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Toast & Jam, Inc

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

2043 W Wabansia
Chicago, IL 60647 US (map)

PHONE

773-687-8833

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ABOUT US

Toast and Jam rejects stale line dances, props and gimmicks in favor of sweet, perfectly planned and well-timed musical flow that appeals to every partygoer, from elderly grandparents to... Read more
Toast and Jam rejects stale line dances, props and gimmicks in favor of sweet, perfectly planned and well-timed musical flow that appeals to every partygoer, from elderly grandparents to the snootiest music junkie. Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres do you specialize in?
Electronic, Hip Hop, 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?
Microphones, Sound/PA System

REVIEWS

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Michelle
Wedding:
3/11/2017
5.0/5.0
We were originally assigned a DJ who wasn’t a good fit for us, we weren’t jiving. We let Toast and Jam know, and they reassigned us to Karin. Karin was awesome! She was always professional and responded to our messages quickly. She asked the right questions (things we hadn’t even thought of) and gave us suggestions when we didn’t have ideas about music. All of the contract details and payment information was clear and easy to deal with. With the two pre-wedding meetings (which we could do over phone/Skype) and the extensive song list we were given to review, we felt prepared and that there wasn’t anything for us to worry about on our wedding day. And that was true! Karin came up to us at the reception to introduce herself to us in person, but we didn’t have to think about or do anything related to the music on our wedding day. She took care of her own set-up (spoke directly to our venue to coordinate) and played a steady mix for cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. We personally enjoyed the music which flowed throughout the night, and we received many compliments about our DJ. Karin did a wonderful job as an emcee and had a calm, easygoing, fun, professional vibe. She facilitated the speeches, special dances, and announcements perfectly. We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ.
We were originally assigned a DJ who wasn’t a good fit for us, we weren’t jiving. We let Toast and Jam know, and they Read more...
We were originally assigned a DJ who wasn’t a good fit for us, we weren’t jiving. We let Toast and Jam know, and they reassigned us to Karin. Karin was awesome! She was always professional and responded to our messages quickly. She asked the right questions (things we hadn’t even thought of) and gave us suggestions when we didn’t have ideas about music. All of the contract details and payment information was clear and easy to deal with. With the two pre-wedding meetings (which we could do over phone/Skype) and the extensive song list we were given to review, we felt prepared and that there wasn’t anything for us to worry about on our wedding day. And that was true! Karin came up to us at the reception to introduce herself to us in person, but we didn’t have to think about or do anything related to the music on our wedding day. She took care of her own set-up (spoke directly to our venue to coordinate) and played a steady mix for cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. We personally enjoyed the music which flowed throughout the night, and we received many compliments about our DJ. Karin did a wonderful job as an emcee and had a calm, easygoing, fun, professional vibe. She facilitated the speeches, special dances, and announcements perfectly. We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/11/2017
5.0/5.0
Toast & Jam truly brought the party for our wedding. DJ Emily was a breeze to work with; she really took the time to get to know us and understand our quirky musical taste and the cultivate a night of music that matched it perfectly. She ensured that sound was perfect in our space throughout the ceremony and reception and really responded to the crowd's needs. (DJ Emily also let me cut the feet out of her back up tights and use them as socks to cover my blisters to keep me dancing!) We can't recommend Toast & Jam's vibe enough; it made out reception feel classy and put together and not like it was out of some 80's prom movie -- even when that was the music we were listening to!!!
Toast & Jam truly brought the party for our wedding. DJ Emily was a breeze to work with; she really took the time to get Read more...
Toast & Jam truly brought the party for our wedding. DJ Emily was a breeze to work with; she really took the time to get to know us and understand our quirky musical taste and the cultivate a night of music that matched it perfectly. She ensured that sound was perfect in our space throughout the ceremony and reception and really responded to the crowd's needs. (DJ Emily also let me cut the feet out of her back up tights and use them as socks to cover my blisters to keep me dancing!) We can't recommend Toast & Jam's vibe enough; it made out reception feel classy and put together and not like it was out of some 80's prom movie -- even when that was the music we were listening to!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Allison
Wedding:
12/17/2016
5.0/5.0
We had Dustin Drase as our DJ for our wedding on 12/17/16. He was amazing! From the beginning, he understood our vision for the wedding music. He sat down with us and went through all our music choices. He was so easy to work with and accommodating to our song choices. When it came to the wedding day, we were blown away by him. From the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the dinner to the dance music, Dustin did a fantastic job. Several people commented that it was the best wedding music they have ever heard. He was able to create the exact vibe we were going for. So much so that when the music ended at midnight, guests on the dance floor begged for more! Dustin helped create a fantastic party that people are still talking about. If you are considering hiring Toast & Jam, do it! And request Dustin if possible!!
We had Dustin Drase as our DJ for our wedding on 12/17/16. He was amazing! From the beginning, he understood our vision Read more...
We had Dustin Drase as our DJ for our wedding on 12/17/16. He was amazing! From the beginning, he understood our vision for the wedding music. He sat down with us and went through all our music choices. He was so easy to work with and accommodating to our song choices. When it came to the wedding day, we were blown away by him. From the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the dinner to the dance music, Dustin did a fantastic job. Several people commented that it was the best wedding music they have ever heard. He was able to create the exact vibe we were going for. So much so that when the music ended at midnight, guests on the dance floor begged for more! Dustin helped create a fantastic party that people are still talking about. If you are considering hiring Toast & Jam, do it! And request Dustin if possible!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Robert
