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You can expect outstanding quality, service and value! I have 18 years of professional experience and have performed and provided entertainment for hundreds of weddings, parties and special events throughout the Chicagoland area. You can count on Jammin' J.W.A. Productions to impress even the toughest critics. Over 70% of our business comes from referrals. W...

You can expect outstanding quality, service and value! I have 18 years of professional experience and have performed and provided entertainment for hundreds of weddings, parties and special events throughout the Chicagoland area. You can count on Jammin' J.W.A. Productions to impress even the toughest critics. Over 70% of our business comes from referrals. We are loyal to our clients and go above and beyond what is expected. That's what makes Jammin' J.W.A. Productions such a great value! We arrive 2 hours early for equipment set up and then provide hours of expertly programmed, continuous music of your preference while drawing upon experience to keep your partying guests up, involved and enjoying the fun.

We plan with detailed preparation to help coordinate a smooth-flowing event with personalized attention to detail. From the music you request to the lighting you choose and the level of interaction you prefer, we create a memorable entertainment experience. 

Book Jammin' J.W.A. Productions for your upcoming wedding today!

We believe that a wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life and such an event should be stress-free. That is our goal and we are more than experienced enough to handle the details of your special day. We take the time to consult with and get to know our couples and their likes and dislikes so that we can create an evening of entertainment that is stress-free, smooth-flowing and most of all totally you! Your wedding reception will be directed by a team of highly experienced DJ's professionally trained in wedding protocol with the talent and personality to handle all duties as master of ceremonies at your reception. Your introductions and announcements are made with professionalism and enthusiasm! No two weddings are the same. We put your personality into your reception and help make your wedding day as unique as you. 

Make our reliable services part of your wedding day.

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Packages - Jammin' J.W.A. Productions

Basic Silver

(4) Hours of Entertainment (overtime available)

  • Sound System,
  • Dance Lighting,
  • MC Level DJ
  • Online Planning Tools

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Classic Gold  

(5) hours of Entertainment (overtime available)

  • DJ MC & Asst/Coord
  • Sound System
  • Dance Floor Lighting
  • Lighted DJ Surround
  • Online Planning Tools

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Platinum Package   Up to Six (6) Hours of Entertainment

  • DJ MC & Asst/Coord
  • Extra Sound for Larger Events
  • Dance Floor Lighting
  • Lighted DJ Surround
  • Room Decor Uplighting
  • Monogram/Name in Lights
  • Online Planning Tools

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      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5.0)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5.0)
      Value (5.0 / 5.0)
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Ronnie Marie Shelton 9 months ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

We were so happy to have Jeff, Marlene and Bob be a part of our special day. They were great with the people and played all of our songs we had requested. A lot of our guests commented also on how good they were!! We would definitely use them again in the future.

Rita 10 months ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

Everything was great! Things are a little confusing with my family due to having a step dad, and my mom walking me down the aisle. Jeff did everything I asked and made sure everyone having a good time. Even before the wedding, Jeff was always available to answer my questions.

Johnny Bostic 1 year ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

Love this DJ company! They were perfect for our wedding and were professional in every way. Jeff is a very well experienced DJ and played everything perfectly. The went over our time line with us a few days before the event to make sure everything would play out. We absolutely recommend them for any event you may be planning!

Donna S. 2 years ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

We hired Jeff Andrews of Jammin' J.W.A. Productions and could not have picked a better DJ! Before even meeting him, I was impressed with the honesty and clarity he conveyed on his website, and was not disappointed during our consultation. Jeff is so personable, and knows the business inside and out. I was very overwhelmed with all of the detail involved in wedding planning, but he jumped right in with suggestions for different music selections, advice about different things such as the introductions and centerpiece distributions, and patiently dealt with any questions and delays. He coordinated with our venue, and everything went off without a hitch on the day of the wedding. We had a diverse guest list, age-wise, and Jeff played such a great variety of music, everyone was happy. The dance floor had a ton of activity, and he was happy to play requests. My husband & I were told by several people that they had more fun at our wedding than any other they had attended! I would not hesitate to recommend Jeff to anyone looking for a DJ, whatever the event!

Donna S.

