Monday, July 1, 2013

Whitney Mongé/ The Raven and the Writing Desk/ Mts. & Tunnels

8:00p

Whitney Mongé
Originally from Spokane, WA, singer-songwriter, Whitney Mongé moved to the Seattle area in 2008 to pursue her career in music. She began her journey busking in the Pike Place Market,which has since led to several opportunities such as live performances on ESPN’s “Mayne Event”, The Bob Rivers Show, KSER, KYRS and an artist spotlight on the local PBS television station KTCS 9, due to air May 30th, 2013 on the Pie series.

Mongé‘s 2011 debut album, Heartbeat, snowballed into such a success that seven months later she recorded her EP Steadfast produced by Grammy Award Winner, Pete Stewart. Her raspy, sultry vocals are highly reminiscent of Melissa Etheridge and Tracy Chapman. Each album consists of the deep, introspective lyrics that Mongé is known for which you can hear on iTunes or Amazon now.
Mongé's website

The Raven and the Writing Desk
The Raven and the Writing Desk is a six-piece avant-garde, orchestral rock experience. Art-Rock for short. Their music walks the border of theatrical and insane, carrying the melodies of front woman Julia LiBassi's primordial compositions out from the crypts of her mind and into the ears of the engaged listener. The band features an unusual line-up of instruments, and is one of the few bands in modern music to utilize the marimba. Viola, distorted guitar, classical piano, bass and drums round out the band's unconditionally unique sound. This is the soundtrack to your deep blue dreams.

Mts. & Tunnels
The original demo recordings for Mts. & Tunnels were created by Chris Poage in a creaky old orchard house in Seattle. Dozens of songs were written and dozens were tossed out. However, by 2011, 10 tracks presented themselves and the timing was perfect for Norman Baker(Ian McFeron), Daniel Braithwaite (Eternal Fair) to record what would become their debut EP. Then one weekend in June the trio, with the help of Mel Dettmer’s magic cat Bones, created a musical spell that put them in a trance like state for 2 days of epic recording. After overdubbing horns, keyboards, vocal harmonies, and mixing help from TJ Berry, the album was released at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard with the full 8 piece band to an excited and welcoming crowd.

After a year of gigs, band fights and beach parties. 2013 is shaping up to be a very interesting year for the group. First their new single “Pictures” was recorded with Mike Coykendall (M.ward, She & Him) and released on a 7” record. Then a random call from a TV producer found them starring on a pilot episode of a reality TV show about local bands called “Band in Seattle”

Sarah Schmidt(vocals, guitar) Katie Clayton(Trumpet) Liana Green (Trombone) Kent Halvorsen (keyboards) and Sandy Dickerson (uke, guitar) were the missing links in the chain of friends that now forms Mts. & Tunnels. The Seattle Weekly calls the band “cozy old-school garage rock filled with bluesy guitar riffs punctuated by vintage horns. At times the local group has a classic Northwest Folk-rock sound made more apparent on tracks like “Something in the light”, where the complementary vocals are reminiscent of The Head and the Heart’s harmonies.” The new single entitled “Pictures” is available on a limited edition 7” and sold at their concerts. The MP3 is available for download and can be found 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, July 2, 2013

Brad Shepik Trio

8:00p

Brad Shepik (guitar) Phil Sparks (bass) D'Vonne Lewis (drums). A rare Seattle performance for the Northwest native who has played with Paul Motian, Bob Brookmeyer, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden, Joey Baron and Jim Knapp among others. He'll be joined by his former bandmate and bass stalwart of Seattle, Phil Sparks and the phenomenal D'Vonne Lewis 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.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ayron Jones

8:00p

Seattle based guitarist Ayron Jones performs solo.

