Washington College Entertainment Showcase

Performers gathering for a quick photo.  I go back over two decades with some of these guys!

Performers gathering for a quick photo. I go back over two decades with some of these guys!

Student government leaders and activity coordinators met in Olympia, Washington at South Puget Sound Community College for the Council of Union and Student Programs (CUSP) conference.  The one day event provided attendees with educational sessions and leadership training.  Part of the day was devoted to student activities and entertainment, and that was the reason I attended.  (And, it doesn’t hurt having something in my hometown!)

College students love magic, and each year I visit two or three colleges in Washington state.  Click here for photos, video, and reviews from my performances at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Pierce College in Puyallup, Clark College in Vancouver, Wenatchee Valley College, and South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia.

Interested in adding magic to your college event?  Call me, Jeff Evans, in Olympia at (360) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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Oregon Fairs Association

Skybound Blue entertains for the Oregon Fairs Association

Skybound Blue entertains for the Oregon Fairs Association

Annual Convention for
Oregon State Fairs Association

4H and FFA.
Pigs and cows.
Corn dogs and cotton candy.
Pro rodeo and the demo derby.

Whatever you think of when you hear the words, “county fair”, you’re right!  And each year the Oregon Fairs Association holds their annual convention where fair managers, fair boards, and the folks who provide services to fairs get together to talk shop, trade ideas, and get inspired for the upcoming year.

For performers like me, it’s not only a chance to drum up business, but also a great time hanging out with others in the entertainment biz to catch up and chat.  This year there were a lot of magicians, and it was a treat spending some time with Jeff Martin, Godfrey the Magician, Hart Keene, and Louie Foxx.  And, the fairs are full of really great people -many volunteers – who make county fairs possible.  Here are a few photos from this year’s Oregon Fairs Association convention held at the Salem Conference Center.

If you’re looking for fair or festival entertainment, check out magician Jeff Evans.  A full-time pro performing throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1998, Jeff’s clean comedy and interactive magic is a hit for ages 4 – 94.  Call Jeff direct at (360) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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Family Night Magic Show

This is the show you want for your school, organization, or special event when you have families and want a super fun magic show that is great for kids and adults.  When you want entertainment that makes the whole family want to be in the same place at the same time, book magician Jeff Evans.

Jeff lives in Olympia, Washington and performs from Portland-Tacoma-Seattle and beyond.  For more details, call him toll-free 877-412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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First Night Spokane

Variety Show Closes out 2015 with
Pizazz at First Night Spokane

First Night Spokane is the city’s big New Year’s Eve celebration, and there are dozens of activities happening throughout the downtown area.  Free family-friendly expo happens in the afternoon with craft projects and booths sponsored by local businesses and organizations.

The evening kicks off with a parade through downtown that ends at the Performing Arts Center.  First Night buttons are required for access to the indoor events, but one button gets you into multiple events; music, magic, comedy, dancing, and more.

My friend Alex Zerbe, the Professional Zaniac, coordinates the talent and booked me.  (He’s been trying to get me to come for years, but I’ve always had other NYE gigs.)  It’s Alex’s twelfth consecutive year of working the gala!

Peter Irish, Alex Zerbe, Jeff Evans, and Hillary Mattson

Peter Irish, Alex Zerbe, Jeff Evans, and Hillary Mattson

I performed both on the variety stage as well as on the INB Performing Arts Center.  Other variety performing artists were Huly Hillary, a fantastic hula hooper, and Peter Irish, a 5-time world champion at footbag (aka hacky sack).  Between the two of them and physical comic and mad dancer Alex Zerbe, the show was loaded with talent.  It was also a great mix, with everyone bringing something different and fun to the night.

Learn more about my upcoming public shows and be a fan at www.facebook.com/jeffevansmagic.  For details about adding comedy and magic to your festival or event, call Jeff Evans at (360) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

 

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Tacoma Company Party Magician Jeff Evans

Saybr Construction holiday party at The HUB in Tacoma

Saybr Construction holiday party at The HUB in Tacoma with magician Jeff Evans

Holiday parties and company banquets are more fun with magician Jeff Evans!  Since 1998 this Tacoma-area magician has performed full time throughout western Washington and beyond.  Here are a few recent Google+ reviews from clients just like you. 

