Jeff Evans visited the Philippines to attend the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians convention. The convention was held in Manila, but the morning after the convention Jeff was on a small jet for the rural island of Palawan.
The purpose was simply to play tourist: diving, snorkeling, island hopping, and having an authentic experience in the beautiful Philippines. But being a magician is like having a super power: everyone loves the feeling of amazement, and Jeff made it a point to perform for each of the host families at the three airbnbs where he stayed and for the crew and fellow passengers on the island hopping tour.
“I brought some magic props with me for a couple of reasons; first, I knew I’d have some free time and practicing magic is how I like to spend my time. But I also really wanted to perform magic for the people that I met while traveling. It was definitely the right decision: magic is universal, and even though many of the people I met and performed for spoke very little English, there was never a problem communicating with them when performing magic. The art of magic works in all languages and cultures.”
Jeff spent time in Coron, where he made six scuba dives to Japanese vessels that were sunk the end of World War II by United States Navy. After that he joined the Tao Philippines island hopping tour: five days spent on different islands. The crew provided fresh, delicious meals and snacks each day. Each evening was spent on a bamboo hut on a different island. During the day the ship would sail to different locations for snorkeling, visiting local villages, or for exploring pristine, deserted beaches. The cruise ended up in El Nido. After one day outside of El Nido, Jeff traveled south to Sabang and the Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park.
The real magic of the Philippines isn’t a card trick. It isn’t a fresh coconut, or sandy beach, or colorful coral. The real magic were the wonderful, friendly Filipinos who were happy to help, fun to be around, incredibly hard-working, and super-friendly. Salamat!
Magic Tricks and Secrets LIVE Virtual Magic Workshops
Jeff Evans has been instructing magic workshops through the City of Lacey and City of Tumwater Parks and Recreation Departments since 1995. In 2005, along with George Ford, he created the Magic Tricks and Secrets video course in magic. During this time he has personally introduced thousands of kids – and dozens of adults – to the art of magic.
In April 2020 he debuted his virtual magic workshops through Zoom.
“My sons (ages 10 & 11) really enjoyed the Magic Tricks and Secrets class that was offered virtually in April/May. Jeff did a fantastic job of keeping the kids engaged and talking them through the step-by-step process of how to do the tricks. My boys looked forward to the class each week… Such a great class to do right from our home.” -Kirsten Blood, Olympia
“My mind was blown by the tricks! He explained them well so I could learn them and perform them myself.” -Jayden, student
“Maxxum loves it! And he FaceTimed a bunch of family after to show his new tricks! Thank you so much and we signed up for your next session too.” -Laura Norleen, Alberta, Canada
As I’m writing this post, schools throughout the nation – and many around the globe – are closed to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. As such, kids suddenly find themselves at home with a ton of unexpected free time. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn the art of magic.
A number of years ago I created the Magic Tricks and Secrets video course in magic. There are two volumes; volume 2 is currently sold out, but volume 1 is ready to be shipped. Regular price through my website is $14.95 + shipping/handling, but I want to make it even more affordable to get it into the hands of kids and families quarantined at home or practicing social distancing. Your special price is just $11.95 + $3 shipping/handling, and most orders ship next business day. This is a limited-time offer while Washington state schools are cancelled for the coronavirus, so order yours today!
“I love magic, but I’m a not a kid anymore.” That’s OK – magic is for all ages! I chose these particular effects because they’re easy to learn and perform, but they work if you’re looking for a fun trick to show the guys and gals at the office, too.
If you’re not already, find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @jeffevansmagic. Stay healthy, and enjoy sharing the art of magic with a friend!
