Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Electric Circus
9:00p

Sound and Light
An evening of improvised grooves, samples, djing, meets mid 20th century pyschedlia and multimedia.

Check our blog for more information on this performance.

Special guest Big Brother (DJ). After hour party at midnight with Bong Mantra.

Sign up on our mailing list and get a coupon for discounted beer to receive a $1 Tecate or Rainier, or $3 draft beer for this night.

Musicians include: Tim Kennedy, Ryan Burns, Hanna Benn, Matt Deason, Claudio Rochat-Felix, Thione Diop, Steven O'Brien, Luke Bergman, Geoff Harper, Bill Horist and Wayne Horvitz.

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, June 2nd, 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 Composer's Orchestra
7:30p

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

The End Ensemble
9:00p

The End Ensemble, led by Michael Owcharuk, is an 8-piece band performing original tunes that explore the wide world of 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, and Michael Catts.



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, June 3rd, 2013

First Monday Wine Tasting
6:00p

Expand your knowledge and palette with Kate Bond (former Verve proprietess) at the First Monday Wine Tasting at the Royal Room! Featuring Northwest Varietals, with 6 great wines from Vinum.

$15 per person ( includes a light appetizer). Reservations are recommended.

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, June 4th, 2013

Roosevelt High School Jazz Band
7:00p


Roosevelt High School Combo and Jazz Bands II and III perform. 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.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

The Others
6:00p

Details TBA

No cover for the 6pm show, ticket information for the Piano Starts Here performance is listed below. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Piano Starts Here: Music for the Baroness
8:00p

Tickets, $7 advance/ $10 day of show, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

The Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter was an iconoclast and created a one of a kind narrative in the history of jazz. Born into the Rothschild dynasty in 1913, the Baroness (known to the jazz world simply as Nica) left her husband (a high level French diplomat) and alienated much of her family along with their vast resources to move to New York City shortly after a life changing listening of TheloniousMonk’s “Round Midnight”.

She became a great supporter of Jazz musicians and is remembered by many for taxiing musicians around in her Rolls Royce and hosting late night jam sessions (much to her neighbors chagrin). However, publically she is probably best known for the death of Charlie Parker in her 5th avenue apartment in 1955, made infamous by the NYC press. She is fondly remembered for her long standing care for Thelonious Monk and to her loyalty to Monk, his wife Nellie and their family.

Two important books have been published about the Baroness within the past two years. One by author David Kastin, “Nica’s Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness” and one by her grand-niece Hannah Rothschild, “The Baroness: The Search for Nica The Rebellious Rothschild”.

Author David Kastin recently contributed to The Royal Room blog with highlights from some of the two-dozen tunes composed for the Baroness, you can read his post here.

Tonight’s performance will include four stellar Seattle pianists playing from the repertoire of music composed for the Baroness by a plethora of legendary jazz composers including Sonny Clark, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk and Freddie Redd. Piano Starts here has always featured pianists in a solo format. In tonight's performance each pianist will perform with "The Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet", featuring Al Kieth, Craig Flory, Geoff Harper, Andy Roth and Steve Moore.

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. 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.

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

The Royal Ramble
8:00p

A night of blues hosted by The Jelly Rollers, with special guests Arthur Migliazza and Seth Freeman.

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, June 7th, 2013

Limited Edition/ Cliff Hines
8:30p

Limited Edition
D'Vonne Lewis' Limited Edition consists of some of Seattle's top jazz/funk/groove players around. As a freelance drummer, Lewis can musically explore with any group of top players in whatever city or state he is playing a gig in, henceforth, "Limited Edition of the best" anywhere in the world!

D'Vonne Lewis-drums, Aham Oluo-trumpet; Cliff Colon-saxophones; Eric Verlinde-piano; Evan Flory-Barnes-bass.

Cliff Hines
Cliff Hines is one of the leading voices in progressive guitar from New Orleans, LA. His music is an eclectic, yet catchy, blend of jazz, world, rock, pop, folk, and experimental. He has shared the stage with such heavyweights as Mike Dillon, Skerik, Marco Benevento, Stanton Moore, Dave Dreiwitz, Johnny Vidacovich, Freekbass, Tony Clifton, members of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, John Speice (of Grupo Fantasma), Helen Gillet and has opened for a diverse group of acts such as Talib Kweli, Jeff Coffin (of Dave Matthews Band), Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Eric Lindell. His first record “Like Mystics of Old” was released in 2009, and his second, “Wanderlust” (feat. New Orleans legends James Singleton, Bill Summers, Kent Jordan, and more) was released January 2013. He is currently touring with The Mike Dillon Band as their bassist/guitarist/keyboard player, their debut album “Urn” was released September 2012 on the Royal Potato Family Record Label.

