JAZZIZ NIGHTLIFE has announced its star-studded lineup for October including artists like Brian McKnight, Macy Gray, The Rippingtons and John Oates of Hall & Oates. The stars come out at JAZZIZ for a diverse sizzling schedule of live entertainment. From rock legends to jazz, Latin, and beyond the stellar line-up of performers include: October 1 | 7 pm Frank McComb Real People Real Music presents international artist Frank McComb live at Jazziz. He is one of the most if not the most soulful & funky jazz artists of our time. He comes from gospel roots, but blossomed beautifully as a phenomenal jazz piano vocalist with obvious influences from the great Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and Chick Corea. Frank sold out The Blue Rooster in Sarasota, FL this past June and is thirsty to please during his debut in Boca Raton at Jazziz where he will pay tribute to Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, and Donny Hathaway during his performance along with many of his originals. Tickets are $25 per person General Admission, $35 Premium and $45 VIP. October 2 | 7:30 pm Amaury Gutiérrez Latin Grammy Award winning Singer/songwriter Amaury Gutiérrez began getting interested in music while still in high school in Cuba. After winning a scholarship, Gutiérrez started studying singing and later piano and guitar. After moving to Havana, the musician started working along with trumpet player Arturo Sandoval, later joining a local band called Afrocuba. In 1993, while touring Central America with a second band, Amaury Gutiérrez decided to settle down in Mexico to pursue a solo career. Tickets are $35 General Admission, $45 Premium and $65 VIP. October 5 | 7 pm Brian McKnight Brian McKnight has earned his spot in contemporary music history; having released 15 albums to date, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and selling over 20 million albums worldwide. In addition to being a singer, songwriter and producer, McKnight is a charismatic personality who has hosted “Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight” on BETJ. In addition, “The Brian McKnight Morning Show” on KTWV the Wave Smooth Jazz radio station, was a Top 5 rated show 2 years running. In 2009 Brian started hosting his own radio show “The Brian McKnight Show” which ran in over 60 markets and was syndicated through ABC Radio. Along with 16 Grammy nominations, McKnight has been the recipient of American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year. Tickets are $100 Premium, $150 VIP and $200 to include a Meet & Greet. October 7 & 8 | 7 pm & 9 pm Richard Elliot Saxophonist Richard Elliott is considered the reigning merchant of Soul Jazz and has been on quite a roll since becoming a solo artist following his five-year stint with Tower of Power in the 1980s. The Scotlandborn, L.A.-raised saxman was still on the road with Tower of Power when he released his debut album Trolltown in 1986. Embarking upon one of instrumental musics most dynamic and multifaceted careers, he has scored four #1 albums and a growing number of #1 airplay singles. In addition to his participation in all-star tours like Groovin’ For Grover and Jazz Attack, in the mid-90s he helped launch another of the genres annual franchises, the Guitars & Saxes tours, which he has participated in on and off ever since. After touring with Melissa Manchester for a time, he was asked to become a full-fledged member of the Tower of Power horns in 1982. He stayed with the group until 1987 and looks back fondly on those years, since they shaped the style he has today. When he’s not playing his over 100 dates a year, Elliot pilots a small aircraft; he was also a partner in PacificNet, an Internet multimedia company that developed websites for the music and entertainment industries. Tickets are $35 General Admission; $55 Premium and $75 VIP. October 9 | 7 pm Jon Secada By popular demand, Jon Secada returns to Jazziz as part of his ongoing residency in the coming months which will showcase the many facets of his extraordinary talent. With a career spanning over two decades, two Grammy Awards, 20 million albums sold, and starring roles on Broadway, the acclaimed, romantic sounds of Secada, have resulted in numerous hits in English and Spanish establishing him as one of the first bilingual artists to have international crossover success. Adorednby millions around the world, he is recognized as an international superstar by both fans and peers alike for his soulful and melodic voice. In honor of the 20th Anniversary of his first hit (“Just Another Day”). Jon’s sound features soaring melodies accompanied by lush, detailed harmonies and accessible rhythms. His lyrics explore love, loss, separation and redemption while always focusing on the positive. His songs generate a tangible sense of hope to millions of fans around the globe. The Cuban-born, yet distinctly American recording artist, producer and songwriter Jon Secada has not only written and produced hit songs for his own career, but also written and produced numerous songs and #1 hits for such artists as Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan. Tickets are $60 General Admission, $100 Premium and $150 VIP. October 16 & 17 | 7:30 pm Macy Gray Macy Gray — a multi-award winning, multiplatinum selling singer, songwriter, actress and mother of three teenagers — has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since the beginning of her musical career in 2000 with her critically acclaimed debut album ‘On How Life Is’. A truly gifted songwriter and brilliantly unique vocalist, Macy first entered the international musical arena with her hit single ‘I Try’ and soon became an instant global superstar. Now, with the release of her forthcoming studio album titled The Way, out on October 7, the truly gifted songwriter and brilliantly unique vocalist offers us a taste of what’s to come with the new teaser track “Stoned” taken from this highly anticipated full-length. Tickets are $60 General Admission; $100 Premium and $150 VIP. October 21 | 7:30 pm Nestor Torres One of JAZZIZ Nightlife’s most popular performers, Nestor Torres returns for his monthly residency. If a flute could talk, it would certainly be in the voice of Nestor Torres, for he speaks through his instrument. Equally fluent in Jazz, Classical and Latin idioms, his fluid versatility sets him apart. This 4 time Latin Grammy, 1 time American Grammy winner has worked with Ricky Martin, Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, Gloria Estefan, Dave Mathews, New World Symphony Orchestras, among many others. Tickets are $35 General Admission; $45 Premium and $65 VIP.