It is hard for me to know how talented he is because my party didn't require him to do anything except play the music we had requested. It was mostly during the eating time and people were sitting at tables eating and talking. There were a couple of games going on in the yard after dinner so the kids weren't too interested in dancing. They did dance a little, but not like a wild party. He was quick to turn the music up and down when I asked him to and was very, very nice and professional. This was a high school graduation party with many shy and quite kids and parents. Some church friends and neighbors, along with some older adults which naturally affects a kid's true personality. They don't want their parents to watch them dance!
The only time I heard the D.J.'s voice was when I asked him to get the guest of honor and his girfriend up to show everyone how to dance. When he did, his voice was indeed that of a D.J. and I wished that I had thought of some trivval questions for him to ask the kids for a prize of something like a case of root beer. I believe this would bring the audience in to HIM more, rather their own conversations. I would have enjoyed listening to his great radio voice a little more.
I would difinitly hire him again, but would ask him to turn on his personality ( even though I told him to be background music), and make people WANT to watch and communicate with HIM. I would ask him to announce the band and title of the music and maybe share any interesting information about a band member or particular song. He could have still remained background music even with more verbal communication. I am sorry that I instructed him to be in the background so much. Live and learn!
To anyone thinking about hiring Jason, you can't go wrong as he will do exactly what you ask him to and he comes with huge speakers and great looking equipment. He was right on time, and started the music promply at the agreed time. Just think about telling him to feel free to do his on Thing. He is the professional, not you! Ha!
S. R. in River Forest, Il.