Testimonials

Our Mission at JTD

At JTD we hold ourselves to the highest standards, are responsive to your needs, and strive to exceed your expectations and deliver peace of mind from the very first call to the very last song. We are devoted to providing quality music while maintaining an atmosphere presented with style and taste to make sure your memorable event is a true celebration. We understand the importance of having a DJ who understands your personal music taste while being able to read the crowd and control the party with music and not the mic.

We survive because of our loyal couples and clients who have used and shared out services over the years. Here are some reviews and recent testimonials from happy couples and clients, all of who would be glad to email or talk over the phone about their experience with us. Inquire with Nellie about getting info and references for a specific DJ. To see testimonials for specific DJs, click here.

Praise From Our Clients

“Almost 12 years ago, you helped us create a beautiful playlist that incorporated amazing music for our wedding at the Troutbeck Inn, up in Amenia, NY. We have lived “happily ever after” since. I was cleaning out an old cabinet of ours and found a stack of 10 unmailed thank you notes! Much to my horror, yours was one of them. So, hopefully it is never too late to thank someone for making a truly fun and memorable reception for us. We spent so much time planning the music and you seamlessly took that information and made a wonderful party. It could not have been the same without you.“ – Andrea & Michael from Philadelphia, PA, Wedding at Troutbeck

“Dave Leonard was seriously amazing. He dj’d our wedding at the end of June at Onteora Mountain House. We knew after first meeting with him that he understood what we wanted. Dave kept the dance floor jumping the whole night and was super fun, accommodating and intuitive (without being cheesy at all)! I’d highly recommend him.” – Sarah & Oded from NYC, Wedding at Onteora Mountain House

“People haven’t stopped talking about how amazing the music and the DJ was at our wedding (and the dance moves he had….)!! For us, music and a dance party was one of the most important parts of our wedding. You succeeded in making that a reality, and I think the dance floor was full all night long (that’s the sign of a great party)! We cannot thank you enough! And for staying an additional 2 hours, that was amazing! Please send me whatever link you need for us to write you an amazing review!” – Abby & Jared from NYC, Wedding at Shakespeare on the Hudson

“Thanks so much for the great job you did at the wedding. Everyone had a blast, and I know that was largely due to the kick-ass music being played. I also appreciate you taking care of things we needed, as that was not your responsibility. You went way above and beyond the call of duty. If you have a referral list, stick me on the top. I have nothing but good things to say. Thanks again, we’ll be calling you in the future.” Casey from Pearl River, NY, Wedding in the Hudson Valley

“We chose JTD because pretty much every vendor we worked with told us Dave is the man.” – Paul & Gabrielle from Brooklyn, Wedding at Locust Grove

“Literally!! You Rock! You kept that dance floor absolutely packed, you played all our requests! It was amazing and we had the best time! I can’t remember the last time I danced like that! Thank you for everything! It was fantastic! ONE MORE SONG! ONE MORE SONG!…….lol.” – Antonia & Frank from Red Hook, NY, Wedding at Estate in Rhinebeck, NY

“You were flawless. Thank you…I told my daughter ‘good food, atmosphere and music are what’s important’. You nailed it. We could hear ourselves talk. Everyone danced. Friends thanked me for the song selection and music levels. And my daughter is ecstatic. Thank you.” – Father of The Bride, Wedding at The Garrison

“JTD Productions Night Wedding Outdoors“Thank you, thank you, thank you. The music was perfect, the sound was pitched so that my guests could talk and hear what was being said, and could enjoy the music at the same time. The selections of the music were great, and you played most if not all of our preferences. Most people were up and dancing. It was lively, it was exciting, it was a party! In fact the reality met my fantasy.” – Esther, Wedding at Hudson Valley Estate

“Thanks for an amazing evening. You really kicked ass. Next time we are up we are going to make you meet us for dinner. “ – Rich & Jess from Red Bank, NJ, Wedding at Kaaterskill Inn

‘There are weddings…and then there are weddings. The DJ can make or break the event. And you made it happen. JTD Productions Weddings Rustic ChicYou did a fabulous job as DJ at Allison & Greg’s wedding on Nov 13th at the Old Field Club on Long Island. The mix of ‘vintage classics’ at the cocktail hour set the mood beautifully. Then the dance sets during the reception were excellent. The mix was right, just right; plus, you managed to read the crowd and make the right selections. Everyone, old and young, was up on the dance floor and having a great time. It was crowded and jumping….all night long! The feedback from all the guests has been wonderful. Thanks for your great work.“ – Mike & Nancy, Greg’s parents, Wedding at Old Field Club

“In many ways the greatest influence on the success of a reception lies with the DJ presiding over it. In choosing Dave and JTD for our DJ needs, we found success. Long before our big night and even before we signed with Dave, he talked us through what to expect at a reception and how to look at the role of the DJ. After signing with Dave, he worked with us to ensure that all the eclectic song needs of our wedding party were met. From old references to Eddie Murphy’s singing career to staples of the Disney cannon, Dave met every single request and queued up the songs in such a way as to never lose the pulse of the crowd. Our guests were dancing before we even showed up! They loved our DJ so much that we are constantly getting requests for the playlist, which Dave happily and immediately supplied. We couldn’t have asked for a better night and we are so incredibly thankful for all the effort Dave put in to make it, just so much fun!” –  Emily & Jeremy, Wedding at Cranwell

