DJ Leslie [Owner] started out in College Radio on Cape Cod while she was in her early teens. By age 16 she was spinning for the dance club scene in Boston and Manhattan including the famed Studio 54 (post-disco). Upon moving to Seattle in 1996, her company was promoting “big band swing music”, DJs and dance performers all over the Northwest including Vancouver, B.C. DJ Leslie hosted music programs on BET, and was featured on numerous news & entertainment programs for CBC/Canada, KIRO, KOMO, FOX, and King 5.
Featured articles written about DJ Leslie appear in The Seattle P-I, Seattle Times, Vancouver Sun, Seattle Bride, Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom and Seattle Magazine, among others. In Seattle, she has performed at The Showbox, Paramount Theatre, Benaroya Hall, and has served as the opening act for national bands including Dave Matthews and Earth Wind and Fire.
In 2012, DJ Leslie and French conductor Ludovic Morlot combined their talents with the Seattle Symphony and created a Music Mash up of the RITE OF SPRING . In 2014, 2015 and 2016, DJ Leslie teamed up with Macklemore for Runway to Freedom, a night of music and fashion to benefit Mary’s Place.
DJ Leslie has been named on countless charitable boards and committees in the Seattle area, lending her event insight, organizational skills and and expertise as well as talent for events. The “Seattle Center’s 50th birthday party”, Providence “O’Christmas Trees Gala” and “Treehouse Tea” are naming just a few. Seattle Parties is honored to have been nominated for and selected as one of the TOP 3 “2015 Businesses of the Year” by the Greater Seattle Business Association.
“My company True Colors Events has had the pleasure of working with Leslie of Seattle Parties since 2006 at numerous events for our clients, both at weddings and at corporate / social events. We and our clients have been extremely pleased with Leslie and her performance as a DJ and master of ceremonies at events. She is so easy to work with, her energy is contagious and you can tell that she truly loves what she does for a living. Leslie always listens to the clients and what their needs are and then delivers above and beyond the expectations that she sets. Her knowledge of music and the music industry is incredible – she is someone who you can sing or hum a few words to a song and she knows the title and the artist right of the top of her head. She is great partner to our company – she continues to wow our clients, doing an exceptional job at each and every event. I would highly recommend Leslie and Seattle Parties to anyone looking for a fantastic DJ for their next event.”
* Travis McBurney, Owner True Colors Events
“DJ Leslie is AMAZING and the perfect DJ. She pretty much helped us come up with an audio concept for the various parts of the wedding and pulled it off effortlessly. We wanted a classy ceremony but an all night dance party and she took care of it all and really made my wedding dreams come true! The dance floor was full until the very end! I had so many guests comment on how great she and her assistant were. She is warm and effervescent. And a real DJ, music aficionado and artist, not just a wedding vendor. For me it felt like a friend (an incredibly talented one!) was our DJ. I happened to mention lighting and she took care of it, even had a special starry night sky effect one that fit our theme perfectly! Even my groom wanted to contribute to this review: I am writing this with my feet in an ice bath. 4 hours of raucous, hilarious, nonstop dancing by DJ Leslie left my wedding guests thrilled and entertained.Thank you DJ Leslie!”
“DJ Leslie is hands down the BEST DJ in Seattle! She created the wedding reception of a lifetime! We will never forget how much fun we had and how amazing everything looked. There was such an incredible flow of great music and lighting detail that you only dream of. She truly made our vision into reality and we couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with on our big day. We love you DJ Leslie!”
“There are not enough words to describe how wonderful DJ Leslie is! From the initial meeting my partner and I were immediately drawn to Leslie and her genuine spirit. Throughout our communications and additional meetings she made sure to listen and capture EXACTLY everything we wanted at our wedding. The night of our wedding she made us feel at ease and the flow could not have gone any better! The music was fun, upbeat and all our guests just raved at how much fun they had. I highly recommend DJ Leslie and Seattle Parties! You won’t be disappointed!”
“Words cannot describe how much I enjoyed working with DJ Leslie throughout the entire process of planning our big day…but I will do my best here. From all the music coordination, to the lighting services, to everything else, the moment I met Leslie, and all the communications we had over email, phone, and in-person meetings, Leslie and her husband Sean at Seattle Parties are the true definition of professionals (and being REALLY, REALLY good at what they do!). Leslie worked with us on all the entertainment down to the smallest details as we planned our wedding, and that allowed us to have such an incredible and successful day! From being extremely flexible to our desire in music to the type of music we wished to have played at various different events, she exceeded our expectations and was just super awesome to work with. I don’t know if there is any other DJ out there who would go to such great lengths like she did to make one’s wedding day so special and something that we, and all of our guests, will always remember. Leslie, THANK YOU for everything that you did for us, from the beginning, all the way to the end. We can’t thank you enough for…well everything…it meant so much to us, and you became a friend of ours along the way, we were lucky and fortunate to have met you. Your coordination, work ethic, and (again) flexibility to work with us and our music tastes were probably the best customer service a business owner and DJ could give to someone, it was truly amazing, and I wanted to thank you again. I wholeheartedly recommend DJ Leslie and the entire team at Seattle Parties for your next big event, be it your big day or any other celebration, she will deliver the results and make you very happy”.