On 21, Oct 2014 | In DJs/MCs | By Leigh
In 1988, a simple 5-line ad in the newspaper was looking for someone who loved music and was not afraid of being in front of large groups of people. After being “volunteered” at every party to “take over the music” and being told countless times that he had a voice for radio (or was that a face!?), Matt Gazdak (DJ GAZ) decided to answer that ad. Hired on the spot, so began a career that has spanned 20 years and every type of event a disc jockey can work.
Growing up in Mayfield Village in a house jammed daily with music from all tastes and genres, the love of all types of music was imbedded at a very early age and has grown stronger every year since. As a matter of fact, not including family, the only thing stronger than his love of music is an addicting obsession with producing a packed dance floor. Matt likes to meet with clients to get a vision of how they want the night to go and then he acts as a type of ‘stage manager’ to make that vision come to life, keeping in mind at all times who his ‘stars’ are. With a personality that’s stuck on the fun side of life, his musical taste is summed up in two words: “fun” and “danceable.”
Whether you and your guests want to polka all night long or bounce to the latest club jams, DJ GAZ is ready to step up to the mix and give you a night they’ll be talking about. A simple meeting is the next step to a night you’ll remember forever.
Meeting with DJ Gaz before the wedding, he was on time thorough and organized. He assisted with selecting music. Gaz had a game plan of how things could happen. He was open to suggestions and feedback. At the wedding, Gaz was on point. He kept things moving and stuck to the game plan from the pre-opp’ meeting. He was a pleasure to work with. Gaz even had fun with my new daughter toward the end of the night, which added to making her night.Dee and Tiffany PriceOct 18, 2019Grand Pacific Hotel, Olmsted falls
DJ Gaz worked our wedding for us. He did a fantastic job! We met with him ahead of time to discuss the flow of events and the songs. Outside of announcing and MCing the event, he said minimal things on the microphone (exactly what we wanted!), and he played a wonderful selection of music during the reception. The dance floor never died down! He also has a wonderful voice for announcing everything. Thank you, DJ Gaz!Chloe and Cameron WieseYoungSep 8, 2018Stillwater Place, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
We hired Cleveland Music Group for our daughter’s wedding. I listened to the video bios on the website and chose DJ Matt Gazdak because he seemed professional, experienced and FUN! The moment I called Cleveland Music Group the process fell into place effortlessly. Matt reached out and organized playlists with the Bride and Groom. Met in person and had fun getting to know each other. Matt invited text messages as well as phone calls and email. He always responded immediately.
The wedding day finally came, and we had no worries as we knew it was time to let Matt do his thing. He was amazing! He loves his job and it shows. We had him play music starting when guests arrived for the outdoor ceremony all the way to the end of the night. Matt had the dance floor packed the whole night. He let our two year old ring bearer wear his head phones and touch the equipment…so sweet. He played songs for all age groups and styles of dancing. We smiled and danced and laughed the night away.
Thank you so much to Cleveland Music Group, and especially to Matt Gazdak for a seamless, professional process, and making our daughters wedding unforgettable!Kristin and Dale FoustAug 4, 2018Hillbrook Club
I’m so glad we used Cleveland Music Group and DJ GAZ for our wedding. Scott was so helpful in answering all of our questions and making sure we felt comfortable throughout the whole planning process, and was always super quick to respond to anything we needed. DJ GAZ was a great choice as well – he was so nice and accommodating, and his music selection was on point! All of my guests were raving about what a great time they had – he even got a few of the non-dancers out on the dance floor! We couldn’t be happier with how everything went and would highly recommend them!Emily and Dean PayneJun 22, 2018Columbia Ballroom
Company Holiday Party
Fantastic DJ! DJ Matt took requests the entire night and it seemed to allow all of our employees to dance at some point during the night. Matt was easy to work with and I would recommend and request him for our next events.Sara SmithDec 9, 2017Windows on the River
Our string trio left us speechless. I even had my choir director comment on how professional and talented they were. I was worried at first, but Tanis and crew made lovely music.
I definitely recommend Mike Gazdak as DJ. We gave him a small amount of information and music selection to work from and he made sure that our dance floor was never empty. A great time was had by all!Bethany Willets and Robert KopisAug 19, 2016The Inn at Honey run
DJ Gaz made us feel so at ease in planning our wedding reception. He was easy to work with and we would hire him again in a heart beat. Our guests had the best time ever and loved his music choices. We couldn’t be happier!Christina and Frank SweeneyJul 3, 2016Hilton Garden Inn
DJ Matt Gazdak gets us moving and grooving. He is a crowd pleaser!!
