Saturday, January 05, 2013

Sounds of Brazil with Eduardo Mendon�a
9:00p-11:00p


Spicy Brazilian rhythms will reverberate in the Royal Room with this internationally acclaimed Brazilian artist. Show Brazil leader Eduardo Mendon�a, vocalist, composer, percussionist, guitarist, and musical arranger, was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, and traces his lineage to a royal African family bearing the hereditary title of Mama-beka (�prophet of the royal court�). You can see Show Brazil's website here.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

SuperSones
8:30p-11:30p


Seattle's own SuperSones play Cuban Son; the sublime acoustic dance music of the Cuban Countryside. Join us for the SuperSones' first time at the Royal Room for an evening of bolero-son, son-montuno, cha cha cha, guaracha all mixed with original compositions rooted in the Son tradition. See the SuperSones' website here.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Jargon
8:00p

Jargon is a new, modern-jazz quartet focused on adventurous original composition. Nods to Kurt Rosenwinkel, Avishai Cohen, Chris Potter, and Bill Frisell are evident in their compositions as well as in their collective improvisation. From the first meeting of Bryan Smith (saxophone), Gregg Belisle-Chi (guitar), Carmen Rothwell (bass), and Max Wood (drums), it was quickly decided that a committed band was the way to go. A common interest in current happenings in the music world as well as a love of rhythmic exploration and open ears to all genres keep their performances vibrant & exciting.
More info at www.jargonmusic.com

Christian Pincock Group
9:30p

Christian Pincock is a trombonist and composer who's energetic and lyrical music pushes jazz conventions. Saxophonist Dave Liebman has said that Christian's first CD, "Reflections of the City" had "A lot of fire and energy" and Chris Rosenberg called him "...a real storyteller."

In addition to composing new works for his own ensembles, Christian Pincock has composed and arranged for jazz big bands, brass ensembles, popular music groups, and experimental ensembles throughout the United States. He has shared the stage with well-known artists including Bobby Shew, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Bob Brookmeyer and holds degrees in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. Christian is also an active touring artist and educator; he has performed and led workshops in jazz, composition and improvisation throughout the United States and abroad.
More info at www.ChristianPincock.net

Joining Christian on this performance will be Aaron Otheim (piano), Luke Bergman (bass) and Chris Icasiano (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.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


7:00p



SCA Presents: Swing into Spring Soiree


The Seattle Composers Alliance presents the "Swing into Spring Soiree" 7pm April 2nd at The Royal Room in Columbia City. This annual social-fundraiser is open to the public, and will will feature live music from Honey.Moon.Tree, Adra Boo, Evan Flory-Barnes, AS ABOVE featuring Shauna Mason, Jasper T and the Homies, Andre Feriante, Ed Hartman, and guests. In addition, a silent auction will include musical instruments, software, and unusual gift items. Composers, filmmakers and media persons are invited along with the general public. This event helps the Seattle Composers Alliance cover costs for SCA events, general funding, educational programs, scholarships, Seattle International Film Festival Fly Films, and more.

Tickets ($10-15) available now from seattlecomposers.org.

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, April 3, 2013


8:00p


The Bayous


Rippin' Chicken


Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky , bugaloo and soul jazz , executed with creative ease by 3 funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together. After performing and recording together for the better part of a decade in groups such as, The Funk Revolution, The Lucky Mystery Now Orchestra, and The Bucks ( all under the direction of the great Lucky Brown), Rippin Chicken presents this power-house rhythm section as the center of attention, playing the music they wanna, in a style that is all their own. "A soul-food Organ trio gone Rippin'"Delvon Dumas - on Organ and Bass keys ( Megatron,Vaughn Kreesto, Lucky Brown)Olli Klomp - on Drums and conciousness (RTC, Lucky Brown)Ben Boom - on Guitar and Grease (Polyrhythmics, Unsinkable Heavies, Lucky Brown)

