Jeff Kempton Magic

Jeff Kempton Magic

Springfield, MA

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Bio

Jeff Kempton has always been interested in the art of illusion. Magic grabbed his heart, as with most children, around the age of five. He had an chance to pursue it as a career at the age of 34 and hasn't looked back since.

About Jeff Kempton Magic

hired 23 times on Thumbtack

Jeff Kempton is a magician servicing New England and surrounding areas, and is based in Western MA. The fees are for :45 minutes but will go a full hour at no extra charge if the event participants still want more.

Jeff's shows will bring out the kid and imagination from within for all ages, young and old. Audience participation is a big and important thing throughout the show. During the show there will be plenty of laughs and surprises.

Jeff does many styles of magic with things such as card tricks, little red sponge balls, ropes, money and even a magical coloring book to name a few. His illusions are for all ages from 1-100. If you are looking for a good time at a reasonable price, then he's your man.
He started to pursue a career in magic at the age of 34. Two years later he, with his search for knowledge, decided to learn hypnotherapy. After being certified for over five years in the field, his search for knowledge and adventure brought him to act upon his comedic side and pursue stage hypnosis. If you wish, Jeff can add on part of this show to his magic show for an extra $75 as a package deal.

If you have any questions feel free to ask and he will give you the best answer possible. If you are a retirement community or a place of the like, there is a special price set aside for you. Just ask.

Location

Springfield, MA 01109

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  • 5/5 stars August 3, 2014

    Overall Jeff did a fantastic job! People were entertained. The magic was excellent with lots of humor mixed in. He was on time and stayed around longer than he was scheduled to. He is very personable and everyone enjoyed talking with him.

  • 5/5 stars March 28, 2014

    Excellent performace.
    Very professional and the kids ages 8-12 and adults loved his show.

  • 5/5 stars October 26, 2013

    Jeff performed last night for our adult/child costume party. He came right on time ready to go and performed many different (and impossible to figure out) tricks. The kids LOVED it! He continued with a hypnosis demonstar

  • 5/5 stars June 30, 2013

    I've known Jeff for about 20 years. He's one of a kind. He can play guitar just as good as his magic. I trust him more than anyone I've met. He has a great childlike view of life that's really cool. So when you get him to do a magic show sneek in a guitar and get him to play a song too!

  • 5/5 stars June 29, 2013

    i was walking down the street with my friends and he was handing out cards. next thing you know he ask us if we wanted to see a trick and of course we said yes. so it was the best 10 to 30 of minutes of my life. this man was only doing a couple of tricks and it lasted long. he is friendly funny and good with kids . i should know becuz im one.

    Jeff K. from Jeff Kempton Magic replied to this review on June 29, 2013:

    It was my pleasure to make your day. And sometimes they say teenagers are the hardest to perform for. Lol

  • 5/5 stars November 12, 2012

    Jeff was very professional, It was no problem when we had to reschedule our event due to the storm. The show was great both kids and adults loved it. I would hire him again.

  • 4/5 stars September 25, 2012

    Jeff had a great line up of new and exciting illusions. The kids really enjoyed him.

  • 5/5 stars May 10, 2012

    Amazing magician, reasonable, personable..kids and adults love him!

  • 5/5 stars November 20, 2011

    Jeff was a very entertaining magician not only for the kids but for the adults as well. He made the kids part of his act which they really enjoyed.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. The most common types of jobs i get are birthday parties for all ages, young and old. And in the fall retirement communities call on me to do their holiday events, mainly halloween. I love those jobs because you get every age group during those shows. Although, i do all events and occations. I did a chili cook off once. I also do wedding receptions, communioun parties bar and bat mitzfas ,and many more places. I recently began adding music to my show.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. If you are unsure about a magician or other performer, ask for a demonstration. It couldn't hurt. That way you have an idea of what to expect and also know the quality of the performer.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. As a spectator i'd want to know everything. But everyone knows that a magician never tells his secrets. The main thing people ask me is about my rope tricks. I get them every time and they are a crowd favorite

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. My work stands out because i am very good at what i do. Unfortunately there are, from what customers tell me, a lot of people out there who call themselves magicians who are not that good. So this leaves a bad taste in their mouth for the next magician. The customer, if unsure, should ask to meet for a demonstration from the magician.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. What i love about my job is everything. You get to learn things that are not know to the general public. The reactions i get from people while performing is priceless. If the reactions were money i'd be set for life. I love bringing back that sense of wonder to the audience. I love doing street magic for a few reasons. A couple of them are when someone comes up to me and say things like "my son/daughter saw you last year and they still talk about you" and most recently someone said to me "my kids saw you last night. They made me buy some spongeballs and they spent the night and today pretending they were you". Doesn't get much better then that. :-)

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. As with any magician, people ALWAYS ask how I do what I do. I always tell them practice is how I do it.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. There was once upon a time when i went to hospitals to do magic for the kids that were there. So i was doing my little show for them and getting lots of smiles and laughs from both parents and children. After the show one of the parents came up to me and said thank you. And she had told me that thats the first time her child had smiled in three weeks. Just to know that my show had taken her away from a scary place she didnt want to be at to a place of wonderment and joy was awesome. Does it get any better than that?

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I have been in love with sleight of hand and magic for my whole life. I read those corny library books on how to do tricks as a child, but knew not where to learn more. When i was 34 a magic shop opened up in the next town over. So i got some tricks and started from there. They closed down due to not many magician in the area. Thats when i had discovered that i could learn on line and i havent looked back since.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I'm proud of all the jobs I do.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. New magic effects(tricks) are coming out all the time. So i am constantly learning one thing or another. The learning process literally never stops. Thats one thing i love about my job is that it is always evolving in one way or another

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. In the world of illusion, there are new things coming out every month. So much so that it is impossible to keep up with everything out there.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. My most recent project, always, is learning and practicing. I have many dvds to learn from. The dvds range from around $30 up to $100. And that is one reason magicians charge what they do, in my mind. In this field learning isn't cheap.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Save money, go online, and buy dvds.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. I think my greatest strength that comes with my job is that i am very good at interacting with people. I was born to be an entertainer. I always thought i'd be a good actor. Being a magician is a five fold job. You have to be good with people, good with phychology, a good actor, a good comedian and a good magician as well

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. Everything. Always. Never stop improving yourself.

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