Joshua Jay

JOSHUA JAY


 

Joshua Jay has been called magic's Renaissance man by MAGIC Magazine. It's not hard to see why: he is a performer, lecturer, author, and photographer of all things mysterious. He maintains a globetrotting performance schedule--Jay has performed in over fifty countries and appears regularly on national television (most recently on Good Morning America and the Today Show).

His performance style is completely unique: he performs with ordinary, borrowed objects, causing them to twist, bend, appear, and vanish at will. At only seventeen years old Joshua Jay was crowned world champion for close-up magic at the World Magic Seminar, and he is now regarded as one of the leading creative forces in the magic world.

Joshua Jay is the author of thirteen books for magicians. In 2009 he penned a best-selling magic book, MAGIC: The Complete Course, and had his fine-art photography exhibited in several shows (appearing recently at the Culture Museum in Linz, Austria). How does he do it?

In 2012 he consulted and developed a unique commercial spot for HBO, using sleight of hand to promote Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. Joshua has spoken on magic and creativity at Google headquarters, and lectured on deception at universities and museums across the country. Jay recently appeared onstage at the Rubin Museum as part of their Brainwave series, performing and speaking alongside neuroscientists on the role the brain plays in illusions.

His dad showed him a card trick when he was a child, and after hours of experimenting in his room, Joshua figured it out. His dad was a magic enthusiast and knew when to be impressed. His reaction was simple: "You have the makings of a fine magician."

His dad was right. Since that day Joshua Jay has made numerous television appearances in magic specials and on programs like Good Morning America, CNN, and the TODAY Show. He has been a headline performer and lecturer in over 50 countries and routinely performs for distinguished politicians and major celebrities. Jay is a headliner at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood and is the author of two best-selling books on magic (his first is published in five languages and is now in its fourth US printing). In 1998, he was crowned champion at the World Magic Seminar. Most recently, he was named the 2012 Magician of the Year by the Society of American Magicians.

Joshua also acts as magic consultant for several multi-national toy manufacturers (most recently for Marvel Comics) and has helped design many of the magic sets on toy store shelves. 

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