New Zealand® is proudly sponsored
by International Entertainment
Sponsored by IBM Ring 160 & Magic New Zealand
Date: Tuesday 26th August
Venue: Raye Freedman Hall, 788 Remuera Rd, Remuera
Lecture fee: $25.00
$5.00 discount for financial IBM 160 members
Contact: Ross Harlick - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (09)521 3327
Sponsored by Palmerston North Magic Circle
Date: Thursday 28th August
Venue: The Club Rooms, Awapuni Community Hall, Newberry St,
Palmerston North (off Ferguson Street West, Palmerston North)
Lecture fee: $25.00
Contact: Peter Thomson - email@example.com
Phone: (06)357 2861
by Hutt Valley Magicians
Date: Sunday the 31st August
Venue: Michael Woolf's home, 277 Horokiwi Road Horokiwi Wellington
Lecture fee: $25.00
Contact: Michael Woolf - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (04)587 0045
Sponsored by The Canterbury Society of Magicians
Date: Monday 1st September
Venue: Shirley Community Centre Hall - Main entrance off Shirley
Lecture fee: Adults - Door sales $30 - Pre-paid $25
Juniors & Students under 18 years: $15
Students 18 and over: $20
Contact: Purchase of tickets please contact Mike Houston on
027 253 8924
Jay will have available his entire line of original effects
and DVDs - many of which are not available anywhere else.
These can be seen on my website at:
All prices will be at lecture special rates - up to 50% off!
These include the world's largest supply of Diamond silks
and a great selection of sponge balls, stars and pips. I now
have 3 sizes of Diamond Silk Fountains - Small - $40, Medium
- $70 and Large - $90
He will also have a number of package deals. These include:
The Cloaking Device Package - Cloaking DVD, 1 Cloaking Device,
Rainbow streamer, winding form and dropper - $40
The FS/2 Package - FS/2 DVD, FS/2 Gimmick, 18" Diamond
Silk, Matching spongeball, winding form and dropper - $50
The Topit Superset - Topit DVD, 2 JSB Topits and 2 Sleeve
Pockets - $75
Chameleon Knots & Silk DVD - $40
Ring and Ribbon DVD plus 2 Rings and Ribbon - $30
Eclipse Package - Eclipse DVD, Eclipse Tip, Total Eclipse
Silks - $40
A Modern Day Merlin
Jay Scott Berry is a modern day Merlin and Renaissance man.
He is an accomplished performer, inventor and teacher of magic.
As such, Jay is recognized the world over as one of the leading
architects of the Artform. For over 20 years, he has traveled
the globe, delighting audiences with a style of illusion that
goes beyond deception, to inspiration. From intimate close-up
magic to spectacular stage illusions, he is one of the few
who have earned the title of magician's magician; a master
in his field.
Magic and Music
Jay is also an noted composer and musician. Among his musical
achievements are four acclaimed instrumental CDs. Initially
creating soundtracks for his own performances, Jay slowly
developed a unique musical style that is as breathtaking and
beautiful as his magic. As one of the highlights of his musical
career, Jay was called upon to create and perform an original
score for the ballet "Angels in Disguise", which
premiered in Vienna.
The early years
Born in 1960, Jay practically grew up in the theater. By the
age of 4, he was already performing in local plays and musicals
in his hometown of Reno, Nevada. His lifelong interest in
magic was sparked when his mother gave him a magic kit when
he was only 5. His talent and love for music also surfaced
early on, in school bands and orchestras, where he played
a number of instruments. These three elements; Magic, Music
and Theater were to provide a crucial early foundation for
his career to come.
A bright young star is recognized
After High School, he moved to Hollywood to pursue a career
in the performing Arts. Within an year, he was being hailed
as one of magic's brightest new stars, and, at 19, was the
youngest magician ever to perform at Hollywood's famed Magic
Castle. Jay's international career took off in the early '80's,
when he first performed in Europe. His unique style of classic
magic with a futuristic flair was an instant success. Since
then, Jay has performed thousands of shows, from Las Vegas
to Monte Carlo, New York to Paris; from the Grand Ballroom
of the Beverly Hilton to the historic Theatre-an-der-Wien
in Vienna. He's been featured on dozens of national, and international
Creating Magic - Seminars and Consulting
As one of the pre-eminent creators of original magic effects,
Jay is in often found traveling the world as a lecturer and
seminar leader. He has collaborated on numerous film, television
and theatrical productions, working alongside the likes of
Walt Disney's Imagineers, Alan Parsons, Anthony Robbins, Muhammed
Ali, Jon Anderson and Jim Stafford. His creative, motivational
style is in constant demand at corporate events and trade
shows. Over the years, Jay's range of clients include Apple,
Nissan, Ford, BASF, AMD, and Capitol Records.