Recently formed Seattle band, The Bayous, has actually been playing together in many other formats and in a variety of settings, but a recent Mardi Gras gig focusing on Meters-style second line Funk, grooved-up Thelonius Monk tunes and some Chet Atkins-like Country Swing is where they found an agreed upon direction that all three members wanted to pursue. Jason Goessl(guitar)is a deft, dextrous player, seemingly at home in all styles, with strong soloing skills and a wide palette of sounds. PK(bass)has an extensive Funk/Jazz background and is widely regarded for his groove sensibilities and improvisational skills. Tom Zgonc(drums)is solid and song-oriented, yet flexible enough to help shape the tunes with dynamic shifts in color, tone and timbre.

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, April 4, 2013


8:00p



The Royal Ramble


The Jelly Rollers present a night of music with special guest Andrew McKeag.

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, April 5, 2013


Piano Royale
5:30p-7:30p

A rotating roster of some of Seattle's finest pianists, playing solo and duo during Friday evenings.

8:30p

DS Al Coda


Playing the music of Don Stickler. Featuring Al Keith, Ryan Burns, Phil Demaree, Jim Dejoie, Stuart Macdonald, Gordon Brown and special guests.

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, April 6, 2013


6:30p



34 Punaladas


From Argentina, the birth-place of tango, 34 Punaladas is one of the most original tango bands working today. Formed in 1998, their focus has been on the dark roots of tango music from the 1920s and 30s exploring gritty themes of drugs, women, vice, and bitter love. Comprised of four guitarists and a vocalist, 34 Punaladas are dedicated to exhuming this rather taboo, but rich segment of the tango genre. Don't miss this award winning tango group for a taste of the genre's murky past.

9:00p



Bent

Bent is Matt, Brian, and Jon. Coming out of the collapse of their previous band, Matt and Brian revitalized their songs with new attitude, energy, and direction. Their search for a third member didn't take long when they found the right fit with Jon. With a sound reminiscent of Neil Young or Built to Spill, they have a style of melodic rock that's familiar yet still fresh.

Buffalo Tongue

We are a band and we make music about living and dying and not getting what you want.
Nicole Molgaard - Percussion
John Sommer - Bass
Matt Staerk - Drums
Chris White - Guitar + Vocals

Radio Telescope

Guitar Pedals + Beer, Shoegaze, Alternative Rock, Post Rock.
Todd Bernier: Vocals & Guitar
Brent Lyons: Guitar
Kyle Curnutt: Bass & Backing Vocals
Brian Cito: Drums

Animals In Cars

Through sunny melodies and heavily distorted alternatively tuned guitars, Animals in Cars have delivered their own brand of noise to a multitude of venues across the Pacific Northwest. Drawing from a mutual fondness for indie rock, this Seattle four piece crafts music that builds off of sonic landscapes previously explored by Sebadoh, Pavement, Sonic Youth, and Unwound. Since their formation in late 2010, Animals in Cars have logged over 30 shows and a handful of media appearances, and their self-released debut "Motion Blur" was well received by their fans and has been met with solid reviews. In 2013, the band looks to expand their fanbase by playing in every city and venue that will have them in support of their soon to be released sophomore album "Tourist".



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, April 7, 2013

Total Experience Gospel Choir

1:00p

The Royal Room opens for brunch at 11am, performance by The Total Gospel Experience Choir with Pastor Pat Wright begins at 1pm. For more information on the Total Experience Gospel Choir visit their website.

JazzEd Big Band
6:30p



Washington Composers Orchestra
7:30p

Featuring Mark Taylor, Phil Sparks, Tom Varner, Stuart MacDonald and many, many more. WACO'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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


6:30p



Nathan Hale Jazz Band


Fundraiser for the Nathan Hale Jazz Band. Directed by Brian Goetz.