Ed N 2 years ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

Jeff, Marlene and the team at Jammin' J.W.A. Productions did an outstanding job for us for our wedding celebration. They were one of the most affordable DJ options we found, and nothing was lost in quality. They demonstrated concern that our event was conducted and executed well. They followed up diligently before the event to make sure they had the music and announcement details we desired. They had online tools to help us select the music we wanted for the wedding. They were flexible in accepting a schedule of music we customized for the event. They played the music we wanted and loved. The sound quality was great. They were flexible in adjusting the volume up or down as requested. Jeff has an exceptionally professional quality voice for announcements. The up-lighting they provided gave the room a warm ambiance that created a warm mood for the room. They also handled the projection slideshow of our personal photos we had on CD to give guests something to watch. Guests danced actively, made requested that were played, and came up to us during and after the wedding to tell us how much they loved the music. We could not have been happier with the quality and value of the service provided for our wedding by Jeff and the team at J.W.A. and will be recommending them to our friends and family getting married in the future.
Thank you, Jeff, Marlene and team!

FAQs - Jammin' J.W.A. Productions

Contact Name:
Jeff Andrews
Are there any additional services you provide?
Options that are available to personalize your reception include:
2nd Sound System Set Up for Ceremony Music or Cocktail Music in a separate location "Same Venue" Monogram Lighting, Up-Lighting, Lifetime Storybook Photo Montage & more.
Can you provide references upon request?
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you require a deposit beforehand?
How far in advance should clients book your services?
Some couples book their wedding over a year in advance.
Popular dates fill up quick however if there is availability for your date you can book our services at the very least 2 months in advance. So we still have time for planning and meetings to go over specific details of your reception.
What languages do you speak?
How many hours of service do you provide?
We can be available for the time period requested. Most weddings run between 5 1/2 - 6 hours.
What type of music do you play?
50s, Country, 60s, Dance, Pop, 70s, Rock, 80s, Funk, R&B, 90s, Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, Big Band, Jazz, Strings, Classic Rock, Motown, Swing, Classical, Oldies, World
Do you provide MC services?
Do you provide any bi-lingual or cultural services?
Additional details:
Q: How long have you been a Professional DJ and how many weddings have you done? A: I have been a DJ since 1999. When I started this company I wanted to provide clients a unique, personal and fun experience both in the planning process no matter what kind of event I was a musician and the plan was to provide a mix of Live Music, DJ and Karaoke entertainment for all occasions but over the years it has turned into primarly a wedding entertainment company. Q: What makes your services different from your competitors? A: Working directly with my clients and enaged couples to provide the ultimate wedding or event that is as unique as they are is key and most important. Any DJ can push play and promise that everyone will have a great time, but what makes my services different is the planning. Not only are you able to plan everything from your cocktail and dinner music to your last dance, your guests will be able to make music requests in guest music request area located in the Client area of our website. This makes understanding what music to play at your wedding reception or event that both you and your guests will like very easy. Beyond the music, there is my ability to create your vision and bring it to life. I work close with your photographer, videographer and banquet manager to create a smooth flow of events which allows you to have peace of mind knowing everything will be handled professionally. Q: Do you book more than one event in a day? A: Only a few times a year am I asked to provide services for early morning events, but I never take on more than one event unless I have plenty of help to set up, time to travel and be properly prepared for each event. Q: How Much Do You Charge? A: Price is an important question and there are some things to consider. The experience level of the DJ and or Master of Ceremonies and the services provided – ie: Hours needed, second sound system and music for ceremony, uplighting, monogram lighting, photo montage, or even Karaoke in some cases. And the planning prior to the actual event, phone conferences, emails and face-to-face meetings to go over speciifc details of your event as well as onsite planning and coordination with your other vendors. Q: How much do you charge to book our event? A: We charge a $100.00 deposit to secure your event date. This deposit is applied to the final event total with the balance being due prior to commencement on your actual event date. Q: How much would you charge for overtime? A: Over time is charged at ONLY $50.00 per 1/2 hour...Before adding time to the end of your event be sure to check with the venue as they may have a charge for overtime or may not permit it at all. Q: What do you require from us? A: Indoor Setups In most cases for indoor events I only require a minimum area of 10′ wide by 6′ deep and if possible a small area on either side of your dancefloor or room for speaker placement. As for power we require a minimum of 2 independant 15-20 amp circuits, check with the venue for availability. Outdoor