Restaurant, Bar and Project Room


UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Tuesday, August 26th Tuesday Tease
8:00pm
Tickets: $10-$25 available now from Stranger Tickets

Tuesday Tease is Seattle's only monthly burlesque revue with live musical accompaniment. The show brings together the musical stylings of Pervana and a rotating cast of Seattle burlesque artists to spice up your Tuesday nights with some tease and tunes. Our featured dancers bring a blend of neo and classic burlesque to showcase their stylistic flexibility -- and the band's! Pervana covers everything from jazz and blues to punk and pop and anything in between. You can catch Tuesday Tease on 4th Tuesdays at the Royal Room in July and August!

This summer, we heat things up with Miss Viva Las Vegas 2008 Dizzy Von Damn!, Seattle’s Goddess in Glitter Persephone Illyri, and drag king stripper Al Lykya. This knockout combination of performers will certainly add some sizzle to your Tuesday nights all summer long! Hosted by smart-mouthed sexpot Sailor St. Claire and stage managed by a different burlesque starlet at every show!

For more information, visit the Tuesday Tease website.

Please note: This event is 18+ until 10pm, 21+ after 10pm.
Thursday, August 28th Southside Swing with DJ Sean Donovan
7:00pm - Swing Dance Lesson
7:30pm - Dance
Tickets: $10, available now at Stranger Tickets.

Romp at the Royal Room, with people who know how to have a good time -- dancers! Stomp and shout to a variety of great dance music, from smokin' swing to slow blues and all points between. Everybody welcome. Get in the groove with a beginning dance lesson and treat yourself to some good clean fun.
Brought to you by The Royal Room and Gator Boy Productions.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Friday, August 30th Flamenco at The Royal Room: Cuerdas con Lunares
7:00pm
Tickets: $15 advance / $18 door – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Cuerdas con Lunares translated is "guitar strings with polka dots". Polka dots were traditionally worn by the gypsies of southern Spain when performing the soulful union of song, guitar and dance which was eventually called flamenco. Lines and dots can also be imagined as written musical scores that can be rearranged multiple times to create different expressions of feeling and mood. Cuerdas con Lunares comes from three passionate artists who revel in the tradition of flamenco while adding something of themselves and their experiences. The group is based out of Seattle although all three individuals have crossed paths while working on their art in Sevilla, Spain.

Melinda Hedgecorth comes direct from Sevilla, Spain, her home for the last 10 years where she dances in local flamenco tablaos and peñas as well as making special appearances in El Museo de Baile Flamenco Cristina Hoyos and in the festival Flamenco en la Frontera in Morón de la Frontera.
Melinda Hedgecorth's website.

Jed Miley recently returned to Seattle from New York where he was working with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and Flamenco Revolución teaching, composing, and performing at venues such as Jacob´s Pillow. He has his own Flamenco Rock band Dientes de Caramelo and a new recording studio in Seattle, Pinche Studios.

Daniel Azcarate returns to Seattle fresh from Sevilla, Spain where he has spent the last year intensely studying at Fundación Cristina Heeren, performing at local tablaos, and recording his first CD Mi Camino Flamenco.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Thursday, September 4th Hot Nut Riveters
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

From the diabolical mind of Guy Forsyth, the man who brought you the famous (some would say infamous) Asylum Street Spankers, and the somewhat less inventively named but no less infamous Guy Forsyth Band, we proudly present The Hot Nut Riveters - Texas’s Original Recession Era String Band.

Guy Forsyth leads an all-star Austin cast including several other former Asylum Street Spankers. This Vaudevillian string band makes any venue come to life with their instrumental prowess and amazing showmanship. Their debut studio album, "Moustashe Girl," features 7 voices, countless instruments, and, at last count, 5 hilarious commercials. Expect classic American tunes as well new original material from some of Austin's finest!
Hot Nut Riveters' website.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Saturday, September 6th En Canto
9:00pm
Tickets: $10, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

En Canto brings you music as rich and varied as the people and places of Brazil: forró and baião from the northeast, bossa nova and choro from Rio, and sambas from every city and town. These lively, danceable rhythms get everyone onto the dance floor, while the occasional slower tunes (such as Tom Jobim's "Falando do Amor") evoke the romantic Brazilian mood of saudade (longing). Led by Brazilian-born vocalist Adriana Giordano, this septet combines consummate musicianship with an infectious sense of fun, delighting everyone from the discriminating music aficionado to anyone who just wants to groove.

