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C & J Entertainment Agency

Odenton , MD

LOCATION

Odenton, MD 21113 US (map)

PHONE

410-551-5025

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

C&J has provided quality entertainment throughout Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia for over 30 years. Our DJ’s and Bands are professional entertainers and are well versed in all... Read more
C&J has provided quality entertainment throughout Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia for over 30 years. Our DJ’s and Bands are professional entertainers and are well versed in all music styles and eras. They are experts at making your event a memorable one. We are wedding specialists and we know how important your wedding reception is to you. We’re dedicated to providing you with first class entertainment that’s sure to please you and your guests. This is your big day, so don’t settle for anything less. Trust the wedding professionals at C&J Entertainment to make your reception a truly special one. Read less
Band , Ceremony Music , DJ

PHOTOS

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Brass - Trio, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6, 7+
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Clarinet, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System, Vocals

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event/Day
What additional equipment do you offer?
Disco Ball, Microphones, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
6/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Such great service from this agency. We met with Chris in the office to set up music and the uplighting and then he had another DJ actually do our wedding. I'll admit, I was a little nervous because we had never met the DJ, but he was AWESOME! The dance floor was packed the entire time and everyone raved about how great the DJ was. I couldn't have been any happier :).
Such great service from this agency. We met with Chris in the office to set up music and the uplighting and then he had Read more...
Such great service from this agency. We met with Chris in the office to set up music and the uplighting and then he had another DJ actually do our wedding. I'll admit, I was a little nervous because we had never met the DJ, but he was AWESOME! The dance floor was packed the entire time and everyone raved about how great the DJ was. I couldn't have been any happier :). Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jeff
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Chris Temple did a tremendous job as the DJ at our wedding and I would give him the highest recommendation. Leading into and planning the event, he was flexible, organized, detail-oriented and accommodating. He also likes to have fun and keep things loose during a stressful time. At the event, he was absolutely flawless. He stuck to the script, had everything planned out perfectly, gave us sound advice and kept the party going for the duration. Numerous guests approached us and said that he was the best wedding DJ that they ever had. I've been to a lot of weddings and I concur.
Chris Temple did a tremendous job as the DJ at our wedding and I would give him the highest recommendation. Leading into Read more...
Chris Temple did a tremendous job as the DJ at our wedding and I would give him the highest recommendation. Leading into and planning the event, he was flexible, organized, detail-oriented and accommodating. He also likes to have fun and keep things loose during a stressful time. At the event, he was absolutely flawless. He stuck to the script, had everything planned out perfectly, gave us sound advice and kept the party going for the duration. Numerous guests approached us and said that he was the best wedding DJ that they ever had. I've been to a lot of weddings and I concur. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Chris and Karl were both great. I worked with DJ Chris prior to the event to create my playlists and come up with the "game plan" for the day of the wedding. DJ Karl took over everything the weekend before the wedding and confirmed all details with me. The communication between the two DJs was seamless because there were no hiccups. Everything went smoothly and all my guests had a wonderful time. Thank you for making my wedding a huge success!
Chris and Karl were both great. I worked with DJ Chris prior to the event to create my playlists and come up with the Read more...
Chris and Karl were both great. I worked with DJ Chris prior to the event to create my playlists and come up with the "game plan" for the day of the wedding. DJ Karl took over everything the weekend before the wedding and confirmed all details with me. The communication between the two DJs was seamless because there were no hiccups. Everything went smoothly and all my guests had a wonderful time. Thank you for making my wedding a huge success! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.0/5.0
DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY. My wedding was incredibly organized so I could relax on my big day (we only had about 50 guests), however the DJ from C&J made sure I did anything BUT relax at my reception. NONE of my well-documented expectations were met. Below are just a FEW of the details that compelled me to give a one-star review:

AT MY WEDDING RECEPTION
- My late grandmother’s sister did not get to bless the food bc “the DJ forgot”.
- The song my husband and I selected to enter to was wrong.
- The DJ ran behind schedule
- The DJ showed me his copy of the Word document with our timeline– it was not legible because their printer had “run out of ink”.
- I specifically asked “request songs” NOT to be played – they were.
- Every time I turned around at our reception, the DJ had another question about modifying the timeline to someone’s random request. I didn’t nearly get the time I wanted with my friends and family that had traveled thousands of miles.
- Despite giving the DJ the exact songs I wanted played, the DJ played the same type of music for least 5-6 songs straight - I still have guests complaining about it.

PLANNING
- I typed up the songs I wanted played into a Word Doc as they requested (kinda archaic) and fit them into a program and timeline with extra songs and substitutions if needed. I tried to make it as easy as possible on the DJ – “this is exactly what I want played and when. This is when I want to cut cake, who and when I want speeches”… Everything was documented - None of it happened
- They wouldn’t let me speak to or interview anyone that would be DJ-ing our wedding until the week before the reception.
- I had to call THEM and be pushy to get anyone on the phone to ensure any clarifications they needed were met.

