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Jaime, Thank you so much for the wonderful show! I have seen face painting or something else at birthdays that will be considered boring and very quiet but this is the first time we had seen a magic entertained the entire crowd...also the kids were very curious to see how you performed the tricks...all in all it was a blast! You simply rocked!,

I will recommend you in a heartbeat and if we need a magic show in any of our functions, we will definitely go with you! :)

Thank you and you did an awesome job!!

Regards, Rajesh and Jaya. Kandaswamy - Aurora, IL

Dear Magician J-Magic,

We had hired a magician last year, who was new to your industry. We assumed that most magician are the same and we would save money, what a mistake that was.

Your performance was absolutely wonderful and I know that the kids and adults alike thoroughly enjoyed your magic act. The birds were beautiful and Rex the rabbit was so adorable. In fact, I was told by many of the children's parents that they will be calling you for your magic show in the future. Thanks Again.

Karen McDonnell - Highland Park, IL

Magician Jaime Aponte was perfect for our daughter's birthday party. He mesmerized our guests with his magic, which really made for a terrific evening. We'll definitely have Jaime back at one of our events.

Carlos Bonilla, Oak Park, IL

We were all extremely impressed with his presentation of magic for our costumers at our branch grand opening - Chase Bank, Chicago.

Tony Morales, Director - Chase Bank

Dear Jaime,

What a great added attraction you were at my son, Andrew's graduation. The close-up magic was amazing. Thank you for being there and adding many magical moments.

Claire Spiegel, Glenview, IL

The kids are still talking about your animal show and how much they enjoyed it. Thank you so much again and I hope we get to work together again in the future.

Fouzia Khan - Director, TLC (Skokie Park District), Skokie, IL

Jaime was wonderful! The wedding reception was such a hit!!! Having him do Strolling Magic at our wedding was such a great idea, he blew us all away!! People are still talking about it!!! It was such a treat to see our guest and families smiling and laughing, and his magic help create the perfect atmosphere and some great memories for us.

Joyce Alverio, Chicago, IL

Thank you again for making our block party great. Without you there it would have been uninteresting. Your illusions were fantastic and everybody loved all the animals (Birds, Snake, and the Bunny). I'll come right to the point about Jaime Aponte, save yourself the time of looking around, hire him. I have never seen a magician of with his skills, comedy and the ability to mesmerize his audience.

Dan S. Des Plaines, IL

Published Articles, Mentions & Write-Ups

The Northbrook Tower

'The Best Day of my Life'

Ella Dryver held her wand in anticipation. Then, magician Jaime Aponte gently took it from her, put a black handkerchief over and poof! A yellow bird materialized seemingly out of nowhere on the wand. Dryver and approximately 100 other campers from the Northbrook Park District shrieked in excitement at this apparent violation of the laws of physics

Ella Dryver, 7, of Northbrook, waves a wand during Jaime Aponte's magic show at the Northbrook Park District Carnival on Friday, July 31, outside the Northbrook Leisure Center.

Northbrook's Annie Hamilton reacts as Jaime Aponte hands her a snake in one of his magic tricks.

Yelp - Review

Cheri M. - Oak Lawn, IL

Jaime was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. He kept the crowd engaged the whole performance. Every child and adult enjoyed his show and he involved everyone in the performance. He even did tricks for children as they were waiting for the show to start. I would definitely book him again and suggest him to friends!!

Chicago Tribune - By Karie Angell Luc Pioneer Press

Magic happens at Little Bearfoot Concert Series

Mark your calendar for the rest of the Little Bearfoot Concert Series, a July Thursday morning offering by the Glenview Park District in The Glen.

The Little Bearfoot Concert Series began July 7 at the Gallery Park Amphitheater, just northwest of the Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., behind Attea Middle School.

"You can't beat it, right?" Andrea Juricic, Glenview Park District recreation supervisor, said before Jaime Aponte, a Skokie magician, took the stage

"(Magic) keeps them in touch with their imagination, and who doesn't like magic?" Juricic said. "Anything is possible."

Children from a summer explorer day camp and families attended Aponte's hourlong presentation.

"I think it's pretty awesome and pretty amazing we have opportunities like this," said Jill Runtz of Northbrook, who brought her children, Timmy Runtz, 4, and Scott Runtz, 2.

Aponte describes himself as a "traditional magician" who specializes "in magic for entertainment to all ages."

Aponte uses animals such as doves, rabbits and a 3-foot male red tail boa constrictor named Samson in his show.

"It stimulates the senses of children when they see animals," said Aponte, who encourages kids to help magically make the animals appear.

"It's important for them (youth) to feel like they're making the magic happen," he said.

Allie Petrushansky of Glenview sways with the encouragement of Jaime Aponte of Skokie, a magician who is about to complete a magic trick on July 7, 2016, in Glenview during the Little Bearfoot Concert Series in The Glen by the Glenview Park Center. Karie Angell Luc / Pioneer Press

Northbrook's Autumnfest Approaching

Organizers of Northbrook's Autumnfest say as the weather changes from hot and humid and hints at the approach of a crisp, chilly breeze, they hope Northbrook residents will get in the mood for fall.

The free family festival, now in its seventh year, takes place on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 2-6 p.m. at Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Ave., in Northbrook.

"The best thing about this park district event is that it brings the community together outdoors, before cold weather arrives," The main stage entertainment will feature Chicago magician Jaime Aponte, also known as J-Magic, will put on a show of illusion, magic and comedy said Tiffany Greene, a leisure services supervisor with the Northbrook Park District.

Dailey Herald - Burt Constable

Far from vanishing, local magicians comfy in herd

Mark Doetsch, president of the Conjurors Corner Magic Club, reaches into a black bin and pulls out the names of nine magicians in the order they'll perform in a few minutes during the club's annual magic competition.

"The hardest thing to do is perform magic in front of other magicians," We're all different characters and we all present magic differently," says Jaime Aponte, a veteran Chicago magician who makes live birds, rabbis and a snake appear during his act. "We support each other."

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