JK Crum Musician and DJ

Pinellas Park, FL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

JK Crum is an engaging entertainer and musician. With the latest in audio technology and lighting available, he will play guitar and perform live music or provide 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. His exceptional references will all agree: JK Crum is an exceptional performer with a quality audio system to entertain venues of any size! Jk Crum Bio: Musician and DJ. Performs many birthday parties,weddings, receptions, and public performances at local venues in the Tampa Bay Area and private homes. A fun and very talented singer and entertainer who includes the following in a basic entertainment package Two performers - Jk Crum Musician/ DJ and Janna Broxon Songstress 1000 watt PA system, speakers, mics, and DJ lighting, electrical cords, and any needed audio supplies Sing and perform top 40 Oldies, Rock n Roll, Country DJ music requests Game show to include the entire crowd - I have many fun choices for adult parties Dance Music to get the crowd up and involved in the party up to 4 hour duration Proof of Certificate of insurance Liability Coverage Set up requires about 45 minutes. I like to arrive about an hour early to meet and greet as well as set up the equipment. I require at least a 6 foot by 10 foot area for equipment set up and at least one 110v AC outlet nearby. Payment - Check or Cash preferred. Terms: - Payment due upon receipt of services. Happy to extend the party duration for Tip and Gratuity Availability and requests for bookings are on a first come first serve basis. Additional Options are available at an additional cost between $100 and $500 depending on your preferences. If you're looking for specialized entertainment we offer a variety of options including a complete package featuring Musician and DJ - John Kevin Crum and songstress Janna Broxon, plus Belly Dancer Valerie Dishong Herzfeld and up to three dancers! Exciting themes include "Hawaiian Luau", "Tropical Heatwave", "Mermaid and Pirate FANTASY", and "SOME LIKE IT HOT" Fire show and dance music! Bookings for our Variety Show depends upon availability. Please contact us for more details. Jk Crum is a member of the American Federation of Musicians local 427-721 and US Navy Veteran. Professional, reliable, and talented are hallmarks of this unique entertainment group.

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.
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Location

Pinellas Park, FL 33782

Background check

Complete

Years in business

9

Number of employees

6

Times hired on Thumbtack

19

Reviews

11 Reviews
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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 is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My clients will find themselves at ease with my services. Once confirmed, Clients will get either an introductory call to confirm booking and discuss all options, or email, if preferred. I always make myself available to my clients if any updates are needed. I like to communicate with my clients a couple days in advance to confirm and go over any last minute details.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My musical education goes back to childhood with years of playing piano, guitar, percussion, viola, mandolin, banjo, trumpet and singing. I have used those talents in performing professionally with a band and as a solo musician for almost 10 years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Bookings for musical entertainment start at $200 for a 3 hour event. This includes our standard package which consists of the Audio system PA, Mics, Speakers and Stands. I have a professional backdrop for use onstage and is available to you before and after the show for photographs of your party. I have a wireless microphone for your use at anytime. I will play guitar and sing as well as DJ any songs you like. I am happy to include Emcee your event with your help at no additional charge. We also include trivia and party game in the entertainment if you like and we'll engage members of the crowd. Music and laughter is the key to my performance. If only backdrop music is desired, this can be provided as well. My clients are guaranteed exceptional entertainment at an affordable price. I also provide performers that are available at additional costs. Variety acts include: belly/hula/fire dancer, comedian, Elvis impersonator, Clown/ balloon artist. Please contact us for pricing to add these exciting options to your event.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've been playing over 20 years and I'm a well trained professional. I got my start in a small town of Buckeye Lake in Ohio from a well know entertainer Reid Colman but must give credit for my stage performance from local entertainers in the Tampa Bay Area.
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 who hired us. I felt so good about our role I play in their lives and as I reflected on thoughts that I'm making their day special I realized who special these moments really are. I truly love the job I'm doing.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I am fully insured for general liability and can provide a certificate of insurance. I am also a member of the American Federation of Musicians.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Consider how the quality of the entertainment as well as the audio system the vendor uses. Music does not sound good when its too loud or you have feed back problems and 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