This was a waste of money. I was incredibly clear about my expectations, yet the DJ and the agency seemed to not care about my wedding reception.
DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY. My wedding was incredibly organized so I could relax on my big day (we only had about 50 Read more...
DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY. My wedding was incredibly organized so I could relax on my big day (we only had about 50 guests), however the DJ from C&J made sure I did anything BUT relax at my reception. NONE of my well-documented expectations were met. Below are just a FEW of the details that compelled me to give a one-star review:

AT MY WEDDING RECEPTION
- My late grandmother’s sister did not get to bless the food bc “the DJ forgot”.
- The song my husband and I selected to enter to was wrong.
- The DJ ran behind schedule
- The DJ showed me his copy of the Word document with our timeline– it was not legible because their printer had “run out of ink”.
- I specifically asked “request songs” NOT to be played – they were.
- Every time I turned around at our reception, the DJ had another question about modifying the timeline to someone’s random request. I didn’t nearly get the time I wanted with my friends and family that had traveled thousands of miles.
- Despite giving the DJ the exact songs I wanted played, the DJ played the same type of music for least 5-6 songs straight - I still have guests complaining about it.

PLANNING
- I typed up the songs I wanted played into a Word Doc as they requested (kinda archaic) and fit them into a program and timeline with extra songs and substitutions if needed. I tried to make it as easy as possible on the DJ – “this is exactly what I want played and when. This is when I want to cut cake, who and when I want speeches”… Everything was documented - None of it happened
- They wouldn’t let me speak to or interview anyone that would be DJ-ing our wedding until the week before the reception.
- I had to call THEM and be pushy to get anyone on the phone to ensure any clarifications they needed were met.

This was a waste of money. I was incredibly clear about my expectations, yet the DJ and the agency seemed to not care about my wedding reception. Read less
Services Used: DJ
C & J Entertainment Agency responded with the following comments:

"Private User" sorry if you're expectations weren't met at your wedding reception. It is truly an anomaly that we receive any negative feedback as yours. Not hearing from you after your wedding and without knowing your name, the date, venue etc. of your reception we are at a loss to even figure out who was your actual DJ... We would appreciate it if you could contact us directly to talk more about some of the issues you had .
Once again, if we did provide you with a DJ and you were not satisfied we are truly sorry for your experience and would love to talk to you more.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Selecting C&J Entertainment was the best decision I made while planning my wedding...other than choosing to marry my new husband (so weird to call him that!) Jason. If you're a bride looking at different options like I was (dj? band? should I ask my fourth cousin who she had as a DJ at her wedding, that guy was decent right??) - book C&J and you won't regret it. I didn't realize how important a DJ was for a wedding - we met with Chris twice in person, and he is simply very good at what he does. During those meetings, he asked questions about things I didn't even think of beforehand (I was like I have a dress! I have a venue! I have cute Etsy decorations! what else do I need to plan?) - and Chris nailed down answers to questions like, who's walking your mothers down the aisle/what time to cut the cake/announcing the open seating arrangement/etc. He's a skilled professional. We ended up choosing Chris as our DJ (he did our outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music), because we liked him so much (Chris & Jason bonded over their shared musical tastes/Chris found a way to incorporate Jason's love of obscure indie music into the wedding in a way that I (being a top 40 queen) was happy with). And the most important thing I can say about Chris - our guests danced like we all just found out Brangelina randomly decided to financially sponsor our life choices. So many of our guests praised Chris' DJ skills. He read the crowd perfectly, and played the songs to keep everyone pumped and dancing. I can't recommend C&J high enough.
*his song editing skills are fabulous - including edits of piano music, Taylor Swift, Muse, and Van Morrison - word of advice, Taylor's hard to edit:)
Selecting C&J Entertainment was the best decision I made while planning my wedding...other than choosing to marry my new Read more...
Selecting C&J Entertainment was the best decision I made while planning my wedding...other than choosing to marry my new husband (so weird to call him that!) Jason. If you're a bride looking at different options like I was (dj? band? should I ask my fourth cousin who she had as a DJ at her wedding, that guy was decent right??) - book C&J and you won't regret it. I didn't realize how important a DJ was for a wedding - we met with Chris twice in person, and he is simply very good at what he does. During those meetings, he asked questions about things I didn't even think of beforehand (I was like I have a dress! I have a venue! I have cute Etsy decorations! what else do I need to plan?) - and Chris nailed down answers to questions like, who's walking your mothers down the aisle/what time to cut the cake/announcing the open seating arrangement/etc. He's a skilled professional. We ended up choosing Chris as our DJ (he did our outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music), because we liked him so much (Chris & Jason bonded over their shared musical tastes/Chris found a way to incorporate Jason's love of obscure indie music into the wedding in a way that I (being a top 40 queen) was happy with). And the most important thing I can say about Chris - our guests danced like we all just found out Brangelina randomly decided to financially sponsor our life choices. So many of our guests praised Chris' DJ skills. He read the crowd perfectly, and played the songs to keep everyone pumped and dancing. I can't recommend C&J high enough.
*his song editing skills are fabulous - including edits of piano music, Taylor Swift, Muse, and Van Morrison - word of advice, Taylor's hard to edit:) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Sherry
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Let me just begin by saying that initially we thought we could do our wedding reception music 'ourselves.' You know, with our laptop, our playlist, and the venue's house sound system. Luckily, we had a wedding coordinator that put us in touch with Chris Temple at
C & J Entertainment. I CRINGE to think about what our reception would've been like if we'd followed-through with that plan. Simply put, having Chris provide our reception entertainment was hands-down the best decision we made throughout the planning process. I'm sure all the DJs who work under him at C&J are good as well....but Chris is OUTSTANDING! Our guests absolutely LOVED him. He could read the crowd perfectly and kept the entire evening so fun. Also, I would be remiss if I didn't mention how great he was to work with during the planning stages. (He was literally like family as we were trying to layout the music selections and timeline for the evening, etc). He was so very helpful with suggestions, recommendations and ideas. He was ALWAYS available and eager to chat whenever we had any questions. I can't imagine our event without his expertise!!
Let me just begin by saying that initially we thought we could do our wedding reception music 'ourselves.' You know, with Read more...
Let me just begin by saying that initially we thought we could do our wedding reception music 'ourselves.' You know, with our laptop, our playlist, and the venue's house sound system. Luckily, we had a wedding coordinator that put us in touch with Chris Temple at
C & J Entertainment. I CRINGE to think about what our reception would've been like if we'd followed-through with that plan. Simply put, having Chris provide our reception entertainment was hands-down the best decision we made throughout the planning process. I'm sure all the DJs who work under him at C&J are good as well....but Chris is OUTSTANDING! Our guests absolutely LOVED him. He could read the crowd perfectly and kept the entire evening so fun. Also, I would be remiss if I didn't mention how great he was to work with during the planning stages. (He was literally like family as we were trying to layout the music selections and timeline for the evening, etc). He was so very helpful with suggestions, recommendations and ideas. He was ALWAYS available and eager to chat whenever we had any questions. I can't imagine our event without his expertise!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/15/2015
5.0/5.0
We had DJ Jesse at our ceremony and reception. From our first meeting with Chris, we were very happy with the responsiveness and professionalism at C&J.

Chris helped us pick out ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music and let us decide everything while giving us great input. We could not have been happier with the energy the DJ brought to the reception and how timely he was with everything. We would definitely recommend C&J.
We had DJ Jesse at our ceremony and reception. From our first meeting with Chris, we were very happy with the Read more...
We had DJ Jesse at our ceremony and reception. From our first meeting with Chris, we were very happy with the responsiveness and professionalism at C&J.

