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Julie Jakolat, DJ

Clintondale , NY
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LOCATION

40 Hurds Road
Clintondale, NY 12515 US (map)

PHONE

917-692-8582

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ABOUT US

The first thing to know about "us" is that I'm a "me"; I'm not a company that assigns you a DJ the day before your event. I am your DJ. I'll be with you through the whole process, from... Read more
The first thing to know about "us" is that I'm a "me"; I'm not a company that assigns you a DJ the day before your event. I am your DJ. I'll be with you through the whole process, from the moment you first contact me through the moment your last guest leaves the party. I will take time to get to know you so that I can make your wedding your wedding: a reflection of your taste, not mine.

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What music genres do you specialize in?
International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Liability Insurance, MC
What additional equipment do you offer?
Microphones, Sound/PA System

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Jessica
Wedding:
6/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Honestly, I wish I had another event coming up just so I could work with Julie again! She was nothing less than fantastic and made everything regarding planning as simple and stress-free as possible. Julie is classy, intelligent and has a great sense of humor - her personality and musical talent fit in perfectly at our wedding and we could not have been happier! Look no further - Julie is your DJ!!
Honestly, I wish I had another event coming up just so I could work with Julie again! She was nothing less than fantastic Read more...
Honestly, I wish I had another event coming up just so I could work with Julie again! She was nothing less than fantastic and made everything regarding planning as simple and stress-free as possible. Julie is classy, intelligent and has a great sense of humor - her personality and musical talent fit in perfectly at our wedding and we could not have been happier! Look no further - Julie is your DJ!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience with Julie as the DJ at our wedding! She was very helpful in planning our music selection, timing of events and general flow of the whole event. She also brought up lots of pointers that we would never have thought of on our own! Everyone had a wonderful time dancing at our wedding and nobody wanted to stop when it was time to leave. Thank you so much, Julie, for the most wonderful night!
We had an amazing experience with Julie as the DJ at our wedding! She was very helpful in planning our music selection, Read more...
We had an amazing experience with Julie as the DJ at our wedding! She was very helpful in planning our music selection, timing of events and general flow of the whole event. She also brought up lots of pointers that we would never have thought of on our own! Everyone had a wonderful time dancing at our wedding and nobody wanted to stop when it was time to leave. Thank you so much, Julie, for the most wonderful night! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot possibly put into words how incredible Julie was!!!! We had our wedding at the Roxbury Barn two days ago, and our guests have not stopped talking about how amazing our DJ was. Julie was in touch with us months before the wedding to ask for song preferences and dislikes, and really tried to get to know us and our tastes. She didn't try to push anything just because it "should" be played, but tried to keep in mind what would make everyone happy--young and old. At the wedding, while she played beautiful music during the cocktail hour, Julie spoke to our family and friends to take requests for later and get a sense of musical tastes. She checked in with us throughout the night to make sure we were happy, and the dance party was SO MUCH FUN!!!!!! Everyone was thrilled with the musical selection, and Julie did such a good job of reading the room and playing the right songs for the moment. Our day would not have been nearly as amazing and magical without Julie--she was a huge part of the success of our wedding. She also helped with things like telling each table when to go up to the buffet and keeping toasts organized. My dad organized a surprise sing-along to All You Need Is Love, and Julie was so helpful in orchestrating it!!! Overall, a true dream DJ. If you want an amazing party, Julie will give it to you.
I cannot possibly put into words how incredible Julie was!!!! We had our wedding at the Roxbury Barn two days ago, and our Read more...
I cannot possibly put into words how incredible Julie was!!!! We had our wedding at the Roxbury Barn two days ago, and our guests have not stopped talking about how amazing our DJ was. Julie was in touch with us months before the wedding to ask for song preferences and dislikes, and really tried to get to know us and our tastes. She didn't try to push anything just because it "should" be played, but tried to keep in mind what would make everyone happy--young and old. At the wedding, while she played beautiful music during the cocktail hour, Julie spoke to our family and friends to take requests for later and get a sense of musical tastes. She checked in with us throughout the night to make sure we were happy, and the dance party was SO MUCH FUN!!!!!! Everyone was thrilled with the musical selection, and Julie did such a good job of reading the room and playing the right songs for the moment. Our day would not have been nearly as amazing and magical without Julie--she was a huge part of the success of our wedding. She also helped with things like telling each table when to go up to the buffet and keeping toasts organized. My dad organized a surprise sing-along to All You Need Is Love, and Julie was so helpful in orchestrating it!!! Overall, a true dream DJ. If you want an amazing party, Julie will give it to you. Read less
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katy
Wedding:
1/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Julie flawlessly combined pop, punk, folk, oldies, hardcore, instrumental, and the Walking Dead theme to keep everyone crying during the ceremony, us (the couple) happy, and our guests dancing. From the very beginning, Julie was intensely focused on making sure we were happy and aware her process, and even helped us modify a song to use as our first dance. She was up for any challenge we threw at her (there were a few), and was a blast. Our guests went out of the way to say how great she was, how they'd never seen a DJ enjoy their work so much.

