JBQAV • Santa Cruz • CA 95060

Wedding DJ / Entertainment / Music


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Service Area

Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Will travel throughout California.

Special Offer

Couples that mention “Here Comes The Guide” in the promo code area on JBQAV's website receive 10% off their contract!

Services Offered

JBQAV offers DJ / MC services and audio-visual rentals for weddings and special events. They aim for a seamless client experience and satisfaction, and will work with you to come up with a playlist based on your unique style and preferences. They even provide a comprehensive wedding planning document to guide you!

Their rental inventory includes DJ sound systems, wireless microphones, projectors, screens, uplighting, and dance floors—plus they'll take care of delivery, setup, and teardown of your rentals. In addition to wedding essentials, they offer systems for milestone celebrations, corporate events, memorials, outdoor movie nights, concerts, and more.

Prices and/or Package Info

Monday–Thursday prices are as follows. Please add 15% for Fridays & Sundays or 30% for Saturdays & Holidays:

Wedding DJs/MCs:

  • Ceremony & Reception from $1,600 for 7 hours
  • Ceremony Package from $500 for 2 hours
  • Reception Package from $1,300 for 5 hours

All packages include:

  • 1 DJ/Emcee
  • local transportation
  • complete sound systems
  • on-time arrival to venue(s) or venues
  • equipment setup and breakdown
  • microphones (corded or wireless)
  • lighting package (Reception only)
  • timeline, music, & announcement planning
  • $1M+ liability insurance for venue


"I do recommend Jaron and JBQAV for weddings. He did an amazing job!"

"Jaron was so responsive, enthusiastic and friendly."

"He was very interested to understand our musical interests."

"Jarod excels in set up, punctuality, and operating the sound and lighting systems."

"The lighting made the reception look absolutely enchanting!!! I can't stress enough how pleased we were with the lighting."

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Questions and Answers

What 3 words best describe your work?

DJ/MCs, Audiovisual & Lighting.

Why should someone hire you?

From start to finish, we are easy to contact and book, do excellent work and have a lot of fun while we are at it!

What drew you to this field/how did you get started?

I was interested in car auto and big sound systems moving a lot of air. I translated that love to entertainment systems at weddings and other special events. I come from an endurance training background and most of my equipment has some serious weight to it!

Tell us about a favorite, unusual or very interesting moment at a wedding:

A bride and her father were walking from the staging area down the aisle at a wedding ceremony. Seated guests started to yell that a barrier made from a railroad rope was still tied and blocking their way. I jumped into action. Because it was so tight, I had to use my teeth to get the knot untied. The whole ordeal only delayed us about 2 minutes. Everyone shouted and cheered!

What makes a wedding memorable for you?

I love to see couples, guests and vendors disregard and forget all their problems and have the time of their lives. Even though it can be extremely stressful to put it all together, that never shows on the big day.

What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?

I suggest hiring a wedding coordinator (either day-of or longer) to refer quality vendors and provide guidance. Do not rely on a friend or family member unless they are one, of course.

If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?

If I could fly all the equipment in like Superman, that'd be better than making 3-4 trips from the truck, lol!

What are 3 words that describe your personality?

As an event professional, I am prepared, upbeat and savvy!

What’s your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?

I normally enjoy a craft beer to wind down after a hard day.

Tell us about your pets, if you have any.

I have two dogs named Nola and Honey and a pet fish named Chicken Nugget.

What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges?

My first love is eating at home because my wife is a wonderful cook. My go-to everyday spot is El Pollo Loco. If it's a special occasion, it'll most likely be a high-end Japanese, French, or Italian restaurant.

JBQAV Covers These Areas:

  • Northern California
    • Bay Area
    • East Bay
    • Monterey and Carmel
    • Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
    • North Bay / Marin
    • San Francisco
    • SF Peninsula / Half Moon Bay
    • San Jose / South Bay
    • Santa Cruz
    • Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
  • Southern California
    • San Luis Obispo and Central Coast Beach Area
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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This is a list of the areas that JBQAV normally serves. However, be sure to ask them if they'll be able to work at your particular location.
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