I have had the pleasure of having Matt as our DJ for more that one event, and each time he has surprised me with how much fun we have. He has a great verity of music. Our guest had a wonderful time dancing to his music. We have two events each year and I will request him on the next one also. Thank you Cleveland Music Group and Matt Gazdak!Barb Chatterton, HBPAApr 8, 2016Holiday Inn Boardman Ohio
DJ Matt Was Great
DJ Gaz was great. He took requests and kept our group dancing. Great job.HBPA Thistledown ChapterOct 6, 2015Holiday Inn Independence
DJ Gaz is 5 star
Fantastic experience with Matt (DJ Gaz). I appreciated his sharing his insight and experience on reception flow of events. You can tell he has a lot of experience. He is extremely personable and he kept the dance floor packed in between band breaks. He is a consummate professional and a terrific DJ.Jen and John YirgaOct 17, 2015Holden Arboretum
Perfect Ceremony and Reception
We wouldn’t have changed a single note for our wedding day music. DJ Matt Gazdak was friendly and easy to work with. He was happy to play some of our quirkier song selections for our wedding ceremony. Everyone enjoyed his selections for cocktail hour. And the reception was such a blast! The dance floor never was less than half full the entire night, mostly it was packed. Guests told us they wished they had the nights music as a playlist to take home.Claire DonohooAug 22, 2015Windows on the River
Matt was awesome. The guests and I were on the dance floor the majority of the time. The music selection was very good and upbeat. A lot of my friends and family said that was one of the best weddings they were ever at. I thank Matt Gadzak and staff for making our wedding very special and memorable.Jacqueline Vajda ZkiabApr 21, 2012Michaud's Towne & Country
I have had several people text me the week after the party and say it was the best party they were ever at in their entire life. People make the party; music keeps them moving. Thank you.Thad Vasko, surprise 50th birthdayJan 21, 2012Ritz-Carlton
If any bride is worried about finding a great DJ, they need to book MATT GAZDAK! The music and dancing at our wedding was one thing I was worried about, but Matt handled the music selections wonderfully. He played everything we wanted to have played, and selected songs that had EVERYONE out on the dance floor. I was so pleased with how Matt and his partner handled themselves. They were polite, courteous, and very accommodating to everything we needed.Amanda ZagaraJun 4, 2011Crystal Brook Farm
We were impressed! Matt exceeded our expectations. He was able to mix and play foreign music (at our request) in a language that he is not used to and did it with excellence. I am so happy we have chosen him.Carole Macaron & Chris ContreraMay 21, 2011Medina Country Club
Excellent doesn’t say enough about Matt. He played EXACTLY what we wanted with some unique and creative additions sprinkled in that were totally in line with our style. He was flexible when plans changed (rain!!), friendly with everyone, took appropriate and fun requests, listened to us and kept the dance floor packed all night. I think I was a pretty difficult bride – I wanted a DJ who would be energetic and keep the party going, but without games or too much crowd interaction. Matt aced it – the perfect balance was struck. He even managed to slip in one perfectly timed and hilarious ‘OK Elizabeth, I’m getting off the mic now’ – everyone cracked up and I loved it. People are still raving about the music. Matt is a class act – a true gentleman and artist.Elizabeth Pitman GretterAug 14, 2010The Botzum Farmstead
Jerry Bruno was very easy to work with, from the first phone call throughout the end. Matt was everything and more than we expected in a professional DJ. I would recommend Matt to anyone. He was enjoyable to work with and was absolutely perfect for our wedding. He just fit right in!Gina Lanner & Michael GarmoneJul 31, 2010the Italian American Club
We just wanted to thank you again for putting on an amazing wedding – everyone loved the music. The dance floor was packed and we got tons of compliments! We had a lot of people say it was the best wedding they’ve been to, and got countless compliments on the music. We loved it as well, and wanted to thank you for the great time we knew you’d give us! Thanks again for everything! You’re the best! Everything turned out perfect!Sheryl Hein & Rick GrubbOct 24, 2009Toscana Party Center