En Canto's website.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Monday, September 15th Forgotten Space
8:00pm
Tickets: $10, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

There are nearly three hundred Grateful Dead tribute bands, only two that tour nationally. Dark Star Orchestra and Forgotten Space from Texas. Forgotten Space is a North Texas-based band comprised of six diverse musicians with a deep understanding and respect for the rich and varied Grateful Dead songbook. Formed in 2006, Forgotten Space has developed a penchant for fearless improvisation coupled with an appreciation of the storytelling component of the Dead’s music. With a repertoire of more than 100 Dead-related songs, the musicians have meticulously bridged the gap between creating the sound and feel of the Grateful Dead experience and finding the balanced space to express their own personal identities as musicians. Staying true to form, the instrumentation of two guitars (Hunter Hendrickson and Kenny Withrow), bass (Bob McConville), keyboards (Will Hodges), two drummers (Bryant Russell and Jerry Saracini), and strong three- and four-part vocal harmonies creates an uncannily accurate representation of the real enchilada. Add to that a willingness to explore arrangements from all eras of the Dead’s body of work (1965-1995), and you end up with an all-out, explosive mixture of good vibes, endless dance party, and deep space musical exploration.

Forgotten Space's website.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Tuesday, September 16th Daniel Rosenboon Quintet/ Netcat
8:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

*4 STARS* from DownBeat Magazine
*4.5 STARS* from Sydney Morning Herald
"Complex and exciting, Fire Keeper burns, lurches, and leaps with intelligent virtuosity and a breathtaking sense of ensemble cohesion. This might be where jazz is heading—so strap in and enjoy the ride."
— Robert Bush, All About Jazz

The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet is an electrifying ensemble that brings together some of the Los Angeles creative music scene's most distinctive instrumental voices! Their debut album, Fire Keeper introduces a new brand of American music, unbound by genre or stylistic idiom. The quintet seamlessly blends elements of jazz, progressive and experimental rock, electronic music, blues, grunge, and contemporary classical music into an unprecedented sound that is fiery, grooving, intelligent and exciting. The band rocks hard, but flies with the freedom of inspired jazz. The sound is fresh yet grounded, and for all its brazen metal edge, this is joyous music!

Featuring:
Daniel Rosenboom – Trumpets
Gavin Templeton – Saxophone and Flute
Alexander Noice – Electric Guitar and FX
Kai Kurosawa – Bear Trax and FX
Dan Schnelle – Drums
Daniel Rosenboom's website.

Netcat is Andrew Olmstead, Brandon Lucia, and David Balatero. Their music explores the intersection between complexity, computers, and free improvisation. Playing cello, synthesizer, drums, and chango, the band interacts with custom sound generation software through long-form textural compositions.
Netcat's website.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Wednesday, September 17th Ivan Peña Quintet
7:30pm
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Ivan Peña is a guitarist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. currently tours with the Hot Club of Detroit. He has spent years traveling throughout France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium gigging and studying music from icons like Fapy Lafertin, Angelo Debarre, Christophe Lartilleux, Tcha Limberger, and Serge Krief. Jay Wilkinson works as a trumpeter, vocalist, composer and educator. He is the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at the University of Oklahoma, a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and a member of the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra. These affiliations have allowed him to perform around the country and back iconic musicians like Ray Charles, Steve Allen, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, and others. He has arranged music for multiple blues and pop artists and completed one album of his own. He recently became the lead trumpet and vocalist for Boyd Street Brass. Adam Ledbetter began taking piano lessons at the age of 10. By the age of 13 he was performing solo concerts featuring the works of Chopin and Beethoven alongside his original compositions. He went on to study at Langston, OCU and UCO's music department where he soaked up jazz and other styles of music. In 2010 he co-founded The New Growth Jazz Quartet and now performs original music with his wife, Kizzie Ledbetter, in the group Adam & Kizzie. 28 year old Matt Hayes was born and resides in Tulsa, Ok. He has a widespread recording and touring career, including work with the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Ivan Peña, and Malcolm Holcombe. Matt currently plays full time with Wayne Newton and Eric Himan. Zach Miller is also from Tulsa, Ok. He and Ivan went to high school together. He holds a music composition degree from the University of Oklahoma and has played guitar since his youth. He also produces beats for the group Hi-Pop.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Saturday, September 27th Jorge Alabe/ En Canto/ Choroloco
9:00pm
Tickets: $8 advance/ $10 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Master drummer Jorge Alabê grew up in Rio de Janeiro immersed in the rich musical culture of Brazil, becoming a master in samba percussion as well as in the Afro-Brazilian religious tradition of candomblé. He is an “Alabê” connected with the oldest candomblé house established in Brazil, Casa Branca; the title of “Alabê” means that he has obtained the highest level in drumming and leading of rituals in the candomblé religion and signifies deep experience and authority. Jorge played percussion with the highest level samba groups in Rio and was the rhythm director of Minas Gerais Samba School in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He has performed in recordings with Brazilian stars Milton Nascimento and Martinho da Vila and appeared on Globo TV in Brazil during 1978–1980 on the entertainment program Brasil Pandeiro.

