Pacific Californian, DJ Qzr, also known as Q has been entertaining the masses for over 20 years. At an early age, Q was formerly trained in classical music. He played the saxophone, keys, and later on full percussion. He knew he had music in his blood and was nurtured to enjoy all types of music. His father, son of a simple fish merchant and mother, daughter of farmer/agriculture land owners were natural entertainers who organized and emceed dance parties featuring a variety of music in their home such as big band, swing, oldies, disco, funk, soul, and 80’s to name a few. Soon after, Q began sharing his passion for DJ’ing.
As the years moved forward in his DJ career, he was fortunate and blessed to meet great friends in the industry. Many of his peers and colleagues have become very prominent DJ’s, Artists, and Musicians throughout the world. He has been lucky enough to rub elbows and learn from Grammy Award winning artists, International Music Superstars, and local Bay Area talent.
He attributes many of his skills from his friends Abstract Vibez DJ Nick at Nite (Sifu Nicolo R.I.P.), Abstract Vibez DJ RockyRock an international artist, DJ Christylz of 102.5 KDON, Chris "DJ Flict" Aparri, DJ E-Jay turntablist extraordinaire, and many more. He was influenced by the early Bay Area DJ Turntabalist/Mobile, BBoy/Girl, MCing, and Street Art Scene. He watched and observed great DJs like DJ Q-Bert, D-Styles, Mix Master Mike, The Bangerz, DJ SwiftRock (R.I.P.), MindMotion, Chrismixx, AM, and many more. Q quoted, “I couldn’t have learned to DJ without the great support of my family and friends. They have always been there for me and I am truly thankful.”
Q’s style is diverse. He is able to adapt to the event at hand. Soulful, energetic, and classy, he has done events ranging from upscale cosmopolitan ballroom weddings, corporate business mixers, Vegas style dance parties, Hip Hop shows and concerts, benefits/fundraisers, and family friendly events. He will play Bach to Sinatra, Earth Wind & Fire, Bon Jovi, Celia Cruz, Usher, Common Kings, Bruno Mars, Snoop, to Kendrick Lamar depending on the type of crowd. He seamlessly blends and mixes all types of music genres naturally, but always knows the appropriate sound that matches the occasion and what to play at the right moment. He loves to interact with the crowd as he is mixing. Q, “I love to see people enjoying themselves with family and friends. Sometimes I’m still amazed that I get help people make great memories and have the time of their lives as profession. Their event or outing is special so I will do all that I can for success and to make sure they have a great time.”
When not DJing, Q loves to spend time with his family. He volunteers his time to the local schools that his children attend, from going to field trips, sorting and filing papers, and DJing school fundraisers. He also enjoys coaching Little League Baseball. Q’s hobbies include watching basketball, baseball, football, and many other sports. He maintains an active lifestyle from, dancing, martial arts, working out, running, hiking, and more. As a member of the Guild of Sommeliers Q enjoys wines, spirits, and beers from across the globe. He enjoys visiting wineries, distilleries, breweries and the art of wine-making, distilling, brewing, and sales. He enjoys relaxing at the beach or park, camping, sailing, flying, and many other diverse activities. A natural entertainer, Q likes to spend time having great laughs and food with family and friends. Q does not isolate himself behind headphones and turntables, he is personable and ensures that his clientele enjoy his event services as a DJ. Q's end quote, “My favorite thing about DJing events is seeing the client fully satisfied and knowing that I made another friend.”
-"I am truly humbled, thankful, and grateful for all of those who have helped and taught me the skills that I have today. You are my foundation. I'm here only because of you all."
Biography by: Erin Pangilinan