Wedding:
12/10/2016
5.0/5.0
We thought the other reviews and promises on their website might be an exaggeration, but trust me -- every word is true! Our guests didn't leave the dance floor from the moment the music started until the venue closed down. Kate did a wonderful job picking songs that fit us and our guests, and did a fabulous job during the ceremony too. They're definitely the best DJs in Chicago!
We thought the other reviews and promises on their website might be an exaggeration, but trust me -- every word is true! Read more...
We thought the other reviews and promises on their website might be an exaggeration, but trust me -- every word is true! Our guests didn't leave the dance floor from the moment the music started until the venue closed down. Kate did a wonderful job picking songs that fit us and our guests, and did a fabulous job during the ceremony too. They're definitely the best DJs in Chicago! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Nancy
Wedding:
12/4/2016
5.0/5.0
We were referred to T&J by a friend who used them for their wedding and we are SO happy we did! We had Kate for our wedding and we got along really well from the moment we met. She made planning the day really easy; we could tell she had DJ'd tons of weddings before. We gave her a ton of freedom in music and only said we wanted to dance a lot, and she absolutely delivered -- the dance floor was packed until the lights came on! And there was great variety too, so that people of all ages got out and danced. The music for the ceremony was perfection, as was the cocktail hour/dinner. I'm not sure how she does it, but she just knows the right song to play at the right time. It felt like we had a friend up there choosing our favorite songs. We would book T+J again without question, and you should too.
We were referred to T&J by a friend who used them for their wedding and we are SO happy we did! We had Kate for our Read more...
We were referred to T&J by a friend who used them for their wedding and we are SO happy we did! We had Kate for our wedding and we got along really well from the moment we met. She made planning the day really easy; we could tell she had DJ'd tons of weddings before. We gave her a ton of freedom in music and only said we wanted to dance a lot, and she absolutely delivered -- the dance floor was packed until the lights came on! And there was great variety too, so that people of all ages got out and danced. The music for the ceremony was perfection, as was the cocktail hour/dinner. I'm not sure how she does it, but she just knows the right song to play at the right time. It felt like we had a friend up there choosing our favorite songs. We would book T+J again without question, and you should too. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Suzanne
Wedding:
11/19/2016
5.0/5.0
We danced the night away with Dustin. People LOVED the music (including us) and we thought he did a fantastic job! He did a great job incorporated our wishes and he had people/dancing and singing along the whole night!
We danced the night away with Dustin. People LOVED the music (including us) and we thought he did a fantastic job! He did Read more...
We danced the night away with Dustin. People LOVED the music (including us) and we thought he did a fantastic job! He did a great job incorporated our wishes and he had people/dancing and singing along the whole night! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Roxana
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Dustin was an amazing DJ. I sent him a ton of Romanian music that I wanted him to play during dinner and after the first dances. He incorporated it wonderfully. I had some very specific do not play requests and must plays - he absolutely nailed it. We decided to extend our wedding reception, in part, because he kept the dance floor going all night.
Dustin was an amazing DJ. I sent him a ton of Romanian music that I wanted him to play during dinner and after the first Read more...
Dustin was an amazing DJ. I sent him a ton of Romanian music that I wanted him to play during dinner and after the first dances. He incorporated it wonderfully. I had some very specific do not play requests and must plays - he absolutely nailed it. We decided to extend our wedding reception, in part, because he kept the dance floor going all night. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Alyssa
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
We loved, loved, loved our experience with Toast & Jam! We received so many compliments on our DJ, Ruby's, music selections. She was able to keep the dance floor busy all night. We also had some specific requests when it came to dinner music and she completely nailed the tone we were going for. Thank you Ruby & Toast & Jam!
We loved, loved, loved our experience with Toast & Jam! We received so many compliments on our DJ, Ruby's, music Read more...
We loved, loved, loved our experience with Toast & Jam! We received so many compliments on our DJ, Ruby's, music selections. She was able to keep the dance floor busy all night. We also had some specific requests when it came to dinner music and she completely nailed the tone we were going for. Thank you Ruby & Toast & Jam! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ Dustin Drase was assigned as our wedding DJ and he was AWESOME! All of our guest kept telling us how great he was and really kept people out on the dance floor. My advice to anyone selecting a DJ is to share with them some of your personal playlists so they know what type of songs and music are your favorites. They'll take care of keeping people dancing. Also, avoid DJ handcuffs... that means don't cross everything off their lists and say they're not allowed to play it. Instead, give them the names of a few artists (3-4) that you absolutely don't want them to play.
DJ Dustin Drase was assigned as our wedding DJ and he was AWESOME! All of our guest kept telling us how great he was and Read more...
DJ Dustin Drase was assigned as our wedding DJ and he was AWESOME! All of our guest kept telling us how great he was and really kept people out on the dance floor. My advice to anyone selecting a DJ is to share with them some of your personal playlists so they know what type of songs and music are your favorites. They'll take care of keeping people dancing. Also, avoid DJ handcuffs... that means don't cross everything off their lists and say they're not allowed to play it. Instead, give them the names of a few artists (3-4) that you absolutely don't want them to play. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jason
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
We got married on 8/6/16 at Room1520 - an awesome venue, for the perfect wedding! We were lucky enough to score DJ Kristin for the evening and all we can say is WOW!! Talk about someone that LOVES their job. She was a professional and friend all the way through, and really showed up the evening of the wedding. Her smile (and dancing) lit up the room and set the bar for the evening.

