Making you dance until your feet bleed since 2005

We Love Sweet Talk from our Clientele

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Katie & Alex

Garfield Park

Pen Carlson

If you want to get the party started right, get started quickly, and keep it going through the night, you unquestionably need DJ Norah (Utley). She understands how to get all the people on the dance floor and keep them there until folks need to take breaks from the beats. We had an amazing wedding day and evening and without question, DJ Norah helped elevate the evening to another level with a truly killer and excellent playlist starting at the cocktail hour and dinner service and going into the wee hours of the night. The best compliment I can give came from our guests who asked if we’d picked all the songs (answer, no we didn’t) because it felt like the playlist we would have made for a dance party. (Admission: we are both music nerds/obsessives/aficionados and may or may not own over 1500 records ranging from 50s Soul to French Pop to early 90s Hip-Hop to 80s/90s/00s Pop to Downtempo Electronic. IOTW a wide range.) And, Norah found the perfect dance party expression of our taste matched to rhythm of dance floor. We would give highest and greatest recommendation for DJ Norah (and T&J) to help provide the soundtrack to your amazing day. — K&A

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Jordan and James

The Ivy Room

Brittany Bekas

We feel so lucky to have had Karin as our DJ. All of our guests were raving about her, saying she was the best DJ they had ever seen at any wedding. Karin worked with us to find the perfect first dance song, and helped us craft a perfect set of ceremony music. Most importantly, she absolutely killed the reception — everyone was dancing the entire night. We have never had more fun dancing in our entire life and have never seen so people of every age on the dance floor for so much of the evening. We are so happy we went with Toast & Jam for our wedding DJs — they were well worth it!

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Melissa and Ryan

Herrington Inn & Spa

Kelly Vanderploeg

DJ Alli was phenomenal! From our first meeting to our big day, she was very fun and attentive. The play lists she put together for the cocktail hour and the reception were a true reflection of our personalities and our requests. Everyone we spoke to raved about the song choices and said how they didn’t want to stop dancing. We really loved the unique style of Toast and Jam. Its refreshing to have a DJ company that stays away from flashing lights and over played songs. We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to have a unique and memorable wedding.

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Kendra and Mark

The Standard (Rockford, Il)

Ryan Davis Photography

We can’t emphasize just how fantastic our experience with DJ Alli was! We chose Toast and Jam after my brother and sister in law used them for their wedding several years ago. We had only heard good things and that proved to be true. Alli was a huge help through the planning process. She helped us to form an outline of our reception, had fantastic suggestions and worked seamlessly with our other vendors. My husband and I literally gave her very little guidance (seriously, we had one song on our not to play list) yet she absolutely nailed it. Our dance floor was hopping the entire night and our friends and family have continued to tell us how much they loved the music. We cannot recommend Alli enough. On a side note, Alli was also kind enough to give us an extensive list of things to do in Maui after we mentioned we were going there on our honeymoon- not only is her music selection spot on, her travel suggestions were perfect too!

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Meghan and Chandler

Columbus Park Refectory

Emily A. was amazing! We had already heard from so many married friends that hiring Toast and Jam was one of the best wedding planning decisions they had made. From the jump, Emily assured us that our party would feel unique to us and she went above and beyond to give us and our guests the party of our lives. She even helped us coordinate our friends band performing at the end of the night! She sound checked them and everything! Emily A. is a rockstar and Toast and Jam is the absolute best!

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Erin & Sean

Biagio Events & Catering

Alli. Was. Flawless!!! From our initial meetings, to the end of the night, working with T&J and DJ Alli was such a breeze. She honored our requests, kept the party going and the dance floor full! Our dinner playlist especially truly felt customized to our personal taste, which was impressive because we were pretty vague with our selections. I would recommend T&J and Alli to anyone and would hire them again in a heartbeat! We received many compliments from our guests and had the best time ever! Thanks Alli!!!

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Elaine and Pat

Marriott Lincolnshire

Elaine Petricca

DJ Alli did an amazing job throughout the process of planning our wedding. She helped make planning easy, and when the day of the wedding came around we felt really comfortable knowing that she would be taking charge of our reception. She went the extra mile to include (at times) obscure versions of songs that we wanted for the reception so that everyone involved got to hear their special songs. Every single one of our 300+ guests was on the dance floor and we couldn’t have asked for a better dance party!

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Steven Sims & Barry Mann

Mayne Stage, Chicago

Dawn Levy

We searched many websites to choose our DJ and when we found Toast & Jam we knew they were it. Their website was the only one that published they had worked with Gay clientele & had great reviews and pictures of gay couples. It was important for us to use gay friendly vendors. Eric Anthony was our DJ and all we can say is WOW! From the moment we met him it was an instant connection. He just got it”. He was so helpful through the entire process and we felt like we struck gold. He had tons of suggestions and made sure we were always on the same page. He took complete care of us the night of the wedding without being glued to our hip. His communication was clear, and he is a great listener. He is definitely you’re A‑Z DJ and a fabulous MC. An amazing experience. Steven & Barry

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Matt & Chris

Savage Smyth

Jennifer Shaffer Photography

Planning any wedding can be extremely stressful and the two things people always remember are the food and the music. While the food was great, the music was outstanding. We were able to give Shannon simple do’s” and don’t” and she masterfully put together a great evening for us. I would never hesitate to recommend Toast and Jam for any occasion. Of course Shannon would be my recommendation for the DJ but if the others are at least half as good, any event will be successful.

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Lauren & Frank

Lacuna Artist Loft

Kat Schleicher of Ellagraph Studios

We had the privilege of working with Shannon, who is awesome and easy to talk to. She absolutely nailed our taste: the dancefloor was packed with friends and family all night! Shannon also acted as a great MC, not intrusive or cheesy! The entire night moved along according to our timeline seamlessly – ceremony music, speech announcements, everything was perfectly executed. We can’t say thank you enough for the outstanding professionalism and experience we received from T&J and Shannon.

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