On Saturday nights in Washington, DC, restaurants, art galleries, and bars transform into an electric zoo of lights, dancing, and music. For this experience that so many of us college students enjoy, we have people like Greg Cornell to thank.
Cornell, a deejay and production manager, has played anywhere from fraternity and sorority formals to the district’s hottest clubs (9:30, DC9) and venues (Corcoran, Hyatt, Marriot). He started, what has now become his career, in high school when he bought a couple microphones and a mixer, which has now turned into a full recording and production, set.
His most memorable event was at the Corcoran Gallery of the Arts. Of that night, he says the “conversation between the crowd and myself was a combination of high energy levels, skilled crowd reading, and great reactions on the dance floor.” It is this connection with his audience, his ability to read the audience and give them the music they want, that he enjoys most about deejaying.
In college Cornell began to deejay for friends and student organizations. As a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi he got the opportunity to play for parties, mixers and other events. As word spread, Cornell began to play at formals for other fraternities as well as student organizations like the Jewish Student Association and Women’s Initiative.
In 2011 Cornell founded Leger Productions, an audio production company “devoted to providing quality sound services.” Leger Productions now provides recorded or live studio albums, deejays for parties and rents PA’s for live performances. They ensure convenient, affordable, and reliable services and profess a commitment to going above and beyond to ensure an excellent performance.
As a professional deejay and audio production manager, Cornell’s career has taken off. He broadened his clientele base and started playing at different venues and for different types of groups. Now, Cornell has played for over 30 groups at more than 20 venues, including Cabanas, DC9 Nightclub, the National Aquarium and the W Hotel. He continues to play at weddings, dances, clubs, and more.
Ledger productions in currently open for appointment. Any organization located in the DC-Maryland area that is looking for a DJ, live audio, or recorded audio can contact Cornell on his website or by email. Or, check out Ledger Production’s Facebook page.