Herbert Jann * Magician & Mentalist

Professional Entertainment...At Its Best!

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The popularity of the Magician and Mentalist is growing in this millennium as the benefits of entertainment are becoming more in demand.  Magic and Mentalism (Psychic entertainment) create an obscurity that intrigues the spectator's mind.  It is the ultimate performing art that echoes the mysticism of this new age and the queries of these changing times.  People are appreciating the creative skills that the Magician and Mentalist has to offer.  Magic and Mentalism are two of the oldest performing arts throughout history.

Herbert Jann performs for many kinds of social functions throughout the year; this includes in-home parties, birthdays, banquets, wedding receptions, holiday parties, senior/retirement clubs, communions, bar/bas-mitzvahs, business trade shows, corporate events and stage/theater performances.

With over 30 years of experience and being one of the top performers in the Chicagoland area and Midwest, Mr Jann has the versatility to entertain children from the age of 5 years old on up, as well as teens and adults.  Also, Herbert Jann is a successful teacher of Magic.  His studies include researching Magic, Sleight-of-Hand, and Psychic Phenomena for the past 30 years with some of the top professionals throughout the Chicagoland area...in addition to entertaining for many commercial corporations, some of those being:

Ameritech - SBC

Motorola - Trade Show Exhibit & Corporate Events

AT & T - Trade Show Exhibit

Contour Landscaping

Knowles Electric Inc. - Trade Show Exhibit & Corporate Events

Xerox Corporation - Trade Show Exhibit & Corporate Events

United Airlines

Sears Roebuck & Company

Rosemont Hotel - Trade Show Exhibit

Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce

Rand McNally

Schaul's Catering

Four Eyes Optical

Federal Express

Max & Erma's Restaurants

Seimen's Corporation - Trade Show Exhibit & Corporate Events

Re/Max Realty

Lion's Tool Company

J. C. Penney

Harris Bank

McCormick Place, Chicago - Trade Show Exhibits

Abbott Laboratories

Radisson Hotel - Trade Show Exhibit


Omron Corporation - Trade Show Exhibit & Corporate Events

American Airlines

Zale Homes & Construction

Chicago Ad Venture Company

Century 21 Realty

Sparks & Associates

Allstate Insurance Company

Dominick's Foods

Fitness 19 Health Clubs

Lou Malnati's Pizza - Schaumburg, Buffalo Grove & Lincolnwood

Jewel - Osco

Kraft Foods

Elk Grove High School

Carson Pirie Scott

Mount Prospect Park District

Hanover Park Municipal Department

Homewood Park District

McHenry Fire Department

Eagle Cave Campgrounds - Wisconsin

Hanover Park - Park District

Deerfield Park District

Skokie Park District

Buffalo Grove Park District

Winnetka Park District

Schaumburg Park District

Palatine Park District & Events Commitee

Wheaton Park District

Elk Grove Park District

McHenry College

Wheeling High School

Evanston Park District

McGaw Y.M.C.A. of Evanston

Lake Forest Park District

KinderCare Learning & Daycare Centers

North Shore Country Day Camp

Montessori Schools

Harper College - Trade Show Exhibits & School Events

Elgin Community College

Elgin Park District

Randhurst Shopping Mall

Golf Mill Shopping Center

Wood's Martial Art School

Friendship Retirement Village

Barrington Country Club

Wheeling Senior Citizen's Club

Elmhurst Fire Department

Chicago Public Library - Northshore District

McHenry Dental Association

The Barn in Barrington

Warren Township of Ingelside

Home Run Pizza Corporation

Pet Smart Corporation

DaVinci School in Elgin

Lake of the Four Seasons - Crown Point, Indiana

Flatlander's Restaurant - Lincolnshire, IL

Lake In The Hills Municipal Department

Financial Planners Inc.

Ingelside Municipal Dept. - Christmas Party


Unicare Health Insurance Company



Howard Area High School - Chicago Northside

* And Many Other Family Owned Businesses and Corporations

Mr. Jann has been showcased on numerous Television and Cable networks, as well as featured in publications such as the internationally known Magic magazine, The Linking Ring, Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, Northshore Magazine, Roselle Press, The Northwest Daily Herald, and many community publications.

Herbert Jann continues to develop new techniques with his magical skills as his popularity grows with the audiences he entertains.

 Let Herbert Jann Make Your Next Event A Great Success!

 Testimonials From Our Satisfied Customers

Entertaining Children:  One of the greatest joys is to see children and adults laugh.  Magic and Balloon Sculpting are two sure ways of bringing smiles of enjoyment and surprise to kids and adults of all ages.  These exciting arts were designed to stimulate the imagination while enhancing the mystery of fantasy.  Two of the oldest forms of entertainment, 'Magic and Balloon Sculpting,' are becoming more popular than ever before.  It is always captivating fun for parties, birthdays, graduations, and holidays.  Herbert Jann enjoys performing for children of all ages.  Mr. Jann can structure the show to suit any age group and lure the spectators into the performance with his Magical skills and his amazing Balloon Art, while adding comedy and audience participation.

ntertaining Teens and Adults:  Herbert Jann can perform for any occasion with a Magical Presentation with audience participation and/or Strolling Close-up Magic.  Herbert is highly recognized in the community for his excellent talent as a Magician and Mentalist.  Herbert Jann has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment business and is respected for his ability to astonish any spectators' mind.  Magic and Mentalism is a great way to make any banquet, wedding reception, sweet '16' party, trade show, business meeting, and/or corporate function, an exciting and successful event.