Setups For outdoor setups we do require full shelter in the form of a tent with at least 3 sides to protect equipment against most weather conditions including rain and direct sunlight. Our setup area and electrical requirements are the same as for our indoor setup. . Q: Do you provide a contract or event agreement? A: Yes it is a must to offer clients a written agreement that shows what is discussed and agreed upon. This is how you and the DJ you hire know what is expected from each other in the actual performance of the DJ services offered. Q: May we meet with you in person before signing the contract? A: I always provide a face-to-face meeting prior to signing the contract. It is a great way to get to know our clients likes and dislikes so we can put togather a DJ entertainment package that is totally you. Sometimes this isn’t convenient for one or both parties and therefore the online tools provided by on this website make it easy for clients who have ebusy schedules or may live to far away from our office to make trip to meet convenient. In that case I still encourage at least one face-to-face meeting to go over the event details at least 1 week prior to the actual event date. Q: How long will you hold my date? A: I will hold your date for a reasonable amount of time in order to schedule a meeting or to give you a chance to discuss things with another party. After you have had a chance to discuss things with any other interested parties a meeting or phone conference should be scheduled. Once this has occured and an event agreement has been provided to you I will hold your date as pending for ten (10) days before placing it back as available. Q: Do you provide dance floor lighting? A: Indeed we do offer a dazzling dance floor light show and in most of our packages it's included. If you choose to have dance lighting of some sort we will cover what lights will suit your needs. Q: What kind of AUDIO and PERFORMANCE equipment do you use? A: We utilize multiple brands of professional and commercial grade equipment like Denon, Yamaha, QSC, JBL, Tascam Numark and More. 2x Yamaha DXR 15s 1100 watt Full Range Powered Speakers 2x Yamaha DXS 15s 950 watt Long Throw Sub Woofers 2 x S115V 1000 Watt Club Series Speaker Systems EMX 500S115V 1000 Watt Club Series Speaker Systems EMX 5000 Power Amplifier & Mixer QSC RMX1450 Power Amplifier QSC GX5 Power Amplifier Denon MC6000 Mixer/Controller Tascam X-17 Professional DJ Mixer Numark CDN 36 Dual CD Players CM200USB 5-CHANNEL USB DJ MIXER Numark 4 Channel Vocal Effects Mixer Numark CDN-25+G Dual CDG Karaoke CD Player Pioneer CLD-V880 LaserDisc / CD+G / VCD / CD Player JVC XL-SV22BK CD+G/Video CD Karaoke Player Note: 12 channel Powered Mixer and 2x 400 watt speakers used for wedding ceremonies Alesis MicroVerb4 18-Bit signal processor DBX 215 Dual 15-Band Graphic Equalizer Mixmeister Fusion Furman Series II Power Conditioners Shure Wireless Microphone Systems What kind of Video equipment do you use? Optoma EzPro 739 Multimedia Projectors Buhl 80' X 80' Projection Screen HP Pavilion PC with Virtual DJ and Mixmeister Fusion Video Mixing SoftwareAVID / Pinnicle video editing software. Q. What kind of Lighting equipment do you use? A: 10ft x 10ft lighting truss, 5ft x 10ft lighting stand, LSC SC-8 Lighting Control System, Elation Lighting Control Systems, Furman Merit Series Power Conditioner, Eight Chauvet 38 Slim Par LED (4) Chauvet 4 bars (2) American DJ Mystic Effect “Sound Activated Lighting” (2) American DJ Vertigo Sound Activated Lighting American DJ Snap Shot II strobe light, Chauvet Color Bank 4 Sound Activated Light, American DJ Pinspot LED / Spot Light, American DJ M-600L 12" Mirror Ball American DJ 48BLB Black Light, Chauvet Vue III 9-channel DMX-512 LED Chauvet Vue VI 9-channel DMX-512 LED, 4) Chauvet LED SlimPAR 38 "head table uplighting" (20) Blizzard PUCK RGBA (uplighting) 1 - 4ft x 6ft Dragon Frontboard Lighted Facade. Q: Do you provide wireless microphones? A: Any professional DJ in this day and age really has no excuse for not having wireless microphones available for their clients use. In fact we employ two, one handheld and 1 lapel "LAV" microphone for use during ceremonies in order to mic the officiant so everyone can hear you make your vows. Q: Do you bring backup equipment? A: Yes we do bring additional backup equipment at all times. This not only includes backup audio gear and speakers but lighting and music library as well. Backup equipment is installed in performance rack at all times so incase something goes bad chances are you will not even realize it. The way it is installed I am able to flip over to a backup system wthin' seconds of a malfunction. Q: What is your policy on alcohol or smoking during events? A: Drinking or taking cigeratte breaks is not allowed by any person performing DJ services for your event. There is absolutely no reason why a DJ should need a drink in order to perform and they should be able to abstain from smoking for the duration of the event. Q: Do you take breaks? A: Although I may take a short restroom break or time to eat a meal (in another room if required by the venue), there is no break in the music. Any time I may need to take away from my equipment is generally very short and usually no more than 5-15 minutes at most. Q: Are you insured? A: Yes, we do carry a liability polocy in order to protect ourselfs should bodily injury or property damage occur during the perfomance of our services. It is a priority that professional DJ services carry insurance as many banquet facilities require this coverage and will ask to be provided a certificate of liability. Q: Do you require a meal? A: While a meal provided by you is not a required item for us to perform, it is however very appreciated when