Who Are We

Classy Cat Entertainment (formerly Paduano Studios) first opened its doors in 2010. At the time, we performed the way most DJs did: one planning meeting before the celebration, cookie-cutter playlists, cheesy lighting setups, played all the interactive dances...you name it! I knew there had to be something more in regards to providing an exceptional entertainment experience and a way to stand out from the crowd.

We had three important goals in mind: be unique, be consistent, be the best. Sounds simple, but it's way harder than it sounds.

We didn't want to be the company that...
  • had a messy setup
  • used cheesy props
  • talked too much or too little on the microphone
  • made it all about them

It's also unfortunate to say that many companies relied (and still rely) on the hard sell. They...
  • used pressure techniques like telling the couple they had to book "right now" or they would lose them
  • took advantage of couples that didn't know the right questions to ask
  • charged arbitrary (low) rates based on what they could comfortably convince the couple to pay so they didn't hear a "no"
  • used "smoke and mirrors" and lots of discounts just to get the couple to say "yes"

So...we developed a new way of doing things.
Listening
We care about your story together as a couple. We care about your vision, your tastes and wishes for your wedding. We will take the time to meet with you and listen, and together we can create a wedding reception that is completely unique to you.

Guidance
Years of experience allows us to offer insight into helping you create your own unique and memorable wedding reception. From helping you choose other vendors to developing a timeline – we’re here to help you!

Planning
We meet with you a minimum of 2 times with no restriction on how many times we meet in total! We want to be as thorough as possible to truly deliver the reception you're imagining. Using the very best that technology has to offer, we strive to help make the planning process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Flow
Maintaining a consistent flow at your wedding is essential in keeping your guests entertained. We remain active in coordinating with you and your hired wedding professionals behind the scenes to help ensure we're exactly where we need to be in the moment.

Master of Ceremonies
Our DJs are highly-trained in the art of being a Master of Ceremonies, and are trained specifically in weddings and wedding etiquette. We strive to make clear, concise, and thoughtful announcements without making ourselves the center of attention.

Modern DJs
We play great music. Our DJs take a very unique approach to how we select, program, and mix our music keeping in line with your personal tastes and preferences (and those of your guests). With our advanced skill set of mixing music, we can truly help to create an energetic dance floor unlike any other company in the Syracuse and Central New York region.

Aesthetics
From the appearance of our audio and lighting equipment to the attire we wear, we always place an emphasis on being neat, clean, and aesthetically pleasing.

Quality Equipment
Good equipment doesn’t create a spectacular event, but poor equipment sure can ruin one. We are equipped with quality speakers, modern intelligent lighting, and - most importantly - great microphones.

Always Learning
We want to be the very best DJ company we can be. We will never settle for "good enough" or become complacent. We despise the cookie-cutter wedding and we know you do too. No matter how many awards we win or how many glowing reviews we receive, there is always something we can do better and improve upon for our next couple.
As the owner and founder of Classy Cat Entertainment, I am committed to running this business the way a business should be: with reliability, transparency, integrity, and honesty. These may be the reasons why our DJs deliver exceptional customer service and polished performances every weekend.

And lastly, I don't want to sugar-coat it and say we're the only DJ in town worth your consideration. That wouldn't be the honest truth. We want to make sure every couple that we work with is the perfect match for what we do. We love what we do and are very fortunate to be able to do what we do each and every week. We are so very humbled that so many couples choose us and trust us to help them throw an amazing celebration.

I hope you'll take some time to read through our website, and consider what Classy Cat Entertainment has to offer. I would like to personally wish you the very best in your wedding planning and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

At Your Service,

Jonathan Paduano | Owner