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UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Wednesday, July 9th Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys/ with featured guest, Lady A
Zydeco Dance Music — Echoing the Creole Past, Charting Zydeco’s Future
Tickets $12 adv/ $15 at the door available now from Stranger Tickets
Tonight's performance is in support of United by Music North America

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force. The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys are taking the next generation’s perspective of this music and presenting it with contemporary flair and expertise. Early Creole music, as played by legends Canray Fontenot on fiddle and Jeffery’s father, accordion player Delton Broussard, is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence of interest in Louisiana today. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys create incredible music and outstanding performances, cultivating and inspiring new generations of Creole Zydeco fans. Learn more at Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys' website.

Lady A has been singing for more than 20 years, however, began her solo singing career with the Baby Blues Funk band in 1994. This sultry-husky voiced vixen is a contemporary blues diva and keeps her roots of Alexandria, Louisiana and Seattle gospel in the forefront of every show she performs. Lady A serves as a key mentor for United By Music North America. Learn more at Lady A's website.

United by Music North America
Our mission: To further the scope of United by Music in Europe by providing programs of study and performance in blues, swing and jazz music for musically talented people with intellectual disabilities in North America. We aim to improve the quality of life for members of our company and challenge public attitudes about people with an intellectual disability showing that we are more alike than we are different and profiling the exceptional talents of our company members. Learn more at www.ubmna.org.

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 All Ages until 10pm.

Wednesday, July 16th Piano Starts Here: Stride: The Before and After James P. Johnson and Thelonious Monk
8:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 at the door / $5 students with ID. Available now at Stranger Tickets. The virtuosic African-American composer James P. Johnson created the template for the classic era of stride piano. A generation later Thelonious Monk reinvented the form with his characteristic idiosyncratic approach. Tonight's event will feature pianists Eric Verlinde, Tim Kennedy, Ryan Burns, and Alex Guilbert.

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 performance brings together Seattle's finest pianists to perform the works of the artists selected for that evening on the Royal Room's Steinway B grand piano. Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Sonny Clark, Keith Jarrett, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Fats Waller, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Tim Kennedy; hosted by Tim Kennedy.

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 All Ages until 10pm.
Friday, July 18th Box Set Duo
9:00pm
Tickets: $20 – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Jim Brunberg and Jeff Pehrson (also of FURTHER, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh's band) met in a San Francisco cafe 23 years ago and almost immediately fell into a musical relationship. That connection has been responsible for 12 albums of original music, thousands upon thousands of miles on the road, a handful of awards, several ill-fated record deals and two houses built of broken B strings. The Box Set Duo has been entertaining audiences these many years with their powerful songs, brought to life by inspired guitar interplay and vocal harmonies that warm the senses. The subject matter, as with the finest folk music, ranges from politics to relationships and everything in between, all delivered with a heart and wit that has brought rave reviews. Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls once described them as "a cross between the Grateful Dead and The Smothers Brothers".

Though Jim and Jeff have both been busy pursuing other endeavors the last few years, (Jim owns and operates his own music venue, Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon and Jeff is a member of Bob Weir and Phil Lesh's band, FURTHER, Box Set continues to play to their dedicated following. A longtime Bay Area favorite, the Box Set Duo will engage your hearts, bust your sides and leave you with a song on your mind.



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 All Ages until 10pm.

Saturday, July 19th 3 Barrios: Arte Flamenco Profundo
9:00pm
Tickets: $18 advance / $20 door – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

3 Barrios is an authentic, lively flamenco show with special guest singers from Jerez: Ali de la Tota, Jesus de la Esperanza, and dancer Estefania Sanchez. They will join guitarist Mark Ferguson and dancer Esther Marion here in Seattle for a fun, lively evening show with authentic singing, guitar playing, palmas, percussion, jaleos and dancing! The real thing on a beautiful summer night in Seattle!

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 All Ages until 10pm.

