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JC Sum ASIA’S PREMIER ILLUSIONIST

Artist Overview

Based in Singapore, J C Sum is an award-winning international illusionist & designer of original illusions with extensive international experience performing for corporate & special events, luxury cruise liners, theaters, showrooms and television.

His work and celebrity have been recognized by both the regional Asian mainstream media and the international magic trade media.

“Singapore’s Most Famous Magician” ~ The Straits Times
“Asia’s Premier Illusionist” ~ The Star
“Singapore’s Celebrity Magician” ~ TODAY, The New Paper
“A new face of an age-old art form” ~ Channel News Asia
“One of the most celebrated magicians in Asia” ~ Asia One
“Truly one of the world’s top illusion acts” ~ Magicseen Magazine

J C’s original illusion presentations & urban flair have cemented him as one of the most exciting & innovative illusionists in recent times.

More than 120 million people have seen his magic on live shows & television with appearances on 26 programs internationally.

What makes J C unique is that he is the definitive “East meets West” global illusionist. He presents an internationally-appealing illusion show that can be presented effectively in English, Mandarin or Bilingually.

He is highly sought after by international corporations & brands looking to appeal to the Asian/ Chinese market but desire to maintain their international quality & brand.

Career Milestones Include:

• Performed over 3500 shows (1993 to present) in over 34 countries on 4 continents
• Headline Entertainer for International Luxury Cruises in Asia (2012 to present) - Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Princess Cruises
• Performed for Most of the Fortune 500 companies based in Asia
• Star of his own Magic TV Series (2006 - Singapore) and 3D Magic Special (2011 - Singapore/ China)
• Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde (2011/ 2012 - Paris, France)
• La Grande Magia (2012 - Rome, Italy)
• Itte-Q (2012 - Tokyo, Japan)
• Duel Mahakarya Magician (2009 - Jakarta, Indonesia),
• Abracadabra (2012 - Kuwait)
• The Amazing Race Asia & Israel (2009, 2012)
• Masters of Magic (2012 - St-Vincent, Italy)
• South England Magic Convention (2009 - London, England)
• Superstars of Magic 2 (2012 - Genting, Malaysia)
• Singapore River Festival 2009 Closing Act
• Singapore Night Festival 2013 Closing Act

International Awards include:

• Four-time World Magic Record Holder (2009, 2012 & 2013)
• 2013 “Outstanding Achievement & Contribution to Magic”
• 2012 "Patrons of Magic” Award Recipient
• 2012 “Best Stage Magician” About.com Readers Choice Awards
• 2009 "Most Original Illusionist of the Year" Merlin Award Winner
• 2005 "Master of Magic" Award Recipient


Media

J C has been featured in more than 200 media features covering international print, TV, radio and online media. Here is a selection of some of his media features:

