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UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Monday, December 22nd Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration: Molly's Revenge, Christa Burch, Geraldine Murray Irish Dancers
7:30pm
Tickets: $15.
Stranger Tickets

"A seriously joyous, masterly musical experience." -- Tom Clancy, Irish Music Magazine

Join Molly's Revenge, including piper extraordinaire David Brewer who will be on the West Coast for the tour, and special guest vocalist Christa Burch with the Geraldine Murray Irish Dancers for an evening of music, song, and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new from many lands, all played with a Celtic twist. You'll have an opportunity to join in and sing some of your favorite carols, and our dancing guests will surely set your toes tapping. Born of the timeless tradition of the all-night music session, Molly's Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious on-stage enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, and song -- set against a backdrop of guitar, bouzouki, and mandola accompaniment -- guarantee an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. The new Winter Dance CD featuring music from the show will be available at the concerts. Singer and bodhrán player Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate -- and instantly recognizable.

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, December 23rd Home For The Holidays (Night 1)
8:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Royal Room presents our fourth annual "Home for the Holidays" series, bringing native Seattle musicians to perform a night of music.

Willem DeKoch and Zubin Hensler Duo
Half of the Westerlies Quartet, DeKoch and Hensler are back from New York to showcase both their impeccable brass playing and their latest composition work.

A Tribute To Herbie Nichols with the Chris McCarthy Collective
Chris McCarthy, leader of the young, highly experimental McKarrtet group, is joined by fellow up-and-comer Xavier Del Castillo as well as local legends Thomas, Parker and Lewis.

Evan Shay Band
Shay returns from Montreal to play tunes off his latest release, Homeward, which KPLU called “Beautiful and emotionally powerful.”
Featuring:
Mark Taylor- Alto Sax
Evan Shay- Tenor Sax
Gus Carns- Piano
Mat Muntz- Bass
Evan Woodle- Drums

“Swingin’ with Santa” – Riley Mulherkar
Back from the Julliard School of Music, Riley Mulherkar on trumpet joins Gus Carns on piano, Carmen Rothwell on bass and Evan Woodle on drums for holiday standards as well as original compositions.

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, December 29th Home For The Holidays (Night 2)
8:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Royal Room presents our fourth annual "Home for the Holidays" series, bringing native Seattle musicians to perform a night of music.

The Music of Booker Little and Eric Dolphy – Noah Halpern
Tackling music from the legendary Dolphy and Little, including charts from the classic At the Five Spot, are Noah Halpern on trumpet, Jacob Zimmerman on alto saxophone, Gus Carns on piano, Bob Bruya on bass, and Max Holmberg on drums.

Tribute to Willard Robson – Jacob Zimmerman
The greatest songwriter of the early 20th century you've never heard of, Willard Robison can be seen as the bridge between Stephen Foster and Randy Newman. Jacob Zimmerman on Alto Sax and Clarinet, Charlie Feig on Trumpet, Isak Gaines on Tenor Sax, Emily Asher on Trombone, Jake Svendsen on Piano, Matt Weiner on Bass, and Eric Eagle on Drums.

Julian Garvue and Friends
Garvue and his band mix in standards with some of the original composing they’ve completed over the past year. Featuring Adrian Noteboom/Xavier Del Castillo on saxophones, me on piano, Mat Muntz on bass, and Evan Woodle on drums.

The Seatown Sextet
Spencer Edgers on Saxophone leads a local all-star band: Noah Halpern on Trumpet, Danae Greenfield on Piano, Cole Schuster on Guitar, Greg Feingold on Bass and Max Holmbergs 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.
Saturday, January 3rd The Westerlies
6:00pm
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door/ $10 Students
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Westerlies are a New York based brass quartet comprised of four friends from Seattle, Washington. Avid explorers of cross-genre territory, The Westerlies are a collectively run ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of a new brass quartet repertoire that exists in the ever-narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock. The Westerlies have premiered over 40 original works for brass quartet since their inception in 2011, and crafted an approach that Dave Douglas had described as “Swinging, grooving, clean and tricky playing. This is the group that, once you’ve heard them, you’ll realize they always needed to exist. Unique, original, exciting. And simply killing in the best sense.” The Westerlies music exudes the warmth of their longstanding friendships, and reflects the broad interests of its members.

