There’s magic in the legend of a young man with nothing up his sleeve becoming the greatest close-up magician in the world. It began in Manhattan in 1991 when a sixteen year-old JB selected a random Gramercy Park restaurant and went to work making silver coins appear and flipping cards into a parade for the two biggest freaks in the place – Paulina Porizkova and Ric Ocasek. By the age of twenty-one, JB had performed around the city at corporate gatherings, private dinners, and parties of every kind as word spread that there was magic in the magic.
“I can show up at somebody’s house and have nothing with me,” said JB. “I can borrow a cup. If I went into your kitchen and took a big coffee mug and told you to stare at this thing you’re used to seeing every day, then I lifted a grapefruit out from underneath it, well, people have been known to run out of their houses.”
Native Manhattanite JB Benn is renowned throughout the world as one of the few premiere “close up” magicians. Preferring to let the quality of his craft be its own hallmark, JB has chosen the subtle path of artistry and illusion over flash and hype. Despite his unassuming nature, JB’s great charm, talent and skill have won him a large, loyal and prestigious clientele. Based out of New York, JB constantly travels the world for work and enjoyment. He has journeyed near and far for clients, from as distant as Rajasthan to as local as Brooklyn. JB Benn has starred in multiple TV series based on his talents: “Magic Man,” “Mondo Magic,” “Magic Asia” to name a few.
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