DJ Jimmy B

Black Tie DJ in Minneapolis 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.  Since joining Instant Request, he has done over 350 weddings and has become one of the most requested DJ’s in town.

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

FUN, helpful, professional, just awesome!  If we could only repeat one detail of our wedding it would be booking Instant Request specifically, Jimmy B.  I did a lot of research before picking Jimmy B and I’m so glad I did.  We knew right away at our planning meeting that we were in good hands. He was extremely helpful and overall fun to be around. The day of our wedding he was amazing! He did everything we asked and then some. He knew having a full dance floor was important to me and he made sure it happened! Jimmy was able to read the room and change the music accordingly. He thought about our older guests, children, and everything in between. We can’t say enough about how much we loved having him. I HIGHLY recommend Instant Request but specifically get Jimmy B as your DJ!!

Annie and Kevin @ Dellwood Country Club

I just wanted to send you an email and say how absolutely AMAZING DJ Jimmy was this past weekend at our wedding. He did a great job and we could not have imagined it any better. He made sure everything was the way we had discussed and had asked for clarification on anything that we might have missed. And he had so many of us on the dance floor all night long. I had multiple people comment on how great it was. We will for sure be recommending him and Instant Request to our friends that are getting married!

Lisa and Luke @ Silverwood Park Visitor Center

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

It’s hard to imagine having a better experience with a wedding DJ service than I had with Instant Request DJ Entertainment and specifically, DJ Jimmy B from their Black Tie Staff. We hired DJ Jimmy to play music and supply a microphone for our wedding ceremony and our reception. DJ Jimmy was incredibly professional and well-prepared, he did a great job during our ceremony, and an even better job getting people on the dance floor. He played music that we requested and added in his own selections that were fantastic. He was a great communicator during the event and I really appreciate the amazing job he did for us. I’d recommend DJ Jimmy and Instant Request to everyone!

Ali and Zak @ Nicollet Island Pavilion

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

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

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

DJ Jimmy is amazing. He had incredibly creative ideas and was very flexible to work with. He had our wedding vision in mind and kept people on the dance floor the entire night.  I wouldn’t go with anyone else for any of our future events!

Amy and Jon @ Hyatt Regency Bloomington

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

Jimmy was the best! He listened to our do and do not plays and was all around a great time! We would hire Instant Request again in a heartbeat!

Sarah and Tyler @ FIVE Event Center

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

We loved DJ Jimmy B! He was so easy to talk to, read the crowd, and just did his thing without us having to worry about a thing! The online profile was easy to use and it gave us the right tools to enter in all of our preferences!! Thank you sooo much for being a wonderful DJ! We loved your work and so so appreciate you being there on our day! Loved working with Instant Request and will give a great recommendation!!!

Karlie and Dan @ Hope Glen Farm

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 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.  Thank you so much for being a DJ at our wedding! You did an amazing job. The ceremony and dance music was perfect. So many people commented on how much fun they had dancing at the wedding. People that normally refuse to dance were out there busting a move. We can’t thank you enough for creating the perfect atmosphere on our big day!

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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