Being born of Italian heritage, CJ Chimentis exposure to and love of
music began in infancy. Growing up in New York listening to classical music
and then the Rock and Roll of the 50s and 60s made him well rounded
musically. CJ later joined the Air Force and while serving overseas, learned
to play guitar and discovered his outlet. From the playing of his first song,
his passion for music continued to grow.
CJ the DJ is not just a DJ. Starting off as a musician, guitarist / vocalist,
he worked in several bands and as a solo performer in New York, Los Angeles
and Ventura County, CJ is also a published singer/songwriter. His works have
been used for a TV special and radio play.
After working in several clubs throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties,
in the early 80s CJ decided to go a different route, Disc Jockey / Master
of Ceremonies. This singer/songwriter now combines the impact and intimacy
of live music with the versatility of a DJ to make any event memorable. He
will play live through cocktails and dinner and start spinning discs for
the dance portion of the event.
If youve had to put on an event of any size lately, you would have
an idea of how much work goes into the planning. Having performed at and
planned hundreds of weddings, parties and fund raisers CJ knows how to make
your event flow from the layout of the room, timing of toasts, introductions,
food service, and music selection, for the best possible enjoyment for all
your guests. His professional musical experience coupled with his love of
music makes him one of Ventura Counties top DJ s.
CJ is a member of the PCDJA (Pacific Coast Disc Jockey Association) and the
PADJ (Professional Association of Disc Jockeys) Los Angeles Chapter.