Cliff Hines - guitar/vocals; Sasha Masakowski - keys/vocals; Trey Boudreaux - bass; G Maxwell Zemanovic - drums
Cliff Hine'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, June 8th, 2013

Gunstreet Glory/ Ben Gilmer/ James Apollo
9:00p

Gunstreet Glory

Ben Gilmer
Ben Gilmer & The Sidearms formed in 2008 and in transient Seattle fashion, the band consists of members from southwestern Virginia, Arizona, Kansas, New York, and the Pacific Northwest. It is this geographical diversity that creates an equally diverse sound, which has been affectionately referred to as “Appalachian alt-Americana.” The band’s sound stems from the roots of frontman Ben Gilmer’s upbringing in rural southwestern Virginia. He cut his musical teeth by playing country music with his grandfather and at weekly bluegrass jam sessions at the local barbershop in his hometown of Lebanon, Virginia.

Gilmer’s lyrics poetically wander through love, loss, and self-exploration yet leave plenty of room for playful overtones. Some might say that his vocal sound recalls a youthful Lyle Lovett. Though Ben Gilmer is currently stationed far from his home, listeners will still discover that love, family, and a sense of place centered just about 2,627 miles southeast of Seattle rings through each track of this eight song album.
Ben Gilmer's website.

James Apollo
James Apollo'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.

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Thaddillac featuring Jet City Soul-
7:00p

Part of Beatwalk 2013
Thaddillac (aka Thaddeus Turner) has been tearing up the Seattle music scene for years as both a live performer and respected studio musician. Often compared to the diverse guitar stylings of Jimi Hendrix, Prince and Peter Frampton, Thaddeus Turner’s trademark guitar playing is the pillar of the West Coast music scene. Combining the beauty of traditional soul with the power of rock, mixed with his talk­box stylings, Thaddeus has gained a loyal national following. As lead guitarist for the Seattle Heavy Soul band Maktub, Turner has received glowing praise from Rolling Stone Magazine, NPR and the Seattle Times. Turner has toured with such notables as Cherrywine, Stone Gossard from Pearl Jam, Digable Planets, as well as with Dave Matthews and India.Arie. His versatility as a guitar player has gained him national recognition for his unique sound and passionate playing.

Born in Seattle to a musical family, Thaddeus got his start at the age of 3 on the keyboards, but quickly parlayed that into a passion for the strings. He grew up playing in church with his family. Turner’s music genes run deep.

After years of delivering legendary guitar for bands such as Maktub, Digable Planets and Brad, Thaddillac has launched his debut solo album: Feleetfoot Broham. His first solo project showcases the range of Funk, Soul, Techno and of course screaming Rock guitar that has been a hallmark of Thaddillac's past projects. His second album is in the works and should see release in early 2011.

No cover.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Dawn Clement Group featuring Greg Johnson
8:00p

LA saxophonist Greg Johnson meets the Dawn Clement Quartet. Featuring Dawn Clement on Piano and Wurlitzer, Jacques Willis on Vibes, Chris Symer on Bass, and Byron Vannoy on Drums. Performing mostly original music by the band, expect to hear some music you may know, in a different light!

Greg Johnson's website.
Dawn Clement'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, June 11th, 2013

Slingshot Songs
8:00p

SLINGSHOT SONGS is a new collaborative improvising ensemble of mostly Seattle -based or originated musicians, coming together on the east and west coasts to create new soundscapes and storytelling. Led by Jessica Lurie on saxophone, Beth Fleenor on clarinet, and Sam Boshnack on trumpet, they gather together a group of dynamic friends, improvisers, composers and leaders of their own projects as internationally to perform on both coasts. Together they embrace high energy interaction and a genre-busting sound, ranging from micro-Big Band to Gospel, Whimsical Jazz to Nocturnal Funk to Free.

You can listen to their range of sound from Live at the Royal Room, Seattle at their 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, June 12th, 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, June 13th, 2013

The A Band
8:00p

Led by Seattle new comer Arthur Migliazza on piano, this powerhouse trio brings swinging Boogie Woogie, down home Blues, and the funky, hip-shaking styles of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues to life in an all out infectious array of sounds certain to have you up dancing or grooving in your seat!