Music was the MOST important piece of our wedding puzzle. We wanted our dance floor packed the entire night, and people complaining about being sore the next morning. Mission accomplished. Kristin worked with us to create a specific tone for the evening. We had music surprises throughout the night, which Kristin spaced out perfectly, that gave so much energy to the dance floor.

Everything you read about Toast & Jam is true, so there's no need to repeat. There are so many options when it comes to music, but after going through the process, I can't even begin to imagine the night without Kristin. It was the perfect evening, everything we had hoped for (and more) and we owe it all to DJ Kristin. Thank you so much for the unforgettable memories.

Oh... They have toasts coasters in their office. Loved that!
We got married on 8/6/16 at Room1520 - an awesome venue, for the perfect wedding! We were lucky enough to score DJ Kristin Read more...
We got married on 8/6/16 at Room1520 - an awesome venue, for the perfect wedding! We were lucky enough to score DJ Kristin for the evening and all we can say is WOW!! Talk about someone that LOVES their job. She was a professional and friend all the way through, and really showed up the evening of the wedding. Her smile (and dancing) lit up the room and set the bar for the evening.

Music was the MOST important piece of our wedding puzzle. We wanted our dance floor packed the entire night, and people complaining about being sore the next morning. Mission accomplished. Kristin worked with us to create a specific tone for the evening. We had music surprises throughout the night, which Kristin spaced out perfectly, that gave so much energy to the dance floor.

Everything you read about Toast & Jam is true, so there's no need to repeat. There are so many options when it comes to music, but after going through the process, I can't even begin to imagine the night without Kristin. It was the perfect evening, everything we had hoped for (and more) and we owe it all to DJ Kristin. Thank you so much for the unforgettable memories.

Oh... They have toasts coasters in their office. Loved that! Read less
Services Used: DJ

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