Unlike most of the DJ world, Jay proudly holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Production from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. As a communications major, Jay learned how to MC properly with clarity, creativity and warmth. Even as a former On-Air Radio DJ and News Correspondent, Jay prefers the excitement, unpredictability and challenges of live events. — The love of it shows at every event!
In addition, Jay brings a wealth of appropriate and useful knowledge to your event. His unique credentials and “well-rounded” experience is second to none. Beyond that, Jay embraces and loves ALL music genres, constantly thirsting to learn more. When called upon, he can even “tastefully” interact, taking events to the next level by assisting beginners in mastering today’s popular line dances (or just jump out there for others to follow).
Since 1991, when Crestline Entertainment became a full-time service Jay has driven it’s success with a passion that continues today.
In his leisure time, Jay is an accomplished musician, (clarinet, guitar and now saxophone) and has performed with groups ranging from a 5 piece Dixieland Jazz band to the 65 piece Mount Prospect Community Band. Music is his hobby. DJ’ing is his profession.
Jay also loves to stay physically fit: mind, body and soul. For kicks, he actively participates in ballroom dancing, country line dancing and partner dancing and can even be found doing some salsa dancing.
Want your event to be the best it can be? Then tap into Jay’s ability, know-how, energy, passion, and specially refined techniques and get ready to be amazed!
Call Jay now! 630-766-9898
Meet Backup DJ – Jeff Kruse
DJ Jeff (Backup DJ)
(Backup DJ & Semi-retired as of 2017) – Jeff’s experience, attention-to-detail and cool-under-fire demeanor makes him a top pick for any event, especially weddings.
Clients love Jeff’s fun & vibrant personality. His energy, passion and wealth of knowledge consistently result in jam-packed dance floors. Always eager to please, Jeff’s skills will definitely exceed your highest expectations.
With years of experience already to his credit, Jeff joined Crestline in 2012. As Jay’s protégé for 2 years, Jeff has mastered what it takes to be a successful wedding DJ.
As a pet lover, Jeff spends much of his leisure time as a “Husky” rescuer, providing temporary homes for these fun & friendly canines at his west suburban residence until permanent ones can be found. While Country music could easily be called his passion, Jeff’s love of music extends to ALL music genre’s easily noted by his large music library that grows daily to fulfill customer requests, as well as his own.
Meet Backup DJ – Mark Mikowski
DJ Mark (Backup DJ)
(Backup DJ & Semi-retired as of 2018) Inspired by a musically talented family and rooted in a musical background as a Drummer and percussionist, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and professionalism to his performances as a Disc Jockey/Emcee. Besides English, Mark is also fluent in Polish. As an accomplished, former nightclub DJ, he is our specialist when it comes to Dance/Euro music.
While “club music” is one thing, planning a fun time for Weddings is serious business. So why leave anything to chance? It all has to be perfect. Before the event, Mark gladly helps collaborate on the approach, music choices and interaction details to custom-fit it with every customer At the event, Mark connects, communicates and delivers fantastic results by skillfully arranging the exciting dance hits you’ve chosen or have trusted him to make. In addition, you can rely on Mark to co-ordinate and perform all announcements without worry. As a successful DJ/Emcee for over 20 years, Mark remains one of our most respected and requested DJ performers.