DJ & Emcee

no beatboxing, I promise

Swingin’ the Blues

Filling up dance floors around the globe since 1999, Jered has become a highly sought-after DJ and Emcee.

He’s Head DJ for international Blues & Swing Festivals.

He pumps up dancers on the microphone.

He selects tunes and guides competitors through major Competitions.

In fact, there isn’t much Jered hasn’t done to share his musical passion…

Sharing Skills

Jered loves sharing almost two decades of experience with DJ workshops for new and expert DJs. Typically requested topics include: music history; expanding your collection; organizing and selecting songs; creating better flow; and switching between dance styles (such as pleasing a room full of Balboa and Blues dancers — it’s possible!), to name a few.

Doin’ It Fluid

Whether as DJ, Emcee, or wearing another hat, Jered’s honored to have been invited to events as diverse as Cleveland’s All Balboa Weekend (ABW), Berlin Blues Explosion (BBE), and everything in between. After all, it’s the music that makes the dance come alive!

Jam out to some of my favorite tunes
Swing Out! on Spotify
Lindy Hop & Balboa
  • Apollo Jump
    Lucky Millinder
  • Sweet Sue, Just You
    Sidney Bechet
  • Git
    Andy Kirk & His Clouds of Joy
  • Money’s Gettin’ Cheaper
    Jimmy Witherspoon
  • Big Fat Daddy
    Irene Reid
  • Hot Nuts
    Washboard Rhythm Kings
  • Ridin’ On The L And N
    Lionel Hampton
  • plus more on Spotify
Blues It! on Spotify
Jukin’ & Ballroomin’
  • Cry, Cry, Cry
    Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland
  • Dimples
    John Lee Hooker
  • After Hours
    Erskine Hawkins
  • Can’t Stop Lovin’
    Elmore James
  • That’s A Pretty Good Love
    Big Maybelle
  • The Honeydripper
    Count Basie & Big Joe Turner
  • Life Goes On
    Big Mama Thornton
  • plus more on Spotify
Years DJing
Longest Continuous DJ Set
Major Festivals
Largest Party DJed