Vegas magic duo Jarrett & Raja, known as The Magic and Piano Guys, will be appearing on ABC’s hit TV show “Shark Tank” where they will perform and stand before Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, and Robert Herjavec (Photo courtesy of ABC’s Shark Tank).
Photo courtesy of ABC’s Shark Tank.
Jarrett & Raja were one of only 140 entrepreneurs selected from over 43,000 applicants to the ABC show, produced by Mark Burnett Productions.
The episode airs on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 9/8c.
The charismatic magic duo has also been seen on NBC’s #1 hit show, “America’s Got Talent” as semi-finalists and Howie Mandel’s favorite Wild Card pick (season 7) where they produced a full orchestra on stage. They also appeared in SyFy’s “Wizard Wars” with Penn & Teller (2014), BBC’s “The Slammer” (2013), and The CW’s “Masters of Illusion” hosted by Dean Cain (2014 – 2016). They can also be seen this summer on their third season of The CW’s “Masters of Illusion”.
The two talents came together in an impromptu performance at The Friar’s Club in NYC, and thus the act was born. They performed as a cabaret act in Greenwich Village, Lincoln Center, and at Hollywood’s prestigious Magic Castle. After moving to Las Vegas, they immediately landed a residency at The Regent Hotel in Summerlin. They could also be seen at the “Golden Rainbow” shows here in Las Vegas.
Since then, Jarrett & Raja have performed their live show to over 2 million people worldwide. The guys co-starred in “America’s Got Talent LIVE” at The Palazzo Las Vegas in 2013, where 5 of the TV show’s most popular acts comprised the lineup produced by Fremantle Media. They headlined in a $35M Mark Fisher production at Resorts World (Singapore) called “Voyage de la Vie” (2010-2012) that was directed by Phil McKinley (“ShowStoppers”, “Spiderman Turn Off The Dark”).
The guys then worked with Cirque du Soleil director, Guy Caron (KA, Dralion) during their second year in Singapore. In 2009, they wowed audiences at the legendary Vegas show, “JUBILEE!” at Bally’s Hotel, and performed with the band One Republic at the Holiday Celebration at Americana in Los Angeles. They were invited, in 2008, to Budapest to magic consult on a feature film.
In 2005, Director Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical” and Michael Jackson’s “This is It!”) brought their show to London for special appearances with David LaChapelle, Pamela Anderson and The Pussycat Dolls. Jarrett & Raja starred in China’s “Elements” (2007), the prestigious Edinburgh Festival (2004), a sold out British tour (2005), and China’s Shenzhen Magic Festival (2003).
Jarrett & Raja are also launching Finding Magic, a monthly show series at their studio where at-risk kids are invited to watch an hour long show and participate in a workshop. Your pledges will help build and maintain a small theatre in their warehouse where once a month, Jarrett & Raja will produce free shows for charities that target homeless and at-risk kids in Las Vegas. Not only will the kids watch an amazing magic show with monthly guest performers from the Las Vegas strip, but they will also be taught magic tricks that they can perform on their own. Finding Magic will help to build confidence and social skills within these kids. Their first show is April 30 in conjunction with Olive Crest.
Magician Jarrett Parker studied under the legendary Harry Blackstone, Jr. and was mentored by the creative mind behind Doug Henning and numerous Broadway hits, Charles Reynolds. Currently he and Raja work with the brilliant mind of Johnny Thompson as a consultant for shows and television.
Pianist Raja Rahman is a graduate of The Juilliard School, having studied with Seymour Lipkin, Jerome Lowenthal, Byron Janis, and Lev Vlassenko. Raja has toured Europe with legendary conductors Mstislav Rostropovich, Sir Georg Solti, and Iona Brown. In addition, he has taught at The Juilliard School and currently teaches privately in Las Vegas. When not performing with Jarrett & Raja, Raja is a concert pianist with frequent appearances at the Met in NYC. He performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in October of 2015.
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