“We are finally back from our long and wonderful honeymoon, and settling into real life. This is a much belated note to thank you very much for the fantastic job you did at our wedding. We really loved having you as a DJ. We received so many gushing comments about how great you were and how great the music was. In total, you did a fantastic job and we really enjoyed working with you. Thank you for your excellent music selection and your diligence in tracking down songs that we requested. You really did a great job! We would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone seeking a DJ. I hope that the rest of your summer is going well, and that your other gigs went as smoothly and wonderfully as our wedding did.” – Laura & Karen, Wedding at Race Brook Lodge

Thank you so much for your fantastic DJ-ing at our wedding. You didn’t just follow our requested playlist – you knew just what to play at the right time, and so many of our guests commented on how great the music was. As you may have noticed, we had a great time on the dance floor all night! You really made our wedding special, and so much fun.” – Tamar,
Wedding at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA

“The music was very important, and Dave did an amazing job. Everyone at the wedding was dancing from start to finish, due to his great DJ’ing. Dave was unobtrusive and polite, and he really made the whole evening perfect.” – Daniel from Chicago, Wedding at estate in North Egremont, MA

“What can I say – you rocked the house. You single handedly got the party going and kept it moving and dancing the whole night. The processional music was absolutely perfect- exactly what I imagined for a long time. As I told you, I had numerous guests tell me that hands down, it was the best music they’ve ever heard at a wedding! (I agree) Thank you for lending your talent to my family & me for the best evening of my life. Hopefully we can share in the groove again in the future! All the best of luck to you!” – Amanda, Wedding at Estate in Lenox, MA

“Music was very important. The ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception went flawlessly. Couldn’t have gone any smoother. Dave was attentive, present, professional, and on the ball!” – Stacy & Steve from NYC, Wedding at Interlaken Inn

“Thank you so much for the awesome job you did at our wedding! We wanted our wedding to be fun above all else and it was the BEST party ever! Everything went off without a hitch and we could not be happier. Thank you for all the time that you put into making this party great. The playlist and timing of everything was perfect.“ – Meg & Frank from Baltimore. MD, Wedding at Full Moon Resort

“We just wanted to thank you again for the incredible job you did last night. Everyone commented on how great the music was and how terrific you were. We’re thinking we might just have to throw another party again so that you can come do the music!” – Mary Jo & Jim, Wedding Red Maple Vineyard

“We chose you for your outstanding reputation for customer service at every event. The professionalism and service of what was needed on our day was there before I even noticed it was needed. The music turned out to be more important than expected and totally made the day one hundred times better. The staff at JTD was inviting, warm and genuine. They brought up questions and concerns during our meeting that we never thought of and were so flexible with last minute details and scheduling issues.” – Carmen & Chris from Boston, MA, Wedding in Palenville, NY

“I had so much fun. I’m just finally starting to feel normal again. Thank you for everything. Everyone cannot stop talking about how amazing you were. They loved the music!!! You really are the best. :)” – LeighAnn Sharon, Event Coordinator at Full Moon Resort

“Zeke and I just returned from our honeymoon. We reflected the whole week on how wonderful our wedding was, and a big part of that was due to you, Dave. The party was amazing and we just wanted to thank you for creating such a fun time, for adapting to changes in the schedule, and for being so easy to work with. We would love to be references for you, and hope we have opportunities to work with you in the future. Thanks again to all.” – Zoe & Zeke from NYC, Wedding at Round Hill House

“I really liked that Dave reached out to us, almost immediately after filling out an online form. He was friendly and down to earth. Both my husband and I loved him! Music is the most important part of a wedding (after the vows).” – Betsy & Chad from New Paltz, Wedding at Private Residence in New Paltz

“We were very pleased with the positive reviews DJ Dave Leonard received. After speaking with him on the phone, we knew we wanted him as our dj. The music is extremely important. Our guest list was very diverse, and all we wanted was for every one to dance and enjoy themselves. Dave made that happen.”  – Sarah & Frank from Hillsdale, NJ, Wedding at Mohonk Mountain House

“Dave was very helpful, friendly, and professional leading up to the event. He talked and met with us multiple times and made sure he knew us and the kind of party we wanted. Most importantly, he played great music and had the crowd at our wedding out on the dance floor all night. Everybody had a blast!” – Lindsay & Dan from Silver Spring, MD, Wedding at Walkill Golf Club

“Dave Leonard of JTD Productions was awesome! Prior to the wedding we had heard such great things about Dave, and he definitely lived up to those expectations at the reception. Dave had a great sensibility for the type of music that we liked, and that our guests enjoyed. He was able to keep everyone on the dance floor, and numerous guests of all ages have mentioned what a great find he was.” – David from Brooklyn, Wedding at The Rhinecliff Hotel

