JK Crum Entertainment-Musician, DJ, Duet Group, Variety

Pinellas Park, FL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

JK Entertainment is a team of an engaging entertainers and musicians, than can tailor their talents to your specific requests. With the latest in audio technology and lighting, optional live music and/or DJ/ Karaoke services, and Variety show packages available, we have just the entertainment you're looking for! JK Crum plays guitar and performs live music and duets with, songstress, Janna Broxon or provides DJ, Emcee, or karaoke services to get your guests involved. His musical genre preferences are Top 40 Country, Oldies, and Rock n Roll, but can accommodate most other requests. Our exceptional references will all agree: JK Crum is an exceptional performer with a quality audio system to entertain venues of any size! Book us for birthday parties, weddings, receptions, corporate events, picnics, private parties and public performances at local venues in the Tampa Bay Area!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

"I love to see my clients happy and enjoying themselves without the added stress of worrying about the entertainment. Music and entertainment has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. My clients are guaranteed the music and services requested and more! I enjoy getting the crowd involved with games, trivia, and laughter. " - JK CRUM
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Location

Pinellas Park, FL 33782

Background check

Complete

Years in business

9

Number of employees

6

Times hired on Thumbtack

23

Reviews

13 Reviews
  • Susan B. Aug 15, 2017
    Singers
    Verified Review
    I felt like they really want to help make our day special, including customizing songs to my particular taste and needs. Very friendly, quick reply and I liked that I actually personally spoke to them not just via emails.
    John C. Aug 15, 2017

    Thank you, Susan! Can't wait to celebrate with you!

  • Rhonda W. Jul 6, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I would definitely recommend JK. He was very good & kept the reception going . Rick & Rhonda
    John C. Aug 15, 2017

    Thank you, Rhonda! Hope you two are enjoying your journey together. It was a pleasure to meet you and make your day special!

  • Claire K. Jun 19, 2017
    Band Entertainment
    Verified Review
    JK Crum was great to work with from the first contact! Quick response, professional, and very affordable. His enthusiasm was contagious! He prompted guests to join in, but was never pushy. We had a diverse age group, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. Loved having live singing and guitar along with DJ selections, and the lighting he provided really added to the party atmosphere. Requests were NO PROBLEM. Loved it and would definitely have JK back.
    John C. Aug 15, 2017

    Thank you, Claire! Your party was so much fun and it was a delight to be a part of it! Thanks for thinking of us!

  • Sandra W. May 7, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review Updated
    This gentleman is unbelievable and superb!! From our first meeting thru our event last night was extremely professional, talented, caring and fun . I had many, many guests ask me for his business card as they were as impressed with how he entertained, his selection of music and how much he strived to please all our guest from age 3 up to 82. The young guest also enjoyed all the balloon shapes that his partner made for them. I would love to just follow them around to all their gigs on the weekends knowing the evening would be fabulous!!
    John C. Aug 15, 2017

    Sandra, Your party was so much fun and memorable. We just wanted to touch base and thank you for letting us be a part of your family's celebrations! Hope to see you again, until then, many blessings to you and your family!

  • Verified Review
    This gentleman is unbelievable and superb!! From our first meeting thru our event last night was extremely professional, talented, caring and fun . I had many, many guests ask me for his business card as they were as impressed with how he entertained, his selection of music and how much he strived to please all our guest from age 3 up to 82. The young guest also enjoyed all the balloon shapes that his partner made for them. I would love to just follow them around to all their gigs on the weekends knowing the evening would be fabulous!!
  • Julie P. May 6, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Thanks John! We had a great evening celebrating my husband's birthday. Having you DJ was a great choice, we were very happy. Hope to see you again sometime.
  • Mark M. May 1, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    He did a great job and went above and beyond what I expected for our wedding. Would definitely use him again for any event where I needed to DJ
  • Debbie L. Apr 16, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Hire him!
    Amazing performer! Everyone loved him!!
  • Daniela S. Apr 15, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Wedding
    Great job. Showed up early stayed late. Everyone enjoyed the entertainment.
  • Gwen S. Apr 6, 2017
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Great pool party
    We had John Crum to our pool party last night, he arrived in plenty of time to get set up , played the music that we wanted, he got the party goers involved in dancing in a group, we had such fun and we found that on some songs all 60 of our guests were on the dance floor. He was excellent and we will be booking him again.
  • Susan P. Mar 13, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Outstanding Musician and DJ
    I hired JK for my dad's 90th birthday party. The ages ranged from 20 - 90. He had it all. There was something for everyone. There was dance music and karaoke. He is an excellent musician with a great voice and kept everything flowing smoothly. He made it fun for all. If you are looking for a musician/DJ for your special event, I highly recommend JK. I know I will be hiring him for our next event. Thank you JK!
  • Kimberly G. Mar 9, 2017
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Verified Review Updated
    Want fun? Hire JK!
    One word: Professionalism! OK, two words: Professional and FUN! After booking the gig, he came out beforehand, checked out the place and said multiple times if there was anything he could do to help not to hesitate to ask. He was eager and able to tailor the event to fit the party atmosphere. From easy listening familiar tunes as my guests arrived he moved into fun "get the party started" mode. He was then able to provide a perfect background for dinner with awesome vocal duets with his performing partner Janna. "Unforgettable" was a crowd favorite and was done equally as well as Natalie and Nat King Cole. After dinner, he filled the dance floor with spirited dance tunes interspersed with crowd pleasing line dance favorites. A highlight of the evening was certainly his "Game Show" scenario involving both hosts and encouraging audience participation. Big fun was had! His performing ability and his huge catalog of tunes was beyond impressive. He had everyone dancing to the very last note. A very professional crowd pleaser and a true performer in every sense of the word. Many guests left with his card...nuff said!
  • Verified Review Original
    Want fun? Hire JK!
    One word: Professionalism! OK, two words: Professional and FUN! After booking the gig, he came out beforehand, checked out the place and said multiple times if there was anything he could do to help not to hesitate to ask. He was eager and able to tailor the event to fit the party atmosphere. From easy listening familiar tunes as my guests arrived he moved into fun "get the party started" mode. He was then able to provide a perfect background for dinner with awesome vocal duets with his performing partner Janna. "Unforgettable" was a crowd favorite and was done equally as well as Natalie and Nat King Cole. After dinner, he filled the dance floor with spirited dance tunes interspersed with crowd pleasing line dance favorites. A highlight of the evening was certainly his "Game Show" scenario involving both hosts and encouraging audience participation. Big fun was had! His performing ability and his huge catalog of tunes was beyond impressive. He had everyone dancing to the very last note. A very professional crowd pleaser and a true performer in every sense of the word. Many guests left with his card...nuff said!
  • Freda A. Jan 4, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Rockin' Reception!
    JK was awesome; he was perfect for our small informal reception. He included some surprise extras that made a big hit with the guests, like balloon creations for the kids. He is so flexible and easy to work with. I highly recommend him for a fun, no-stress experience. We'll be recommending him to our friends for sure!
    John C. Mar 1, 2017