Chris helped us pick out ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music and let us decide everything while giving us great input. We could not have been happier with the energy the DJ brought to the reception and how timely he was with everything. We would definitely recommend C&J. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Kurt
Wedding:
5/2/2015
4.9/5.0
We had the privilege of having Chris as our DJ for our wedding a few weeks ago, and it was one of the best decisions we made! At every point in the process, Chris was very professional- responded quickly to our inquiries, gave us suggestions of songs and how to structure our reception to improve flow and efficiency. We ended up providing most of the songs we wanted played but gave Chris free reign to judge the temperature on the dance floor and what songs to play to get people up and moving. During the rehearsal, Chris made sure the dance floor was always packed with people and kept a good flow going. In addition, he even kept track of little things in our timeline and reminded us about them (like having my cousins load the wedding gifts into the car to clear room for the candy bar). These went above and beyond what we were asking him to do, but he made sure everything ran like clockwork! Overall, you end up paying a little more money for Chris than you would for "any old DJ to play songs off an iPod" but it's worth every penny. Would highly recommend him for a wedding reception!
We had the privilege of having Chris as our DJ for our wedding a few weeks ago, and it was one of the best decisions we Read more...
We had the privilege of having Chris as our DJ for our wedding a few weeks ago, and it was one of the best decisions we made! At every point in the process, Chris was very professional- responded quickly to our inquiries, gave us suggestions of songs and how to structure our reception to improve flow and efficiency. We ended up providing most of the songs we wanted played but gave Chris free reign to judge the temperature on the dance floor and what songs to play to get people up and moving. During the rehearsal, Chris made sure the dance floor was always packed with people and kept a good flow going. In addition, he even kept track of little things in our timeline and reminded us about them (like having my cousins load the wedding gifts into the car to clear room for the candy bar). These went above and beyond what we were asking him to do, but he made sure everything ran like clockwork! Overall, you end up paying a little more money for Chris than you would for "any old DJ to play songs off an iPod" but it's worth every penny. Would highly recommend him for a wedding reception! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Joe
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
These guys were absolutely amazing from the first time we talked to them. We started planning a year out and Chris was always quick to respond to help us. The price included 5hrs of time as well as colored lights that were placed around the exterior of the reception room. We were able to meet with Chris a few months before the wedding and he met us at the venue in Annapolis and showed us how everything would be set up. Matt was our actual DJ at the wedding and he was the best. He called a few days before the wedding to go over names, songs, timeline, etc. I had never actually sent him a timeline (on accident) and he basically ran the show without it which was awesome. He is the reason that everything went on as scheduled because we got so caught up in the reception and were no help to him. Along with the music we requested, he played amazing music and the dance floor was packed the entire night. Couldn't have asked for a better company to be the DJ. They were very accommodating, affordable and professional beyond belief.
These guys were absolutely amazing from the first time we talked to them. We started planning a year out and Chris was Read more...
These guys were absolutely amazing from the first time we talked to them. We started planning a year out and Chris was always quick to respond to help us. The price included 5hrs of time as well as colored lights that were placed around the exterior of the reception room. We were able to meet with Chris a few months before the wedding and he met us at the venue in Annapolis and showed us how everything would be set up. Matt was our actual DJ at the wedding and he was the best. He called a few days before the wedding to go over names, songs, timeline, etc. I had never actually sent him a timeline (on accident) and he basically ran the show without it which was awesome. He is the reason that everything went on as scheduled because we got so caught up in the reception and were no help to him. Along with the music we requested, he played amazing music and the dance floor was packed the entire night. Couldn't have asked for a better company to be the DJ. They were very accommodating, affordable and professional beyond belief. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We contacted C&J based on a recommendation from a friend who had also used them. Chris was flexible in meeting with us on a weekday evening and even accommodated us when we needed to postpone it at the last minute. He talked to us about the kinds of music we liked and how the music was usually structured throughout the evening. C&J ended up being the only DJ we contacted and we don’t regret it for a second.

Chris was great throughout the process. The contract and payment process was a breeze and he always kept in touch without overwhelming us with requests or check-ins. He was also incredibly patient when it took us a little while to return all the paperwork and make our music selections.

Chris booked Lenny as our DJ, which was great since he had also done our friend’s wedding. Lenny called us a few days before the wedding just to make sure he understood how we wanted everything. He also went over pronunciation of everyone’s names and totally nailed it on the day of our wedding. (A challenge for our wedding party, I promise!) Throughout the entire reception, my husband was going on about how much he loved every song Lenny played. Overall, I would definitely recommend C&J! They were the perfect balance of fun and classy. Our wedding day was a blast thanks to them!
We contacted C&J based on a recommendation from a friend who had also used them. Chris was flexible in meeting with us on Read more...
We contacted C&J based on a recommendation from a friend who had also used them. Chris was flexible in meeting with us on a weekday evening and even accommodated us when we needed to postpone it at the last minute. He talked to us about the kinds of music we liked and how the music was usually structured throughout the evening. C&J ended up being the only DJ we contacted and we don’t regret it for a second.

Chris was great throughout the process. The contract and payment process was a breeze and he always kept in touch without overwhelming us with requests or check-ins. He was also incredibly patient when it took us a little while to return all the paperwork and make our music selections.

Chris booked Lenny as our DJ, which was great since he had also done our friend’s wedding. Lenny called us a few days before the wedding just to make sure he understood how we wanted everything. He also went over pronunciation of everyone’s names and totally nailed it on the day of our wedding. (A challenge for our wedding party, I promise!) Throughout the entire reception, my husband was going on about how much he loved every song Lenny played. Overall, I would definitely recommend C&J! They were the perfect balance of fun and classy. Our wedding day was a blast thanks to them! Read less
Services Used: DJ

DEALS

10% off for Active Duty Military
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Redeem In-Store   $70 Value
Brides or grooms with active U.S. military credentials or orders can take 10% off their base entertainment everyday! Coupon can not be combined with other deals and has no cash value. Not valid on prior bookings. Bride or groom must be active military member at the time of booking. Sorry, offer does not extend to family members. Expires 12/31/15

Offer Expires: 12/31/2015
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