Dave DeMichelis has performed for social, corporate, political and public events and celebrations from London to L.A. and Canada to Mexico. For more than 20 years he led Colorado-based bands New Society, Kid Charlemagne and Moments Notice, entertaining clients across America and around the world. Dave is the guitarist and band leader for Groove Nation Orchestra, VooDoo Syndicate, The WeddHeadz and Celebration Nation.
Dave was a faculty member at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music for more than a decade where he directed musicals in addition to teaching jazz guitar, composition and music business. Dave is also an active freelance musician. He performs in productions at the Buell Theater, the Arvada Center, Boulder’s Dinner Theater and the Denver Center Theater Company. His recording credits include commercials for ReMax, Centaura Health and the Denver Broncos. Dave holds music degrees from the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. His musical comedy The Ticket has been performed in Chicago, Cincinnati, and Off-Broadway in New York City.
Jessica Ahmed, Bandleader and Vocalist of Diamond Orchestra and Into the Groove, is a powerful performer, equally at home singing pop, jazz, blues, funk, soul, rock, disco, Latin, country and ballads. Her versatility has led her to be in high demand as a vocalist with the bands Moments Notice, New Society and Jakarta. Jessica has entertained throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and from Jackson Hole to the Caribbean. She has performed at high profile Colorado venues such as Hotel Jerome, Four Seasons and The Broadmoor, as well as Denver’s acclaimed jazz club, Dazzle.
Jessica became a musician through the non-traditional route of Oriental medicine. An entrepreneurial leader, Jessica owns Modern Traditions Medicine, in addition to her role as Director of Client Relations and Sales of Celebration Nation Entertainment. She also serves as president of the local chapter of Business Networking International and is the Music Director of the Highland City Club in Boulder. She is an excellent listener who brings patience and creativity to each client relationship. Jessica holds a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Oriental Medicine, which has grounded her in her left brain, while her love for music keeps the right side active.
Celebration Nation Entertainment
Jessica’s dedication to the needs of our clients combined with Dave’s extensive musical experience are the cornerstones of Celebration Nation Entertainment. Jessica enjoys working one-on-one with each client to articulate and envision the ideal musical entertainment for their event. Dave works closely with Jessica and the talented CNE musicians to produce bands that consistently surpass client expectations.
Our diverse repertoire of more than 3000 songs by artists ranging from Glen Miller to Lady Gaga lets us focus on your favorite styles of music and engage guests of all ages and tastes in the energy of your celebration. With all of Celebration Nation’s fantastic dance bands you can expect consistent artistic excellence, musical diversity, respectful professionalism, and a night of non-stop dancing!