Restaurant, Bar and Project Room


UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
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.
Wednesday, September 24th Piano Starts Here: Interpretations of Bartok
8:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $5 students w/ ID, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Jazz musicians have always managed to quickly grab hold of devices the contemporary classical composers were using, and have been inspired by many of the great early 20th century composers who contributed those devices. Béla Bartók certainly inspired his fair share of jazz musicians. Benny Goodman commissioned Bartók’s Contrasts for clarinet-violin-piano trio. In an interview of Charlie Parker with Marshall Stearns and John Maher, Parker asserts “Bartók is my favorite, you know.” Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea recorded Ostinato for two pianos from Bartók’s Mikrokosmos. Eric Dolphy’s tonal bebop harmony and melodic lines have been known to suggest the influences of Bartók and Igor Stravinsky.

Tonight at The Royal Room, some of Seattle’s finest pianists come together to explore Bartók’s musical language and reinterpret the sounds of jazz with the composers approach, drawing from influences of his iconic works for piano such as the Mikrokosmos. Tonight’s performers will include Sumi Tonooka, Linda Dowdell, Aaron Otheim and Randy Halberstadt. Hosted by Tim Kennedy and Wayne Horvitz.

The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument. Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening on the Royal Room's Steinway B grand piano. Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Sonny Clark, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Fats Waller, Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Tim Kennedy. Hosted by Tim Kennedy.

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.
Thursday, October 23rd David Vest CD Release Show
6:30pm
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 door – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Seattle CD Release for Roadhouse Revelation
"Four stars!" Downbeat
"A most amazing set of songs .... A candidate for album of the year." Toronto Blues Society
"A world-class entertainer." Victoria Jazz Society
"The King of piano boogie." Cascade Blues Society

Although he now calls Canada home, Maple Blues Award winner David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player and blues shouter. Born in Alabama in 1943, David grew up in Birmingham, not far from Tuxedo Junction. He played his first paying gig in 1957, and by the time he opened for Roy Orbison on New Year's Day 1962, he was a seasoned veteran of Gulf Coast roadhouses and honkytonks.

In 2012 he recorded and released East Meets Vest, backed by members of Downchild and Fathead. Holger Petersen of CBC Saturday Night Blues called it, "one of the best Canadian blues albums of 2012.” David won the 2012 Maple Blues Award for Keyboard/Piano Player Of The Year and East Meets Vest was nominated for the Maple Blues’ Recording Of The Year in 2013.

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 25th House of Thee UnHoly Band
7:30pm (All Ages) & 9:30 (21+)
Tickets: $15 – Tickets for early show available now from Stranger Tickets.
Tickets available for late show available now from Stranger Tickets.

"The band is fantastic, as one would expect, given the immense talent on stage. Darren Loucas is especially good. The addition of Kathy Moore to the lineup was inspired, her chops are remarkable. Andy Stoller holds down the fort in John Paul Jones fashion while Mike Stone’s feet on the kick drums were truly made of Led, and he often sounded like he had four sticks on the trap." Omar Willey The Seattle Star!

The current band configuration boasts a powerhouse of singers; Sarah Rudinhoff (2004 recipient of The Stranger Genius Award; also seen at 5th Avenue, Seattle Rep); Jen Ayers (Honey Tongue; Dream On, Teatro ZinZanni's Return to Paradise in 2013); Zach Davidson (Vendetta Red; featured singer with the prestigious Seattle Rock Orchestra). It really takes three diverse voices to do justice to the vocal range of the young Robert Plant.

Thee House of Thee UnHoly band musicians include, Andy Stoller (appearances on "The Tonight Show," "David Letterman," "The Grammys”, touring with Tracy Chapman) on bass; Ryan Burns (played with members of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Guns and Roses), on guitar; Darren Loucas (who's shared stage with Bill Frisell and Ian Moore, on guitar Katy Moore (performed with Thaddeus Turner), and Mike Stone (played with members of Soundgarden; REM; Pearl Jam) on drums.

