Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Levi Gillis and Bare Capital
Cameron Vohr and Marcelo Perez

8:00p

$10 advance/ $12 at the door. Available now from Stranger Tickets.

Levi Gillis and Bare Capital
Born out of a desire to create music that is uniquely spontaneous and varied, Bare Capitol weaves together a collection of succinct songs, and energetic and exciting improvisation. The group brings together some of the most committed improvisers in Seattle and allows for almost anything to happen. Drawing on influences ranging from the raw explorations of Albert Ayler to the lonesome calls of bluesman Skip James, Bare Capitol creates a highly entertaining aural landscape that's not to be missed!

Cameron Vohr & Marcelo Perez
New York-based saxophonist and Seattle-native Cameron Vohr began playing saxophone at age ten. Soon after discovering the music of Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown and John Coltrane, Cameron committed himself to the lifelong pursuit of artistry through music. With the help of local heroes Mark Taylor and Jay Thomas, Cameron has emerged from the ranks of the nationally recognized jazz ensembles at Washington Middle School and Garfield High School as an accomplished improviser and bright young musical voice. This past year the national YoungArts foundation distinguished him from a pool of over ten thousand applicants as one of “the most promising young artists in America today.” Other recent accolades include playing lead tenor saxophone for the Jazz Band of America and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, with whom he embarked on a two-week tour of Japan and performed on the main stage at the famed Monterey Jazz Festival.
Fellow YoungArts alumnus Marcelo Perez joins on drums for a night of fiery improvisation and lush musical sentiments.

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.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

The Royal Ramble

8:00p

The Jelly Rollers present a night of music with special guests JD Hobson Band.

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, May 3rd, 2013

African Music Nites Double Bill Mahonyera and Super Mokako

8:30p

Mahonyera
Seattle’s own Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble performs traditional Shona music of Zimbabwe on three or four mbiras accompanied by hosho (gourd shakers) and vocals. This is music to dance to and trance to.

Super Mokako
Vocalist extraordinaire Eckaman and Super Mokako perform Congolese soukous music and original Afro-funk. If you haven’t heard them, you’re in for a real treat; the group regularly has everyone on their feet!

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, May 4, 2013

Beck's "Song Reader" (Early Show)
7pm


Tickets for the early (all ages) set can be purchased here.

Beck's "Song Reader" (Late Show)
9:30pm

Tickets for the late (21+) set can be purchased here.

Seattle based artists perform one song each from Beck's new sheet music only album “Song Reader”. Artists will be backed by an all-star Royal Room house band augmented by a variety of guest musicians.

Performers include: Robb Benson (Dept of Energy, The Glass Notes), Hann Benn (Pollens), David Russell, Carla Torgerson (The Walkabouts), Rachel DeShon, Robin Holcomb, Katie Jacobson (Honey Noble), Michael Stegner, Tekla Waterfield (Blvd Park), Nova Devonie, Jimmie Herrod, Jon Hyde, Vincent Martinez and Johnaye Kendrick.

House Band:Andy Coe (guitar), Steve Moore (trombone/ keyboards), Eric Eagle (drums), Beth Fleenor (clarinet, vocals), Alex Guy (viola/ violin, vocals), Keith Lowe (bass), Wayne Horvitz (musical director, keyboards).

In the summer of 2012 Beck announced the release of his newest album, “Song Reader”. The only catch was Beck didn’t have any plans of actually recording the music. Instead, he plans to release the 20 new songs only as sheet music, harking back to the turn of the century when hearing music meant sitting down and working through the pieces yourself or enjoying a live performance. As Beck himself said: "It was very presumptuous of me to present songs to people that they had to take the time to learn, but as time went on the idea became more about our relationship with music, the human aspect of it, and about the songs. It was about the songs being a vehicle for the idea."
However, the format of the release also invites new interpretations, and forces listeners and players away from the solitude in which most people experience music in the 21st century. In January of 2013 The Royal Room put together a group of musicians to perform “Song Reader” in its entirety, featuring a different singer for each song. Looking back on that night, The Royal Room decided that doing it once was not enough, and now they have begun to prepare for the second performance of “Song Reader” on May 4th, 2013. Like last time the album will be performed twice in one night, once at 7pm and again at 9:30pm.