McTuff Featuring D'vonne Lewis

9:30p

Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you’ve never heard. A mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is a movin’ and groovin’ adventure that you will not soon forget, featuring the impeccable Andy Coe on guitar and D'vonne Lewis 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, July 4, 2013

Closed for Independence Day

Friday, July 5, 2013

Jimmie Herrod: The Music of Old White Ladies

8:30p

Jimmie Herrod sings the music of Barbra Streisand and Karen Carpenter.
Featuring:
Jimmie Herrod (Vocals)
Craig Flory (Saxophone/Clarinet)
Paris Hurley (Violin)
Tristan Gianola (Guitar)
Wayne Horvitz (Piano)
Luke Bergman (Bass)
Eric Eagle (Drums)

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

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Youth Speaks

6:00p - 9:00p

Featuring performances by Youth Speaks Seattle alumni, mentors, & the 2013 slam team. Witness the continuous history, legacy, and current work of Seattle's premier youth poetry organization. YSS has provided a stage for hundreds of poets, emcees, and musicians to be heard, a space for many generations of young leaders to create something positive and revolutionary in their community.

Jefferson Rose Band/ DJ Leopold Bloom

9:30p

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. Special guest DJ Leopold Bloom.

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

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Total Experience Gospel Choir Live Recording

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.

Garfield Jazz Jam with Alumni

7:00p

Led by Alto saxophonist Jacob Zimmerman, bassist Carmen Rothwell and drummer Zach Para.

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, July 8, 2013

Zach Para Trio

8:00p

New York City based drummer Zach Para will be leading his own trio featuring Dawn Clement on piano, and Evan Flory-Barnes on bass.

To learn more visit Zach Para'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, July 9, 2013

Pamela Yasutake

8:00p

Tickets are $15 advance/ $18 at the door and are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Pamela Yasutake is an accomplished performer/instructor/choreographer. She is currently on faculty at New Canaan Dance Academy in New Canaan, CT and serves as a guest instructor with NW Tap Connection. She is also on staff at various studios in the Tri-State area (NY, CT, NJ). Locally, Pamela has performed various times at the Paramount Theatre, in Seattle Theatre Group’s “Dance This…” production. In 2009, her choreographed piece was featured as the opening number for “Dance This…”. She has also performed seven seasons with the Black Nativity Play of Seattle in which she performed the lead dancer role of Mary for two seasons.

Pamela has taken master classes from many talented, notable dancers such as The Nicholas Brothers, Prince Spencer, Bunny Briggs, Dianne Walker, Derrick Grant, Jason Samuels-Smith, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Chloe Arnold and many more. She has also worked with renowned artists such as Jamel Gaines, Sonia Dawkins, Napoleon and Tabitha D'Umo, Teatro Del Millenio of Peru and Savion Glover.

Pamela is currently working on developing her solo artistry as a tap dancer and sharing her love for Tap with the world.

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, July 11, 2013

Greg Vandy presents American Standard Time
8:00p


Greg Vandy presents American Standard Time at The Royal Room every Second Thursday. A monthly showcase of indie roots artist and DJs. This month featuring Gravel Road & Kevin Murphy (Moondoggies) & The Allman Butters. DJ sets by KEXP's Greg Vandy.

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

Wednesday, July 10, 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.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Bushwick Book Club Presents: Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
8:30p

Performers include Wayne Horvitz, Ben Mish, Kimo Muraki, Zoe Wick, Linda Waterfall, Evan J Peterson, Brad Loomis, Matt Price, Wes Weddell, Sam Russell, Alex Forrest VanTuyl, Perry Maybrown and Amanda Sue Winterhalter.

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is not your run of the mill book club. Much like any, we act upon the urge to read and to have discussions about what we read. But we found that this was not enough for us. When we read books, we also want to write songs about them. And when we write songs, we like to perform them for an audience.

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle will be bringing you original music inspired by Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. We are going to take a journey down one of the grandest rivers in the world through family squabbles, slavery, racism, friendship and adventure. The Bushwick musicians are certain to find some amazing inspiration from this classic novel by Mark Twain.

