J. Johnson – DJ/MC
Growing up listening to Motown classics such as the Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and the Temptations, J. Johnson’s love for music started at a young age. Learning to enjoy music at its finest has given J a solid foundation of great artists and songs which he has built on over the years, leading to his musical taste that now spans through decades of genres.
J graduated from UMass Amherst where he studied Communications, and performed as an on-air personality Disc Jockey for their radio station. J’s passion for music continued through his attendance at Mass School of Music.
His career in music has taken him to such opportunities as running an Indie Record Company (Gold Star Records) and working for an artist management company whose clients included R&B Artist, N’Dee Ellis, and the Rock Group, Mind’s Eye Hurricane.
While J is learning the ropes as a wedding DJ, he is no stranger to the DJ scene. As an avid performer of various events, J enjoys DJing for corporate events, night clubs and parties, which includes the 2012 Spring Training event for the New York Giants players and their families.
J is a dedicated, passionate, and professional DJ who would be thrilled to be a part of your special event. His exceptional DJ and musical background will really shine through with his ability to rock the dance floor at your next event or wedding!
“Avid Entertainment is a wonderful DJ service to go through. Jamie and Eric, the owners, are responsive, professional and extremely helpful. They made the entire DJ process super easy – which is great when you have a million things to do before the big day!
Then, J was our DJ and he was awesome!!! To be totally honest, I had chosen a bunch of songs that I personally love, BUT after a couple of them came on people stopped dancing – they we’re popular with my family I guess LOL Anyways, I asked J to play whatever he wanted and the dancing was back!! Seriously, that was the only time our family and friends stopped dancing.
Overall, J was friendly, very happy (always smiling which is appreciated) and great at revving up the crowd without using old techniques (like the chicken dance – that was on our Do Not Play list).
Hands down I recommend Avid Entertainment for any of your wedding or event needs!!”
- Erin and Josh Wilcox
“J was a great all around DJ. He was very nice and made sure to check in and see if the music he was playing was doing the trick, which it definitely was. We had some great laid back music playing while people started to arrive at the party and eat dinner, and then once people were up and dancing, the music was perfect to get the party started. We even chose to extend the night for an extra hour because it was going so well, which J had no problem with. We all had a great time and I would recommend J to anyone looking for a DJ for a birthday party or any other function!”
- Chris Hamel
“J, thank you so much for making our event a memorable one! Thank you for your professionalism and attentiveness! We will surely be recommending you to our family and friends. You rock!”
- Kim and Jeff
“D.J J. was amazing. He took our crazy ideas and put them into music perfectly. He was on time with a great big smile on his face ready to start our perfect day. He nailed not only the reception music but also gave our ceremony our own special touch. I had a great experience with the entire Avid Entertainment Team. Thank you all for a perfect wedding day.”
- Catie and Matt Fay
“My husband and I eloped out here in SD last September and wanted to come home and have our reception “party”. Being 2,000 miles away it was tough to plan everything out without actually knowing what I was getting. Needless to say I was nervous about people having fun or not. Once I talked to our DJ J. Johnson on the phone and told him I wanted more of a party atmosphere rather than a reception and wanted people dancing all night and he said that he could do and seemed excited about it himself. Just speaking to him on the phone calmed my nerves. Then once my husband and I got to our reception and met J. Johnson for the first time I felt even better. Once that dance floor opened up it was packed with people the rest of the night. We were only suppose to have our DJ J. Johnson for four hours and our venue for 5 hours but with the help of my dad he was willing to stay for an extra hour. If it wasn’t for the extra hour the party would have died but he kept it going and everyone had a great time! I had family and friends coming up to me telling me what a great DJ he was! That was a day I’ll never forget! Thank you for helping us make it one of the best days of our lives ”
- Nicole and Derek Interrante
“Working with Avid entertainment was a great experience, they gave a lot of insight and were very helpful in planning and giving us information. J was our DJ and he was absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!! He was so easy to plan the wedding with, he worked with us on what we wanted and gave us a ton of insight and was very flexible with everything. He gave us an incredible wedding night and I could not be happier with him! He gave us suggestions when we needed them and helped answer any questions we had, he played all the songs we wanted and did a great job introducing and announcing things as the night went on. He even came out and danced with us which was really nice! He looked like he was really enjoying himself, you can tell he loves what he does and he is VERY good at it. Talented, friendly, easy going, helpful are just a few words to describe what we gathered from him in the time we worked with him. I would strongly recommend his services. Great experience!!!”
- Kelly and RJ Mahaney
“Our wedding was so amazing and much of that can be attributed to J getting the party started and never letting it die out! He played all the songs we had requested. He took the time to know enough about us as a couple to know what would work for our reception! Would absolutely recommend Avid Entertainment and J. Johnson for any wedding or occasion.”
- Erin and Kevin Walker
“J – I just wanted to thank you for helping to make my husbands 40th party a big success!! The music was perfect and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks again for your services!”
- Katie Barber