Owner/DJ Scott Jones to Appear on Let’s Ask America

cleveland wedding DJ Scott Jones

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, tune in to the nationally televised game show Let’s Ask America to see our owner and DJ Scott E. Jones play for a chance at $50,000!

He filmed the game show months ago and won’t say how much he won, but we bet he did really well!

Let’s Ask America is a daily game show where the contestants play from home (or in this case, their office) via their web cam. If you’ve ever seen the show, you know they look for sparkling personalities. Scott more than fit the bill and was chosen as a contestant after a multiple interview process.Cleveland business owner on Let's Ask America

Scott Jones & Cleveland Music Group Featured in CBC’s April Issue

cleveland wedding music company in CBC Magazine

 We were honored when Cleveland Business Connects Magazine contacted us with interest in doing a feature story on our growth and transition from Jerry Bruno Productions to Cleveland Music Group. We think the article turned out fantastic! Read the article here!Cleveland Business Connects feature article

New Year’s Eve Parties around Cleveland – Rock-in 2014!

This New Year’s Eve if you venture out in the snow,
Here are some fun ideas for where to go!

 

Windows On the River – Cleveland in the Flats

DJs Scott Jones, Gaz & Brian McDonald will each rock out a different room. VIP tickets are SOLD OUT but there are still some general admission tickets left! Tickets include free parking, Open Bar and more. Get tickets here.
700 Beta Hilton Garden Inn Mayfield Village
Dance band Run Avril Run will entertain guests as they enjoy Hors D’oeuvres with sushi, food stations including salads, potato bar, carving and pasta stations, open bar and more! Overnight packages available. More info here.
LaCentre – Westlake
Music by DJ Art Schmidt & LIVE jazz by Phil Turk! Party includes open bar, champagne toast, heavy Hors D’oeuvres, desserts and a late night breakfast. More info here.
Thistledown Racino
If you’re looking for a new way to ring in the new year, you’ll be greeted when you enter the main casino by one of our newest bands, The Element featuring Erin Rossi and Tony Koussa from 4-9 pm. Inside the Racino you’ll find promotional rewards prizes of up to $10,000, multiple bars and restaurants, karaoke and more! More info here.
The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland downtown
Live jazz by Don Disantis in the intimate, festive 6th Floor lobby lounge. Cocktails, bar bites and champagne. No reservations required. Separate 5-course dinner available in MUSE. More info here.

New Year, New Name for Jerry Bruno Productions

The new year marks the beginning of a transition into our new name. Jerry Bruno Productions will soon go by Cleveland Music & Entertainment Group.

Nothing else is changing. We are still the same staff, in the same offices, offering you the same professional bands, DJs, musicians and cool addons like photobooths, uplighting, and now Slow-Motion Video Booths too!

To celebrate, and to promote our NEW Facebook page, we are giving away 2 VIP Tickets to Windows On the River’s New Year’s Eve party to one lucky person who likes our new Facebook page between today and December 23, 2013.

Jerry Bruno Productions new name

American Idol Finalist Scott Savol Joins The Avenue

Scott Savol joins The Avenue band of Cleveland

Scott Savol, who gained fame while competing on the fourth season of American Idol, is the new lead male vocalist for “The Avenue,” an exclusive Jerry Bruno Productions band.

Savol, a Cleveland native, finished fifth behind winner Carrie Underwood in 2005.

Now The Avenue, which is fronted by three lead singers, is the only Cleveland area band featuring two American Idol finalists. Tiffany Marchak was a semi-finalist in season two, making the Hollywood round. She is a founding member of the band, which began at Jerry Bruno Productions in 2006.

While competing on American Idol, Savol’s raw talent and soulful voice won him enough votes each week to get him into the Top 5, as viewers continually responded favorably to his down-to-earth demeanor and spiritual attitude. Savol’s performing experience was limited to choir at Shaker Heights High School, festivals and church shows prior to endearing himself to American Idol’s worldwide audience.

“It’s great to be back home, doing what I love to do with an amazing band,” said Savol. “It’s such a blessing, not to mention that ‘The Avenue’ helps bring fun and joy to the happiest day of anybody’s life, their wedding day.”

New video will be produced soon. Until then, enjoy this throwback performance of Scott on American Idol! (You may need to click it twice to play.)

Above photo by LCD Photography.


Which wedding fairs will you be headed to?

The most popular time to get engaged is during the holidays, which means that’s when bridal show season happens! Every year we go to be where the brides are around Cleveland. Here are the shows we’ll be attending in 2013!

 

Jan 6 – Ever After Bridal Show
Landerhaven – Mayfield Heights
11 am – 3 pm
everafterbridalshow.com

“Not the traditional bridal show!” This show has a unique concept for the bride that is looking for the best. Brides will enjoy artistic cake displays, contemporary bridal fashions, and talk with bridal consultants.

 

Jan 12-13 – Today’s Bride Bridal Show
IX Center – Cleveland
Saturday at 3:30pm & 5:30pm
Sunday at 11:30, 1:30 & 3:30
http://www.todaysbrideonline.com/bridal_shows_cleveland_january13.php

This show is huge with over 200 exhibitors for everything you need, from jewelry and flowers to limos, entertainment, food, favors and photographers!

 

Feb 3 – Bertram Bridal Show
Bertram Inn – Aurora
11 am – 3 pm
http://bridaleventsohio.com/the_bertram_bridal_show

Meet with professional wedding vendors in all categories and enter to win amazing prizes like a Jamaican honeymoon or zipline adventure!

 

Feb 17 – JStyle Weddings Event
Ritz-Carlton Cleveland
2 – 5 pm
http://jstylemagazine.com/the-ritz-carlton-wedding-event-registration/

The area’s most exclusive bridal event! Featuring the Ritz white-glove experience, complimentary valet, champagne and dessert, giveaways and discounts!