• “Those Magic Moments”, Weekender, 1-7 November 2013
• “Mega Stunts”, AboutMagic.com, 10 Sept 2013
•  “Up in the Air”, TODAY, 2 Sept 2013
• “S’pore Duo Stun with Stunts”, The New Paper, 2 Sept 2013
• “Singapore magicians take their stunts to the next level – literally”, TODAY, 30 Aug 2013
• “Off-beating the World”, The New Paper 3 August 2013
•  “Mission ‘Impossible’, Possible”, The New Paper, 23 August 2012
• “Local celeb illusionists set record again”, The New Paper, 22 August 2012
• Magicians take over Genting, The Sun Daily, 5 July 2012
• “3分鐘掙脫2夾克逃火海‧幻術表演令觀眾直呼厲害”, 光明日報, 4 July 2012
•  “Top Illusionists Reveal Magicians’ Secrets”, The Straits Times, 12 April 2012
• “Be a Mind Reading Mentalist (Magicians Secret Revealed Part 1)”, RazorTV, 12 April 2012
• “How to Read Minds”, 8 Days, 22 Mar 2012
• “Reading 100 minds in 60 minutes (The Mind Heist )” – 3 Parts, RazorTV, 11 Jan 2012
• “Singapore sets world record for reading 100 minds in 1 hour”, XinMsn, 9 Jan 2012
• “Singapore magicians set mind-reading record”, Channel News Asia, 7 Jan 2012
• “It’s All Magic”, AM Live!, Channel News Asia, 6 Jan 2012
• "The Aerial Exit (Part 1)", 2 Parts, Razor TV, 14 Dec 2010
• "Contest winners disappear in mid-air", Channel News Asia, 14 Dec 2010
• "We predicted the lottery", 8 Days, 10 Jan 2011
• " 新加坡魔術師高超技法 街上5路人瞬間消失", Now News, 14 Dec 2010
• "Now you see them, now you don't", TODAY, 13 Dec 2010
• "Hocus Focus", The Straits Times LIFE!, 13 Nov 2010
• "Magic in the air", Channel News Asia, 12 Nov 2010
• “变身魔术先生”,i-生活, 29 Jul 2010
• "Vanishing Act", FHM Singapore, Jan 2010
• "Their first lottery ticket (Magician's 4D predictions Pt1)", 2 Parts, Razor TV, 28 Jan 2010
• "S'pore illusionists spot on in 4D prediction", Channel News Asia, 28 Jan 2010
• "Magicians' 4D prediction comes true", AsiaOne, 27 Jan 2010
• Part 1 – Singaporeans win Magic Oscars, 5 Parts, Razor TV, 10 Oct 2009
• “Touching the world with their magic”, Channel News Asia, 7 Oct 2009
• “Most Original Illusionists: Official” (Cover), Magicseen issue 29, Nov 2009
• "Gone in 8.5 seconds", 3 Parts, Razor TV, 24 Aug 2009
• “15 Illusions in 5 Minutes”, 2- Parts, Razor TV, 4 Jul 2009
• "Singapore magicians attempt world record", Razor TV News, 30 Jun 2009
• "Local duo sets world record", TODAY, 29 Jun 2009
• "Singapore magic duo set impossible record", Channel News Asia, 28 Jun 2009
• "It is Not a Trick, Just Magic" (Cover Story), Art Jam, Jan - Mar 2009 issue
• A touch of Asian magic", Channel News Asia, 19 Jan 2009
• "Where S'pore and Asian entertainers are A-listers", My Paper, 22 Oct 2008
• "Just an illusion", FHM Singapore, Oct 2008
• "新加坡河大型幻术表演 三人在数千人眼皮下消失" Lianhe Zaobao, 25 Sep 2008
• "Quote/ Unquote: The Illusionist", FHM Singapore, Aug 2008 issue
• "Now you see if, now you don't" AsiaOne, 22 Jul 2008
• "Ultimate Magic" AsiaOne, 22 Jul 2008
• "魅力无穷魔法秀", Friday Weekly, 4 Jul 2008
• "Abracadabra", TODAY, 4 Jul 2008
• "Magic holds the Quay", The Straits Times, LIFE! 30 Apr 2008
• "Simply Magic", The Straits Times, 8 Mar 2008
• “Spellbound” The New Paper, 6 Mar 2008
• "Sum Kind of Wonderful Magic", SME Spotlight, The Business Times, 26 Feb 2008
• "The Impossible Teleportation: A Mega Success", AsiaOne, 21 Aug 2007
• "Illusionist wows crowd as ST marks 162nd anniversary", The Sunday Times, 19 Aug 2007
• "Singapore Magician Teleports from Ground to Rooftop of 50-storey Building", Channel News Asia, 19 Aug 2007
• "He'll "teleport" up 50 storeys", The Straits Times, 17 Aug 2007
• "Asian's Want Asian Magicians" The New Paper, 13 Aug 2007
•  "Singapore's David Copperfield" AsiaOne 10 Aug 2007
• “Selling Magic” The Edge Singapore, Options, 5 Mar 2007
• “J C Sum, The Ace in Asia” Magicseen (U.K.), Jul 2006

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