Jeff Evans featured in Thurston Talk

From left: Amy, Michael and Hope. Captain Little’s crew of toy experts can help you with your gift giving wants. They all have favorite picks. Photo courtesy: Captain Little www.thurstontalk.com

Thurston Talk focuses on South Sound people and businesses, and local writer Mary-Ellen Psaltis included me in her article promoting small area businesses. Read it all at Shop Local Thurston County Businesses For Kids’ Gifts This Holiday Season

I was thrilled to recognize several of the people and businesses included in this article. I’ve purchased several items from Captain Little to use as props and materials for my themed magic shows. Shipwreck Beads is an incredible place for crafty people. (I imagine business is going great for them, as people during the pandemic are doing more projects like this. They also have a huge online business, which is a plus.) Joy Ride Bicycles has super people and have helped me with parts, tune-ups, and bike purchases for over fifteen years.

Here’s a fun story: in 2000 Mary-Ellen’s son, Kosta, attended South Bay Elementary. She hired me to instruct a series of after-school enrichment magic workshops. Twelve years after that, our paths crossed again when Kosta and I both raced cyclocross (though in different categories – he’s way faster than me). Mary-Ellen’s husband, Greg, have frequently done yoga at the gym together. It’s wonderful being connected to people for over two decades like this!

Jeff Evans’ Holiday Magic Show is now available virtually on Zoom, world-wide

If you are planning a pand-EPIC holiday party for your associates or friends and family, consider adding my socially-distanced, hand-washed, santa-tized Zoom Holiday Magic Show. Call me in Olympia toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com for availability and prices.

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Public Virtual Magic Shows

Jeff Evans working his magic circa 2019
Jeff Evans working his magic circa 2019

This isn’t your normal holiday season, so there will be no Santa Breakfasts, Festival of Lights, or numerous celebrations for the holidays where I’m performing. However, there are several opportunities for you to see me from the comfort of… well, where you are right now – your phone, tablet, computer, or holographic-whatever!

Thursday, December 3 at 6:30 pm: I’m debuting my Holiday Magic Show for the Kitsap Regional Library. It’s free and open to the public. https://krl.zoom.us/j/93985554305 More info is on the library’s website, though no registration is required.

Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm: See my Amazing Magic Show via Zoom for the Klamath County Library District. This is part of their Winter Performance Series and, for a first, this is a library that I’ve never performed for in real-life. It was recently featured in an article in The Herald and News. Register through the library’s website.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm: The Salem Public Library wanted something fun for families during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and a little magic seemed perfect! I’m predicting a big turnout for this Zoom program. Register to attend for free at the library’s website.

Holiday Magic for the Titus Auto Group at the LeMay Auto Museum (2017)
Holiday Magic for the Titus Auto Group at the LeMay Auto Museum (2017)

Of course, I’m also doing several other virtual events for schools, private parties, and corporate clients, but those are all… well, none of your business 🙂 If you’re looking for a wonderful gift for your staff, associates, or friends and family, my Zoom Holiday Magic Show is just the ticket! Call toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com to check on availability and pricing.

In the meantime, I wish you a hand-washed, socially-distanced, face-covered, warm-hearted Happy Holidays!

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Virtual Magic for County Fairs

Summer is usually packed with festivals and events. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus nearly all public events were cancelled for the summer of 2020 which left event organizers scrambling. Many opted to hold some sort of virtual edition of their fair or festival.

Virtual magician Jeff Evans presented his magic show for the Northwest Washington Fair and the Pacific County Fair. He was scheduled to perform live at both events, but jumped at the chance to bring the magic direct to Fair patrons and supporters via Zoom.

Great news: Jeff has been booked to perform at both the Northwest Washington Fair (Lynden, Washington) and the Pacific County Fair (Menlo, Washington) for the 2021 season.

Perhaps the best thing about virtual shows is that your audience can be anywhere they have a internet access. For more details on bringing virtual magician Jeff Evans to your fair or festival, call toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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Magic of the Philippines

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.

Cobra Island had incredible coral, brilliantly-colored fish - and there are countless other pristine beaches and underwater worlds like this in the thousands of islands in the Philippines
Cobra Island had incredible coral, brilliantly-colored fish – and there are countless other pristine beaches and underwater worlds like this in the thousands of islands in the Philippines

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.

The crew of the Tao Philippines island-hopping tour were big magic fans
The crew of the Tao Philippines island-hopping tour were big magic fans

“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 Evans

That look says it all! Nothing is more fun than learning a magic trick and amazing yourself.  Jeff taught this crew member on board the Tao expedition the Jumping Rubber Band Trick, and he had a blast showing it to the the rest of the crew.
That look says it all! Nothing is more fun than learning a magic trick and amazing yourself. Jeff taught this crew member on board the Tao expedition the Jumping Rubber Band Trick, and he had a blast showing it to the the rest of the crew.

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!

Oli, the tour leader for Tao Philippines, performs great magic, too! He also hand-made the necklace that Jeff is wearing in this photo from a small shell that Jeff found on the beach.
Oli, the tour leader for Tao Philippines, performs great magic, too! He also hand-made the necklace that Jeff is wearing in this photo from a small shell that Jeff found on the beach.

 

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Virtual Magic Workshops

Jeff’s virtual magic classes are the next-best thing to inviting a professional magician into your home to learn the art of magic

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.

400The “Magic Tricks and Secrets DVD” teaches kids to perform magic tricks using household items that are easy-to-do, yet amazing and fun to perform

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

Magic class participants can join in from anywhere in the world with internet access

For for information about virtual magic instruction – for kids or adults, beginner or advanced, e-mail jeff[at]amazementproductions.com or call (360) 412-5064. Visit www.magictricksandsecrets.com for more details about the Magic Tricks and Secrets DVD.

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Magic Videos for Kids

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!

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Seattle Magician Google Reviews

Private parties and corporate events are more fun with Seattle magician Jeff Evans

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!!!

Read these and more Tacoma and Seattle magician Google reviews at https://goo.gl/maps/jEwzGdSxUJz. Call 360-412-5064 or send email to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com to learn more about bringing Jeff Evans to your event.

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Magic at the Lucky Dog Casino

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.

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