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"For those who do not believe, no explanation will suffice,

For those who DO believe, no explanation is necessary."


As early as the age of eight, I became aware of MAGIC.  I could not believe that anyone could acquire this gift simply by reading a book or talking to someone who was a magician.  It's more than just a skill.  It has taken me over 45 years to get to this level of clarity and awareness where I can share what I have learned.

Since my childhood, magic has held a certain fascination that I cannot explain with mere words.  I just know that I cannot live a full, colorful life without it.   I started performing when I was a seven year old boy singing in a boy choir.  It was a family tradition to watch "The Ed Sullivan Show" on Sunday evenings.  There was always acrobats, jugglers, and magicians on the show.  One image that stuck in my mind was the magician, Marvyn Roy (aka Mr. Electric) who pulled several dozen fully lit light bulbs, all strung together, out of his mouth!  How was that even possible?  I knew that this was something that I HAD to do.   I saw my first LIVE performance of magic around the same time.  He was a magician from Budapest named Johannes Crewe (stage name: Hans Moretti).  He came to my elementary school in Dyersburg, Tennessee and did a full hour of the most amazing magic I had ever seen.  After the show, instead of leaving with my classmates back to class, I sneaked backstage and begged the magician to please show me one more trick.  He was impressed that I didn't beg him to show me HOW a trick was done.  He showed me one more trick, then he taught it to me!  It was the old "nickel-from-behind-the-ear" trick.  He said in a thick European accent, "Do not show anyone until you have practiced in mirror, and that you can fool yourself."  I promised him that I would do what he said.  That day changed my life forever.  I never get tired of showing a child a simple magic trick that.  To that child, it is the most amazing thing they have ever witnessed. 

During my college years, I was always trying to balance my academic education as a music student with that of a performing magician.  That's a trick in itself! These days, I'm performing in a more Victorian style that most audiences just don't get to see anymore.  The name of Harry Houdini, the great excapologistconjures up familiarity with most everyone.  But names from that era of magic, such as Harry Kellar, Howard Thurston, Alexander Herrmann, John Nevil Maskelyn, Ching Ling Foo, and Johann Nepamuk Hofzinser are most certainly unfamiliar names. This time in magic is what is called, "The Golden Age of Magic".   Things were changing in the world during this time.  These aforementioned performers were most certainly game-changers.  Their magical performances are legend among those who proudly call themselves magicians.  I have taken the task of studying, learning skills, and presenting magic in the language of the period, and transporting audiences back to the 19th century.

About 10 years ago I discovered some hidden magic that was buried in books and manuscripts from the 19th century and beyond.  These magical effects haven't been seen in over a hundred years and I knew that this was something special.  I started studying them and developed a show called "The Mesmerist", that is based on 19th century magicians and those beautiful, yet baffling, effects created by "conjurors" from the Victorian period.  It's something that most laymen, and magicians, haven't seen . . .  UNTIL NOW.

News Appearances . . .

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis Magazine, Dyersburg State Gazette, Germantown News, Anchorage Daily News, Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, RSVP Memphis Magazine, M.U.M. (November 2021), Collierville Living Magazine (November 2021, and October 2022), Scout Life Magazine (August 2022), Memphis Voyager, Goner TV (November 19, 2021), CW Channel 30 Memphis,  Memphis Flyer, Storyboard Memphis, The Daily Memphian, The Tennessee Tribune, Vanish Magazine (Edition 54 - January 2019), Magic Monday on WREG News Channel 3, Live at 9 on WREG News Channel 3, Local Memphis Live with Amy  Speropoulos on Local 24, and WKNO-FM: 91.1 MHz. 

Awards . . .

Consecutive winner of the S.M.M.U.R.F.F.F. Award (Society of Memphis Magicians Unique Reward For Finishing First) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.  Memphis Flyer - Best of Memphis 2021: Best Magic in Memphis - Staff Pick. 

Organizations . . .

Founding Member of the Alaska Magic Circle, Former President of International Brotherhood of Magicians RING16,  Member of The Society of American Magicians,  Member of The Fellowship of Christian Magicians. Member at Large - APTA, Memphis Chapter Board of Directors 2020-2022


I.B.M. - RING16

S.A.M. -  Assembly

F.C.M. - ChristianMagic

Types of Events . . .

Weddings, Banquets, Grand-Openings, Carnivals, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Graduation Parties, Picnics, Reunions, Restaurants, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Library Events, Corporate Events, Schools, Country Clubs, Summer Camps, Church Functions, Country Clubs, Fundraisers, Community Events, & So Much More!

Past Clients . . .

FedEx, International Paper, Saibo Corporation (Japan), Budweiser, US Postal Service, St. Jude Childrens Hospital (Target House/Ronald McDonald House), Peabody Hotel, Opera Memphis, Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum, ASKH Architects of Alaska, Medtronic, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Coca Cola, Newmark Homes, American Steamboat Company (American Queen), Woodruff-Fontaine House,  SYSCO, Hilton Worldwide, Delta Airlines, Ridgeway Country Club, Baptist Hospital Medical Staff, ALSAC/St. Jude,  Creative Aging, and many more!

E  X  P  E  R  I  E  N  C  E

  • Conjuror of the "Nearly Forgotten Magical Arts of the 19th Century" for the last 35 years
  • Instructor of History and Art of Magic at The University of Alaska - Anchorage
  • Technical Advisor for UAA's Theatrical and Drama Department
  • Singer with R​hodes MasterSingers Chorale in a concert featuring the music of Timothy C. Takach and the Regional Premiere of "The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci" by Jocelyn Hagen
  • Performed magic at various events and comedy clubs all along the West Coast
  • Singer for Opera Memphis (Die Fledermaus, Don Giovanni, The Mikado, Tosca, The Elixir of  Love, Don Pasquale, La Traviata, L'italiana in Algeri, H.M.S. Pinafore) - - performed magic/juggling in production of La Boheme & I, Pagliacci

©2017 Jeffrey Day M​agic

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