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.

Sunday, May 5th, 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.

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.

Monday, May 6th, 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, May 7th, 2013

Circular Reasoning
The Kelu Band
8:00p


Circular Reasoning
Circular Reasoning is a band tying together some danceable, old-school funk and R&B with the intricacies of modern jazz. Mixing original compositions with fresh arrangements of old tunes, the band's sound brings together a flashy horn section backed by mosaic of stone grooves and harmonic sophistication. The CR project originates from Seattle’s University District and has been active since 2011.
Circular Reasoning on Facebook and ReverbNation.

The Kelu Band
Funk/Hip Hop/R&B with an old school sound.
The Kelu Band on Facebook and 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.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Open Mic
8:00p


Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, with Sheila Kay and the Wolf Tones
(Formally the Jazzaraoke band at Vince’s in Rainer Valley)

Bring your singing voice, poetry and spoken word as we create a music community for artists to come and express freely. While this is an open mic, it is not an open jam but other musicians may be featured by invitation! We want to keep music alive and well in our community!

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, May 9, 2013

Tunnel Six
8:00p


Tunnel Six with the Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Ensemble.

Chad McCullough, trumpet/trompette (Seattle)
Ben Dietschi, saxophones (Toronto)
Brian Seligman, guitar/guitare (Toronto)
Andrew Oliver, piano (Portland)
Ron J., bass/contrebasse (Halifax)
Tyson Stubelek, drums/batterie (New York)

Tunnel Six is a sextet comprised of some of the most notable up and coming jazz musicians from various cities in Canada and the U.S. The group was formed when its members were attending the International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre in Alberta in May 2009. Though the band was formed by chance meeting, the unique musical chemistry between the band members was immediately evident from the first notes they played. Recognizing this unique and effortless chemistry, the band unanimously agreed that the group should pursue as many future performance and recording opportunities as possible. Within the span of the three-week workshop, the band members felt as though they had already been playing together for years. The efforts of Tunnel Six during the workshop culminated in several performances and an extensive recording session in the facilities at the Banff Centre.

Since its inception, Tunnel Six has composed a substantial amount of new music and performed it across Canada and the U.S. The group has completed three cross-continental tours across Canada and the U.S. including many urban centers and rural communities. Their debut album “Lake Superior” was released in the spring of 2011 on Seattle based Origin Records and distributed within Canada, the U.S. and Europe. A new live album recorded in Canada and the U.S. will be released in the spring of 2013.

Tunnel Six connects to a broad spectrum of audiences through the strong and intuitive storytelling elements of their compositions and improvisations. Accessibility, a broad palate of expression, and an organic narrative quality are some of the driving characteristics of the group’s approach to composition and performance. We hope that our music can cross political, geographical, and musical boundaries to reach out to touch, inspire and entertain our audiences.

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, May 10th, 2013

Piano Royale
5:30p-7:30p

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

The Sam Boshnack Quintet/Jefferson Rose Band
8:30p

The Sam Boshnack Quintet
Formed in 2011 – and premiered at the Royal Room opening gala – the Sam Boshnack Quintet performs all original music composed and performed by Samantha Boshnack (trumpets) with Beth Fleenor (clarinets/voice), Dawn Clement (piano), Isaac Castillo (bass), and Max Wood (drums). An intimate but high-energy band, the Quintet packs a power punch in what is recognized as a traditional jazz set up. Boshnack creates work with intricately woven soundscapes harboring deep grooves and punctuated, explosive improvisations. The highly fluid Quintet charges chamber precision with the syncopated rhythm of her personal blend of jazz, rock, contemporary chamber, world, and experimental music.

