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Upcoming Ticketed Events
Friday, April 20th High Pulp // Shakewell
8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm: High Pulp // Shakewell

Tickets: Tickets: $10 adv/$15 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

High Pulp:
High Pulp is Seattle’s newest force. Coining their genre as “future funk fusion”, this 10-piece ensemble combines inspiration from legends such as Herbie Hancock and Earth Wind & Fire with modern influences ranging from hip-hop to electronic music. High Pulp draws comparisons to groups like Snarky Puppy and Badbadnotgood, making a name for itself through its energetic live performances. Obsessive attention to compositional detail and unique song structures characterize High Pulp’s music, along with innovative improvisational exploration. Come enjoy High Pulp live for a deeply engaging in-the-moment conversation amongst musicians or simply to get down to some dancey, funky, groovy tunes.
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Shakewell:
Shakewell is a six-piece musical brotherhood of lifelong friends and collaborators, all hailing from Western Montana. With a shared love for groove and songwriting each member draws upon their influence to conceive an original breed of music with a semblance of funk, jazz, soul, and rock n’ roll.

Shakewell has released their first full length studio album — Marzoula — produced and engineered by the power duo of Alan Evans (Soulive, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) and Brad Smalling at Evergroove, Smallings’ isolated mountainside studio in Evergreen, Colorado. The 14 track album playfully grapples with the conflicted nature of what it is to live in this day and age, and also the strange and unique perspective that the isolation of Montana affords. Conceptualized through this lens, Marzoula embodies the idea of being able to watch the troubles of this world from thousands of miles away, while experiencing them in person - via the internet - at the exact same moment.
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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, April 21st Prince: A Memorial Celebration
9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm: Prince: A Memorial Celebration

Tickets: $10 adv/ $15 dos
Advance tickets for this show are sold out, but there will be limited tickets available at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

M.V.P. Is Michael Jackson vs Prince – the group performs the music of two of the biggest musical icons. All the hits, all live. This show will be a memorial celebration of Prince’s music, who died two years ago to the day. They will be playing Prince all night.
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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.
Sunday, April 22nd Earshot Jazz Presents: Jaimeo Brown Transcendence w/ Chris Sholar & Jaleel Shaw (TWO SHOWS)
Earshot Jazz Presents: Jaimeo Brown Transcendence w/ Chris Sholar & Jaleel Shaw (TWO SHOWS)
Early Show: 7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm
Late Show: 9:30pm | Doors 9:15pm


Tickets: $18 general / $16 Earshot members & seniors (60+) / $10 students & military/veterans
7:00pm show tickets available here
9:30pm show (21+) tickets available here

Echoes of the past meet visions of the future on Work Songs, the follow up to Jaimeo Brown Transcendence’s arresting 2013 self-titled debut. From recordings of prisoners in Mississippi to stonemasons in Japan, the album brings renewed life to historical work songs through a mixture of powerfully evocative samples and new recordings. Comprised of drummer/producer Jaimeo Brown and guitarist/producer Chris Sholar, Jaimeo Brown Transcendence deftly weaves together the acoustic and the digital, compellingly connecting jazz and blues with contemporary rock, hip-hop and electronic music.

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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, April 23rd Gurf Morlix // Christopher Michael Meyer
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Gurf Morlix // Christopher Michael Meyer

Tickets: $15 adv/ $18 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Christopher Michael Meyer provides the vocal and guitar stylings for Seattle band OurDeadFathers.

His finger picked guitar lines supporting a voice delivering melancholy melody and lyrical landscapes intended to deliver the listener to their own storyline.
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Visiting planet Gurf has always been an enlightening experience. After all, this Gurf Morlix fellow – Buffalo born, Texas bred – has provided us with countless indelible musical moments in the last 40-plus years: his exemplary guitar and production work with Lucinda Williams; his instrumental accompaniment to artists ranging from Blaze Foley to Warren Zevon; his production of watermark albums for artists such as Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen and Mary Gauthier – and, since 2000, a series of eight solo records that have a singular worldview and can be both harrowing and heartening, often at the same time.

