Black Tie Certified DJ Staff

DJ Jimmy B

 

Jimmy is originally from the Detroit area and went to college at Michigan State. He picked up an interest in the art of mixing music while bartending in college. He liked it so much that he decided to go to broadcasting school for radio, and began working for a Detroit country station upon graduation. For years Jimmy DJ’d in clubs in the Michigan area and worked in radio, eventually moving to Chicago and DJing in a popular club there.  When he’s not packing dance floors at weddings all over the Twin Cities, Jimmy loves to ski and once worked at a popular ski resort in Utah. From his first job as a lifeguard, to running the lifts at a ski resort, producing morning radio, spinning in clubs and DJing weddings, every job he has had has been something he truly enjoys doing.


If you are looking for a DJ look no further . This was by far my best vendor . So organized , professional, reasonably priced , and AMAZING! Jimmy B exceeded all expectations . We had so many guests compliment us and many asked for his information for their upcoming events . The entire night ran smoothly with Jimmy’s lead . He was so personable and quick to read the crowd and select the best song choices . We can’t say enough good things . Thank you Jimmy for an amazing dance party!  Words fall short of expressing what a great job you did at the reception! Not only did you keep the party going on the dance floor, but you were so organized and your calm attitude put both Dylan and I at ease. We had so many compliments on how fun our dance was and how wonderful you were! Thank you for running a night we won’t ever forget! We will treasure the memories forever! – Beth and Dylan @ Rush Creek Golf Club

I just wanted to send a quick e-mail to let you know how fantastic Jimmy was on Saturday evening! I am so happy that we had him as our DJ! I could not have imagined a better event. He did a great mix of reading the crowd and playing our requests. I cannot rave enough about him.  I hope we didn’t scare him during our meeting, because I think we requested that more “traditional” wedding songs not be played and instead maintain more of a party environment. He absolutely delivered. He kept our dance floor packed! He did a fantastic job of reading our crowd and playing a few Indian songs.  Jimmy was the emcee that we didn’t know we needed. One thing that especially stood out to me was how he walked around to dismiss our guests for dinner. We had multiple guests approach us and told us that was an excellent way to dismiss them and they commented on how nice he was. My dad was also so happy with the microphone coaching he got pre-speech. We had so many people reach out to us on Sunday and let us know how great Jimmy was and how much fun the evening was! – Saarika and Sean @ The Blaisdell

You surpassed my expectations. Our wedding was so fun because of you. I was worried that a DJ would be second best to a live band, but it wasn’t at all. You guys were over the top. Easy to work with and played all our requests.  I highly recommend you to anyone wanting a great time. – Jill and Andrew @ Lafayette Club

DJ Jimmy B was amazing! We’ve been to 3 weddings with him (the last being ours!) and each one was so much fun/had the perfect mix of songs!! Can’t recommend him enough!!! – Laine and Daniel @ Refuge Golf Club

Instant Request, as always, did a FANTASTIC job! I’ve attended several weddings where Instant Request was used as a DJ, so when it came to planning my own wedding – it was a no brainer! Jimmy did a FANTASTIC job at keeping the dance floor alive and playing songs to get everyone up and dancing! I wanted the dance to go all night long. 11/10 recommend Instant Request for anyone looking for quality, friendly and supreme service! – Vanessa and Brady @ Hutton House

We can not say enough good things about our experience with Instant Request DJ Entertainment. Booking the DJ and communicating with the company was seamless. Our photographer highly recommended DJ Jimmy B to us and he did an absolutely outstanding job! We never had an empty dance floor and we received numerous compliments from our guests both young and old! DJ Jimmy was great. I would and have already recommended him to multiple friends getting married in the near future. He did a great job at playing the songs we liked while keep everyone on the dance floor all night.  If you like to dance and want your guests to have a great time, I would highly recommended booking with Instant Request! – Kate and Sam @ Green Acres Event Center

We had a great experience with Instant Request, and in particular with DJ Jimmy B. Your company was extremely responsive to our questions and worked with us throughout the process. Whenever we had a question or concern, Instant Request handled it immediately and made us feel comfortable. Jimmy B did a great job at our wedding of keeping the dance floor packed! He read the crowd extremely well and played songs that people loved. He was very professional throughout the planning and event. – Nicole and Lucas @ Calhoun Beach Club

Jimmy Bogen could not have been better. He played a great mix of the songs and genres that we requested. Multiple people have told me how awesome our DJ was. DJs make a difference. Jimmy made a difference. I could not recommend him enough. – Kristen and Joshua @ Loring Social