"My daughter loved your show!  It was her best birthday yet.  Also, she enjoyed the Balloon Art.  It was incredible!  And of course, all the other children had an exciting and fun time."  Larry Edwards, Algonquin

"The party was a great success with your Magical performance.  The kids had a fun time."  K. R., Barrington

"Herbert Jann, you were by far the best Magician we have had here at the summer camp.  We will be using your services in the near future. Everyone that attended enjoyed your show. Very professional!"  Terri, Country Day Summer Camp, Winnetka

"The children thought you were funny and very magical.  Even the adults were amazed and laughed at your funny antics.  They could not figure out any of the magic effects...and the Balloon Art was fantastic!  They were very impressed and want you back next year.  It was a great performance!"  J. P., Dundee

"The kids' show was fantastic!  The adults even enjoyed the performance.  We will invite you back next year to perform your amazing magic."  Jim Merek, Y.M.C.A. of Evanston

"You made my son's birthday a true success!  He and all his friends, loved the balloon sculpting after the magic show.  The kids are still talking about it."  J. D., Cary

"It is a great pleasure for our customers when you return each New Year's Eve.  Over the past 12 years, our New Year's Eve celebration has been complete with your Walk-around Close-up Magic.  We have heard nothing but fabulous comments about your expertise with Magic.  You are fun, comical, polite, and very professional.  All our customers look forward to seeing you each year.  All of us at Lou's, certainly appreciate your services every New Year's Eve!"  Steve, Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizza, Schaumburg

"We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your show for our son's Communion.  It certainly was a special event for him. Your performance was not only professional, but very enjoyable.  Thank you so much for making a special day complete.  We will recommend you to everyone we know."  Mario & Laura DeBartolo, Naperville

"On behalf of the Schaumburg Park District, I would like to thank you for two fantastic performances at the 'Breakfast with the Bunny,' Easter celebration.  This was a great event!  Your energy and ability to entertain the crowd of adults and children was wonderful.  I appreciate your willingness to make it around to visit with all the participants as well.  This event couldn't have been so successful without your services.  I again, want to thank you for an excellent performance.  We look forward to having you back in Schaumburg for another event.  Again, thanks!"  Stacey Rothchild, Special Events Supervisor, Schaumburg Park District  


"My birthday was a fun and exciting evening with your Magic and Mentalism presentation.  All the adults thought you were one of the best Magicians they had ever seen!  Thanks to you...it was a great party."  R. N., Barrington

"Your performance was enjoyed by all of our friends.  Everyone is still talking about it.  We will have you back next year to entertain at our company Christmas Party!"  Pat Sautter, Oak Park

"Your Close-up Magic was very entertaining.  Everyone enjoyed your personality.  You were very professional as you entertained our customers.  Thanks again!"  J. H., Carson Pirie Scott Co.

"Our Awards Banquet was a huge plus with your Strolling, Close-up Magic and Mentalism.  Everyone was amazed.  We will consider you for next year."  Xerox Corporation

"We very much enjoyed your magical skills at our company reception and trade show at the Rosemont Suites Hotel.  After using other Magicians, you were by far the best we have had.  You are very professional with presenting your magical abilities.  It was a fun experience for all of us.  We will use you again in the future."  J. J., Chicago Ad Venture Co.   

"We have had many excellent responses in regard to, your Magical performances.  All our corporate clients have enjoyed your Walk-around Close-up Magic, and your professional Stage Shows.  It is nice to have a reputable Magician/Mentalist working with us.  It's great to have you as part of our team."  C. Heyd, Schaul's Catering Co.

"Our Christmas party was very entertaining with your Mentalist act.  It was remarkable to see the facial expressions of all the department employees' when you would finish an effect.  Everyone was amazed with your performance!  For myself, I didn't realize how much fun a Mentalist show could be.  We had a great time!"  H. Keller, Sears Roebuck & Co.

"On behalf of the parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and myself, I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in our Parish Celebration Day.  This is our third year we asked you back and you were again, very professional with your Magical entertainment.  The adults and children had a great time with your Walk-around Magic, Balloon Sculpting, and of course, your mid-afternoon Magical Stage Performance!"  Stephen K. Potter, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Crystal Lake

"My adult guests were delighted with your Magic and Mentalism!  There are still conversations going on regarding how you were able to do your effects.  As carefully as we watched, we still cannot figure it out!  Thank you for your performance!  Everyone was thoroughly entertained.  Please send me some additional business cards and information.  Several people will be contacting you in the near future."   Scott Schoeller, President & Ceo for Contour Landscaping Corporation

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   Close-up Magic Performance During Christmas At Golf Mill Shopping Center In Niles, IL 


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A Casual Corporate Party With Motorola Employees 


 Herbert Jann & Marshall Brodien
Mr. Brodien Played 'Wizzo' The Wizard (Magician)
On Famous TV Show - Bozo's Circus


 Mr. Jann Performing Close-up Magic 
At Golf Mill Shopping Center In Niles, IL


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Contact Herbert Jann at: 847.293.4142

Email: herb@hjannmagic.com

Thank you for taking the time to visit my Website.  I hope you enjoyed viewing the pictures and reading all the information as well as, finding the site magically entertaining.  If you need additional information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at your earliest convenience.

Best Wishes and have a Magical Day,

Herbert Jann


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