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Toast & Jam, Inc

Chicago , IL
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2043 W Wabansia
Chicago, IL 60647 US (map)

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773-687-8833

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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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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

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Denise
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Rebecca from Toast & Jam was AMAZING!! I let my (now) hubs handle everything music related and he found Toast & Jam through our venue (Heritage Prairie Farms) preferred vendor list and I am SO GLAD he did!! During our initial meeting we got to give her a feel for our music preferences and day of schedule and she was extremely helpful and SO not judgmental about our odd and varied choice in music. She offered really great insight on songs that would help meet our wants and even provided a huge list for us to sort through and mark with comments. She took playlists we created to get a better feel for our music preference and brought her turn tables so that our first dance could be played off an album that we own. She did an amazing job keeping people out on the dance floor all night with a wide range of songs and styles and we received lots of compliments on the music we choose...but really, it was ALL REBECCA!! Thanks, T&J :D
Rebecca from Toast & Jam was AMAZING!! I let my (now) hubs handle everything music related and he found Toast & Jam Read more...
Rebecca from Toast & Jam was AMAZING!! I let my (now) hubs handle everything music related and he found Toast & Jam through our venue (Heritage Prairie Farms) preferred vendor list and I am SO GLAD he did!! During our initial meeting we got to give her a feel for our music preferences and day of schedule and she was extremely helpful and SO not judgmental about our odd and varied choice in music. She offered really great insight on songs that would help meet our wants and even provided a huge list for us to sort through and mark with comments. She took playlists we created to get a better feel for our music preference and brought her turn tables so that our first dance could be played off an album that we own. She did an amazing job keeping people out on the dance floor all night with a wide range of songs and styles and we received lots of compliments on the music we choose...but really, it was ALL REBECCA!! Thanks, T&J :D Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
I love love loved my DJs Rachel and Kate. I met with them twice before the wedding. They played a great selection of music, and were really good at reading the crowd and seeing what they responded to the best. I danced to every single song at my wedding because each new one that came on I loved. They did a fantastic job
I love love loved my DJs Rachel and Kate. I met with them twice before the wedding. They played a great selection of Read more...
I love love loved my DJs Rachel and Kate. I met with them twice before the wedding. They played a great selection of music, and were really good at reading the crowd and seeing what they responded to the best. I danced to every single song at my wedding because each new one that came on I loved. They did a fantastic job Read less
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Lucie
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Dustin was the DJ for our 50 guest wedding. From the first time we met him we knew he was going to be great. He was so open to all of our suggestions and where we needed guidance he was always willing to help us out. He made our reception, without him it wouldn't have been half as wonderful as it was! I can't recommend Toast and Jam enough!
Dustin was the DJ for our 50 guest wedding. From the first time we met him we knew he was going to be great. He was so Read more...
Dustin was the DJ for our 50 guest wedding. From the first time we met him we knew he was going to be great. He was so open to all of our suggestions and where we needed guidance he was always willing to help us out. He made our reception, without him it wouldn't have been half as wonderful as it was! I can't recommend Toast and Jam enough! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Tabitha was our DJ for our 100 person wedding at Cafe Brauer and I think I can sum up the night with the statement that nearly every guest said they have never danced so much and people were sweating on the dance floor at our January 2nd wedding. Tabitha succeeded in getting even my uncle, who prides himself on NOT dancing, on the dance floor. She had an excellent mixing style with a very eclectic music taste ranging from big band to classic rock to indie to pop music. Everything from a spontaneous conga line to a dance off with people on the floor occurred. If dancing and music is important to you on your wedding day, Toast and Jam is the only option for you!
Tabitha was our DJ for our 100 person wedding at Cafe Brauer and I think I can sum up the night with the statement that Read more...
Tabitha was our DJ for our 100 person wedding at Cafe Brauer and I think I can sum up the night with the statement that nearly every guest said they have never danced so much and people were sweating on the dance floor at our January 2nd wedding. Tabitha succeeded in getting even my uncle, who prides himself on NOT dancing, on the dance floor. She had an excellent mixing style with a very eclectic music taste ranging from big band to classic rock to indie to pop music. Everything from a spontaneous conga line to a dance off with people on the floor occurred. If dancing and music is important to you on your wedding day, Toast and Jam is the only option for you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ruby was our DJ and she was fantastic. She played most if not all of our must-plays and she kept everything moving splendidly. She was great to work with and very gracious and adaptable when we changed the plan on her last minute. Would definitely recommend.
Ruby was our DJ and she was fantastic. She played most if not all of our must-plays and she kept everything moving Read more...
Ruby was our DJ and she was fantastic. She played most if not all of our must-plays and she kept everything moving splendidly. She was great to work with and very gracious and adaptable when we changed the plan on her last minute. Would definitely recommend. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Rachel MADE our reception! She knew exactly how keep people moving the entire night - the dance floor was packed from start to finish. After the last song guests were chanting for more! Thanks so much for being such a fun part of our special night!
Rachel MADE our reception! She knew exactly how keep people moving the entire night - the dance floor was packed from Read more...
Rachel MADE our reception! She knew exactly how keep people moving the entire night - the dance floor was packed from start to finish. After the last song guests were chanting for more! Thanks so much for being such a fun part of our special night! Read less
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Daniel
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved Toast & Jam and Daniel Musisi. We checked out Toast & Jam after Daniel was recommended to us by some friends. From what I could tell checking out DJs, they're a little on the pricier side, but we don't have any complaints after the service they delivered. They allowed us to pay with a credit card and they're insured. Both good things from a planning perspective.