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, April 10, 2013


6:00p

Young Artist Academy Winter Quarter Showcase


8:00p

Sydney Ranee/Darrius Wilrich


Cornish School of Arts and Jazz Graduate from Culver City, California, Sydney Ranee brings a Traditional Jazz feel with a range from Ella Fitzgerald to Beyonce. She' Smooth, She' Jazzy, She' Soulfull and a Dynamic Vocalist.

International soul-singer-songwriter Darrius Willrich drips a sensuous interplay of soul, jazz, and inner city longings. Sure to engage all your senses, with the look, sound and feel of yesterday’s soul-today. The spirit of Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, and Herbie Hancock, season the musical stew that is Darrius…Sweet Urban Soul. Darrius's wesbite.



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, April 11, 2013

Dave Ellis CD Release Party
8:00p

Dave Ellis CD Release Party Local singer/songwriter Dave Ellis and his band The Hopeless Sinners perform songs from Dave's new CD, "Everything In Between".
Dave Ellis'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, April 12, 2013

Piano Royale
5:30p-7:30p

A rotating roster of some of Seattle's finest pianists, playing solo and duo during Friday evenings. Solo piano set from Wayne Horvitz.

The Tallboys Country Band
The Revelers
8:30p

The Tallboys Country Band
Renowned oldtime stringband goes electric as they play classic country music of the mid 20th century.

The Revelers
The Revelers, founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, "unquestionably the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance", have joined together on there newest project which combines Swamp-Pop, Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music straight from Southwest Louisiana. As individuals, they are each in high demand having performed and recorded with Natalie Merchant, Linda Ronstadt, Preston Frank, Walter Moution, Mamadou Diabate, Cedric Watson, and Tim O'Brien to name a few. As a group they play with a sense of empathy and depth that can only be fostered after years of making music together. They have all appeared on the 2011 season finale of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and they also were handpicked by David Simon (producer/creator The Wire) to be featured musicians for the third season of HBO's Treme. Simply put, The Revelers are poised to be the next Louisiana super group.

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, April 13, 2013

Jaggery / Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys / Moraine
9pm

Moraine
Moraine is an internationally acclaimed Seattle-based instrumental quintet led by guitarist Dennis Rea and featuring violinist Alicia DeJoie, woodwind player James DeJoie, bassist Kevin Millard, and drummer Tom Zgonc. With its several writers and full complement of ace instrumentalists arrayed in striking combination, Moraine has won over listeners around the globe with its unique amalgam of art rock, forward-thinking jazz, world music, and more. The band has been enthusiastically received by audiences ranging from jazz aficionados to metalheads to partisans of progressive rock and has appeared alongside such renowned artists as Three Friends (Gentle Giant), Steve Hackett, and Eddie Jobson. Moraine's 2009 release on NYC-based MoonJune Records, manifest deNsity, garnered more than 100 enthusiastic reviews worldwide, and the band's set at NEARfest 2010, the world's preeminent showcase for progressive rock, was considered by many to be a highlight of the festival. Moraine created a buzz on its spring 2011 tour of major East Coast cities and in late 2011 released its second CD, Metamorphic Rock: Live at NEARfest, co-produced by legendary Pacific Northwest producer Steve Fisk.
Moraine's Website

Jaggery
"Jaggery audiences go silent and still like people appreciating raw, scary, beautiful wildlife." That observation was made by web magazine, Cambridge Day, in reaction to the Boston-based five-piece, who work the dark edge of a genre-defying musical style (darkwave jazz? ethereal avant-rock? chamber art-pop?) Moving from haunting lullabies to intricately-woven mixed-meter rants to catharsis-inducing, barn-burning mini-epics ~ oft-times within the same song ~ Jaggery borrows pages out of the books of both Kate Bush and Alice Coltrane, suggesting a classical, organic, avant-jazz-oriented Cocteau Twins or a "white witch" counter to the haunting Diamanda Galas. Front-woman Singer Mali's multi-hued vocalizations conjure up emotion and atmosphere which can only be weighed on a global scale. Her voice can be a leaf floating in the wind, and then become an Earth-shaking, Everest-sized volcano. Yet delicate or explosive, it's always magnificent, captivating, and sustained by a gorgeous tapestry woven by the unusual instrumentation of upright bass, piano, viola, Celtic harp, and drums.
Jaggery's Website

Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys
Boston-based phenomenon Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys are dada darlings of the steampunk world, sharing music for anyone who has ever been broken (-NPR). The Army of Broken Toys's stage show exorcises personal tragedies and cleaves its audience's hearts with rollicking apocalyptic waltzes and powerful rock ballads that seem to emerge from under their ringmaster Walter Sickert's top hat. While The Toys are on stage one feels psychically kidnapped to their 'Portable Carnival'. The WIREFOREST boasts 7 musicians (guitars, upright bass, drums, viola, mandolin, broken toys, melodica, accordion, ukulele, flute...) and rolls with a surreal troupe of any number of midway and burlesque performers, The Bunny Collaborative. The Army of Broken Toys offers a unique rock club run-away to the circus experience
Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys 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.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cornish Contemporary Big Band
6:30p

Music by Scott Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Kurt Weill, Jim Knapp, and more!

Scrape
7:30p

Scrape is a string orchestra with harp that performs the original music of Eyvind Kang and Jim Knapp. The sixteen piece orchestra is made up of top professional players with a sense of adventure.
Scrape online.

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.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
8:00p
2 Sets


The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 15-20 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, Chad McCullough, 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, April 16, 2013

Cornish Vocal Showcase
5:30p

Led by Beth Winter

Mancini Night
8:00p


Celebrating the birthday of composer Henry Mancini!

Everybody has heard the music of Mancini. Charming, witty, catchy, his compositions have nestled themselves into popular culture ever since he entered the music industry. He is remembered for the mischievous spy themes from “Pink Panther” and “Peter Gunn” or the heart melting song “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, but Mancini goes far beyond that. For all of his records, film scores and songs he was awarded 20 Grammys, 4 Academy awards, 4 Oscars and a Golden Globe Award (with nearly 100 nominations throughout his career). Not to mention nearly 40 hit singles. His musical career, starting in the mid 40’s, included composing for films, TV series, pop songs, jazz arranging and more.

Come out and celebrate the music of Mancini and wish him (what would have been ) a happy 89th birthday!

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, April 18, 2013


8:00p



Jack Klatt, Sabrina Chap, Stephanie Nilles


Jack Klatt, native of Minnesota's Mississippi river banks, has traveled far and wide through the highways and bi-ways of America, Europe and Canada with his guitar always near by. A self-taught musician and lyricist with eyes and ears wide open, always eager to soak up songs and stories. Klatt has sang in countless barrooms, cafes, living rooms, theaters and street corners all over the world, entertaining folks with his boisterous finger-picking style and whiskey worn voice, continuing the troubador tradition of folks like Utah Phillips, Blind Willie MacTell and Towns Van Zandt.
www.jackklatt.com.

Chicago-born jazz/punk/barrelhouse musician Stephanie Nilles has been doin' Kesey proud one bar at a time since 2008, hustling around the United States, Europe, and Canada (except from 2009-2010 for legal reasons), averaging 150 gigs a year, and captivating unsuspecting listeners with a voice that would make Jelly Roll Morton look orthodox and Ma Rainey look sober.
Having studied piano and cello since the age of six, she was a finalist at the Young Concert Artists' International Competition, a gold medalist at the Fischoff Competition, and had performed on NPR on three separate occasions by the age of seventeen. At twenty-two, she had graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a degree in classical piano performance and temporarily relocated to New York City, where she began writing songs and performed regularly on the east village anti-folk scene.
She has since sung with Bobby McFerrin in Carnegie Hall, directed the musical program of a Brooklyn burlesque series, covered Busta Rhymes's "Break Ya Neck" in the skeletal remains of a bombed-out cathedral in Nuremberg, been invited to perform official showcases at SXSW and International Folk Alliance, and self-released 4 full-length albums, the most recent of which was picked up by German roots/blues label Tradition und Moderne (Taj Mahal, John Fahey).
When Stephanie's not sleeping in her car, she lives in New Orleans, which might not be the best idea.
www.stephanienilles.com.