Bushwick Book Club'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 all ages until 10pm.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

African All Stars
7:00p


Danceable music from some of Seattle’s best African musicians, led by Mohammed Shaibu on guitar, vocals and talking drum.

Mutha Knows Best
9:00p


Mutha Knows Best brings a solid, dynamic feel to the Seattle area with a variety of music from Old School Funk to the present. Our dedication to and love of the funk is apparent in the heart thumping, intense treatment that every selection receives. The MKB experience will move you. It features Strong vocals, a powerful horn section and a tight rhythm section that really delivers the funk. Mutha Knows Best will bring a powerful show to any occasion or venue, having a strong experience in corporate functions, private parties and club engagements.
Mutha Knows Best'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, July 14, 2013

101 Years of Woody Guthrie
7:00p

Part of Columbia City Beatwalk 2013.

In celebration of Woody Guthrie's birth (born July 14th, 1912), Seattle based musicians perform a night of songs by Guthrie. Featuring Annie Ford, Reggie Garrett, Orville Johnson, Tekla Waterfield, Jon Hyde, Robin Holcomb, Darren Lucas, Wayne Horvitz, Katie Jacobson, Keith Lowe, Eric Eagle and Ryan Devlin.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Garfield Jazz Jam with Alumni
6:30p - 8:30p

Led by Roxy Coss (tenor and soprano sax) and Josh Deutsch (trumpet).

Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, Special Guest Roxy Coss
9:00p
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, Steve O'Brien, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Greg Sinibaldi, Jacob Zimmerman, Craig Flory, Eric Eagle, Kate Olson, Naomi Siegel, Jacob Herring and Wayne Horvitz.
Featured guests have included Bobby Previte, Greg Campbell, Stuart Dempster, and Briggan Krauss, Neil Welch and Ivan Artega.

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Josh Deutsch
8:00p


Tickets, $10 advance/ $12 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Trumpeter/Composer Josh Deutsch has established himself as a versatile and unique voice in New York’s music scene. Equally comfortable as a leader and sideman, Deutsch has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia. Deutsch’s projects include the band Pannonia, and the Josh Deutsch / Nico Soffiato Duo, whose debut CD Time Gels has been called “an elegant, fresh take on the timeless (duo) tradition”. He can also be heard with Sofia Rei, Pedro Giraudo’s Expansions Big Band, The Hipstones, and Nathan Parker Smith’s Large Ensemble, and has been featured in Michael Bates’ Outside Sources and the Duke Ellington Big Band directed by Victor Goines. Deutsch has twice led bands as part of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, directed by Dave Douglas, as well as the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle and the Outpost Summer Music Festival in Albuquerque. A native of Seattle, Deutsch holds degrees in music from the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Oregon, and now resides in Queens, NY, where in addition to performing he is an active music educator.

Featuring:
Josh Deutsch (Trumpet)
Hans Teuber (Sax)
Dawn clement (Piano)
Evan Flory-Barnes (Bass)
D'vonne Lewis (Drums)

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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto + Chris Stover
8:00p


Tickets, $8 advance/ $10 at the door, $5 for students are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Jovino’s personal style is a creative blend of energetic grooves, deep harmonies, telepathic improvisation, lyrical melodies and great ensemble playing, always inspired and informed by the colorful richness of Brazilian music. His compositions include samba, choro, baião, xote, forró, marcha and many more styles, rooted in centuries-old musical tradition while pointing to new and adventurous harmonic languages.

Transplanted to NYC from Seattle, Chris Stover is a trombonist, composer, theorist, and teacher. He has performed recently with Eddie Palmieri, Pablo Menendez, Charlie Hunter, Slavic Soul Party, Bobby Sanabria, Ingrid Jensen, Samir Chatterjee, Richard Boukas, Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Tom Varner, Jovino Santos Neto, Michael Spiro, and Annea Lockwood, and he has toured internationally with Pablo Moses, Apple Gabriel, Quasinada, Jumbalassy, and the Harry James Orchestra, as well as his own solo and group projects. Chris spent many years as the go-to trombone player in the jazz, Afro-Cuban, and new music scenes in Seattle, and he appears on over sixty recordings, including critically acclaimed releases on OmniTone, Origin, and Sub Pop. A new CD with the Q.E.D. Trio is available on Origin Records, and new CDs with his quartet and More Zero have just been released by More Zero Music.