The logistics were pretty straightforward. Daniel met with us once near the beginning and once near the end of the process. The first meeting we talked about what we wanted and went over a list of modern and classic songs that he uses to help build a playlist and allow us to specify anything we truly loved or hated. The last meeting we nailed down the details for stuff like the schedule, special dances, etc. When we figured out we were going to need a wireless mic, he didn't hesitate to assure us that he had it covered. The rest of the time he was available by email and always very prompt to respond.

For the day of, Daniel was there early and worked with our day-of wedding coordinator for the most part. We asked them to put the emphasis on getting started early and keeping the dance floor full, which worked out for the most part. We got started a little later than we wanted (~30 mins) but our dance floor was going pretty strong the entire night. The music was a good mix of older classics (Brown Eyed Girl, Shout), stuff we requested (The Darkness, Wagon Wheel) and more modern stuff (Shake It Off, Everytime We Touch). Daniel took a few requests from the guests where it made sense. Several of our friends were complimentary about Daniel specifically.

For the intangibles, working with T&J, and Daniel just made things easier for us, which is huge when you're tired from work, spending months trying to plan a wedding, and vendors often just don't seem to making your life easier. Not only did Daniel do a great job, his personality helped to keep us energetic and positive.

Highly recommended!
We loved Toast & Jam and Daniel Musisi. We checked out Toast & Jam after Daniel was recommended to us by some friends. Read more...
We loved Toast & Jam and Daniel Musisi. We checked out Toast & Jam after Daniel was recommended to us by some friends. From what I could tell checking out DJs, they're a little on the pricier side, but we don't have any complaints after the service they delivered. They allowed us to pay with a credit card and they're insured. Both good things from a planning perspective.

The logistics were pretty straightforward. Daniel met with us once near the beginning and once near the end of the process. The first meeting we talked about what we wanted and went over a list of modern and classic songs that he uses to help build a playlist and allow us to specify anything we truly loved or hated. The last meeting we nailed down the details for stuff like the schedule, special dances, etc. When we figured out we were going to need a wireless mic, he didn't hesitate to assure us that he had it covered. The rest of the time he was available by email and always very prompt to respond.

For the day of, Daniel was there early and worked with our day-of wedding coordinator for the most part. We asked them to put the emphasis on getting started early and keeping the dance floor full, which worked out for the most part. We got started a little later than we wanted (~30 mins) but our dance floor was going pretty strong the entire night. The music was a good mix of older classics (Brown Eyed Girl, Shout), stuff we requested (The Darkness, Wagon Wheel) and more modern stuff (Shake It Off, Everytime We Touch). Daniel took a few requests from the guests where it made sense. Several of our friends were complimentary about Daniel specifically.