SABRINA CHAP'S got classical piano skills, the ballad lyrics of Tom Waits, the onstage antics of Phyllis Diller and the voice of a whiskey angel. Her sets are a ragtime stompin' good time, full of laughs, heart-breaks, and just plain good songwriting. Chap tours nationally and internationally as a cabaret chanteuse and raconteur, playing alongside some of burlesque/variety entertainment's biggest acts - including World Famous *Bob*, Helen Pontani, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Trixie Little and Evil Hate Monkey, Miss Ekaterina, and Tigger. Her first album, "Oompa!" was lauded as a "...knee slapping, bawdy good time" (Sepiachord). Her latest album "We Are the Parade" is inspired by her time in burlesque and cirkus scene, and has been called 'Joyous' by the Advocate. them. A true entertainer, which the New Yorker has called her 'Rousing' and by Go Magazine has called "...guaranteeably vaudevillian chic and undeniably impressive", Sabrina Chap simply wants to make you smile.

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, April 19, 2013

Jimmie Herrod
7:00p

Jimmie Herrod performs with guests

YUCA
9:30p

Rising Empire Records presents - YUCA! Fresh from headlining the Whistler Ski and Snowboard Festival - YUCA is proud to make its Seattle debut here at the Royal Room!

Langley, British Columbia, Canada three piece YUCA new depths and dimensions in their song writing, melodies and lyrics. When it comes to YUCA’s music, the band has a rule “write what comes naturally”, and what comes naturally is best described as “infectious, uplifting, emotional, stadium-ready anthems with hints of U2, Radiohead, Muse and Elbow”.

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, April 20, 2013

Queen's Brunch
11:00a

Like a freshly perked cup of coffee first thing in the morning, Queen's Brunch feels so good. Queen's Brunch has started up in the hamlet of Columbia City by the crazy mind of Sylvia O'Stayformore. Every third Saturday of the month, Sylvia brings some of her friends in for a perfect perk me up to your weekend schedule. Make sure to add this event to your monthly calendar.
Tickets available at brown paper tickets.

Julie Wolf/Rene Hart/Allison Miller
9:00p

Long time friends and colleagues, Julie, Rene, and Allison come together for a special night of collaboration and music making. They have been playing together for over 20 years. Julie and Rene met at Cornish over 20 years ago. Allison and Julie, both Ani DiFranco band members, met in the studio 10 years ago. And, Rene and Allison first collaborated 16 years ago in NYC. Expect a night of deep groove, collective improvisation, and spontaneous laughter. Special guests expected!

Julie Wolf- piano/keyboard/vocals Rene Hart - bass/electronics Allison Miller -drums/vocals

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, April 21, 2013

1:00p

The Royal Room opens for brunch at 11am, performance by The Total Gospel Experience Choir with Pastor Pat Wright begins at 1pm. For more information on the Total Experience Gospel Choir visit their website.

Washington Middle School Jazz Band
6:30p



Tallboys Country Band
7:30p



Renowned oldtime stringband goes electric as they play classic country music of the mid 20th century.

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.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
8:00p
2 Sets


The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 15-20 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, Chad McCullough, 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, April 23, 2013


7:00p

Tekla Waterfield


You may have seen Tekla Waterfield around town dazzling folks with her vocal and tambourine skills as the female counterpart to the mostly masculine vibe of California native, Seattle based Americana/Folk outfit Blvd Park. Tekla is branching out here putting her smooth, melodic, classically trained vocals to a number of her original Indie/Pop/Americana songs about the heart, life's journeys and discoveries.

