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"The DJ Is The Party"

I have always loved music – from Classic Rock, Pop to Jazz, R&B, Blues and Country, to Disco/Dance, Big Band/American Songbook and World Fusion. So, it’s only natural that I would become a DJ.  It all started with a small private event 4 years ago, and today, I’m regularly playing for a wide variety of special events in the DMV / Northern Virginia area ranging from private event themed music nights to large local community gatherings.  I work hard to make every event special for my clients with curated playlists crafted in consultation with and aligned to the tastes of the host for the event. ​I let the music do the talking and keep my use of the microphone to announcements and the occasional song/artist info type of interaction with the guests. I also use the microphone for fun music/tv/event trivia games relating to the music/genre being played when requested by the venue or client.   

When DJing an event, I follow some simple guidelines to ensure everyone has a great time:

 

•  Make the space work for the guests — I work with the host to consult on the venue layout,

placement of DJ table, dance area/floor, tables, lighting, etc. ​

 

•  Give them what they want but don’t be predictable — I play to the crowd, and not to my personal interests, in music. I keep things moving and keep people guessing by paying close attention to how the guests react and respond to the music played, sensing what they need to get them going. ​

 

•  Variety is the key! — My playlists are curated for the venue or the theme, not just to my liking. My music collection spans every era in music back to the Big Band sounds of the 1940s through today’s popular music.​

 

•  Set the right mood — I strive to take the guests on a seamless musical journey and work with the host to establish critical elements like ambiance, sound levels, and lighting that set the right tone and add to the energy of the event.

Contact me today to learn how to energize your special event with music.  I look forward to working with you!

“Music imprints itself in the brain deeper than any other human experience; music brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can"

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Testimonials

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"Our 55+ community hired Scott to be the DJ for our 60s-70s community party and we were not disappointed. He was great, and made our dance party so fun. The music was fabulous, and Scott even incorporated the Soul Train dance line for us! He is fun and amusing and kept us entertained the whole evening. He has since been hired by residents in our community to DJ their private events. Scott will definitely be the DJ for all of our community parties going forward!" 

C. Maimon - Activities Coordinator at The Crest of Alexandria

"I attended a 70s party where Scott was the DJ. He did an excellent job playing 70s dance music, a 70s name that tune game, and a 70s name that commercial game. I decided to use him for our retirement party. I spoke with Scott beforehand to go over the event and type of music to play for each segment of the event. He is professional, responsive, has a huge repertoire of music, and knows how to play to the crowd. I highly recommend him!"

L. Pierce - Alexandria, VA

"Scott is such an entertainer... .with his professionalism, sense of humor and the BEST MIX of SONGS and MUSIC you could ask for... Every event I have attended was PURELY EXHILARATING !! We NEVER wanted to stop DANCING!" 

D. Myers - Chantilly, VA 

"Scott is the best of the best! As Activity Director Chair at Montebello he has given us some of the most fun dances with great themes, lighting and nights of enjoyment ever!"

T. Cassidy - Alexandria, VA

"Scott is a superb DJ, delivering personalized music for various events, which always draw large crowds. It's clear that he spends considerable time matching music with the event. As more of the COVID restrictions are lifted, I look forward to attending his next musical event."

G. Zanni - Alexandria, VA

"DJ Scott is one of the best! Our entire group enjoyed hours of his music. Every song was perfect for the evening, and we even got some special requests played." 

A. Bero - Alexandria, VA

"Scott knows his music! He can get your party moving or play the best tunes for a relaxing cocktail/dinner party. He’s got that fabulously natural, soothing DJ voice and easy on the eyes to boot! A++ in my book!" 

S. Browning - Alexandria, VA

"The music library was extensive and with each selection Scott provided a brief commentary, which added to the appreciation of the selection and the artist."

Mitchell - Alexandria, VA

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"I have attended several events that Scott has DJ'd over the last several years. His vast knowledge of music genres helps him to curate experiences that keep guests engaged and on the dance floor."

W. Jarred - Alexandria, VA 

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"Scott is not only professional but he engages his audience, he makes people feel welcomed and entertained. At the end of the evening you know that you have had a great time. Scott goes overboard with making each one of his audience members feel special."

C. Scorner - Winchester, VA 

"My wife and I had a fabulous experience at Scott's "Music on the Hill" events at Montebello in Alexandria.  His knowledge of various genre's of music and artists was very informative and fun. Will gladly attend future events as able."

J.G. Lumpkin - Alexandria, VA

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"Scott’s a natural DJ host, selecting and playing music that fits the occasion and the guests. He customizes his sets to compliment the energy in the room. I look forward to all of his events and hate to miss! He’s the best!"

P. Ewen - Alexandria, VA

"I have attended many of Scott’s DJ events over the past three years. Scott has an incredible talent for putting music together for all ages and works the crowd like a magician!! His energy and enthusiasm keeps a constant groove while incorporating changes and surprises to keep dancers entertained! Scott rocks the room!! There is no sitting when the music is playing, everyone is on the dance floor!!!"

K. Shaw - Alexandria, VA

"Scott is an amazing DJ who recently was hired for an event for my DC apartment community. He was able to read the room/guests and keep the energy going with the kind of music he played throughout the engagement. Look no further should it be that you want music and someone who pays mind to the crowd!"

R. Rhodes - Loree Grand @ Union Apts, DC

"Our community hired Scott to be the DJ at a Resident roof deck party.  Even though the weather wasn't on our side, Scott remained professional and positive!  He was great!  We will definitely be using him for our other future events!

R. Wilson (Community Mgr.)  - Loree Grand @ Union Apts, DC

“I just attended a Gala celebration for our grand re-opening of our Community Center at Montebello. Scott's Music Place LLC, Scott, was the DJ during our dinner and dance. During dinner, the music was perfect, soft, and suitable!  After the dinner, Scott had the crowd jumping to their feet and dancing up a storm. He listens to what the crowd is interested in and goes for it. 
Highly recommended!"

A. Tarshis - Montebello Condos Resident, Alexandria, VA

“We can always count on Scott for a perfect DJ experience! He reads his clientele well and tailors his selections perfectly!”

L. Rodriguez – Montebello Condos Resident, Alexandria, VA

Scott's Music Place recently DJ'd our nonprofit event at National Harbor. He provided great energy for our event, and I constantly received compliments on the music selection! Scott was very reliable and handled all of the announcements we gave him terrifically. I recommend working with Scott for any events that need a DJ!

K. Luchey  –  Shatterproof Mgr. of Integrated Fundraising 

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