How Magicians Who Work in Los Angeles Perfect Their Tricks in Private ‘Magic Jams’ | daily break

LOS ANGELES — Call them the Wonder Boys. They are in the business of making the effect.


Derek McKee, left, and fellow magicians Franco Pascali and Zach Davidson perfect their sleight of hand tricks during a ‘magic jam’.


Many emerging and established Los Angeles magicians share and perfect their tricks at private gatherings called “magic jams,” often held in the back rooms of bars and restaurants.



Derek McKee, center, and fellow magicians Zach Davidson, left, and Franco Pascali work on reformatting challenges for McKee’s upcoming show at an Arts District gallery.

Brian L. Hartfield