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, January 8th Tango Lessons
6:00pm
With Live Music & Dancing to Tango, Salsa and other Latin Beats
6:30pm

Tickets $20
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Each of the last four Thursdays in January, fling your inhibitions aside and make plans for a fiery night of dancing and live music. Learn to dance in a casual atmosphere. At 6:30 pm: $20 Beginner Tango Lesson from Patricio Touceda. Later, dance to live Latin Music performed with timeless drama and grace to the pulse-quickening rhythms of the Tango and other Latin Styles of Music.

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, January 13th Nels Cline & Julian Lage
Two shows: 7:00pm (Early Show, All Ages) and 9:00pm (Late Show, 21+)

Tickets: $20
Tickets for Early Show
Tickets for Late Show

Nels Cline is a major force as a guitarist and improviser, ever since he debuted on record in 1978 and as a leader in 1988. Named by Rolling Stone as one of 20 “new guitar gods” and one of the top 100 guitarists of all time, Cline has gained his widest fame as a member of acclaimed rock band Wilco since 2004. He’s known for a certain cranked-up experimental mayhem, the kind sometimes heard from his extraordinary trio the Nels Cline Singers, which released the well-received MACROSCOPE on Mack Avenue earlier in 2014. But throughout his career, Cline has undertaken projects, sometimes acoustic or semi-acoustic duos, highlighting an intimate and reflective approach that’s just as central to his artistry.

With ROOM, Cline returns to Mack Avenue, creating a world of melodic beauty but also hard sonic edges and technical brilliance in the company of Julian Lage. At just 26, Lage has taken the world of jazz guitar by storm. The New York Times hails the “disarming spirit of generosity” in Lage’s music and notes the young guitarist’s “roots tangled up in jazz, folk, classical and country music.” In addition to his work with Mark O’Connor, the late Jim Hall, Anthony Wilson and a great many others, Lage leads his own groundbreaking groups as documented on the albums Gladwell and Sounding Point (the latter earning Lage a Grammy nomination).

In a 2013 Q&A with JazzTimes, Lage described the Cline-Lage duo sound as “200 percent power,” and that’s exactly what comes through on ROOM: an inspired collection of originals and collaborative pieces that run the full range from intricately composed and complex to free and spontaneous. Cline builds on the strength of his previous duo work with the likes of Vinny Golia, Zeena Parkins, Elliott Sharp, Thurston Moore, Carla Bozulich, Marc Ribot and not least of all the late West Coast bassist Eric Von Essen, to which the gorgeous dual-acoustic showcase “Whispers from Eve” is dedicated. Lage, for his part, has worked in duo settings with David Grisman, Martin Taylor, John Abercrombie, Taylor Eigsti and others.

Cline and Lage remain on acoustic guitars to end ROOM with “Calder,” a reference to the visionary sculptor Alexander Calder. “I have a Calder mobile that my mom sent me years ago when I moved back east,” Lage says. “It hangs in my apartment and I just love it. So though I wrote the tune first and the title came later, I felt like the presence of the mobile fit the mode of the piece well.”

On ROOM one hears two guitar masters who span the generations, comfortable in every conceivable role, meeting the daunting challenges of these compositions while giving themselves over to the moment. In the JazzTimes Q&A, Cline credited the duo for revitalizing his playing overall: “I was burned out on touring, burned out on myself…. And when Julian and I started playing together it kicked my ass hard. At the same time it inspired me and refreshed my soul.” Lage replied, “Likewise.”

