Jason Jani

SCE's Tony Tee Neto: Getting to know the Pros...

Want to know more about the team here at the SCE Event Group?

Well, we caught up with our very own Tony Tee Neto for a fun interview.

Check it out.

1. How long have you been with SCE?

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Since 2010 officially.   I've been producing SCE's audio branding since 2006.

2. Your role in the group?

Event Host and Audio Specialist.

3. What you love most about your work?

Helping every Bride and Groom create their vision and vibe from Day 1, and lending support and advice throughout the planning process is really gratifying.  Eventually executing what we've planned is the fun part!

4. Favorite Color?

Purple.

5. What are you listening to now (in your car, or at home)?

Usually House Music on the deeper/techier side, not commercial stuff ... and sometimes nothing actually.  I enjoy the silence.

6. Outside of SCE, what do you like to do with your time?

I set aside a little time for my motorcycle (clears and resets the mind), plus I love photography.  I also love catching up with my wife when our schedules sync up -- we drink wine and get chatty.

7. Something random about you.

I actually like to cook (Don't tell anyone).

8. Favorite food or restaurant?

My favorite is a Portuguese dish with pork cubes, sausage, potatoes, and clams.  On the regular, my treat would be a perfect Burger!

9. Drink of choice?

A top-shelf vodka with the slightest splash of Cranberry  or an excellent Scotch on 3 rocks.

10. 3 adjectives you would use to describe yourself 

Casual, professional, and fun-loving. Is that four?

Social:

Twitter and Instagram @TonyTeeNeto

Tony's Bio: CLICK HERE

If you are planning a Wedding, Nightlife Event or Party, and interested in having SCE's Tony Tee Neto in being part of your day...  we would love to discuss some of the options available for you from SCE.  So please give us a call, 888-278-0900.

 

DESTINATION EVENTS WITH SCE EVENT GROUP - Playa Del Carmin, Xcaret Mexico #SCEWORLDWIDE

   

 

 

We are very lucky at the SCE Event Group, we help some awesome couples celebrate some of lives finest moments, locally, nationally and even internationally.  Planning a wedding outside of the United States is something that takes a considerable amount of energy.  There are so many variables, and things that come into play.  Language barriers, event expectations, logistics, travel arrangements, timeline organization, accommodations, hosting for arrival, guests stay as well as send off's, and oh yeh, the actual event itself and everything that comes with planning a wedding on top of that all, destination events are one complex thing to pull off successfully.

On March 1st, SCE was honored to assist Tara and Mike Pimco organize and host a series of amazing events that took place at the Playa Car Palace, Playa Del Carmin, and Xcaret, Mexico.  Jason Jani was selected by Tara and Mike to host and perform at a series of destination events over the course of 4 days in paradise.  Tara is the owner of Hot Mess Studio, a rockstar hair salon in Asbury Park and Mike a successful entrepreneur and former touring musician, felt it was important to bring in talent to help pull off the perfect destination wedding.  Since the team at SCE has hosted a number of events in North, Central, and South America as well as Europe, the decision to use an experienced group, that truly understood the vision of the couple was easy for them.

Along with Jason Jani, SCE's Jeff Scott Gould joined in for the trip to assist with coordination and technical support.  In addition to the crew from SCE, Mr & Mrs Pimco, brought rockstar photographer Christina Lorentzen of Christina Lilly Photography and Derek from Flora + Fauna films in to document the day (more to come later).  And that is not it....  with over 125 guests from all over the world, Sally from the Travelsmiths in Point Pleasant NJ was on site to assist with Logistical support and accommodations.  All of the Pimco guests had their travel arraignments taken care of by Sally and her team at Travelsmiths, and side note, if you are planning a trip or a destination event, they are the people you need to visit with or talk to, they rock.

We had the opportunity to be part of a couple of amazing events, including a White Pre-Reception Welcoming party on the beach at the Playa Car Palace, and the actual wedding ceremony and reception held at the national mayan park in Xcaret, and we are pumped to be able to share a few videos and images.

