Jazziz Nightlife

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Experience the best in live music with South Florida’s newest live music venue.

This month Boca Raton’s Jazziz Nightlife is offering several remarkable performances highlighting artists including David Sanborn, Nicole Henry and a special debut appearance by Level 10. Enjoy some of South Florida’s best in live entertainment paired with an upscale selection of cuisine and wine, as well as a dedicated champagne, caviar, cigar and piano bar. For more information and tickets visit www.jazziznightlife.com. Paul Taylor May 6-7 | 7 pm & 9 pm In the 19 years since saxophonist Paul Taylor first got On The Horn with his hit debut album, he’s enjoyed an extraordinary journey in the contemporary urban jazz world. The key to the charismatic saxophonist’s success? Beyond those instantly identifiable sax tones, infectious melodies, cutting edge production, and dynamic live performances, it’s one thing — tenacity. It’s also the perfect title for his latest recording. Long a mainstay among the most popular and elite artists, Taylor has been on one of the most exhilarating upswings of his career. Over the past few years, Taylor has also been part of two of the genre’s biggest summer tours, Gentlemen of the Night with Marion Meadows and Warren Hill, and Sax and the City with Meadows and Vincent Ingala. With the 20th anniversary of his recording debut coming up next year, Taylor remains a fresh and vital, forward thinking force in contemporary urban jazz. Tickets are $35 General Admission, $55 Premium and $75 VIP. Nicole Henry May 14 | 7 pm & 9 pm During Jazziz’s first year, stunning jazz vocalist Nicole Henry has become one of the most in demand and regular performers on the stage. Due to her tremendous popularity, this performance marks the beginning of a once a month residency exclusively at Jazziz. Since her debut in 2004, she has established herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Her passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earned her a 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” three Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums. Henry tells real stories through repertoire from the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, contemporary standards, blues and originals. Tickets are $35 General Admission; $45 Premium; and $65 VIP. David Sanborn May 20-21 | 7:30 pm Returning again to Jazziz is legendary saxophonist David Sanborn, who with 24 albums, six Grammy Awards, eight Gold albums, and one Platinum album is considered one of the most influential saxophonists of our time. He is especially known for his passionate sound and emotional interpretations of melodies and unlike his countless number of imitators, is immediately recognizable within two notes. While growing up in St. Louis, Sanborn played with many Chicago blues greats (including Albert King) and became a skilled alto saxophonist despite battling polio in his youth. After important stints with Paul Butterfield, Gil Evans, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and the Brecker Brothers, Sanborn began recording as a leader in the mid-’70s and racked up a string of pop successes. In the early ’90s, Sanborn was the host of the syndicated television series “Night Music” which had a very eclectic lineup of musicians (from Sonny Rollins and Sun Ra to James Taylor). Additionally, he has regularly hosted the “After New Year’s Eve” TV special on ABC and hosted his own syndicated radio program, “The Jazz Show with David Sanborn.” He continues to be one of the most highly active musicians of his genre and is an artist who pushes the limits and continues to make music that challenges the mind and goes “Straight to The Heart.” Tickets are $60 General Admission; $100 Premium and $150 VIP. Level 10 May 26-27 | 7 pm & 9 pm You can’t help but get caught up in the moment when Level 10 performs live. It is pretty much impossible to sit quietly while experiencing the high energy the group creates with its intricate rhythms and genius melodies. Suddenly, Latin jazz seems reawakened with an uplifting positive message, Level 10 bridges the past elements of jazz with new sounds that are bubbling up to the surface of the entertainment scene, attracting a large worldwide fan base of music lovers from Asia, South America and Europe. A band that can create memorable compositions, compelling melodies and deep toe tapping grooves, this dynamic group of seasoned players that make up Level 10 is living up to its name and taking it to the top with blistering live performances, an incredible international following and now a brand new CD titled Vector. Tickets are $25 General Admission; $35 Premium and $45 VIP.