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A professional wedding DJ in Brooklyn, New York, Jay McElfresh specializes in customized ceremony and reception entertainment. Versatile and experienced, he happily executes your unique vision, no matter the genre. Providing real DJs and tactful MCs, Jay McElfresh is the perfect choice for dancing the night away!

Jay’s passion for music began while listening to his mother's records and watching videos on MTV as a child. Collecting over 2,000 records as a teen, he soon learned how to not only produce hip-hop, but also how to DJ and play guitar, drums, bass and keyboard. Following his graduation from Indiana University, he made the decision to move with his band to Austin, Texas, where he remained for three years. Residing in Brooklyn for the last eight years, Jay McElfresh currently DJs over 40 weddings per year.

Services Offered
Jay McElfresh offers an assortment of wedding entertainment services for couples to benefit from. Said services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Consultation
  • Liability insurance
  • Sound/PA system
  • Microphones
  • MC services

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?


What is included in the starting price?

Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What music genres do you specialize in?

Hip Hop
Top 40

What services do you offer?

Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
One Event Per Day

What additional equipment do you offer?

Sound/PA System
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Burton F. Married on 09/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Legendary Wedding

We enthusiastically would like to thank DJ Xenia @dj_xenia_ Cousin Cole @cousincole and Jay McElfresh @jaymcelfresh with our whole hearts for their skill and care in achieving the wedding of our dreams and a dance party that has already become legend amongst our friends and family!!
Kseniya/DJ Xenia I am beyond impressed how expertly you jumped into a complicated situation and absolutely crushed it, I will be thankful to you forever. Cousin Cole, your preparation over the past months helped us immensely to realize every detail of our big day. Thank you again and again and again.
The music for our wedding was our priority from planning day 1 and I thank the universe we found the three of you and put our trust in you. @burtonfrey
Joyce A. Married on 07/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best DJ for sure

We found Jay through our venue and from the beginning we loved his communication, how through he was with questions and suggestions and he made our wedding day so wonderful. He was flexible with our mix of Brazilian and Romanian music requests, our starwars incorporation and most of all his flexibility when rain started pouring. Our guests absolutely loved his dj skills during cocktail and especially during dancing. He is DEF NOT those cheesy awkward djs and recommend him to whoever wants an amazing dj for their wedding or event.
Julia S. Married on 07/30/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best dj we could have ever asked for

I can't say enough wonderful things about Jay and his team. We were initially supposed to work with JD Gluckstern from Jay's team who is a dream - extremely communicative, got our vision perfectly, and was ready to play the best dance DJ set of all time for our wedding. JD was so easy to talk to and work with we knew we were in good hands. Unfortunately, JD had an issue arise the week of our wedding preventing him from being able to make it and handled it in the most professional way ever - he sent us an extremely heartfelt message apologizing profusely about not being able to play for us, and had a solution already - Jay would be our DJ instead. We were upset to not work with JD who saw our vision so clearly, but it was apparent after 1 call with Jay that he would be exactly the same and deliver for us on our wedding day.

He did not only deliver, Jay went above and beyond - he had everyone on the dance floor the entire night DRENCHED in sweat. We were told by everyone we spoke to that it was the most they ever danced at a wedding. He arrived early to set up and get everything together and truly made it feel like a night out partying as opposed to the same old wedding music you hear at every wedding.

For our after-party, we wanted to keep the dancing going, but with the switch of locations our people needed to be eased back into it. Jay found the perfect song selection to get everyone back in the mood, one by one getting everyone back on the dance floor without having to say a thing over the microphone, and in no time the dance floor was packed again.

I cannot say enough good things about this team. Not only did they make us feel calm and heard for our wedding, the songs Jay played (and we know JD would have too!!!) had everyone from our grandparents to our friends to our young cousins on the dance floor the entire night. You will be so happy you booked them!!!!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Soundhouse Rentals NYC Soundhouse Rentals NYC Wedding Rentals

Hiring Jay McElfresh is a decision that you'll never regret. He does it all. He is professional, engaging, entertaining, and organized. He thinks of everything that can go wrong ahead of time and plans ahead. We've worked AV with him on larger weddings and marveled at how he helps make a wedding a fun event for everyone, even the wallflowers.

ItsMyParty NYC ItsMyParty NYC Wedding Planners

Jay and I recently worked together at a wedding at Current in Manhattan. Jay was an absolute pleasure - he emceed the evening wonderfully and had guests smiling and dancing all night. He looked sharp, professional and stylish (as a great DJ should) and he played songs that really made the night memorable - not just the same old wedding soundtrack! I look forward to working with Jay again!

Alexander Prezzano Alexander Prezzano Wedding Musicians

Jay is a phenomenal DJ and professional. Super helpful, attentive and talented. If you need a DJ, look no further!


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