Magician Sydney

With a father (Pat Jarvis) who represented Australia in Rugby League, one would expect Jackson to pursue a life of sport, but destiny had a different path in store for him. At the age of twelve, Jackson’s calling began to manifest when his mother bought him a deck of cards, which saw his teenage years spent mastering the art of magic and a new genre in magic – cardistry.

Jackson’s speed, skill, and ability to perform magic moves such as the Upside-down Card Spring, the Lightning Spinner, Endless Card Productions, Blindfolded Arm-spread Catches, Sybil and the Infinity Change gained him instant recognition from the magic industry, who referred to him as the Master of Cards.

MW Magazine described Jackson as “supremely talented”, and the prestigious magic Magazine VANISH USA described Jackson’s performance as “a stunning choreography of cards constructed with all the fantasy and emotion inherent of a poet.” But his skill in magic also includes mind reading, roving magic, cabaret and Illusions, making him well sought-out in the corporate market, and his list of clients include Myer, Telstra, Australian Turf Club, Marriott Hotels, The Four Seasons Hotel, Peppers Resort, Event Cinemas, British American Tobacco, Thredbo Resort, Merivale and Mercure to name a but a few.

Jackson’s unique talents in cardistry have made him a social media sensation with over 50,000 followers across Instagram and Facebook, garnering an invitation to judge 2015 International Cardistry Open Tournament. He also holds the unofficial world record for “The most one handed Charlier cuts in one minute”, cutting a deck of cards with one hand eighty-six times. Jackson’s finesse and manual dexterity also saw Jackson appear in three commercials using movie magic for Chartered Accountants, ANZ and Xero (watch the magic here). Jackson also caught the attention of International magician Dynamo who on his recent visit to Australian spent time with Jackson on cardistry moves and worked together on the 2DAY FM promotion of Dynamo’s 2016 tour of Australia.

For three years Jackson was the resident magician at The Star Casino Sydney, headlining The Star Awards and frequenting The Star Casino VIP events (The Star Library, Marquee), seeing him entertain 2016 Eurovision Grand Finalist Dami Im in her private limousine and after party.

Jackson’s talents in both magic and cardistry have also caught the eye of marketing & PR companies, music producers and television producers. He was recently featured on Channel Seven’s Disney (alongside actor Jackson Gallagher – Home and Away), on Channel Ten’s Toasted TV, on Channel Seven’s The Morning Show (for the French World Festival) and as a feature in Johnny Ruffo’s “She Got That O” music video playing the card mechanic / Dealer.

Magic Jackson says, shuffling a deck of cards in one hand, “… is my way of showing audiences the hidden beauty in life.”