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 July 18, 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 July 19, 2013

Harmonious Wail and The Greg Ruby Quartet
8:30p

Smoldering vocals laced among the jazzy mandolin and guitar; an infectious blend of continental jazz, swing, gypsy music and melodic vocals ...how DOES one describe the sound of Harmonious Wail? Winners of multiple MAMA awards ranging from Best Jazz CD, Best Ensemble Vocalists of the Year, Favorite Jazz Band, Best World Artist and Best World Song, to Best Instrumentalist, HARMONIOUS WAIL has caught numerous listeners by total surprise during its more than 20-year history. Of all the venues and stages that these "NPR regulars" have graced, it's the PAC's, festivals and showcase clubs that bring the most enthusiastic audience response!

Drawing from the rich influence of the European gypsy musicians, most notably Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli (creators of the gypsy swing genre), the Wail bursts through the normal boundaries of that genre with it's intoxicating vocals as displayed by Maggie Delaney-Potthoff. The enticing arrangements and sheer joy the Wail brings to every performance is downright addictive!
No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Saturday, July 20, 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.

Blue Cranes/ Tortue Garden
8:00p

Tickets, $10 advance/ $13 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

8:00p: Blue Cranes
9:00p: Torture Garden
10:00p: Blue Cranes
11:00p: Torture Garden

Blue Cranes
Since their formation in 2007, Blue Cranes have become a key player in the Portland, Oregon creative music/DIY scene and is one of the most exciting groups to keep tabs on in the Northwest. They've developed a singular musical voice grounded in melody and explosive improvisations--marking off their unique microcosmic territory in "post-jazz" circles.

Reed Wallsmith - alto sax
Joe Cunningham - tenor sax
Rebecca Sanborn - keyboards
Keith Brush - bass
Ji Tanzer - drums

Torture Garden
A performance of Naked City's album "Torture Garden", an album by John Zorn's band Naked City featuring Yamatsuka Eye on vocals. The album is a compilation of the "hardcore miniatures". Genre slashing, C&W meets punk, meets jazz, meets grind core and unlike other Naked City albums, there are no breaks between the screaming, the saxophone blasts and the notorious "Napalm Thrash". The album was originally released on Shimmy Disc in 1989 and recorded with John Zorn (sax), Bill Frisell (guitar), Wayne Horvitz (keyboards), Fred Frith (bass), Joey Baron (drums) and Yamatsuka Eye (vocals).

The Allmusic review by Bradley Torreano awarded the album 4 stars stating "Songs blur together but never get boring, no lyrics are actually sung, and few songs last longer than a minute. It also never takes itself seriously, a nice relief from Zorn's heavy-handed ambient collaborations. This would make a great introduction to the noise/jazz efforts that this group of musicians pioneered in the early 1990s."

This performance of "Torture Garden" features a line up of Seattle and Portland based artists:
Brad Mowen - voice
Reed Wallsmith - alto sax
Wayne Horvitz - keyboards
Tristan Gianola - guitar
Keith Lowe - bass
Mike Stone - drums

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 July 21, 2013

Run Boy Run
8:00p

Existing in the tension between tradition and frontier, Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest winner and Prairie Home Companion guest, Run Boy Run, truly exceeds the sum of its parts as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band’s unique sound. Band members include Matt Rolland (Fiddle/Guitar), Grace Rolland (Cello/Vocals), Bekah Sandoval (Fiddle/Vocals), Jen Sandoval (Mandolin/Vocals), and Jesse Allen (Bass). Called by Paste Magazine "one of the top ten Arizona bands to hear now", Run Boy Run self-released their full-length album "So Sang the Whippoorwill" in March 2013 to critical regional and national acclaim.

