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Rock Concert Audience Cheering
atown 2
Music Production

Location: Washington, DC

DJ Since: 2009

Style: Open Format

Category: Performance DJ


Grant Kuhnsman, who performs as DJ Aria, began creating mixtapes and curating his music collection at a young age. By his teenage years, he was introduced to the turntable and learned how to beatmatch by ear with vinyl. These humble beginnings expanded to include rocking house parties with whatever gear was available while in college. There he developed his ability to read dynamic, live crowds in high energy environments and respond with musical selections that would excite. Since then, he has sharpened his skills and proven himself as a bona fide Open Format DJ that has performed at numerous venues across DC, Maryland, and Virginia (The DMV) at over 400 events in his career. He has also performed at fashion shows, sporting events, fundraisers and international galas.


His style is versatile, yet familiar as he is comfortable mixing Top 40/Pop, House, Electronic, Hip-Hop, R&B, Throwbacks, Spanish and International music. Moreover, as a member of the elite Club Killers Crew, International DJ Alliance, his sets include feel-good tracks, exclusive remixes and blends produced live which separate him from other DJs.

Today, he is regularly booked at Washington DC Metro area venues, travels to perform at special events, and hosts the radio mix show, PLAY Radio. He has been distinguished as a resident DJ with several DC organizations and was voted “Best Nightlife DJ” at James Madison University, his alma mater. He has also been recognized as a preeminent DC area DJ by DC Modern Luxury Magazine and Bethesda Magazine. Grant loves what he does and finds no greater pleasure than playing good music for people. His passion for entertaining and dedication to his clients are the reasons why he is able to produce an unparalleled experience.


Equinox Fitness Clubs (DC/MD/VA)

Air & Space Museum (DC)

The Anthem (DC)

Arena Stage (DC)

The Berliner (DC)

Capital Elite Yacht (DC)

Capital View at 400 (DC)
DAR Constitution Hall (DC)

District Winery (DC)

Fairmont (DC)

Four Seasons (DC)

Hilton Washington (DC)

Hotel Monaco (DC)

International Trade Center (DC)

Josephine Butler Center (DC)

Kogod Courtyard (DC)

Lincoln's Cottage (DC)

Longview Gallery (DC)
Marriott Marquis (DC)

Marriott Wardman Park (DC)

Mayflower Hotel (DC)

Museum of Women in Arts (DC)

National Portrait Gallery (DC)

Natural History Museum (DC)

The Newseum (DC)

Omni (DC)

Opaline (DC)

Penthouse Pool Club (DC)

Rendezvous Lounge (DC)

Ronald Reagan Building (DC)

Sea Catch (DC)

Smith Commons (DC)

Sofitel (DC)

Toolbox Studio (DC)

The University Club (DC)

VIDA Fitness Clubs (DC)

The W Hotel (DC)

Washington Hebrew (DC)

Westin Georgetown (DC)

The Willard Intercontinental (DC)
Brother Jimmy's (MD)

Congressional Country Club (MD)
F45 Training Bethesda (MD)
Gaylord National Resort (MD)

The Grand (MD)

Hyatt Bethesda (MD)

Manor Country Club (MD)

National Aquarium (MD)

Stone Manor Country Club (MD)

Central Park (NY)

The Old Mill (PA)

219 King Street (VA)

2941 Banquets (VA)

Airlie (VA)

A-Town (VA)

Awful Arthurs (VA)

Belmont Country Club (VA)

Beyond (VA)

Bongo (VA)

Boyland Heights (VA)

Carlyle Club (VA)

Dominion Valley Country Club (VA)

F45 Training Arlington (VA)

Hyatt Crystal City (VA)

Hyatt Reston (VA)

Hyatt Tysons Corner (VA)

Jimdels (VA)

Key Bridge Marriott (VA)

King's Creek (VA)
Landsdowne Resort (VA)

Lost Creek Winery (VA)

Marine Corps. Museum (VA)

Masonic National Memorial (VA)

Melrose Caverns (VA)

The Mill at Fine Creek (VA)

Moss Vineyards (VA)

Mount Vernon Country Club (VA)

New Season (VA)

Old Silk Mill (VA)

Omni (VA)

Patriot Hall (VA)

Piedmont Country Club (VA)

Potomac Point Winery (VA)

Riverside on the Potomac (VA)
Salamander Resort (VA)

Shadow Creek (VA)

Silverbrook Farm (VA)

Stone Tower Winery (VA)

Top of The Town Arlington (VA)

The Torpedo Factory (VA)

The Waterford (VA)

Williamsburg Community Building (VA)

Woodlawn (VA)


Accor Hotels

Allied PRA

American Legion

American Thoracic Society

American Translators Association

American University Law School

Becky's Fund

Best Buddies

Best Friends Animal Society of DC

Beyer Auto Group

Cardona Catering Group

Compass Lexecon

CoStar Group


James Davis Corporation

Department of State

District Experience

DLT Solutions

Easy Day Yoga

Entertainment Cruises

Equinox Fitness Clubs
F45 Training

Fairfax County Public Schools


Fresenius Medical


General Dynamics

Hyatt Hotels

Institute of International Education

Inter-American Development Bank

International Neuropsychological Association

JMU Metro Dukes Alumni Association

JMU University Program Board

Lululemon Athletica

Maid Brigade

Mark Nelson Enterprises

Marriott International

Mesh International

Micro Fusion

Microsoft Corporation

Mosaic District

National Marine Corps. Museum

National Association of Social Workers

New York Road Runners

Night Focus Management


Protorae Law

Red Bull

Repurpose Compostables

Ridgewells Events

Roche Bobois

Rockingham County Fair

Sandi Hoffman Events

Savvy Orchid

Smithsonian Institute

Stone Tower Winery

Sunchase Properties


Two In The Shirt (T.I.T.S.) Apparel

Windows Catering

World Bank Group


Bialek's Music

Club Killers

Play Productions LLC

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