Now, prepare yourself for “The Soul And The Heal”. Gurf Morlix’s ninth album is another chapter in a songbook that pithily relates the human condition. But though Morlix’s signatures are still present on this masterstroke – lyrics that don’t waste a syllable, instrumentation without a spare note – there is also a hopefulness and vulnerability not always readily evident on his recent releases. The fact that “The Soul And The Heal” is pivotal for Gurf is immediately clear from the striking front cover image of a heart-shaped cherry with its pit exposed, and from the stark title that he says speaks to “the healing of the soul from all the damage we inflict on ourselves”. It would be too easy to attribute Gurf’s evolution to the fact that in February 2016 he suffered a heart attack while dead stopped in the fast lane, in a traffic jam, on his way to a gig. In fact these new songs were all written before this episode, from which he has fully recovered. But there’s no doubt the emotions stirred by the unexpected December 2014 passing of Gurf’s musical mate, rock keyboard legend Ian McLagan, contributed to the career pinnacle that “The Soul And The Heal” is for Morlix.
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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, April 26th Sonando: Hot Afro-Cuban Jazz
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Sonando: Hot Afro-Cuban Jazz

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Sonando's repertoire includes traditional & modern interpretations of Afro-Cuban styles such as Son, Changui, Bata & Rumba, as well as our signature Latin Jazz. We perform on folkloric instruments such as bata, marimbula, tres, congas, & shekere, as well as modern jazz instruments including flute, sax, trombone, piano, bass, & drumset.

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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, April 27th Zony Mash // Sweeter Than The Day // The Robin Holcomb Band
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Zony Mash // Sweeter Than The Day // The Robin Holcomb Band

Tickets: $15 adv/ $20 dos
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“Attempt to define her music if you care to, but Robin Holcomb has defied strict categorizations since her emergence on New York’s downtown scene, more than thirty years ago. Now living in the Pacific Northwest, this fascinatingly eclectic pianist, composer, and singer has few qualms about mingling folk, jazz, chamber music, and points between and beyond in arresting original music.”
— The New Yorker, March 2017

Formed in 1999, Sweeter Than the Day began simply as the acoustic incarnation of Zony Mash. The band played a series of weekly shows at Seattle’s Baltic Room (curated by Reggie Watts), and quickly became Wayne Horvitz’s first piano-based ensemble in over 10 years, and one of Wayne’s longest-running groups, as well as one of his favorites. Despite the shared personnel, the ensemble is quite distinct from the electric Zony Mash and the repertoire is almost entirely different. The band has toured throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Sweeter Than the Day also presents double bills with Robin Holcomb, where it serves as Robin’s backup band.

Zony Mash made their debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the band developed their sounds with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you´ll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties-style psychedelic rock, blues, funk, New Orleans and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space.

Featuring: Tim Young, Wayne Horvitz, Andy Roth, Keith Lowe, Geoff Harper

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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, April 28th International Jazz Day Concert! Julian Priester. Overton Berry. Eugenie Jones. Bruce Phares. D'Vonne Lewis. (TWO SHOWS)
International Jazz Day Concert! Julian Priester. Overton Berry. Eugenie Jones. Bruce Phares. D'Vonne Lewis. (TWO SHOWS)
EARLY SHOW: 6:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm
LATE SHOW: 9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm


Tickets: $15 adv/ $18 dos
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International Day of Jazz Concert starring:
Jazz legends Overton Berry and Julian Priester featuring award-winning, singer/songwriter Eugenie Jones, bassist extraordinaire Bruce Phares and the incomparable D'Vonne Lewis on drums. Come celebrate JAZZ!
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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.
Sunday, April 29th North Corner Chamber Orchestra: Lost Sisterhood, Found Landscapes
7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm: North Corner Chamber Orchestra: Lost Sisterhood, Found Landscapes

Tickets: $25/general $15/senior +age 30 and under/ $10 under 18 and students.
Tickets available here

*This performance will also take place on Saturday 4/28 at UCC*

NOCCO's 2017-2018 season finale features the world premier of Avi Lasser & Garrett Overcash's "3 Movements for Solo Cello", written for our principal cello and soloist, Eli Weinberger. In addition, NOCCO will perform Louise Ferrenc's rarely heard symphony number 3 as well as Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring.