En Canto brings you music as rich and varied as the people and places of Brazil: forró and baião from the northeast, bossa nova and choro from Rio, and sambas from every city and town. These lively, danceable rhythms get everyone onto the dance floor, while the occasional slower tunes (such as Tom Jobim's "Falando do Amor") evoke the romantic Brazilian mood of saudade (longing). Led by Brazilian-born vocalist Adriana Giordano, this septet combines consummate musicianship with an infectious sense of fun, delighting everyone from the discriminating music aficionado to anyone who just wants to groove.

Choroloco is a Seattle based acoustic ensemble of clarinet, 7 string guitar, cavaquinho and percussion. This group has traversed the wondrous world of Brazilian music since 2008. Choroloco's sound is inspired by the streets of Rio de Janiero, the hot deserts of Brazil's Northeast, the salted air of Ipanema Beach and the Douglas-firs that blanket Western Washington. Choroloco's mission is to present choro as a living tradition, drawing on its historical influences as well as bringing our own influences to the music. This music transcends time and outshines boundaries and Choroloco continues to share the wealth of the repertoire through workshop presentations, performances and audience participation based jam sessions.



Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.

Saturday, October 4th Kristin Chambers CD Release Show
7:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 door – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

8:00pm: Verlaine opens the night

9:00pm: Kristin Chambers Seattle Singer Songwriter releases her new album "Everything Woman", a new compilation of original songs that truly captures Kristin's poetic, heartfelt, lyrics and authentic, soulful music as never before. Produced by Eric Eagle of Seattle's Skoor Sound, "Everything Woman" breathes life from the musical artistry of Keith Lowe, Jeff Feilder, Michael Stegner, Steve Moore, Al Keith and the arranging brilliance of Hans Teuber.

Eric Eagle- Drums
Jeff Fielder-Guitar
Michael Stegner-Piano
Keith Lowe- Bass

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
This Week At The Royal Room
Monday, August 25th The Gus Carns Quintet/ Jacob Zimmerman Quintet
8:00pm
Enjoy a night of bebop and MORE!
Jacob Zimmerman and his Quintet play classic bebop from the 40's and 50's.
Jacob Zimmerman - alto
Levi Gillis - tenor
Jake Svendsen - piano
Nate Parker - bass
Max Wood - drums

AALCM plays selected compositions by Kurt Rosenwinkel plus original compositions.
Adrian Noteboom - tenor
Augustus Carns - piano
Lucas Winter - guitar
Chuck Kistler - bass
Max Wood - drums

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Tuesday, August 26th Tuesday Tease
8:00pm
Tickets: $10-$25 available now from Stranger Tickets

Tuesday Tease is Seattle's only monthly burlesque revue with live musical accompaniment. The show brings together the musical stylings of Pervana and a rotating cast of Seattle burlesque artists to spice up your Tuesday nights with some tease and tunes. Our featured dancers bring a blend of neo and classic burlesque to showcase their stylistic flexibility -- and the band's! Pervana covers everything from jazz and blues to punk and pop and anything in between. You can catch Tuesday Tease on 4th Tuesdays at the Royal Room in July and August!

This summer, we heat things up with Miss Viva Las Vegas 2008 Dizzy Von Damn!, Seattle’s Goddess in Glitter Persephone Illyri, and drag king stripper Al Lykya. This knockout combination of performers will certainly add some sizzle to your Tuesday nights all summer long! Hosted by smart-mouthed sexpot Sailor St. Claire and stage managed by a different burlesque starlet at every show!

For more information, visit the Tuesday Tease website.

Please note: This event is 18+ until 10pm, 21+ after 10pm.
Wednesday, August 27th Renato Anesi Trio
8:00pm
Renato Anesi is Composer, Arranger and Multi instrumentalist from Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. Master of Choro music, Renato plays several brazilian stringed instruments such as tenor banjo, tenor guitar, mandolin, cavaco, ten strings guitar and more.
www.renatoanesi.com

Tonight he is joined by Adriana Giordano (voice) and Edgar Bueno (tabla).

