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Zaz it UP Production

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About

Zaz it UP Production, located in Pierrefonds, Québec, was established in 2007 in order to provide clients with both event coordination and entertainment services. The team at Zaz it UP Production is comprised of talented DJs, MCs, animators, musicians, and planners. The company boasts a diverse selection of both domestic and international music. It is owned by Joe Zakarian and covers various music genres such as hip hop, oldies, pop, R&B/soul, rock, and top 40. To date, they are the only company in the Montreal area that offer a dynamic DJ / MC / Wedding schedule Coordinator / Tam Tam player team in one company!

Experience

Joe is a talented event planner, DJ, MC, animator, and percussionist. With more than 20 years of experience in the Montreal wedding industry, he is also a certified planner from the The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC). He also specializes in music selection, entertainment, and coordination.

Services offered

Zaz it UP Production can provide a bilingual MC, an event coordinator that will coordinate a detail run sheet of the evening, one of the best DJ's in the city, and not to mention a Tam Tam player to entertain your guests. The packages they offer are titled, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond. Some of the services included in these packages are:

  • DJ
  • MC
  • Event coordinator
  • Percussionist / tam tam player
  • Animation
  • Party accessories
  • Wireless microphone
  • Audio and lighting equipment
  • Projected initials/monograms

How they work

Zaz it UP Production takes care of all the coordination required for the smooth running of the event. They uses high quality sound equipment and hourly consultations, wedding timeline preparation, personalized and detailed schedules are offered that include the following services:

  • Free initial meeting
  • Meeting to discuss details of event
  • Budget creation and management
  • Tips on how to maximize budget
  • Vendor recommendations
  • Venue suggestions
  • Event etiquette
  • Invitation etiquette
  • Theme development (decor, design, etc.)

Other services

Party props and party favours of different styles are provided by the business. Event planning services are covered by the business that include everything from budget preparation to selection of vendors, negotiation, contract preparation, all day coordination of the big day, floor plan, and much more. It also provides other additional equipment such as a disco ball, flat screen, photo booth, projector, etc. Some of the services provided by the business also include the following:

  • Décor
  • Dancers for all occasions
  • Fire performers
  • Live percussion groups
  • Musicians
  • Magicians / illusionists / comedians
  • Stilt walkers / circus performers

Highlights

Music Genres

Hip hop, oldies, pop, soul/R&B, rock, international, top 40

DJ Services

MC, bilingual MC, consultation, do-not-play list

Starting Price - DJ Services

$1,500

More information

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco ball
Flat screen
Microphones
Photobooth
Projector
Sound/PA system
Uplighting

What is included in starting price?

MC
Consultation
Travel expenses
Microphones
Sound/PA system

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,000

What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

MC
Travel expenses
Consultation
Microphones
Sound/PA system

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$200
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    Sophie Married on 18/07/2020
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    Joey is your guy 🤩


    We had the pleasure of seeing Joey DJ a wedding and the party was lit. We got a good vibe from him right from the start and rightly so. Throughout the entire planning of our wedding, he was supportive, calm, and always offered to help. He was the only vendor we felt comfortable asking questions to and he always came through with answers and help. When the global pandemic hit in 2020, Joe was the first guy we called and he helped us once again. He was so understanding and thoughtful. We sadly had to cancel but we can still say with certainty that he is our DJ if and when we’re able to have a wedding. Know that he’ll be by your side at every step of the way, and if a pandemic hits, he’ll still be there for you, unlike other vendors who have sadly threatened us to pay huge amounts for canceling even in these unprecedented times. Highly recommend +++
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    Amazing Service!!!!

    I cannot rave about Joe enough!!! He helped us plan out our whole evening and he made sure everything went according to plan. He was so flexible with guests special requests and was extremely professional. His expertise and experience is beyond what you will get with anyone else!! Book your event with them and you will not be disappointed!!! My guests are still talking about him!
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    Joey really understood everything we wanted. Everyone had a bit of something they enjoyed. As the bride I never got off the dance floor. Everything ran smoothly and it's exactly what a bride wants in a wedding.
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    Shaun-Simon L. Married on 09/09/2017
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    We set out to look for a DJ that would make sure we didn’t have to think about anything, we didn’t want our wedding party to worry either and be able to enjoy themselves. ZazItUp had great reviews and when we met him, we knew he was our guy! He was so easy going and willing to work with us to make sure we had a plan that made sense to us. He guided us when we weren’t sure and he made sure we had everything covered. The night of, Joe made sure everything went smoothly, he kept everything on time and he made sure we had everything we needed and then some.

