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Toast & Jam

$2,495 Most Popular Price

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About

On WeddingWire since 2007

Toast & Jam is a professional wedding DJ company based in Chicago, Illinois. This team of talented DJs is honored to play at weddings and other special life events. They find excitement in crafting customized playlists for couples' special day. The team understands that your wedding day is about you. They will strive to bring life to the party while ensuring that you remain the focal point.

Services Offered

Toast & Jam carefully curates every playlist to ensure that all songs are well-timed and the party is continuous. Each of their wedding collections includes an initial consultation, MC services, microphones, and a sound/PA system. The DJs are skilled at reading the energy of a crowd, and they endeavor to play songs that will keep everyone entertained. Their vast repertoire includes electronic, hip-hop, indie, jazz, oldies, rock, and pop genres. Couples who choose this entertainment business can avail of the following services:

  • Do-not-play list
  • Liability insurance
  • One-event-per-day policy

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?

$2,000

What is included in the starting price?

Consultation
MC
Microphones
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,495

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

Consultation
Sound/PA System
MC
Microphones

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$550

What music genres do you specialize in?

Electronic
Hip Hop
Indie
Jazz
Oldies
Pop
R&B/Soul
Rock
Top 40

What services do you offer?

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

What additional equipment do you offer?

Microphones
Photobooth
Sound/PA System
Uplighting
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    Emily H. Married on 02/18/2023
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    So. Many. Compliments.

    DJ Rachel was incredible and made the night so special! Planning for the wedding was so much fun -- she understood our eclectic taste, and our obscure requests. We received SO MANY compliments on the music, not just from our friends, but my mom's friends. Rachel played something for everyone and chose songs that got all the guests on the dance floor. She read the crowd and made some amazing choices in the moment. My favorite memories of the wedding are because of Rachel -- father-daughter dance to Danke Schoen and then cutting into Twist n Shout for the ultimate dad joke/Ferris Bueller reference, and watching my new husband and his siblings dance to the romantic wedding classic, Debaser by Pixies.
    Toast and Jam understands their clients and can also feel the room and make amazing choices on the spot. Seriously, hire them.
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    Jenna K. Married on 02/18/2023
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    Fantastic to work with

    Toast and Jam has everything covered down to the last details. They are easy to work with and the initial and final meetings are so helpful.
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    Michelle N. Married on 01/28/2023
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    Forget everything you know about wedding DJs

    And just go with Toast&Jam.

    Even though I'm sure T&J don't totally want me to tell my story...because they don't prefer that their clients call them 8 DAYS BEFORE THE WEDDING but ok that's what happened. My partner and I decided 8 days before the wedding, that, well, we were going to get married. It was a push from my father who was dying. We arranged for a FAST wedding, and while my father wasn't able to make it to the wedding (he passed days before) the wedding was truly a profound, raw, emotional and beautiful experience. And Mary from T&J rolled with every single punch we threw her way. My partner was in Puerto Rico, and I was dealing with the death of my father. I know this is a lot for a Google Review, but honestly it just shows the empathy of Mary and the whole crew at T&J. They pulled together a photo booth for us, worked with our pretty wild and spastic playlist and created the most memorable night in a blizzard for my hubs and I, and 75 of our closest friends and family. Guys, this is all so fast, I don't even have official photos yet. But I'll get those up once I get 'em back. To the T&J crew, from the absolute bottom of my heart - thank you for bringing your A-game when I needed it.
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Team

DJ Mary Nisi
DJ Mary Nisi
DJ/Founder

Fed up with the cheesy antics and shameless self-promotion of typical wedding disc jockeys, Mary Nisi founded Toast and Jam in 2005 based on the idea that brides, grooms and guests should be entertained, not overshadowed. Music-obsessed since childhood, Mary got her start in radio at WLUW in Chicago where she deejayed the Monday morning drive for nearly a decade. She鈥檚 deejayed at numerous spots around Chicago including The Whistler, Danny's, Schuba's, The Burlington, Delilah's and Smashing Time, the legendary Saturday night dance party at The Hideout, as well as abroad at All Tomorrow's Parties, the celebrated music festival in Camber Sands, England. She is a founding member of the Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP) and the CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights, runs the CHIRP Music Quiz and currently hosts "The Noonday Underground" on Mondays from noon to 3pm on CHIRPradio.org. A graduate of DePaul University and a native of Omaha, Nebraska, Mary has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, Chicago Public Radio, Daily Candy, CS Brides, The Knot, Brides Chicago, Martha Stewart Weddings and TimeOut Chicago. She and her husband John live in Logan Square with two cats and an astounding number of single-purpose kitchen utensils. In 2014, Mary gave birth to the cutest, smiley-est baby in the history of mankind and named him Sebastian. He enjoys winning staring contests, crushing it on the playground and, much to his mother鈥檚 chagrin, seemingly loves 鈥淭he Chicken Dance.鈥 He is likely to someday find the cure for cancer. He has also been to more rock shows than most adults.

DJ Norah
DJ Norah
DJ/Business Manager

DJ Norah is a jack of all creative trades. She deejayed clubs and played keyboard in a band called Headache City before she found her musical calling with Toast & Jam. She once ran a craft fair and later worked at a chic modern furniture store (she has a soft spot for mid-century modern pieces and dreams of someday owning a Saarinen Womb Chair). Her most recent creative passion has been making elaborate costumes for her two kids - she's turned her daughter into David Bowie, Colonel Sanders and Steve Martin from 鈥淭he Jerk鈥, among others. Last Halloween, the whole family went as Ghostbusters characters, and this year, Norah will transform her brood into the cast of Golden Girls. Norah鈥檚 just as creative with her dancefloor playlists as she is with her costume concepts. She is taking care of business M-F, in charge of scheduling, client services and lots of other important stuff. But, if you happen to need Blanche Devereaux to DJ your wedding, who ya gonna call?

DJ Alli
DJ Alli
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PRONOUNS: SHE / HER

DJ Alli knows how to bring the party. She spends her free time working as part of CHIRP's Live Event team. This requires Alli to be something of a local music expert so that she can book and curate the best local band showcases in the city. Her other party trick (being an excellent DJ鈥uh) came from her background in radio: she majored in Radio Communications at Columbia College, and worked in programming for CBS Radio for years. You can currently hear Alli on CHIRP every Tuesday from 3-6pm. When this party queen needs to trade rock & roll for real R&R, she enjoys spending time with her family Irish Setters, Rauri and Owen, working in her backyard garden, and canning apple sauce and borscht with her husband, Will.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Peter Wynn Thompson Photography Peter Wynn Thompson Photography Wedding Photographers

Toast & Jam is one of the only DJ companies I ever recommend. They know how to keep the party going and all of their DJs are awesome to work with. You will love having them at your wedding!

Five Grain Events Five Grain Events Wedding Planners

Best DJs in the 'biz!

Michelle Durpetti Events Michelle Durpetti Events Wedding Planners

Michelle Durpetti Events LOVES working with the talented and personable members of the Toast & Jam DJ's! They consistently have fantastic customer service, enthusiasm and positive attitudes and are always a pleasure to have as part of the team of vendors bringing an event or wedding to life! We whole heartedly suggest Toast & Jam for your next wedding or event!

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Map

3317 W Fullerton Chicago, IL, 60647
773-687-8833

Monday - Friday 10am-6pm
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