Jenna · Married on 09/07/2019
Our DJ Read Our Minds
DJ Jake Russel was so in-tune with our taste in music that our friends asked if we created our wedding and reception playlist ourselves. It was incredible! We received so many compliments about the music and the dance floor was filled to capacity the entire evening.Sent on 10/01/2019
Jake worked with us months in advance to get an idea of how we envisioned our wedding, he was so good about communicating with us throughout the planning process and worked with our schedules when it came time to meet in person. We simply filled out a planning form indicating what songs we wanted for our ceremony, first dance, & cake cutting, etc ahead of time and met with Jake in person the week of our wedding. He was able to curate an entire playlist off of a short list of artists and songs that we like. Only someone with years of experience and a true passion for music could have done what he did.
We loved that Jake customized a package that worked for us, down to the lighting, MC involvement, and additional music for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Everything was perfect and we are so lucky we found him!
Thank you Jake, for making our dream-wedding come to fruition!
High Rise Audio / DJ Jake Russell's reply:Jenna, I had such a blast with you & Michael! Thank you so much for the nice review. Such a compliment :)
Caroline F · Married on 07/20/2019
The best DJ you can find!
Jake was awesome! He is very professional, and was up to the task we had given him (we had specific requests - it was our big day, so he made sure and took the time to understand clearly everything we wanted or didn’t want). I highly recommend him! He was the highlight and everybody was still talking about how great he was even weeks after our wedding!Sent on 08/23/2019
High Rise Audio / DJ Jake Russell's reply:Thank you! Wish we had more time for dancing!! Thank you for being great hosts and making me feel like family :)
Kenzie · Married on 09/22/2018
DJ Jake MADE OUR WEDDING! The music was on point all night, he had people up and dancing, and everyone had a BLAST! He really listened to what we wanted and was great with taking requests from guests. If you want a flawless experience, look no further. Thank you, Jake!!Sent on 09/27/2018
Katie · Married on 09/21/2018
He got everyone on the dance floor
DJ Jake was fantastic to work with. He was so nice and really listened to what we want. During our wedding reception, everyone was on the dance floor all night. The guests loved him and the music choices. Thanks for making our wedding so fun!Sent on 11/28/2018
High Rise Audio / DJ Jake Russell's reply:Do you remember the 21st night of September? Earth Wind and Fire was begging to be played! We had such a blast at Snowbird! Thanks for having me be a part of such an important day
Kara · Married on 07/27/2017
Jake was amazing to work with! He was timely and responsive throughout the entire planning process. On the day of our wedding, he made sure everything ran smoothly and helped us transition from a beautiful ceremony in to a raging reception party! Thanks to his input and expert advice, I have some amazing end of the night photos and dancing pics. Thanks, Jake!Sent on 07/31/2017
Kara and Trevor Lewis
High Rise Audio / DJ Jake Russell's reply:Thanks Kara! You and Trevor were simply wonderful to work with! Your guests brought such a dance party vibe it made it pleasure to help you celebrate!
Alexis · Married on 05/04/2017
Jake was an absolute pleasure to work with. He made our big day so much easier, and I couldn't imagine going with anyone else for future events that require a DJ. He ensured that all of our guests had a blast. You would be a fool to go with anyone else!Sent on 06/17/2017
Madeline · Married on 04/15/2017
AMAZING.Sent on 05/05/2017
DJ Jake is an awesome wedding DJ. Super flexible, attentive, responsive, really listened to what we were looking for and dare I say over delivered.
We met with DJ Jake the week of our wedding and he helped us outline the whole event. He definitely kept the evening on track and made sure everything I wanted to happen took place while everyone had a great time. He also did some uplighting for us that was absolutely worth it - it took the space over the top (which was the already gorgeous Presidential Suite at the Waldorf Astoria)
Plus the music selection kept everyone up and dancing the entire night. I mean the whole night for our 8pm-12:30am reception. Our 80+ year old grandparents even made it to the "survivor photo" at the end of the night..
Thank you so much Jake!!!
Ilana · Married on 03/18/2017
DJ Jake did a fantastic job as our DJ for our March 2017 wedding. We're an out-of-town couple, but after several FaceTime meetings with Jake, he was able to incorporate our ideas to perfection. Jake's musical selections kept the party going right until the end of our reception. He was professional, courteous and easy to work with. We highly recommend him for any event.Sent on 05/06/2017
Carla · Married on 03/11/2017
Jake was a great DJ at my wedding. Also he had great suggestions for each detail for the wedding: first dance etc! Great service!! I highly recommend.Sent on 04/28/2017
K · Married on 09/17/2016
We enthusiastically recommend Jake for audio, M.C. hosting, and DJ/dance music services! We worked with Jake in these capacities for our wedding. His technical expertise, acute event planning and execution knowledge, and warm, welcoming personality contributed immensely to the success of our event.Sent on 09/22/2016
Jake was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout our event preparation. As it happened, our in-person meeting proved to be one of the most beneficial components of our week-of planning. Jake walked us through the prospective night, asking us detailed questions and lightly drawing out discussions points we had not before thought to consider. His steady yet upbeat energy made us so excited and confident as we finalized details.