8:30p

Honey Noble


"Honey Noble is a singer-songwriter project headed by pianist and vocalist Katie Jacobson. The group (which also includes Chris Icasiano on drums, Abbey Blackwell on bass, Gregg Belisle-Chi on guitar and Ivan Arteaga on clarinet) labels their music as "eccentric improvisitory folk," blending Jacobson's background as a jazz vocalist with her interest in storytelling and lyric writing. Jacobson's quiet melodies and clear vocals accentuate the poetic quality of her contemplative and honest lyrics, bringing the listener images of sweet coriander, flowers in a woman's hair, the black smoke of fire, and a dark starlit night spent on the sea. The songs are stories of memories we wish we had, dreams that haunt our waking lives, and a conflicted life that marries joy and pain almost indistinguishably." With special guest Robin Holcomb.

Honey Noble'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.

Wendesday, April 24, 2013


7:30p



Crossing Borders featuring Jennifer Scott & Kristen Strom


Crossing Borders is a new international jazz group led by the heralded Canadian jazz vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott and S.F. Bay Area saxophonist Kristen Strom who is well known for her melodic, engaging style. The band includes guitarist Scott Sorkin (Count Basie Orchestra, Steve Turre & Michael Turre, Smith Dobson, Louie Bellson), bassist Rene Worst (Chet Baker, Joe Pass, Paul Horn, Freddie Hubbard), and drummer Mark Ivester(Jovino Satos Neto, Stacy Kent, Greta Matassa).
"Their music is cool and smoky, intimate and fiery, swinging and soulful."
Crossing Borders features music from the heart, whether it be an artful reworking of a standard or a new take on a classic pop tune.
The band showcases the talents of two dynamic female performers in vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott and saxophonist Kristen Strom. The combination of Jennifer's voice and Kristen's saxophone is exhilarating. Comprising the powerhouse rhythm section are Scott Sorkin, (Kristen's husband) on guitar, Rene Worst, (Jennifer's husband) on bass, and Mark Ivester on 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.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Scott Law Trio
8:00p

Consummate musician and songwriter, Scott Law embodies the ideal of the steel-string guitar master. This Portland, Oregon-based string-bender is widely known by audiences and fellow musicians alike for his original tunes, articulate phrasing, silvery tone and knack for raising the energy level and musicality of any collaboration. Besides his work as a bandleader, career highlights include being chosen by bassist Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead to play Jerry Garcia's "Wolf" guitar at a Red Rocks Amphitheater benefit event, his longtime stage and songwriting partnerships with The String Cheese Incident and his association with legendary fiddler, Darol Anger.

Scott Law's songs and story-like solos come straight from the heart of rhythm & blues, vintage country, bluegrass and rock'n'roll, melding contemporary life experience with deep musical heritage. Fluent in both acoustic and electric genres, Scott's alternately chiming and grinding melodic concept bears favorable comparison to the greatest innovators and practitioners of American Guitar. Scott is a fearless improviser, lauded as a brilliant and versatile instrumentalist who has earned himself a dedicated following by constantly evolving his craft and delivering a different show experience with every performance.

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, April 26, 2013

Pearl Django & Douce Ambiance
8:30p

With a performance history spanning almost two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions. Pearl Django has performed at festivals, dances and nightspots throughout the U.S. and abroad. They have played at the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois sur Seine and have been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” The band’s signature style is marked by pristine and dexterous string work, colors of Bal Musette, the steady pulse of rhythm guitar and an unmistakable swing that delights audiences of all musical sensibilities. Throughout the years, Pearl Django has cultivated a devoted and enthusiastic following and they continue to play to packed houses wherever they perform.

