ERIC JAO aka DJ ENFERNO
DJ, PRODUCER, MUSICIAN
DJ, producer and musician, Eric Jao (also known as DJ Enferno), has been a music professional since 1991 and has performed for over 3 million people in 36 countries including touring with Madonna in the 2008-2009 Sticky & Sweet World Tour.
Eric has produced concert music for Madonna, Shakira, and the Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil shows. He's made remixes for Interscope, Warner Bros Music, and Universal.
In 2015, Eric opened for 20th Century FOX’s presentation at Cinemacon, performing a self-produced 'live' remix of the Peanuts Theme, which was later licensed and included in 2015 Peanuts Movie bonus features. Similarly, Eric recently produced and performed music for the Red Hat Summit (2019) for 9000+ attendees.
With his unique Music Interactive show, Eric energizes, educates, and entertains corporate audiences by creating and performing music (literally) on-the-spot.
As DJ Enferno, Eric balances DC nightclub and private event performances with trips to venues across America and around the world.
EDUCATOR & KEYNOTE PRESENTER
Beyond the stage and studio, Eric is an evangelist for music technology education. At his brick-and-mortar music technology school, Mix Major (in Herndon, VA), Eric teaches kids and teenagers (Grades 3-12) as well as adults how to compose, produce, and record their own music. Mix Major empowers these students with 21st-century creative technology skills.
In addition, Eric inspires children through Interactive Music Technology Assemblies for 400+ kids at a time in elementary and middle schools.
Notably, Eric was the keynote presenter at Berklee College of Music. In the 3-day Electronic Music Production and Sound Design weekend event, Eric presented on Electronic Music Production, Electronic Music Performance, and Career Paths in Music for 100 high school students from all over the world.
Eric has collaborated with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Educator's Team to design and create lesson plans geared toward elementary, middle, and high school students.
Eric also recently presented at the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association Conference, teaching music therapists how to integrate music technology into their treatments for students, patients, and clients.
As well, Eric creates and publishes free educational video content for traditional music educators with his Teacher TV Youtube videos. Music teachers from London, to New Zealand, to Zambia, and the USA have used Eric's tutorials to craft music technology curriculum for their schools.
TEAM BUILDING FACILITATOR
With Mix Major's Team Building Workshops, participants work together to create their album of original songs and remixes.
Everyone connects to music. With Mix Major Team Building Workshops, Eric uses music and creativity to connect people to each other.
Through musical creativity, Eric helps companies create an environment of innovation while boosting morale, improving productivity, and strengthening interpersonal connections.
Guest Speaker - Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA (Virtual) - 2021
Keynote Presenter - Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA - 2019
Lesson Plan Creator - Educator's Team - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - 2019
Presenter - Mid Atlantic Region - American Music Therapy Association - 2019
TI:ME Composition Contest - Judge 2019
Music Director & DJ - Red Hat Summit - Boston, MA - 2019
Resident DJ at Tao Nightclub - Las Vegas 2016 - 2017
Shakira - 2017-2018 El Dorado World Tour - Programmer
"Linus & Lucy" Remix - 2015 " The Peanuts Movie" ITunes Bonus Feature - FOX
Flo Rida, Wiz Khalifa, Ludacris, Juicy J - 2015 - Opening Act
"Powerless (Enferno Remix)" - Recharged Album 2013 - Linkin Park
Michael Jackson - 2011 Immortal World Tour and Album (Cirque Du Soleil) - Turntablist/Programmer
Rihanna - 2011 Loud Tour - Programmer
Madonna - 2008-2009 Sticky & Sweet Tour - DJ/Opening Act/Programmer
"Live Remix" Videos Featured on MTV Clubland - Rage the Night Away, Boneless, Pound Cake
Music Productions Released on: Ultra Records, Universal, Sony, Interscope, Dim Mak, Mixmash
10 Time Nominee for the DJ Times - America's Best DJ Poll (High #9 in 2009)
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology - 1993
University of Virginia - B.S. in Commerce (Marketing Concentration) - 1997