DJ James Mongan
“Good Lord – I had no idea how perfect you were going to be! I’ve honestly never ever heard a better DJ.“
Whether the gig is intimate or epic, James brings decades of experience to his love of DJ’ing. He started out on Long Island, then moved to Fordham University in the Bronx and had a brief stint with WFUV.
Following his intrepid adventures in the NYC music scene, James finally touched down in our own beautiful Hudson Valley. He now offers DJ services for Post-Grammy-After parties, celebrity-studded soirées, movie premieres, public and private events, weddings, and everything in between. James spins an eclectic mix of swing, Motown, 70’s disco, jazz, classic rock, funk, club, hip-hop, world music, reggae, Latin, Buddha Bar, groove-based music from the 80s, 90s, and beyond. James is passionate about connecting with his clients and assembling precisely the right playlist to ensure the success of any celebration.
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What Our Clients Say About DJ James
“JTD came highly recommended by the venue. We loved that we were able to build our playlist on your website. The music was very important! Brett especially put a lot of time into his choices and felt that they were honored. James was lovely and professional. We definitely felt he contributed to the fun and good vibes at our event!” – Brett Kassel & Kristin Taylor, Wedding at The Full Moon Resort
“James did not disappoint! I could not have been more pleased!” – Nancy Duryee, Wedding at Berkshire School
“The music was very important and the selection was great, felt very natural. Everyone kept dancing the whole night. Thank you!” – Jessica Shirley & Michael St. Onge, Wedding at Santarella
“James did a great job with both of my sisters weddings and mine as well. The music was very important and James did a great job given a tough set up.” – Nick & Leigh, Wedding at Private home
“We received a referral from Gedney Farm. After talking to the JTD staff & James, we were impressed by their professionalism & commitment to not delivering “the same old” experience. Music was very important. We judge weddings based on the music (it sticks with us) and wanted ours to be perfect. We poured over our music collections & online recommendations for four hours one Sunday to deliver to you guys. The only variable was James & the guests and James nailed it! We got so many compliments from our guests (young & old) on the music!” – David & Kelly from Somerville, MA, Wedding at Gedney Farm
“Thank you so much for helping make our wedding so much fun! We had a great time, and it was amazing to see everyone on the dance floor! We’d love to send you a proper thank you note and a token of our gratitude when we get back from our honeymoon; could you please send me your mailing address? Thanks again.” – Anna & Alex from Astoria, NY, Wedding at Race Brook Lodge
“Good Lord I had no idea how perfect James was going to be. I’ve honestly never heard a better DJ. James’ philosophy is simple: great music that makes people want to move. That can be anything and everything and he’s sure to both please and surprise. Customized to the individual preferences of each client, James’ expansive music collection will ensure complete satisfaction. Our music selection was very important and James hit it right on the head. All of our requests were met and fulfilled.” – Katie Nack , Wedding at The Emerson October 8, 2011
“Hi James, Just wanted to write to say that we were so happy to have had you be our wedding DJ! You did such an amazing job and kept everyone dancing the entire night! Hope you had a great time and we would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a DJ. Thanks again! It was great meeting you. Hope to see you again!” – Adrianne & Austin from Kerhonkson, NY, Wedding at Tralee Farms
“Really can’t say enough great things about JTD and our DJ, James Mongan. We were married in late May at the Kaaterskill in Catskill, NY–on a day when it hit a high of 45 degrees. Naturally, we hadn’t planned at all for that kind of cold weather–in an unheated barn, no less–and pretty much the entire set-up and schedule of events changed at the very last minute. James rolled with every single change, including playing for our cocktail hour on basically zero notice, starting the dancing earlier, and changing the line up of songs to keep everybody dancing and warm. He did a phenomenal job with the musical choices, incorporating our list and also adding songs that we love and should have requested but didn’t. Leading up to the wedding, James was very available and receptive to all of our ideas about the day. Highly recommended.” – Natalie & Alex from Brooklyn, Wedding at The Kaaterskill Inn
“We asked our guests to RSVP with song request and James worked them in flawlessly. Thank you so much for working with us, especially on such a tight budget. We still get emails about the wedding and how great the music and dancing was!” – Alison Mitchell from Brooklyn, Wedding at The Millbrook Winery
“I’m a wedding photographer and have worked with JTD in the past and that’s why I chose JTD to dj our wedding. I was impressed by James’ professionalism, class, and music selections.” – Jennifer & John from Cold Spring, Wedding at Dalton Farm – Roosevelt House
“Forest and I wanted to thank you for doing a wonderful job. You were extremely professional and flexible. I was amazed at the way you handled the multitude of changes at the last minute! (Especially for the tea ceremony!) You also did an excellent job mixing our music selections with your own. Many people complimented the music played. (Forest especially liked the song choice for the tea ceremony).” – Ruth & Forest, Wedding at their Parent’s home in Walkill, NY
“James did an excellent job, despite very minimal input from us, because we were very busy with a new house!” – Susan & Nick, Wedding at Diamond Mills
“I just wanted to reach out to you and thank you for a wonderful event. James was great! I had non-stop compliments about the music and what a great job he did. Please extend to him my sincere thanks and my wife and I look forward to using your business in the future. Thanks again. “ – Russell, 50th Birthday Party at The Beekman Arms
“All of our guests loved the music! James had all of us up and dancing! He really set the exact tone that the kids wanted! So many people asked about the DJ!” – Wendy, Mother of the bride, Wedding at the Parents home
“James set up during the party and we didn’t even realize it. He was careful, organized and unobtrusive. He did a great job handling the old fogies with background dinner music then dance music. He transitioned to the teen music flawlessly, once we old folk finally cleared the dance floor. Lights went off, then he turned on his lights (a huge hit the way they were synchronized to the music) and the music didn’t stop. The kids danced until 11pm! All the kids danced, even every boy! We all had so much fun, young and old. The kids had so much fun dancing that I didn’t even serve the birthday cake because they didn’t want the music to stop. Our sincere thanks!” – Kathy, Don and Lizzy from Rhinebeck, NY, Sweet 16 Milan Town Hall