Greg Capozzi DJ, Emcee, Sax
Greg Capozzi is the owner and founder of C-Zone Entertainment. In pursuing his passion for great music he left the security of a day job and put all of his savings and resources into purchasing a state-of-the-art digital sound system, taught himself how to DJ, and started knocking on doors. Being a musician for his entire professional career that began in the early 1990’s, the transition was seamless. Soon the public recognized C-Zone’s talent and what started as a one man show has flourished into a full production company offering 12 DJs, multiple jazz and classical ensembles and some amazing lighting options. He is incredibly proud to have built this company from the ground up with nothing but hard work, dedication, persistence, passion and of course talent.
As a DJ/Emcee, C-Zone has performed at countless special events including weddings, corporate functions, private parties, and much more. He currently performs at over 125 parties annually, mostly weddings and high-end corporate affairs. He has held residencies in some of Boston’s hottest venues including Felt, Umbria, Mantra and Pravda (now Gipsy Bar). And let’s not forget a few private parties for Clint Eastwood and Sean Penn during the filming of Mystic River. C-Zone’s personality, professionalism, and ability to keep the dance floor moving make him the ideal choice for your event.
As a saxophone and woodwind player, C-Zone has performed all over the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean with appearances at The Montreal Jazz Festival, Disney World, Epcot Center, Club Med, Carnival Cruise Lines, and a guest appearance with performers from Cirque de Soleil.
Some highlights of C-Zone’s career include a 5 year tenure with Rippopotamus, voted “Best Funk Band” at the Boston Music Awards in 1996. This 8 piece all original funk/rock band routinely packed clubs such as The Middle East, Mama Kin, and Ryles. In the fall of 1996, one of Rippo’s songs was selected as the theme for “Singled Out,” a popular dating show on MTV. In 1998 Rippo performed at the internationally famous Montreal Jazz Festival, and rang in the New Year in 2000 with a week long stint at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville in Key West, FL.
More recently C-Zone has been working as an underground recording artist with some local and national record producers of dance music. One of his saxophone solos has been featured on Plastic City Records which specializes in House music. The same track was featured on a compilation called Sunrise at ES Cavallet in Ibiza in 2009. This is an incredible accomplishment since Ibiza is the number one destination for dance music in the world.
C-Zone is not your average DJ. As a musician he hears and thinks about music differently and his unique approach has profound results on the dance floor. He will rock your cocktail and/or dinner set on his sax and pack your dance floor with his beats…
Testimonials Greg Capozzi
My wife and I could not be happier that we chose C-Zone for our wedding. Greg was outstanding. He played his saxophone with his trio during our cocktail hour which was awesome, then as a DJ during the reception he was perfect. We had a consultation with him a few weeks before the wedding to go over the music we wanted and what we didn’t want. He was fully attentive to what we we were looking for, and more than delivered on our wedding day. He played all the songs we wanted, stayed away from what we didn’t want, and stayed within the genres we wanted as well, unlike many DJs I’ve seen who so often go off course and play what they want, that doesn’t quite fit the bride and groom or their guests. Greg told us ahead of time how important it is to him to read the crowd, and when we said that our goal for the night was to have everyone on the dance floor, he made sure to make that happen, and he did. The dance floor was full all night, and everyone was up out their seats. So many of our wedding guests have told us since our wedding (2 months ago) how especially great our DJ was, and some even told us they had never been to a wedding where everyone was up dancing all night. This is all thanks to C-Zone for playing the right music and reading the crowd perfectly, it really made our wedding. In addition to what a great night we had, Greg was very personable and very easy and pleasant to work with. You can tell how passionate he is for his craft and how much he cares about making the night as fun as possible. If I were to throw another big event I wouldn’t look to hire anyone but C-Zone.
Leanne and Jim - Newport Vineyards - Nov 2017
C-Zone delivers. When we first met with Greg he helped to walk us through our vision the wedding, from elegant strings for the ceremony, to the ultimate throw-down on the dance floor. He understood completely that we wanted our guests to walk away that night having no doubts that they went to Caitlin and Josh’s Wedding and that it was the most fun they’ve had at a wedding. We have heard from so many of our guests that it was an amazing time and we certainly felt that way too. Greg kept the dance party going throughout the whole night, weaving in well-known hits and crowd-pleasers with our more obscure EDM and dancehall requests. People loved it, we loved it, and we always felt like it was our night. The online planning tools were a great way to organize our music selections as well as details on the wedding ceremony and reception generally. Greg and Diane were incredibly responsive to all of our questions and requests throughout the process. We highly recommend C-Zone and can’t thank Greg and Diane enough for all of the work they put in and support for us in making our wedding spectacular and uniquely ours.
