It All Started When...
When Jon Finch was six years old, his grandfather noticed an interest when Jon's 1st grade teacher reported that he spent his recesses in the corner of the room reading the encyclopedia.
Jon still remembers reading the section on magic in those fascinating volumes.
He had read about the greats in magic
(Leipzig, Dai Vernon, Thurston, Robert Houdin) and in mentalism (Dunninger, Kreskin, Banachek).
If he could go back in history--and he can--the person he'd most like to meet would be Dunninger the mentalist.
His mother and grandfather noticed. They, not realizing the consequences of their actions, procured a magic set.
A Man Who Knows...
Finch became even more interested in mentalism when he had what he calls a religious experience after shaking hands with Chuck Norris, and continues to use his gift of "hyper-mentalism" to enhance his magic.
Finch's trademark hyper-mentalism differs from ordinary mentalism in that ordinary mentalism typically uses complicated processes and convoluted methods to achieve what, in a perfect world, ought to be simple and direct mind reading.
Hyper-mentalism uses simple processes and simple methods to achieve extraordinary, direct mind reading.
Despite the missed calls and a few received calls from Norris cautioning him to slow down, Finch continues to perform his mind reading demonstrations for race car drivers, Fortune 500 companies, and VIPs at exclusive events.
Among other achievements, Finch has proven that a person can go on to have a successful career despite majoring in English psychology. For his final 2 years at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, he was reluctantly elected the President of the Indiana University Magicians Club.
When the Artist of Astonishment matriculated to Evansville, IN for his masters degree, he was booked to perform at the Marriott hotel; in addition to this performance schedule and providing entertainment for a few wedding receptions and company ceremonies, he performed behind the bar in TGIFriday's every week, until he finally returned to Central Indiana where it all began.
Not The First Magician, But The Last...
Jon Finch was the first Indianapolis magician to create a mystique in the public's eye...
In 2000, while earning his first bachelors degree, Jon began performing professionally as a restaurant magician at Chateau Thomas Winery.
Not seen in public for 10 years--from 2004 to 2014--apparently without an offstage life, Finch returned to the stage in 2014.
Finch The Miracle Man now performs his close-up magic event JeeWizard, that imbues belief into even the most doubtful of doubting audiences. He demonstrates feats of mind reading that baffle not only the laity, but also experienced magicians and seasoned mentalists.
The Perfect Wedding of Mystery And Comedy
One source called Finch, "a mentalist masquerading as a magician." His infectious smile, warm sarcasm, and radiant charisma makes for a positively delightful yet baffling event. As a guest in Jon's show, don't expect be spectating--you will be participating in the mind-boggling magic.
That means that whether you catch him as an accessory to a wedding making that special occasion extra special with his brand of wedding reception entertainment, or if you catch him at an award ceremony or trade show, or whether you catch him stealing your friend's wristwatch--you will see objects float out of your hand, and thoughts float out of your head and out of his mouth.
Look forward to an experience you will remember for several lifetimes if you get the chance to see Jon Finch.
If you see Jon Finch perform, it'll probably be the last magician you ever see perform; because you'll hire him for your next event, and the event after that, and all the events in your life!