Come join us for this beautiful springtime concert!

A conductorless orchestra of chamber musicians, NOCCO performs a full spectrum of art-music in a variety of spaces accessible to diverse audiences.
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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, May 5th Cinco de Mayo: Latin Fiesta with Alma y Azúcar and special guests, Supersones Quintet
9:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm: Cinco de Mayo: Latin Fiesta with Alma y Azúcar and special guests, Supersones Quintet

Tickets: $15 adv/dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Alma y Azúcar masterfully integrates beloved Latin rhythmic styles–Cha Cha, Latin Jazz, Mexican boleros, Son and Salsa with more contemporary influences, resulting in “Latin music for everyone.” The band features the music of “La Reina de la Salsa”, Celia Cruz. With Alma Villegas at the front, the band also includes esteemed Seattle musicians Fred Hoadley (piano, tres, backup vocals), Steve Okimoto (bass), Ricardo Guity (percussion, backup vocals), Steve Motsovoy (trumpet, backup vocals), Roy Brown (trombone) and Lance Lu (shekere).
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SuperSones:
Kevin Connor
- Cuban tres guitar and vocals
Justin Maggart - lead vocals, clave and guiro
Javier Marú - acoustic guitar and vocals
Steve Smith - bongo
Tige Decoster - upright bass

SuperSones play the sublime music known as Son - the acoustic dance music of the Cuban countryside that inspired modern Salsa. Son is a unique blend of Spanish guitars and harmony, Afro-Cuban percussion and swing, call-and-response singing, and trumpet improvisation. SuperSones represent this rich musical tradition with a wide range of classic and original songs in the many genres within the Son family: bolero, cha cha cha, guaracha, and son montuno among others. The group plays songs written by some of the greatest composers of Cuban popular music including Compay Segundo, Miguel Matamoros, Isaac Oviedo, and Arsenio Rodriguez. SuperSones recreate these songs with their own arrangements and improvisations to bring the Son alive in the Pacific Northwest. The group also regularly features original compositions firmly rooted in the Son tradition.
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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, May 9th The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble with Special Guest Tim Hickey on Tap Shoes
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble with Special Guest Tim Hickey on Tap Shoes

Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble is 10-piece band that through great arranging and musicianship has a full orchestral quality with a bold and dynamic sound. Featuring the best of the best entertainers, and known for exciting arrangements, this band is focused on the authentic sound and passion of the great American Songbook.

Conveying great jazz from the 1930s through the mid-60s, with a modern energy, while respecting the authenticity and edge in which the music was created. A band that can bring the music “full circle” with a presence and appeal that reaches out to audiences of all ages.

The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble’s primary arranger is famed Arranger/ Pianist Bob Hammer, who had a major hand in the American Jazz Scene for over sixty years. Bob arranged and played for legends such as Charles Mingus (Mingus referred to Bob as his, “Beethoven”), Clark Terry, Elvin Jones, Johnny Hartman, Woody Herman, Roy Eldridge, Gene Krupa, and Lionel Hampton.
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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, May 10th Great Women of Country Tribute Series: The Music of Dolly Parton & Skeeter Davis
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Great Women of Country Tribute Series: The Music of Dolly Parton & Skeeter Davis

Tickets: $12 adv/$15 dos
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The Great Women of Country Tribute Series highlights the works of some of the most prolific and talented musicians the genre has to offer. Each performance – dates below – will bring together Seattle’s finest musicians to reimagine the works of two featured artists.

