DJ Jay Sims

Jay Sims
Jay SimsMaster of Ceremonies & DJ
  • Owner of Something 2 Dance 2
  • Started DJ Business in 1993 at Northwestern University
  • BS Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1997
  • Married Tamara, Director of Sales & Marketing for Something 2 Dance 2, in 1997

I started to DJ as a hobby when I was in high school.  When I enrolled at Northwestern University in the fall of 1993, I started by DJ Company as an avenue to help pay my way through school.  My initial advertising blitz consisted of going door to door to fraternities and sororities on campus and selling my service for their formal dances.  All the way at NU, I became involved with Dance Marathon, an annual 30-hour dance with 500 students that raises on average $1,000,000 annually for deserving charities.  Click here for more dance marathon info.

After graduating in Chemical Engineering in 1997, I took up full time employment in the Chicago area.  Still being near Northwestern allowed me to perform at their functions.  I also started to branch out into my true passion: weddings.

In January of 2002, I left my job as a chemical engineer to turn my part-time DJ profession into my full-time career.  I truly love entertaining and performing and am looking forward to providing the most unforgettable Entertainment Services for your Wedding!

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Christin & Brian

September 25th, 2017 | Wandering Tree Estate

“Go with S2D2! They were in one word: Professional. They are reliable and able to put on the whole production of your wedding without you having to worry one bit. I would highly recommend this company.”

July 29th, 2017 | Bloomingdale Golf Club

“They… take an interest in knowing exactly what you want for your special day, and they are there to make it a reality. Jay was awesome as our DJ! He played a ton of great songs, and just as we wanted most of our guests stayed and danced until the very last second. It’s one thing I will never forget!”

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May 21st, 2016 | Renaissance Hotel Schaumburg

“My brother used Jay for his wedding 8 years ago and we were so impressed, we had to have him also. He is professional, attentive, detail-oriented, and knows how to throw a great party. Not only is he a DJ – he is a master of ceremony and helps keep the entire reception in order.”

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August 13th, 2016 | Ruffled Feathers Golf Club

“We can’t say enough about our DJ and owner Jay. He did an amazing job and right up until the last sound at midnight the dance floor was packed.”

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June 18th, 2016 | Country Club of Peoria in Peoria Heights
“From our meeting with Jay several weeks before the big day, I knew Something 2 Dance 2 would exceed our expectations. Jay took time to observe our personalities so that he could tailor the night to us.”Click here to read Jay's complete review
June 24th, 2017 | Hotel Baker
“Thank you for all of your help with our wedding. We want to thank you again for everything. You are a blast to work with. Glad you were ok with our 90’s rap music. You were awesome!”Click here to read Jay's complete review.
January 23rd, 2016 | Orchard Ridge Farms

“Sooo many people during and after our wedding have told us how great the music/entertainment throughout the night was and that the music seemed so effortlessly choreographed with each step through out our night, during the ceremony and reception and Chris and I can’t agree more!”

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August 22nd, 2015 | Prairie Landing Golf Club

“He kept everyone dancing all night and took care of the day so we could enjoy ourselves! Thank you so much to Jay for an epic wedding!”

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June 27th, 2015 | Hilton Lisle

“Not only was he our DJ and MC for the night, he also felt like our personal wedding planner for the reception! Any questions we had were answered and all our requests were fulfilled. Jay was there for us and wanted our day to be perfect and unique to us – just as we did.”

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May 30th, 2015 | Hotel Pere Marquette

“We wanted some who would keep the party going and be interactive but not too cheesy or staged. HE. WAS. PERFECT. He always knew what song to play and he kept the crowd going.”
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January 17th, 2015 | Hotel Palomar

“I honestly believe that Jay made our reception and turned it into a fun party for all of our guests!”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

December 31st, 2014 | Bolingbrook Golf Club

“I lost count of how many compliments we got on Jay.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

June 14th, 2014 | Bobak’s

“We can’t put into words how wonderful Jay, Kyler and the entire S2D2 team was to work with for our wedding!”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

June 7th, 2014 | Elgin Country Club

“Our reception was perfect largely due to Jay’s ability to facilitate every aspect of the event.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

May 31st, 2014 | Marriott O’Hare

“Suggesting our ‘kissing couples’ game and bridesmaid scavenger hunt was a perfect addition to our wedding that no one expected!”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

February 8th, 2014 | Grand Geneva Resort

“Jay’s attention to detail allowed us to truly enjoy our wedding.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

December 31st, 2013 | Pitstick Pavilion

“I personally don’t feel the wedding would have turned out as perfect as it did without Jay.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

November 1st, 2013 | Concorde Banquets

“If you’re going to spend money anywhere on your wedding, put it toward your DJ… Jay was amazing.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

September 28th, 2013 | Turnberry Country Club

“Jay – words simply cannot properly convey our heartfelt thanks for all you did to provide such an amazing and wonderful wedding for us.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

September 14th, 2013 | Eaglebrook Country Club

“Jay surprised us with a fun ‘couples trivia’ that kept our guests laughing.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

August 3rd, 2013 | Hy-Vee West – Des Moines, IA

“Jay had great energy at our reception…”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

June 29th, 2013 | White Eagle Golf Club

“Jay made my wedding day the best day of my life!”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

June 14th, 2013 | Fountain Blue

“Jay’s positive, caring and nurturing character will make any bride and groom feel like Jay is family.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

April 13th, 2013 | Pazzo’s Chicago

“As the bride, I was completely appreciative of Jay greeting me and my bridal party before the ceremony.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

March 23rd, 2013 | Hotel Baker

“All our guests loved how he came out to the dance floor to dance and get them to participate.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

November 11th, 2012 | Venuti’s

“It was so much fun and you made our day so memorable! Thank You!”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

September 30th, 2012 | Marriott Lincolnshire

“Jay, thank you for making our day be special every moment… it was the best day of our lives and most it was because of you taking time to get to know us…”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

September 28th, 2012 | Riverside Receptions

“If you want a DJ that will literally take the reigns and make sure you do not have to worry about a thing, then Something 2 Dance 2 is really the only option!”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

August 18th, 2012 | Hotel Baker

“He guided us through every portion of our reception and I don’t know what we would have done without him.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

August 4th, 2012 | CD & ME

“He is a pro and I wouldn’t have had my dream wedding without him. Thank you Jay!”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

July 28th, 2012 | Herrington Inn

“We loved the game. His ability to coordinate everything was great.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

June 17th, 2012 | Holiday Inn Skokie

“Jay set the mood perfectly.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

June 15th, 2012 | Prairie Production Chicago

“We were blown away by the success of… ‘Karaoke for a Kiss’ (Genius idea Jay!)”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

May 12th, 2012 | The Onion Pub

“Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! You made our wedding perfect!”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

April 21st, 2012 | Fulton’s On The River Chicago

“I loved how he made the whole night unforgettable.”Click here to read Jay's complete review.

February 11th, 2012 | Boulder Ridge Country Club

“We want to thank Jay for his amazing work. You made the party!”Click here to read Jay's complete review.