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, April 27, 2013

Seatown-Shing-A-Ling
9:00p


We are excited to invite you to the Seatown-Shing-A-Ling !!! An exciting conglom of Northwest talent in celebration of the many groovy forms of music that made the 6T's such a memorable and ground-breaking musical era: Soul, R+B, Mod, Ye-Ye, Girl Group, Exotica, Garage, Psychedelic, Bubble Gum, Popcorn, and good ol' Rock+Roll are to be represented here. Four fabulous bands and DJ's at the fabulous Royal Room in charming Columbia City neighborhood.
Come spend the evening with us and bring your dancing shoes!

For all you record hounds out there: All the bands will have their records for sale !!!

THE PYNNACLES (PDX):
psychedelic/garage/trash jewels.
From the music hot bed that is Portland comes a band of veterans reinventing themselves and the music that inspired them from that short time period between 1965 and 1968. The Pynnacles bring back the vitality of raw classic Psyche/Garage with some dance floor filling songs. Featuring members of Satan’s Pilgrims, Big Elf, Paradise and Crackerbash this crew has the experience without any of the burn out. Tune In, Turn On, Freak Out!!!!
https://www.facebook.com/ThePynnacles.

THE MOONSPINNERS (SEA):
Their sound is a mix of hip shakin' soul , girl group, French and Italian pop, 70's punk, garage and lounge, all with an edge fit for TODAY! MoonSpinners are: Garth, Tor, Annabella, Hugh and Kurt. We like to play music for all you cool kids.
"Imagine an early 60's girl band singer defected and joined a garage band of the same era, with the sweet vocals complimented by Dave Clark Five style harmonies, jangly guitars that ain't afraid to scream, it's got backbeat you can't lose it, all with an edge fit for the late 70s post-punk scene."
http://www.reverbnation.com/themoonspinners.

THE SUICIDE NOTES (PDX):
Where Beaches meet Death, The Shangri La's do it with The Ramones and we end up in your vintage car...
What started as a recording project by Tim Connolly (formerly of Epoxies) with vocalists Jessi Lixx, Josephine Jones and Double A, has turned into a mean rocking machine! Impressed by their choral prowess and clapping abilities, Tim decided to take the three young ladies under his wing and share his composing and producing powers with the world. Thus the Suicide Notes were born.
http://www.reverbnation.com/thesuicidenotes.

THE TRIPWIRES (SEA)
Seattle's The Tripwires are sitting on a goldmine- four time tested, plucky vets of the Seattle "Big Beat" situation. Way back in 2006; John Ramberg, voice and guitar for The Model Rockets and The Minus 5 managed to corral the incomparable Sangster brothers for a blistering new rock'n'roll combination.
Jim Sangster holds down the thunderbroom (and How!) in the legendary Young Fresh Fellows, and also served mightily behind the regular guitar with The Picketts. Brother Johnny, ear popping lead guitarist, formerly with European fist pumpers The Sharing Patrol among many others, moved back stateside in the late nineties and began an illustrious career as a recordist. Friend and fellow groover Mark Pickerel, he of The Screaming Trees, came along on traps, much to their delight. Two fine albums followed, "Makes You Look Around" released in 2007 on the Paisley Pop label, and 2010's "House To House" on Spark and Shine. The band has graced many a beer soaked northwest stage, never failing to share their special brand of "get high" with the delighted throngs.
2012 brought a new wrinkle into the band's workshirts. After parting amicably with the impeccable Pickerel, the combo lucked into a new skinsman; none other than the great Dan Peters of Seattle fuzz royalty Mudhoney. Still having a blast and sounding ship shape as ever, The Tripwires are ready to roll you.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tripwires/97507791378.

DJ TRICKBAG RECORD PARTY (SEA):
Real cool music- spun with LOVE.
Power pop, doo wop, swamp pop, bossa nova, girl group and punk...... garage rock, psychedelic, new wave and soul--- brown eyed, blue eyed, New Orleans....you name it.... lotsa lotsa soul! Miss Lilli and Mr. B play mostly 45s. mostly on Califones.... all cool!
History
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ7IkhdXb7U.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trickbag-Record-Party/118153851623871?id=118153851623871&sk=info.