We LOVED our DJ, Jimmy Bogen! Amazing! Look no further.  Instant Request was super easy to work with and has an easy interface to get your DJ all the info that they will need for your perfect day. I would pay the Black Tie extra cost and get Jimmy. He was an amazing DJ and kept people dancing for 3.5 hours straight! This was a super important part of our wedding and he knocked it out of the park. Just as an FYI you will just have one meeting with your DJ about 2 weeks before the wedding. Leading up till then you can work on filling out your wedding details. This process worked just perfectly for us! DJ Jimmy will have your back 100000% and we were so lucky to have him! People danced all night and we had the best time EVER! We loved Instant Request! – Lindsey and Nathan @ 413 on Wacouta Event Center

We hired Instant Request through our reception venue and were SO glad we did! DJ Jimmy Bogen was phenomenal throughout the whole process from the initial meeting to the end of our reception. He was so easy to work with and incredibly flexible! Instant Request has an awesome online library of songs that you can pick as must haves, likes, or don’t play’s. We ended up changing our first dance song a few nights before the wedding and he was totally cool with it! The dance itself was awesome. The various events throughout the reception flowed seamlessly and he did such a great job reading the crowd and keeping everyone grooving. We never saw an empty dance floor the whole night and we even had my grandparents and great uncles on the dance floor the same time as my husband’s frat brothers! We had a very diverse wedding and guests and DJ Jimmy was able to accommodate everyone’s tastes! THANK YOU Instant Request and DJ Jimmy Bogen for making our reception the best dance we could’ve asked for! We had THE BEST DJ for our wedding and it is all thanks to your company!! Jimmy Bogen was phenomenal!! Thank you!!!!  – Lissy and Andrell @ Bearpath Golf and Country Club

Amazing experience for our wedding! The office was in contact with us through the planning process, once a DJ was assigned about 2 weeks before the event , DJ Jimmy Bogen reach out first thing to discuss specifics on the event. We gave him minimal guidelines and told him we just wanted a good dance party for the reception. Jimmy absolutely killed it. We and all our guests had a blast and Jimmy playing excellent music the whole night. He even helped the father of the bride out on his speech upon his request. 100% recommend. Thanks again!!!  – Christina and Michael @ Minneapolis Event Center

Jimmy is the best DJ, couldn’t recommend him more to those hosting events! He goes above and beyond to personalize your special day. Not to mention how he interacts with the crowd and his attention to detail. Again, can’t say enough great things about Jimmy. – Lindsey and Kevin @ Interlachen Country Club

This is a great company and we couldn’t have been happier with our results. Instant request has great responsiveness, planning, the playlist tools, their professionalism, and their overall performance on the wedding day. We had Jimmy B as our DJ, he was outstanding. He did a great job mixing in our specific songs, listening to what we wanted, filling in additional music in-line with our wishes, and making sure everyone had a great time. Additionally, Instant is very price competitive compared to the competition, with a great track record of satisfied customers like myself and it shows. I would highly recommend and refer others to use Instant Request for their wedding.  – Angela and Jeremy @ Theodore Wirth Chalet

We had Jimmy B as our DJ for our September wedding and he was BEYOND amazing! We first saw Jimmy perform at our friend’s wedding and instantly knew we wanted him as our DJ for our wedding. Jimmy sat down with us and really narrowed down the feel we wanted for our wedding. Jimmy was organized and put us at ease when we couldn’t think of every song we wanted to play. The music was high quality and the equipment was pristine! We received so many compliments about our reception and how Jimmy made the people who normally will not dance, dance the night away! We HIGHLY recommend Jimmy for your wedding reception! Thanks again Jimmy!  – Jess and Katie @ Green Acres Event Center

I wanted to reach out to you and thank you for recommending Jimmy to be our DJ. Ross and I really cannot put into words how happy we were with Jimmy and his ability to facilitate an awesome party! We had multiple guests approach us after the wedding saying how great he was!! Choosing Instant Request as our DJ vendor was one of the best decisions we made throughout the wedding planning process! The online event planner made what can be an overwhelming and daunting task into a simple, fun and easy way to select your music and organize your dance. We were so lucky to have worked with Jimmy as our DJ for our wedding night. We knew from the moment we met him, we were in good hands. Jimmy worked with us making last minute changes all the way up to the week of our wedding and he never missed a beat. He was extremely professional and FUN to work with and also so accommodating, with our custom dinner playlist and our ethnic Greek music and dancing! It is amazing how well he was able to read the crowd and keep the party going all night long! Our guests are still talking about how great the music and dance, as well as the light show was! Thank you, Jimmy for making our reception a memorable one for us and for our guests! We truly loved working with you and Instant Request! Jimmy – thank you thank you thank you!!! You kicked serious butt at our reception! We had a couple guests get video footage of the dance and I swear there had to have been 70+ people on the dance floor all night! Everyone keeps raving about how awesome you were! We are so grateful! I would recommend you and Instant Request to any engaged couple out there! Thank you for everything!  – Karen and Ross @ St. Paul Athletic Club