Jefferson Rose Band
JRB is a world music dance party with hard hitting, bass-driven Caribbean, Spanish and African music, laid on the roots of funk and reggae. www.JeffersonRoseBand.com

Jefferson Rose - Bass
Aaron Walker-Loud - Drums
Naomi Siegel - Trombone
Tobi Stone - Sax, Flute and Clarinet
Ivan Galvez - Percussion
Cameron Brownfield - Guitar
Alex Kitchen - 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.

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

The Gary Minkler Combination/ The Bellow Brothers/ Red Dress
9:00p

The Gary Minkler Combination
John Stephan, Walt Singleman, Bill Bagley and Marty Vadalabeme, join Gary to perform songs from his new album "Little Trailer Ruby", produced by Conrad Uno.

The Bellow Brothers
Melodies from the golden age of country and the early days of rock nʼ roll, sung in two part harmony augmented with shimmering guitar accents,”The Bellow Brothers” are John Olufs and Jed Jedrzejewski on guitars and vocals along with the rhythm section of Robin Cady and Bill Shaw on bass and drums.

Red Dress
Red Dress is local legend, one of those bands that should've made it but never did and whose members drifted off to other projects and have now drifted back together again. They're not pretty young things anymore, but they still know how to jerk and groove.
Read up on Red Dress's history!
www.take21.seattlechannel.org.
www.thestrangesttribebook.wordpress.com/.
www.blog.kexp.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.

Sunday, May 12, 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.

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, May 13, 2013

The Syrinx Effect/ Ask The Ages
8:00p

The Syrinx Effect
A duo project created by Naomi Siegel and Kate Olson that consists of trombone, soprano saxophone, and effects. Like our namesake, the “voice box” of birds, we create two separate resonations, high and low, and allow them to interact with our environment, which is both natural and man-made (hence the electronics). We connect to each other creatively because we want to make music that is authentic, expressive, and comes from the heart. We are interested in folk melodies that reach people in the audience on a visceral level, but also the full spectrum of sound, noise, and ambient atmospheres. We love to explore what we’re capable of sonically. We compose concurrently and weave aleatoric material into pre-determined musical pathways.

Ask the Ages
A Seattle, Washington based avant-jazz band. Formed in 2010, the group includes: Greg Campbell (drums and percussion), Steven Bell (Vibraphone ), Brian Heaney (guitar), Kate Olson (sax/woodwinds) and John Seman (bass). Influences are Sonny Sharrock, Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders.

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 May 14, 2013

Burns/ Harper/ Gibson / Goodhew
Mouth of Gravity
8:00p

Burns/ Harper/ Gibson / Goodhew
Utilizing jazz standards as vehicles for non-codified communication. Featuring Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Brad Gibson and Denny Goodhew.
www.bradgibson.com

Mouth of Gravity
Mouth of Gravity: Modern Improvisation Acousticians with Denney Goodhew piano, Mark Oi guitar, Adam Kessler drums.
www.mouthofgravity.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 May 15, 2013

Seattle JazzED GiveBIG Bash
6:00p

Celebrate GiveBIG Day with Seattle JazzED! The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.

Bandalabra w/ Scott Pemberton
9:00p

$8 advance/ $10 at the door. Available now from Stranger Tickets.

Bandalabra's only Seattle show for the summer of 2013! With Skerik (sax) Dvonne Lewis (drums) Evan Flory-Barnes (bass) and Andy Coe (guitar).

Scott Pemberton opens the show.

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.

Thursday May 16, 2013

3rd Thursday Twang Royale
8:00p

A night of country music presented by the 1 Uppers.


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 May 17, 2013

Lloyd Jones
8:30p

Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd Jones has recorded six critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades. He’s a relentless road dog, hitting festival stages, Delbert’s annual Sandy Beaches Cruises (he’s been a regular on six winter cruises), and clubs all across the land to enthusiastic crowds who can’t get enough of his swampy blues, his backporch picking, his serious funk, soul, roadhouse two-beats, and old-school rhythm and blues (back before the R&B tag was somehow appropriated for other musical purposes, apparently when we weren’t looking). Yet he may be the most invisible, best-kept roots/blues/Americana secret on the contemporary scene.

