Jay Alexander

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Jay Alexander (born April 10, 1968) is an American magician and comic known as one of the top corporate and society entertainers in the country. He has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America and MTV. He is a favorite on many local morning shows.

The San Francisco Chronicle noted, "One of the highest-paid, and busiest, performers on the Bay Area corporate circuit is magician Jay Alexander, 31, who charges as much as $20,000 for a 90-minute show that includes all manner of tricks, lots of laughs and a 10-piece big band."[1]

Alexander creates customized shows for Fortune 500 companies and is a consultant and co-author of many magic books. Alexander is also the host of Learn the Art of Magic, a tell-all CD-ROM, that introduces 26 different magic tricks.[2] At the age of fourteen, he became the youngest recipient of the Society of American Magicians' Gold Medal of Honor.

His clients include Robin Williams, Steve Wozniak and the Rolling Stones.[citation needed]

Early Years Jay Alexander was born in Houston, Texas. He is the great grandson of the legendary vaudeville performer, Gentleman Ben Darwin. As a child, Jay found a trunk in his grandparents attic filled with magic and escapes. His interest in magic took off from there. His grandfather, Joseph Pfeffer is a prominent Holocaust artist and poet. At the age of fourteen Jay was honored to be the youngest recipient of the Society of American Magicians Gold Medal of Honor. He attended Westbury High School then the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX. After High School, Jay moved to San Francisco to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, perform, and be part of the thriving art/music scene of the Haight Ashbury. [3] [4]


  1. ^ Lazarus, David (December 4, 1999). Corporate Entertainers - The New Vaudeville Circuit. San Francisco Chronicle
  2. ^ Barnabel, Josh (August 4, 1996). Nothing Up My Sleeve! The Magic of Teaching. New York Times
  3. ^ JayAlexander.com
  4. ^ Newton, Dick (May, 2009). Swinging Success in San Francisco Magic Magazine

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