My name is Jared, I’m a DJ, and here’s my story…

My earliest memory of Cutting Edge Entertainment was in the spring of 1999, when I was attending a school friend’s Bar Mitzvah.  I remember the humorous comments from the owner Craig Sumsky, who was the MC of that party, and one of the cute party motivators (I was thirteen, what do you expect me to remember?).  After my Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah heydays, I took a step out of the DJ scene.

I attended High School in Montgomery County and then attended College at West Chester University where I earned my BS in Education. It was then that I first became seriously interested in becoming a DJ. I remember going to some parties, listening to the music choices and asking the resident DJ questions about their gear.   It was shortly after that when – while working at Summer Camp – a co-worker suggested I contact Cutting Edge (where they also worked) in regard to a job as a DJ.

I did not connect the dots between Cutting Edge Entertainment and that day back in the spring of 1999 until the day of my interview when it all came together. When I first began, I was taken under the wing of C.E.E. Owner and Director Craig Sumsky and his talented staff.  Craig explained that there is a lot more to being a MC or Disc Jockey than just playing music, so I spent the next several years learning the ropes. I studied many genres of music and I went on various types of jobs ranging from surprise birthday parties to Weddings and Bat Mitzvahs. I was very fortunate to apprentice with some very talented MC/ DJ’s and learn the craft.

As a teacher during the school year and Camp Director in Bucks County during the summer months, I find myself working with all sorts of people ranging from young children to adults. Interestingly, I’ve found myself thinking like a DJ, interested in learning the music preferences and tastes of all ages. Just like a DJ event, my life is very lively. I love to keep active playing many different types of team sports, spend time with my family and friends, and of course listen to music. Since beginning with Cutting Edge in 2011, my music collection has grown to reflect all of the people I have been introduced to over time ranging from the top hits to eclectic music from around the world.

I am excited to be a member of the Cutting Edge Crew! After many years of training I have now began to fly. I have coordinated multiple parties with clients of Cutting Edge Entertainment, and I find that open communication is key to a successful event. As an MC or DJ I strive to create the exact atmosphere the client envisions for their party. Just like every MC or DJ at Cutting Edge, I have the know-how to walk into an event, read the crowd and play the appropriate types of music. I feel with my years of training accompanied with my diverse experience and enthusiasm makes me the talented DJ I’ve become, and I continue to evolve. I love being a DJ, and I can’t put into words how rewarding it is to work with clients to achieve success on their special occasion.

~Jared Mitchell

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