To properly set the stage, the pre reception white party, was the welcoming reception, for all 120+ guests that flew in to celebrate with Mike and Tara from all over the world.  The event was amazing on so many levels.  Along with the audio landscape and event direction provided by the SCE Event Group, the couple opted for white lounge furniture, a ceremony with fire dancers and a delicious mexican menu for all to enjoy.  Jason had release a video blog of this event and we welcome to you to view it below.

The white party was just the start of an amazing experience for the guests of the Pimco's to enjoy.  The actual wedding reception took place the very next day in an amazing location called Xcaret.  Truly one of the most spectacular locations the SCE Event Group has ever hosted a wedding at anywhere in the world, period.   The guests arrived by shuttle to the national park, where they were guided to a spiral fire pit lined with traditional mayan warriors who greeted the guests by blowing into conch shells as a Mayan priest chanted ancient prayers blessing the couple and their guests.  The wedding ceremony itself has orchestrated by a Mayan Shaman priest.  The groomsmen, entered to a custom remix provided by Jason Jani of John Lennon's "Imagine" infused with some Van Halen "Jump".  After the gentlemen made their way down the spiral ruins, the bridesmaids entered to an extended version of "Game of Thrones".  Tara the bride then entered to an acoustic edit of "Everlong" by the Foo Fighters. Pretty cool right?  We thought so :) It was epic.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, guests were escorted through a rock quarry cave into the reception space that was adorned with candles, and a tremendous canopy made of leaves.  The space was magnificent and lit perfectly with candles on the walkways and in the river that flowed throughout the caves and reception space.  As the guests entered the reception space they were greeted by an acoustic guitar player for the cocktail hour.  At the conclusion of the cocktail hour, Jason Jani hosted the bridal introductions that were action packed - and everything came together in SCE fashion.  The couple selected individual songs in order to personalize the introductions for all 16 members of their bridal entourage.  When it was time for the grand introductions, the couple entered to "Tidal Wave" a hit from Mike's band named Kid with Man Head.  After the entrance to the room, Mike and Tara shared there first dance to "Dig" by Incubus.... and dances with their parents - following north american wedding tradition.  From there the party began to take shape as Jason incorporated a mix of the 70s, 80s, 90s and some tunes from today.  From rock to feel good hip hop to some top 40 dance, the dance floor kept most guest entertained for the evening.  Even the first time ever captured of the guest jumping in the river that flows throughout the reception area and caves leading into it... while the last song "Hotel California" by Kid with Man Head rang out loud.  The music format was open and the guests truly danced the evening away.  We thought it was only appropriate to share the amazing film provided and edited by Derek from Flora + Fauna.  It truly captures the magic that took place for this amazing destination wedding celebration.

Tara + Mike : Playa Del Carmen, Mexico from Flora + Fauna on Vimeo.
We thought it was only right to also show some of the amazing images captured by Christina of Christina Lilly Photography.  So check out the images below.

Destination events are truly amazing but they are a ton of work.  Magic doesn't just happen and we at the SCE Event Group are honored to take part in many destination events over the course of every year.  If you are considering a destination event, and would like to set up a consultation with Jason Jani, Jeff Scott Gould or any of the professionals at SCE that are available for national or international bookings, please give us a call 888-278-0900.
Lots of love go our to the following professionals and resources that assisted in making this event possible:
Tara + Mike Pimco and their loving family and rockstar friends.
Sally Jane and Ashley from the Travelsmiths
Christina Lorentzen from Christina Lilly Photography
Derek from Flora and Fauna Films
Christiana from Xcaret National Park
The entire hospitality team at the Playa Car Palace
Cadmiel Hernandez Ramos from Mayan Sound
Jaun from JSAV
At SCE, we understand the importance of incredible entertainment, we know what it takes to pull off a successful event and we love to fly coach.  All things that are needed to pull together an amazing international wedding for people to enjoy.   This experience was amazing in so many ways.  We learned a number of things about culture, international events, traveling, visas, and tequila.  We are honored that we can share this with you, and hope to inspire someone somewhere to consider using us at SCE for an international event in the future :)

