Part Mentalist, Part Hypnotist, Part Psychic...ALL ENTERTAINER!From Metaphysical Mentalist Mayhem to Hilarious Hypnotic Happenings. This professional mentalist combines the power of Hypnosis, showmanship and his own natural intuitive abilities, to create a truly unique show.....that ENTERTAINS
Loads of audience participation, Minds are read, predictions come true, Energies experimented with and your own psychic abilities demonstrated.
Jason is a clinical hypnotherapist, so you are always in safe hands. He has created original effects for some of the worlds top mentalist. At no time Jason uses camera trickery or stooges (volunteers that are "in on it") If anyone can prove otherwise, he will donate $10000 to charity.
An amazing, unique experience. Loads of audience participation, Minds are read, predictions come true, Energies experimented with and your own psychic abilities demonstrated. "Jason D. Varga is a fascinating performer, he uses both mysticism & mysteriousness in a most convincing manner. Jason is a great psychological entertainer" URI GELLER
"Simon Baker (TV's The Mentalist) has nothing on Jason D. Varga." The HERALD SUN
"Amazing night, we were all totally mesmerized by you."BRETT FAVALORO (international psychic) "Absolutely blew our minds, Words simply cannot describe the curious events that occur when Jason takes to the stage. " BAYDEN HAMMOND (magician)
"Has to be one of the best show ever. astounding, amazing, and funny!!!" THE COMEDY CLUB Although Jason primarily works in the entertainment industry with his Psychic and Hypnosis shows, he is also available for Hypnotherapy, Psychological therapies, Intuitive readings and Executive coaching.
Jason is a clinical hypnotherapist and counsellor , so you are always in safe hands. At no time Jason uses camera trickery or stooges (volunteers that are "in on it") If anyone can prove otherwise, he will donate $10000 to charity.
Adam Simmons is one of Australia's most prolific and varied artists, whether as an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist performing in a myriad of ensembles, creator of his unique musical sculptures or specialised educator in improvisation, instrumental technique and shakuhachi.
"One of this country's most electrifying instrumentalists, Adam Simmons defies classification" – Leon Gettler
Adam covers a wide range of sounds and genres – from piccolo to contrabass clarinet, from screaming, bluesy tenor sax to meditative sounds of shakuhachi, death metal to swing, musician to sculptor. Since graduating from VCA in 1992, Adam has steadily worked in Melbourne with influential groups such as bucketrider (thrash/punk/free jazz), The Pearly Shells (big band swing), BOLT Ensemble (new music), Compared to What (funk/acid jazz), Bennetts Lane Big Band (contemporary big band), Nick Tsiavos Ensemble and the Australian Art Orchestra, as well as the likes of Spiderbait, Kutcha Edwards, The Mavis’s, You Am I, Gotye, Greg and Murray of the Wiggles, and somehow ended up on a Katie Noonan CD without even knowing it!
In addition Adam has constantly promoted new and original music through his own varied ensembles from solo through to large ensembles, releasing numerous CDs and performing around Australia and internationally.
Adam has performed with a range of international artists such as: Ernest Ranglin, Nigel Kennedy, Peter Brotzmann, Ned Rothenberg, Tony Overwater, Ursel Schlicht, John Hollenbeck, Jacek Kochan, Alessandra Garosi, Laia Genc, Odean Pope & Denis Colin.
As a collaborator Adam has worked with dozens of musicians including: Erik Griswold, Tony Gould, Sandy Evans, Roger Frampton, John Pochee, Vanessa Tomlinson, Noriko Tadano, Wang Zheng Ting, David Jones, Ted Vining, Gela Reh, Brian O’Dwyer, Dave Brown, David Chesworth, Tim O’Dwyer, Kris Wanders, Damo Suzuki, Niko Schauble, CW Stoneking, Pugsley Buzzard, John Wiese, Robbie Avenaim, Sean Baxter, John McAll, Howard Cairns, Peter Knight, Michel Benebig and many more.
Other career highlights include: Commission for Speak Percussion and Michael Kieran Harvey (2012 – music boxes and toy piano), touring with La Société des Antipodes (Australia 2011, France 2012/13), premiere of concerto by Orio Odori with Philharmonic Orchestra of Loro Ciuffenna (Italy 2012), composition of major suite for Collider based on Dr Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” ((2011), Special Award from Freedman Foundation (2004), Music Omi Artist Residency (USA, Fellowship 2001, Guest Curator 2007), Green Room Awards for Musical Direction (2003 & 2004), Commission for Eureka 150 funded by Department of Premier & Cabinet (2004), Adam Simmons Retrospective, featuring 40 different acts over three week (2006).
Adam is a Selmer Clarinet artist and a Temby Saxophone/Flute artist.
Junko Azukawa grew up in the Toyama region of Japan at the base of the central Japanese Alps, a region famous for the natural beauty of its landscape. She started learning Japanese calligraphy at the age of five and has always been surrounded with ink marks on the walls of her room.
Since becoming a resident of Melbourne in 2005, Junko has brought her unique artistic talents and outlook to the Australian art scene. She started teaching Japanese calligraphy and painting with children and adults at numerous schools and organisations, including exhibitions of her works in Australia and in Japan. She is also sought after in the comercial design work for her skillful brushwork from label design to interior design.
Junko’s deep connection with her calligraphy teacher, Shiro Aoyagi - one of Japan’s most respected calligraphy masters, Junko cordinated with the National Gallery of Victoria a demonstration and exhibition of Master Aoyagi’s work. As part of this tour his work is now represented in the NGV’s collection. Junko is committed in sharing her Japanese culture in Australia.
In 2011 Junko started to use her art form with mental illness patients as a form of therapy with great compassion. She especially enjoys working with private clients on residential commissioned art pieces. Junko is currently working with one of Australia’s leading writers illustrating a soon to be published book.
A lifelong study of traditional calligraphy and Sumie ink painting, Junko has evolved as a unique artist creating highly contemporary pieces. Her work shares with her audience the deep meaning and culture of the traditional art forms. Her respect of venerable ways enables her to push forward and transform her art with subtle balance and harmony.
Junko's highly individual work oscillates dynamically between striking and subtly through the creative combinations of ink and watercolours. The original free-form works of prose and poetry contained in her pieces add a dimension of warmth, which express her ideas and emotions both practical and philosophical.