Caitlin and Josh - Beauport Hotel - Sept 2017
We can’t say enough about Greg Capozzi and C-Zone Entertainment. From their prompt outreach, their availability to video conference our meet and greet at times that worked for us, to planning the outline of our wedding and the execution of our big day, we could not have asked for a better experience. Greg in particular is super friendly and easy to talk to. He’s clearly knowledgeable about all types of music and did a great job sourcing the specific pieces of music we requested. There are many moving pieces to a wedding and Greg’s ability to coordinate them with each vendor was outstanding. Each part of the wedding was seamless as a result. For us, entertainment is the most important part of the reception and Greg (and others at C-Zone we’ve witnessed DJ) have a keen ability to read a room and create an environment that ensures a great time will be had by all. We couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out and would absolutely recommend C-Zone and Greg to anyone looking for the best service out there. — the Saball’s
Jessica and Adam - The Barn at Gibbet Hill - Oct 2017
Greg absolutely rocked our wedding! We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ experience! He was great at reading the crowd, played a variety of music, and each song flowed right into another so that no one could leave the dance floor. One of our bartenders even commented that his night was really slow and easy because all our wedding guests were so busy dancing! All of our guests had a blast, and we owe that to Greg! We also used a string duo from C-Zone for our ceremony, and it was beautiful! We found C-Zone on our reception’s recommendation list. After researching a few, a phone conversation with Greg sealed the deal. He was super easy to talk to and really focused on our opinions of what we wanted for the wedding. It was a huge help he had done weddings at the reception site before, so his knowledge and experiences gave us some great ideas! Through the whole process, C-Zone was easy to talk to through phone, Facetime or email and prompt in their responses for any concerns or questions I had. They made planning from a different state super easy! Book C-Zone for your wedding and I promise you that you won’t be disappointed! They made our wedding forever a night to remember!
Susie and Jake - The Barn at Gibbet Hill - Oct 2017
Greg of C-Zone Entertainment was one of the most significant components that made our wedding the fantastic event that it was! Starting with the prep, he has a great system set up on his website for creating a playlist, and songs needed for background for everything that happens. He actually made it fun and really understood the type of music that we wanted. Weeks later, people are still telling us how much fun they had, and much of it was because of Greg’s amazing DJ skills. He kept the event organized and once the party started he kept the crowd jumping. EVERYBODY was dancing, even the grandmas and especially the groom, who is an avowed non-dancer!! It was SO MUCH fun, we had the BEST time!! Greg was also incredibly helpful and accommodating. My friend sang and played the guitar for our first dance, and another friend later did a live club song on the accordion. The latter was very impromptu, but Greg made it work and it was amazing! (No seriously, you had to be there, LOL, no one will ever forget that performance!) C-Zone is also a fantastic value! Greg not only did all the music in various locations, (the ceremony was on another part of venue property), but also handled the lighting in the tent which added another dimension to the ambiance. C-Zone gives you a great deal for your money and is super competitively priced. Lastly, Greg, our DJ couldn’t have been any nicer! What a pleasure this guy is to work with — he is super professional, fun, friendly, and takes much of the stress away since he is so competent! We all felt that we were in extremely good hands with him and the final result proved it. We just love Greg and C-Zone and can’t say enough good things about him and his company! Music is the background to many memories and major events in our lives. Greg gave us memories that will last our lifetime. Hire these guys, you won’t regret it!!
Caitlin & Adam - Decordova Museum - Aug 2017
We are so happy that we chose C-Zone! We researched/talked to a lot of different DJ and band options in the Boston area, but from our first introduction call with Greg we knew C-Zone was the right company for us. He met with us twice and walked us through the entire process/outline. He was extremely patient. C-Zone offers and online portal in which you can plan out the music for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. This helped to keep us extremely organized and on top of our selections. Once the wedding arrived, we had no concerns whatsoever as we knew we were in good hands. We used C-Zone for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We also rented a photobooth from them. Greg exceeded all of our expectations all night. He kept the dance floor packed and helped us have the perfect night!
Michelle and Al - Royal Sonesta - June 2017