Featured Singers:
Debbie Miller
Annie Ford
Carina Lewis
Robin Holcomb
Alex Guy
Leslie Braly
Moe Provencher


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Curated by Tekla Waterfield

Upcoming Great Women of Country Dates
June 14: The Music of June Carter & Loretta Lynn
July 19: The Music of Lucinda Williams & Patsy Cline
August 16: The Music of Bonnie Raitt & Emmy Lou Harris

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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, May 11th True Loves // Crack Sabbath // Guy/Horvitz Duo
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: True Loves // Crack Sabbath // Guy/Horvitz Duo

Tickets: $15 adv/$20 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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8:00pm-9:00pm – Alex Guy and Wayne Horvitz “Electro-Acoustic Songs and Visions”.

Crack Sabbath
Skerik-sax
Keith Lowe-bass
Ron Weinstein-organ
Mike Stone-drums.
Local legends play infrequently, catch em while you can.

True Loves:
David McGraw - Drums
Iván Galvez - Percussion
Jimmy James - Guitar
Bryant Moore - Bass Guitar
Delvon Lamarr - Organ/Keyboards
Scott Morning - Trumpet
Jason Cressey - Trombone
Greg Kramer - Trombone
Gordon Brown - Tenor Sax
Skerik - Bari Sax
Bringing together undeniable grooves and classic soul sounds, the True Loves are comprised of incredibly accomplished musicians who have touched the hearts and souls of music listeners and concertgoers all over the Pacific Northwest.
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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, May 12th Georgetown Orbits CD release! w/ Skablins and DJ Brynn Danger
9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm: Georgetown Orbits CD release! w/ Skablins and DJ Brynn Danger

Tickets: $8 adv/ $10 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Skablins are a ska band formed in May 2007 from Arlington, Washington of their home venue, Mirkwood & Shire Cafe "The Mirk". Named after ska and goblins, this high energy party band is suited for dancing, skanking, anthems, chanting, flame & fun and sing-a-longs.
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The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional ska and soulful reggae. They have gained international attention as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004.

The Orbits have played with such prominent names as the Skatalites, Clinton Fearon, The Gladiators, Israel Vibration, The Roots Radics, The English Beat, Bad Manners, The Aggrolites, The Pietasters, Chris Murray, Pato Banton, and a west coast tour with New York’s legendary Ska group The Slackers.

They have attracted a diverse fan base of all ages for their quality vintage-modern style of Ska and Reggae music. Their energetic live shows have never failed to impress audiences throughout the western US and Canada.
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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.
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Friday, April 20th Joe Casalini, acoustic bass and Michael Biller, guitar: An evening of jazz duets / High Pulp // Shakewell
6:00pm (in the Lounge): Joe Casalini, acoustic bass and Michael Biller, guitar: An evening of jazz duets

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm: High Pulp // Shakewell

Tickets: Tickets: $10 adv/$15 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

High Pulp:
High Pulp is Seattle’s newest force. Coining their genre as “future funk fusion”, this 10-piece ensemble combines inspiration from legends such as Herbie Hancock and Earth Wind & Fire with modern influences ranging from hip-hop to electronic music. High Pulp draws comparisons to groups like Snarky Puppy and Badbadnotgood, making a name for itself through its energetic live performances. Obsessive attention to compositional detail and unique song structures characterize High Pulp’s music, along with innovative improvisational exploration. Come enjoy High Pulp live for a deeply engaging in-the-moment conversation amongst musicians or simply to get down to some dancey, funky, groovy tunes.
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Shakewell:
Shakewell is a six-piece musical brotherhood of lifelong friends and collaborators, all hailing from Western Montana. With a shared love for groove and songwriting each member draws upon their influence to conceive an original breed of music with a semblance of funk, jazz, soul, and rock n’ roll.