Sunday, July 27th The Bobs
Tickets, $17 advance/ $20 at the door
Tickets for early show.
Tickets for late show.

Doors open at 5pm for the early show, and 9pm for the late show.
Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python…Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin…J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix: Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs), that’s THE BOBS. This original “band without instruments” has been skewering the classics, breaking all the rules and clear-cutting their own unique path in the world of vocal music for over 30 years, playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Passionkirche. To quote one reviewer, “…the Bobs still shine, breaking new ground each time they tunnel out of the sanitorium. The twin keys to the group’s creative safe deposit box are unflagging dedication to vocal excellence and utter disregard for everything else.”

The Bobs, described by the Seattle Times as “a musical equivalent of a Gary Larsen drawing,” use just their voices and body percussion to fill a room with an orchestra of harmonious sound. They have left an indelible mark on vocal music, expertly skewering standards and establishing their own hilarious norms. Once dubbed the only New Wave a cappella group in history, “The Bobs,” commented The Washington Post, “prove that the human voice remains the most powerful instrument of all.”

The Bobs are Matthew Bob Stull, Angie Bob Doctor, Dan Bob Schumacher and Richard Bob Greene.

In 2011, Dan Bob and Angie Doctor released an album of vocal duets He Said, She Said. Angie Doctor would join the Bobs in 2011, replacing Amy Bob and thus becoming "Angie Bob."

In 2013, The Bobs released an album of biographies of famous and not-so-famous people throughout history, BIOGRAPHIES.

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 All Ages until 10pm.

Wednesday, July 30th Dennis Kamakahi Tribute & Benefit
7:30pm
Tickets: $25 – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Five great young stars of the Hawaiian Music scene come together to celebrate the legacy of the legendary Dennis Kamakahi and raise money for his family in the wake of his untimely passing. Read the New York Times obituary honoring him here.

Herb Ohta Jr.: It is Herb's goal to share the beauty of Hawaii's music, its culture, and the 'ukulele to people all over the world. Herb has performed throughout the state of Hawai'i and has traveled overseas to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the mainland USA. Herb Ohta, Jr. is certainly a vanguard in this new generation of 'ukulele players. www.herbohtajr.com

David Kamakahi: Ukulele Recording Artist, Instructor, Producer, Songwriter, Multiple Hoku Award winner, David Kamakahi is the son of famous Slack Key Guitar master songwriter, Dennis Kamakahi. www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/david-kamakahi

Patrick Landeza: Musician, composer, producer, Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza is considered a leading exponent of the Hawaiian slack key style. www.reverbnation.com/patricklandeza

Stephen Inglis: Stephen Inglis was born and raised in Honolulu. He plays Grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack key guitar. He records and tours with highly regarded traditional musicians. At the same time he is an innovator: his album Slackin on Dylan opened up new territory for slack key, winning a Hawaii Music Award. stepheninglis.com/about

Jon Yamasato: A young slack key guitarist trained by the famous Slack Key guitar master, Dennis Kamakahi, Jon Yamasato, with his band, "Pure Heart", won 5 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, Hawaii's most prestigious music award. www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/jon-yamasato

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 All Ages until 10pm.

This Week At The Royal Room
Monday July 7th First Monday Wine Tasting/ The Split Stream Big Band/ The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
6:00pm First Monday Wine Tasting
Expand your knowledge and palette with Kate Bond (former Verve proprietess) at the First Monday Wine Tasting at the Royal Room! This month features wines that go great with BBQ! $15 per person (includes a light appetizer). Reservations recommended.

8:00pm The Split Stream Big Band/ The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
The Split Stream Big Band is a stylistically flexible 15-piece ensemble dedicated to performing new works by Julliard trombonist Andy Clausen. Winning the 2009 Gerald Wilson Award for Jazz Composition from The Monterey Jazz Festival, Clausen’s compositions and his “Split Stream Big Band” have been hailed by the New York Times as “sleek, dynamic large-group jazz, a whirl of dark-hued harmony and billowing rhythm…The intelligent sheen of Mr. Clausen’s writing was as striking as the composure of his peers…It was impressive, and not just by the yardstick of their age.”