She's fun, inventive, flexible and above all professional. Everything was executed so well and with so much enthusiasm!
Julie flawlessly combined pop, punk, folk, oldies, hardcore, instrumental, and the Walking Dead theme to keep everyone Read more...
Julie flawlessly combined pop, punk, folk, oldies, hardcore, instrumental, and the Walking Dead theme to keep everyone crying during the ceremony, us (the couple) happy, and our guests dancing. From the very beginning, Julie was intensely focused on making sure we were happy and aware her process, and even helped us modify a song to use as our first dance. She was up for any challenge we threw at her (there were a few), and was a blast. Our guests went out of the way to say how great she was, how they'd never seen a DJ enjoy their work so much.

She's fun, inventive, flexible and above all professional. Everything was executed so well and with so much enthusiasm! Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
If there is anyone that is truly deserving of a 5 star rating, it's DJ Julie. She really made our wedding a fantastic, enjoyable, and stress-free experience. Using her professional background Julie was able to make suggestions for moments that my husband and I couldn't figure out, but at the end of the day she allowed us to make every decision for ourselves. She was very accommodating throughout every aspect of the planning and day-of activities, and I still receive RAVE compliments from our guests about how fantastic Julie was. It was great to have the best DJ at our wedding, but it was even better that she became our friend.
If there is anyone that is truly deserving of a 5 star rating, it's DJ Julie. She really made our wedding a fantastic, Read more...
If there is anyone that is truly deserving of a 5 star rating, it's DJ Julie. She really made our wedding a fantastic, enjoyable, and stress-free experience. Using her professional background Julie was able to make suggestions for moments that my husband and I couldn't figure out, but at the end of the day she allowed us to make every decision for ourselves. She was very accommodating throughout every aspect of the planning and day-of activities, and I still receive RAVE compliments from our guests about how fantastic Julie was. It was great to have the best DJ at our wedding, but it was even better that she became our friend. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Julie was a HUGE part of what made our wedding a success. She met with us over Skype and in person to help craft the "feel" of our wedding, sifted patiently through our huge list of "Love to Haves" and "Nice to Haves," and even sent us a folder with dozens of versions of Hava Nagila. Julie was extremely professional and fun throughout our planning process, and working with her felt so personalized. She had a great presence at the event, and a good understanding of a DJ's role (it was really important to us not to have a cheesy, booming "DJ voice", and Julie totally understood).

The day of the wedding, Julie arrived early and met with the venue coordinator to make sure everything got set up properly. We didn't have to worry about a thing. From the first dance through the (changed at the last second) last song of the night, the dance floor was packed with our friends, family, and my husband's 95 year-old great aunt! So many of our friends have told us what a blast they had at our reception, and Julie was a big part of it. We can't recommend her enough!
Julie was a HUGE part of what made our wedding a success. She met with us over Skype and in person to help craft the Read more...
Julie was a HUGE part of what made our wedding a success. She met with us over Skype and in person to help craft the "feel" of our wedding, sifted patiently through our huge list of "Love to Haves" and "Nice to Haves," and even sent us a folder with dozens of versions of Hava Nagila. Julie was extremely professional and fun throughout our planning process, and working with her felt so personalized. She had a great presence at the event, and a good understanding of a DJ's role (it was really important to us not to have a cheesy, booming "DJ voice", and Julie totally understood).

