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by Jeffrey Day


Please contact me if you would like to bring THE MESMERIST show to a venue near you!


Images from the premiere of

The Mesmerist

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by Jeffrey Day


This illusion is something that magician Joe Karson (1912-1980) created by accident in 1940.  Although he created many illusions, Zombie was probably the most famous.  Most magicians have owned and practiced the Zombie, but many have not continued performing it because, some have said,  "it is difficult and painful" to perform .  I wanted to perform this in front of an audience with a live musician in the room, playing Debussy's "Syrinx" (1899), which was a piece that I have used since I was about 15 years old.  I was pleased thatt he audience was spellbound by this illusion.  I was fortunate enough to engage musicians Sabrina Hu & Delara Hashemi to accompany me on flute for the performances on Jan. 19 & 26, 2019.

The Zombie

January 26, 2019

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