Bio

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Hailing from Reno/Tahoe arrives high energy, female DJ, Jess the Ripper. With over 8 years of professional experience under her belt, Jess has become one of the most popular spinners in markets across the East and West coasts. She mixes everything from house, to hip-hop, to 80’s hits. Reno Tahoe Magazine said it best, "In a scene full of testosterone, Jess the Ripper brings a fresh and unique approach to the art.”

Being a female in a predominantly male-driven industry can be tough. Luckily, Jess the Ripper doesn't have that problem. After winning Reno’s Biggest Little City DJ Battle at age 20, hosted by EDGE Nightspot, she landed residencies all over town and hasn't stopped dreaming since. She also got to open with a set for celebrity DJ, Spryte, one of Jess' favorite DJs! Jess solidified her spot by being voted Reno’s #1 Party/Club DJ 2011 & 2012 by Reno News & Review. Jess next took her talents east, to Cincinnati, Ohio. She landed residencies in the top bars around the city and became the resident DJ at Horseshoe Casino, (now Jack Casino) after less than a year living in the area. Jess played everything from corporate events, fashion shows, to the Citybeat's 'Best of Cincinnati event', where she was named Top #2 DJ in the city in 2015 and 2016 during her three year residency in Ohio! 

Jess has raised the bar on a new challenge in the Pacific Northwest, to Portland, Oregon! She is currently booking weddings, corporate events, and nightclub events in the Portland and Seattle markets. She has played for the Human Rights Campaign’s 'Gala', various RedBull corporate events (including the Kentucky Derby), and was featured on a float in the Cincinnati Red's Opening Day parade and PRIDE parades across the country! In addition to her club and corporate events, Jess the Ripper also plays weddings for several travel weddings a year. Jess the Ripper has opened for celebrity artists such as British multi-platinum recording artist, Ellie Goulding, Karmin, three-time Grammy winning group, The Temptations, and God-Des and She, to name a few. Playing with Producers and DJs- Spryte, Loczi Prima Volta, Playboy's Crystal Harris, the World's Youngest DJ, DJ Baby Chino, Team Bayside High, and many more.  Rocking the same venues as Lil' Jon, Enferno, DJ AM, Spryte, Discotech, JayCeeOh, Spider, Scene, Four Color Zach, and Tina T just to name a few. Catch DJ Jess the Ripper at her next show and see why she has been labeled the city's BEST DJ!