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MAGICIAN

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"Magic is everywhere... Look for it !"

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SHOW

THE SHOWS

Andar the Sorcerer is a professional entertainment magician
based in California's Bay Area. Below are some of the different types of shows
Andar performs. He can also custom tailor a show to suit your specific needs. 

KIDS' MAGICAL PARTY

Your child can be the Magician's Apprentice and co-star in the show! Many magic effects with audience participation are part of this fun show tailored especially
for children.

ILLUSIONS

A highly entertaining one man illusion show designed for any occasion. This type of show guarantees to astound audiences of all ages combining visual magic with audience participation. 

CLOSE-UP MAGIC

Enjoy close-up magic designed to entertain your guests in small groups seated at their tables. A great way to spend your evening with a professional magician in a close setting.

MIND READING

Using various mental skills such as  extrasensory perception,  clairvoyance, telepathy and telekinesis, Andar can provide magical demonstrations that are sure to astound and delight. 

COMEDY

Included within most shows are silly antics, puns, gags and a few embarrassing moments. Of course this involves audience participation.

SPECIAL FX

Included within some shows (depending on the venue) are stunning special effects. Without giving away all the secrets, you may see fire, water, confetti, streamers, mini pyrotechnics, lasers, projections, smoke, or fog.

BIO
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WHO IS ?

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Andy Jackson is a native of Santa Cruz, California. He first studied magic at six years old, showing various tricks to his family and friends. He soon began designing and constructing his own effects and props and performed complete shows while known as "The Great Whodunit"
 

He and a close neighbor friend invented the world's first Sidewalk Magic Show (similar to a lemonade stand) which drivers and pedestrians would stop by and pay .50₵ to see a few tricks.

He further honed his skills reading books by the master magicians and watching magic videos. In college, he studied Theatre Arts and showmanship, including: acting, improv, choir, dance, makeup, costuming, props, set design, lighting, audio. 

Andy worked at a magic and novelty store in Mountain View, Ca. where he would demonstrate each of the magic effects for customers.

In 2001, he started a professional magic career performing for 100 kids and counselors at a summer camp in Soquel, Ca. "Andar the Sorcerer" was created, adapted from his name. He expanded to perform shows throughout the Bay Area and entertained people of all ages.

In January 2014, he produced, directed, and starred in his own public 2-hour stage magic show titled, An Evening of Magic and Illusion, which ran for three weeks. His magical assistant was Olivia Hallie-Lehrman, an acrobat from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. 
 

Andy was Vice President of The Coastal Magicians Club of Santa Cruz County from 2014-2016. 

 

In 2015 and 2024, he auditioned for America's Got Talent.
 

To date, Andy has performed hundreds of shows statewide and has invented
12 original magic effects. Andar The Sorcerer performs magic regularly for your special parties and events.

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Andy's first appearance as Andar The Sorcerer in 2001. 

Although Andy Jackson is a real, living person and professional Magician,
the character he portrays, "Andar The Sorcerer" has an interesting story to tell. 

GALLERY

WHAT CLIENTS
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TRAVINA TORRES, HAPPY HOLLOW PARK & ZOO

"We recently had the pleasure of booking Andar the Sorcerer for a special event at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, and the experience was nothing but magical! Andar's performance not only brought enchantment to the stage but also created an atmosphere of wonder and unforgettable moments for families inside the park. I couldn't help but overhear the delighted gasps and excitement from our guests, with numerous 'ooo' and 'ahh' moments. It was evident that Andar had successfully created an atmosphere of pure enchantment for children in the audience.

Equally impressive was Andar's interactive approach with the audience. Actively engaging with our guests, Andar brought special volunteers to the stage, adding an extra layer of excitement and making the event even more memorable. The connection established with the audience created an inviting atmosphere, turning the performance into a shared experience for both children and adults.

If you're looking to add a touch of magic and fun to your event, Andar the Sorcerer is the option for you."

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Events

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Andar the Sorcerer is booked regularly for a variety of public performances.  Some of these are ticketed shows while others are free. Here are a few of the venues and public spaces Andar has showcased his magic. Future scheduled magic shows will also be displayed here. 

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose

Cocoanut Grove Ballroom in Santa Cruz

Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey

Pacific Cultural Center in Santa Cruz

St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco

Hilton Hotel in Sacramento

Shared Adventures Day on the Beach

Cowell's Beach in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire

San Juan Oaks Golf Course in Hollister

San Jose Convention Center

Severino's Restaurant in Aptos

Bombay Garden Restaurant in Newark

Shared Adventures 8th Annual Day in the Sky
Watsonville Airport

Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos

Eagle Ridge Golf Course Clubhouse in Gilroy

Newark Public Library

Monterey Pines Clubhouse in Monterey

Shoup Park in Los Altos

Ridgemark Golf Course in Hollister

Harvest Festival and Carnival in Ben Lomond

Round Table Pizza in Watsonville

DeLaveaga Park in Santa Cruz

Cops Care Cancer Foundation Fantasy Flight
Juniper Networks Aspiration Dome in Sunnyvale

Santa Cruz Public Libraries :
- Downtown, Branciforte, Boulder Creek

MAH, GLOW Festival of Fire and Light
Abbott Square in Santa Cruz

Dave and Buster's in Milpitas

Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Pleasanton

Children's Center of San Lorenzo Valley

Highlands Park in Ben Lomond

New Brighton State Beach in Aptos

Gianni's Pizza in Monterey

Redwood Heights Recreation Center in Oakland

3rd Annual Rejuvenation Festival

San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz

Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose

Fall Festival at Corralitos Community Center

Fremont Public Library

Chandni Restaurant in Newark

India Community Center in Milpitas

Ocean View Park in Santa Cruz

Watsonville Public Library

Porter Youth Center in Seaside

Beach Flats Community Center in Santa Cruz

Ramsay Park Family Center in Watsonville

Los Altos Youth Center

Boulder Creek Festival

PG&E Camp DelMonte in Seaside

Sakoon Restaurant in Mountain View

Bay View Hotel in Aptos

Folsom Lake Park in Folsom

Peter D. Gill Memorial Park in Milpitas

Castro Valley Community Park

Colonial Manor Clubhouse in San Jose

Mesa Village Park in Watsonville

Round Table Pizza in Castroville

Easter Seals Camp Harmon in Boulder Creek

Hartnell Park in Salinas

Anna Jean Cummings Park in Soquel

Bruno's BBQ Restaurant in Scotts Valley

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