Charles Azagra DJ, Emcee
Charles (also know as DJ Chizzy amongst his peers) started his musical journey at an early age and has been pursuing his passion ever since. At age 11 he began studying piano which trained his ear to hear melodies and harmonies. As a young adult, he developed his DJ skills while working at a recording studio. Being surrounded by amazing musicians as they conducted their studio sessions fed more into his understanding of musical styles.
Possessing a keen ear for how music and songs are structured, coupled with his vast knowledge of different genres across the decades, makes Charles a well versed DJ capable of reading any crowd in any situation. His mixes range from all decades from the 50s to today, ensuring that everyone on the dance floor will hear feel good music that is familiar to them.
Aside from his busy schedule performing at wedding, corporate and private events, Charles has performed as A DJ throughout the Northeast at nightclubs such as Whisky Saigon, West End Johnnies, Storyville, Wonder Bar, Lawn on D, Down Ultra Lounge, Alibi, Murphy’s (Salem) Rebel Lounge (Providence), and Whiskey Republic (Providence) just to name a few.
Testimonials Charles Azagra
C-Zone was the perfect choice for our wedding, specifically DJ Charles! He kept our guests dancing all night long — we had to tell people to leave! Our guests raved about the music choices Charles made. He was incredibly professional and responsive throughout the planning process. He met with us to better understand our style and music taste, and C-Zone’s online planning tool made our song selections easy. Charles accommodated our special requests, like cutting a line out of our first dance song and combining our parent dances into one song. He helped communicate to guests during the event (for example, announcing the cake cutting) but he did not “over communicate” as some DJs do. The star of the show was the music itself. C-Zone also provided uplighting for our reception space. I was skeptical at first, but the uplighting was 100% the right choice! It totally transformed the space and it was easy to change light colors during the event, from neutral tones during dinner to fun colors during the dance party. The C-Zone team was great to work with every step of the way, and Diane and the administrative team made our payment and contract processes organized and easy. We highly recommend Charles and C-Zone!
Katie & Alex, The Harvard Club, 10.12.19
We booked C-Zone at the recommendation of our venue manager, and we are so thrilled we did! C-Zone has multiple DJs that work with them, ours was Charles. He was absolutely fabulous. He has a super laid back personality and was professional, responsive, and fun to work with from the very beginning. We met him before booking C-Zone (in person because we happened to live close by, otherwise he is available over skype) and talked about what kind of music we like and what we were envisioning for our evening. After we met him, there was no doubt we’d be hiring C-Zone! He told us about their online planning tool, which would make it easy to indicate songs we definitely did (or did not) want. It made for a very seamless planning process! We also hired a string duet to play during our ceremony, which made the event so classy and unforgettable! Finally, at the very last minute (like, a week before the wedding), I decided that I wanted to add uplights for the reception. Despite the last minute change, Diane, C-Zone’s office administrator, helped us make it happen. C-Zone was a joy to work with from beginning to end and we highly recommend them!
Kelly & Ryan, Turner Hill, 9.20.19
Charles is the BEST DJ ever!
Our wedding was a PARTYYYY and we have Charles from C-Zone to thank for that. The dance floor was literally packed all night and so many people came up to us to say that this was hands-down the best DJ they had ever heard. Charles reads the room and keeps the party going and does it all through his music. He’s a great emcee as well but doesn’t spend all night yammering into the mic. It helps that he is also a total sweetheart and answered our many questions during the planning process (same goes for the rest of the C-Zone staff who replied to my many emails). We are seriously trying to think of another reason for a big party that we can hire Charles for. He’s the best!
Meaghan & Paul, Private Estate, 9.1.19