Instant Request was amazing to work with. They held our date and made sure everything was perfect. The lighting was AMAZING, it definitely transformed the space. The only reason I am rating 4/5 stars instead of 5/5 because on the website it more than once double charged us when we went to make a payment. Day of we had a lot of requests, which we should have told our DJ to stop taking requests and play music that we picked! I would recommend for future brides to let their DJ know they only want a certain amount of guest requested songs!  – Brittany and Maxwell @ Landmark Center

Instant Request in general is a joy to work with. Every one we spoke with was extremely responsive, polite and professional. We special requested [black tie] DJ Jimmy B because we saw him at a friend’s wedding – and we’re so glad we did! He clearly knows his stuff and was very supportive of our vision for the night (no organized dances, read the crowd, keep the floor hoppin’). We got MANY compliments from guests who spent the night on the dance floor and even the bartenders who said he was one of the best they had seen. Thank you Instant Request and DJ Jimmy for the unforgettable memories of our special day.   – Stephanie and Kale @ Rush Creek Golf Club

Black-tie DJ Jimmy Bogen was the best DJ ever and we’re so thankful that we booked him through Instant Request! We booked him for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. He gave helpful advice and guidance at our planning meeting, and the online planner is a great resource. Day-of he was on-time, friendly, professional, full of energy, and made our reception a blast. We selected the songs/genres for certain aspects of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, but ultimately gave him freedom to play songs based on the crowd and his knowledge/experience. The dance floor was never empty and we received so many compliments from guests! We highly recommend Jimmy.   – Laurel and Ryan @ Minneapolis Event Center

Jimmy Bogen with Instant Request DJ was the best DJ ever. He met with us a few weeks before hand to really understand what we wanted at our wedding and the vibe of our guests. He was every bride’s (and day-of coordinator’s) dream because he arrived early to our venue (the Loft at Studio J in Stillwater MN) to make sure he had plenty of time to setup. He was super engaging and lively during the cocktail hour, speeches and dinner. However, he was truly amazing once the dance floor opened up and he kept so many people on the dance floor all the way until the end! Seriously, two of our friends actually bowed down to him at the end of the night and said he was the best DJ ever. We continue to get compliments on how fun our night was because of all of the dancing. THANK YOU JIMMY! I would recommend him to anyone looking to throw a fun party!   – Hannah and Brady @ Loft at Studio J

Instant request was a great company to work with! They got back to us promptly whenever we had a question! Jimmy B. Was the greatest DJ and I am so glad a friend recommended the black tie package to book him! We got to meet with him ahead of time and go over music! He kept our guests dancing all night!  – Shelby and Ben @ Winehaven Winery

Ben and I wanted to reach out and let you know how much we LOVED Jimmy! He took the time to call us before our wedding to get to know us and our vibe. He was very easy going and knew how to feel the room to know which songs to place next. He did an absolutely amazing job keeping the dance floor going throughout the entire night and really played all of our must plays. We truly believe a DJ really sets the tone for the wedding and we believe we had the absolute best. Our wedding was so fun and all the guests have complimented us on our DJ and how great he was. So thank you so much Jimmy! Our wedding wouldn’t have been the success it was without you!  – Brittany and Ben @ Minnesota Boat Club

We went with a black tie package, and our DJ was Jimmy. Cannot recommend him enough, he was extremely knowledgeable and professional and there was not a single hitch through the entire night! A few guests requested a very explicit song later in the night and Jimmy made a point of getting our okay (even leaving the DJ booth and coming to speak with us personally) before playing it because he noticed family members were still present. Music is such a huge part of a wedding, and he nailed it! It was such a relief to not have to worry about any sound or music issues the whole night.   – Tracey and Shaun @ Muse Event Center

We had an awesome experience with Jimmy B and Instant Request! Through Jimmy and the online planner we were able to easily design how we wanted our ceremony and reception to sound and the results were exactly what we wanted. Jimmy was very personable and a great MC that was able to keep people dancing the entire night. – Hannah and Ross @ St. James Hotel

