About CMG & Staff
Cleveland Music Group began as Jerry Bruno Productions in the late 1990s, after Jerry Bruno brought his successful wedding band and DJ service home to Cleveland from Los Angeles. Jerry quickly hired Scott Jones, who took over full operations of the business a decade later in 2010.
Today, Cleveland Music Group provides live entertainment at over 1,200 weddings and events per year in Greater Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Toledo, Cincinnati and more. We represent over 25 dance/party bands, dozens of professional wedding DJs, countless musicians and groups for wedding ceremonies, dinners, and background music, as well as addon options including uplighting, HYPE Auto Mobile DJ service, photobooths, slow motion video booths, green screen photos and more.
Scott E Jones
Leigh A. Peterson
Scott E Jones
President & DJ
Scott started working with Jerry Bruno in 2000, initially as one of three Jerry Bruno DJs. He joined the in-office staff in 2001 and, with a lot of hard work and dedication, Scott and Jerry grew the office to become one of Cleveland’s most respected music providers for weddings and events.
As their relationship grew within Jerry Bruno Productions, so did their popularity. The Orchestra and DJ Scott E. Jones quickly became two of the area’s top entertainment options. In 2010, Scott took over full operations and became the President of Jerry Bruno Productions, transitioning into Cleveland Music Group over the next four years. He is also still the most requested of our many professional DJs.
Scott is in the office Monday – Friday (9:30am – 5:30pm). Entertainment consultations are available by appointment only. Please call: 216-986-1808.
Kim is the office manager and face behind the voice you hear when you call the office. Kim joined the team part time in 2004 after leaving a career in the dental field to raise her three beautiful children.
Kim and her husband John continue to reside in Kim’s hometown of Valley View, where they can be found supporting one of the many teams or clubs that their children belong to.
When summer comes, there is nothing Kim’s family enjoys more than traveling to different towns and swimming at different beaches along the East Coast. Maybe some day a home on the shore for the Adamos?
Sales & Promotions Manager
Erin Rossi joined the staff in 2013 but has been a part of our talent roster since 1999. Formerly a vocalist for both TCB and Rick & the Cutting Edge, Erin’s entertainment experience combined with her background in sales and consulting make her the perfect fit for our clients.
After graduating from Ursuline College School of Nursing, Erin worked as a Registered Nurse for 5 years. She spent the next ten years in medical sales and consulting, all the while singing for Jerry Bruno Productions at weddings and corporate events.
Erin’s passion for music has brought her countless opportunities, from singing the National Anthem for the Cavs, the jingle for the Mike Trivisonno Show – WTAM 1100, “We live in Ohio,” to being an active member of the Cleveland Blues Society and working with The Greater Cleveland Blues News magazine.
Sales & Marketing Associate
Tony joined the CMG team in early 2015 along with his band Tricky Dick & the Cover-Ups joining the talent roster. After working alongside President and DJ Scott E. Jones at a wedding in 2014 and meeting directly with him to discuss Tricky Dick’s addition to the roster, Tony was drawn to CMG’s perfect balance of professionalism and fun. Tony has been the bandleader and MC for his band for over five years and has over 15 years of experience in sales and management, making him an excellent fit for the staff.
Tony has been performing steadily in live bands since the age of fifteen, primarily as an electric bass player, but also as a lead singer since 2010. He is a huge advocate for live music, and enjoys supporting Cleveland musicians whenever possible. It has always been a major goal for him to find a career in the music industry. Tony holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University in Communications/Management. While attending college, Tony worked as a full time musician and a sales associate/purchasing agent/team leader at Jakprints Inc, another Cleveland-based company.
Since 2003, Tony has been a co-director for Lakewood High School’s The Lakewood Project – the world’s first youth electric orchestra. He also enjoys attending jam nights, laying down bass and vocals in the recording studio, and performing with his original heavy metal band. He strives to one day apprentice as a DJ with the goal of joining the CMG DJ roster.
Eric SmithAKA The Bearded DJ - Bio coming soon!
Brent SchmidtDJ & Lighting Designer
Joining the office staff in 2014, Brent handles all of the lighting, sound and production level events. He also designs and sets up uplighting for events. Brent is also one of our DJs for Weddings and events. Brent has packed more DJing and special event lighting into his years than many DJs twice his age.
Studying Theatre Design & Technology at Cleveland State University, Brent is expanding his creativity. He is known as the “go to guy” when it comes to high level production, design, choreographing and communication. Brent also makes videos of his gigs called “Gig logs.” The videos give viewers a unique backstage pass to a DJ’s world on the job.
Also musically inclined, Brent plays piano and drums. He performs a unique drum solo to the song “Wipeout” with his local band. When Brent is not DJing a wedding, MCing a festival or setting up a show, he is usually relaxing and spending time with his friends and family.
Leigh A. PetersonWebsite & e-Marketing Mgr
Joining the staff in 2005 as an Entertainment Coordinator, Leigh’s duties have morphed into communications, website, e-marketing and PR roles. In 2006 she founded our exclusive band The Avenue.
After a college internship at the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame and obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Communications/PR in 2000, Leigh spent three years as PR Assistant at the Carousel Dinner Theatre. Prior to that, she worked for “1964”…The Tribute (named “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth” by Rolling Stone Magazine). She also worked backstage at Blossom and Tower City Amphitheatre for two seasons, as the Dressing Room Coordinator for all the nationally touring bands like Aerosmith, Pink, Brooks & Dunn and Poison.
Leigh began singing professionally in 2003, when she spent over a year singing and dancing every weekend at Cleveland’s posh Pickwick & Frolic. She has appeared as Helen Welch’s background vocalist, and her proudest moment was appearing on stage in Columbus with Neil Young in “Greendale.”
Jane FriresSocial Media Assistant
Jane Frires, a die-hard Clevelander, is our newest Social Media guru. Jane graduated from Ohio University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and has over four years of social media marketing experience. After graduating from OU, Jane lived in Scottsdale, AZ for a year working for local search directory app, Yelp, inc. Jane couldn’t stay away from her home roots for long, returning to Cleveland in 2013.
Jane is a workaholic with a zest for life and a spunky personality. She makes CLE Music Group look good on the world wide webs. On top of that, Jane is a graduate student at Cleveland State University earning her Masters degree part-time. When she’s not busy working or studying, Jane enjoys seeing movies, eating pizza, running, dancing and going out in downtown Cleveland.
Jane’s addiction to Facebook, Twitter & Instagram has helped her build a passion for helping local businesses gain awareness through online marketing efforts. Jane will be attending a variety of CLE Music Group events so be sure to use #CMGTalent for a shoutout!