Our History

It is a great honor to be present at so many happy occasions – your weddings, bar mitzvahs, and parties truly make the world a better place. Thank you very much for allowing Elegant Event the honor of facilitating some serious happiness. Here’s a timeline to help you see how Elegant Event Entertainment has evolved.

  • 1987- Chris Mortillaro gets his first set of turntables and begins spinning music at parties for family and friends.
  • 1991- Jason Jones begins performing and studying music, acting, and singing.
  • 1995- Chris Mortillaro works professionally in music production with artists such as Neil Young, Sting, and LL Cool J.
  • 1996 - Jason Jones begins his voice-over acting career & attends Shenandoah Conservatory of Music.
  • 1996- Chris Mortillaro starts his DJ company “Let’s Jam Productions,” based in and around Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2000 - Jason Jones begins DJing professionally in and around Asheville, North Carolina.
  • 2000- Chris Mortillaro works in Video and Music Production at ABC Family/Disney and DJs about 25 events per year.
  • 2006 - Jason Jones sells everything he owns and moves to L.A. hoping to further his voiceover career and start a DJ company on the west coast.
  • 2006 - Chris Mortillaro, after DJing with his own company for 10 years, meets Jason at a party. It’s a good match of businesses. They decide to team up.
  • 2007 - Branded as “Elegant Event DJs,” Jason and Chris spend the summer drumming up business and a few early contacts pay off.
  • 2007 – Florist and designer Kim Mendoza refer them to many of their first Wedding Clients. Soon after, several key catering managers with Command Performance Catering begin referring business to Jason and Chris. Elegant Event gets added to the preferred vendor list.
  • 2008 - “Elegant Event DJs” changes its name to Elegant Event Entertainment and adopts better business practices, like a real corporate structure.
  • 2008 - By the end of the year, Elegant Event has completed 70 events.
  • 2009 - The economy tanks, but wedding receptions soldier on. With little debt, Elegant Event invests more in their web site, social media, and marketing.
  • 2009 - Web site gets hacked twice in 6 months. Search Engine Traffic and business make a full recovery each time.
  • 2010- Business continues to grow and Elegant Event is now DJing over 120 events per year.
  • 2010- Chris Mortillaro and his wife welcome their 4th child! He’s a father of 3 girls and a boy!
  • 2010- Jason Jones celebrates his 400th wedding and his voice has now been heard in over 4000 recordings and commercials worldwide, while DJ Chris celebrates over 20 years as a professional DJ.
  • 2011- By the end of the year, Elegant Event DJs have a combined 70 years of experience as professional DJs and Emcees. They have performed at over 700 events (500 weddings) in less than 5 years. Elegant Event has been added to over 2 dozen preferred vendor lists for venues and vendors in the event industry.
  • 2012 - The Elegant Event web site gets a refresher.

Thank you! Your parties are the stuff of legend and we still enjoy every minute of it.

 

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  • Top 10 Songs for the First Dance:

    1. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
    2. Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
    3. Come Away with Me - Norah Jones
    4. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
    5. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
    6. From This Moment On - Celine Dion
    7. This I Promise You - N'Sync
    8. Thank You For Loving Me - Bon Jovi
    9. Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
    10. All I Ask of You - Andrew Lloyd Weber

    Which one would you choose and NOT choose??

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If you are an experienced wedding DJ who loves working to serve the needs of your clients, consider contacting us to find out what we're all about on the DJ side of the turntable. We are always looking for talented entertainers.

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