Jay Sankey

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*[[3 Ring Circus]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[3 Ring Circus]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[About Face]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[About Face]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
*[[Airtight]] (originally published in [[Richard's Almanac]], November, 1983, then reprinted in [[Sankey Panky]], Kaufman, 1986)
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*[[Airtight]] (originally published in [[Richard's Almanac]], November, 1983, then reprinted in [[Sankey Panky]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1986)
 
*[[Astral Projection]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Astral Projection]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
*[[Big Finish, The]] (with Paul Richards) ([[Elmwood Magic]])
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*[[Bigger Finish, The]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Bigger Finish, The]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
*[[Billusion]] ([[Elmwood Magic]]) (originally published as "The Four-Dimensional Coin" in [[Sankey Panky]], Kaufman, 1986)
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*[[Billusion]] ([[Elmwood Magic]]) (originally published as "The Four-Dimensional Coin" in [[Sankey Panky]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1986)
*[[Cardboard Contortionists]] ([[Elmwood Magic]]) (originally published in [[Sankey Panky]], Kaufman, 1986)
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*[[Cardboard Contortionists]] ([[Elmwood Magic]]) (originally published in [[Sankey Panky]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1986)
 
*[[Chain Reaction]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Chain Reaction]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Coin Collector]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Coin Collector]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Compact Compass]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Compact Compass]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
*[[Dough]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in [[100% Sankey]], Kaufman, 1990)
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*[[Dough]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in [[100% Sankey]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1990)
 
*[[Earplugs]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Earplugs]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Final Fusion]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Final Fusion]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Key Deposit]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Key Deposit]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Killer Key]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Killer Key]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
*[[Leaving Home]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in the June 1999 issue of [[Genii Magazine]], then later in [[Sankey Unleashed]], Racherbaumer, 2004)
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*[[Leaving Home]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in the June 1999 issue of [[Genii Magazine]], then later in [[Sankey Unleashed]], [[Jon Racherbaumer|Racherbaumer]], 2004)
 
*[[Lightning Bolt]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Lightning Bolt]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Measle Deck]] ([[Hampton Ridge]])
 
*[[Measle Deck]] ([[Hampton Ridge]])
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*[[Mercuring]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Moving Violation]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Moving Violation]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
*[[Nailed]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Nailed!]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[One Car Garage]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[One Car Garage]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
*[[Paper-Clipped]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published as "# * @ !" in [[100% Sankey]], Kaufman, 1990)
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*[[Paper-Clipped]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published as "# * @ !" in [[100% Sankey]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1990)
 
*[[Public Transit]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Public Transit]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Prediction Impossible]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Single Ambition]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Single Ambition]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Snowstorm]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Snowstorm]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
*[[Spookey]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in [[100% Sankey]], Kaufman, 1990)
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*[[Spookey]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in [[100% Sankey]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1990)
 
*[[Target Practice]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Target Practice]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Ultimate Bill Switch Kit]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Ultimate Bill Switch Kit]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
*[[Wrap It Up]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in [[100% Sankey]], Kaufman, 1990)
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*[[Wrap It Up]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in [[100% Sankey]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1990)
 
*[[XL]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[XL]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
  

Revision as of 15:44, 28 November 2007

Jay Sankey

Jay (né Jonathan) Sankey was born in 1963 in Montreal, Canada, and moved to Toronto with his family (mother, father, brother Christopher and sister Gretchen) soon after. He began exploring magic at the age of 14 and, during his "formative" years, was educated in the performing side of the art through children’s shows, restaurant magic, and walkaround corporate events.

At the age of 19, Sankey sent an introductory letter and videotape to Richard Kaufman featuring some of his original ideas (including his now seminal coin sleight, “HPC-CPH”), which resulted in a double one-man issue of Richard’s Almanac (Issue 5/6, January-February, 1983). The contents generated buzz among magic’s cognoscenti, and before long, Sankey was invited to perform and/or lecture at prestigious gatherings such as Fechter’s Finger Flicking Frolic, Close Encounters, and The New York Magic Symposium. In addition, he began writing a series of columns on magic theory for The Magic Manuscript.

In 1986, Sankey Panky was published, the first of two large collections of Sankey’s magic written by Richard Kaufman (the second, 100% Sankey, came out in 1990). Material for a third book had also been collected by Kaufman, but was eventually transferred to Gabe Fajuri, written up by Jon Racherbaumer, illustrated by Earle Oakes, and published by Squash Publishing in 2004 as Sankey Unleashed.

In 1990, Sankey began experimenting with stand-up comedy, a parallel career that quickly took root, forcing him to divert much of his creative energy from magic. The investment resulted in a one-man special for CBC as part of their Comics! series, a one-man special for Bravo based on his Fringe Festival show, Contents Under Pressure, and a CD on the Attic label called Odd Little Man. In addition, Sankey wrote a benchmark book called Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy, described on the back cover as, “an insider’s look that explains stand-up from the ground up.” The book, published by Routledge in New York, quickly sold out of its first printing, and two years later was joined by a sequel - Zen and the Art of the Monologue (Routledge, 2000).

Jay Sankey & Bridget Hall Co-Host "Spellz"

At the start of the new millennium, Sankey turned his attention back to magic and released a handful of tricks through Hampton Ridge (e.g., Measle Deck), then Elmwood Magic (e.g., The Big Finish, One Car Garage, Chain Reaction) before forming a company, Sankey Magic, dedicated to manufacturing and distributing his own creations. More recently, he co-developed (with magician David Peck) and began co-hosting (with actress Bridget Hall) a television series called Spellz, devoted to teaching children about the art of magic. The series is going into its third season and airs exclusively on a regional Canadian network, TV Ontario. Seasons I and II are now available on DVD.

Sankey also recently contributed material to Criss Angel: Mindfreak, and is currently a columnist for M.U.M. magazine.

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