Nels Cline's Website.
Julian Lage'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.
This Week At The Royal Room
Monday, December 22nd Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration: Molly's Revenge, Christa Burch, Geraldine Murray Irish Dancers
7:30pm
Tickets: $15.
Stranger Tickets

"A seriously joyous, masterly musical experience." -- Tom Clancy, Irish Music Magazine

Join Molly's Revenge, including piper extraordinaire David Brewer who will be on the West Coast for the tour, and special guest vocalist Christa Burch with the Geraldine Murray Irish Dancers for an evening of music, song, and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new from many lands, all played with a Celtic twist. You'll have an opportunity to join in and sing some of your favorite carols, and our dancing guests will surely set your toes tapping. Born of the timeless tradition of the all-night music session, Molly's Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious on-stage enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, and song -- set against a backdrop of guitar, bouzouki, and mandola accompaniment -- guarantee an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. The new Winter Dance CD featuring music from the show will be available at the concerts. Singer and bodhrán player Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate -- and instantly recognizable.

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, December 23rd Home For The Holidays (Night 1)
8:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Royal Room presents our fourth annual "Home for the Holidays" series, bringing native Seattle musicians to perform a night of music.

Willem DeKoch and Zubin Hensler Duo
Half of the Westerlies Quartet, DeKoch and Hensler are back from New York to showcase both their impeccable brass playing and their latest composition work.

A Tribute To Herbie Nichols with the Chris McCarthy Collective
Chris McCarthy, leader of the young, highly experimental McKarrtet group, is joined by fellow up-and-comer Xavier Del Castillo as well as local legends Thomas, Parker and Lewis.

Evan Shay Band
Shay returns from Montreal to play tunes off his latest release, Homeward, which KPLU called “Beautiful and emotionally powerful.”
Featuring:
Mark Taylor- Alto Sax
Evan Shay- Tenor Sax
Gus Carns- Piano
Mat Muntz- Bass
Evan Woodle- Drums

“Swingin’ with Santa” – Riley Mulherkar
Back from the Julliard School of Music, Riley Mulherkar on trumpet joins Gus Carns on piano, Carmen Rothwell on bass and Evan Woodle on drums for holiday standards as well as original compositions.

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, December 24th Closed
Thursday, December 25th Closed
Friday, December 26th The Royal Room Presents: Columbia City PARTY NIGHT!
The Chancellors ft. Jimmie Herrod/ SpiceRack
9:00pm (Tonight The Royal Room Opens at 7:00pm)

Join The Royal Room for a monthly party, Columbia City style! We are hosting a night of funky dance music led by neighborhood musicians joining forces with Seattle’s finest for a good time with drinks, dancing and great hanging with our wonderful neighborhood! Entertainment for the night features The Chancellors (Royal Room house funk band) playing classic dance covers and exchanging sets with SpiceRack, a grooving guitar/organ/bass/drums quartet playing original psychedelic funk and their breed of “Circus Motown”.

The Chancellors: If there's a party somewhere in the south end, you can count on The Chancellors being there! Now The Royal Room's in-house funk band, The Chancellors are a driving machine of funkadelia and dance music ranging from Smokey Robinson to Michael Jackson, Sly Stone to Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power to Chaka Khan. With three horns, a relentlessly grooving rhythm section, sassy arrangements and the belting vocals you won't miss a beat of the funkiest classics! Tonight, The Chancellors are led by vocalist Jimmie Herrod, Backed by:
Tristan Gianola (guitar/arranger), Jake Sele (keys/arranger), Brian Bermudez (tenor sax), Carey Rayburn (trumpet), Kendell Irby (trombone), Nick Lonien (bass) and Tommy Whitside (drums).

SpiceRack: 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).
SpiceRack's Facebook
SpiceRack's Bandcamp

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, December 27th Rene Hart w/ Skerik, Dawn Clement & D'vonne Lewis
8:00pm

Rene Hart - Acoustic Bass & Electronica / Looping
Skerik - Saxophone
Dawn Clement - Piano & Keyboards
D'vonne Lewis - 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.
Sunday, December 28th Garfield Jazz Jam/ Rochelle House Project w/ Andy Coe and Evan Flory-Barnes
6:00pm: Garfield Jam

8:00pm: Rochelle House Project w/ Andy Coe and Evan Flory-Barnes



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 weekdays from 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.