The day of the wedding, Julie arrived early and met with the venue coordinator to make sure everything got set up properly. We didn't have to worry about a thing. From the first dance through the (changed at the last second) last song of the night, the dance floor was packed with our friends, family, and my husband's 95 year-old great aunt! So many of our friends have told us what a blast they had at our reception, and Julie was a big part of it. We can't recommend her enough! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Julie was AMAZING. We got so many compliments from friends and family about our DJ.
She has great taste in music. When we first talked to her, we mentioned a couple bands, and she immediately starting suggesting others in the same vein. That made the process so much easier. We had a lot of vague requests like "something rolling stones, for the grooms dad" and she picked all the right songs for those.
She talks to all your guests during the cocktail hour and gets recommendations. Before she even started playing, one of my friends came up and said "I love your DJ" just based on their interaction.
But MOST IMPORTANTLY, EVERYONE WAS DANCING. Old people and young.
Also, more than one impromptu singalong with songs she played during the cocktail hour.
Thank you Julie!!! It was a really important part of the wedding to me and my husband, and you nailed it.
Julie was AMAZING. We got so many compliments from friends and family about our DJ.
She has great taste in music. When Read more...
Julie was AMAZING. We got so many compliments from friends and family about our DJ.
She has great taste in music. When we first talked to her, we mentioned a couple bands, and she immediately starting suggesting others in the same vein. That made the process so much easier. We had a lot of vague requests like "something rolling stones, for the grooms dad" and she picked all the right songs for those.
She talks to all your guests during the cocktail hour and gets recommendations. Before she even started playing, one of my friends came up and said "I love your DJ" just based on their interaction.
But MOST IMPORTANTLY, EVERYONE WAS DANCING. Old people and young.
Also, more than one impromptu singalong with songs she played during the cocktail hour.
Thank you Julie!!! It was a really important part of the wedding to me and my husband, and you nailed it. Read less
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Aubrey
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Julie is THE BEST, and I do not say that lightly; music was one of the most important things to us in planning our wedding, and Julie killed it. In our first meeting with her, she came to a coffee shop near our apartment and met with us for two hours, talking about our music taste and getting to know us. As we were planning our wedding, Julie was very responsive, professional, and even provided calming words of wisdom a few times when we were stressed out in planning. On the wedding day, she went around during our cocktail hour to ask guests what they wanted to hear, and the music was AMAZING - Julie knocked it out of the ballpark at every turn. We were anxious about being able to hear music we liked AND our parents, etc. would like, but somehow Julie satisfied everyone. We joke about how we would be dancing for a long time and think "okay, now it's time to take a break" but then Julie would drop another amazing song out of nowhere and we'd just keep dancing. She kept the energy high the whole time. Five months later, when we're talking to friends/family about our wedding, they almost always start with "YOUR DJ WAS AWESOME" and we say "WE KNOW!" Also, she is just a great person all-around. Thanks for everything, Julie!
Julie is THE BEST, and I do not say that lightly; music was one of the most important things to us in planning our Read more...
Julie is THE BEST, and I do not say that lightly; music was one of the most important things to us in planning our wedding, and Julie killed it. In our first meeting with her, she came to a coffee shop near our apartment and met with us for two hours, talking about our music taste and getting to know us. As we were planning our wedding, Julie was very responsive, professional, and even provided calming words of wisdom a few times when we were stressed out in planning. On the wedding day, she went around during our cocktail hour to ask guests what they wanted to hear, and the music was AMAZING - Julie knocked it out of the ballpark at every turn. We were anxious about being able to hear music we liked AND our parents, etc. would like, but somehow Julie satisfied everyone. We joke about how we would be dancing for a long time and think "okay, now it's time to take a break" but then Julie would drop another amazing song out of nowhere and we'd just keep dancing. She kept the energy high the whole time. Five months later, when we're talking to friends/family about our wedding, they almost always start with "YOUR DJ WAS AWESOME" and we say "WE KNOW!" Also, she is just a great person all-around. Thanks for everything, Julie! Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We are so thrilled that we went with Julie to DJ our wedding. Initially we were both against the idea of a DJ - we've both experienced some that were very 'in-your-face' during weddings. You know - sparkly vests, slicked-back hair, flashing lights. After realizing the logistical nightmare of handling our own music, we did some research and found Julie's website. After sitting with her in person, we were both confident that she was a perfect match for us. Truth be told - I think she can be a perfect match for a lot of people - she knows how to make herself fit in with exactly what you want.