Jeff was the entertainment at our holiday party and he was phenomenal! His magic is top notch and just as good as performers I have seen in Vegas. He also knows how to work a crowd and get everyone engaged in fun. Absolutely the best entertainer we have had at a company event! I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone for private parties and company events.
-Karen V., Saybr Contractors, Inc.
Tacoma, WA

Jeff entertained for us at our annual Christmas party. A week later and the staff are still shaking their heads and wondering “How did he do that?” And a good time was had by all, not only is Jeff a wonderful magician, his persona is captivating, he’s funny and engaging. Thank you, thank you for such an entertaining evening Jeff. :)
-Dr. David Kirk, Northwest Family Dentistry
Puyallup, WA

Jeff Evans provided his incredible magical services during our company holiday party. His light-hearted act was at turns funny,enthralling, and surprising. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed his performance. If you are looking for entertainment at your event, I highly recommend Amazement Productions!
-Amanda G., Tacoma, WA

Count on Jeff Evans to bring guaranteed fun to your corporate holiday party in Tacoma

Count on Jeff Evans to bring guaranteed fun to your corporate holiday party in Tacoma

Since 1998 Jeff’s clean comedy and interactive magic has made company parties in Tacoma and beyond fun and unforgettable.  Shows are available in two flavors:  Strolling Magic and his Amazement Magic Show. 

Strolling Magic is close-up magic where Jeff travels from group-to-group entertaining. It’s almost as though each person gets their own show! There is a lot of interaction, including magic that happens in the hands of your guests. Strolling magic is ideal for the social or cocktail hour as people are mingling.

The Amazement Magic Show is after-dinner entertainment that your associates and guests will talk about long afterwards.  You’ll be happy to know that Jeff’s show is always in good taste with clean comedy.  Read client reviews here and watch video clips from a corporate holiday party.   Many references are available upon request; just ask.  Jeff travels with my own professional wireless microphone and show music, sound system, and portable lights to insure that everyone can see, hear, and enjoy the show.  Showtime is 45 minutes (can be adjusted to fit your schedule of events).

All performances are backed by Jeff’s money-back satisfaction guarantee.  Simply put, if for any reason you are less than fully satisfied, you pay what you feel the show is worth.  (Don’t worry – no one yet has had to take him up on the offer!)

Call Jeff  toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com to learn more.

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Alderbrook Resort Hosts Wedding Network USA

Aderbrook Resort is magical in the winter

Aderbrook Resort is magical in the winter

The moment you open the door at the Alderbrook Resort in Union, Washington you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to an elegant chalet or mountain resort.  Wedding Network USA is an association dedicated to the vendors who serve the wedding industry.  Their members include everything from photographers and DJs to dessert makers and officiants.

Groovin' with Adam's DJ Service

Groovin’ with Adam’s DJ Service

Because doing events is their specialty, their meetings are always top notch; the food, decor, and entertainment is the best because each member wants to showcase what they do.  Even with professionals in the same industry, the vibe isn’t who is in competition with who, but rather building relationships with others so they know who they can refer and recommend.  It means that members are always ready to step up to plan the event, provide the venue, cater the meal, take photos, DJ, emcee, etc.  I always look forward to being part of their events.

Nothing's more fun than having MAGIC happen in your own hands!

Nothing’s more fun than having MAGIC happen in your own hands!

I performed strolling magic following dinner as people were socializing and enjoying delectable desserts.  People were also dancing and enjoying music with Adam’s DJ Service, and Josh’s Flipped Out Productions.

To learn about adding clean comedy and interactive magic to your banquet, conference, or reception at Alderbrook Resort, contact magician Jeff Evans toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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Public Holiday Magic Shows

Holiday Magic with Jeff Evans/photo by Brad W.

Holiday Magic with Jeff Evans/photo by Brad W.

The holidays are a magical time of year, in more ways than one!  Here are a few upcoming public magic shows.  All are free except for the Santa Breakfasts (sold out).  Space at library programs is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  I recommend arriving about fifteen minutes early to make sure there is room.  Please say hi if you’re able to attend!