Shakewell has released their first full length studio album — Marzoula — produced and engineered by the power duo of Alan Evans (Soulive, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) and Brad Smalling at Evergroove, Smallings’ isolated mountainside studio in Evergreen, Colorado. The 14 track album playfully grapples with the conflicted nature of what it is to live in this day and age, and also the strange and unique perspective that the isolation of Montana affords. Conceptualized through this lens, Marzoula embodies the idea of being able to watch the troubles of this world from thousands of miles away, while experiencing them in person - via the internet - at the exact same moment.
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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, April 21st "Lucas Lift"- A Benefit Variety Show / Prince: A Memorial Celebration
6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm: "Lucas Lift"- A Benefit Variety Show

Lucas Lift! …was organized for an evening of community, music & fun, to promote performing arts and to help send this local career-bound ballet student, Lucas G to the top school for summer program. He earned a full tuition scholarship! Join us to help him make it all the way and have so much fun doing so!
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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.


9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm: Prince: A Memorial Celebration

Tickets: $10 adv/ $15 dos
Advance tickets for this show are sold out, but there will be limited tickets available at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

M.V.P. Is Michael Jackson vs Prince – the group performs the music of two of the biggest musical icons. All the hits, all live. This show will be a memorial celebration of Prince’s music, who died two years ago to the day. They will be playing Prince all night.
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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.
Sunday, April 22nd Earshot Jazz Presents: Jaimeo Brown Transcendence w/ Chris Sholar & Jaleel Shaw (TWO SHOWS)
Earshot Jazz Presents: Jaimeo Brown Transcendence w/ Chris Sholar & Jaleel Shaw (TWO SHOWS)
Early Show: 7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm
Late Show: 9:30pm | Doors 9:15pm


Tickets: $18 general / $16 Earshot members & seniors (60+) / $10 students & military/veterans
7:00pm show tickets available here
9:30pm show (21+) tickets available here

Echoes of the past meet visions of the future on Work Songs, the follow up to Jaimeo Brown Transcendence’s arresting 2013 self-titled debut. From recordings of prisoners in Mississippi to stonemasons in Japan, the album brings renewed life to historical work songs through a mixture of powerfully evocative samples and new recordings. Comprised of drummer/producer Jaimeo Brown and guitarist/producer Chris Sholar, Jaimeo Brown Transcendence deftly weaves together the acoustic and the digital, compellingly connecting jazz and blues with contemporary rock, hip-hop and electronic music.

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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, April 23rd Gurf Morlix // Christopher Michael Meyer / The Salute Sessions
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Gurf Morlix // Christopher Michael Meyer

Tickets: $15 adv/ $18 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Christopher Michael Meyer provides the vocal and guitar stylings for Seattle band OurDeadFathers.

His finger picked guitar lines supporting a voice delivering melancholy melody and lyrical landscapes intended to deliver the listener to their own storyline.
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Visiting planet Gurf has always been an enlightening experience. After all, this Gurf Morlix fellow – Buffalo born, Texas bred – has provided us with countless indelible musical moments in the last 40-plus years: his exemplary guitar and production work with Lucinda Williams; his instrumental accompaniment to artists ranging from Blaze Foley to Warren Zevon; his production of watermark albums for artists such as Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen and Mary Gauthier – and, since 2000, a series of eight solo records that have a singular worldview and can be both harrowing and heartening, often at the same time.

Now, prepare yourself for “The Soul And The Heal”. Gurf Morlix’s ninth album is another chapter in a songbook that pithily relates the human condition. But though Morlix’s signatures are still present on this masterstroke – lyrics that don’t waste a syllable, instrumentation without a spare note – there is also a hopefulness and vulnerability not always readily evident on his recent releases. The fact that “The Soul And The Heal” is pivotal for Gurf is immediately clear from the striking front cover image of a heart-shaped cherry with its pit exposed, and from the stark title that he says speaks to “the healing of the soul from all the damage we inflict on ourselves”. It would be too easy to attribute Gurf’s evolution to the fact that in February 2016 he suffered a heart attack while dead stopped in the fast lane, in a traffic jam, on his way to a gig. In fact these new songs were all written before this episode, from which he has fully recovered. But there’s no doubt the emotions stirred by the unexpected December 2014 passing of Gurf’s musical mate, rock keyboard legend Ian McLagan, contributed to the career pinnacle that “The Soul And The Heal” is for Morlix.
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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.

