Readers’ Choice 2019: DJ/Band

BAY AREA

Denon and Doyle Studios

PACHECO

(800) 944-9585  •  djay.com

Denon and Doyle, launched in 1984 and now based in an entertainment complex in Pacheco, has provided DJs and entertainers for thousands of Bay Area events. It also provides photo booths, lighting and DIY rentals, plus entertainers who “know how to light up a room without resorting to cheesy gimmicks,” according to the website. The office has full-time event-planning staff.

Gatsby Entertainment

SAN FRANCISCO

(415) 758-1114  •  gatsbyentgroup.com

Gatsby specializes in Jewish entertainment, providing DJs and emcees, bands, dancers and other entertainers, plus photo booths and lighting. At bar and bat mitzvahs, “We get your party started with games, competitions and our MCs set the tone for a fun and energetic party.”

Joel Nelson Productions

SAN JOSE and SAN FRANCISCO

(800) 578-5780  •  joelnelson.com

Joel Nelson, a perennial J. Readers’ Choice winner, has been in the local entertainment industry since 1981.  He leads his own band and provides DJs, emcees, dancers and entertainment to the Bay Area’s Jewish market. “We sing in Hebrew, teach Israeli dances if requested and can even lead the Birkat,” the grace after meals, according to Joel.

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