Showing posts with label James Jordan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label James Jordan. Show all posts

28 May 2020

World Buskers United: May 30 - 31

World Buskers United are at it again and will be doing another 24 hours online buskerfest!

Canadian participants include:

Learn more at World Buskers United.

22 April 2020

World Buskers United

Updated April 25th to add:
  •  Eric Woolfe is also participating (Buster Canfield and his Circus), as is Canadian comedy juggler Mike Wood

Updated April 23rd to add:
  • Lukas Stark is directing the initiative and will be performing mind reading at 5pm EST.

Calgary's James Jordan will be joining in on Saturday at 8pm (MST) and 9pm (MST).

From NOW Toronto:
Apr 25, 2020 8:00 AM to Apr 26, 2020 8:00 AM

An online global busker festival for the times. 24 hours of live performances from all over the world streamed into the homes of thousands. Watch 60 world-class performers show the world some love with an array of amazing talents, in situations you won’t believe — performing from wherever they happen to be while practising safe social distancing. Starts on April 25 at 8 am ET. Donations appreciated.

15 January 2018

Calgary: Make Magic

From the Make Magic with James Jordan Facebook page:
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James has been receiving praise and applause from Festivals, Cabaret Theatres, Bars, Corporate Parties and yes Kids Birthday Parties all over the world. It does not matter where he is, his act is sure to please.

His life has been spent developing a unique blend of comedy, magic, music and juggling.

Come see him as his astonishes and astounds at Madisons

18 July 2016

Calgary: James Jordan Vaudevillian

 July 29 to Aug.6

From the Calgary Fringe:
WINNER {Spirit of the Fringe} Vancouver Fringe
Amazing vaudeville comedy variety show with original magic, skilled juggling and royalty-free music.

“You definitely will laugh and cheer” Valerie Ostara, Vancouver, Plank Magazine

“humorous, lighthearted and fast-paced” Andrea Hill, The Starphoenix

“Vaudevillian is a fast-paced firecracker” Michael Hingston, Edmonton Journal

Genre: Comedy / Spoken Word / Cabaret / Vaudeville
Rating: Especially for Young People (All Ages 5+, Audience Participation, For/By Children, Solo Performance,

Read more and buy tickets.

16 September 2015

The 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival

Late to the game in reminding you that there's magic at the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Calgary's James Jordan,  London's Keith Brown, and Vancouver's Travis Bernhardt all have shows in the festival this year.

Check out the Vancouver Fringe website for more details or to buy tickets.

[With thanks to The Magic Demon for the information.]

01 January 2015

Happy 2015!

Wishing you and yours a year filled with awe and wonder!

And now, a musical interlude from James Jordan's Twitter feed:

23 September 2014

Review: Magic, comedy and Vaudeville

This past Saturday afternoon, I was privileged to spend an afternoon with my kids and wife watching two great magician entertainers, James Jordan and Ryan Pilling. My kids are still talking about it!

Prior to the show, my daughter was arguing profusely that “magic is not real!” After the show she kept asking me “Why didn’t you tell me that magic was real?!”

Although the show wasn’t packed — 82 people total —  it should have been. It seems there are a lot of Revelstokians and their children who missed out on a very memorable show. Those who were there had a blast!

Read more.

05 September 2014

Review: James Jordan's Vaudevillian

From The Marble:
James Jordan has Vaudeville in his veins, and what he puts together is a magical, humorous, and enjoyable spectacle for the whole family.

Jordan stars in Vaudevillian, a show featuring original magic tricks, some inspired by the notes of his real life great-grandfather who himself was a magician in the days of Vaudeville. Jordan begins the show with some simple tricks with his hat, then slowly ramps things up with new twists on classic tricks, and even the world’s most dangerous card trick to top it all off.

Read more.

05 August 2014

James Jordan on Global News

From Global News:

17 February 2014

27 February 2013

The Garden Variety Show in the Calgary Herald

From the Calgary Herald:
Five Facts About The Garden Variety Show
But Can You Do This? Founded by local vaudevillian James Jordan, the monthly Garden Variety Show is always the same—and always different: Jordan and his co-host Ryan Pilling kick off each show with a new magic trick (Jordan) and original song accompanied by banjo (Pilling), followed by a fresh cast of guests every month, including jugglers and local singer-songwriters.

Read more.
You can catch the next Garden Variety Show on February the 28th.

06 July 2012

A question of insurance

James Jordan is looking for an insurance carrier that covers magicians. 

Does anyone out there have some advice for James?

21 April 2012

Calgary: Garden Variety Show

From the Garden Variety Show newsletter:
April 26, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Past the halfway point and entering the home stretch, the Garden Variety Show has almost finished their third season.  Spectacular juggling, mind blowing magic and illusions, and some of the best stand up comedians in Canada.  Every show seems to be better than the last, leaving every audience member with something wonderful to try and describe the next day at work.

This month on the Garden Variety Show, magician and expert balloon sculptor TD Sparks will be premiering a brand new magic effect, never before seen in Calgary.  YoYo master Song Yao will amaze and astound, along with our juggler Jeff Olynek. As usual we feature a local singer song writer every month, this month Kaley Kinjo bass player for the Plaid Tounged Devils and so many other popular Calgarian bands will present us with his unique solo project.

Read more.

If that wasn't enough talent, the show's hosted by magicians James Jordan and Ryan Pilling!

30 April 2011

James Jordan interview at Fast Forward Weekly

James Jordan talks about The Garden Variety Show, discusses magical mishaps and answers the question "Now that carnivals aren’t as popular, what does the future hold for magicians?" in the Fast Forward Weekly article "James Jordan, Magician and host of The Garden Variety Show."

[h/t: @GVS_varietyshow]

27 February 2011

Rounding the Western rings in March

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- James Jordan lecture
- Brush With Death
- Chad Long lecture
- Jr. Magic Club
- Garden Variety Show with Yeats Wong and Gwyn Auger
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- N/A
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- Executive meeting
- Past Presidents and One Trick Night
- Local SAM 95 lecture by Jason England
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle) - Tony Award competition
- Teach a Trick: Colin Holt 

Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

13 February 2011

Calgary: The Garden Variety Show

Tip of the hat again to The Magician's Assistant for letting me know about Calgary's Garden Variety Show.  The vaudeville variety review takes place the last Thursday of every month and is hosted by comedy magician, James Jordan.  It features a cast of local and international variety performers: magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, comedians and musicians who create an experience of vaudeville and late night chat.

The line up for this month's show includes magician and balloon sculptor TD Sparks.

Thanks again Gwyn!