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*[[Chain Reaction]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Chain Reaction]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Coin Collector]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Coin Collector]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
*[[Compact Compass]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
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*[[Compact Compass]] ([[Elmwood Magic]]
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*[[Completely Impossible]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Dough]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in [[100% Sankey]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1990)
 
*[[Dough]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in [[100% Sankey]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1990)
 
*[[Earplugs]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Earplugs]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Fine Print, The]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Fine Print, The]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Folding Deck, The]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Folding Deck, The]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
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*[[Hijacked]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Hole Hop]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Hole Hop]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[In a Bind]]
 
*[[In a Bind]]
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*[[Nailed!]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Nailed!]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[One Car Garage]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[One Car Garage]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
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*[[Pandora's Box]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Paper-Clipped]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published as "# * @ !" in [[100% Sankey]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1990)
 
*[[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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*[[Spookey]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in [[100% Sankey]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1990)
 
*[[Spookey]] ([[Sankey Magic]]) (originally published in [[100% Sankey]], [[Richard Kaufman| Kaufman]], 1990)
 
*[[Target Practice]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Target Practice]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[The Disappearance]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Twister]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Twister]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Ultimate Bill Switch Kit]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
 
*[[Ultimate Bill Switch Kit]] ([[Elmwood Magic]])
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== DVDs by Jay Sankey ==
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== DVDs by Jay Sankey (Multiple Routines) ==
  
 
*[[45]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[45]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Anytime Anywhere]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Anytime Anywhere]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Create Your Own Magic]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Create Your Own Magic]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Extremely Ambitious]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Firestarters]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Firestarters]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Front Row Sankey]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Front Row Sankey]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Hundred Dollar Miracles]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Hundred Dollar Miracles]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[International Collection]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[International Collection]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Invisible]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[No Card Tricks!]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[No Card Tricks!]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Real Work on Restaurants and Bars]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Real Work on Restaurants and Bars]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Sleight of Hand Secrets with Cards]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Sleight of Hand Secrets with Cards]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Sleight of Hand Secrets with Coins]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Sleight of Hand Secrets with Coins]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
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*[[Spontaneous Combustion]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Supernatural]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[Supernatural]] ([[Sankey Magic]])
 
*[[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]])
 
*[[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 Night Before]] (with [[David Acer]])
 
*[[The Night Before]] (with [[David Acer]])
  
== Video Links ==
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== Video Links (Magic) ==
  
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEh2BeQRnv0 Jay Performs In a Flash]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEh2BeQRnv0 Jay Performs In a Flash]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfBsDD9JaBk A Segment from Spellz]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfBsDD9JaBk A Segment from Spellz]
 
*[[Jay Sankey]] performs (and sells) his famous [[PaperClipped]] (originally published with an unpronounceable name in [[100% Sankey]])
 
*[[Jay Sankey]] performs (and sells) his famous [[PaperClipped]] (originally published with an unpronounceable name in [[100% Sankey]])
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== Video Links (Comedy) ==
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== Jay Sankey in Genii ==
 
== Jay Sankey in Genii ==

Revision as of 18:05, 6 September 2008

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.

Contents

Books by and/or About Jay Sankey

Books to Which Jay Sankey Has Contributed

Marketed Tricks by Jay Sankey


DVDs by Jay Sankey (Multiple Routines)

Lecture Notes Tricks by Jay Sankey (1982 to Present)

Video Links (Magic)

Video Links (Comedy)

Jay Sankey in Genii

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