Really loved our experience – the DJ was great, kept the energy up and got most of our guests to the dance floor, young and old. He really listened to our requests, even the weird ones, haha, and had great suggestions as well. Wonderful experience for a great price – can’t recommend enough! – Samantha and Jessica @ 5120 Restaurant and Onyx Bar

Instant Request is an excellent vendor that comes at a very reasonable price. We had our entire event in one location so we hired Instant Request to handle the music for everything: our wedding ceremony (pre-wedding music started at 4:30 pm), cocktail hour, dinner hour (including playing a DVD slideshow on a large screen), and the dance which went until 12:00 am. Before the wedding, they provide an online event planner that helps you to plan every aspect of the music for your event – from ceremony to first dance to whether you want the “Chicken Dance” played (no thanks :-). The planner also has every song on the planet to browse and listen to and there are suggestions provided as well. Jimmy B. was our DJ and he was awesome. We paid $150 extra for the “black tie” service which included hand-picking our DJ and meeting him in person. Upon meeting Jimmy, we were put at complete ease because it was clear that he was competent and capable and had a wide range of knowledge regarding the different music genres. He not only looked like a professional DJ, he sounded like a real radio personality in his tone, inflection and confidence at the mic. We would without a doubt recommend Instant Request and DJ Jimmy B.   – Kim and Bradley @ James J. Hill Reference Library

We LOVED our DJ – Jimmy B.  He met and far exceeded our expectations.  He was a perfect fit for our style! He got everyone moving, dancing, entertained, and involved.  As the wedding approached, my biggest fear was that no one would dance, and that was definitely not the case! Jimmy played the perfect mix of old and new music, and again, it got everyone moving! I loved the dance – in fact, I am almost positive I danced to every single song! Jimmy was definitely in tune with us and the audience!  The thing I like best about Instant Request is that our DJ made our day absolutely perfect! I loved that I was able to put in a request for a DJ that came recommended to us, and that we got to use him and LOVED him! I love how quickly people responded to my emails and questions.  I also loved how we could request/block music in the online event planner.  We also loved that we got a great deal for our DJ services! We got a special price/deal and it was such a great value! As our wedding day got closer, I was worried that we “didn’t spend enough” on a DJ and boy was I wrong! Jimmy far exceeded our expectations! I truly believe we got a wonderful deal for the price!  Thank you so so much for making our wedding day perfect and enjoyable! Our guests were dancing the night away (as was my husband and I) and our guests reported having a fabulous time!! 🙂  We had the best night of our lives!     – Stephanie and Adam @ Semple Mansion

Jimmy B was awesome! We met him at FIVE Event Center during an open house, and we knew we wanted him as our DJ right away. He was great to work with and made sure to stick to my wife’s playlist. He was great reading the floor and playing songs to keep the dancing going. We received a lot of compliments. A few of the vendors we worked with asked who our DJ was going to be, and when we said Jimmy B, they immediately lit up and said how much they love working with him. So definitely a great person and absolutely worth the price.  – Cindy and Andy @ FIVE Event Center

Jimmy Bogen was our DJ for our wedding and he was amazing!! I can’t recommend him enough. Our dance floor was packed all night and he seriously played the best songs. I received so many comments on the music. He was incredibly professional and responded immediately to emails. Awesome job!!   – Ashley and Tom @ Hyland Park Chalet

The office staff was friendly, accommodating, timely and extremely helpful with e-mails and phone calls.
The online event planner software was very useful. It was really helpful in organizing the music for all the different parts of our day and the sample playlists were great. Our DJ, Jimmy, was great. He fit our style perfectly and completely listened to our likes and dislikes on the day-of, even when many people were requesting songs on our “do not play” list, which was much appreciated. What we liked best about Instant Request was our DJ. He was a perfect match for us and we enjoyed working with him. We also enjoyed the level of experience and professionalism at Instant Request in general. It made us feel like we were in good hands and it was one less area of our wedding to worry about. There was nothing we were disappointed in whatsoever. We thought Instant Request’s pricing was GREAT. We were initially meeting with another vendor who tried to tell us we needed double the lights that Instant Request said we needed to achieve the same effect. We felt like they were just trying to up-sell us and get us to spend as much as possible. We never felt that way working with Instant Request.   – Dylan and Connor @ Carlson Rotunda

We did the Black Tie package, where you get to choose your DJ and meet in person to discuss with that DJ what you are looking for on your wedding day. We chose Jimmie B. He was fun and amazing and had as much fun as we did!     – Sarah and Jeremy @ Crowne Plaza Bloomington

We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ than Jim. So fun and professional. Highly recommended.      – Keshia and Marc @ FIVE Event Center