Theatrical Festivals and Productions
With all this experience in theater, it's no surprise that
Jay began producing shows and events. As early as 1985, Jay
wrote and produced his first magical stage play. Currently,
one of his most exciting projects is The Palace of Magic Festival
in Scotland. In August, 2002, the first Festival took place,
and Jay was honoured to be one of the headline performers.
It proved such a success that it was made an annual event,
and Jay became one of the show's producers. Now in it's sixth
year, The Palace of Magic has become one of the largest Magic
festivals in the world.
Pure Magic Lecture
a creator, performer and teacher, Jay Scott Berry is recognized
as one of the Masters of the Art. His impeccable style of
magic has made him a regular performer at the some of the
world's finest hotels and for some of the top global corporations.
His lectures and masterclasses have received rave reviews
and standing ovations worldwide. As a professional speaker,
he is concise and articulate. As a creative force, his unique
and diverse ideas have helped shape the current State-of-the-Art.
"In my entire career, I have never seen anything as convincing.
It was real magic, delivered with precision timing and consummate
skill." - Mark Wilson
Jay has spent over 25 years developing a master system for
powerful visual magic. His practical gimmicks and versatile
methods apply whether you perform close-up or stage magic,
comedy or serious, for children or adults. He challenges pre-conceived
notions of what is actually possible and inspires one to reach
for a higher level of performance. But most of all, what sets
him apart is that the illusions he creates actually look like
real magic! The ultimate impact of the magical experience
is directly relative to the strength of the illusions that
you create. Make no mistake, if it looks like real magic,
it will blow them away! Why settle for less? "The most
Magical Act I've ever seen!" - Dean Dill
Jay will perform and teach many original effects, including:
Diamond Silk Fountain - From empty hands, a 24" silk
appears that instantly becomes a multi-colored silk fountain.
From this, a full, solid wine bottle appears and finally,
a crystal wine glass!
Retrograde - This mind-blowing routine is being hailed
as "The perfect cut and restored effect". A satin
ribbon is cut into 8 pieces and, in an instant, is restored.
This starts clean and ends clean - pure magic!
The Immaculate Transformation - An ordinary spongeball visually
changes into a matching colored silk. One of the most amazing
visual transformations you will ever see.
The Vortex Streamer Production - One of the strongest
silk productions ever devised. Both hands are shown empty.
A hole in space is created with the cupped hand, and a 68"
rainbow streamer is produced!
Chameleon Knots - Two Diamond Silks are tied together
and a knot is tied in each one. With a wave of the hand, the
knots change places. The silks can be freely shown, even close-up.
Another pass and they change back. The silks are untied and
shown again. An absolute stunner!
The Lightning Switch - Widely considered to be the
best bill switch ever. The hands are shown empty and a blank
piece of paper is examined. This is folded and transformed
into a $100 bill. With no false moves, it is handed out and
the hands shown empty again. 100% clean!
The Lightning Switch Finale - Clean, quick and very
visual! An examined $100 bill instantly changes into a larger
$100 silk. A great stand-alone effect or the perfect way to
take your bill switch to the next level.
Foiled Again - A fantastic new coin routine: a simple
piece of tin foil, which can be examined, is shown and then
visually changes into a silver coin. The coin vanishes completely
and then reappears at the fingertips. Finally, it transforms
back into the foil which can, again, be examined.
The JSB Topit System - Jay's original design, psychology
and handling are recognized as the most practical and sure-fire
Topit system ever. The ultimate way to upgrade your magic
to the next level.
true visionary. There are only a handful of magicians who
are masters of the Art. This man is one of them. Do whatever
you have to do to get to one of his lectures or shows."
Anthony Brook, President of the SAM - Portugal
What's that you say? You don't have JSB Topits & Pockets
yet? Well, no worries mate.
Joining the tour is Lisa Richards; professional magician,
costume designer and an expert at installing Topits, Sleeve
Pockets and the all-important Side Pocket Slits. Don't miss
this chance to finally have Topits installed correctly. Just
bring along your jacket or vest and she'll do the rest!
For prices, reservations and more info, please visit: www.sewmagical.com
Pure Magic Lecture is a comprehensive presentation exploring
the Art and Science of mystery, astonishment and pure wonder.
Don't miss it!
Jay Scott Berry