Talent City Artists are Chicago’s premiere choice for classy, hip DJ services, live musicians & bands, award winning photojournalism & video production including wedding cinematography.
We pride ourselves on our ability to stay ahead of the curve in this fast paced industry, emerging as a leader in Chicago social events & wedding production. We believe each event is unique and requires special attention. Our team of experts will take time to understand your vision and strategically make your dream a reality.
Corey Sanford, creator of Talent City Artists, Inc. is from the Lake Geneva Wisconsin area, who followed his dream of becoming a DJ. Moving east, he attended the Institute of Audio Research in New York City. Corey studied all areas of the music industry specializing in mixing, mastering, MIDI and recording music with a 3.8 GPA to boot.While studying music, Corey polished his customer service skills while serving as a wine sommelier, waiter, bartender and manager in two of NYC's finest restaurants: Artisanal Fromagerie and Wine Bar and Il Cantinori. Regular clients included: Madonna, Richard Gere, Sara Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Al Pacino the list goes on and on.Corey (a.k.a. FUNK FIEND) during this time also promoted and hosted several large club events throughout the NY tristate area, packing hundreds and often thousands of dancers into some of NY, NJ and Philadelphia's hottest nightclubs. Working with Global DJ's he headlined events spinning and mixing the hottest EDM and Hip Hop Styles.Corey has since played music for all kinds of events, cultures and ethnicity, ranging from Polka to Fox Trot, Mexican Banda to Greek, Serbian to Indian bhangra, Raas, Bollywood and more.. Corey specializes in all types of weddings including but not limited to American, Nigerian, Serbian, Polish, Indian, Jewish, Irish, Mexican, Greek, Jordanian and more. He's done it all!Visit www.TalentCityArtists.com