ABOUT DJ BAZ
I became music-obsessed at the age of 12. From an imaginary radio station in a corner of my bedroom I would "announce" the time and temperature before introducing the next song on my record player. Years later I hosted a nightly radio program on WYSO at Antioch university in Ohio.
Today I curate playlists for many different types of events. Whether simple, elegant or über hip, music is the soul of any celebration. With years of experience in live show production I've developed a keen intuition for reading crowds and hitting that perfect vibe.
live shows to after parties
Urban to swank, I've got you covered! Lounge grooves, Hollywood glam, classic disco or a mix of after-hours deep bass riddims––I'll spin that like a maestro.
My "Palm Springs" vibe is a mix of mid-century swing, bossa nova, big band and Rat Pack hits with a pinch of spicy Latin rhythms. For large crowds I often work with a live Latin percussionist which truly elevates the energy and atmosphere.
The Cure to the Cheesy Wedding DJ
Chicken dance free! I reject line dances, props and other gimmicks in favor of perfectly planned and well-timed soundtracks that appeal to every partygoer.
I believe that a thoughtful mix of pop favorites, hip-hop bootyshakers, Motown classics and timeless standards are a fun and self-respecting alternative to those embarrassing and played-out dancefloor clichés.
I use state-of-the-art gear and bring everything that I need. Count me in as one less vendor to worry about for your next event.
My equipment includes:
QSC K12 speakers and subwoofers
Allen & Heath Zone:4D mixer/controller
Sennheiser wireless microphone
MacBook Pros driving Traktor Pro2 DJ
Archive of over 30,000 songs
Back-up mixer and external hard drive
Custom back-lit DJ table surround
Upgrade packages include a full line of lighting and audio/video gear, stages and special fx.
I also carry $1m dollars in liability insurance which is required by most upscale venues.
The Living Desert - Fundraising Gala
Hotel Lautner - Amore Modernista Party
Modernism Week - Opening Night Gala
Mizel Center - Annual Fundraising Gala
Royal Hawaiian - Modernism Week Party
The Shag Store - Los Angeles & Palm Springs
Tiki Caliente - Poolside & Lobby Parties
Tonga Hut - Los Angeles & Palm Springs
P.S. Chamber of Commerce - Member Mixers
P.S. Art Museum - Multiple Fundraisers
Catalan Restaurant - New Year's Eve Party
Wonderama - Pink Party fundraiser
Hulabilly Luau - Caliente Tropics Hotel
Caliente Christmas - Toys for Tots Drive
Palm Springs Pride - "Cuban Nights" Show
Palm Springs Halloween - City Street Party
Eisenhower Medical - Center Stage Event
The A & D Center - Rat Pack Experience
Geoff Kors - P.S. City Council Fundraiser
Desert Outlook Magazine - Monthly Mixers
Los Angeles Outfest - Opening Night Gala
Toucan's Tiki Lounge - Tiki Nights
Plus Corporate Events, Weddings, Luxe Estate
Showings, Themed and Private Parties.