DJ Jon Quick - Turntable Superhero
Talent can be defined in a myriad of ways. It can be an innate gift or a learned proficiency, but occasionally it’s a potent mixture of both. This is definitely the case with mixologist Jon Quick. Named one of the 2009 NYC most influential tastemaker/dj by Kinetix Marketing and for Hennessy Black, the newest brand from by Hennessy, John Byers aka Jon Quick was just featured on NYC’s Fox-5 TV’s Good Day New York and is arguably one of the fastest rising DJ’s created a blueprint for others to follow.
DJ Jon Quick is standing on his own talent and displaying enough promise to become omnipotent in the entertainment industry. Recently he signed on as a promotional dj for Alize’ and his mixes can be heard on AlizeClassicFlavors.com. This standout powerhouse DJ has quickly woven his instantly recognizable sound that has sculpted out his artistic identity in the entertainment world. He has been captivating audiences at hot spots that include; M-2 Ultra Lounge, Arena, The Vault, Promenade, The Canal Room, The River Room, Taj, Negril, Katra, The Time Hotel, Le Poisson Rouge, Zanzibar(WDC), Cameo(London, UK), Ozio's(WDC) to name a few.
Since the age of 15, John Byers aka DJ Jon Quick has been a true student of the master mixing/dj game. A turntablelist for over 20 years, he has developed a unique classic yet up to date sound that separates him from most of your average djs. After moving to NY in 1990 to pursue a master’s degree, Jon’s professional path took him down the road of clinical social work. He continued to work in that field through the early 90’s but in his spare time he would meet up with 98.7 Kiss FM’s Jay “Mixin” Dixon to work on remixes at the station and to open up for Jay at various club functions. Jon studied the NYC club circuit for several years before branching out on his own. He realized that the competition in NYC was incomparable but he felt by through networking and hard work he could be a success in the Big Apple due to his unique style of mastermixing. He is a now considered a master of many dance genres not often associated with the typical NYC club dj.
You can catch DJ Jon Quick aka the Turntable Superhero, spinning at least 4 times a week throughout the NYC area. He has active residencies at Moca on Weds, Taj Afterwork on Thursdays “Everything Under the Sun” at Katra late night Fridays and Premium Saturdays at The Vault on Saturdays. His mixes have been featured on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s “The Rhyme” channel and he has performed on NYC’s prestigious Summerstage, opening for artists such as Big Daddy Kane and Roy Ayers. He has done celebrity birthday parties/celebrations for NY Giant’s Osi Umenyiora and Michael Strahan, Miami Dolphin’s Gibril Wilson, Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis and actress Rochelle Aytes(ABC’s The Forgotten, Madea’s Family Reunion).
An established musical force in corporate America, Jon’s versatility shines through as he has done exclusive events such as Black Enterprise’s Golf and Tennis Classic and Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur’s Conference both in Orlando, FL, Uptown Magazine/Maserati’s “Made to Fit” event in Washington DC and the 2009 and 2010 NV Awards. It shoud also be noted that on June 28th, he is slated to perform at NYC’s Metro Black Bar Association Dinner event in Brooklyn, NY where Attorney General Eric Holder will be honored.
A philanthropist by heart, Jon produced and djed “Beauty and the Beat – Heroines for Haiti” in March on 2010 at Arena Nightclub in NYC. It was a Haitian relief fundraiser that honored 8 outstanding professional women of color. The event received national attention and has been featured in several major media outlets including Uptown and NV Magazine. He also currently serves on the board of the prestigious
Hip Hop Loves Foundation as is one of their official djs.
DJ Jon Quick has established himself as one of the hottest djs to hit the NY metro area in quite some time and is set to captivate the world. Anyone who has noticed his almost meteoric rise in the NY area would argue its only a matter of time.