Bay Area Magician and Juggler – James Chan

James Chan is truly one of the best birthday party entertainers in the Bay Area. His talent is only surpassed by his effervescent personality.  Starting at the age of four he started juggling three balls. At the age of 5, he started performing professionally with mom and dad. Now at only eleven years old, he now averages over 100 shows per year! He consistently garners raving reviews from all his clients. He's learned to balance school, family time, and being a ‘kid’ with a passionate commitment to perfecting his craft.

For James, a typical day includes several hours of practicing and rehearsing, under the watchful direction of his dad, Master Magician, Dan Chan. James Chan has also trained at the San Francisco Circus Center! He's been coached by many world-class magicians and jugglers and most recently was the recipient of a MagiFest scholarship! Performing regularly at local functions, libraries, grand openings, festivals, and even high profile corporate events in Silicon Valley has allowed this young magician to slowly build a reputation for being one of the top family entertainers in the Bay Area.

The ultimate birthday party entertainer!

If you are looking for the perfect kid's show, consider James Chan. Together, you’ll have the ultimate birthday party package with magic, iPhone magic, Chinese yo-yo, and juggling. His show is perfect for not just kids but will even fool the adults. Yes. Seriously he will fool the adults! These are the same signature routine his dad performs. Typically he’ll do a minimum of 15-minute show on stage consisting of magic and juggling followed by his signature world-class walk-around magic!

Prepare to be amazed!

James Chan’s performances always include an ensemble of astonishing trick routines and juggling feats that will amaze and delight audiences of all ages. Using pure sleight of hand, he performs a 3 shell game, the 3 card monte, spectacular rubber band tricks, and a magnificent math routine-he’ll even dazzle you by memorizing the order of a shuffled deck playing cards.

Showcasing his dexterous skills, James springs cards from hand to hand, cuts a deck of playing cards with one hand and performs other difficult feats that will leave you wondering…’how in the world did he do that?’ Prepare yourself to be both in-awe and inspired as James juggles 3, 4 and 5 balls. Your eyes will become transfixed as he passes 5, 6 and 7 balls with his dad or as a signed card unexpectedly jumps across the room into his mouth!!

For larger, evening events, this charismatic young entertainer will happily greet your guests while juggling light up objects for a memorable arrival to your event. Most recently he has added magic bingo, fire juggling, and pick-pocketing to his repertoire as well. And, to top it all off, he may even climb into a 6 foot tall by 6-foot wide balloon for a grand finale worthy of a seasoned professional!

The ultimate value in entertainment for larger venues!

If you are looking for cost-effective entertainment that will leave a lasting impression on your guests- of any age, James Chan is the perfect choice for your next corporate event, family festival or grand opening.

* At approximately the same cost per hour of hiring a balloon twister or face-painter, James will maximize the value of each dollar spent. * Typically face-painters and balloon twister can impact 15-25 guests per hour. However, as a juggler and magician on the move, James is highly visible and is capable of entertaining literally hundreds of guests in an hour. He gathers a crowd with highly visible juggling then moves to a short close-up magic show. 15-30 guests can see a close-up show for typically 5 minutes. *He gathers a crowd with highly visible juggling then moves to a short close-up magic show. 15-30 guests can see a close-up show for typically 5 minutes.

* You’ll hire a charming entertainer who performs amazing magical feats while getting the most impact for each dollar spent. * James can also juggle 3 flaming torches. (*additional fees will apply) * Your guests will be so inspired by this young entertainer, they’ll be talking about your event long after the performance is over and everyone has gone home!

” The highlight of the show was definitely Dan’s boy, James. It is that cute father-son act I tell you. He did great in the actual show, especially at the end but I don’t want to ruin the surprise. I still don’t get it and I probably never will. Yay for little James!” Amy H. 9/15/2015 Yelp Review for Bay Area’s Most Popular Dinner Show

“I love watching James on stage.” Jeff Raz, Cirque du Soleil Casting Partner

Want to see more videos?  For more follow James on Facebook by clicking on the icon on the top of this page. See James Chan live at Bay Area Area Dinner Show.

Bay Area Dinner Show

James has performed for 49ers, ASI, Auris Surgical Robotics, birthday parties, Boy Scouts, California Golf Club, Chinese Historical Society, Commodore Cruises, countless libraries , Creekside Church, Diabolo Country Club, DOCOMO Innovations, Drever Family Foundation, Flex, Google, Grand Opening of the Magical Bridge Playground, Holiday Heroes, Hotbed Gala, HP, Ingomar mansion in Eureka, Intel, Men’s Wearhouse, Microsoft, Mill Valley’s Fall Art Festival, Mixbook, Nahma Foundation, Nisum, Oakland Museum of CA, Olympic Club, Oracle’s Family Fun Day, Palo Alto’s May Fete Parade, Redwood Christian Park, Resonate, Rita’s of Fremont and Pleasanton, Roche, Sacramento’s Crocker Museum, Saratoga Country Club, Sonic, Specialized Bicycle, “Take your kids to work days”, the Tech Museum in San Jose, Thumbtack, Twitter, Warriors, the White House’s Chief Data Scientist, Yahoo and the YMCA. In addition, James has been featured on Singtao Daily Newspaper, Silicon Valley Business Journal and supports fundraisers and local causes. (The videos on youtube show a vast repertoire of what James performs. When referencing the videos above be sure to see the date it was published so you can get a feel of the breadth of the styles and how his vast repertoire has evolved over the years.) Still not sure James is right for your next event? James is happy to offer a free no-obligation Facetime consultation to show you a demonstration of what he can offer, in real time.

The perfect solution for family audiences!

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