Arthur Migliazza - piano
Keith Lowe - bass
Andy Roth - drums

Check out some music at www.arthurmigliazza.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, June 14th, 2013

What the #$%^&*! Presents: CHORO!?!
8:00p

This showcase will feature virtuosos’ performing Choro music, an instrumental style from the streets of Brazil circa 1920’s. Think ragtime but with a tropical twist. Performing:
Jovino Santos Neto – solo piano (Seattle via Brazil)
Choroloco -- acoustic quintet (Seattle)
Choro Das 3 – Quartet touring the USA, rare Seattle 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.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Queen's Brunch
11a

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.

Bonneville Power / The Tom Price Desert Classic
9pm

Bonneville Power: Picture five Seattle punk veterans tired of playing the same old music put together their fourteen guitars, one hammond organ, one bass, and 80+ years of combined experience together and produced a phenomenal bluesy soul sound that will cheer up any dismal Seattle soul. Featuring Rob Westergard (vocals), Jim Collier (guitar), Collin Wheller (bass), Jeff Zunker (Hammond), and Martin Bland (drums).

Tom Price Desert Classic: Martin Bland (drums), Don Blackstone (guitar), Tom Price (guitar/ vocals), Joe Kilbourne (bass)

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Orca K-8 Junior Jazz & Select Combo
6:30p

Details TBA

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, June 17th, 2013

Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
8:00p
2 Sets


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, 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.

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Jim Wulff CD Release Party
8:00p


This is a celebration of the creation and reissue of the recent CD project, Jim Wulff, "Songs From the Past". You will hear vocal interpretations with jazz, blues, and gospel influences with a wonderful group of players. They will be featuring Jim Wulff's vocals, with Beth Wulff on Steinway BG Piano, Rachel Contourer on acoustic bass, Mikel Rollins on woodwinds, Jeff Ziontz on guitar, and special guests on drums and 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.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Spekulation/ The Teaching
8:00p


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

A 90-minute hiphop performance with Spekulation featuring a 10-piece chamber orchestra and special guests. Also featuring a performance by The Teaching.

Spekulation's website.
The Teaching'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.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Larry Golding Trio Featuring Peter Bernstein & Bill Stewart
8:00p


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

SeattleJazzScene.com and The Royal Room welcome The Larry Goldings Trio (featuring Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart) to Seattle for the first time on Thursday, June 20, 2013, for two shows at The Royal Room starting at 8:00pm

With his signature Hammond organ style and versatility on many keyboards, Boston native Larry Goldings (born 1968) has traversed not only the wide spectrum of jazz where he is perhaps best known, but also the worlds of funk, pop, and alternative music. High-in-demand as a sideman, Goldings' sound can be heard on scores of albums by artists in virtually every musical genre.

In recent years, his distinctive playing has graced the albums of Christina Aguilera, Walter Becker, Solomon Burke, Tracy Chapman, De La Soul, Robben Ford, Steve Gadd, Melody Gardot, Herbie Hancock, Jesse Harris, Colin Hay, India.Arie, Al Jarreau, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Madeleine Peyroux, John Pizzarelli, David Sanborn, Sia, Luciana Souza, and many others.

Goldings has collaborated closely, on the road and in the studio, with such artists as Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Jim Hall, Maceo Parker, Madeleine Peyroux, John Scofield, and James Taylor. Taylor's retrospective album, One Man Band (Hear Music), represents the culmination of two-and-a-half-year worldwide tour, with Goldings as Mr. Taylor's sole collaborator/accompanist, or "one man band." The album, which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), features an original composition by Larry entitled "School Song."

As a leader, Larry has released 15 albums, many of which feature his long time organ trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart. This group is widely recognized for charting new ground, with the musicians' synergistic playing and their hard-swinging -- yet very thoughtful -- music. In 2007, Larry (alongside John Scofield and Jack DeJohnette) received a Best Jazz Album GRAMMY nomination for their recording, Trio Beyond - Saudades (ECM).

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.

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Dead End Friend
8:30

Forged in the damp underground of Seattle, Dead End Friend has created a unique and heavy blend of rumbling blues and cascading rock. With the release of their first EP, 'Cover Your Ears', produced and recorded entirely on their own, these young musicians have made it clear that they intend to infect your mind with rhythm and melody.
Dead End Friend's website.

Crack Sabbath
10:30

Skerik (sax, effects, and vocals), Keith Lowe (bass), Ron Weinstein (Hammond Organ), Mike Stone (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, June 22nd, 2013

The Joy Mills Band & Cahalen Morrison Country Band
9:00p

The Joy Mills Band
The Joy Mills Band's website.

Cahalen Morrison Country Band
Cahalen Morrison Country 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.

