Gene Urban Makes Magic Happen

Gene Urban is Magic

magician gene urbanLooking for a great magician to truly WOW your group? Gene Urban is and has been the magician/entertainer of choice for top meeting planners, wedding consultants and savvy party givers in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Santa Barbara, CA for decades.

Everyone agrees his magic and mentalism are top shelf. It would have to have been the house magician at resorts including the Arizona Biltmore and Phoenician as well as magician of choice at the Four Seasons, JW Marriott, Hyatt Gainey, Bacara Resort and the countless private parties he has entertained.

Gene’s personable style  of magic and mentalism will surely make your corporate event, private party, wedding reception, trade show or adult party one for the record books.

Dear Gene,

Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding! You were so amazing and truly a fabulous part of the day. Everyone was talking about you and I honestly believe you have “special powers.” You are definitely a top professional.

imageGene is ready to perform at your special event or party. Even though he is now based in Santa Barbara, CA, he comes back to the Valley of the Sun often to take care of his many clients. Let him make magic happen at your special event or party.

Contact Gene at 805-729-8459 or 

magic clients say

Other people’s feedback, comments and testimonials are important when choosing an entertainer for your important event, function or party. Below are a few of the hundreds of letters and emails magician Gene Urban has received after a magical performance in Phoenix, Scottsdale and around the US and Canada.


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Gene Urban for over 20 years. When it comes to talent, professionalism and class, Gene simply has no peers in his field. Gene has an incredible gift for the craft of mentalism and sleight of hand magic.

Encore Entertainment, Tempe, AZ


When you need an entertainer who will exceed your clients’ expectations and win great client feedback, Gene Urban delivers. For over a decade he has been the magician of choice for our most demanding clients, His magic is exceptional and his delivery is appropriate for our most discriminating guests.

Arena Production Group, Scottsdale, AZ


You certainly add that special flair to a dinner function. Thank you so much for the entertainment, complete with poem announcing our new magazine.

Mariann Layne, McGrawHill Publishing

Thank you for a truly magical evening of entertainment. Everyone agreed that it was one of the most memorable company holiday parties they have ever attended.

Microsoft Corporation


We highly recommend Gene Urban for a different and distinct touch ofclass. Guests were intrigued with his table side magic, a nice complement to the dancing that occurred simultaneously.

The Arizona Biltmore Resort


Your participation helped to make the event yet another success.  I have received numerous compliments about the “Street Performers” this year.  Kinds hearts such as your really make a difference in so many ways.

Take care and thank you again!

Jennifier Martindale-Epilepsy Foundation Mardi Gras Committee


Thank you for the magical entertainment you provided at our hospitality suite at BICSI Scottsale. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking to add fun, magic and high class entertainment to their function.

Prestolite Wire Corporation


Gene, You were magic!… a 10+. I will have you back.

TC Advertising


You were a hit!  Everyone, including senior management, felt you were an excellent magician and that you worked the crowds at our trade show booth well. In fact, our leads increased at this show by 35%.



In my crazed running around the other night aw Mardi Gras, I did not get a chance to say good bye and thank you for everything you did for us.

I heard nothing but great comments about your craft and people were amazed with you.

Mark Valentino | Director of Development | Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona

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Santa Barbara, Phoenix and Scottsdale AZ magician Gene Urban is available to perform magic and mentalism shows at corporate events, holiday parties, adult birthday parties, association events, charity galas in Phoenix AZ, Scottsdale Arizona and the United States. The contact information and form makes it easy to hire a great magician for your next party for event.

Contact magician Gene Urban today for magic show information, availability, pricing and other questions. You may also contact him by phone at 805-729-8459 or


Types of Magic Performed

Santa Barbara and Phoenix based magician Gene Urban is noted for his close-up magic and mentalism plus a parlor show designed for after dinner shows. Let’s take a look at the typed of magic performed by Gene Urban.

Types of Magic Performed: Close Up Magic:

Close up magic, also known as strolling magic is probably the most asked for style of performance. Gene Urban uses a variety of objects and props to engage and entertain the group.

The key to Gene’s close up magic is his ability to include the guests in the effects. In fact, it is the guests who perform most of the magic. For example, imagine simply thinking of a card among the 52 options in a standard deck. Now imagine a second person merely looking into your mind and suddenly revealing the very card you though of. This actually happens with the magic of Gene Urban.

Similar stunning things happen as Gene mingles with the guests engaging them with his warm, intelligent performance style.

Types of Magic Performed: Magic of The Mind…

Gene Urban gathered the best of the best from his over 2 decade career and created an intimate bit of theater. The show demonstrate the techniques magicians have used for centuries to fool their audiences. The show includes Gene’s best magic, mentalism, clean comedy and a bit of magic history.  The show requires minimal AV and staging, thus making it an affordable after-dinner performance treat. Magic of the Mind is designed for groups of less than 90.

Types of Magic Performed: Mentalism:

Mentalism has become quite the talk these days with shows like The Mentalist and others that have a psychic twist. Gene Urban has been studying and performing mentalism for the better part of two decades. Unlike many performers, Gene has designed his show so the guests, verse Gene, perform the stunning acts of mind reading, metal bending and more.

In one routine,  a guest notes the time on a watch and holds it securely in her closed hand. One of the other guests is asked to think of a different time of day and imagine seeing the watch change to that time. Instantly, the watch is revealed showing it has changed to match the thought of time. Really… this happens and Gene has never touched the watch. It is truly incredible and guests have been know to retell the story for years.

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the art of magic

What is it that makes magic so special? Like music it speaks to a place within us… a secret spot often forgot when we become adults.

Remember when you were young and you dreamed of flying and you did. Magic reminds us of possibilities forgotten. I truly believe this is the reason it is so well received at corporate and adult events. It is something we long to recall and experience.

Gene Urban’s approach to performing the magic-craft focuses on people’s desire to perform wonders. In his shows, guests perform many of the feats of legerdemain rather that Gene himself.

Imagine holding a watch you’ve noted as displaying the time 8:25.  As the watch sits securely in your hand, see it move to another time one of the other guests has said. In your mind see it happen and when you open your hand see it has. This is the art of magic Gene Urban brings to your event. Real magic happening to and  by people just like you. Your guests will be astonished and delighted.

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magician gene urban

Magician Gene Urban performs close-up magic and mentalism at corporate events, business functions, adult birthday parties, private parties, and weddings in Phoenix & Scottsdale Arizona, California, & beyond.

For over two decades Gene Urban has performed extraordinary magic at corporate and adult parties. Best known as the top magician in Phoenix & Scottsdale Arizona, his magic has been witnessed at corporate events and exclusive adult parties across the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean.

He doesn’t simply perform magic tricks; he is the corporate magician and mentalist professional meeting planners in Arizona, California, Las Vegas, among other cities, turn to for their most discriminating clients. Whether you are planning a corporate event, an adult birthday, or looking for fun party ideas, Gene Urban will be the right choice.