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Thursday, August 28th Southside Swing with DJ Sean Donovan
7:00pm - Swing Dance Lesson
7:30pm - Dance
Tickets: $10, available now at Stranger Tickets.

Romp at the Royal Room, with people who know how to have a good time -- dancers! Stomp and shout to a variety of great dance music, from smokin' swing to slow blues and all points between. Everybody welcome. Get in the groove with a beginning dance lesson and treat yourself to some good clean fun.
Brought to you by The Royal Room and Gator Boy Productions.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Friday, August 29th Ranger and The Re-Arrangers/ Lady Day & Prez: The Music of Billie Holiday & Lester Young
8:30pm
Seattle Gypsy Jazz band Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm Webzine). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django & Grappelli, and Ranger's unique originals.

Lady Day & Prez pays tribute to Billie Holiday and Lester Young's many collaborative recordings.
Featuring:
Vocals: Katie Jacobson
Alto Sax: Ivan Arteaga
Trumpet: Raymond Larsen
Piano: Cameron Sharif
Bass: Carmen Rothwell
Drums: Mike Gebhert


No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Saturday, August 30th Flamenco at The Royal Room: Cuerdas con Lunares/ Helen Gillet
7:00pm Cuerdas con Lunares
Tickets: $15 advance / $18 door – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Cuerdas con Lunares translated is "guitar strings with polka dots". Polka dots were traditionally worn by the gypsies of southern Spain when performing the soulful union of song, guitar and dance which was eventually called flamenco. Lines and dots can also be imagined as written musical scores that can be rearranged multiple times to create different expressions of feeling and mood. Cuerdas con Lunares comes from three passionate artists who revel in the tradition of flamenco while adding something of themselves and their experiences. The group is based out of Seattle although all three individuals have crossed paths while working on their art in Sevilla, Spain.

Melinda Hedgecorth comes direct from Sevilla, Spain, her home for the last 10 years where she dances in local flamenco tablaos and peñas as well as making special appearances in El Museo de Baile Flamenco Cristina Hoyos and in the festival Flamenco en la Frontera in Morón de la Frontera.
Melinda Hedgecorth's website.

Jed Miley recently returned to Seattle from New York where he was working with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and Flamenco Revolución teaching, composing, and performing at venues such as Jacob´s Pillow. He has his own Flamenco Rock band Dientes de Caramelo and a new recording studio in Seattle, Pinche Studios.

Daniel Azcarate returns to Seattle fresh from Sevilla, Spain where he has spent the last year intensely studying at Fundación Cristina Heeren, performing at local tablaos, and recording his first CD Mi Camino Flamenco.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.

9:00pm Helen Gillet (No Cover)
Globe Trotting, multi-faceted, jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser Helen Gillet is a "mixed bag" of musical influence. She has won awards as best "other instrument" in New Orleans' Best of the Beat Awards and Downbeat Magazine recently nominated her a Rising Star in the 61st Annual Critic’s Poll. She believes music to be an expression of the entire human condition, performing an eclectic mix of French pop, Avant Garde Jazz, North Indian, Folk and Classical styles.

Tonight Helen will play two sets: first a solo set, followed by a set with Tarik Abouzaid (drums), Paul 'PK' Kemmish (bass) and Skerik (saxophone).

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Sunday, August 31st "I Ain't Working Tomorrow": Pre-Labor Day Funk Party
It's that time of year where everyone can come together, united by the fact that they don't have to go to work on Monday! No getting out of bed early, no rush-hour traffic, no 2pm crash at your desk, and none of the other pains everyone has at their job...all of that can wait till Tuesday. The Royal Room is treating Columbia City to a Sunday-night Funk Party to bring in Labor Day, and why not? We don't have to work tomorrow!

Take a break tonight and enjoy:
Happy Hour prices all night
$3 Cumin Pork Sliders
Live Funk for the neighborhood brought to you by SpiceRack, featuring Michelle Searle singing the classics!

Composer/guitarist Tristan Gianola whips out SpiceRack, a quartet of grooving, riffing, ripping and chicken scratching music for people looking to shake their booties (or wiggle in your chair if you’re shy). Bits and pieces of Motown, Funk, Jams and Jazz music find a place together in Gianola’s music written specifically for SpiceRack, where things open up and anything can get piled on top of some catchy tunes. He is joined by Jake Sele on organ, Nick Lonien on bass and Tommy Whiteside on drums.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

With permanent backline, recording and video, a grand piano and a generous stage, the Royal Room has been designed to serve the musicians and artists who will be performing.

For ticketed events please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show

The Royal Room is open Wednesday through Monday and some Tuesdays.
Happy Hour drink and food specials 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.