“Dave at JTD made our night absolutely incredible. We had so many friends who were just so impressed by the music. Thank you thank you thank you so much. Worth every penny!” – Stephanie & Paul from Glenville, NY, Wedding at Round Hill House

“We wanted to thank you for making our wedding so wonderful! The music was perfect! We heard every song that was important to us and loved every other song you played. Our guests are still talking about how great the music was and how they’ve never heard wedding music so good! We couldn’t have asked for a DJ more perfect for us and we’re so happy that you were a part of our day. Thanks for making our wedding day so perfect.“ –  Brad & Melissa from Hoboken, NJ, Wedding Acra Manor

“Of course I am liking your page on Facebook. You were the music guru for my wedding reception at Round Hill House almost 10 years ago! My husband and I love to listen to Unleashed on Sunday evenings. It brings back “‘the good old days.’ :)” – Bridget from Brooklyn, NY, Wedding at Round Hill House

“JTD Productions was recommended to us from Diamond Mills. Dave was so personable and helpful right off the bat! Nellie was great too. You were the only vendor that I wasn’t worried about before the wedding! ?” – Becky James & Ray, Wedding at Diamond Mills Inn

“I just wanted to thank you again for making our wedding weekend absolutely perfect. Your selection of music was ideal for all the varied ages and tastes of the many guests. Ashley and Zach were talking all day Sunday with our family and friends about how much fun EVERYONE had with the music. And you were so nice to wire the music upstairs as well. That was such a great addition for those that were relaxing upstairs. Dan, our caterer, also said several times how impressed he was and how much he enjoyed working with you…” –  Suzanne – Mother of The Bride, Wedding in New York City

“Dave Leonard at JTD Productions was amazing at our wedding. He not only absolutely rocked it by playing the music that got people on the dance floor, he even helped setup and break down the wedding chairs without prompting. He was more than a DJ, he was an integral part of the night and a true team player. This was the 3rd event I had been to with Dave and he brought down the house every single time. Don’t look elsewhere, just book him.” – Melissa & Jonathan, Wedding in Brooklyn

“Dave was the only vendor at our event that listened to our every request. He was exceptional. The music was incredible.” – Mercury & Dusty from Brooklyn, Wedding at Angel Orensanz Foundation

“Thank you for doing such a stellar job DJ’ing our wedding. As you promised, your DJ work was classy and tasteful and struck exactly the right tone. We had lots of comments about the fun mix of music that played throughout the night. Thank you also for helping out with the shuttle problems. Please list us as references – We’re big fans.” – Gina & Jake from Brooklyn, Wedding at estate in Great Barrington, MA

“Thanks for the great job at our fundraising dinner. I have heard nothing but rave reviews. People were pleased that everyone was dancing. Apparently, the last few years have been real duds in the dancing department. Thanks again for making me look good. It is always nerve-wracking to recommend someone and know that everyone will be mad at you if that person is not what you promised. But you were all that I promised and more. Thanks again.” – Carol, Children’s Home of Kingston

“Great music as always Dave… Thanks for making The Reis Group’s annual Christmas party at Hillside Manor a wonderful event year after year!!!” – Paul from Reis Group, Annual Christmas Party, Hillside Manor Kingston, NY

In response to your inquiry about Dave as our dj… We actually only used Dave– for our ceremony and our reception– and did not have a band at all. Dave was more money than the other DJ’s we had met with, and I have to say, was absolutely worth every penny. Throughout the process Dave, and everyone at JTD, were very professional, friendly and easy to get in touch with– which can be a tough find anywhere. When we started planning our wedding last summer we found out very quickly just how hard it can be to find somebody like that. Their website is also top notch– once you are signed up with JTD; you can search through their entire library of music, which made all of our music planning much easier. In terms of Dave’s DJ’ing at our ceremony– Dave, unlike a lot of other DJ’s we met with (five in total), really seems to love and appreciate music, and when my wife and I explained to him that we like a mix of punk rock, country, hip hop and oldies, it didn’t phase him a bit and he managed to play music that we liked while keeping the energy level high all night long– and kept the dance floor packed with people old and young throughout the evening. In short– I LOVE DAVE. I recommend him with no reservation. If there are any questions I didn’t answer, please feel free to call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx or you can certainly email me as well. –  Chris, Wedding at Onteora Mountain House

“What a party! The music was exceptionally good! It was great to see people dancing and truly getting into enjoying themselves. You really know how to get a party moving and can sense the party pulse. That is a real art! I think we’ll be talking about this party for a long time. It will help us cruise into the new year with lots of good feelings. Thank you so much for the donation of your services and for bringing so much energy and joy to all of us. You’re the best!” – Matoaka & the Kingston ARCS Office Staff

“We were so happy with Dave’s performance at our wedding ceremony. He chose awesome music that kept the party going all night. He had a light show that was a great addition to the atmosphere. Beforehand, Nellie was really great at walking us through what decisions we needed to make. They are responsive and easy to work with. We highly recommend JTD Productions! They are very professional and amazing at what they do!” – Nissa & Michael from Fairfield, CT, Wedding at The Garrison