    Freda, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day. It was a pleasure and your kind review is greatly appreciated. We wish you the best in your new life adventure!

  • Ra J. Jan 3, 2017
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Worth another go
    Great job
    John C. Mar 1, 2017

    Thank you for your review! We look forward to working with you again in the future. Many blessings!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Our clients are guaranteed exceptional entertainment at an affordable price. Basic entertainment package (starts at $200 for a 3 hour event): * Audio system PA, Mics ( including Wireless microphone for your use at anytime), Speakers and Stands * Professional backdrop (available before and after the show for photographs) * Live guitar, your favorite cover songs performed by JK and Janna, and/or DJ your favorite tunes. * Event Emcee (if desired, at no additional charge) **Additional services available (additional costs MAY apply): * Party lighting * Trivia and party games * Karaoke * Variety acts include: belly/hula/fire dancer, comedian, Elvis impersonator, Clown/ balloon artist. (Advanced notice necessary) *** Gratuity not included in pricing. Pricing may vary depending upon mileage, location, and additional services requested.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Our clients will find themselves at ease with our services. Once confirmed, Clients will get either an introductory call to confirm booking and discuss all options, or email, if preferred. JK will always make himself available to clients, if any updates are needed. Clients will receive a follow up and confirmation call a couple days prior to event to go over any last minute details.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
JK: - Musical background in piano, guitar, percussion, viola, mandolin, banjo, trumpet and vocal performance. - professional band performance and solo musician for over 10 years Janna: - Musical background in vocal performance and flute - Award nominated actress and theatrical performer for over 30 years - Over 15 years of Karaoke experience - Professional clown/ balloon artist
How did you get started doing this type of work?
JK has been playing professionally for over 20 years. He began in a small town of Buckeye Lake in Ohio, where he received his inspiration from a well know entertainer, Reid Colman. He insists on giving credit for his stage performance to local entertainers in the Tampa Bay Area. Janna joined JK professionally in 2016. She grew up in Indiana. Her talent comes from a family background in music, and theater and vocal performance since high school.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Corporate Events, Nightclubs, Sports Bars, Private Parties, Clubs, Retirement Communities, and Organizations of all kinds, Weddings and Receptions, VFW are just a few of the venues we perform for.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Recently, we performed for a wedding and reception for a very nice couple in their 50's. It felt so good to think about the role we played in their memories of that day. As we reflect on the impact we, as entertainers, make on a couples' special day, we realized how special those moments really are. We truly love the job that we're doing and the friends that we make as a result.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
JK is fully insured for general liability and can provide a certificate of insurance. He is also a member of the American Federation of Musicians. Our team will work exceptionally hard to make your event "worry-free" and memorable for years to come! Many people are so concerned with price and usually relate price to quality. With JK Entertainment, we understand that we're in a competitive market and you're looking for the best entertainment at the most affordable cost. Because we strive to be competitive in pricing, you'll find that the QUALITY of your entertainment will WELL EXCEED the cost! ** If you have costs concerns and are on a budget, please let us know instead of passing us up for an entertainer of lesser cost, and possibly lesser quality.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Consider the quality of the entertainment, as well as the audio system the vendor uses. Music does not sound good when it's too loud , or you have feed back problems and have to listen to speakers squeal due to cheap PA systems and inexperienced operators. Only an experienced musician or DJ knows how to set up a room. Avoid cheap entertainers. They usually have cheap speakers and play with systems less than 300 watts. Outdoor events require more wattage. ** If you have costs concerns and are on a budget, please let us know instead of passing us up for an entertainer of lesser cost, and possibly lesser quality.