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David Turner Music is a unique DJ and live music service, based in Sarasota, FL. Serving Florida's west coast and beyond, professional sax player and "Live Music" disc jockey David Turner offers entertainment for weddings and events that includes DJ, strolling saxophone, classical music quartets and ensembles, violin, flute, and much more.

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D
13 December 2019

I’ve got nothing but positive feedback about David Turner, who recently DJ’d our wedding. Our communication leading up to the wedding was prompt and professional. Our wedding day timeline was very detailed, and he was on point for 100% of it. Most of our bridal party had difficult names to pronounce, but David took the time to learn how to pronounce them and did perfect. The uplighting he provided really added a lot to our decoration. I’ve heard nothing but praise from impressed guests who saw him perform during cocktail hour. His blend of music with the songs/genres we discussed made for a fantastic reception. My wife and I absolutely loved him performing saxophone live along to some of our favorite songs. He even got our 1 year old ring bearer up and dancing. I literally can’t say anything negative and appreciate all the work and effort he put into our day. 100% the perfect DJ/entertainer and I’d definitely recommend him to anyone reading this. More...

T
13 December 2019

Used David for our Company Holiday Party. He was perfect.. "He was like a real life Kenny G!" We will absolutely be hiring David again!

B
20 November 2019

David did an AMAZING job at our wedding!!! We were so lucky to stumble across his talent ---his saxophone mixed with musical choice brought everyone out on the dance floor! I didn't have to worry about not enough people dancing-everyone wanted to!!! Thank you David!!! More...

L
15 November 2019

David and his wife were an amazing duo to have at our event. We throw a huge social twice a year and try to make it as fun as possible for our guests. They couldn't stop raving about the music and the idea behind having actual instruments to modern day music. We will definitely be reaching out again to have David Turner Music at another on of our events. More...

S
13 November 2019

David was an awesome DJ he was early set up on time he is excellent musician he play the saxophone during cocktail hr and then he continued to play sax during dinner which I found to be awesome so soothing and relaxing then when it came time to dance he had everything under the sun that you could think of to play right there I would definite use him again no doubt for any upcoming events we have David thanks for everything it was an awesome night

Awesome....thanks so much Stephanie and Tony!! I had a terrific time celebrating with you and your guests. It's great when my clients enjoy a lot of different types of music, and we did it all!! Rock, pop, country, old school hip hop, and much more. I wish you both the best...take care!!

A
21 September 2019

David was rocking it last night. He had everyone dancing and whatever anyone requested, he played. He started playing the saxophone and then switched to flute, it was awesome! Great job! Everyone loved you!

F
21 September 2019

I’m not a fan of leaving reviews—but David’s musical abilities paired with his dynamic social skills for my Casino Royale 30th bday is unparalleled. David did a phenomenal job not only setting up and being prompt for the occasion, but he went the extra mile with being mindful of moments in the evening—that are truly memories now. Truly thankful that we had the pleasure of having him as part of my celebration. Not only will I hire him again, but I will be recommending him to close friends and families for their events. Cheers to a successful evening! More...

B
27 March 2019

David did an outstanding job at our daughter's wedding!! He was truly a joy to work with! So many of the guests complimented me on the music. I would highly recommend him! Thank you David for a job well done! More...

S
27 March 2019

David was a last minute hire, and we were a bit disorganized. He arrived looking sharp, and was ready to go on time. And he did an excellent job of finding some obscure requests that made the night for us. David was also excellent at reading the dance floor, and played the best music for everyone. We couldn't be more pleased, and are incredibly happy with his craft. Highly recommend his services!!! More...

S
27 March 2019

He handled the wedding perfectly. Played the music requested by the Bride and Groom, supplemented additional music that followed along the same type of music. Made introductions as appropriate, answered all questions and was involved in the planning from the time he was hired up until the start of the ceremony. Most pleased with his services and would highly recommend and use again. More...

D
6 February 2019

David is wonderful. Great sax and music. Our dance floor wasn’t big enough for all those wanting to dance. We highly recommend him 😊rave reviews from 156 guests

C
3 February 2019

Our event was a huge success. It was a pleasure to work with David. He was very professional and he plays a mean saxophone. Would highly recommend this talented young man. Thanks so much for a very successful evening David.
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26 January 2019

With very little guidance, he kept a very diverse group entertained with his saxophone playing and DJ capabilities. David arrived 1. 5 hours ahead of time to set up, and was ready to go before our New Year’s Eve party began. The dance floor was full, and everyone.commented on how talented and professional he was. One of the best DJs I’ve ever hired, and I’m picky! More...

L
27 December 2018

WHAT AN AMAZING DJ!!!!!! I did not give much direction and every song he chose for my wedding would have been one I chose for myself. If you ever find yourself in need of a DJ CALL DAVID!!!!! More...

K
27 December 2018

I have used David Turner for several Marketing functions and have found him to be professional, prompt and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure a great event! I highly recommend him. Kristen Myers, Marketing Director, Village On The Isle More...

E
28 October 2018

Excellent music teacher. Shawna is an amazing violinist and teacher. My daughter is 10 uears old and in a short time she has improved, she loves how Shawna teach.

V
4 October 2018

Best DJ ever!!! Great to work with, easy going and fun!!

Thanks so much, Viviana. It was a real pleasure working with you, and I wish you the best!

T
28 September 2018

Mr Turner is an AMAZING music teacher! He taught our youngest daughter flute over the summer and really gave her a wonderful foundation! ! He is a gifted musician an wonderful teacher. I highly recommend him for flute or saxophone lessons!!!! More...

M
29 August 2018

David is a very professional entertainer and is able to provide a variety of music for our audiences! He is prompt in responding to calls and emails and is also very reliable. I highly recommend him for DJ services for any event and he is also able to provide live music that anyone would enjoy! More...

S
26 May 2018

I hired David Turner Music on a few occasions and was very satisfied with the quality and delivery of work! Dave is very organized and reliable and is always attentive to the needs of the client! I will most definitely hire David again in the future! More...

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Playing the very biggest hits across multiple genres is important, along with knowing the type(s) of music that the clients enjoy. It's important to watch the dance floor in real-time, and respond to the guests. As a DJ, if something isn't keeping people on the floor, it's important to quickly transition to something else. Also, "dead air" is another thing that will cause people to leave the floor. Back-to-back-to-back great music will take care of that!

I just try to be professional, providing my clients with a great musical experience, whether they're hiring me as a DJ, sax player, wedding ceremony musician...whatever. When it comes to DJ-ing, I let the music speak for itself, mostly, with limited and tasteful use of effects, clean mixes/crossfading, and no "cheese."

There is a really nice, creative element to both my live playing (on sax, flute, etc.), as well as the disc-jockey element. I have fun with it, and really enjoy seeing the way people respond to music. In a lot of professions, you don't get an opportunity to immediately see the end result of your hard work. When I perform for somebody's party, it gives me instant gratification...I love seeing the smiles on everybody's faces!!

Being a conservatory trained musician, it was always what I expected to do. I've been playing music all over the world since I was a kid, and the more recent addition of the DJ service has been really fun as well. My musical training gives me a lot of creative capability when I'm DJ-ing. I really love being my own boss, and have no problem with the responsibility that comes with "making a great party." I've spent many of the last 15 years working for other people, and I'm now focusing on creating my own sought-after brand.

Entertainment for private events is a lot different than playing in clubs and bars. I've never been a part of that scene. As a professional musician, I've been working at very high-end weddings and corporate parties for over 15 years, in the very biggest venues in Florida and beyond. I have a good sense of the logistics of successful events, and will always be professional and do my best to take care of my clients needs.