Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Magnificent Djs is a wedding entertainment and production company. With more than two decades of industry experience, the DJs are also supported by the rest of the team at this award-winning event management company. They offer their services as a one-stop-shop for any entertainment needs a couple might have.
Performances from Magnificent Djs are tailored to suit the atmosphere of each unique event. They strive to play the right blend of music to fill the dance floor and create an unforgettable soundtrack for every celebration. Before they begin to plan their schedule for the day, these professionals offer a consultation where to-be-weds can discuss their ideas for the day. To enhance their music, Magnificent Djs is happy to supply a disco ball, flat screen, uplighting, and a photo booth. As well as DJs, this company also offers bands, orchestras, string ensembles, and customized performers.
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Dave began his career in the entertainment industry in 1998, when he founded the award winning national cover band Maggie Speaks. Performing over 3,500 shows over the past 20 years across the globe, Dave gained exposure to all facets of the entertainment community through his work at corporate events, weddings, charity galas, country clubs, festivals and nightclubs. In 2000, Dave left the corporate world to pursue a full-time career in the entertainment industry, founding Magnificent Events. He quickly established himself as one of the top national event producers.
COVID-19 gave Dave time to pause and re-strategize. In addition to his Chicago operation, Dave decided to expand out West to the greater Phoenix / Scottsdale area. Dave along with his partner and Top DJ, Xavier Joshua loaded up the truck and hit the ground running, replicating their immensely successful Chicago based operation in the Arizona market.
With a keen eye for talent and a strong business background, Dave was able to build Magnificent Events into a company that helps clients produce high quality events, secure top quality celebrity and professional entertainment and production for their events. Magnificent Events currently books over 5,000 dates annually. Magnificent Events has been recognized annually as one of the top event producing companies by NACE (National Association of Catering and Entertainment) and ILEA (International Live Event Association) at the NICE Awards. Magnificent Events has been the recipient of the following awards:
- ILEA Lifetime Achievement Award - Dave Calzaretta (2020)
- ILEA Rising Star Award – Dave Calzaretta (2012)
- Best Musical Entertainment (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- Best Fair or Festival (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
- Best NICE Team Event (2017)
- Best Social Event or Wedding (2018)
Additionally, Illinois Meetings and Events Magazine recognized Magnificent Events in 2016 with the Best Entertainment Award.
The list of Celebrities that Magnificent Events has booked is endless, but includes international superstars such as Lionel Richie, Barenaked Ladies, Colbie Caillat (at the 2018 American Cancer Society Discovery Ball), Phil Vassar, KC and the Sunshine Band, the Temptations, the Spinners, Bret Michaels, Charlie Daniels Band, Kansas, .38 Special, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Eddie Money and many more.
Dave’s business acumen is on full display with the Maggie Speaks musical family. Founded in 1998, Maggie Speaks performed it’s first show on June 20, 1998, earning a total of $100. Since that day, Maggie Speaks has performed in 13 different countries and 33 different states. Between 1998 – 2006, Maggie Speaks performed an average of 170 shows annually. It was then that Dave began scaling the product, replicating the success of the band. Between 2006 and 2007, Dave added two bands to the Maggie Speaks musical family with the creation of the bands Spoken Four and Final Say. The year 2013 marked the creation of the band Shout Out, followed by Enough Said in 2015. In 2016, they introduced Talk of the Town Big Band, which allows clients to scale any of the bands to 15 pieces and beyond. Collectively the bands in the Maggie Speaks musical family perform well over 500 shows a year in the private, corporate, wedding, festival and nightclub markets. They have had the pleasure of performing for corporate incentive travel trips in such exotic locations as Shanghai, Sydney Australia, Rome, Venice, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Istanbul, Costa Rica, the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Canada, Hawaii and many more.
Dave has become known for his custom entertainment creations for clients. His motto is “If it doesn’t exist, I will create it.”, whether this means a custom themed event such as an evening of Yacht Rock, Disco, country or 80’s music to their new Celebrity Sit-In model where famous lead singers such as Steve Augeri (former lead singer of Journey), Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Eddie Money, Tone Loc, Mickey Thomas of Starship, Michael Glabicki or Rusted Root, Fran Cosmo (former lead singer of Boston) or Art Alexakis of Everclear sit in with Maggie Speaks for their greatest hits. Clients love Dave’s vision, creativity and calm demeanor.
In 2008, Dave was elected to the Board of Directors for the International Association of Corporate Entertainment Producers (IACEP). In 2011, he was elected to the International Live Event Association (ILEA) Chicago Board of Directors. In 2019 Dave was elected to the Wedding International Planners Association (WIPA) Board of Directors in Chicago. In 2020, Dave was appointed to the ILEA Phoenix Board of Directors. He speaks nationally at industry conferences on the topic of Negotiating and Emerging Trends and Talents in the entertainment industry.
Xavier Joshua is a seasoned DJ and Master of Ceremonies (MC). His dynamic personality and versatility makes him one of the most sought after DJ and MC’s in the corporate, wedding and private event market. Whether it is modern dance music, Pop, Top 40, Hip-Hop, House, International or themed event music, Xavier has the knowledge and repertoire to make each event a success. His past clients read like a who’s who of the Fortune 500.
Xavier has spun at some of the most popular clubs in the Chicagoland area over the years, giving him insight and perspective as to what is new and trending along with what styles have worked in the past. This expertise allows him to steer any event in the appropriate direction.
Xavier is known as one of the pioneers of the Chicago House Music Movement. He was honored to be named to the Architects of House as one of the 100 most influential DJ’s in the Chicago House Music scene between 1975 and 1995. One of Xavier’s biggest joys was teaching and mentoring his little brother Maurice, who achieved national recognition as 3-time Grammy nominee and winner for his 2004 dance remix of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love”.
Whether it is an all-out dance party, themed event or chilled lounge atmosphere, Xavier can execute your event to perfection.
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM After hours available by appointment.