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*[[Wrap It Up]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in [[100% Sankey]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1990)
 
*[[Wrap It Up]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in [[100% Sankey]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1990)
 
*[[XL]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[XL]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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== DVDs by Jay Sankey ==
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*[[45]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[22 Blows To The Head]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Amazing Magic and Mentalism Anyone Can Do! Volume 1]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Amazing Magic and Mentalism Anyone Can Do! Volume 2]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Anytime Anywhere]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Create Your Own Magic]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Firestarters]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Front Row Sankey]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Hemispheres]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Hundred Dollar Miracles]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[International Collection]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[No Card Tricks!]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Real Work on Restaurants and Bars]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Revolutionary Card Magic]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Revolutionary Coin Magic]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Revolutionary Coin Magic 2.0]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Sankey's Greatest Hits]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Sankey Live!]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Sankey's Secret Files]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Sleight of Hand Secrets with Cards]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Sleight of Hand Secrets with Coins]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Supernatural]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[The Art of Sleight of Hand]], with [[Richard Sanders]], [[Mike Skutt]], [[Jason Maloney]], [[David Peck]], [[Wij]], [[Allan Nackan]], [[Colin Bartlett]] and [[Ray Chance]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[The Sankey/Sanders Sessions, Volume 1]], with [[Richard Sanders]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[The Sankey/Sanders Sessions, Volume 2]], with [[Richard Sanders]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[The Sankey/Skutt Sessions]], with [[Mike Skutt]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[The Very Best of Jay Sankey, Volume 1]] ([[L & L Publishing]])
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*[[The Very Best of Jay Sankey, Volume 2]] ([[L & L Publishing]])
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*[[The Very Best of Jay Sankey, Volume 3]] ([[L & L Publishing]])
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*[[Underground Jam]], with [[Joe Diamond]], [[Eric Leclerc]] and [[Jeff Stone]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
  
 
== Lecture Notes Tricks by Jay Sankey (1982 to Present) ==
 
== Lecture Notes Tricks by Jay Sankey (1982 to Present) ==

Revision as of 23:03, 30 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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Books by and/or About Jay Sankey

Books to Which Jay Sankey Has Contributed

Marketed Tricks by Jay Sankey

DVDs by Jay Sankey

Lecture Notes Tricks by Jay Sankey (1982 to Present)

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