About Us


Why Choose Ephemeral?

We aren't your typical wedding DJs, and Ephemeral isn't your typical Event company. Ephemeral is a passion project for full time event professionals - most of the time you will find us in professional theaters and concert halls, but on weekends we love to put our considerable experience into private events for the community. 

Our Vision

Ephemeral seeks to shift the paradigm in event technical services. We have worked all over the country - from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to Bing Concert Hall and Santa Cruz Shakespeare back home. We know that transparent and transportive sound can be achieved without hurting our ears, or wallets. Growing up together in a small, tight-knit community, we take care of the people and places we work with. From packing our trash to making sure everybody gets home safe, we're devoted to leaving every attendee and every venue better off than when we arrived.

Working with local MC's (Pearson Ranch)
Pearson Ranch Interior

Founders and History

Friends since Kindergarten, Joe Krempetz and Connor White founded Ephemeral Events in July of 2016. Attending local festivals and concerts from an early age, we understand how important events are to building bonds between community members. Since our founding, we have provided DJ services and equipment for weddings and parties, as well as stage equipment and concert-grade sound for events such as the Santa Cruz Music Festival. 

Joe deep in installing d&b amplifiers

Joe Krempetz


Joe has a passion for audio engineering, with experience in live sound, recording, editing, and design for theatre, film, and video games. Having recently graduated with a BA in Theatrical Design and Technology from UC Santa Cruz, he spends his nonexistent free time on personal music projects, practicing martial arts, and working with his hands on speakers, his rusting car, and leaky faucets.

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Connor White


Connor is a multi-instrumental performing musician and audio engineer who specializes in recording, editing, mixing, mastering, and event production. He holds an A.S. in music technology he currently resides in Richmond, CA, where he teaches every aspect of electronic music and dedicates all of his spare energy to pushing forward his moniker, Concentrate.