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The Party Starts Here with New York based NJM Entertainment, servicing New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, D.C. or any state where your event is being held. Incorporated 11-years ago as a fully insured party and event planning company providing the highest quality of service to both individual clients and businesses alike.
With much success in hosting Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s, Weddings, Sweet 16’s, Quincearanas, and school events, NJM expanded its services 7-years ago to include corporate events, fundraisers and more. Today we now offer a wide variety of services with event planning, live talent, professional lighting, production, staging, vendor management, and event design to fit your budget or event idea.
Our impressive team of professionals and their innovative thinking is what has made our party and events the most sought after in the Tri-State area. NJM will translate your event goals and objectives into the event you dreamed of through perfecting the style and image envisioned by you – we will make your dreams a reality and bring life to your visions, transforming your event into an unforgettable affair.
From the moment we first meet until the last person leaves your event, NJM will work with you to plan each detail of the night from the very minor details to the most important moments. We will provide guidance and expert advice throughout the entire planning process making what could be a stressful time an enjoyable experience instead.
Whether your event is an intimate or elaborate affair, NJM and their professional team will provide you the confidence and security you need to ensure the smoothness of the event so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the party while dancing the night away!
"When you love what you do you never work a day in your life"
Jamel Watkins is one of the most personable and versatile emcees to host an event, bringing personality and energy to the mic while creating a personalized experience for each event and client. His years of experience in the entertainment industry, as not only an owner and emcee, but starting off as a dancer and working his way up, makes him the perfect host for a broad range of events and clientele. He strives for greatness and puts all his energy and creative resources in ensuring each client’s vision for their event comes to life and they walk away with memories that last a lifetime.
As a Brooklyn, New York native, Jamel has been immersed in the hip-hop and house dance culture since his teen years. One day by chance, Jamel auditioned for a role as a dancer for a company and he was hired on the spot. It was this opportunity that showed him his passion and love for the industry
. His dance style can be described as natural, hype and energy provoking. It is that natural, hype energy that the clients and their guests feed off at each event he hosts. He has a keen sense in reading the energy of the room and brings the guests exactly what they are looking for in entertainment. As a performer, once it was determined that Jamel could get a crowd rowdy, he was handed a mic and his days of emceeing began.
After spending over five-years as a dancer himself, Jamel began training other dancers, teaching them and coaching them in the skills that brings a crowd to their feet. He not only taught by example, but he also provided a dance training manual he helped to design and create. To this day, Jamel picks the crème of the crop when it comes to the entertainers that perform and share in the NJM Entertainment experience.
This is why you will often here Jamel holler from the mic, “You are now rocking with the best!” Jamel puts a lot of pride in his team and focuses on relationship and team building with them. This contributes to allowing them to provide you with the best and most unique experience. Without a doubt Jamel believes his dynamic team is what determines that the “THE PARTY STOPS HERE!”
So, who is Jamel when he is not on the mic or ripping up the dance floor entertaining a crowd? He is a family guy and enjoys a lowkey relaxing lifestyle with his loved ones. He takes great pride in being a father and family man. He also enjoys riding his bike, and he can often be found spending time supporting his local community and engaging in local events that build a sense of community. He loves basketball, plays basketball and coaches basketball…..was it mentioned that he LOVES basketball?
Stephanie Watkins is the wife and business partner to Jamel. In addition to her full-time career as a paralegal, Stephanie enjoys being part of the event and project management team because she can unleash her creative side. Her passion for people and events is intricate in ensuring the clients are satisfied and happy with the overall set-up and outcome of the event.
Stephanie comes to NJM Entertainment with a wide variety of skillsets in organizational management, creative design and imagination as well as in concept design – with her keen eye for small details, this makes her our inhouse expert for all things creative. Stephanie will execute your ideas and concepts with ease ensuring a pleasant and amazing experience for you and your guests. In addition to her creative side, Stephanie is great with identifying perfect personalities that identifies with NJM’s culture when recruiting new talent for the entertainment team.
When Stephanie is not on set ensuring you and you guests are having the most memorable experience, she can be found spending time with her family who are the joy of her life. Stephanie loves to cook and bake. Additionally, she loves football and basketball and takes great pride in supporting her local community.
Katherine is passionate about and committed to helping clients achieve the events of their dreams. Working side-by-side with Stephanie, Katherine has leveraged her ten years of event planning and catering experience to ensure every NJM client has a unique and creative experience – this has allowed her to wear many hats. She specializes in personalizing diverse events with her signature design and logistical talent in event timing and flow.
Katherine’s extensive background in banquet and social events has allowed her to master the skills of multitasking, event time management as well as efficiency and satisfaction as our clientele’s top priority. As a veteran in the service industry, Katherine knows and understands the importance of the fine details and the strength in connecting the clients to the ambiance and overall feel going into the day of their special event. She does this flawlessly with grace and a smile on her face.
Katherine is passionate about life, loves to bake, is a Hudson Valley native and enjoys learning about new cutting-edge trends, while adding new skills to her “hat” for both herself and her clients enjoyment.