DJ CECILIA:(PDX)
AKA Paris Tabou moved from Paris to Portland 3 years ago and has been spinning French beat / pop / garage / new wave / punk rock, all around. She also played in the No-Talents, Operation S, Cecilia & Ses Ennuis, Die Sauerkrauts, and now Sex Crime.

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, April 28, 2013

Country Fried Gospel

Seattle songsters Nova Devonie, Charmaine Slaven, & Charlie Beck perform traditional country hymns, dirges, tunes, & strains, kitchen-jam style with special guests. Royal Room opens for Brunch at 11a, show begins at noon.

Whitman Middle School Jazz Band
6:30p

Directed by Joel Orsen.

The Rochelle House Ensemble ft. Andy Coe
7:30p

“Rhythmic, emotional music, played by deeply skilled musicians, with lyrics that are unusual and thoughtful."
Rochelle House, Evan Flory-Barnes, Andy Coe, Teo Shantz, and Kate Olson
Playing songs written by; Randy Newman, Kurt Cobain, Neil Young, Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane, and Rochelle House.

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.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Frankly Monday
8:00p

Established in an effort to open the lines of communication, the frank agency is an innovative arts management organization dedicated to bridging the spaces between artists, presenters, and audience members. You can read more about the Frank Agency on their website.

This month featuring:

The End Ensemble
Led by Michael Owcharuk, is a 7-piece band performing original tunes that explore the wide world of instrumental groove music. Influenced by funk, soul, hip-hop, jazz, trance, Middle Eastern music, and more; The End Ensemble gets down. Performing compositions by Michael Owcharuk, Nate Omdal, Beth Fleenor, Tim Carey, Michael Catts, and Cynthia Mullis.

Beth Fleenor + WayneHorvitz Duo
Beth Fleenor (clarinet/voice/electronics) & Wayne Horvitz (piano/electronics) kick off the night with a set of improvised music ranging from pastoral to raucously visceral.

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 30, 2013

Willie Nelson's Birthday Celebration
8:00p

$12 advance/ $15 at the door. Available now from Stranger Tickets.

Celebrate Willie Nelson's 80th birthday with Seattle's best.
Featuring Michael Stegner, Jeff Fielder, Robin Holcomb, Cuong Vu, Jeremy Manley and many more.

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.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
April 1
Jargon
Christian Pincock Group
April 2
SCA Presents: Swing into Spring Soiree
April 3
The Bayous/ Rippin' Chicken
April 4
Royal Ramble
April 5

DS Al Coda
April 6
34 Punaladas


Bent
Buffalo Tongue
Radio Telescope
Animals In Cars.
April 7

JazzEd Big Band

Gospel Brunch

Washington Composers Orchestra
April 8
No events scheduled for this day
April 9
Nathan Hale Jazz Band
April 10
Darrius Willrich
Sydney Ranee
April 11
Dave Ellis CD Release Party
April 12
The Tallboys Country Band
and
The Revelers
April 13
Moraine
Jaggery
Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys
April 14

Cornish Contemporary Big Band
Scrape
April 15
The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
April 16
Cornish Vocal Showcase
Mancini Night
April 17
April 18
Jack Klatt
Sabrina Chap
Stephanie Nilles
April 19

Jimmie Herrod
YUCA
April 20

11a Queen's Brunch

Julie Wolf/Rene Hart/Allison Miller
April 21

Gospel Brunch

Washington Middle School Jazz Band/ The Tallboys Country Band
April 22
The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
April 23

Tekla Waterfield/ Honey Noble
April 24
Crossing Borders
April 25
Scott Law Trio
April 26

Pearl Django & Douce Ambiance
April 27

Seatown-Shing-A-Ling
April 28

Country Fried Gospel Brunch

Whitman Middle School Jazz Band
Dir. Joel Orsen

The Rochelle House Ensemble
April 29
Frankly Monday
April 30
Willie Nelson's Birthday Celebration