- The World’s Greatest Magic on NBC
- Grand Illusions on the Discovery Channel
- Masters of Illusion on PAX
Award-winning mentalists Jeff and Tessa Evason blend the mystical power of magic with spellbinding feats of telepathy and illusion, psyching out audiences with an entertaining act that defies logical explanation. Hailed as “The most amazing mind-reading act you’ve ever seen!” by Powers of the Paranormal on FOX-TV, the extraordinary duo have performed in over 30 countries across the globe and made numerous appearances on major television networks including The World’s Greatest Magic on NBC, Grand Illusions on the Discovery Channel and Masters of Illusion on PAX.
The Evasons were voted top performers of the year by the international Psychic Entertainers Association and given the prestigious honor of “The Dunninger Memorial Award for Distinguished Professionalism”. They’re the only mentalists to be granted “SARMOTI Award” at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, which legendary magicians Siegfried and Roy present to their favourite act. To add to their numerous honors, in 2003, The Evasons were the first recipients of “The Mentalism Award” from the celebrated Milbourne Christopher Foundation.
With such widespread recognition, The Evasons have become a popular act for Fortune 500 corporate and campus events alike. The duo has entertained in Las Vegas’ renowned Bally’s, The Tropicana, Caesar’s Palace and The Rio, as well as performed on some of the finest international cruise ships in the world including Disney and Holland America.
It all began from an early age when Jeff had his curiosity piqued after watching the exciting and mind-boggling performances of guest magicians featured on The Ed Sullivan Show. Deciding to hone his own skills in the magical arts, he eventually found himself working as a part-time magician in Toronto. It was there in 1983 that he met the naturally intuitive and enigmatic Tessa who had recently moved to Canada from the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia to work as a fashion model. After acting as Jeff’s stage partner for a demonstration at a fashion show, the couple’s astounding one-of-a-kind act quickly received attention from fascinated audiences worldwide and it’s no mystery why.
Those who attend one of the couple’s interactive and comedic demonstrations can expect to be captivated by Tessa’s uncanny ability to touch audience members with her powers of intuition. Blindfolded on stage, she’ll reveal your first and last name, birth date, a serial number on any bill in your wallet or even your best friend’s telephone number. Just when you’re on the edge of your seat and left utterly bewildered by her unbelievable displays of extra-sensory perception and prediction, she’ll challenge the limits of your belief even further. An audience member could be levitated with no strings attached or spirits might show up in photographs. As one audience member put it after seeing them perform, “Their abilities are so awesome it’s spooky!”
Still feeling a little skeptical? Believe it or not, Jeff and Tessa don’t claim to have supernatural powers, nor do they call themselves psychics. Nothing is prearranged with secret assistants or audience members. There are no gimmicks, wires or hidden communication devices. In fact, they’ll give $100,000 to anyone who can prove otherwise! Instead, The Evasons rely on their unbelievable talents and riveting shows to inspire audience members to open up their minds to new possibilities. “We’re not there to prove anything,” Jeff explains, “only to entertain and create a sense of wonder”.