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, 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.
Thursday, September 18th Tayla Lynn/ Varmint
8:00pm
Tayla Lynn, the granddaughter of Loretta Lynn, joins forces with Eric Eagle, Wayne Horvitz, Andy Stoller, Darren Loucas and Sean Divine for a night of country! Sharing the bill tonight is Varmint, featuring Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, Keith Lowe, Jon Hyde and Darren Loucas.

Tayla Lynn's website.
Varmint's website.

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.
Friday, September 19th Wil Blades Trio
8:30pm
Wil Blades - Organ
Andy Coe - Guitar
Simon Lott - Drums
From cookin’ with Blues legend John Lee Hooker, organ summits with B-3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith, television and radio appearances, Wil Blades is gaining critical acclaim and international recognition. Blades, a native Chicagoan, has become the San Francisco Bay Area’s first call organist and is rapidly gaining momentum internationally. He has been named “Rising Star” for organ in the Downbeat critics poll every year since 2006. Wil has been wowing audiences with groups such as “O.G.D.,” “Amendola Vs. Blades”, “Stanton Moore Trio”, “Steppin” and Billy Martin Wil Blades Duo". In 2007 Blades released his much anticipated debut record, “Sketchy”, on Doodlin’ Records. In addition to performing with legendary artists such as John Lee Hooker and Dr. Lonnie Smith, Wil has performed and recorded with Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Joe Louis Walker, Don Braden, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Karl Denson, Will Bernard, Scott Amendola, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Billy Martin, Anders Osborne, Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Betty Joplin, Eddie Marshall, Herbie Lewis, and many others.

Born in 1979, Wil began playing drums at the age of 8, guitar at 13, and then found his true calling on Hammond B-3 at 19. While studying Jazz at New College of California with bassist Herbie Lewis, Wil landed weekly gigs at John Lee Hooker’s Boom Boom Room in San Francisco. Barely of legal age, veteran musicians, such as trumpeter Oscar Myers, took him under their wings. Being self-taught on organ, the weekly gigs proved to be the best lessons of all. In the years since, Wil has received tutelage from Jazz Organ master, Dr. Lonnie Smith. “Yeah, he does it...he’s on it. He is the future to carry on the legend, the legacy of the organ, [of] the B-3.”

Wil has kept the traditional sounds of Jimmy Smith, Larry Young, and “Groove” Holmes alive, while creating a more personal, modern sound. In Wil’s words, “I feel indebted to the tradition and masters of the Hammond Organ, but while trying to keep it going, I’m also focused on bringing my contemporary influences to the table.” His playing is rhythmic, funky and bluesy, yet his original compositions are harmonically intriguing and unique.
Wil Blade's website.

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, September 20th Bob Schulz' Frisco Jazz Band/ Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet
5:00pm: Bob Schulz' Frisco Jazz Band
The seven piece Bob Schulz' Frisco Jazz Band has been playing a relaxed swing style Jazz from the 20's and 30's on through the big band era, as well as the current favorites for over 25 years. The band features Cornet, Piano, Clarinet/Sax, Trombone, Tuba, Banjo and Drums. They have played often for the Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society, and are excited to play at The Royal Room!
Bob Schulz' Frisco Jazz Band's website.

9:00pm: Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet
Local musicians come together to perform the music of Sonny Clark, Hank Mobley, Herbie Nichols, Lennie Tristano, Ornette Coleman and more. Featuring Andy Roth (drums), Wayne Horvitz (piano), Levi Gillis (tenor sax), Steve O'brien (trumpet) and more!

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, September 21st Zooma Bella
8:00pm
Zooma Bella will bring it, so you can swing it! An 8 piece show band of seasoned music veterans, capturing the style and flavor of the Louis Prima/ Keeley Smith Era, with a punchy horn section, a snappy rhythm section, and the dual vocal stylings of Joe Fromaggio and Atsa Nice.

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.