    Joe got the party started and his energy and DJ skills kept it going until way past when we’d discussed would be the end time! We had a young crowd and we wanted to get everyone on the dance floor, he played the perfect mix to get both our older guests and our young crowd partying all night! Not once did I look over at the dance floor and not find it completely filled! He played everything from current top 50 to 80’s rock! He just knew what to play and when to keep everyone going! Multiple guests have called us to tell us how much fun they had dancing the night away when they don’t normally even get on the dance floor! EVERYONE loved his music and his energy! We couldn’t have made a better choice! He gave us everything we wanted and then made the party wayyyy better than we could have imagined!

    ZazItUp is definitely the DJ for you if you don’t want to worry about anything and you want your guests to have the time of their lives!

    Thanks Joe for being soo amazing!
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    David B. Married on 18/10/2014
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    Super service! Joey nous a tout de suite mis à l’aise lors de la 1ère rencontre chez lui. Professionnel, à l’écoute, compétent, passionné, nous le recommandons à tout le monde qui desir une soirée festive et mémorable! Audrey et David
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    Professional, entertaining, reliable and multi-talented, Zaz it up certainly met all our expectations on our wedding day! Their attention to detail, devotion and sense of responsibility are what makes this team a great addition and value to your special event. Highly recommended !
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    Teresa P. Married on 09/09/2017
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    Joe was everything he advertised and then some! We found ZazitUp through Wedding wire and reached out to him based on the reviews we read. He was soo easy to talk to and he was always willing to answer any questions we had. We wanted someone who would handle everything while we just enjoyed ourselves - Joe promised exactly that and boy did he deliver! He accommodated last second schedule changes, toastmasters forgetting to ask people to toast, doing a receiving line in under 40 minutes, extra speeches, you name it – he made it work seamlessly! I don’t know when half of the schedule happened but Joe made sure it did. He was always checking in with us and making sure we didn’t need anything and outside of that – he just made it all work. Now let’s get to fun stuff – the party! We told Joe to fill the dance floor and keep the party going, he worked with us to identify some must plays and do not play lists and then he just absolutely killed it! The dance floor was filled all night and when people started to leave around 2h30am, - he switched it up and started playing music that fit our friends still on the dance floor, we just kept going and it was only around 4am that the venue started to kick us out. Everyone loved him! He was taking requests, reading the crowd, making everyone happy and working with all of our vendors to make sure they got exactly what they needed.

    I couldn’t thank Joe enough for everything he did for us! He absolutely made our big day infinitely more special and amazing! If you’re looking for a DJ that will make sure you never need to think about anything while also making sure your guests have the time of their lives – ZazItUp is who you want!!! :)

    Thanks again for everything Joe! You we’re amazing and we’ll be recommending you to everyone!
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    Joe is by far the best DJ we have come across in our many years of weddings experience. He payed attention to the littlest details and made all preperations feel effortless. He's very patient and kind. I have alot more to write about but I'm already going over the limit allowed
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    Armig M. Married on 15/08/2020
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    I have known Joey all my life..he's my childhood friend and I have to say that he's one of the best people I know. He's honest, kind, hardworking and very passionate. I attended my friend's wedding on October 10, 2010 and it was the first time I saw him in action and I was blown away! The dance floor was packed and the atmosphere was out of this world! People are still talking about this wedding and it's been almost five years!
    Joey has a keen interest and enthusiasm for music, a very confident and outgoing personality, calmness under pressure. He's grateful enough to take good care of his clients.
    Don't go anywhere else...Zaz it Up Production is the one for you! You won't regret it!

    Zaz it UP Production's reply:

    Thank you Armig. And thank you for the referrals. We try our best to keep all customers happy. Looking forward to many more years of friendship.
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    Alia Married on 01/08/2018
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    Friendly and professional, Joe was a pleasure to work with. He provided exactly what we asked for, and more! He was very open-minded to our song choices, and incorporated them beautifully throughout the night. Thank you Zaz it up!

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner

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