Spinning high-quality sounds, Jonathan Simon, aka DJ Gatsby, has successfully mesmerized club, corporate, wedding, and special event audiences all over New York City and the east coast spanning from Boston to Miami. In 2005 as a Cornell graduate student, he received turntables for his birthday manifesting his dreams into reality enabling him to share his love of music with the world.
In less than 2 years of spinning nights after his day job or over the weekend, he decided to leave the corporate world to pursue his passion of DJing full-time in September 2008. As a rising star in slightly over 1 years time, he has been able to garner an impressive resume spinning at clubs such as: The Gates, Hudson Terrace, M2 Lounge, Sushi Samba, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and latest residency at his favorite spot: Tillman’s Live; a repeat in-store DJ at retailers such as: Hugo Boss, Armani Exchange, French Connection, and Diesel; charities such as: I Am Birthright Israel, Broadway Cares, Play4Life, and The Young Professionals Council for Choice; amassing a large wedding clientele base spinning at venues such as: The Plaza Hotel, The National Hotel South Beach, Cipriani’s, Marriot Marquis Time Square, National Arts Club and the NYU Torch Club; and lastly, visiting DJ Emeritus at Princeton University.
Gatsby’s sound repertoire is a unique blend of sounds ranging from high-energy beats to chill and aesthetic tracks to fit any crowd or special occasion. It is his passion for enhancing any space with sound, and a belief that there is an appropriate musical soundtrack for any time or place.