Jeff Evans was able to come to our home to help celebrate my husband’s 64th birthday with family and a few close friends. My husband LOVES magic, so I was pretty confident that he’d be excited. Our family & friends ranged in age from 24 to 64, and I wasn’t totally sure if they’d be as into it as my husband would be. We were all thrilled, amazed, totally entertained, and have been talking about Jeff for days ever since. To quote my husband, “I’m gobsmacked”. (Forgive him; he’s English :)). I can’t remember the last time we all laughed and smiled so much. We were mesmerized. On top of Jeff’s incredible skill as a magician, he is a fabulous entertainer and is just immensely enjoyable to be around. From a practical perspective, Jeff is incredibly easy to work with, and super responsive and accessible. I cannot recommend Jeff Evans highly enough. -Liga Mezaraups, Seattle
I recently hired Jeff Evans to headline the entertainment for our company Holiday Party. Jeff provided table top magic as well as a complete magic show as a finale of the evening’s events. Jeff was VERY engaging and everyone had a wonderful and amazing time. Thank you, Jeff! -Arny Bailey
Jeff, Performed at our Company Holiday party, the response from associates was, Laughter and Amazement. Jeff works a crowd, mixing a little bit of comedy with the magic which makes the show perfect. Jeff is a true showman, we will definitely be calling him back in the future. Thank you Jeff!!!
Back by popular demand! Casino magician Jeff Evans appeared at the Lucky Dog Casino. the Lucky Dog is operated by the Skokomish Tribe and is located on Highway 101 north of Shelton and south of Hoodsport and is home to the friendliest staff. Jeff was there in February 2019, then again in September. Their showroom is the perfect size for strolling during the cocktail hour and Jeff’s blend of clean comedy and interactive magic.
Be a fan and find out about upcoming public shows at www.facebook.com/jeffevansmagic and www.amazementproductions.com.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing and this summer I’m doing a space-themed magic show for libraries. I have a bunch of really slick 11″ x 17″ posters and want to offer them to fans like you! (Thanks to Rick Anderson for the photography and Stephanie Cahill for the poster design.)
In addition to the space poster you can choose from these designs: Reading Magic, Science Magic, X-STREAM Magic, or the Electric Deck poster. Price is just $4 for one poster and $2 for each additional poster. Ask if you’d like the poster autographed.
PayPal funds to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a limited time offer good through August 2019 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. Send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com with any questions. Thanks for being a fan!
It’s a busy summer! See magician Jeff Evans at one of these shows in western Washington and beyond in June-July-August 2019. All library programs are free and open to the public, though seating may be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some other events require paid parking or paid admission (county fairs). Say hi if you’re able to attend! Be a fan on Facebook to keep up on these and other events. www.facebook.com/jeffevansmagic
Saturday, June 8 at 2pm – Boulevard Park Library
Saturday, June 15 at 2pm – Winlock Egg Days
Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm – Richmond Beach Library
Thursday, June 20 at 6pm – Moscow, Idaho “Entertainment in the Park” at East City Park
Saturday, June 22 at 10:30 am – Sequim Library
Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 pm – Port Angeles Library
Monday, June 24 at 4:30 pm – Redmond Library
Tuesday, June 25 at 1:30 pm – Kobetich Tacoma Public Library
Tuesday, June 25 at 4pm – Swasey Tacoma Public Library
Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30 pm – San Juan Library
Thursday, June 27 at 10:15 am – Olympia Timberland Library
Thursday, June 27 at 2pm – Elma Timberland Library
Thursday, June 27 at 4:30 pm – Early Learning Expo, Aberdeen (strolling magic)
Friday, June 28 at 11am – South Bend Timberland Library
Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 am – Main Tacoma Public Library
Saturday, June 29 at 2:30pm – Fern Hill Library (Tacoma)
Monday, July 1 at 2:00 pm – Federal Way Library
Monday, July 1 at 7:00 pm – Kenmore Library
Tuesday, July 2 at 11:00 am – Bremerton Library (held outside at Blueberry Park)
Tuesday, July 2 at 6:00 pm – Poulsbo Library
Wednesday, July 3 at 10:30 am – Montesano Timberland Library
Wednesday, July 3 at 2:00 pm – Hoquiam Timberland Library
