Professional San Diego DJ Entertainment
Voted America’s Favorite SuperEpic DJ and UberAwesome Lighting Designer of the DECADE!
(OK, not really, but it is no worse than some of the other claims out there, right?)
Non-Cheesy Crowd-Reading Mixing DJ
I pride myself on great vocal delivery, non-cheesy emceeing and DJing, and ability read your crowd. But don’t take my word for it… check out a recent video I made of a wedding I did.
An example of dance floor anticipation combined with crowd-reading skills…
All this, and Latin DJ skills too? Yes. I actually DJ a lot of Latin weddings and events. Here’s an example of a full 100% Latin music event from 2014 held at Chula Vista Golf Club.
A lot of people all over the world wanted to see this video in its entirety so here it is– A wedding I did in 2014 where Patrick Stump sang the first dance song live. You’ll get an idea of my non-cheesy emcee ability in this video as well.
Stylish / Innovative / Real
Are you looking for a NON-CHEESY, polished, accomplished, and gregarious San Diego DJ , experienced Master of Ceremonies (Emcee), or an LGBT-friendly San Diego Wedding DJ that can mix music of all genres (including Latin music)? Would you agree that the songs played at your wedding, corporate event, military event, school dance or party are too valuable to entrust to an inexperienced San Diego Weddings DJ? Looking for a full-service company that knows how to complement the event with professional lighting, video mixing, monograms, and can create a montage for you? Dennis Jones is The Creative Music DJ, is an affordable (compared to many professional San Diego DJ prices), licensed and insured disc jockey services company with a interactive entertainer that started in the San Diego DJ entertainment business in 1987. With countless successful events in his history, you can be confident in having one of the best San Diego Wedding DJs to complement your special celebration. Looking to enhance your venue aesthetically? The Creative Music DJ is a full-featured entertainment company with roots from a senior production company, offering you the ability to customize your event with artistic wall and pillar lighting, monogram projection, video montage creation (including projector), LED and laser dance floor lighting, and even wireless sound for adjacent rooms.
Have you been searching for DJ Dennis Jones, a vinyl-using San Diego turntable DJ who knows how to get the crowd moving, coordinate events, and entertain guests? Do you treasure extensive music knowledge, seamless (club-style) creative mixing and pro-grade lighting and equipment? The Creative Music DJ prides itself on knowing how to use music to get your crowd moving. I actually listen to and enjoy the music I play, so you know I’m always up on the latest hits, timeless treasures, and even up-and-coming artists that may not have hit the radio yet. Maybe that’s why many of the San Diego Wedding DJ review websites such as The Knot and Bridal Insider consistently recommend The Creative Music DJ year-round! I’ve even developed a reputation for Destination Weddings, from couples that want customized weddings that include all the best that San Diego County has to offer, including real turntables, video mixing, and intelligent activities designed to keep your guests entertained!
A Relationship That Is Genuine
As The Creative Music DJ’s invaluable client, I will stay in contact with you from the first reply to your availability request until the last minute of your event. The goal with each and every client is to develop a real and personable relationship.Whether it’s via email or phone (619) 928-2635, text message, Facebook, or even Twitter – The Creative Music DJ will stay in touch with you through every milestone of the planning process to make sure that your celebration exceeds your expectations!
Please allow a few moments of your time to browse the website and blogs to understand more about what I do and how I do it. I consistently exceed my clients’ expectations, as you’ll easily be able to tell after browsing the website!
Anna and Phong
Thanks Dennis!!! You did such a FANTASTIC job! Phong & I Would like to thank you for creating such a memorable night for the both of us. Hope you had a blast as well. :)
That wedding actually put tears in my eyes. I've been to a thousand weddings and never understood why people got all misty, but last night I actually cried during the vows and the poem. That's totally never happened to me before! It was such a beautiful wedding.
Demetra and Dujuan
I found Dennis Jones from a review on a bridal blog and since I live in Arizona and my wedding was in San Diego I was hoping I made the right choice. I did a phone interview for over an hour and I had a great time he played music for me and really made me have confidence that he would make my reception a blast. We meet a month prior to the event and went over song selections and I got so much positive feedback from my guest that they love the selection and energy of the DJ. I was able to get dance floor lighting along with wall and cake table lighting. Everyone loved the gobo lighting with our initals on the dance floor.