Sunday, June 23, 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

Billy Wilson and The Bayou Blast
8:00p

The Bayou Blast featuring Billy Wilson, Bay Area-based accordion virtuoso and vocalist, and Kevin Kilmartin on guitar, founder of the Zydeco Locals band keeps the Louisiana beat ripping song after song for dancers and listeners alike. This energized group of highly skilled musicians will bring the real deal Bayou feel home for you.

They will keep you tapping your feet long after the party’s over by delivering an infectious mix of the best of Louisiana Bayou music! They play a large mix of Zydeco with driving rhythms including rubbaord and the base of Scotty Harris or Lisa Ramigdila, added to that is Cajun tunes and soulful Delta Blues… Don’t miss this come celebrate this great music with us.

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, June 24, 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.

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, June 24, 2013

Frankly Monday
Featuring Crystal Beth and Workshop Ensemble
8:00p

In Crystal Beth* (solo) multi-instrumentalist/composer Beth Fleenor spins sound using voice, clarinet, loops and effects, weaving a participatory aural ritual encompassing urban tribal chants & improvisations, alien disco breaks and robot love songs.
*Crystal Beth is a psychoactive stimulant that increases alertness, concentration, and energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.

Featured in the second set, Fleenor's Workshop Ensemble (WE) present an ever growing number of exploratory scores based on an in-depth practice of mutual respect. A 12-piece modular ensemble, WE create music super charged with compositional and collective intent. Grounded in learning and working Fleenor’s 20 Etudes for Blindfolded Musicians, WE also work in conduction, sonic meditation, and cross-stitched graphic scores. Through the use of blindfolds to heighten full body listening/awareness, WE cultivate focused intention, highlighting that intention as a respected member of the ensemble, in a practice of non-visual, non-verbal empathic communication.
This performance will feature: Michele Khazak (voice), Kate Olson, Brian Bermudez (reeds), Naomi Siegel (trombone), Michael Owcharuk (piano), Evan Flory Barnes (bass), Greg Campbell (percussion/horn), Adam Kozie (drums), and Beth Fleenor (clarinet, voice, composition).

Sometimes it's groovy, sometimes it's serene, sometimes it's a noise bath, WE are always grounded in power, intention, and respect. 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.

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, June 25th, 2013

Chris McCarthy Collective/River Song Quintet/ Andy Clausen's Split Stream Big Band
7:30p

A night of progressive big band music with two of Seattle's up and coming composers. Roosevelt High School alumni Chris McCarthy and Andy Clausen present their respective large ensembles on a double bill that features many of the city's finest young musicians.

Chris McCarthy Collective
Details TBA

River Song Quintet
River Song is a Los Angeles-based quintet devoted to the performance of original compositions and arrangements that seamlessly blend jazz and improvised music with western classical chamber and American folk music.

An ensemble comprised of composers, River Song includes Lauren Baba (Viola, Violin), Alina Roitstein (Voice), Andrew Rowan (Cornet), Harrison Kirk (Trombone), and Gregory Uhlmann (Guitar).
Visit their website website.

Andy Clausen's Split Stream Big Band
Details TBA

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 June 26th, 2013

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb & Anat Fort
8:00p

Tickets, $8 advance, $10 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets. Student tickets just $7.

Pianist Anat Fort and Vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb are two Israeli musicians who have become prominent figures in the New York Downtown scene. That’s where they met in 2004, and have been playing together ever since. Their duo collaboration, exposes a profound connection of sister- souls, sharing music and musings as they perform originals by both Gottlieb and Fort, open improvisations as well as familiar tunes and jazz standards. They are currently in the process of recording their first duo album, following their recordings with larger bands on Ayelet’s projects Mayim Rabim (Tzadik, ’06), Upto Here | From Here (Obliqsound ’09) and Roadsides (anticipated 2013).

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb is an international performer, an explorer of sound and seeker of musical adventures. Her unique blend of jazz, middle-eastern & jewish music, combined with her innovative approach to composition and improvisation, has led her to collaborate with some of the most imaginative musicians of our time, including John Zorn (composer), ETHEL (string quartet), Matana Roberts (sax), Avishai Cohen (trumpet) and Rufus Cappadocia (cello). She has released three critically acclaimed CDs featuring her original compositions. A member of John Zorn’s a-cappella quartet Mycale , the group is currently working towards a second recording of Zorn’s music for his series Book of Angels: Masada Book II. Recently, she was commissioned by installation artist Michelle Jaffe to compose & produce music for Wappen Field (next presentation: Rutgers University ’14).
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb's website.

