Who Are We

Classy Cat Entertainment (formerly Paduano Studios) first began in 2010. At the time, we performed the way most DJs did: one planning meeting before the celebration, same old playlists, same old lighting setups, same old dances, same old everything! I knew there had to be something more in regards to providing an exceptional entertainment experience.

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 an eyesore of a setup
  • used cheesy props and had a tacky shtick
  • talked too much or too little on the microphone
  • made it all about them

It's 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 rates based on what they could comfortably convince the couple to pay (and most of the time it was a lower amount)
  • 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.
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.

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!

We meet with you a minimum of 6 months in advance to begin the planning process, and then two more times after that! We want to be as thorough as possible to truly deliver the reception you're imagining and more. And through it all, we are using the very best that technology has to offer to help make the planning process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Maintaining a consistent flow at your wedding is essential to keeping your guests entertained and the energy high. We are hands-on in coordinating with all of your hired wedding professionals and wedding party members to ensure the event flows smoothly and efficiently from start to finish.

Master of Ceremonies
Our Master of Ceremonies are trained specifically in weddings and wedding etiquette. We strive to make clear, concise and thoughtful announcements, and remain active coordinating with you and your hired wedding professionals behind the scenes. We’ll keep your guests engaged and having fun 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.

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 possible. 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 get better at 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 lucky and fortunate to be able to do what we do. We are 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 all the best in your wedding planning and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

At Your Service,

Jonathan Paduano | Owner