Throughout the planning process Julie was prompt with responses. She edited some lyrics out of a song we wanted to use for our ceremony, and always came back with great questions to help guide us through the process. One song we wanted to play during our reception could not be found, so Julie took the time to record it off of a DVD so she could play it for us.

During the reception, we had several guests ask us if she was a friend of ours because she was having so much fun, and so many of our guests were having fun with her. She took their requests, all the while being respectful of our wishes for the day. We also wanted a friend to emcee the reception, and Julie had no problem handing over the mic and staying in the background.

We obviously highly recommend Julie for your event, we are truly happy she was with us on our big day.
We are so thrilled that we went with Julie to DJ our wedding. Initially we were both against the idea of a DJ - we've both Read more...
We are so thrilled that we went with Julie to DJ our wedding. Initially we were both against the idea of a DJ - we've both experienced some that were very 'in-your-face' during weddings. You know - sparkly vests, slicked-back hair, flashing lights. After realizing the logistical nightmare of handling our own music, we did some research and found Julie's website. After sitting with her in person, we were both confident that she was a perfect match for us. Truth be told - I think she can be a perfect match for a lot of people - she knows how to make herself fit in with exactly what you want.

Throughout the planning process Julie was prompt with responses. She edited some lyrics out of a song we wanted to use for our ceremony, and always came back with great questions to help guide us through the process. One song we wanted to play during our reception could not be found, so Julie took the time to record it off of a DVD so she could play it for us.

During the reception, we had several guests ask us if she was a friend of ours because she was having so much fun, and so many of our guests were having fun with her. She took their requests, all the while being respectful of our wishes for the day. We also wanted a friend to emcee the reception, and Julie had no problem handing over the mic and staying in the background.

We obviously highly recommend Julie for your event, we are truly happy she was with us on our big day. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Julie, there was no doubt in who we wanted to DJ our wedding.
Our guests loved the music and her enthusiasm the entire 5 hours she played music. She did a fantastic job paying music that were in line with our tastes and played every single song on our "must play" list. Our guests loved being asked for requests during the cocktail hour so they felt involved in what was played later. She even selected one song that I was so convinced my sister would have requested that I ran and got her when her "request" was played. She was flexible and easy to communicate with in planning and selecting music and clearly wanted us to enjoy our day. Afterwards, she provided us the a list of all music that was played and our cocktail hour music. Thanks Julie!
From the moment we met Julie, there was no doubt in who we wanted to DJ our wedding.
Our guests loved the music and Read more...
From the moment we met Julie, there was no doubt in who we wanted to DJ our wedding.
Our guests loved the music and her enthusiasm the entire 5 hours she played music. She did a fantastic job paying music that were in line with our tastes and played every single song on our "must play" list. Our guests loved being asked for requests during the cocktail hour so they felt involved in what was played later. She even selected one song that I was so convinced my sister would have requested that I ran and got her when her "request" was played. She was flexible and easy to communicate with in planning and selecting music and clearly wanted us to enjoy our day. Afterwards, she provided us the a list of all music that was played and our cocktail hour music. Thanks Julie! Read less
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