For Anat Fort, music is a colorful mosaic of sounds. A natural improviser from a very young age, it was not until her late teens that she discovered the depth of jazz. The next step was coming to the United States to study with people who were part of shaping up this music like Harold Mabern, Rufus Reid and Norman Simmons. Following her 1999 self-produced Peel, She released two albums on the renowned ECM Records: A Long Story (ECM '07) features legendary (ECM '10) presents the first recording of her long standing trio with drummer Roland Schneider and bassist Gary Wang.
Anat Fort's website.



Please note: tickets do not guarantee as seat at the Royal Room and for sold out shows standing room may be the only option. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Thursday June 27th, 2013

Rippin Chicken/ The Kareem Kandi Band
8:00p

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)

The Kareem Kandi Band
The Kareem Kandi Band is a high energy organ trio that is strongly rooted in the jazz tradition and simultaneously keeps an eye towards the future of improvised music. Stylistically the band is equally at home playing jazz standards, ballads, blues, funk, and original compositions. Constantly on the move, they keep a full schedule performing to enthusiastic audiences at clubs, festivals, and workshops throughout the U.S. as well as abroad. More information on the group can be found at:
Kareem Kandi's's website.

Kareem Kandi - saxophone ( The Kareem Kandi Band, The Paperboys )
Delvon Lamarr - ( Lucky Brown, Vaughn Kreestoe, Rippin CHicken )
Julian MacDonough - drums ( Mike Allen Trio, Star Anna, Jay Thomas )

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, June 28th, 2013

Seaprog festival of progressive/avant rock
8:30p

Organized by Seattle musicians, the inaugural edition of Seaprog, a curated festival showcasing up-to-the-minute progressive/avant rock by regional and internationally prominent bands, will take place Friday-Sunday June 28-30 at both the historic Columbia City Theater and the Royal Room, which will host the free Friday kickoff program.

Seaprog is the first weekend-long progressive music festival to be staged in Seattle in nearly 10 years. Unlike previous events of this type, Seaprog's focus is on progressive music of the here and now, rather than the prog stylings of yore. Seaprog will present more than 11 remarkable bands whose diversity of approach illustrates just how far progressive rock has evolved since its origins in the 1960s. The festival's emphasis is on the resurgent Northwest prog scene, plus some of the top creative bands playing avant music today, including Thinking Plague (CO), miRthkon (CA), and Jolanda (Italy). Detailed artist listings can be found on the festival website's artist page.

Conceived as a destination event rather than just another gig, Seaprog invites you to spend a weekend enjoying stimulating and intelligent music and visiting the many fine restaurants, bars, and shops in Columbia City.

Royal Room Artists

Zhongyu
Zhongyu started as a recording project for the compositions of Jon Davis, which defy categorization by combining qualities of progressive rock, jazz, space rock, chamber music, and Asian traditional music. These compositions are the result of years of listening to challenging music, and strive to present balance: between complexity and simplicity, noise and silence, beauty and terror, energy and calm.
Zhongyu's website.

Monkey Bat
"Monkey" and "Bat" are two unrelated species that would not naturally be found inhabiting the same body. In the same way, the band Monkey Bat combines acoustic and electric, intense and beautiful, complex and simple into a kind of music that is all their own.
Monkey Bat's website.

Jolanda
"Arcane, full of energy, beyond styles...": so the music of Jolanda has been defined, "... when she plays, it looks like she's conducting a little imaginary orchestra between her fingers and her voice". Jolanda's songs tell about inner landscapes, restless astronauts, mirror reflexes, faceless children, shadows, memories in a parade, nightmares and ghosts. On stage, always a few steps from Jolanda, is Demian Endian (guitar, arranger). Jolanda plays musical box, toy piano, kalimba, and typewriter as well.
Jolanda'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, June 29th, 2013

All Things Must Pass: A Tribute to George Harrison
9:00p

Featuring Paul Moore, Keith Lowe, Eric Eagle and Andy Coe.

Tickets $8 adv/ $12 door, available from Stranger Tickets.

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 Golden Road: Music of the Grateful Dead
11:00p

The Golden Road: The Music of the Grateful Dead
With: Andy Coe, Keith Lowe, Eric Eagle and Paul Moore.
You can read more about the project and Wayne Horvitz's thoughts on the early Grateful Dead years here.

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, June 30th, 2013

Chris McCarthy Trio
Tim Carey Group
8:00p

Chris McCarthy Trio featuring Schuyler Karr and Max Holmberg.

Tim Carey Group with Eric Verlinde, Jeff Busch, Tarik Abouzied, and Brendan O'Donnell.

The Royal Room has live music seven nights a week, check calendar for opening times.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.