On Friday, June 1, 2007 at 7 PM, Midwest Magic is
proud to present yet another Chicagoland Exclusive:
Jamy Ian Swiss--The Best of the East Lecture
What? You haven't seen "The Beast of the East"
Well - what are you waiting for?
"A remarkable performer and the epitome of
skill..."--DAI VERNON. A full-time pro who has
appeared at nightclubs, comedy clubs, colleges and
universities, casino hotels, cruise ships, banquets,
trade shows and corporate events; resident Magic
Bartender at the notorious "Inn of Magic" near
Washington, D.C. Producer of Monday Night Magic in
New York City. Featured on the PBS documentary "The
Art of Magic," and co-author of the companion book of
the same title. Twice featured on the cover of GENII
magazine, and GENII book reviewer since 1994.
Published work in The New York Magic Symposium
Collection IV, the Mendoza Portfolio, the Magical Arts
Journal, Magic Manuscript, Apocalypse, Labyrinth, etc.
Edited and contributed the introduction to the
critically acclaimed book, Theatrical Close-Up, by
Peter Samelson. Created and starred in the theatrical
sance, Things That Go Bump In The Night. Creative
consultant to Penn & Teller's How To Play With Your
Food; comedy writer and chief magic consultant for
Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular on the FX cable
Lectures--Jamy has lectured in 30 states, Canada, 11
European countries, 3 tours of Japan, including
television appearances in England and Japan, and
repeat appearances at the Magic Castle, Hollywood.
This exciting lecture is packed with practical
material from a professional's working repertoire
filled with real-life information about performance of
magic all delivered in Jamy's powerful, potent, and
unprecedented style! Including: THE KISS OF THE BIG
APPLE--According to Scotty York, long-time confidant
of the great Fred Kaps, "This is the final word on the
Kaps method for the Card in Matchbox." WISHFUL
THINKING--The ultimate Card in Matchbook routine,
elements of which have been endorsed and even adopted
by Michael Ammar as described in Encore III and in his
lecture notes. THE ANIMATED RING--The easiest yet
most powerful invisible thread effect yet! As
featured in Jon LeClair's The Art of Invisible Thread.
And much more!
More rave reviews...His sleight-of-mouth is equal to
his superb sleight-of-hand...You are in for a
treat!"--SCOTTY YORK. "A member of New York City's
close-up elite."--STEPHEN MINCH. "He certainly gave
people their money's worth and his outline, his sense
of humor, his skill and construction, and his
excellent theory was much appreciated. It was a great
lecture and I would have to rank it among the eight or
ten best I have seen."--PHIL WILMARTH, Linking Ring.
"Here is a gentleman who is the most knowledgeable,
clever and entertaining close-up guy I've seen in a
long time. You will be impressed!"-- KARRELL FOX.
"One of magic's most unique instructional
performances....a powerful performance full of strong
material and thought provoking theory. I'll use your
routine for the Card in Matchbook, instead of my
own!"--MICHAEL AMMAR. Tickets for this event are $20,
and seating is in the order of reservation, so call
soon for your seat!
Following the lecture, on Sunday, June 3 at noon will
Jamy Swiss Super Session--Between six and ten
attendees will work one-on-one with Jamy for a full
three hours! Registration is $50. This Super Session
will be held only if we receive at least six
Why a "Super Session?" My critically acclaimed
lecture focuses primarily upon the subjects of magic
theory and performance. However, many magicians have
asked me to share my insights and views on the more
technical aspects of sleight-of-hand. In response to
this demand, I have created the Super Session. Don't
miss this unique opportunity - an intensive seminar
with a contemporary expert, focusing on the real work
of close-up sleight-of-hand technique.
Who's It For? You needn't be an expert to attend; if
you are interested in the correct way to perform any
sleight - Double-Lift or Bobo Switch - Retention
Vanish or Side-Steal - you will profit from this
experience! The importance of technique lies not in
the quantity or difficulty of the sleights you use,
but rather in choosing the correct sleights, and then
executing them perfectly! Here is your chance to see
the moves in action - moves that often cannot be
learned from books alone. Receive personalized
instruction for a fraction of the cost of private
lessons. Amateur or pro, beginner or advanced, all
will benefit from the priceless advice and information
in the Super Session!
How Many, How Long, How Much? Super Session
registration is only $50.00 per person, payable in
advance. Registration is limited to 20 persons, and a
minimum of 10 persons is required. Sessions run
approximately three hours.
What's Covered? The session highlights the two most
popular kinds of close-up sleight-of-hand, namely card
and coin technique. I will share tips on the proper
approach to mastering any sleight, and offer
recommendations of those sleights I believe to be of
the greatest importance. Specific moves are
demonstrated, from the Double-Cut to the Classic Pass
- from the Retention Vanish to the Han Ping Chien. I
will take questions concerning any specific sleights
of interest to the group, and if asked will also
address techniques for the Cups & Balls, as well as
magic with Invisible Thread. Throughout, I will
demonstrate and clearly explain the correct methods
for a wide variety of sleights, moves and techniques.
Ill also explain my Sleight Study System, an
organized approach to the study of sleight-of-hand.
With this system, you receive the benefit of my 40
years in magic, saving students much time and wasted
effort by pointing out the best sleights to choose,
where to find them in the literature, and how to
develop a practical technical arsenal that avoids
Throughout the session, you will receive invaluable
guidance concerning magic books. The money you save
in avoiding the bad ones, and purchasing the right
ones, will alone justify the minimal registration fee.
I found your style to be exceedingly thorough, highly
thought out and 100% sincere. My methods in magic are
also to dissect and approach on many levels and you,
as a teacher, do just that. This is the real work of
a student and finding a teacher like you is a great
complement to this approach.--MICHAEL TULKOFF
Things just have never been the same since I had the
privilege to attend your lecture and workshop more
than a year ago. What I learned in those two sessions
has ensured that element of 'continuous improvement'
in all my magic from then on. To describe it as an
invaluable experience doesn't really do it justice.
My purpose is to again thank you with deepest
sincerity for the incredibly positive and productive
effect your generous direction has given my approach
to magic. 'Enrichment' seems too feeble a term, but
by now you probably get the idea. I would be entirely
remiss if I neglected to write this fan letter and
'thank-you' note. Thanks for your pervasive love of
the magical arts, which filters down and makes such an
indelible impression on a guy like me!--BILL MCFADDEN
I just wanted to say that it has been a year since I
bought all of your pamphlets (I have almost finished
studying them). They are truly one of the best
investments that I have made in magic. When I read
material on card magic, I now try my best to truly
refine the routine to make a full presentation and
raise the bar a little. Normally, I would just settle
for the effect I read and run with it. I was the
cover band equivalent to the magic world. Assuming
... if I play a Beatles song people will still love
it. Well, you raised the bar. Thanks. I think your
passion for the art of magic is incredible.BRIAN
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