Club DJ in Los Angeles
I'm a DJ and I know Dennis through various industry contacts. I've never seen him not rock a crowd!
Greg and Sunny
Dennis DJ’d our wedding in June and I hate to use the word DJ because Dennis is much more than that. He is a master of ceremonies and Dennis is a true master of his profession. He is definitely not the friend’s friend you know who can MC your wedding for cheap and just runs through a playlist with barely a peep to get the crowd going.
From the start of our initial interview, I could tell right away that this was a person not only experienced with music but all the nuances involved with holding a wedding. He will run through each step of the ceremony from the bridal march to the entrance, reception, cake cutting etc. presenting several different options on what is the best type of music to play at each stage from current top 50 songs at weddings to listening to your requests and where to incorporate them on the big day. He’ll even let you know why a music request you have may not be the best to play at certain times or point out words in the lyrics that may make it a downer at weddings – songs about breakups and cheating are a no no apparently. He even provides input on what dance floor lighting to use that is best for pictures. Some couples go for the crazy, cool dazzle effects that just look terrible in pictures hiding the subjects. His lighting was brilliant and gorgeous but also not so intrusive that it obscured guests in pictures.
For a couple that did not have a wedding planner and did not have an initial clue how to hold the ceremony and reception, Dennis was invaluable in helping us envision, coordinate and manage the wedding day with the right vibe. He knew just the right time to play certain types of music, when to lay low and when to get the crowd going. I was genuinely surprised that many family and friends whom I consider fairly conservative and low key were regulars on the dance floor.
And talk about a hard worker. He is a one man crew that with less than a couple hours set up sound systems at the ceremony site, the poolside area where we held our cocktail hour and in the reception area. He also set up an amazing light show on the dance floor. Everything looked and sounded awesome!
Finally Dennis is a great personality. He is one of the friendliest professionals I have had the pleasure to do business with. He never made us feel like we were just another weekend gig. Before the wedding I used to joke that no one remembers the good things about a wedding – only the bad. I will amend that a little and say that people remember a good DJ. Dennis was critical in making good memories that day and for the bride and I he is also a great part of that memory.
Kristina and Kenny
Dennis was the DJ for our wedding 2 weeks ago and it was a great experience. Choosing music for our wedding was probably one of the harder things for me to do. I just wanted each song to really resonate with each event, and did not want to settle for typical 'wedding music.' Dennis was super organized and provided a worksheet for my husband and I to coordinate our music with the timeline of our wedding. It made everything really easy. The day before the wedding we met with Dennis to go over everything. He double checked our song choices, as there were several different versions of some of the songs, and definitely put my mind at ease as far as transitions into each event. The day of the wedding, Dennis was on top of everything! We had an event coordinator, but it really felt like Dennis was more on the ball than anyone. He really kept the time for everything. From speeches, to cake cutting, to bouquet/garter toss, Dennis ensured everything ran smoothly. I have never been a fan of video montages at weddings, but Dennis put one together that still brings me to tears, and changed my mind on how I feel about them all together.The music he played kept our guests dancing and having a good time. A favorite memory was him playing ' The Fresh Prince of Bel Air' and everyone singing along. My only regret of the night was that it was not longer!!Dennis could not have done a better job!! Not only is he such a nice person, hes truly talented at what he does and his experience speaks for itself. Our wedding went off without a hitch and I know Dennis had a lot to do with that. Thanks again, Dennis! Both me and my husband wish we could do it all over again!
Vanessa and Bryan
Dennis was amazing! From the first time my fiance and I met with him he was extremely personable yet professional and excited to help make our big day perfect! After only a few questions he was able to pin down our music style and make insightful suggestions. I loved how organized he was with his informative worksheet. This allowed us to get exactly what we wanted without countless calls and emails (there’s so much to do when wedding planning that having a detailed and efficient vendor is awesome!) His song lists were up to date and made our music choices so much fun. At the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner he tastefully entertained and kept the flow of the timeline. His separate speaker systems for the ceremony and the reception worked out great, because we never had a break in the music! He created an incredible atmosphere at our reception and kept the dance floor crowded and moving all night long! Our slideshow was amazing- even though I decided at the last minute (1 week before the wedding) to add it, Dennis kindly worked with me until it was perfect. Dennis truly went above and beyond what we had expected. I wish we could get married every year and we would definitely choose Dennis again and again as our incredible MC and DJ!