For the intangibles, working with T&J, and Daniel just made things easier for us, which is huge when you're tired from work, spending months trying to plan a wedding, and vendors often just don't seem to making your life easier. Not only did Daniel do a great job, his personality helped to keep us energetic and positive.

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Tracy
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Toast and Jam is amazing. We knew we wanted a DJ and when my husband and I met Dustin at an Indie Wed event, we knew it was the DJ company for our wedding. Rebecca was our DJ and she was so wonderful to work with. She was open and supportive of our less-conventional music choices, which was a great sign that we were not only on the same page but that we would have a great night of dancing. We clicked immediately during our first meeting and were so excited to have her at our wedding. We received many compliments on the music and the dance floor was hopping all night. I keep trying to think of other events where we can hire them to DJ for us again!

On another note, many of our other vendors would refer to our DJ as "he" and I was so excited to correct them and say "she." I love that Toast & Jam is female-run and supports a strong team of so many female DJs. Ladies can (and do) rock it too!
Toast and Jam is amazing. We knew we wanted a DJ and when my husband and I met Dustin at an Indie Wed event, we knew it Read more...
Toast and Jam is amazing. We knew we wanted a DJ and when my husband and I met Dustin at an Indie Wed event, we knew it was the DJ company for our wedding. Rebecca was our DJ and she was so wonderful to work with. She was open and supportive of our less-conventional music choices, which was a great sign that we were not only on the same page but that we would have a great night of dancing. We clicked immediately during our first meeting and were so excited to have her at our wedding. We received many compliments on the music and the dance floor was hopping all night. I keep trying to think of other events where we can hire them to DJ for us again!

On another note, many of our other vendors would refer to our DJ as "he" and I was so excited to correct them and say "she." I love that Toast & Jam is female-run and supports a strong team of so many female DJs. Ladies can (and do) rock it too! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I am obsessed with DJ Kristin Marks of Toast and Jam and loved her magnetic and energetic personality even before our big day - so when it came time for her to shine, she not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. She was jamming out with the rest of the guests and did a fantastic job of keeping a good flow of party music so that the dance floor was always full. Most compliments about our big day were about how awesome our DJ was and how she absolutely "killed it" on the dance floor. :)
I am obsessed with DJ Kristin Marks of Toast and Jam and loved her magnetic and energetic personality even before our big Read more...
I am obsessed with DJ Kristin Marks of Toast and Jam and loved her magnetic and energetic personality even before our big day - so when it came time for her to shine, she not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. She was jamming out with the rest of the guests and did a fantastic job of keeping a good flow of party music so that the dance floor was always full. Most compliments about our big day were about how awesome our DJ was and how she absolutely "killed it" on the dance floor. :) Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Kristin Marks was the best wedding DJ we have ever seen! Our guests could not stop raving about how adorable, fun and energetic she was; the dance floor was filled the whole night. She was even dancing a ton behind the DJ booth! She listened to us really well on the types of music we like which can seem like a mish mosh of different genres, but she fit all of our favorites in at different parts of the wedding when it fit best. She was perfect at emceeing the event too - she helped the day flow properly, and none of the hokey, cheesiness you can get from some DJs. She really was a big part of making our big day so perfect, amazing and fun!
Kristin Marks was the best wedding DJ we have ever seen! Our guests could not stop raving about how adorable, fun and Read more...
Kristin Marks was the best wedding DJ we have ever seen! Our guests could not stop raving about how adorable, fun and energetic she was; the dance floor was filled the whole night. She was even dancing a ton behind the DJ booth! She listened to us really well on the types of music we like which can seem like a mish mosh of different genres, but she fit all of our favorites in at different parts of the wedding when it fit best. She was perfect at emceeing the event too - she helped the day flow properly, and none of the hokey, cheesiness you can get from some DJs. She really was a big part of making our big day so perfect, amazing and fun! Read less
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