DJ Jay Fortier

Oak Park, IL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Expert:He makes sure you & your guests will have a good time DJ Jay Fortier plays all music genres. You & your guests will have a ball as he smoothly blends the tracks. He loves djing – call him & you’ll have a great time! Professional & Experienced: Reliable & Timely. He Delivers. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, DJ Jay Fortier has entertained at Weddings Receptions, Sweet 16s, Corporate Events, Birthdays, Reunions, Anniversary Parties & Backyard BBQ’s. Call him – he’ll work hard to insure that everything about your event is to your specifications.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love (almost) any and all kinds of music. I enjoy putting my musical and technical knowledge to work helping to make everyone's parties and special events a success.

Location

Oak Park, IL 60302

Background check

Complete

Years in business

8

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

3

Reviews

7 Reviews
  • Kristine B. Dec 15, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great Find!
    Jay was a great find! He was early and played great music for our work Christmas party.
  • Preston J. Nov 10, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Completely satisfied
    Very professional
  • Kathi T. Oct 25, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Awesome DJ!
    Very prompt and professional. Worked with the crowd and always aimed to please. Would hire him again without hesitation!
  • Hafsah K. Jun 27, 2016
    I can not explain in words, how much we cherished JAY, he was total blast and birthday party was a complete rock and roll. Such a creative DJ, couldn't ask for any other one. He was humble, punctual and very professional from discussing our options with him to last night b'day gala. He took the music to whole new level. If you want a memorable event then Dj Jay Fortier is all you want. Book with him and get ready for a complete package of entertainment. Thumbs up. Highly recommended
  • Kadden C. Jun 25, 2016
    Jay was very attentive to my requests and made sure that the music fit my taste. He was a pleasure to work with.
  • Shirley D. Jun 24, 2016
    I definitely recommend that you hire DJ Jay Fortier! Jay was very friendly and helpful the whole time. I'm glad we decided to hire him. His rate was low but he still added nice touches like setting up a studio microphone for our daughter to sing and finding the right backing track for her. Never had a problem reaching him, and I called several times to request specific versions of songs and to discuss schedule changes. He was a great MC, it felt awesome to walk into the reception after the wedding party as he announced us as husband and wife. He kept our guests engaged from the microphone and the dancefloor was packed. He was excellent.
  • Mary C. Jun 24, 2016
    This dj handled everything like a pro. He arrived early and even helped me set up my own food table and decorations. Played bachata merengue salsa and dance music and took requests. Anything we wanted. Everyone complimented me on the success of my party and said they had a great time, which reflects well on my business. Highly recommended.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
When a customer hires me I ask them to provide the address of the event so that I can arrive 1 hour before it begins in order to set up my equipment. We also discuss music requests/guidelines and any other special concerns.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a college graduate and always had an interest in music. I began DJing as a hobby and as i got better and gained experience I began to take paying gigs.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always had an interest in music. I began DJing as a hobby and as i got better and gained experience I began to take paying gigs. I also play the drums and piano.
What types of customers have you worked with?
All different walks of life and age groups with all kinds of different tastes in music. It's important to be able to adapt and to read the crowd in order to know what music is going to make them happy.