JJ and Pita
If you are simply looking for a “DJ” who will plug his lap top in and play music upon guests request than Dennis is not your guy. When my wife and I set out to look for our wedding DJ we wanted to make the music one of the focal points. Music has always been one of my passions, so I wanted someone who not only knew music but also knew weddings, and I must say Dennis did not disappoint...
Brooke and Mike
It was such a pleasure working with Dennis for our big day! We have had so many of our guests tell us our wedding has been the best wedding they’ve ever been to! There were so many compliments regarding the music and how fun the entire night was, so thank you, Dennis, for being the DJ you are, I am so grateful we found you!
He made our first dance absolutely so special, it truly made our night and put everything in complete perspective of our wedding day!
Dennis truly is the Creative Music DJ, you will be sorry that you didn’t hire him!
Name Withheld by Request
Dennis was GREAT in our wedding!! He did our music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We all had so much fun dancing all night, and to top it off he had a Bride and Groom question game that was so much FUN, we had no idea of the game and everybody love it! Music was really good, we dance the night away!
Thank you again for everything :)
Allison and Shaun
I hired Dennis to DJ my wedding in January 2011. I could not tell you enough about how wonderful he was and how many compliments I received about the music played at the wedding. He used his many years of experience to create an event that will stick in mine and my guests' memories for a while. Dennis was knowledgeable about all types of music and really mixed it up for guests of all ages. He even got my 82 year old grandmother out on the dance floor for a couple songs!
Even though I didn't find him at the many Bridal Bazaars I attended during the planning process, I feel that he did a much better job and was more affordable than any DJ I would have found there. From booking to day of, Dennis made it easy and stress-free, and as a busy bride, that is something worth every penny spent.
Natasha and Lloyd
[posted 4-1-13] Dennis was the DJ at my wedding one week ago. He ROCKED it! Dennis is patient, professional, funny, and extremely helpful. It is clear he is passionate about music and this comes through in his performance. When we first met with Dennis he took as much time as we needed to go over the entire wedding timeline/process. The information could have been overwhelming but Dennis provided an easy to use worksheet, song suggestions, and a folder for us to put all our stuff in! Dennis took as much time with us as needed and I never felt rushed. My fiance is a huge music guy but Dennis kept checking in with me to ensure my musical tastes were also represented. I remained in contact with Dennis throughout the wedding process. As the wedding date approached we met with Dennis again to go over everything. We did not have a wedding planner or day-of coordinator and Dennis did an excellent job of providing feedback and suggestions for our timeline. Again, I never felt rushed and Dennis took the time to explain everything...even some things multiple times since I was in a wedding 'fog.' At the actual wedding, Dennis outperformed my expectations. He took the time and care to make sure everything ran smoothly. I felt completely confident in him. He even had a special surprise for us that really blew us away! The music was such a success. There were family members on the dance floor that I have NEVER seen dance in my life! My father-in-law and 80 year old grandma were even dancing! Dennis did a great job of playing music that represented my husband and I but also music that everyone could enjoy. He got the party rocking! Overall, Dennis gets an A+. He is worth every penny! Going into the wedding I had no idea how vital the DJ is. Dennis kept track of timing, initiated events such as the parent dances, etc. The wedding would not have ran as smoothly without him! The next time I need a DJ I know who to call!
Wounded Warrior Battallion-West Military Ball
People really enjoyed themselves. At the end of the night several mentioned that they wanted Dennis to keep going!
Dennis was wonderful to work with! We had SO many compliments on our wedding and the music that I can’t even begin to tell you about all of them. Dennis had people dancing the night away, INCLUDING my Dad who doesn’t dance period. Dennis was ALWAYS quick to respond to emails and often had more information in them than we had even asked for. He always had great answers and always decreased my anxiety about various wedding tasks. I would hire Dennis again in a second! Sure you could hire a much less expensive DJ for your wedding, however, I wouldn’t recommend it! He is worth every extra penny we paid for him. Thanks again Dennis!
I found Dennis on yelp. I was planning my 40th birthday party at my house, (January 21st, 2012) and was looking for a DJ. I had come across Dennis's page and put his number in my phone. While doing so I accidentally dialed it. I never left a message. About a half an hour later he called back with a message, to me that spoke volumes. After talking to Dennis I knew I didn't need to look any farther. He was professional, experienced and very knowledgable. During our consultation, he took his time asking me questions about the kinds of people that were attending, as far as ages and the type of music to accommodate everyone. I loved that!!
