OUR DJ TALENT
At Washburn Entertainment, all of our DJs are passionate and dedicated to our clients and events! Most of our talent is handpicked and must fit our DJ model of having a fun, reliable, and outgoing personality, while possessing modern DJ abilities, a wide knowledge of music, and advanced level mixing skills. Company owner, Chris Washburn offers an extensive training process including numerous hours of on the job and studio experience and the keys to follow the same blueprint that has brought him success over the years.
Chris grew up in Plattsburgh, NY and graduated from Ithaca College in 2008. With nearly 15 years in the entertainment and nightlife industries, he's become a nationally accredited DJ in the Mobile and Club scenes. He's a featured presenter at numerous Global Conferences where he helps other DJs and boosts the overall DJ community. As the visionary of the company, he's dedicated to continue to improve its services, client care, and stay innovative with today's generation. Chris DJs all kinds of events including major venues in Las Vegas and Sports Stadiums. His highlights include DJing after parties for Blake Shelton, Nelly and he's been named "Ithaca Best Local DJ" by the Ithaca Times as well as making the list at one of Ithaca's TOP ICONS by Ithaca College's Buzzsaw Magazine.
Chris loves his wife Megan and their cats and dogs, as well as softball, poker, crypto and Celine Dion. He's also a part time real estate agent, investor, business consultant, and poker star on Hustler Casino Live.
DJ TORI VEE
Voted Best DJ in Ithaca, NY in 2021 and winner of multiple DJ contests for the Mobile Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, DJ Tori Vee began her performance adventures as a hard-working, well-established musician who has had the honor of sharing stages with talents such as X Ambassadors, Sofi Tukker, Talib Kweli, Matt & Kim, and more. As far as DJing goes, she’s performed in Las Vegas, NYC, PA, NJ, and all over upstate, central, and western NY.
With her seamless blend of playfulness, professionalism, and particularity, Tori is a confident MC whose presence will envelope the room in a warm hug with a dancefloor soundtrack that says, “it’s time to LET GO” and party like you’re 16 again, scream-singing all your favorite songs with your best friends. She can be reached on a dance floor somewhere, where she will probably end up alongside you...
Devan, aka DJ Dough Boy in the club scene, has over 15 years of DJing in areas such as NYC, Pittsburgh, and across CNY. He's an elite level mixer and commands the attention of the room with his warm and clear microphone skills. His diverse knowledge of all genres makes him an ideal open format DJ that fits great with all types of weddings, school, and corporate events. One of Devan's biggest DJ achievements was when he opened on stage for Ludacris at Del Lago Resort and Casino.
Devan grew up in Queens and has worked in College administration post graduation. He currently has an assistant director position at Cornell University. He lives with his amazing wife and two children.
Jona is known as one of the top turntablists in Central New York and made his start in New York City Doing clubs and events at a very early age. His expert song selection, genuine crowd connection, hype energy, and diverse knowledge of music, makes him a valuable part to any party! He’s also bilingual in English and Spanish with and well versed in MCIng in both. His resume in very long and distinguished.
Jona also enjoys cooking, his dog Henry, investing in the stock market, and supporting his local communities.
Andrew is the definition of "positive energy" and its tough to ignore his constant smile and love for music! He's lived in Jamaica, England, NYC, and now Ithaca. He attended Ithaca College to pursue a degree in Computer Science. Dray is also an aspiring hip hop artist and has performed with other local musicians. His favorite music to spin is Hip Hop and Top 40 and is well known among the Ithaca Bar and Club Scene.
Being such a world traveler, Dray has seen it all and experienced lots of different cultures and knows how to entertain many types of people!