Making you dance until your feet bleed since 2005

We Love Sweet Talk from our Clientele

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Claire Mayo and Erik Soderstrom

Kayla Brooke Photography

Oak Brook Hills Resort

Kate was AMAZING! We had zero worries once we got to our reception because we knew Kate had everything taken care of! From the moment the first song came on to the last song of the night, the dance floor was packed. Our wedding venue said that of all the weddings they've had, our wedding had the most number of guests on the dance floor and stayed dancing the entire evening. WE LOVE TOAST AND JAM! Thank you for making our big day so special and fun! Claire and Erik

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Gene Yoon

The Joinery

My partner and I were looking to keep a local wedding intimate and fun with 150 people. Meeting Jessi opened our ideas and brought out the best possible outcome. Her insight, guidance and assurance put us at ease as she quickly picked up what we were going for; cocktail italian jazz, John Prine, Prince, a special first song from a family member, No Doubt, and Ginuwine. Jessi was so easy to work with, so excited to help and support us, so easy in communication and putting us at ease that this piece would be covered by someone we quickly trusted to get it off right. She worked with our other vendors to ensure she had what she needed, was great to our guests and got my grandmother on the floor to bop.We could not have asked for more, Jessi is a pro.

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Chris & Natalie Vondra

Cattura Weddings

DANK Haus German Cultural CEnter

We knew DJ Chris was our jam right from the start. During our first meeting with Chis, he really listened to what we were looking for and we were joking and laughing all the way through the consultation. Leading up to the wedding Chris was very professional and helpful but day of he was incredible. He read the audience and had everyone dancing from the first dance all the way until the final dance. Not only that - he was into it, jumping and dancing along with the mix - having a great time which we loved! When our wedding guests surprised us with an Elvis impersonator(!!), Chris (with no warning) quickly jumped into get Elvis set up with a mic. Could not have been happier with DJ Chris.

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Anne & Tim

Gina Garbero Photo (lily & lime)

Fairlie Chicago

I can't say enough good things about DJ Kristin. We wanted people having fun on the dance floor the entire night and that is exactly what we got. DJ Kristin was proactive and thoughtful throughout the entire process. She spun jams and kept it accessible when I say the dance floor was packed with people ages 21-75 all night (and we extended the set by a couple hours) our guests could not stay away from the dance floor. Especially meaningful to me, Kristin found a string arrangement of "our song" and I was able to surprise my Fiancé* (*HUSBAND) by walking down the aisle to Depeche Mode's just can't get enough. Our wedding was a blast start to finish, ceremony through last call, largely because of Kristin. Pictured here the last song Robyn's 'Call Your Girlfriend'. If I had to do the whole thing all over again I would not change a thing! Thank you Kristin from the bottom of our still racing hearts.

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Kelly Braman

Theater on the Lake

We heard about Toast & Jam while at our friends wedding and had to check them out. The moment we met Jess, we got the vibe this was going to be soooo goooood! She is extremely personable. Her love and knowledge of music is apparent as soon as you start talking with her. Getting it right for you is her main concern. She is full of ideas and always there to help along the way. She wove the music perfectly throughout our reception exactly to our tastes. Frankly it was like she was in our head! Her transitions were practiced and eloquent as our emcee. Our dance floor was crammed the entire evening. We can't say enough about Jess. Even our coordinator said Jess was really on top of it. Thank you, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Now hurry up and go book Jess for your event!

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Meaghan & Joe Mein

Meghan Walker Photography

Columbus Park Refectory

We’re a music-loving couple, so choosing Toast & Jam to help us create a memorable wedding soundtrack was one of our easiest planning decisions. Their “no cheese” promise caught our attention and proved that the Toast & Jam DJs take their work seriously, but not too seriously. The pros provided sample song lists and even allowed us to send a few self-made playlists to home in on cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing vibes. Our friendly, professional, and super cool DJ Shannon was receptive to our music suggestions and preferences while also offering her own ideas and expertise. The result was a collaborative effort of epic proportions. She read the room, kept the evening flowing seamlessly, and was open to last minute updates — like spinning the father-daughter dance into a sweet and spunky mix (Nat King Cole into Prince) that brought everyone to the dancefloor. We felt stress-free the entire evening with her at the booth and couldn’t have been more pleased with Toast & Jam!

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Amanda VanVels

Blissful Barn

What can we say, Jessi is the sh*t! Seriously, we were so particular with our music selection and playlist, and she totally understood our needs. From day one when we sat down and meet her at Toast & Jam we knew she was our gal! She helped our wedding move along flawlessly, from the ceremony to dinner to the dance floor. The only complaint that we got our whole wedding was that the dance floor was non-stop! Which we took as a sign of a great wedding! Could not thank her or Toast & Jam enough!

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Tami Whatcott & Allen Yanong

Allie Idrac

Chicago Cultural Center

My husband and I have very different tastes, so planning this wedding was not the easiest thing. We were lucky enough to find Chris and have him as our DJ. He blended our styles perfectly together with out much direction from us. We told him the mood we would like the event to have and he came up with a brilliant mix. My 7 year old nephew (and ring bearer) wants to be a DJ when he grows up. Chris was kind enough to let him watch him work and even push play on a couple of the songs. My nephew is still talking about it! Thank you Toast & Jam for being so friendly and flexible. You helped make our special day perfect!

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Brad Tammaro

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

Our experience with Toast & Jam and our DJ Jessi was incredible. From the first meeting, to the countless emails, second meetings and finally the day-of our wedding we couldn't have asked for a better partner to make everything go as smoothly as it did. We really clicked with Jessi from the start, and she understood immediately that we had a lot of opinions on music and that it was one of the most important parts of our party. She took it all very seriously, heard our ideas and helped us fine-tune them so they worked perfectly on the day of. On top of that, Jessi really stepped in as our day-of coordinator to make sure we stayed on time and got to enjoy the party without any worries. We can't say enough good things about Toast and Jam and Jessi, you'd be lucky to have them as part of your special day!

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Leah Lewis

The Art Institute of Chicago

Run, don't walk, to hire Jessi. She is a talented, badass DJ, but most importantly, she LISTENS. We were so excited to start the process of wedding planning and wanted to throw a party our friends and family deserved. The music was a huge part of how we wanted to reflect our relationship during the ceremony and reception. We had a lot special requests, song cuts, and a mix for our first dance that were really important for us and Jessi delivered on all of them. When we reflect on our wedding day, one of the things that always makes us smile is how packed the dance floor was all night. People were out there the second Jessi opened the dance floor and stayed until the last song, belting out "I Wanna Dance with Somebody". We will never forget that moment. Jessi, thanks for being such a stellar part of our wedding. All you can ask for is a DJ that listens and communicates and cares and you so clearly did all those things in spades.

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