Reality TV stars and critically acclaimed magician and pianist duo, Jarrett & Raja, are currently the headliners at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Known for their theatrical magic and strong musical content, the guys are unique stars on the Las Vegas Strip.
This talented duo recently appeared on ABC’s hit TV show “Shark Tank” where they performed and stood before Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, and Robert Herjavec. Jarrett & Raja were one of only 140 entrepreneurs selected from over 43,000 applicants to the ABC show, produced by Mark Burnett Productions.
The magic/music team has also been seen on NBC’s #1 prime time show, “America’s Got Talent” as semifinalists and were Howie Mandel’s favorite Wild Card pick (season 7) where they produced a full orchestra on stage. They also appeared in SyFy’s “Wizard Wars” with Penn & Teller (2014), BBC’s “The Slammer” (2013), and all four seasons of The CW’s “Masters of Illusion” hosted by Dean Cain (2014 – 2017). They’ll be appearing on The CW for a Christmas Special in Dec., 2017.
The two talents came together in an impromptu performance at The Friar’s Club in NYC. They first performed as a cabaret act in Greenwich Village, Lincoln Center, and at Hollywood’s prestigious Magic Castle. Upon moving to Las Vegas, they landed a residency at The Regent Hotel in Summerlin. They could also be seen in the popular “Golden Rainbow” shows in Las Vegas.
Since then, Jarrett & Raja have performed their live show to over 2 million people worldwide. The guys costarred in “America’s Got Talent LIVE” at The Palazzo Hotel in 2013, where 5 of the TV show’s most popular acts comprised the lineup produced by AEG/Fremantle Media. They headlined in a $35M Mark Fisher production at Resorts World (Singapore) called “Voyage de la Vie” (2010-2012) that was directed by Phil McKinley (“ShowStoppers”, “Spiderman Turn Off The Dark”, “Le Reve”). The guys then worked with Cirque du Soleil director, Guy Caron (KA, Dralion) during their second year in Singapore. In 2009, they wowed audiences at the legendary Vegas show, “JUBILEE!” at Bally’s Hotel, and performed with the rock band, One Republic. They were invited, in 2008, to Budapest to magic consult on a feature film. In 2005, Director Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical” and Michael Jackson’s “This is It!”) brought their show to London for special appearances with David LaChapelle, Pamela Anderson and The Pussycat Dolls. Jarrett & Raja starred in China’s “Elements” (2007), the prestigious Edinburgh Festival (2004), a sold out British tour (2005), and China’s Shenzhen Magic Festival (2003).
Magician Jarrett Parker worked under the legendary Harry Blackstone, Jr. and was mentored by the creative mind behind Doug Henning and numerous Broadway hits, Charles Reynolds. Currently he and Raja work with the brilliant mind of the legendary magic consultant, Johnny Thompson.
Pianist Raja Rahman is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Seymour Lipkin, Jerome Lowenthal, Byron Janis, and Lev Vlassenko. Raja has toured Europe with legendary conductors Mstislav Rostropovich, Sir Georg Solti, and Iona Brown. In addition, he has taught at The Juilliard School and currently teaches privately in Las Vegas. Raja is a also an active concert pianist with frequent appearances at the Met in NYC. He performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in October of 2015.