Magician Jackson Aces
Jackson Aces is a magician, cardistry artist and resident magician at The Magicians Cabaret.
With a father (Pat Jarvis) who represented Australia in Rugby League, one would expect Jackson to pursue a life of sport, but destiny had a different path in store for him. At the age of twelve, Jackson’s calling began to manifest when his mother bought him a deck of cards, which saw Jackson’s teenage years spent mastering the art of magic and a new genre in magic called cardistry.
Jackson’s speed, skill, and ability to perform magic moves such as the Upside-down Card Spring, the Lightning Spinner, Endless Card Productions, Blindfolded Arm-spread Catch, Sybil and the Infinite Change gained him instant recognition from the magic industry, who referred to him as the Master of Cards.
Passionate to further his craft, Jackson trained relentlessly at The Magic Academy, obtaining all Certificate Levels including working with Choreographer / Director James Taylor (Royal Ballet of London, Sydney Dance Company), to obtain the TMA Level 7 – Master Magician, along with being decorated with The Platinum Wand Award a record five times.
It wasn’t long before word of a young Sydney magician, quicker than the eye and as graceful as Fred Astaire, reached the ears of James Karp – the renowned Producer of Australia’s acclaimed theatre restaurant venue, The Magician’s Cabaret. An audition was arranged and Jackson was cast as a resident performer in the production La Fortuna: A Magician’s Tale, voted “Top 3 Things To Do In Sydney After Dark” by American celebrity magazine Cliché.
Due to Jackson’s ability to perform the most difficult of all magic – card manipulation (a rarely-seen art form involving advanced sleight of hand techniques with playing cards – moves that in the history of modern day magic only a handful of magicians have mastered and an art form that even Houdini and Copperfield have never perfected) Jackson holds the coveted role of The Magician – a role that features in all productions at The Magicians Cabaret. This has led to Jackson holding the prestigious Magicians Cape for over 400 shows, and has seen him be awarded the Top Hat Award four times.
MW magazine described Jackson as “supremely talented”, and the acclaimed magic Magazine VANISH USA described Jackson’s ability as “a stunning choreography of cards constructed with all the fantasy and emotion inherent of a poet.” But his skill in magic also includes mind reading, roving magic, cabaret and Illusions, making him well sought-out in the corporate market and his list of clients include Myer, Telstra, Australian Turf Club, Marriott Hotels, Lakes Golf Club, Peppers Resort, Event Cinemas, Powerhouse Museum, British American Tobacco and Mercure, to name but a few.
Having successfully performed an illusion three times to his peers with the secret remaining undetected, Jackson received the honour of becoming a member of the Underground “Pura Mente Et Corpore Magum” Group. It was at their annual meeting in 2012 that Jackson was voted in as chief member for his remarkable skill at card magic – a skill that no other magician in Australia can match.
Jackson’s unique talents in cardistry have made him an Instagram sensation with tens of thousands of followers, garnering an invitation to judge the 2015 International Cardistry Open Tournament. He also holds the unofficial world record for “The most one handed Charlier cuts in one minute” with eighty six cuts. Jackson’s finesse and manual dexterity also saw Jackson appearing in three commercials using movie magic for Chartered Accountants, ANZ and Xero, and caught the attention of International magician Dynamo who, on his recent visit to Australia, spent time with Jackson on cardistry moves and they worked together on the 2DAY FM promotion of Dynamo’s 2016 tour of Australia.
For three years Jackson was a resident magician at The Star Casino Sydney (Sky Terrace) and has entertained at The Star Awards and for The Star Casino VIP events (The Star Library, Marquee) one of which was for singer Dami Im in her limousine before her show, and at her after party in The Star Library.
Jackson’s talents in not only magic but in cardistry have also caught the eye of marketing and PR companies, music producers and television producers. He was recently featured on Seven’s Disney (alongside actor Jackson Gallagher – Home and Away), on Channel Ten’s Toasted TV and as a feature in Johnny Ruffo’s “She Got That O” music video, playing the card mechanic / dealer and on Channel Seven’s The Morning Show (for the French World Festival).
2015 saw Jackson’s own Magic Parlour show “An intimate Evening of Magic with Jackson Aces” sell out all twelve shows. 2016 sees the production of Jackson’s new cabaret show “Jackson Aces…Impossibilities” open at The Magicians Cabaret and is contracted to run for three years. Furthermore, Jackson’s rare collection of playing cards will be displayed at the Australian Museum of Magical Arts in 2017.
“Magic” Jackson says, shuffling a deck of cards in one hand, is my way of showing audiences the hidden beauty in life
Sydney Magician Jackson Aces is a roving magician, cardistry artist, cabaret magic and Illusions