From his roots in muddy Oregon soil, he’s forged a 30-plus-year career as an impassioned singer and fierce guitar slinger, a clever and soulful songwriter, a bandleader, record producer, and an almost strident torchbearer for all that’s true and good about America’s music. Jones is his own true artist who works diligently at pushing American roots music forward.

What he does, he says, is “combine New Orleans rhythms, the simplicity of Memphis music, and the rawness of the blues, all for the 21st century. This music is not about louder and faster. It’s about time, meter, groove. I thought Muddy and Walter and those guys were pushing the envelope in their era. They were using effects, they were inventing their own sound. They were modern. I want to look at it in a contemporary way.” The gist is all the same — Lloyd Jones is the total package.
Lloyd Jone's website.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Stephen Kellogg "Countdown To Blunderstone" with Rebecca Pidgeon
8:00p


$18. Available now from Stranger Tickets.

In support of his upcoming album, Blunderstone Rookery, Stephen Kellogg comes to the Royal Room with his blend of Americana, folk, rock and pop. Special guest and acclaimed singer-song writer Rebecca Pidgeon opens the night.

Stephen Kellogg's website.

Rebecca Pidgeon's website.

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.

Doria, Horvitz, Young and Eagle
11:00p

Featuring Joe Doria (Hammond B3), Wayne Horvitz (keyboards), Tim Young (guitar) and Eric Eagle (drums).

No cover for late show. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Garfield High School Choir (set 1)
5:00p


JazzED Combos
6:45p


Garfield High School Choir (set 2)
7:30p

Tallboys Country Band
8:30p

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.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Lary Barilleau and the Latin Jazz Collective CD Release

7:30p

$8 advance/ $10 at the door. Available now from Stranger Tickets.

The Latin Jazz Collective is a project conceived in 2009 by Lary Barilleau, a Seattle based percussionist, composer and award winning educator. The group's goal is to provide quality latin jazz music that reflects the original music of band members. The members are considered some of the finest musicians performing today and many produce exceptional projects of their own. The band has played to sold-out enthusiastic crowds at Bake's Place for the Bellevue Jazz Festival with special guest Hubert Laws and at Tula's Jazz Club.

Barilleau produced his first CD “Carmen's Mambo” in collaboration with Grammy winner Doug Beavers which was released on the local OA2 jazz label in January 2013. The CD has received considerable radio play in the US and Canada and has been in the top 100 for the last 10 weeks on the Jazz Week Charts reaching #46 and on the Canandian Jazz Journal Charts peaking at #11. The CD has also reached #1 on the NewnWorld Music Charts on KTUH radio in Honoulu, # 1 on the WPTC radio chart at Penn State Technical College and #6 on the Washington State Roots Radio Charts.

Musicans in the LJC include award winning Jay Thomas, Marc Seales, Rich Cole, Jeff Norwood, Al Criado, Eric Verlinde, Dan Marcus, Joe "Timba" Santiago, Johnny Conga and Ricardo Guity and Chad McCullough.
www.latinjazzcollective.com.

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.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration with Space Owl
8:00p

Space Owl is a psychedelic rock band from Seattle, WA that plays original music in addition to the music of other great artists including Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and more. This show celebrates the music and 72nd birthday of Bob Dylan and promises to be a special night with a few surprises. This is Space Owl's second trip to the Royal Room to celebrate the music of Bob Dylan.