The results....my party was a HIT!!!!! EVERYONE kept asking 'who is that DJ and where did you find him???!!!' 'He is throwing it down!!!!!'
Dennis was worth every red cent!!!! My party and the DJ is still the talk amongst my family and friends!!!! Thank you Dennis!!!!
Sarah and Curtis
Dennis was phenomenal and a true professional. He worked with my husband and I to plan the best wedding ever. The music was perfect, our monogram was custom made, and every detail was accounted for. He took personal time to assist us and helped us nail down the specifics for our special day. I couldn't have imagined going through any other company. Highly recommend him to other clients. Thank you again!!
Amber and Chris
We have rec'd so many compliments about Dennis DjDennisj Jones for his song selection and ability to keep everyone on the dance floor!!! He knows how to mix all of the songs you love with songs that get people grooving'! Thanks Dennis for a great evening! You really outdid yourself!
DJ Dennis Jones did an incredible job of keeping the reception party ROCKIN’ all.night.long. As I always say, nothing makes or breaks a good reception like the DJ…and even with my 5 month bump, I couldn’t stay off the dance floor once my gear was stowed!
Great end to a great day celebrating a great couple. xo
Dara and Brian
Dennis was the DJ for our wedding and did an excellent job. We were originally choosing between two DJ’s – Dennis, and one who was fairly less expensive. When meeting with the less expensive DJ, I knew why, he was essentially just going to play a preset play list the entire night. With Dennis, it was different, we worked together to set music themes for different times during the night, choose the must have songs and we had a voice with what was really important to us. We made the right choice – People were up dancing all night! I wanted to have a good mix of music so that our parents and grandparents could enjoy the dance floor too, and Dennis made sure of that. He also did a great job to make sure all of the songs were clean versions with no words that our little nieces and nephews shouldn’t be hearing. He blended songs together well and kept our wedding party dancing all night. He was super flexible too when we decided to throw in a mother-son dance during the reception, he was able to work it in just fine. Thanks Dennis for helping make our night so memorable!
James and Keri
Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful as all of you know. When it came down to finding a DJ, we sent out several emails to see who was available for our January 5, 2013 wedding. We were getting married at Paradise Point in San Diego. We had several replies but when we received Dennis’s email, we knew we had found our DJ. He responded with several links to weddings he had done in the past, samples of music he has done and all of his credentials. He had several questions for us about what we wanted and even had ideas of things we hadn’t even thought about. From the first time we spoke with him, we knew our ceremony and reception was going to be amazing………and they were.
We had Dennis do our ceremony music which turned out absolutely amazing. He helped us to lengthen music when we needed it longer for our entrance and you couldn’t even tell it wasn’t part of the song. We sent him what we wanted and he made sure it was perfect. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. The music was cued to perfection at just the right times during our procession, sand ceremony and recession.
The reception was at max energy the entire time. Our dance floor was never empty at all. Dennis knows how to keep everyone’s attention on the bride and groom at all times. He is an amazing emcee. He has no problem going with the flow and makes everything run so smoothly. At the reception we had a custom dance in which he helped us with ideas for our music. He is amazing at mixing and splicing. It turned out to be great. Everyone is still talking about it. Our lighting (which he also supplies) was beautiful. He used uplighting and cake pinspotting in our colors of purple and aqua. It looked awesome in our pictures. I honestly couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out. There was not one problem the whole night.
Dennis makes sure the music is high energy and never stops which keeps everyone entertained. Dennis is definitely the best in his field and a very talented entertainer. I highly recommend The Creative Music DJ for any events that you may need music for. He definitely gave our wedding the “wow” factor.
Kay (HR Rep for Symplified)
Corporate Event DJ
July 29, 2011 - We hired The Creative Music DJ for our 80s themed corporate party. He was a HIT!! Fantastic music choices, incredible enthusiasm, and kept the crowd beyond entertained. Our party was scheduled to end at 9:00pm, but The Creative Music DJ kept the party going for about an hour after. No one wanted to stop dancing! We had a good amount of attendees stay for the music! Our company would definitely hire The Creative Music DJ again and we would like to refer him to others due to the spectacular performance. The Creative Music DJ literally rocks!!
