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Hi Jeremy,
 
I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did at our event on May 20th in Aptos. I have heard nothing but rave reviews and everyone really enjoyed themselves.
 
I have attached some photos I thought you might enjoy.
 
Thanks again,
Elisa

Elisa Rivera
Member Services Consultant 
REALTY WORLD of Northern California & Nevada
Corporate Headquarters

Jeremy,
 
Your act was fabulous! People are calling to tell us how terrific it was.  You moved your acts through out the house quite effectively; and kept both the kids and the adults mesmerized…  Feel free to use us as a reference, and I am glad I trusted you  in regards to your fire act! Quite a hit!
 
Thank you,
 
Stephanie, Ralph and Darius

Comment posted on UC Berkeley Parents Network:

A neighbor boy just had his fifth birthday, and the fabulous Jeremy Shafer thoroughly entertained all of us, kids and adults. He does a magic/comedy act that’s really a crack up. Shafer himself is like a six year old boy in a young man’s body, jumping around all over the place. His energy is up there with the birds. He comes in riding a unicycle, does silly juggling, pulls various things out of his box of tricks, then does a fantastic origami show that includes the kids. Like I said, the kids were delighted, and we adults laughed and laughed. He’s fantastic.

-Julie T.

Hi Jeremy,

I wanted to thank you for a wonderful and fun birthday party. The children obviously loved it and your energy and patience is amazing. We truly appreciated your enthusiasm and skills.  Good luck and we hope to have you over again for another birthday party. I will certainly make sure to recommend you to my friends.

Best
Margaret Su

Dear Jeremy,

On behalf of my family, Lily and all of her friends, I’d like to thank you again for the truly spectacular show on November 12th at Spud’s Pizza. It was a fun and memorable day for the kids and adults - and the passers-by! We really appreciated your energy and enthusiasm. Thanks again, Jeremy and best wishes to you always!

Janice

Dear Jeremy,

I bet you had given up on us sending you some pictures from the Lusitano Christmas Party!  My daughter and I followed you around with my Grandson Milo, who was completely enchanted by your skills and tricks!

Just last week we gave Milo your book, Origami to Astonish and Amuse - he was delighted and 'astonished!'

Your energy and multiple talents are a wonderful gift - for young and not so young!  We wish you well.

Sincerely,
Dawnna McDougall

Dear Jeremy,

Thank you for the wonderful origami presentation.  Rarely do I receive such positive feedback from our members regarding programs.  They loved you!  Best of luck in all your endeavors.

Therese Ely
Fremont Art Association

Jeremy-

Special thanks to you for a fabulous performance.  Aside from the birthday girl, you were the hit of the party!!

Saralyn Ang-Olsen

Dear Jeremy,

Thank you for sharing all your talents with us at Hayward's Halloween Party on October 25.  Wow!  Folks were delighted with your performance.  Your program is so unique.  We were particularly pleased with how you include the children in the mix.

Good luck with your future endeavors.  If anyone asks us, we'll give you the thumbs up.

Sincerely,

Sherry Kumler
Youth Services Manager
City of Hayward

Dear Jeremy,

Thanks so much for your participation and energy in this morning's presentation! All of us at WAS thought it went really well and were pleased with your performance (especially considering everything was put together in such a short period of time!).  Good luck to you in future endeavors.

Thanks again!

Take care,

Kim McManaway
Account Executive
Walcott-Ayers Group

Hi Jeremy,

I just want to say thank you for doing your show for us on my girls baptism day, this past Saturday (8/27/05), at San Bruno Park.   I like that your show is for everyone and not just for kids. You were really great and we appreciate your performance.  I'll recommend you to my family, friends and anyone who asks for entertainment.

Thanks a bunch.
Liz

Hi Jeremy,

Thanks so much for performing in our public show this weekend!  It was a pleasure having your unique act in our show.  It wouldn't be a Berkeley Juggling and Unicycle Festival without you.  Next year, same time same place, okay?

Sincerely,
Theresa Chow
The Berkeley Juggling Cooperative

Hi Jeremy-

I just want you to know that your origami/juggling shows at the Berkeley libraries have left a lasting impression on my kiddos.

Hannah is just plain in love with you, and wants to know when your next show is.

Julian has poured over your book, and is equally devoted to the folds and the introduction, with its life story of a Berkeley boy so much like himself in certain regards.  I especially appreciate that you were able to reach Julian, who is so often in his own outer orbit that it's hard for him to slow down and take inspiration from others who have something to offer.

If you have a mailing list, please add us on!!

Your fans, Deb, Julian and Hannah Goldberg

Hi Jeremy!

Thank you so much for all of your help and your performance on Saturday night. I know that I did not give you much direction or information, but you went above and beyond what I was hoping for.  The kids absolutely adored you!  You were awesome!!!  I hope you were able to enjoy yourself a little as well.  You were a key in making our party a success.

Thank you so very incredibly much, and I hope you have a fabulous 2005!

Connie Yu
Jefferson Wells Inc.

Jeremy,
 
Hopefully this finds you getting a well deserved rest after a busy holiday performing season.
 
Just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you again for your enthusiasm and spark, you really had EVERYONE young and old involved and enjoying themselves.
 
Please feel free to consider me a reference.
 
Happy Holidays,

Todd Meyer
Director
Marin Rod and Gun Club

Dear Jeremy

Thank you for the wonderful performances at the Joyce Ellington and Educational Park Libraries last Saturday

You are the consummate  professional!  You had everyone spellbound.  I just learned that not only did you do a spellbinding performance but you got married on Sunday.  Congratulations.

Sharon Snow & Margaret Fitch

To Whom It May Concern;

I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation regarding the marvelous performance Jeremy Shafer put on for our School.   Mr Shafer arrived promptly, and immediately proceeded to enthrall our children and teachers alike.  His energy, silliness and enthusiasm were contagious, his unicycling skills impressive, and his original origami designs absolutely fantastic! He kept us thoroughly entertained, and was very generous with his time, even hanging around after the show to answer questions.  I heartily recommend Mr. Shafer to anyone who is looking for a unique, surprising entertainer suitable for any function or event.  We will definitely invite Jeremy Shafer back to our school!

Sincerely,

Joanna Pugliese
Grand Lake Montessori

Jeremy Shafer has performed several times in our library system over the years, most recently at the Pinole Branch Library as part of our all-ages “Dia de los Muertos” celebration program. Comments from staff and patrons alike have been uniformly positive:
 
“He does some very unique hats and linked chains.”
 
“ He has a lot of energy and gets his audience actively involved.”
 
“I would definitely recommend this performer for other teen events.”
 
“You have to admire someone willing to set themselves on fire to get their [teens] attention!”
 
His variety of talents (juggling, cycling, paper folding, comedic bits) appeals to both children and teens, and he is able to keep a group of mixed ages entertained. Anyone who works with young people will know how difficult this can be! 
 
I also recommend his clever and original instruction book, Origami to Astonish and Amuse, a must for young origami aficionados!
 
Augie Webb
Young Adult Services Librarian
Pinole Branch Library
Contra Costa County Library

Dear Jeremy,

On behalf of the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to you for performing at the 7th Annual Japan Town Children’s Day Festival. It is because of your light-hearted and energetic performance that we consider the event a success. We hope you had as much fun on the stage as we did watching your performance

Enclosed, please find the honorarium of the amount we discussed. Should we ever need services or talent from an artist of your caliber, we will not hesitate to contact you.

With sincere gratitude,

Ema Kajihara
Vice-Consul

Further references available upon request