About DJ / MC Jeffrey Evan Mufson
Try pronouncing that name three times fast without slurring! It may be a mouthful, but hey... That's my name. And, forgive me as I speak in the first person here (typically a no-no these days, I'm not sure why)...
MAYBE it's because ... It's never supposed to be about ME... It's supposed to be about YOU and the focus of your celebration!
"YOU Are The STAR!"
If you've decided to sit down, take some time to get some information about yours truly, then good for you. You're doing your due dilligence.
WELL then, get comfy, cause here goes...
HEY! Where's the fire? If you're in a hurry, Click HERE for a really shortened "Reader's Digest" "Cliff-Notes" Bio
Born and raised in a Jewish household on Treasure Island (a neighborhood in North Bay Village, situated on the 79th Street Causeway between Miami and Miami Beach), Bar-Mitzvahed at the age of 14 (Yes, a little late... according to my Dad, just so he "couldn't say that he never gave me one") at Temple Emanuel near South Beach, graduated 1977 from Miami Beach Senior High School, then got my Bachelor Of Fine Art degree at The University Of South Florida in 1983 (fronting a rock band or two along the way).
It was at USF where I fell in love with the art of spinning records. I got into it because at the time I was also a Rock Photographer (selling 3x5 shots of folks like KISS and VAN HALEN at the USF Flea Market every Wednesday), and I decided that I needed to produce "mix-tapes" to publicly perform at my booth for folks to hear as they looked over the merchandise. I figured that the music would somehow bring the images to life and facilitate their sale. Guess what: It did. The fun never stopped till this day!
Folks suddenly started hearing my work and inviting me to DJ their parties (a very common start for most mobile jocks).
Like many of my DJ compadres, I received many opportunities and experience from great Tampa area agents and contractors (A-Sunset Entertainment, American Band Scan, Night Owl, Fun Time, Art's Moving Music Machine, Michael Jeffrey, Mobil Disc, TK Productions, etc) who would call me with a new client every Monday. I also decided to give myself a company name called Jemstar Entertainment (based upon my initials, J.E.M. ... Get it?). Every weekday, I would come home from my day job and proceed to work on all my mobile entertainment stuff.
In the early 90's, I worked shifts on Campus Radio at the University Of South Florida (WBUL), where I spent a couple of years playing eclectic rock and roll during various wee hours of the morning, which led me to a gig doing radio for three years at a small "Middle Of The Road" station in Zephyrhills (WPAS 1400AM), where I learned to love great music such as Sinatra and Manilow. My boss was David Zeplowitz (You may know him better these days as "Cigar Dave" of "Smoke This", heard Saturday afternoons in Tampa on News Radio 970WFLA). He even allowed me to work late-night weekends playing all-request TOP 40 music for the local kids on an ensemble show we called, "Radical Radio Z-14" (Thanks to Dave's buddy at the time, Neil Presant, who to this day enjoys pimping "time" at WRBQ Tampa).
In 2000, after working 13 years as a darkroom technician, I finally broke down and decided that my true love had been staring me in the face all the time. It was time that I pursue mobile entertaining on a full-time basis. The license was purchased, the marketing was created, and the date was set. Like Sinatra & Minnelli sang, If I can't make it here, gosh darn it, I won't make it anywhere. This was it, baby! It was "DJ or DIE" (at the behest of my ever-patient and lovely wife, Karen)!!
It still is today, as I continue my vocational education as a graduate of The Florida Academy of Mobile Entertainment, a member of The Association of Bridal Consultants, and currently acting as Secretary on the Board of Directors for The American Disc Jockey Association Tampa Bay Chapter.
My family (my beautiful wife, Karen, married since 1985, and son, Brian, born 1988) and I reside mainly in the Tampa Bay area. It's ALL good!
GENERAL DJ/MC PHILOSOPHY
This is the way it should be when one makes a commitment; We only get married once (one would hope), and/or getting Bar/Bat Mitzvahed twice just wouldn't be Kosher. That's why my commitment to a reception event is just as strong for me as it is for you. As a host, representing you to your guests, I kind of liken myself to a surgeon; Your event is (for the most part) a procedure; One false slip of the 'scalpel' could create a memory that would linger like a scar for the rest of one's life. To me, that would be malpractice. This is why I'm on call for you 24/7 after you choose to become a patient [err... I mean client].
I wouldn't want you to have to take out a second mortgage on your home to pay for your wedding reception entertainment either. Although most of us would like to have our invited guests associate their experience with the highest of pomp and grandeur with no regard for expense, it's not all the time that life can live up to our dreams financially. Therefore, one may be able to afford only the essentials of fine entertainment. That's where I hope I will come in... and only I will come in... because I don't keep an entire staff of office workers or stage hands, dancers, partners or clowns (unless you want them). So, you wouldn't pay for them.
It's just me; I typically do all the heavy lifting, set-up and breakdown, all the arrangements, all the entertainment planning & coordination, all the lighting / FX, all the announcements.... Heck, I even help pass out the rice and/or bubbles at the end of the evening (if you need me to). I'm in the business of 'bend-over-backwards' CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Essentially, as you might expect, I'm asking you to put your trust for your event into a DJ with a high regard for service and personal attention to all of your needs. I may not be able to convince you myself, so please heed the words of all of these who did successfully make that leap of faith in me: References / Testimonials.
Thank you in advance for investing your trust.
Muchos gratitude to these folks who keep reminding me that YES, I
on the right track:
Am I forgetting anyone?
"YOU Are The STAR!"
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