Throughout our actual dinner-and-dancing reception, Jake maintained a keen 'read' on the room's collective energy and proactively used that information to manage the evening's flow and guest experiences. He was upbeat and approachable, confident and observant. We are quite glad we worked with High Rise!
Jessica · Married on 07/16/2016
Jake was absolutely amazing at our wedding last month! He kept the party going all night, was so flexible and unbelievably easy to work with. We would definitely recommend booking him for any upcoming wedding or special event!Sent on 08/11/2016
Bonnie · Married on 02/29/2016
Jake was the coolest DJ. He did everything he said he would and catered everything to my husband and my taste. He was professional and super easy to work with. I felt like his service was personal. He really cared about how everything turned out and made it come together. He understood what feeling I was going for and made it happen. He also had really good ideas to bring to the table. He made me feel at ease and set the perfect mood for my weddingSent on 03/16/2016
User6174596 · 2+ years ago
Jake was professional, organized, he was receptive to our requests. He emceed the reception really well and kept the evening schedule flowing smoothly. The lighting outside and GoBo lighting was well worth the added expense- really provided that 'wow' factor.Sent on 01/08/2016
User6179052 · 2+ years ago
Jake was fabulous! He was responsive to our needs for both music and lighting. He was professional and made the event so memorable. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional, organized and fun musical and lighting specialist! He has lot's of great music to choose from & excellent equipment.Sent on 01/09/2016
Andrea · Married on 08/15/2015
DJ Jake was an absolutely amazing DJ for our wedding. He was extremely responsive and helpful during the planning process, made suggestions for songs, and helped steer our music to fit the mood we wanted to create at our wedding. On the day of, he kept the party flowing seamlessly from the ceremony, through the cocktail hour, and kept the dance floor rocking all through the reception. And on top of all of that he is just a really cool, down to earth guy! I will absolutely recommend Jake to anyone looking for a DJ!Sent on 09/13/2015
Robert · Married on 08/15/2015
For me, responsiveness is key and Jake was always a phone call away. Jake is all about process and I love that. He knew exactly what to ask to make sure our most important date went off without a hitch. We had a detailed one on one kind of interview twice before the big date. Now our feelings on music and how we wanted to do it is one thing, but Jake felt out the crowd and gave the room exactly the vibe that it needed all through the night. The night ended with a sing along that couldn't have been better. If you are planning a wedding, give Jake a call. He goes above and beyond!Sent on 10/10/2015
Catherine · Married on 07/25/2015
We were so fortunate to have DJ Jake as our wedding DJ. From the moment of initial contact he put his genuine efforts into making our wedding an amazing success. He was flexible with timing and extremely professional at all times. He truly made the reception a blast; we would recommend his services to anyone looking for an awesome DJ that will care about your wedding from start to finish.Sent on 09/09/2015
User4810770 · 2+ years ago
Jake took time to plan the big day perfectly, and then executed to perfection. Not only does he make sure the wedding guests are dancing (at least that's what we wanted), but he kept the ceremony, reception, cocktail hour, cake cutting, first dance (etc) on time with his excellent, professional emcee abilities. Furthermore, we used his lighting and would not have it any other way!Sent on 07/06/2015
User5336980 · 2+ years ago
Jake was terrific and really helped create a fun party, keeping things going strong to the end. He took a lot of time with the bride and groom in the planning and it showed. He'll play whatever you want, and his music really energized the crowd. I would say our focus was on danceable Pop rock, and it spanned generations so everyone (young and old) could relate.Sent on 08/11/2015
He was an excellent MC as well, staying organized and on top of things. He readily cooperated with me on a little gag during my father of the bride toast so that it came off well. Best was that he really kept the party going with a lot of energy, and even stayed late to please the crowd with some extra songs. The crowd danced hard to the end.
He also organized some dances to get everyone involved, such as the snowball dance (everyone dancing grabs a new partner from the crowd, so that everyone ends up on the floor early in the night, which really got everyone in the spirit), and the anniversary dance, where people sit down after their years of marriage are called out, leaving the oldest couple honored with applause.
I don't remember his rate but it was reasonable, we definitely got our money's worth, my daughter and her husband were really happy, and I tipped Jake handsomely.
julie · Married on 06/13/2015
Sent on 09/10/2015
Jake was amazing. Prior to the big day, we met with him and explained what we wanted for each stage of the wedding (the ceremony, the cocktail hour, dinner and dancing). He really understood what we were going for and was able to provide great guidance as well. In addition to the music, we asked him to take a role in moving the night along, time wise and energy wise, and to provide some atmospheric lighting. He is definitely a professional, and as a bonus he is super personable and fun to work with. We could not ask for a better experience with Jake.
Braelynn · Married on 05/22/2015
Amazing wedding dj
I've worked with my fair share of DJ's now in the wedding industry and Jake by far made it into my top 3 favorite of all time! He communicated with the bride and groom and it was SO REFRESHING! It was amazing to work with a DJ who not only respected the wedding timeline, but also knew exactly how to get the party going! The guests did not want to stop dancing and I loved every minute of it. I highly recommend High Rise Audio!Sent on 09/16/2019
Monique · Married on 03/14/2015
DJ Jake was the best! So professional and accommodating of all our requests. The music was great and everyone was dancing the night away. We really appreciated his hard work. Would highly recommend anyone looking for a fun DJ.Sent on 03/29/2015