When you think about the most famous magicians of all time, you probably think of Harry Houdini or David Copperfield. These are names that instantly conjure up images of illusions and stunned audiences. These magicians are the absolute masters of their craft. They are also excellent examples of adept entertainers with a unique ability to engage their audiences.
Magicians today have a very difficult task of trying to find an audience that is appreciative of the art of illusion and magic. On top of that, they need to delight that audience enough to start people talking. One venue for magicians today are the prime-time talent shows such as, "America's Got Talent". This is one way to get incredible exposure and could possibly catapult you into a career.
Even without the benefit of a television audience, there are a few up-and-coming as well as established magicians out there that people are talking about. If you have an opportunity to see any of them, take advantage because fame is a difficult mistress for the modern day magician.
He is a master of illusion and is recognized as such by the powerful in Hollywood. Producers looking for assistance in creating a believable on-screen illusion, call upon Mr. Jay. He worked on the sets of some pretty famous films such as, Forrest Gump, The Illusionist and Ocean's Thirteen. He himself is the star of an award-winning documentary titled Deceptive Practice set to open any day now. He is very well known for his ability to throw cards with amazing accuracy.
The Amazing Johnathan
An edgy and thoroughly modern talent, he loves to engage his audience and then proceed to shock and amaze them. He has appeared a few times on Mindfreak, Criss Angel's A&E production, and also consider's Criss a good friend. He is an accomplished illusionist and is at his best when he asks for volunteers from the audience. If you like your magic raw, you will enjoy Johnathan.
Josh has the bonus talent of a way with words and is a great comedian as well as a magician. He has a reputation in New York as a magician who is also a "foodie" and often entertains patrons at local restaurants as they dine. He also works corporate events and private parties so your chances of seeing him if you are in New York, are good. His special ability is with mind reading and illusion. He has been practicing magic since he was just 9 years old so he has had plenty of time to hone his craft.
Yaron (Iaron) Korn
He graduated from The School of Magical Arts in Bogota, Columbia in 2009 and today he is a member of The Latin American Federation Of Magic Societies (FLASOMA) as well as The International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM). He is a magician comedian and is currently building his resume by attending as many workshops and conferences as possible. Watch for this up and coming talent on YouTube.
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