Much love - Jason Jani 

SCE Rocks Club Avalon at the Mohegan Sun with Salon Centric #SCENightlife

SCE Event Group's very own Jason Jani and Christian LaGrotteria were honored to host and perform for over 1200 hair stylists, business owners and fashion professionals at the 2014 Salon Centric VIP appreciate party at Avalon.  Club Avalon is a incredible sexy nightclub located in the Mohegan Sun resort and casino in Connecticut.  They are known for their warm atmosphere, incredibly dynamic sound system, industry leading lighting presentation and start studded celebrity DJ line up of talent. Jason Jani and Christian LaGrotteria were selected as the featured talent for this VIP event to ensure guests, attendees and industry VIPs enjoy the complete nightlife experience courtesy of Salon Centric.

The evening took shape with a warm up set by SCE's very own Rico Caruso.  Rico Caruso set the vibe with a deep house set including one of his very own tracks signed to Armada Records, Shadows.  During the warm up, VIP Conference hosts Stephen "The Salon Guy" and Lucy Norris both conducted red carpet interviews and hosted the red carpet step and repeat experience.   After the warm up and a brief welcoming by one of the incredible industry artists - Jen Plank, Jason Jani entered the DJ booth along with Christian LaGrotteria on the microphone and the evening truly took on an incredible experience.

If you are planning a retail, fashion, nightlife or promotional event and you would like to understand how the SCE Event Group can help you take it to the next level, please give us a call at 888-278-0900.  The talent at SCE is available for event reservations worldwide, and we love to fly coach.

Much love to the amazing team at Salon Centric, Stephen "The Salon Guy", the beautiful Lucy Norris, the crew at Avalon for the awesome hospitality, and last but certainly not least, all of the amazing hair industry professionals, rockstars and event attendees.

We have included a couple of our favorite images from this incredible event courtesy of the camera crew at Avalon and a few snaps we captured ourselves. jj avalon 6jj avalon 3JJ Avalon 110154154_688037421260322_8828993994540692516_n1982149_688034771260587_1245233088447373150_n1558574_688038617926869_2596343587009907478_n923189_688038774593520_501413502610255233_n

 

If you are interested in seeing the "total" event highlight reel, please check out this awesome video capture produced by "The Salon Guy" and his team.  Oh yeh, we made the video just look to minute ( 4:22 )

Stay tuned for more #SCENightlife events in the fashion, retail and hair industry...

SCE now exclusively recommended by The Addison Park | NJ Wedding DJ

The SCE Event Group is now one of the preferred Entertainment Service Provider of The Addison Park SCE Event Group Wedding Djs

Nestled in the heart of Aberdeen, New Jersey since 2005, The Addison Park is a premier destination venue for upscale Weddings, Engagement Parties, Baby Showers, Corporate Parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, plus all other types of events and parties. Bought by the Campitello family, they have completely renovated the 20-year old location, which was once the Fountain Casino, and more recently, the Garden Manor. The Campitiello family has been serving the Staten Island community for more than 20 years at the Excelsior Grand catering hall.

One of the greatest perks of having an event done at The Addison Park is the in-house catering. Gerardo Sr. Campitiello is the chef, and has been honored twice with the Gold Medal of Excellence by the Chef Di Cuisine Association of America. The food never disappoints and rave reviews can be found all over the web. The food is fresh, never processed, and always delectable. Some of the delicious dishes offered are the Bocconcini Mozzarella with Roasted Peppers, Cavatelli with Broccoli, Veal Marsala, Eggplant Rollatini, and London Broil in an exquisite mushroom sauce. Every bite will be an explosion of flavors in your mouth.

Another great perk about Addison Park is that they can host parties from 65 to 800 people, making it an ideal venue for weddings, anniversaries, sweet 16 parties, bridal and baby showers, and holiday parties. Small or big, you will be assured that an entire team will be available to support your every need. Every event is a group effort, involving the help of staff, vendors, planners, and family. Events are not limited to indoors; an outdoor ceremony area is available for couples to say their “I do’s” and continue the celebration in one of the cocktail lounges and ballrooms.