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-to-15-piece band featuring Seattle's finest and most innovative improvisers under the direction of composer Wayne Horvitz. The RRCME performs Mr. Horvitz's compositions in a loosely constructed format which uses a combination of on-the-spot (re)arranging and various other techniques, some of which have come to be known as "conduction."

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.
The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Tuesday, July 8th Kavita Shah
8:00pm
Hailed by Downbeat Magazine as the "Best Graduate Jazz Vocalist" (2012) and winner of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award (2013), Kavita Shah is gaining a reputation as a visionary young singer, composer, and arranger. A native New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, Ms. Shah incorporates elements of Indian, Brazilian, and Malian music into her jazz-based repertoire. Her debut CD Visions (Inner Circle Music) – produced by Benin-born jazz guitarist Lionel Loueke – combines the sounds of the traditional Indian tablas and West African kora with those of a jazz quintet.

In addition to the Visions project, Ms. Shah leads the Brazil Trio, a jazz quintet, and the 3rd World Orquestra, a 13-piece ensemble with tabla, kora, rhythm section, and strings. She regularly works with contemporary composers and has premiered over 12 works in ensembles ranging from chamber groups to big band to jazz philharmonic. She is a member of the Steve Newcomb Orchestra ("Caterpillar Chronicles," Listen/Hear Collective 2012), and is the lead voice for tabla virtuoso Samir Chatterjee's project "Rabi Thakur."

Ms. Shah received her Master's in Jazz Voice from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge, Steve Wilson, and Jim McNeely. She holds a B.A. from Harvard College in Latin American Studies, where she was the recipient of the Cultural Agents Thesis Prize and the Kenneth D. Maxwell Prize in Brazilian Studies for her ethnomusicology research on contemporary Afro-Brazilian music and politics.

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.
Wednesday, July 9th Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys/ with featured guest, Lady A
Zydeco Dance Music — Echoing the Creole Past, Charting Zydeco’s Future
Tickets $12 adv/ $15 at the door available now from Stranger Tickets
Tonight's performance is in support of United by Music North America

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force. The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys are taking the next generation’s perspective of this music and presenting it with contemporary flair and expertise. Early Creole music, as played by legends Canray Fontenot on fiddle and Jeffery’s father, accordion player Delton Broussard, is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence of interest in Louisiana today. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys create incredible music and outstanding performances, cultivating and inspiring new generations of Creole Zydeco fans. Learn more at Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys' website.

Lady A has been singing for more than 20 years, however, began her solo singing career with the Baby Blues Funk band in 1994. This sultry-husky voiced vixen is a contemporary blues diva and keeps her roots of Alexandria, Louisiana and Seattle gospel in the forefront of every show she performs. Lady A serves as a key mentor for United By Music North America. Learn more at Lady A's website.

United by Music North America
Our mission: To further the scope of United by Music in Europe by providing programs of study and performance in blues, swing and jazz music for musically talented people with intellectual disabilities in North America. We aim to improve the quality of life for members of our company and challenge public attitudes about people with an intellectual disability showing that we are more alike than we are different and profiling the exceptional talents of our company members. Learn more at www.ubmna.org.

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 All Ages until 10pm.

Thursday, July 10th Global Heat/ Reji Lefluer
8:00pm
Global Heat brings on the all-live soulful hip hop with a twist of b-boying. Special guest MCs with Global Heat include Madshroom of Black Magic Noize, Kama of Kalamashaka, and Luna of Unleashed. Global Heat won the 2011 Jammin' Challenge, topping over 50 bands in a battle produced by Seattle Wave Radio and Hard Rock Cafe. The group has also received arts grant awards from 4Culture, Theatre Puget Sound, and Seattle Next 50.