10:00pm (Lounge): The Salute Sessions

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, currently featuring a salute to the music of Charlie Parker. Hosted by bassist Troy Schiefelbein and drummer Thomas Campbell.

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, April 24th Not-So-Silent Films with Dave Keenan & Nova Devonie: "Lotte Reiniger's Fairy Tale Series" / The General Business Band
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Not-So-Silent Films with Dave Keenan & Nova Devonie

Dave Keenan and Nova Devonie perform their original scores live to classic, silent films at Seattle's premier music house, The Royal Room.
They've booked a 3-consecutive-Tuesdays residency to present their music live with these films

All scores commissioned by The NW Film Forum

Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30. Film lengths listed below

"Lotte Reiniger's Fairy Tale Series"
~ "Fairy Tales" This is a collection of short films by the prolific Lotte Reiniger. "The Ant and the Grasshopper" 1954, "Sleeping Beauty" 1954, "The Tocher" 1937, "Doktor Doolittle" 1927, "The Marquise's Secret" 1920. More work from the fantastic Lotte Reiniger in which she tackles the fairy tales of yore plus some unexpected forays into the world of advertising - with remarkable results. In fact, some of my favorite scenes are of the fairies in The Tocher. Each score is unique and assists in telling the story thru music. Originally commissioned in 2013, they added their score to The Ant and Grasshopper in 2018. Featuring accordion, guitar, violin, viola, ukulele, glockenspiel and toy piano for these scores. 50 minutes
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All films kid-friendly.
(by the standards of the mid-20th century...)

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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.


10:00pm (Lounge): The General Business Band

The General Business Band takes care of Business. Plain and simple. Featuring Rob Granfelt (Drums), Antoine Martel (Keys), and Andrew Morrill (Sax), the group plays entirely improvised compositions drawing from a wide array of vocabulary influenced by, yet not limited to, jazz, hip-hop, funk, contemporary classical, and rock. Let this band be the one-time only soundtrack to your night. Witness creation in the moment at its most honest.


No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Wednesday, April 25th Jazz Night School ft. Big Band Blue // Stuart MacDonald: Trace Generations / Wayne Horvitz trio featuring Geoff Harper
6:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm: Jazz Night School ft. Big Band Blue // Stuart MacDonald: Trace Generations

Stuart MacDonald: Trace Generations
6:30pm-7:30pm

Stuart MacDonald, Saxophone
Cuong Vu, Trumpet
Tony Lefaive, Bass
Ted Poor, Drums

Made possible with generous support from the Raynier Foundation.

Featuring Big Band Blue

Fresh and locally grown: Big Band Blue closes the evening, playing outstanding music by jazz greats plus new works by local composers and arrangers. Led by Erik Hanson, Big Band Blue is Jazz Night School’s top-level large ensemble.

Jazz Night School is Seattle's largest all-ages jazz education organization. Based in South Seattle, Jazz Night School provides high-quality individual and group jazz instruction in a supportive environment for aspiring musicians of all ages and abilities. Jazz Night School is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes jazz as a living, cultural American art form.

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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.


10:00pm (Lounge): Wayne Horvitz trio featuring Geoff Harper

Wayne Horvitz plays jazz standards and original compositions - with bassist Geoff Harper and drummer Mike Gebhart.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Thursday, April 26th Sonando: Hot Afro-Cuban Jazz / Naomi Moon Siegel Band
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Sonando: Hot Afro-Cuban Jazz

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
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Sonando's repertoire includes traditional & modern interpretations of Afro-Cuban styles such as Son, Changui, Bata & Rumba, as well as our signature Latin Jazz. We perform on folkloric instruments such as bata, marimbula, tres, congas, & shekere, as well as modern jazz instruments including flute, sax, trombone, piano, bass, & drumset.