December 2015 Public Magic Shows

Santa Breakfast at the Olympia Country and Golf Club

Santa Breakfast at the Olympia Country and Golf Club

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Party Magician

‘Tis the season for holiday parties!  Here are photos from a few of my magic shows for businesses and organizations from Corvallis to Chehalis to Olympia to Tacoma to Seattle.

Alaska General Seafoods at Daniel's Broiler in Bellevue/photo by Brad Wilkins

Alaska General Seafoods at Daniel’s Broiler in Bellevue/photo by Brad Wilkins

 

DaVita hosted their Winter Festival at theEmerald Queen Casino in Tacoma.  I performed both strolling and stage. At 800 people, it’s by far the largest corporate event I’ve entertained for.  Fortunately the production team at Carlson Sound were total pros.  Sound, light, and staging was all excellent.  They had three cameras and two huge projection screens so that people even at the back were able to see and enjoy the speakers and presentations as well as my magic.

DaVita's Winter Festival at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma

DaVita’s Winter Festival at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma

 

Jeff Evans provided his incredible magical services during our company holiday party. His light-hearted act was at turns funny,enthralling, and surprising. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed his performance. If you are looking for entertainment at your event, I highly recommend Amazement Productions!
-Amanda G., Tacoma
read her review and more at Google+

You can have this much fun for your corporate event!  Call Jeff Evans in Olympia at (360) 412-5064 or toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

 

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Bellevue Corporate Magician

Alaska General Seafoods (1)

December is the month for company holiday parties.  One of the coolest parts about my business is that I get to work with people and companies in all different industries.  This can also be challenging, but that’s what makes my job interesting.  Last weekend I performed for Alaska General Seafoods.  This company has a fish processing plant in Alaska, while the sales and marketing arm is based in Kenmore, Washington.

Steve, their long-time plant manager, was retiring and a video production team created a wonderful documentary filmed at the plant with the Steve as well as many of his staff and co-workers.  the images from life on the ships and work in the canning plant was eye-opening.  Alaska is magnificently beautiful.  It’s also a hard life, and working in the fishing industry can be difficult, cold, monotonous, smelly, and dangerous.

Brad Wilkins with Alaska General Seafoods was kind enough to share many of the superb photos he took during the party and my magic show.  A few of my favorites are included here.

 

“Jeff’s unique blend of humor and magic created a delightful atmosphere at our Holiday party – it was simply magical!”
-Corey Brown, Alaska General Seafoods

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Looking for clean comedy and interactive magic for your company holiday party, awards banquet, or client appreciation night?  Learn more about Seattle magician Jeff Evans online or call toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.

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2015 Pacific Coast Association of Magicians Convention

Some of the best magic anywhere is featured at magic conventions.  Why?  Magicians pull out all the stops to do the best to fool and entertain their fellow performers.  The Pacific Coast Association of Magicians (PCAM) holds their annual convention in a different city each year.  I attended my first PCAM convention in 1997 and have been at nearly every one since, traveling from Page, Arizona to Calgary, Alberta, and many places in-between.

Pacific Coast Association of Magicians convention in Chilliwack, British Columbia

Pacific Coast Association of Magicians convention in Chilliwack, British Columbia

What do magicians do at a magic convention?  We magish!  There’s contests, shows, lectures, workshops, late-night-to-early-morning jam sessions, dealers selling the latest and greatest gimmicks, and of course hanging out with friends.

The neat thing about being a magician is that you learn lots of secrets.  The bad thing about being a magician is that you learn lots of secrets.  This means it’s pretty rare for me to be fooled.  But at magic conventions, I’m frequently fooled.  And I love it! 

Being part of these conventions is always inspiring.  Some performers dedicate years – even most of their lives – to learning a particular style of performing, a routine, or even a single sleight.  It is awesome seeing them sharing what they are so passionate about and have mastered.  As I write this, I’m anxious to get to work putting some of the ideas to work that I learned from the lectures and workshops.

A special highlight for me this year was receiving my Order of Merlin certificate for twenty five years of magic as part of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.  Next year:  PCAM heads south to the Los Angeles area August 4-7, 2016!

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