 

 

 

 

Lantern launch at Cleveland wedding

Our band The Avenue was hired to play at this wedding at Cleveland Botanical Garden on September 9, 2012. Beautiful sight! The release was so fun they did a second round of lanterns!

Storymix offers affordable, novelty video package

DJ Scott Jones was recently introduced to a unique, novelty wedding service called Storymix. With this budget-friendly process, wedding guests can get involved in making a fun, professionally edited wedding video from their own perspective.

Using up to 5 of Storymix’s HD handheld cameras or a complimentary iPhone app, anyone at the wedding, rehearsal or honeymoon can capture video clips throughout the day. You then return the cameras and/or upload the video and pick a theme. Storymix takes all that video and allows you to personalize it online, or they will edit it for you. The result isn’t a replacement for a videographer’s cinematic or documentary-style wedding video, but is an interactive and affordable way to get another perspective of an entire wedding experience.

Storymix doesn’t just cater to weddings, either. Their service is a great way to package, memorialize and present a corporate event, family vacation, Bar Mitzva, or life milestone.

Below is sample of the finished product for one of our recent brides. DJ Scott Jones can be spotted towards the end!

“Iconic” LIVE at SB81 June 2nd!

Don’t miss the live debut of one of Jerry Bruno Productions’ hottest new special event band!  ICONIC will be performing LIVE at SB81 in Westlake, Ohio Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 from 9p-1a.

"Iconic" from Jerry Bruno Productions

Iconic is a five piece band that meets the growing demand of contemporary bridal and special event clients for live bands that can thrill guests with hottest current pop hits and an expert mix of classic dance tunes and ballads.

The members of Iconic have all collectively performed with some of the most well-known acts in the region at hundreds of special events and weddings. That background gives this pop-oriented quintet a dazzling blend of youthful experience, providing attention to detail, eloquent and professional announcements and introductions and, of course, spectacular live music!

Iconic features Sara Carnes as Lead Vocalist.  Sara is one of the Fox Sports Ohio Girls and guests at the SB81 show will have the chance to meet Sara and Hallie, another Fox Sports Girl colleague who will be on hand enjoying the show!  Fox Sports cameras will also be on hand videotaping some of the show creating some online viral video!

The band also features Singer/Guitarist Loren Miller, Bassist Matthew DeRubertis, Keyboardist/Vocalist John Doyle and Drummer Chris Wallace.

SB81 is located at:

24481 Detroit Road  Cleveland, OH 44145

(440) 835-3559

DON’T MISS THIS SHOW!!!

Sara – Lead Singer of Iconic & Fox Sports Ohio Girl

fox sports ohio girls

With the amount of requests we get for Hang On Sloopy and Cleveland Cavaliers-style grand entrances, we know our brides and groom are sports fans. So, when you saw the new Fox Sports Girls on TV while watching the Cavs or Indians recently, did one of them look familiar?

One of those three girls, Sara, is the lead singer of Jerry Bruno Productions’ own band, Iconic. Iconic was created especially for young brides who want the class and energy of a full, live band but the spirit and sound of modern music.

With her infectious smile, talent and bubbly personality, it’s no surprise that Sara was picked for the high-profile job. In fact, when she approached us about auditioning for a band, we liked her so much we built Iconic around her.

Being a Cleveland sports fan myself, I was dying to hear more about Sara’s new gig. She was kind enough to let me share her answers with you all:

Congratulations on being one of the first Fox Sports girls!

“I was so excited to hear about this opportunity… I’m a huge Ohio sports fan so having an opportunity to cheer my favorite teams on at this level is amazing.”

Did you have to display a knowledge of sports to get the gig?

“I know a lot about basketball and baseball. I grew up watching teams like the Cavs, Browns and OSU… so I’m a pro at cheering our teams on. I get loud and really excited!! I even played a little volleyball and basketball back in the day.”

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Sara singing with Iconic

What is the job description/function/purpose of a Fox Sports Girl?

“My job description: First and foremost, I’m a fan ambassador. We be connect with fans through social media like Facebook and Twitter and are involved in fun promotions and community events. Additionally, we’re on-air hosts for Fox Sports Ohio, guiding viewers through our great programming. Like us on Facebook and follow FSOhio_girls on Twitter!”

When we first auditioned you for the band Iconic, you were working at Progressive Insurance. Are you still with them? Is it hard to balance everything going on in your life?

“I’m no longer at Progressive. I sing in Iconic and model and act part-time. It’s a busy life, but I love it. I hate sitting around!”

What was your prior experience in on-camera work?

“I’ve done a lot of theater in my past, as well as various commercials, training videos and print work.

Have you lived in Ohio your whole life?

“Yes, I’ve lived in Ohio all my life. I grew up in small town called Orwell in Ashtabula County. I grew up a country girl!”

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Sara at a video shoot for Fox Sports Ohio

When did you realize you wanted to be in entertainment?

“I’ve wanted to be in entertainment since I was a little girl. My grandpa was a minister so I got an early start singing at church. I was always putting on shows for my family! I wanted to be a singer or a weather girl when I was little… I would set up a news studio and my mom would videotape me doing the weather using maps I found in the back of my bible!”

What was your first paid job in entertainment?

“Technically, my first paid job in entertainment would probably be when I would go sing at nursing homes. I was in high school and to earn extra money I would sing at area nursing homes for their entertainment hour. I loved it! Music is therapy to many of the elderly and they were so excited to sing and clap along.”

Did you study singing or acting in college or anywhere else? What was your college major?

“I did not study acting or singing in college. I decided to round myself out a little and study business in college after studying voice privately at Youngstown State University throughout high school.”

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