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, May 24, 2013

Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers" with Neil Andersson
8:00p

Andersson is one of the Northwest's premier guitarists. In the 1960's, he played with the Northwest rock group, the Fabulous Wailers. In 1986 he was elected to the Northwest Music Awards Hall of Fame, and in the 1990’s he co-founded the seminal Gypsy jazz band Pearl Django. His projects include Malibu Manouche, blending Gypsy jazz and surf music. The concert will feature music from Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’ repertoire of American swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, and the music of Django Reinhardt. Young violinist Ranger Sciacca will provide the counterpoint to Andersson’s improvisations.

Eric Apoe and They CD Release
9:30p

Eric Apoe and THEY (The Furnace, at that time) had their 1st performance opening for Red Dress, at the Backstage in Ballard, New Years Eve, 1993. The band's musical style is a blend of American and European Roots music. The combination of electric and acoustic instruments along with the scope of songwriting gives the band a unique presentation on the contemporary music scene.
Eric Apoe and They's website.

Sour Smash Hug Band
10:30p

A cabaret band that combines virtuosic central European violin technique with 1920s/30s jazz and Yiddish theatre, the Sour Mash Hug Band evokes an era that never quite existed. Paris in the 30s, Harlem in the 20s, New Orleans in the 90s, its hard to say. The band is especially known for their original tunes reminiscent of Kurt Weill and Danny Elfman. The band started in Eugene, OR 10 years ago as an old-time band with the classic line-up of claw-hammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, and bass. After a couple years in Oregon they took to the road, and toured the country by bike, freight train, hitchhiking, and a broken down old van. This took them to San Francisco, Bellingham, New York and finally to New Orleans which became their home away from home. For the past five years the band has split their time between a quiet spot by Lake Merritt and a couple of less quiet shotgun shacks in New Orleans, while spending summers in Romania and Hungary studying the music they love. Being exposed to many varieties of music in their travels the musicians have developed a unique cabaret style drawing on New Orleans jazz, old-time fiddle music, muzica lautareasca, and Yiddish theatre.

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, May 25, 2013

Funk E Fusion
9:00p

Funk E Fusion All Stars with Fysah, Michelle Lange, Celestine, Darrius Willrich, Butch Harrison and More!

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Jargon/ BongMantra
8:00p

Jargon
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

BongMantra
An instrumental rock laboratory exploring the music of The Mahavishnu Orchestra, arrangements of 70’s instrumental rock songs, free improvisation and original psychedelic compositions.

When The Mahavishnu Orchestra took off in 1971 the world hadn’t heard a band so loud, so fast and aggressive it literally scared people. The shredding of Billy Cobham on his monumental drum sets, the dark psychedelia, the rock-jazz-Indian fusion, John Mclaughin’s Marshall stack in “meltdown mode” or the rusty shredding of Jerry Goodman’s violin could scorch your eyebrows off. That’s what inspired Seattle-based guitarist/composer Tristan Gianola when he first listened to their 1973 album Birds of Fire. Gianola immediately called up some friends saying “We have to play this shit!” and rehearsals began.

Amps cranked, strings broken, synthesizers blown and drum heads ripped…BongMantra recreates Mahavishnu’s music accurately. But why stop there? Band members started bringing in arrangements of tunes by Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Spectrum Road and more. Looking for some new music, Gianola started writing original music for BongMantra with his own approach to instrumental rock, drawing on heavy influences of modern classical music. Add an additional sprinkle of free improv and you get an instrumental rock smorgasbord, served by Tristan Gianola (guitar), Matt Williams (more guitar), Jake Sele (synthesizers), Alex Atwood (bass) and Joe Eck (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, May 26, 2013

Jazz Night School
6:30p


Jazz Night School is Seattle's largest and fastest-growing all ages jazz program!

Jazz Night School's Big Band Express: Jazz Night School's large jazz ensemble study experience directed by Stuart MacDonald

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, May 27, 2013

Billy Martin & Wil Blades Duo
8:00p


$15 advance/ $18 at the door. Available now from Stranger Tickets.

Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood) and Wil Blades (Stanton Moore Trio and Amendola vs Blades).

Wil Blades' website.