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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.

10:00pm (Lounge): Naomi Moon Siegel Band

Eric Eagle - drums
Andy Coe - electric guitar
Matt Weiner - bass
Wayne Horvitz - keys
Naomi Siegel - trombone

Trombonist, composer, and educator Naomi Moon Siegel creates work geared towards authentic expression and honest connection. A winner of an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for Emerging Artist of the Year, her expressive trombone playing is changing the way the trombone is heard and viewed. Fusing folk melodies with fantastical soundscapes and tight grooves, she plays her own style of indie-folk/pop/jazz that transcends genre. Her music is introspective and celebratory, intimate and full. Now living in Montana, Naomi plays a late-night set with Eric Eagle (drums), Andy Coe (electric guitar), Matt Weiner (bass), Wayne Horvitz (keys). With special guests sitting in!

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Friday, April 27th Zony Mash // Sweeter Than The Day // The Robin Holcomb Band
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Zony Mash // Sweeter Than The Day // The Robin Holcomb Band

Tickets: $15 adv/ $20 dos
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“Attempt to define her music if you care to, but Robin Holcomb has defied strict categorizations since her emergence on New York’s downtown scene, more than thirty years ago. Now living in the Pacific Northwest, this fascinatingly eclectic pianist, composer, and singer has few qualms about mingling folk, jazz, chamber music, and points between and beyond in arresting original music.”
— The New Yorker, March 2017

Formed in 1999, Sweeter Than the Day began simply as the acoustic incarnation of Zony Mash. The band played a series of weekly shows at Seattle’s Baltic Room (curated by Reggie Watts), and quickly became Wayne Horvitz’s first piano-based ensemble in over 10 years, and one of Wayne’s longest-running groups, as well as one of his favorites. Despite the shared personnel, the ensemble is quite distinct from the electric Zony Mash and the repertoire is almost entirely different. The band has toured throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Sweeter Than the Day also presents double bills with Robin Holcomb, where it serves as Robin’s backup band.

Zony Mash made their debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the band developed their sounds with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you´ll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties-style psychedelic rock, blues, funk, New Orleans and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space.

Featuring: Tim Young, Wayne Horvitz, Andy Roth, Keith Lowe, Geoff Harper

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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, April 28th International Jazz Day Concert! Julian Priester. Overton Berry. Eugenie Jones. Bruce Phares. D'Vonne Lewis. (TWO SHOWS)
International Jazz Day Concert! Julian Priester. Overton Berry. Eugenie Jones. Bruce Phares. D'Vonne Lewis. (TWO SHOWS)
EARLY SHOW: 6:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm
LATE SHOW: 9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm


Tickets: $15 adv/ $18 dos
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International Day of Jazz Concert starring:
Jazz legends Overton Berry and Julian Priester featuring award-winning, singer/songwriter Eugenie Jones, bassist extraordinaire Bruce Phares and the incomparable D'Vonne Lewis on drums. Come celebrate JAZZ!
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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.
Sunday, April 29th North Corner Chamber Orchestra: Lost Sisterhood, Found Landscapes
7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm: North Corner Chamber Orchestra: Lost Sisterhood, Found Landscapes

Tickets: $25/general $15/senior +age 30 and under/ $10 under 18 and students.
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*This performance will also take place on Saturday 4/28 at UCC*

NOCCO's 2017-2018 season finale features the world premier of Avi Lasser & Garrett Overcash's "3 Movements for Solo Cello", written for our principal cello and soloist, Eli Weinberger. In addition, NOCCO will perform Louise Ferrenc's rarely heard symphony number 3 as well as Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring.

Come join us for this beautiful springtime concert!

A conductorless orchestra of chamber musicians, NOCCO performs a full spectrum of art-music in a variety of spaces accessible to diverse audiences.
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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.

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 has live music seven nights a week, check calendar for opening times.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.