Renegade Stringband
9:30p

Renegade Stringband is a hard driving bluegrass quintet based in Portland, Oregon. The band formed in 2010, meeting through the Portland music scene and Lewis & Clark College. Mandolin, banjo, bass, guitar, and three-part harmony fuse to form the band’s soulful, exuberant sound. Their repertoire runs the gamut from finely-honed originals to covers of songs by the Black Keys, Woody Guthrie, Tom Waits, and Ella Fitzgerald. In 2010, the band toured the West Coast, delighting audiences everywhere from the NW Folklife Festival in Seattle to the Soho in Santa Barbara, CA. They kicked off 2011 with a sold out show at Portland’s Laurelthirst, and followed it up with a performance at the High Dive that the Seattle Observer reviewed, saying that the band “trades instrumental solos like a jazz sextet.” The band is headed into the studio in March to record their original songs. They are headed to the ROMP Festival in Kentucky this summer, and will soon release their new EP, “One Thing After Another.”

Renegade String Band 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 July 22, 2013

The Retailers/ Miwa Gemini/ Bakelite 78
8:00p

The Retailers
Johnny NordstrUm & The Retailers met on the sales floor of the now defunct "Otto's" department store in Tukwila. They were brought together by a love of VHS action movies, surf music, and the novels of Louis Lamour. Mason Hancock on guitar and vocals, Joe Howard on bass and vocals, and Paul Pugliese on the drums. Raelyn Clarke adds her dynamic vocal harmonies and outlaw attitude the Retailers posse!

Miwa Gemini
Brooklyn's Miwa Gemini plays at the Royal Room. Miwa Gemini has been compared to anybody from Bjork to Nina Simone to the Doors. She's bringing her eclectic sonic circus to Seattle for one night only. Joined by her trusty band of trumpet, accordion and drums, you can expect anything from dark and dreamy and foot stamping sing-along!
Playing on the same night will be Seattle's own Bakelite78 (Gothic-Jazz Americana) and the Retailers(Western-Surf).

About Miwa Gemini
Weirdos always make great music, and anyone who writes a soundtrack to her own made-up tale about a muse she met in Joshua Tree over 100 years ago gains the title of “weirdo”. Van Gogh and Einstein were also anything but normal, so Miwa Gemini shouldn’t frown at that label. Fantastic Lies of Grizzly Rose is one of the more artistic albums released this year, displaying a variety of sounds such as Italian waltz, country western, and “Misirlou”-style surf rock, but without ever getting too “out there”. Gemini studied classical music while growing up in Japan, and later she studied art in NYC, where she still resides. It’s apparent that her experiences with both eastern and western cultures is what grants her such an eclectic sound. -Pop Matters
Miwa Gemini's Website


Bakelite 78
Bakelite 78′s repertoire is an eclectic mix of swing, Dixieland, blues, proto-country, and cabaret, as well as a plethora of originals in hybrids of these styles. Founding member Robert Rial arrived in Chicago in 2000, eager to engage in the music he loved most: dance orchestra music/swing, country-blues, dixieland, tin pan alley, rock and American folk. He played his guitar and tenor banjo and took solace in his 78 R.P.M. records (some discs were made from an early form of plastic similar to Bakelite). “Bakelite 78′s” preserved the music of the early 20th Century, and the band was born to keep classic crooner vocals & speak-easy jazz/lounge/cabaret alive. The original lineup of Bakelite 78 performed throughout Chicago from 2003 to 2008. The group released their acclaimed debut “It’s A Sin” in 2006, and followed up in 2008 with “Delta Disc”, (produced in Mississippi by Jimbo Mathus, and partially funded by a City Of Chicago Department Of Cultural Affairs’ generous Community Arts Assistance Program Grant). Bakelite 78 appeared throughout Chicago at The Hideout, The Old Town School Of Folk Music, The Famous “Hiawatha” Pizza Lounge, Bad Dog Tavern, The Beat Kitchen, The California Clipper, The Candlelite, The Charleston, The Taste Of Lincoln Avenue, The Bucktown Arts Festival and more. Bakelite 78'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, July 23, 2013

Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz
6:00p

6:00pm Amy Denio & Beth Fleenor
Clarinet duet.