offered. Q: What will your attire be at our wedding or other fine event? A: Traditionally a tuxedo is required at most weddings however if your wedding or event is more casual then I still wear a dress shirt, tie, black slacks and shoes. For even less formal events I will wear a black company polo shirt, dress kacki’s and dress shoes. Q: When will you arrive to setup at our wedding or event? A: That will depend on what package and options you have elected for your event or wedding. Typcially we arrive 2 hours prior to the expected arrival of your guests. This gives time to setup, do sound checks and prepare opening announcments for initial guest arrival. Q: Do you take requests from our guests? A: Yes, we can and do take requests from your guests at your event and in fact we can also setup an online request system your guests can use prior to your event to make special dedications or requests. You can view their requests along with your own and let us know if you like or dislike andy of their selections. Q: When do I submit the music requests and event planner? A: I provide online planning tools for providing your music requests up to 10 days prior to your event. Love It – Use this to request your 20 most favorite songs that definately need to be played at some point in the event. Like It – This list is limited to 30 songs. It is by it’s title, just a request list, music you’d like played if possible. Hate It or Do Not Play – This list as the title shows is a your list of music that you DO NOT want us to play. It is limited to 20 songs as well. Custom Plays – Sometimes certain songs are typed in wrong or misspelled while you search my online music database or are very unique and not found on my list. For that you are able to list 20 songs by manually entering the song along with any other specific instructions, details or special dedications you may have. Q: How do you keep your music selection current? A: I obtain music through typical purchaseing CD’s but mainly I subscribe to several music promotion services such as Radio Programming Management, Promo Only and PrimeCuts. These services provide radio friendly "PROFANITY FREE" music to Professioinal DJ’s only and this music comes to us at the same time it is debuted on the radio which means we get what will be the hits before they are on the charts. I have a wide variety of the most popular music genres. Q: Can I speak with any of your references? A: Absolutely! This is a great way for you to get an idea from an un-biased source how easy it is to work with us. I would be more than happy to provide you a list of 4-5 past clients upon request. Q: Can we see your private performances? A: I don’t feel it’s appropriate to invite outside guests into what may be a very personal and private event. I’m equally sure that if it were your event that you’d appreciate your privacy just as much. Q: Will we meet again prior to my actual wedding or event? A: I encourage a meeting at least a week prior to your actual event to go over the specific details and answer any questions you may have. Q: What happens if you can’t make it to my event? A: I myself or someone will be there to perform at your wedding or event. There are situations that can occur without any way to predict. An accident on the way to the event can happen and there is no way to plan for it. If for a reason something thats out of my control happens then appropriate action will be taken to to ensure your event will go on. We work as a team to begin with so one of our DJ professionals are always on hand to cover for an event if for some reason your selected MAIN MC/Disc Jockey was unable to make it. Q: What do you do to motivate a crowd that isn’t dancing? A: We start out with a Multiplication dance, then go into a line dance and or twist depending on type of event. We also explain, demonstrate and hype any activity we would like your guests to take part in. There are many different types of crowds. The “Party” crowds are the ones that came to dance, drink and have a great time. They are easy to get up, involved to enjoy the fun. There is also the Slow Dance crowd, these folks like the slow songs. This usually happens when there are more couples than singles in the crowd. There is also the “Social Crowd”...Many times when your guests have traveled long distance or haven’t seen friends and loved ones in a long time they just simply there to talk and toe tap if you will. Some will respond to your music selection while others may need a little encouragment over the microphone. The way to get your guests to dance is to be on the dance floor with them or to let your DJ read your crowd. Q: How would you define your style when making announcements? A: Style of announcements can vary from one event to another it just all depends on you want your event to be like. If you are looking for a DJ that is enthusiastic and really enjoys getting a crowd excited about your event, then I your in the right place. Q: Do you perform as Master of Ceremonies and make all of the announcements? A: Yes, we will make all of the opening announcements, intoductions and handle all of the activities with an attention grabbing yet natural professional radio voice. Q: How many other types of events do you do per year? A: Weddings are my main source of business throughout the year, I do offer services for other types of events. On average these make up about 10% or less of my yearly booked events. Q: How many weddings to your perform at per year? A: The total number of weddings vary from year to year however on average we perform at approximately 35 per year. Q: Do you setup advertisment with your equipment? A: No, I find self-promotion to be tasteless and tacky. I do however carry business cards should a guest ask for one.