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Miss Jennifer to spin at Black Lantern

The bar scene is a frenzy of motion

The bar scene is a frenzy of motion and light at the Black Lantern in Huntington. (Nov. 20, 2010) Credit: David Pokress

Although there are dozens, possibly hundreds of DJs who work throughout Long Island, New York City and the international nightclub circuit -- one thing rarely seen are female DJs.

Of course, one of the area’s most recognizable selectors is Jenny Costa, who has worked spots in both Nassau and Suffolk counties for decades. There are also a few female hip-hop DJs and scene-sters who parlay their celebrity status into the occasional assignment mixing the music from the DJ booth -- but aside from Costa, there really aren’t many dance music-driven ladies working anywhere between Manhattan and Montauk . . . that is, except for the Queens-based Miss Jennifer.

Although a bit on the mysterious side, Jennifer's basic background is of a music fan who has spent a great deal of time in clubs -- so much so that she started working as a DJ herself. By the summer of 2011, she had graduated from being a local sensation in her home county to an in-demand regular on the Manhattan scene. However, on Friday, March 2, at 10 p.m., she will take a trip east from NYC to work the diminutive-yet-bustling Black Lantern Sushi Den in Huntington.

Unlike the aforementioned Costa who specializes in classic beats, Miss Jennifer works with current, mega-club music such as house, techno and tech-house. Expect a well-dressed crowd (dressing to impress is a must at the ‘Lantern), with an opening set from another female DJ, Oceanside’s Gina Marie Caulo (aka “GinaMarie”). Cover charge and ticket price yet to be announced; call 631-275-1493 or head online to either theblacklanternsushiden.com or facebook.com/pages/Black-Lantern (bottle service is available).

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