7:00pm Ann Reynolds
Solo piano.

8:00pm Daniel Barry's Two Hemispheres
2 Hemispheres celebrates the raw sensual power of groove, the hypnotic effect of repetition, the vibrations inherent in various non-tempered and quarter-tone tuning systems, and the color, texture and density of sound. Our goal is to transcend the mundane and embrace the divine.

Daniel Barry – director/ keyboards
Dr. Daniel Barry is an accomplished composer, conductor, keyboard and trumpet player. His music falls primarily into the jazz category, but integrates elements garnered from advanced classical music studies along with residency and festival performances throughout the world, in particular Brazil and Peru. Daniel recently was honored with a Fulbright Scholarship and served as Composer-In-Residence at the Univeridade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil during the spring of 2012. Daniel lives in Seattle, Washington where he writes for and performs regularly with his 2 Hemispheres, Walk All Ways, the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra, and the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra, which he also directs. Daniel has two recently released recording projects: Walk All Ways, Origin Records, and Music of the Spheres, Origin Classical. Dr. Barry is the owner of Marina Music Service and Daniel Barry Publications, and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Daniel Barry – keyboard
Kate Olsen – woodwinds
Naomi Siegel – trombone
Chris Symer – basses
Scott Ketron – 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.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Piano Starts Here: The Music of Fats Waller
8:00p

Tickets, $7 advance/ $10 at the door and are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Thomas Wright Waller, born on May 21, 1904 in Harlem, is remembered for his virtuosic stride piano playing, catchy songs, heavy drinking, entertaining films and large waist, hence his nickname “Fats” Waller. What sets him apart from the other musicians of the Harlem Renaissance was his abilities as an all around entertainer. You can see him in films today singing funny and intimate lyrics (he wrote himself) to charming melodies with exaggerated expressions and gestures. His catchy tunes later got him inducted into the Singer Songwriter hall of fame in 1970, and in 1978 his music was used for the Broadway musical “Aint Misbehavin’” named after one of his hits, retelling the story of black musicians in the Harlem Renaissance. Everybody loved being entertained by Fats Waller, sometimes to dangerous extremes: after a show in Chicago in 1926 Waller was bundled and kidnapped, eventually being sat at a piano in a party at gunpoint as the “special guest performer” for Al Capone’s birthday! According to rumors he played for three days straight, and by the end was extremely drunk and tired.

As a pianist Waller was the star pupil, and later colleague, of stride pianist James P. Johnson. He also studied with Leopold Godowsky and Carl Bohm at The Julliard School to further his compositional language. Before moving into the Harlem scene to play jazz, which was against the will of his religious father, he played pipe organ for his church which led him to accompany silent films on organ. He was also one of the first musicians to introduce the Hammond organ to jazz, as well as the pipe organ and was the first to record with it as a solist. Through the 1930’s and early 1940’s “Fats Waller and His Rhythm Section” recorded over 400 songs and provided sessions work for numerous jazz musicians. His tin pan alley hits live on as standards in jazz repertoire today, just as much as his entertaining videos of him wooing young girls with his charming performances.

The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument. Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening on the Royal Room’s Steinway B grand piano. Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Sonny Clark, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Performers for The Music of Fats Waller are Ryan Burns, Chris McCarthy, Ruby Bishop and Tim Kennedy. 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.

Zony Mash + Horns
10:00p

Zony Mash made its debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the guys honed their chops with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you´ll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties-style psychedelic rock, the blues and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space. Learn more about Zony Mash at their Website.