Friday, July 4 at 12:30 pm – Aberdeen Splash Festival outside at the Rotary Log Pavilion
Friday, July 4 at 6:30 pm – Tumwater’s 4th of July Festival ($10/vehicle parking)
Friday, July 5 at 1:00 pm – Tukwila Library, show held at Cascade View Park
Saturday, July 6 – Chehalis-Centralia Steam Train Ride
Monday, July 8 at 11:00 am – Entiat Library
Monday, July 8 at 3:00 pm – Chelan Library
Tuesday, July 8 at 11:00 am – Bridgeport Library
Tuesday, July 8 at 3:00 pm – Twisp Library
Wednesday, July 9 at 11:00 am – Cashmere Library
Wednesday, July 9 at 4:00 pm – George Library
Thursday, July 10 at 11:00 am – Royal City Library
Thursday, July 10 at 4:00 pm – Soap Lake Library
Friday, July 12 at 11:00 am – Republic Library
Friday, July 12 at 3:00 pm – Oroville Library
Tuesday, July 16 at 1:30 pm – Kingsgate Library
Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm – Bothell Library
Wednesday, July 17 at 12:00 pm – Auburn Summerstage at Les Gove Park
Thursday, July 19 at 11:00 am – Three Creeks Community Library (Vancouver, WA)
Thursday, July 19 at 3:00 pm – Stevenson Community Library
Friday, July 19 at 11:00 am – Des Moines Library
Friday, July 19 at Fairwood Library
Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 am – Wheels to Prosper, Center Collision, Tacoma (strolling magic)
Monday, July 22 at 7:00 pm – Mercer Island Library
Tuesday, July 23 at 1:30 pm – South Tacoma Library
Tuesday, July 23 at 4:00 pm – Wheelock Library (Tacoma)
Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 am – Hoodsport Timberland Library
Wednesday, July 24 at 2:30 pm – Shelton Timberland Library
Thursday, July 25-28 – Canyon County Fair (Caldwell, Idaho)
Monday, July 29 at 7:00 pm – Issaquah Library
Tuesday, July 30 at 11:00 am – Tenino Timberland Library
Tuesday, July 30 at 2:00 pm – Centralia Timberland Library
Wednesday, July 31 at 11:00 am – Yelm Timberland Library
Wednesday, July 31 at 1:00 pm – Yelm Timberland Library
Thursday, August 1 at 1:00 pm – Renton Highlands Library held at Heritage Park in Renton
Saturday, August 3 at 10:30 am – Mottet Tacoma Public Library
Saturday, August 3 at 2:30 pm – Moore Tacoma Public Library
Tuesday, August 6 at 1:00 pm – Vashon Library
Tuesday, August 6 at 7:00 pm – Sammamish Library
Wednesday, August 7 at 10:00 am – North Bend Library, held at Si View Park
Wednesday, August 7 at 1:00 pm – Federal Way Kids Day outside at Steel Lake Park
Thursday, August 8 at 2:00 pm – Ocean Shores Library
Saturday, August 10 at 11:00 am – Covington Kids Fest
Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm – Lacey Timberland Library and the City of Lacey Summer Entertainment Series at Huntamer Park
Wednesday, August 14 at 12:00 pm – Seatac Parks and Recreation held at McMicken Heights Park
August 15 – 17 – Clallam County Fair, Port Angeles
Tuesday, August 20 at 10:30 am – Bellevue Library
Thursday, August 22 at 11:00 am – Buckley Youth Activity Center
Saturday, August 24 – Northwest Art and Air Festival, Albany, Oregon
If you have questions about one of these public performances or are interested in booking Jeff for your event, call him toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.
Amazement Productions LLC’s Rick Anderson and Jeff Evans performed magic at the Lemay-American’s Car Museum for a group of corporate and non-profit event planners. The Lemay Museum is an incredible, ever-changing tour of the history of autos and the people who designed and drove them. Many of the cars on display are owned by the family of Harold LeMay, of LeMay Recycling fame (among other businesses). Although Mr. LeMay passed away several years ago, his wife is still alive and occasionally can be seen at the Museum.
Even “non-car” people will find something fascinating here. You’ll see art in cars. You’ll discover history in cars. And you’ll definitely take a trip back down memory lane, too. It’s fun for all generations, as Grandpa will reminisce and tell stories about the 19-whatever he owned when he was in high school…
The Museum is run largely by volunteer docents, and they are frequently very knowledgeable about the cars and are happy to take as much time as you like explaining details about individual autos or the Museum itself.
Strolling magic, or mingling magic, is perfect for socials, cocktail hours, open houses, hospitality rooms; basically, anywhere you have a group of people you’d like to entertain, but the situation isn’t right for a formal stage performance.
To learn more about making your next event fun and unforgettable, call Rick Anderson at (253) 473-5456 or Jeff Evans toll free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to info[at]amazementproductions.com.