THE SHORT DESCRIPTION:
Jacques Lord is unique as an entertaining magician! Jacques aims to exceed your expectations for entertainment and he creates a unique experience for you and your guests by creating magical moments of wonder and laughter! You are watching the blinking cursor on your screen...you are feeling sleepy.......you feel the urgent need to hire Jacques! Your hands go to your keyboard and type "Jacques; You're hired" Now hit <return> please hit <return>!
THE DETAILED LONG DESCRIPTION:
I bring my international experience, world-class education, and uniquely optimistic perspective to my magic through true stories too funny to be fiction! My technical background is a bonus if you are a technical audience. In addition to a BSc in geology/math/physics from Brown University, I have a Masters from Rice University.
Sometimes my magic integrates fossils, rocks, crystals, and gem minerals into the fun. This is because I bring my love of earth science to my magic, no other magician to my knowledge uses gemstones and rocks, and I use them because my wife is sick of all my rocks cluttering the house.
I am best at private party magic, strolling and close-up magic, parlor magic, and convention-booth magic. I love creating a 1-on-1 relationship with my audience, and I make the time together memorable and entertaining. I typically perform in Los Angeles Co, Orange Co, Riverside Co, San Bernardino Co, as well as San Diego, but I have also performed in Monterey, Banff, West Virginia, Boston, Providence, Houston, Yakima, Winnipeg, and anywhere YOU want me to go!
I am professional, reliable, experienced, well traveled, multi-lingual, verbose, polite, parent to four grown girls, and passionate about being a pleasure to my audience. I do not curse or pick my nose. I am a great choice for eye-popping magical entertainment within your budget. I have developed some original magic no other magician does so you know you are having a unique experience.
Interviewer: How did you become a San Diego magician?
Jacques: I had a high school teacher introduce me to sleight of hand. From there I learned from books and magic shops and going to magic clubs, like RING 76 in San Diego (www.ring76.com). They are a fantastic group of people, so check them out if you are interested in doing Magic. See you there!
Interviewer: Do you treat children differently from adults?
Jacques: Absolutely. Adults are easier to fool and they drink, which also helps. Children are sober, bright, direct, and unencumbered by a lifetime of opinions and dogmatic beliefs. Thank goodness they enjoy a goofy sense of humor or I'd be toast.
Interviewer: Do you believe in Magic?
Jacques: Of course. I believe in magic because I have seen it. Real magic is confounding and gives you the willies. You smile or laugh, but you are also a little scared. Here is an example of real magic: Your children clean their rooms and you didn't ask them to do it.
Interviewer: Who is Professor Bunkminster Fullovitt?
Jacques: Dr. Fullovitt is the Dean of Pigpimples Correspondence School of Magic and my teacher in all things prestidigitatorial.
Interviewer: Why are your rates negotiable?
Jacques: Because I look at each event and each client's budget and I price according to the COSTS I incur, and the VALUE that I provide. Or I see how much I owe the credit card and college tuition folks this week and bid accordingly. Crazy, huh?
Interviewer: Don't quit your day job.
Jacques: Say again?
Interviewer: Do you make rabbits or doves appear?
Jacques: For me animals are pets, not props, and with four daughters, two cats, a dog, and my wife, I have enough responsibilities. But people want to see the magician do magic with animals, so I have some "puppets" that I use and most people enjoy them just as much. Plus, I have no vet bills, no pet food, and no "meadow muffins" to clean up! IF you MUST have a live animal, get Magicians Mike Stilwell or Jeff Marcus Uh, I mean, Mike or Jeff are not an animal but they have well-taken-care-of rabbits, and I think they are a terrific magicians.
Interviewer: Why do you go by your name only? Why not be "The Amazing Jacques," "The Magic of Jacques" or "Jacques the Totally Gnarly?"
Jacques: Because that would be redundant.
Pebble Beach Magician/musician/composer Biff Smith; Doug Henning, Phil Van Tee, Max Maven, Randy Pryor, Bob Pozner.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 480 minutes
I use everyday objects to create wonder and comedy! Coins, cards, newspaper, floss, fruit, ropes, bandanas, needles & thread, eggbeaters, cups, and other familiar objects are the props for my conjuring. I can manipulate the items you have in your pockets or at home or perform mental feats using only paper and pen. What I really manipulate are your assumptions about your everyday world!
I have a small cabinet on wheels, that I use as a portable stage. I am self-sufficient.
Here is a 'sampling' of my act:
"WHOA!! How'd you DO that?"
12-13-2013 — Company Holiday Party - Ramona
Past Booked Dates:
12-06-2013 — Magic Castle, Hollywood - two shows
11-21-2013 — Banquet - Poway, CA
10-19-2013 — Private Party fundraiser in Poway
10-12-2013 — National Psoriasis Fundraiser
10-07-2013 — San Diego Convention Trade Show
10-06-2013 — San Diego Convention Trade Show
09-29-2013 — Temple Adat Shalom Minigolf for Good
08-31-2013 — Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at RBHS
07-20-2013 — Private party, Del Sur
07-14-2013 — Private Party in La Mesa
06-22-2013 — San Diego Private Party
06-21-2013 — Vista City Rec. Center summer camp!
05-11-2013 — 50th birthday in Vista
05-05-2013 — Cinco de Mayo Festival, Old Town Park, San Diego
04-27-2013 — Embarcadero Park for Make-a-Wish
03-24-2013 — MIles Reusch's Birthday, Carlsbad
03-24-2013 — Westgate Hotel Private Party
03-16-2013 — Pre-screening magic shows for Burt Wonderstone at the UTC Arclight Cinema
02-04-2013 — Birthday Party, U.S. Grant Hotel
01-19-2013 — Lake Jennings Retirement Park Monthly Banquet
01-04-2013 — St. Barts Homeless shelter, Poway
01-01-2013 — New Years Party, San Diego
2006: 31 gigs
2007: 22 gigs
2008: 6 gigs
2009: 6 gigs
2010: 15 gigs
2011: 14 gigs
2012: 18 gigs
2013: 23 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Club/Nightclub, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Fundraiser, Private Party, Prom, Trade Show, Wedding Reception
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