Wayne Horvitz - Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes, Synthesizer
Tim Young - Guitar
Andy Roth - Drums
Keith Lowe - Bass
Thomas Marriott - Trumpet
Craig Flory - Alto/ Baritone Sax
Skerik - Tenor/ Baritone Sax
Naomi Siegel - Trombone

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, July 25, 2013

Yada Yada Blues Band
8:00p

Featuring Milky Burgess, Don Mcgreevy, Stebmo and Joe Doria.

Yada Yada Blues Band 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.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Syrinx Effect
8:30p

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.

Zony Mash + Horns
10:00p

Zony Mash made its debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the guys honed their chops with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you´ll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties-style psychedelic rock, the blues and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space. Learn more about Zony Mash at their Website.

Wayne Horvitz - Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes, Synthesizer
Tim Young - Guitar
Andy Roth - Drums
Keith Lowe - Bass
Thomas Marriott - Trumpet
Craig Flory - Alto/ Baritone Sax
Skerik - Tenor/ Baritone Sax
Naomi Siegel - Trombone

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

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Closed for a private event


If you would like to book a private event at the Royal Room please contact us via email.

Sunday July 28, 2013

Garfield Jazz Jam with Alumni

6:00p

Led by trombonist William De Koch.

Painting The Town Red: The Music of Billie Holiday and The Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet
8:00p

A special goodbye celebration for Seattle saxophonist/clarinetist Craig Flory before he relocates to New Orleans! Featuring performances by Painting The Town Red: The Music of Billie Holiday, The Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet and more. Special guests include Skerik and more 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 July 29, 2013

Only Trio/ Hashem Assadullahi Quartet
8:00p

Only Trio
Kate Olson on Soprano Sax
Jacob Herring on Trombone
Steve O'Brien on trumpet

Hashem Assadullahi Quartet
With eleven new works, highlighting the dramatic chemistry and rapport within his sextet, New York-based saxophonist and composer Hashem Assadullahi presents his debut recording for OA2 Records. Inspired by events, people and passions, the compositions are brought to life through the ensemble's strength of collective improvisation and their shared eclectic musical aesthetic. While drawing on a wide array of inspirations, including jazz, classical, pop, and movie soundtracks, each piece focuses on melody and mood, from introspective to lighthearted fun.
Hashem Aassadullahi- Saxes
James Miley- Piano
Tyler Abbott- Bass
Ryan Biesack- Drums

"Assadullahi is of a new generation of jazz musicians who have the compositional understanding, technique and improvisational skill to create complex works with beautiful melodies while at the same time drawing on a multitude of styles. He uses pop, swing, straightahead, classical, free and other genres as construction pieces." - Elliott Simon New York City Jazz Record

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, July 30, 2013

Honey Ear Trio
8:00p

Tickets, $12 advance/ $15 at the door and are available now from Stranger Tickets.

"...an eclectic yet cohesive catalog of various approaches to the 21st-century saxophone trio: wistful, groovy, choppy, hard-swinging and much more." - TimeOut New York

Featuring Allison Miller (percussion) Jeff Lederer (sax) and Rene Hart (bass and electronics).

Honey Ear Trio 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.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

BoUnce
7:30p

BoUnce is Griot Works™ program of Urban Wilderness Works
www.urbanwildernessproject.org.

BoUnce™ open mics are a cooperative performance competition between all-ages and styles. It's different than a poetry slam because poets, storytellers, spoken word and hip hop artists join together to make one storytelling sports teams. BoUnce™ open mic is for youth and adults. Individuals may sign-up to perform and be randomly placed with 2- 4 other individuals to form 3 on 3 or 5 on 5 teams or you can come with a team ready to play. Teams are scored by judges from the audience and the winning team shares half the door! Come sign up to perform, or to enjoy the show!

Last Wednesdays of the month starting July 31st, August 28th, September 25th, October 30th,November 27th. 6:30pm sign-up, 7:30pm showtime.

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.