that 2015 brings you fun times, much happiness, and great memories!