Magician and pianist duo, JARRETT & RAJA, announce the debut of their new show “Magic vs Music” in the Stratosphere Theater on October 18. They will perform Wednesday through Sunday at 4pm. The family show includes music director Jeff Neiman, soulful singing, and illusions, and is directed by Doug Baker (Tournament of Kings). The duo recently debuted their dinner show at Hooters Casino in a custom-built second story theater but closed last month.
“What an amazing journey this continues to be,” says Jarret Parker. “We’re looking forward to inspiring Las Vegas with our magic at the fabulous iconic Stratosphere!”
A Harry Blackstone, Jr. protégé, Jarrett Parker was mentored by the creative mind behind Doug Henning and numerous Broadway hits, Charles Reynolds. As a solo act, he opened for Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, and Debbie Reynolds.
JARRETT & RAJA appeared as entrepreneurs on ABC’s “Shark Tank” where they debuted their newest illusion, the (world’s first) Piano Aquarium. They were headliners in the 2013 “America’s Got Talent LIVE” at the Palazzo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Since then, they continue to shoot TV shows in LA, NYC, and London. Other national TV appearances include The CW’s “Masters of Illusion”, SyFy’s “Wizard Wars”, BBC’s “The Slammer”, and CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.
“We’re so excited to transition from amazing wings at Hooters to amazing steak at Top of the World Stratosphere,” remarks pianist Raja Rahman.
Rahman is a graduate of The Juilliard School. He has toured Europe with legendary conductors Rostropovich, Solti, and Iona Brown.
Background of Jarrett & Raja
With roots from The Juilliard School in New York City, the showmen have been seen live at Hollywood’s Magic Castle, Singapore’s Resorts World, London’s West End, and Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival. Director Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical”, Michael Jackson’s “This is It!”) brought them to London for special appearances with David LaChapelle, Pamela Anderson and The Pussycat Dolls. JARRETT & RAJA have performed with the band One Republic in LA and wowed audiences at the legendary Vegas spectacle, “JUBILEE!” at Bally’s Hotel & Casino. The magic pair headlined a two year residency in Singapore along with world renowned Cirque du Soleil acts in Resorts World’s spectacular, “Voyage de la Vie”, directed by Phil McKinley (“Showstoppers”, “Le Reve”) and produced by Britain’s STUFISH Entertainment (U2, Madonna, Elton John).