Born in Brooklyn, NY, Terance Takyi aka DJ TAO often found himself following the shadows of his older brother who essentially introduced DJ TAO into the Hip Hop music genre.  Inspired by the movie “Juice”, DJ TAO began spinning his dad’s old used turntables at the age of 14.  Turntablism and music has always been a fascination of DJ TAO as he would often DJ parties for his friends and family.

Flash forward 10 years, Terence has successfully graduated college in North Carolina and has moved back to New York to work for a prominent bank within the Asset Management division.  However, while working long hours at the bank and living the high stress life, Terence realized that he needed to add something else to his life.  He finally decided to begin DJ’ing outside of his small circle of friends and into the mainstream.

Samuel Boase-Miller, Ensemble Coordinator

As Principle Cellist of the Manhattan Symphonie, Sam is a frequent performer in many major concert venues around New York City such as: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and this past season as a featured soloist at Bargemusic. Before moving to the Big Apple, Sam’s main focus was chamber music. He toured the world with different string ensembles, performing for Holland America and Norwegian Cruise Lines. This afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with some of the best young musicians on the east coast.

Sam can arrange any chamber ensemble for you. Whether it may be a string quartet to walk you down the aisle, a jazz combo to liven up a cocktail party, or as a soloist himself to help pay homage to a loved one, music sets the tone for any event. Let Sam help you strike the right chord.

DJ Mickey Palms

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Michael Palms (DJ Mikey Palms) came up as a DJ. He has also earned recognition as the owner of two major music venues: Southpaw & Public Assembly, as well as producer for many outdoor events in the 5 boroughs such as Jelly NYC Pool Parties & The Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Most recently he is also on the board of directors for the newly founded Letter of Marque Theater Company.

As a DJ, Palms uses his fluency of multiple genres to create of mosaic of sound and bring joy to the world. He’s been DJing professionally for over 15 years, and makes culture happen while he moves the crowds. He has provided the soundtrack for a huge range of events — everything from small house parties to huge corporate events and has DJ’s 30+ weddings a year for the last five years.

In addition to his musical journey, Michael is a well-known DJ on Internet radio and is the founder and creator of the show Chances With Wolves on East Village Radio. He has created multimedia events for corporate clients across many different spheres. Under his management, the Brooklyn venue Southpaw (2002 – 2012) became a worldwide icon for New York’s music scene. There he wore various hats while running the business including branding, marketing, programming, and event production.

Michael’s musical selection is completely dependent on the client’s needs. He can do it all – just name the sound!

DJ Omari Toomer

OMARI TOOMER is the DJ at Beauty & Essex, The Stanton Social and at tablmanrs