About JME

Who is Jack Magic Entertainment?

Jack Magic Entertainment’s mission is simple… to provide the best possible entertainment tailored to your event, maximizing both guest impact and YOUR vision.
At the end of the day… our expectation is nothing less than EPIC!

Jack Magic Entertainment started in 2007, just after Katrina. Though, its owner, John Schnauder, is by no means new to the mobile entertainment industry. Jack Magic Entertainment is the third of his entertainment companies spanning over 35 years professionally.
John started in music clubs in the early 80’s at 17 working dance floor lighting for some of the biggest New Orleans’ nightclubs. He quickly moved to the DJ slot and there found his passion for music. Through these years he also found his voice as an emcee which has led to several voice-over credits to his name.
In 1985, John’s first company, Rent-A-Jock, played the fraternity/sorority party circuit at Loyola and Tulane University for many years. Every Friday or Saturday, you could probably hear his mix somewhere on Broadway back in the day!
1998, John started his second company, M & M Entertainment, where he started focusing on weddings and the various wedding formats. He immersed himself in the industry, learning everything he could and very quickly moved to the top of many venues’ “preferred vendor” lists. With hard work comes more work. M & M Entertainment grew to a multi-DJ business, playing weddings, corporate, school and private events.
August 29, 2005 – Two words, “Hurricane Katrina”. The Gulf Coast, New Orleans and its people survived. Unfortunately, M & M Entertainment did not.
In 2007, after a year of rebuilding his home and neighborhood from Katrina, John started Jack Magic Entertainment. Considering his experiences and lessons learned from his previous businesses, Jack Magic Entertainment has been built on a foundation of knowledge and real-world experience that has far exceeded his own expectations. Jack Magic Entertainment is also back on many venues’ “preferred vendor” list today.
John and Susie, his girlfriend of 4 years, were married September 2016 in Florida. Susie came on board with Jack Magic Entertainment three years ago and runs all the back office and social media aspects of the company.
Jack Magic Entertainment has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, find out what we have to offer today!

Testimonials From Our Clients

  • Jack Magic is hands down the best DJ in the greater New Orleans area. From the moment he took the mic, the party started and did not stop.

    The dance floor was ALWAYS packed and the guests had the best time. Simply perfect!

    His music selection is so vast - songs from every genera available. Huge selection.

    I wanted an obscure and not-well-known song for my father-daughter dance that was not in his current song selection.

    All I had to do was send one email and it was taken care of. Wedding planning can be stressful enough, so having a great DJ to take away the stress is priceless.

    He kept track of time and had the cake cutting, garter toss, etc coordinated exactly as I had planned.

    We were having such an amazing time with him at the reception, we decided to extend the party an hour longer. Jack Magic Entertainment was THAT GOOD!

    Don't look for another DJ for your wedding reception. It doesn't get any better!

    Take my advice and book Jack Magic Entertainment now before its too late!

    Mike & Cindy Simms
  • John was absolutely wonderful! I couldn't have picked a better DJ for our wedding. John had everyone up and dancing and played the perfect mix of music. His online planning forms were exceptionally easy to use and helpful in every way. You can pick all of your songs and even make payments online. So helpful! We had a blast at our wedding, in large part because of Jack Magic Entertainment! We would no doubt use them again!

    – Anne & John Smith, Bride & Groom
  • John with Jack Magic Entertainment was the DJ for our wedding reception. He was FABULOUS!!!! My twelve-year-old nephew was the only child at the reception, so John took it upon himself to make him his "assistant DJ." My nephew LOVED it! We also had the unusual request of making the last 90 minutes of our reception an 80s Dance Party. John could not have selected better songs! The dance floor was hopping all night long! He was so nice, professional and easy to work with. Cannot recommend him highly enough!

    – Joanie & Mitch Michaels, Bride & Groom
  • I was VERY skeptical of getting a DJ over a band for my wedding, but in the end I decided that I wanted original artists over covers. I was also nervous about a DJ playing bad music or talking weird on the microphone. This was not the case. Jack Magic was recommended to me by a coworker, and boy- he did NOT disappoint. Everything on my list got played, and the transitions were seamless. Everyone said it was the most fun that they had ever had at a wedding, and I believe this had everything to do with the DJ!!! He kept the party going all night. If I had an event, I would absolutely hire him again!! AWESOME!!!!

    – Julian & Lisa Monroe, Bride & Groom
  • Simply put John with Jack Magic Entertainment was fabulous as the DJ for our wedding. He is very professional and knows how to keep everything running smoothly, especially the dance floor. John is very easy to work with and was always accommodating to answer any questions we had. He was the perfect DJ for us and I would highly recommend him.

    – Roberto & Mariam Rodriguez, Bride & Groom
  • We were married at the Royal Orleans, and Jack Magic did an amazing job. Not only did he take up minimal space with his equipment, he was prompt and ready to go. He acted as our MC and did a great job, timeline was perfect. The music was great. Started classy and progressed to party music, which got EVERYONE on the dance floor. He was in constant contact with the hotel and I had zero issues communicating with him. I would recommend Jack Magic for any wedding.

    – Michelle & Brad DeVille, Bride & Groom
  • My husband is a pianist and I am a wedding planner for a very popular theme park run by a famous rodent. I am VERY particular about my wedding vendors and especially DJ's who can make or break the atmosphere of your reception. John was wonderful to work with and such a blast at our wedding! He did an amazing job blending my husband's and my very different music tastes, while keeping everyone on the dance floor. It was a blast and he was very professional!

    – Chelsea &amp Dave Tognella, Bride & Groom
  • My husband and I got married at Rosy's Jazz Hall in New Orleans on 8/1/15. John with Jack Magic did our ceremony music and reception music. He was extremely professional and was quick to respond to all communication. He was on the ball and all of our special requests were done flawlessly. The main thing we were so impressed with was the variety John was able to play. I had so many guests say there was something for EVERYONE to dance to and enjoy. We had a mix of young, old and all different backgrounds and the dance floor was packed from the beginning to end. Choose Jack Magic for your wedding DJ if you want your guests to have a blast. We are SO happy we did!

    – Mike & Sara Connor, Bride & Groom

Other Services We Offer

While Jack Magic Entertainment's event log consist primarily of wedding ceremony & receptions, that's not all we offer by any means. You'll see from here that Jack Magic Entertainment provides services for a variety of events. We also have many upgrade options to enhance your event event more. Check out what we have to offer and how we can make your next event shine. As always, if you need further assistance or have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

We look forward to working with you on your next event!


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