Jeff Kempton Magic

Chicopee, MA

Get up to five quotes from pros like Jeff Kempton Magic within hours. Get Quotes

About this pro

How does your business stand out?

My work stands out because I am very good at what I do. I make great connections and lasting memories. I often do street magic in Northampton MA. From time to time I get people coming up to me telling me about something I showed them years ago. Those are great moments. To be remembered like that is such an honor. Doing street magic is a great way to hone your skills and be a testing ground for new tricks, as well as an immense amount of practice time. I try to be very easy to work with. After all, who wants to work with a headache, right? My work ethic is very strong. If I were to hire someone to entertain at one of my events, I would expect certain things out of them. To be good at what they do, to be entertaining, and to be worth what I paid, just to name a few. I do my best to give you everything that I would expect, and more. And that is why my work stands out. There is a reason 99% of my reviews are 5 star.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

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. I love bringing back that sense of wonder to the audience. I do street magic in Northampton, MA. I love doing street magic for a few reasons. A couple of them are when someone comes up to me and mentions a trick I showed them years back, in full detail. Another great one is when someone told 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. Doing "tricks" is only part of being a magician. The greater part, and the real magic, is in connecting with people and making memories.
{[{ questions.text }]}

Location

Chicopee, MA 01013

Years in business

11

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

59

Reviews

24 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Jun 22, 2017
  • Sonja M. May 22, 2017
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jeff communicated very well prior to the party as I booked him on short notice. He arrived on time was very professional and truly engaged the audience. We had a tough crowd of skeptical 3-6 year olds that commented on everything and Jeff handled it smoothly. Histricks were age appropriate and everyone in the audience got a turn including a nice touching moment with my daughter & I. The super cute balloon animals were the icing on the cake! Thanks Jeff!
  • Dena S. Jan 2, 2017
    Magician
    Verified Review
    seniors & magic
    Excellent show; kept seniors enthralled for 90 minutes of magic; interesting combination of tricks; would definitely rehire
  • Sean H. Nov 16, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    SCHOOL EVENT
    CLOSE UP MAGIC, EVERYTHING WAS GREAT
  • Melissa W. Nov 1, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Great Addition to our Costume Party!
    We had a Halloween Costume Party with over 50 adults and children. Jeff did a wonderful job entertaining a variety of people as he strolled through the party and then gathered a large crowd for a show. Thanks Jeff for making our party unique and bringing some Halloween magic to our event.
  • Anna R. May 18, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
  • Andrea R. Apr 7, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jeff was a very good magician - the kids and adults alike were impressed with his tricks and skills! There were 23 kids at our party, ranging in age from 3 to 9 and they were all engaged with Jeff's show from the moment it began until the end. He was funny and handled the crowd well, even the occasional child blurting out comments about what he was doing. He was professional and courteous. He stayed a little after to make balloon animals as well and that was a nice added bonus. Overall, 5 star rating and I would recommend him to anyone.
  • Dundi T. Mar 20, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Thanks Jeff for a great show . Kids thoroughly enjoyed it .
  • Donna S. Oct 10, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Great timw! Thanks for making our party entertaining!
  • Sneha S. Jul 19, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
  • Rushika C. Jun 29, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    He did a great job doing magic for a group of 4-8 yr olds. He was on time, entertaining for the kids and adults and everyone had fun. He even did balloon animals for us and stayed well after his expected time to show us more tricks and show my son, who is interested in magic, some of his tricks and secrets. I would highly recommend him!
  • Natasha J. Jun 22, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jeff was outstanding. We used him for a church banquet. It is great for all ages. I would for sure think of him for my next family event.
  • Katie P. Apr 5, 2015
    Comedy Entertainment
    Verified Review
    I hired Jeff for my husbands 30th birthday party and couldn't have been more pleased with the performance. He adjusted so well to the rowdy bunch and the magic was great. Two thumbs up!
  • Allison S. Mar 19, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jeff was GREAT! My husband is still talking about it a week later. He did a mix of children and adult magic. Would definitely recommend him.
  • Tanairi V. Mar 8, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    He was absolutely great! Loved his show. Not only did the children enjoyed it but the adults did as well. Very personable person. I would most definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a magician. My favorite event in my party by far.
  • Jacque W. Aug 3, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Jonathan M. Mar 28, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Excellent performace. Very professional and the kids ages 8-12 and adults loved his show.
  • Allison C. Oct 26, 2013
    Magician
    Verified Review
    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
  • Rick P. Jun 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!
  • Justin S. Jun 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. Jun 29, 2013

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

  • Jay P. Nov 12, 2012
    Magician
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Adreana D. Sep 25, 2012
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jeff had a great line up of new and exciting illusions. The kids really enjoyed him.
  • Casie T. May 10, 2012
    Amazing magician, reasonable, personable..kids and adults love him!
  • Danielle S. Nov 20, 2011
    Verified Review
    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.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Generally my pricing is $200 for an hour or so. If you would like two hours, then it's only $100 more for that second hour. I'm already there, and don't have to set anything up. Less work, so I charge less. If you wish for me to travel more then 45 minutes from my area I add $50 to the price for travel and gas. The price goes up $50 with every extra 45 minutes of travel. I am willing to travel anywhere you need me.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Typically, we exchange phone numbers. I find out their exact needs. I ask for a deposit. Then we go forward accordingly.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
There are many books, DVDs and downloads for magic. There are also magic shops. If there isn't a local one, you can find them online. One thing a lot of people don't realize, learning magic can be expensive. The average cost of a magic DVD is $35. Magic props cost anywhere from $5 for small items up to thousands of dollars. Typically a good prop, for what I do, costs $50 to $250. And that cost is for 2 to 6 minutes worth of entertainment each.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've been in love with magic my whole life. I believe it started when someone pulled a quarter out of my ear as a child. As a child, I would take out magic books from the library. I learned what I could from them. Then, as I became an adult, I got busy with life. Then at 34 I had the opportunity to chase my dream and become a magician.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I do all kinds of events. I've performed at festivals, a chili cook off, countless parties, corporate events, wedding receptions, celebrations, campgrounds, bars and more. At the moment I perform magic once a month at two bars. The Still bar and grill in Agawam MA and The Root Cellar in Greenfield MA.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I'm proud of all the jobs I do.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Always check reviews. Thumbtack does a great job with reviews. You see all of them, good and bad, unedited. Thumbtack doesn't give the provider an option to edit the reviews. They are posted and kept just as you put it. Do online searches about the provider, if you feel the need. This gives you further insight into their work. When spending money, you always want to make sure it's spent well.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Is the entertainer worth the money, or just over priced? Are they reliable? How are their reviews?