Billy Martin's website.

"Duet dates are usually soft, intimate things, because two instruments can only go so far, right? So much for THAT truism! Billy Martin and Wil Blades amply demonstrate that two instruments will go as far (and as well) as you can ride them, as the Medeski Martin & Wood rhythm devil and the San Francisco keyboardist hit the organjazz sub-genre right in the mouth." - Nippertown

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.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Roscoe Mitchell's Nonaah Sneak Preview

7:00-8:00p

An informal preview/listening party hosted by Table & Chairs in anticipation of the upcoming concert on June 7th at Benaroya Hall featuring legendary saxophonist and composer Roscoe Mitchell. The event will feature a performance of Mitchell's "Nonaah" for four alto saxophones, a brief lecture on Roscoe's life and music, as well as listening to several recorded excerpts from pieces that will be featured on the concert. Tickets for the June 7th concert will be available for purchase at this event. For more info visit www.nonaah.com.

Tarmac Adam

8:30p

Australia’s Tarmac Adam is the studio creation of songwriter Matt O’Donnell and co-conspirator, multi-instrumentalist Steve Paix. First-incarnated in 2003 when it featured the famed rhythm section of Crowded House, the Tarmac Adam project pricked-up ears in Australia and the US upon its debut. Fast forward ten years, the water under the bridge includes joy and sadness, birth and loss. Now Tarmac Adam is back with twelve new songs that reflect upon life’s journey from the perspective of a sometimes-weary but still expectant traveler.
Tarmac Adam 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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Ocular Concern/ Round Mountain
8:00p


The Ocular Concern
Andrew Oliver, electric piano
Dan Duval, electric guitar / electric bass
Stephen Pancerev, drums
Lee Elderton, clarinet
Nathan Beck, vibes / mbira / percussion

"Yet another project featuring the indefatigable jazz pianist Andrew Oliver, this trio includes his fellow traveler guitarist Dan Duval and Paxselin Quartet drummer Stephen Pancerev. [...] Their new EP brews up a bubbly mix of originals and covers of Arabic and Eastern-European-inspired jazz, with a zingy electrified sound that recalls Chick Corea and other ’70s fusioneers." - Willamette Week

Round Mountain
Blending dusty American grit with a worldly amalgam of global influences, Santa Fe-based duo Round Mountain presents a singular take on folk music that is both foreign and familiar. The multi-multi-instrumentalist band of brothers has travelled the globe absorbing bits and pieces of musical cultures, returning to filter them through their own sepia-toned Americana framework.

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, May 30, 2013

The Expanded Correo Aereo Air Ensemble
9:00p


Abel Rocha, Amy Denio, Evan Flory-Barnes, Lalo Bello & Madeleine Sosin. Mixing up Correo Aereo & Amy Denio tunes into "Soulful scintillating latin american afro sephardic eastern european gypsy circus chamber music!"
www.CorreoAereo.com
www.AmyDenio.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.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Curtis Hammond Band
8:30p


The Curtis Hammond Band is a high energy 9 piece R&B band from the Seattle area fronted by Curtis Hammond (2012 and 2013Washington Blues Society Best Male Vocalist nominee and founding member of Broham, a premier Seattle area soul band back in the day) and now features the extraordinary Danny Hoefer – former lead guitarist for Tower of Power.

The band was a Washington Blues Society “best band” nominee in 2008 and 2013, and features a talented rhythm section made up of Jim Brandt on bass, rhythm guitarist Mark Strom, drummer Steve Thompson, Dave Teitzel on Hammond and Yamaha keyboards along with a stellar three piece horn section made up of David Bernhardt on trumpet, John Coffey on tenor and baritone saxes, and Craig "T- Bone" Daly on trombone.

The band has produced two CDs, including Baker’s Dozen and it’s most recent release, Take One. The Curtis Hammond Band delivers a fun, entertaining and powerful performance—every time!
The Curtis Hammond Band'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.

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.