Aimee-Marie Betz (La Belle Vie Weddings Planner)
I've just got to say it one more time... you did a fantastic job at Saturday's wedding. That was the best dance floor I have seen in a long time! I heard from the Bride yesterday and she said 'it was everything we wanted and more.' I thought you would like to know!
Nicole and Don
We had Dennis DJ our wedding last month and truly could not have been happier with the selection. If you don’t read another word of this review, simply take away my 100% without hesitation recommendation of Dennis’ DJ services.
The wedding reception was better than we could have imagined. When introducing our family members giving toasts, Dennis was eloquent and energetic. He was sure to know the names of each speaker and their relation to us. During the Mother-Son dance and the Mother-daughter dance, Dennis helped to make the moment so special with his kind words and remarkable introduction. The evening felt very personal, exactly what we wanted. We even had guests ask if Dennis was a friend of ours, as he seemed to know us so well.
Now, weeks later, we STILL have friends and family commenting on the music at our reception. Everyone was beyond impressed with the way he seemed to know exactly what song we wanted to hear next and appeared to be having fun himself. A few people even said that it was the best wedding reception they have ever attended! What an incredible compliment.
If you truly want a wedding reception to remember, one that your guests will be talking about for weeks, months, and years to come… Choose Dennis, the Creative Music DJ.
I would most definitely recommend you to anyone I work with that needs a DJ. I have shot weddings for 9 years and you are the best DJ I have seen (and heard)!
Vaughn and Serena
We picked Dennis to DJ our wedding because of his good recommendations on the Knot and Yelp, and he more than lived up to our expectations. What I like most about Dennis is that he delivers on his promises and provides great customer service. When we first sat down with Dennis he sat down with us and explained everything we could expect and what options were available to us. He listened to our requests and gave us suggestions tailored to our desired wedding experience. The day of our wedding, Dennis was a perfect showman and professional. He made sure our ceremony went smoothly despite being outside and dealing with a brief rain shower. At the reception he gave us an excellent entrance, a great set of first dances, and a truly incredible mix of music for the dance floor. All of my guests commented on what a great time they had dancing and his perfect selection of songs. I also highly recommend Dennis' up-lighting. He made an otherwise bland-looking room come alive and shine. Talk to this man, tell him what you want, and watch him deliver. You won't regret the investment.
Jeremy and Bailey
Creative Music DJ Dennis Jones was amazing! We got married on 1-19-13 and the day was perfect. One thing I will say is you get what you pay for. Dennis was honest right from the beginning and was very thorough. Having a great DJ is one of the most important things when planning a wedding. When we were planning our wedding we interviewed various DJs. Dennis was the only one who took the time to get to know us. He fit our style and theme perfectly. There were people in our families that I have never seen dance before ever! The dance floor was packed the whole night. From the first dance to the last. Too bad we didn't have a bigger dance floor. I would 100% recommend Dennis to anyone planning a wedding. If you don't go with Creative music DJ you are for sure missing out. Thanks again Dennis you killed it!
Dennis did such an incredible job at my son's wedding. Even with some very last minute changes minutes before the wedding started, Dennis was able to pull it off. He is great with the crowd and kept everyone dancing up to the very end!
Red Marlin Restaurant at Hyatt Hotels
Dennis is a very talented and creative dj who was able to adapt and find the perfect songs to fit the various ceremonies, games and entertainment needs of my event. He was very professional and had a lot of expertise in the art of DJing. He was a wonderful client and I will use him again and again!
I hope all is well! I just wanted to let you know that your 'mad skills' have not stopped coming up when we talk with people about our wedding. EVERYONE, young and old, has mentioned how tired they were from dancing but that when they would go to sit down they just couldn't because the next song was a favorite of theirs. No one knew just how many 'favorite' songs they had to dance too!! Haha!!! Anyway, thanks again! These conversations are a true testament to just how good you really are!
The Perfect Fit for Everyone! (The Knot review)
Corbin and Amanda
The first time I met Dennis it was clear he knew his stuff. I had a list of DJ's and even some meetings set and when I left I cancelled every one. He was the DJ at our August 2013 wedding and I couldn't be happier. The reason our night was as amazing as it turned out was in a large part due to Dennis. He is an incredible emcee and the night flowed so smoothly. There was never a dull moment... (see blog for rest)