Library and School Assembly Magician Jeff Evans
Finally: an amazing, interactive, and funny show that kids and adults will want to experience together. Kids love Jeff Evans: he’s seen by thousands of them each week at schools, libraries, and special events throughout the Pacific Northwest. Teens and young adults are fascinated by his magic, too, and each year Jeff performs for high school grad parties and colleges.
And let’s not forget about the corporate world: many Fortune 500 companies call on Jeff to perform for their corporate events. Boeing, Microsoft, Pepsi Cola, and R. E. I. are just a few of his repeat clients. Like you, all of these people know that they can depend on Jeff for top-quality entertainment that makes people glad they came.
Jeff’s original routines have been printed in magic magazines including Genii, The Linking Ring, and M.U.M. His Magic Tricks and Secrets DVDs have introduced thousands of kids to the art of magic. He has won dozens of prestigious awards including Magician of the Year from the Vancouver Magic Circle and Stage Magic Champion from the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians.
More recently, Jeff was named the 2013 Seattle’s Funniest Magician and ParentMap Magazine’s Best Live Entertainment for 2013 and 2014. A full-time pro since 1998, you can count on Jeff’s blend of clean comedy and amazing magic to win your students over and make you look like a genius.
Jeff lives in Olympia, Washington and performs throughout Washington state and northwest Oregon. Call him direct at (360) 412-5064, toll-free (877) 412-5064, or send e-mail to email@example.com.
In the beginning…
Jeff’s career began from a book of coin tricks that he found at his grandparents’ house. It was T. Nelson Down’s Modern Coin Manipulation, and Jeff was immediately hooked. He went to the Lacey Timberland Library and checked out all of the books he could on magic. Interestingly, about four years later, he performed magic shows for the three local libraries – the Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater Timberland Libraries – beginning what has become a long relationship with libraries in Washington and Oregon.
Jeff performed magic as much as he could throughout college, working everything from children’s birthday parties to holiday parties and, slowly but surely, more libraries. About 1997 the King County Library System was looking for programs with a science theme. Jeff created his Science Magic show and enjoyed combining two things that fascinated him; science and magic. After honing it at dozens of libraries, he added to the educational content and began offering it to schools. It is hugely popular as a kickoff for school science fairs and feedback from teachers and staff shows that it does get students pumped up to participate.
This became a pattern: programs that were created and dialed in for libraries were tweaked and presented for schools. Reading Magic was a natural; not only did Jeff’s original inspiration to perform magic come from a book, but he consistently uses books as resources to solve problems, learn new skills, and entertain himself. (Jeff won the Read-a-Thon at Lakes Elementary School in the 4th grade!)
Motivational-Magic School Assemblies
Today, Jeff’s Reading Magic show encourages kids to turn off the television and pick up a book. This program is ideal for Read Across America, National Children’s Book Week, school Book Fairs, and as a reward for reading programs. Science Magic is a popular kick-off for school Science Fairs and complements STEM curriculum. No Bullies Allowed approaches the serious subject of bullying in a way that is both fun and memorable with techniques students can use whether they’re a victim or a bystander.
Tacoma magician Rick Anderson and Jeff teamed up and created Amazement Productions LLC in 1999 to market their magic shows. The EduMazement Productions division specializes in library and school programs.
Video Course in Magic
Over the years Jeff has presented numerous magic workshops for kids (and adults) through school enrichment programs, parks and recreation departments, and artist-in-residence programs. He sifted through his personal library of beginning magic books, mining them for the best items from here and there to teach. With this background he teamed up with magic enthusiast George Ford to create the Magic Tricks and Secrets series of DVDs in 2009. This video course in magic teaches kids (and kids at heart) easy-to-do magic using everyday items. You can find the DVDs at several of the library systems in western Washington where Jeff has performed. It’s always a treat when a child comes up and says, “I’ve performed the tricks from your DVD!”
More Magic Shows
Evenings and weekends you’ll find Jeff entertaining for private parties, corporate banquets, festivals, and other special events. Learn more at www.amazementproductions.com or be a fan on Twitter or Facebook.
You can reach me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, be a fan on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, watch my YouTube videos, or read –or write!– an online review. And often times phone is the best; call me in Olympia at (360) 412-5064 or toll-free (877) 412-5064.