The Reji Lefluer show incorporates originals and covers, fusing rock-funk-soul-jazz and blues, and is highly energetic and entertaining to music lovers of all ages.
The Gypsy Creole story began with various unreleased recordings in Jakarta, Indonesia where Reji Lefluer wrote and performed for both solo and collaboration projects. Jakarta was the birthplace of Lefluer's first CD Crystal Ball in 2008 and brought to the studios of Bubba Jones of ContactCreate and Critical Sun Recordings in Seattle one year later, where Lefluer formed a power trio to promote the new CD. After touring Texas Lefluer returned to Seattle to release his sophomore CD Gypsy Creole in September 2013. In 2014 Lefluer went RAW…by pairing his guitar and voice with only a drummer.

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, July 11th D'Vonne Lewis' Limited Edition/ The Imperils
8:30pm
Tonight showcases some of Seattle's hippest and most extraordinary talent for a night of swinging, grooving and dancing!

D'Vonne Lewis' Limited Edition – D'Vonne Lewis (drummer for Industrial Revelation) brings together a couple of the Northwest's best instrumentalists, Cliff Colon (sax) and Phil Sparks (bass), for a set of swinging, energetic soul, jazz and original compositions.

The Imperils bring together the inimitable talent of Ben Bloom (The Polyrhythmics), Ahamefule Oluo (Industrial Revelation), Bryant Moore (Si Limon), Thomas Deakin and Dave McGraw. This super fun show features improvised instrumentals based on themes of funk, soul and afrobeat. If you were lucky enough to catch these guys rocking Mardi Gras in Columbia City to a spillover crowd, you know you're in for a night of unforgettable dancing and bopping. Come get your groove on and heal yourselves with goodness on a Friday night! Featuring: Ben Bloom (guitar), Ahamefule Oluo (trumpet), Bryant Moore (bass), Thomas Deakin (sax), and Dave McGraw (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.
Saturday, July 12th A Night of Birthday Blessings featuring Funk E Fusion
8:00pm
Come enjoy some live funk, jazz, R&B, soul and rock with Funk E Fusion. Joining them are special guests LaKeisha Seward, Miche Ford Saxophonist Darrius Willrich.

Funk E Fusion is a band put together to play the other part of Funk you don't hear at the local clubs. The band strives to bring to the audience music that was recorded on either cassette, reel to reel, four or eight track or a record. Truly a treat. Featuring Maurice Bailey on the drums, Tommy Sandavol-Galegos on percussion, Steve Apadoca on the horns, Howard Dixon on keyboards, Darrius Willrich on keys/vocals, Mark Adams on guitar/vocals and Jimmy Marsh on bass.

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, July 13th Columbia City Beatwalk: Prom Queen/ The Pornadoes
7:00pm Beatwalk 2014 Presents: PROM QUEEN
Prom Queen is a lush, cinematic 60s-inspired solo project by Leeni. She composes all of her own original instrumental compositions from scratch and uses them as a backing track to live guitar and vocals, giving Prom Queen an authentic, moody, vintage sound. If David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino were to co-direct your prom, this would be the soundtrack.
BeatWalk is always FREE to all attendees. The Royal Room is all ages until 10:00pm.

9:00pm The Pornadoes
Guitar-driven instrumental country surf music for the masses!

The Pornadoes formed in July 2011 when Midwest transplants Jason Goessl, Tom Zgonc, and Ethan Sobotta were inspired to create the music that embodied the spirit of their homeland. Goessl, the curator and musical director of the project, formed the group as a means to satisfy yet another diversion. The band's blend of country western, surf, jazz, and bluegrass flavorings bloom with refreshing cinematic qualities.
The Pornadoes' 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.

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.

Thursday through Monday - no cover charge (please check the calendar page for special exceptions). Tuesday and Wednesday nights will feature national and touring acts. Find more details about the start times and ticket information on The Royal Room's calendar page.

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.