IN THE PRESS: Performing for Mike Trout & the Angels Baseball team at Pelican Hill Resort. Scan ahead to 1:10 to see the players REACT !
For the past couple of years I was invited by Stan Kahn to perform at The Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament fundraising dinner at the JW Mariott in Palm Desert. In attendance were many celebrities there to support the hospital. Below you can see me performing for Breaking Bad star, Raymond Cruz and Rules Of Engagement star, Patrick Warburton.
While performing at Woody's Wharf I met Adam Paulson, a photo and video enthusiast. We became friends over the years and he introduced me to his friends and brought them back to Woody's Wharf to see my show. Adam also invited me to perform at an exclusive yearly gathering of NBA referees (Bill Kennedy & Scott Twardoski [behind the camera]) and MLB umpires (Jeff Nelson & Corey Blaser). The gathering took place in a private room at Morton's Steakhouse in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. They were keen observers and an excellent audience. After the show we had a night of laughter and fun Downtown. See some of the fun below...
IN SALT LAKE CITY
Through a google search, the people of Barco Trucking discovered my Yelp profile. They wanted a magician for their annual party held at the owner's "party house." Each room had a different theme. Winning the crowd and appealing to any audience is my expertise. Your guests will be laughing and enchanted throughout the show! If you're looking for a sure fire way to entertain your guests, contact me.
To see the theater, watch my Periscope recording above...
IN CHICAGO (NAPERVILLE)
I travelled to Chicago to perform for a company holiday party. The party was held at Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano in the party room. When everyone was done eating, I put on a highly interactive show with lots of laughs and mysteries of the highest order. In the photo below, I am performing one of the classics of magic where chosen card is signed by a few of your guests with a Sharpie, and then I toss the cards to the ceiling and one card sticks... your card! If it sounds amazing and mysterious, wait until you see it in-person!
If you're thinking of having a party in a restaurant, contact me here. I respond to all inquiries personally. You should also know that I will provide an insurance certificate with all of the additionally insured, if required, for the venue where your event is taking place. I am insured by Specialty Insurance Agency.
The Angels Await
You can expect your cocktail party guests to react like the people in this 18 second video below...
The Humane Society booked me to perform at an event where I met THE talent agent in Palm Springs, Cindy Romano. She told me she has high net-worth and celebrity clients for whom she must provide only the best entertainment. My first engagement for her was for record producer, Clive Davis' birthday. He's a man who's "seen and heard it all", but Cindy knew that I would deliver.
Notice the way the chairs are set up, close together with an aisle down the middle. This is how the chairs will be at your event. With a few steps I'll be at the back row of the audience ensuring every one of your guests is a VIP. If you are having a party and you don't have chairs, no problem. I have chairs. I'll bring them to enhance the experience for you and your guests. If your party is in a barn with a dirt floor, and you don't have hay bales for your guests, I'll bring the chairs!
For years people asked me if I had a public show that they could come to. In February of 2017 I began selling tickets out of my front pocket. After seeing some of my magic, people want to see more, so I have tickets available for a later show date. For my first event I had over 200 people crammed into Woody's Wharf in Newport Beach. Watch the video below to see aerial footage and highlights from the show so you know what to expect at your event...
IN BOISE, IDAHO
Mirage Trailers CEO, Scott Metko has seen my show repeatedly in Newport Beach, so he knew I would be perfect to entertain his VIPs at his dealer conference. After the keynote speaker I went on and blew their minds. By the way, after I read that last sentence, I thought that I must give the impression that I am full of myself. I could write, "After the keynote speaker, Jack captivated the audience!", but then I would be misleading you by creating a false impression that someone other than me is maintaining this site. I have been told by friends and business people that I should conceal the fact that I maintain my site. They say I'll look more "established" if I use phrases like "contact us and we will get back to you" or "click here to book Jack for your next event". There's no "we" here. It is "I" that is going to stand alone in front of your people and captivate them. It is "me" that is fully responsible for making sure you get your money's worth when you book me.
(location: Grove Hotel)
IN SAN ANTONIO
An Alabama company was exhibiting at the 2018 Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique at the Grand Hyatt hotel. They hired me to lure in a crowd and keep attendees captivated. I'll attract people to your exhibit, hold their attention, and make sure they know why they should be doing business your company. The audience, having been blown away, will tell their friends to come see me at your booth!
When the trade show was over, the attendees went down a couple of floors to the International Business Gala. I went from table to table entertaining people from all over the globe, encouraging interactions among the attendees. In the photo to the right, I'm entertaining attendees from Milan, Barcelona, and Medellín... with onlookers from Mexico City.
I have a show with universal appeal that attracts people no matter where they are from. If your company is exhibiting at a trade show anywhere in the universe, contact me here.
LA OPEN AT WILSHIRE COUNTRY CLUB
MESMERIZING THE TOP WOMEN'S GOLFERS IN THE WORLD
(left) See a glimpse of the magic I did for Lydia Ko on the golf course. She is the youngest professional golfer to ever be ranked number 1, and (right) with Christina Kim.
As I look back on all of this, I am reminded of the brief video that changed the course of my career. It was 2008 and NBA head coach, Mike Brown, of the Cleveland Cavaliers was hiring me to perform at his home and at black tie events. He and his wife, Carolyn, praised me after my performance. Anyone can get booked once, I thought. At one of the parties at their home I brought a camera. When Mr. Brown praised me this time, I said, "would you mind saying that on camera?" He said, "no problem, let's do it."
As he's about to write me a check he looks up and says, "do I get some kinda discount for that?" Smiling, I said, "do you need one?" He smiled back and said, "no."
My association with the coach opened a lot of doors and led to many more private performances.
SHOW BUSINESS AS USUAL!