The staff is incredibly accommodating and the service is truly second to none.

Some words to describe this gorgeous venue are Modern, Glamorous, and Romantic. Everything about this premier venue screams perfection and elegance. From the moment you walk into this grand palace, your eyes will be in awe at it's beauty. From the white and black tile, the grand chandaliers, the high ceilings, the white walls and the elegant black railing, Addison Park is a place that makes dreams truly come true.

SCE Event Group is proud to be one of the preferred entertainment resources recommended by the staff at The Addison Park.  SCE offers some amazing entertainment services, from DJ's to Lighting, they have it all. SCE also now has a satellite office within the Addison Park Park Plaza - which is located just across the parking lot, so be sure to stop in.

Picking Addison Park for any event is always the right choice for excellence. They do not disappoint and will go above and beyond to pay attention to every little detail. They will create memories to last a lifetime and you will surely be pleased.

Over the years the SCE Event Group has been fortune to host some amazing celebrations at The Addison Park and we have included a few videos below for you to review.

If you are planning a wedding anywhere in the world and interested about having the SCE Event Group - please give us a call to discuss your entertainment vision. 888-278-0900

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SCE Private Pool Party Mix Session with Jason Jani #LoveYourSound

SCE Event Group - Playa De Carmin White PartyIt's 85 degrees, an a cool breeze glides through your hair as you sit poolside listening to the newest SCE Event Group Mix Session podcast courtesy of Jason Jani.   With the winter we had here in New Jersey in 2013, you are going to have to use your imagination to set the perfect stage for this... (although summer will be here soon enough) ... This 61 minute poolside mix was inspired directly by the recent set of SCE Event Group destination events in Playa De Carmin, Mexico.  SCE's Jason Jani and Jeff Scott Gould had the opportunity of doing a number of amazing social and private events for some rockstar SCE VIPs.

So sit back, and freshen your iPhone, iPad, or gym playlist with this groovy mix that contains some new, some old and a little bit of Jani fire.

While you are at it, be sure to subscribe to the SCE Event Group Mix Sessions podcast in iTunes or SoundCloud.  Mixes are posted weekly for your listening pleasure and yes, it is free.

If you are planning a pool party in New Jersey, France, Mexico or anywhere in the world, the talent from the SCE Event Group is available to assist in making it one to be remembered.  Give us a call we love to fly coach.

#loveyoursound

 

Destination Events with the SCE Event Group, available worldwide

Destination Events with the NJ based SCE Event Group The award winning team at the NJ based SCE Event Group are available to host, DJ and be featured at events worldwide.  Yes, it’s true... you do not have to be in the Tri-State area to have SCE talent at your upcoming Wedding, Social or Corporate Event.

We love what we do, and we are honored to have been able to help couples, celebrities,  planners, and organizations celebrate some of life’s finest moments all of over the world. From London to Los Angeles, Phoenix to Sioux Falls, South America, North America and Europe, the SCE Event Group, has been featured at some amazing events over the past couple of years.

Having our talent doesn’t require a ridiculous rider with requirements like green M&Ms and overpriced bottles of H20, MOET or some fancy food from some exotic land.  We love to fly coach, and are happy to do so to make sure your vision is brought to life in style at your upcoming event.  The SCE Event Group entertainment boutique experience doesn't need to be limited to just providing music.  Our team can offer a broad portfolio of services at locations outside of our immediate service area like: DJ, VJ, Hosting, Planning, Timeline Creation, Vender Management, Lighting Design, and Media integration to name a few. Our team will work to develop a comprehensive event game plan to ensure the vision is materialized to perfection.

So, if you are having a wedding celebration, corporate event or social gathering an interested in having one of the talented event professionals from the NJ based SCE Event Group featured as a marquee DJ, VJ or Host?

Give us a call toll free on (888) 278-0900 to discuss your upcoming affair.  We are happy to do a virtual consultation to learn about your event and your vision and to see if our talent can compliment your  vision.

Have a look below at some of the video footage captured a few recent destination events that we have been fortunate to be part of