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 to Cleveland from Los Angeles. Jerry quickly hired Scott Jones, who took over full operations of the business 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 30 wedding & party bands, dozens of professional wedding DJs, countless musicians and acoustic acts for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hour, as well as add-on options including:
- bistro lighting & other decor
- 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.
AKA The Bearded DJ - Eric joined the CLE Music Group sales office in 2017 and as a part of the talent roster in 2011 as a DJ. He spent two years as an apprentice to Scott Jones before becoming a lead DJ. His approach-ability, sense of humor, and knack for letting the music speak for itself along with heavy involvement in Cleveland's social media community (@thebeardeddj) all contributed to him becoming one of the industry's most requested wedding DJs.
Eric holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Mercyhurst University. His relationship management background in the corporate and start-up worlds here in Cleveland have proven to translate very well into the events industry. He is also a REALTOR on Ohio's #1 real estate team! One thing is certain, Eric has dedicated his professional life to making his clients' lives happier and run as smoothly as possible no matter the situation and he is excited to be focusing that energy into weddings and events full time.
When he's not out DJing or in the office, he spends most of his time with his wife and their new baby boy at home in Lakewood or out and about enjoying all the awesome things to do in Cleveland. Aside from his family and music, he enjoys reality tv, podcasts, all the cheese and coffee, beard maintenance, and the Oxford comma.
Evan joined the Cleveland Music Group sales team in 2019 but has been working with the company as a DJ since 2014. A classically trained musician who holds a Master's Degree in Trumpet Performance from The University of Akron, Evan has spent years performing on stage in various capacities. Evan's experience performing on Trumpet with several wedding bands and his time spent making crowds bounce from behind the DJ mixer has made him a great resource here in the office as a Talent Specialist. Evan is proud of his organizational skills and is always ready to go the extra mile to help out our clients!
When Evan is not on stage or working in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Lexi, and attending concerts all over the Midwest. A true music fan at heart, Evan loves music of all varieties and has a massive vinyl collection. Outside of music, Evan enjoys racing cars at autocross events, hiking in the mountains, and searching for the perfect Old Fashioned.
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.”
Social Media Assistant
Angel graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in May 2016 with a degree in Marketing and a minor in International Business. She loves working to build brand recognition on social media and creating new content. While she may not be very musically inclined, she can (sort of) juggle and rap One Fish, Two Fish to the tune of Bad and Boujee.
When not in the office, Angel enjoys watching Cleveland Indians games, hanging out with her friends and her cat, Bosley, and exploring downtown Cleveland. She will be attending and documenting a variety of CMG’s events so keep an eye out for her and make sure to tag #CMGTalent when you post photos from our events!
Lighting & Photobooth Technician
Katrina has a Bachelor's degree in Technical Theatre from Cleveland State University. During her time there, she gained experience in stage managing, lighting design, scenic painting, and general technician work. Working with theaters in the area was a great experience because Cleveland has the second largest theatre district in the country - second only to New York City.
Katrina began working with Cleveland Music Group in 2016. She is a jack of all trades but specializes in lighting design and photobooth operation. When not at events, Katrina enjoys spending time with her friends, crafting and creating art projects, and walking her cat.
If you book a photobooth with us, there’s a good chance you will meet her!
BeansOffice Morale Manager
When not sleeping on the job in his dad Eric's office, Beans works hard greeting all staff and visitors, inspecting the kitchen area for spills, and looking adorable.