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UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Wednesday, January 21st Piano Starts Here: Charles Mingus
6:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $5 students w/ ID.
Tickets Available from Stranger Tickets

Though he’s best known for his bass playing and composing, Mingus released a single solo piano record – “Mingus Plays Piano” – which offers a unique window into the mind and mechanics of the category-defying musician. As the album approaches its half-century birthday, Piano Starts Here uses “Mingus Plays Piano” as a starting point from which to honor and explore Mingus’ piano compositions.

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.
Friday, January 23rd Khu.éex' ft. Bernie Worrell/ Skerik/ Om Johari (Two Shows in One Night)
Tickets $15 advance/ $18 at the door.
Tickets to the 7:00pm early show (all ages)
Tickets to the 10:00pm late show (21+)

This band is conceptualized by local Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary (bass). Using Alaskan Tlingit music as inspiration, the band performs contemporary funk/jazz improvisations for the foundation and traditional vocals are layered and interspersed with spoken word and storytelling.

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 31st Maracujá/ En Canto
9pm
Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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

En Canto's Website

Maracujá plays music of Latin America drawing from its roots to find their own sound. From Brasil and its street sambas and gentle bossa novas to Cuba and its African rhythms of son, guajira, mambo, and bolero. ….and all places in between. Music for a mood or music to move to. Maracujá can perform in intimate settings as a duo or trio or grow to a full band to play fiery Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian rhythms to make a crowd swing and dance.

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, January 19th Christian Carlson/ The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
6:30: Christian Carlson
Featuring:
Tim Kennedy - Keys
Steve O’Brien - Trumpet
Bennet Pullen - Bass
Christian Carlson - Drums/ Compositions
www.ChristianCarlsonMusic.com

8:00: The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-15 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". Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris's Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to Conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris' original Conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.

Regular members include Beth Fleenor, Steve O'Brien, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Greg Sinibaldi, Jacob Zimmerman, Craig Flory, Eric Eagle, Kate Olson, Naomi Siegel, Jacob Herring and Wayne Horvitz.
Featured guests have included Bobby Previte, Greg Campbell, Stuart Dempster, and Briggan Krauss, Neil Welch and Ivan Artega.

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, January 20th Robin Holcomb & Mike Dumovich
8:00pm
In this, the first performance of her residency at The Royal Room, Robin Holcomb will present a rare solo acoustic performance of new and old original songs, solo piano compositions and settings of Nazim Hikmet, Stephen Foster and The Mississippi Sheiks.

Robin Holcomb performs internationally, creates vocal and instrumental music for ensembles of all sizes, film, dance and theater. Her music can be heard on Nonesuch, Tzadik, Songlines and New World recordings.
“She has created a new American regionalism, spun from many threads – rock, minimalism, Civil War songs, Appalachian folk tunes, even the polytonal music of Charles Ives.” (NY Times).
“Achingly painful and suddenly tender, Robin Holcomb’s songs mirror a beguiling, bewildering world.” (Rolling Stone)
“Satie goes to Appalachia, Morricone goes to the Knitting Factory, and you, dear art-folk fan, die and go to heaven.” (Village Voice)

Also performing will be the elusive and matchless Mike Dumovich, one of Robin’s favorite local songwriters. Mike will perform with his songs with Bill Patton (slide guitar), Anne Marie Ruljancich (viola) and Anna Lynne Williams (voice).

www.robinholcomb.com
http://mikedumovich.bandcamp.com

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, January 21st Piano Starts Here: Charles Mingus/ All Star Dub Sessions
7:30pm: Piano Starts Here: Charles Mingus
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $5 students w/ ID.
Tickets Available from Stranger Tickets

Though he’s best known for his bass playing and composing, Mingus released a single solo piano record – “Mingus Plays Piano” – which offers a unique window into the mind and mechanics of the category-defying musician. As the album approaches its half-century birthday, Piano Starts Here uses “Mingus Plays Piano” as a starting point from which to honor and explore Mingus’ piano compositions.

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.

10:00pm: All Star Dub Sessions
The All Star Dub Session is a collective of rotating seasoned musicians who perform live improvisational Dub Reggae.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Thursday, January 22th Tango Lessons/ Trio Subtonic/ Tim Kennedy Trio
6:30pm: Tango Lessons
With Live Music & Dancing to Tango, Salsa and other Latin Beats
6:00pm
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. 8:30pm: Trio Subtonic/ Tim Kennedy Trio
Trio Subtonic has made their mark on the Northwest independent and jazz music scenes, crafting four albums worth of original compositions. In 2009 “Cave Dweller” received national attention for striking a balance between unique groove, catchy melody, and overall drinkability. The incorporation of jazz and brazilian traditions with non-stop funky fervor poses the question to the dance floor: is it better to stop for a moment and listen, or to have never listened at all?

Tim Kennedy Trio
Featuring
Tim Kennedy - Keys
Ian Sheridan - Bass
Brad Gibson - 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.
Friday, January 23rd Khu.éex' ft. Bernie Worrell/ Skerik/ Om Johari (Two Shows in One Night)
Tickets $15 advance/ $18 at the door.
Tickets to the 7:00pm early show (all ages)
Tickets to the 10:00pm late show (21+)

This band is conceptualized by local Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary (bass). Using Alaskan Tlingit music as inspiration, the band performs contemporary funk/jazz improvisations for the foundation and traditional vocals are layered and interspersed with spoken word and storytelling.

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 24th Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers/ Django's Birthday Party
5:00pm - 7:30pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm): Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers
Ray Skjelbred was a protégé of the great Earl "Fatha" Hines. His "Yeti Chasers" play music in the style of the swinging Chicago & New Orleans bands of the 1920's and 30's.
"He plays so good it scares me." - Jess Stacy
www.rayskjelbred.com

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.


8:30pm: Django's Birthday Party
With Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers", the Greg Ruby Quintet, and Neil Andersson

Gypsy jazz musicians from around Puget Sound will celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 105th birthday with an evening of music. The party will be hosted by two bands, Greg Ruby Quintet and Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’. Other top Seattle Gypsy Jazz musicians will make guest appearances, including Neil Andersson, founder and former member of Pearl Django.

Django was an itinerant Gypsy who earned international acclaim in the 1930’s. Many of his compositions became jazz classics and he is considered one of the top guitar soloists of all time. Duke Ellington referred to Django as “the most creative jazz musician to originate anywhere outside the United States.” Decades later, Jerry Garcia said, “Even today, nobody has really come to the state that he was playing at…nobody plays with the whole fullness of expression that Django has.” Django passed away in 1953.

Greg Ruby is a former member of Pearl Django, with whom he performed at the prestigious Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois-sur-Seine, France. To replicate Django's sound for this show, he has assembled a django-style quintet with 2 guitars, bass, drums, and clarinet. Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’ feature the violin playing of Ranger Sciacca. They have performed about 600 times since coming together in 2007, including a concert at North America’s foremost gypsy jazz festival, Djangofest Northwest. Says Sciacca: “Our goal is to make this a really fun show, featuring as many great Gypsy jazz players as we can.”

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, January 25th JazzED: New Works Ensemble/ Garfield Jam Session
5:30pm: JazzED: New Works Ensemble/ Garfield Jam Session

6:30pm: Garfield Jazz Jam

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.