Since 2007, Dawson Entertainment, headed by New England's renowned club DJ, Dj JD, has combined the high energy of a top dance club with a vast musical knowledge, making Dawson Entertainment uniquely qualified to play events for all ages. Mixing the best oldies and todays hottest hits, Dawson Entertainment is New England's wedding authority!
Want to see your DJ in action? Normally it's hard to know just how well a DJ fits your style. Unless you happen to be one of the select few to attend their private events, you never have the opportunity to hear them play live. That's not the case with Dj JD. As the resident DJ at Shrine nightclub, located inside the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino and voted Connecticut's best nightclub by Connecticut Magazine, you have the chance to see Dj JD play live every Sunday, Tuesday & Friday. If a dance club isn't your scene, come see Dj JD play every Thursday at Scorpion Bar at Foxwoods where you'll hear all of you favorite Rock 'n' Roll hits.
Playing close to 300 shows a year, it's hard to find another DJ with as much experience as Dj JD. Over those hours of experience Dj JD has perfected his eclectic style, playing parties for all ages and becoming one of the most respected DJ's in New England.
Having studied music production & engineering and graduating from Boston's Berklee College of Music, Dj JD now shares his knowledge and skills with the next generation of up-and-coming DJs by teaching the Turntable Technique class during Berklee's 5-week Summer Program. Along with Dj Jay Spring, Dj JD also helps other DJ's perfect their craft every week on his video blog, www.remixreport.com.
Having inspired many local DJ's, JD has hand selected a few to work with him as business grows, teaching them from the ground up so you know you're getting only the highest quality DJ. Dj John Cardona is a prime example. Only 2 years into his career, John's natural ability to choose the right song and mix smoothly has far surpassed many veteran DJs.
When you hire a DJ for your wedding or event, you want to know you're hiring a professional that will make your party the fun and memorable event it should be. You should be confident in your choice of entertainment so you don't have to worry about a thing at your event.
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Mark Platt · Married on 02/02/2019
outstanding DJ: flexible, personable, gets along with all ages
Our wedding day on the afternoon of 2/2 at 90 State Street in Albany, New York was beyond our expectations. DJ John Cardona was outstanding in all aspects. He listened and worked together with us in understanding and developing our wedding musical play list.Sent on 03/06/2019
It was excellent and incorporated our vision for the atmosphere we were striving for our day. We had a variety of musical genres including Italian, hard and soft rock, disco, folk, blues and new wave. John hit on all the notes for when to play what type of music and what type of song. He really engaged well with our guests and was always the gentleman. We would love to have an excuse to have another event so that he could work with us again!
Mark & Jia P.
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Olivia · Married on 12/01/2018
The most recommended for a reason!
When we started planning our wedding, we got so many recommendations for so many different vendors- but every single person we knew pointed us to DJ Dawson. He was amazing!!! Between traditional Greek dancing, some odd song requests, and an enormous bridal party, he had his work cut out for him and he absolutely nailed it. The dance floor was full from start to finish, and I still have people reaching out to tell me how incredible our DJ was. We had an absolutely perfect wedding, and Jason is a huge reason why. We can't recommend him enough!Sent on 12/15/2018
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Christina · Married on 10/14/2018
People Can't Stop Talking About Our DJ
Jason is New England’s best wedding DJ, and I’m not just saying that because he was ours. I’m saying that because everyone at our wedding couldn’t stop talking about how great he was. My wife and I have a pretty diverse music taste and a group friends with the same, so we wanted to find someone that could play a lot of our favorites but still go with the flow. Jason did exactly this and better.Sent on 02/02/2019
He was extremely professional from the beginning when we started our wedding planning 2 years before from Tampa. He setup a FaceTime intro with us and had a very detailed spreadsheet we filled out with songs for every part of the night. It kept us very organized and on track with picking out songs for each moment, even the ones you don’t think of when you’re wedding planning. He gives you just the right amount of control by asking for 10 songs for each part; ceremony, cocktail, dinner, dancing.
Two years later about a month before the wedding when our spreadsheet was due, I gave him a Spotify playlist with 7 hours of music for dancing, and 2 more playlists for dinner and cocktail, and I casually said... you don’t have to play them all, but here’s some ideas. I think most DJs would have laughed at me, but he just said cool I’ll check them out.
Day of the wedding he had one of the most legit setups I’ve ever seen. We’ve been to a lot of shows in our life and it was comparable to that. It wasn’t like we paid extra for that, he just brings that to every wedding. He even had an assistant!
The music was on fire. Every part of the night he managed to play probably 90% of those playlists we gave him even during dinner and cocktail. There we so many moments when we were taking pictures after the ceremony or at dinner, where we had an “oh yeah!” moment to the music playing.
He somehow managed to fit so many songs into an 1.5 hr reception. Rather than playing full length songs he found the best moments in them to transition to the next and keep the crowd moving. He mixed up old school wedding songs with modern day remixes to cater to both crowds. Both of our families young and old were out on the dance floor all night.
Cannot thank you enough Jason! We appreciate all of the hard work and thought you put into our night.
Ryan & Christina
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Jason makes every wedding an amazing event ensuring that all your guests will dance the night away!
If you hire DJ JD and Dawson Entertainment, you will have one of the best DJs in the US. Most DJ companies in Connecticut will not endorse another local DJ because of competition. Not only do we at Kenny Q Productions endorse Dawson Entertainment, We are confident enough to admit that we have learned a lot from Jason Dawson (DJ JD) himself. Jason has visited us on several occasions to help us perfect the technique of mixing various genres of music in a way to keep the energy on a packed dance floor. Jason is a master at this. He is internationally known as one of the best that this country has to offer. As a professional that has been providing DJ entertainment since 1984, I truly believe that you are in good hands when you hire DJ JD and Dawson Entertainment. Sincerely, Kenny Quintero Kenny Q Productions