Debbie Jackson Productions, LLC
Debbie was amazing. She played songs according to our playlist and could really read the crowds response to each song to make sure they were enjoying themselves. She didn't play songs we requested to not be played and was always very professional. She was the perfect amount of interaction with the crowd (ie. if the crowd was having trouble with the dance moves to the electric slide she jumped out there to show them how it was done then once a crowd formed she moved back to her equipment.)
Debbie did an AMAZING job!! She is both professional and personal. She went out of her way to learn about my fiance and I and the type of music we enjoy. She was always open to suggestions and just really put my mind at ease. She went above and beyond the day of our wedding and even helped get me a new wedding cake when the original one was wrong!! I would recommend Debbie to anyone who is planning a wedding. You can't go wrong with this choice!:)
Debbie was absolutely incredible and fully exceeded our expectations! We had our ceremony and reception at the same venue. We were worried about the flow of events for the evening, but Debbie not only helped to coordinate how the evening would flow, but also assisted us on our wedding day so the guests would know exactly what to expect. She took the time to meet with us twice before the wedding, review music choice, offer advice, etc. We also had a wide range of ages and we wanted to be sure to please everyone attending for dance music and Debbie helped us do just that! We have heard nothing but words of praise from our guests since our wedding about the wedding, how much fun everyone had and how impressed they were with Debbie's services. I have to say that Debbie had one of the most important roles to play that day, and our music, ceremony, dinner and dancing just flowed right into one another perfectly. You would be crazy to go with another DJ. I am excited for us to be able to plan another event to be able to work with Debbie again! Thanks Debbie for making our day so very special! Emily & Hau
BY FAR the best vendor we chose. She's worth the money. She went above and beyond for us.
Debbie did a wonderful job. Her knowledge of music was very helpful in picking out our ceremony and reception songs. She also played everything we wanted her to play and the flow of the reception worked perfectly! I have gotten a huge response from our guests saying how fun the reception was and that was greatly because of the dj and music!
The DJ was very nice, and the music turned out great. She was incredibly professional, and helped to persuade some of my more 'entertaining' friends to mellow out, (ie. not get up and sing drunk karoke). She did a great job, and was worth the investment.
I've worked with Debbie on several events at the Kansas City Convention Center. She is a true professional and is wonderful to work with.
Debbie is simply one of the most professional wedding DJs in Kansas City - great to work with and a lot of fun. She will go the extra mile to make sure you and your guests have a great time.
Debbie Jackson has been a DJ, Radio Personality, Emcee and Voiceover Artist since 1980. She is experienced and professional, having performed at hundreds of weddings in the New York and Kansas City areas. Debbie provides personal service in
planning and coordinating your wedding reception, a high-quality Bose sound system and an Apple computer with a digital library of over 8,000 clean, edited songs in a wide variety of music. She is insured and licensed for your protection. Debbie will help
you create a fun, memorable celebration with less stress!
1. Do You Provide a Written Contract? It is very important to confirm your booking in writing. Terms should be clearly defined to avoid future problems.
2. Are you insured? The DJ should have liability insurance to protect you and your guests in case of an injury or fire caused by the DJ’s equipment. Such accidents rarely ever happen, but you wouldn’t drive your car without insurance so why take chances when it comes to hiring a DJ?
3. Is Your Equipment of Professional Quality? There is a difference between home audio and professional road-worthy equipment. The equipment a DJ uses should be built to go on the road each and every day!
4. Will You Listen To My Music Suggestions? Many DJ's are of the opinion that they know what music is best for their audience and won't take requests. The DJ should listen to requests and play them whenever appropriate.
5. Will You Dress Appropriately at My Affair? It is important that your entertainer look the part by dressing formal or semi-formal, according to your preference. Themed events and picnics require different attire.
6. Will You Play The Music At An Appropriate Level? The biggest concern voiced by prospective clients is the volume level of the music. A professional DJ knows to keep the volume at a level appropriate for the guests, especially during cocktails and the dinner hour.
7. Do You Do More Than Just Play Music at the Affair? Most affairs involve more than playing music. It is important to have a DJ who is capable of playing the music, handling all of the announcements and helps to coordinate the affair.
8. Will You Listen to My Concerns and Input? A professional DJ is aware that they can't possibly know every aspect of music and entertainment. Your input and suggestions should be welcome!
9. Are You the DJ Who Will Actually Perform at the Affair? Some companies are multi-system operators and the person you talk with probably isn’t the person who will perform at your event. Be clear about exactly who your DJ will be and their level of experience.
10. Are You a Member of Any Professional Trade Association? Quality DJ’s keep up with trends in the industry and continually educate themselves to be the best that they can be. Belonging to group such as the American Disc Jockey Association demonstrates a commitment to professionalism.
Consider this when shopping for your DJ service:
Your choice of entertainer is an insurance policy against bad memories of a disappointing occasion. Unfortunately, the DJ is often the last service chosen, after much of the budget is spent on a venue, food and clothing. This “backwards planning” often forces Brides and Party Planners to shop for the cheapest possible price. Many people will pay far more for a cake, flowers, or a veggie platter than they will for the most crucial ingredient of a party – the music. The entertainer you select will be taking on the responsibility of over 80% of the success of your party and often gets paid less than 3% of the total budget, yet if the DJ is a poor performer or a no-show you just wasted your entire investment, not just that 3%. A good rule of thumb in budgeting for a DJ is about 8% of your total budget. Expect to pay between $200 to $400 an hour for a quality DJ.