Thursday May 1, 2014

The Royal Ramble
7:00pm


Modeled on the legendary Levon Helm Midnight Rambles's the Jelly Rollers present a monthly night of blues and more. Acoustic set begins at 7pm, followed by an electric set from 8pm to closing.
Look for special guests each month!

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 2, 2014

Closed for a Private Event

The Royal Room will be closed for a private event this evening.


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

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Curtis Hammond Band
8:30pm


The Curtis Hammond Band is a high energy 9 piece R&B band from the Seattle area fronted by Curtis Hammond, a 2012 and 2013 Washington Blues Society (WBS) 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 who was also a 2013 WBS nominee as Best Guitarist.

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.

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 4, 2014

Whitman Middle School Jazz Band
6:30pm
Hal Sherman Big Band
7:30pm




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 5, 2014

First Monday Wine Tasting
6:00pm

Expand your knowledge and palette with Kate Bond (former Verve proprietess) at the First Monday Wine Tasting at the Royal Room! Featuring 6 great wines from Vinum.
$15 per person (includes a light appetizer). Reservations are recommended.

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
8:00p


The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-15 piece band featuring Seattle's finest and most innovative improvisers under the direction of composer Wayne Horvitz. The RRCME performs Mr. Horvitz's compositions in a loosely constructed format which uses a combination of on-the-spot (re)arranging and various other techniques, some of which have come to be known as "conduction". Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris's Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to Conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris' original Conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.

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

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

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble 5th Anniversary 8:00pm

Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble celebrates 5 years of community events and collaborations with an anniversary party at the Royal Room. The first set will feature music from SJCE’s collection of original works, commissioned throughout the life of the ensemble. The second set will be a reading of new tunes by SJCE contributing composers.

The band:
Beth Fleenor (clarinet); Samantha Boshnack (trumpet), Kate Olson, Brian Bermudez, Chris Credit (woodwinds); Michael Owcharuk (piano), Tim Carey(bass), and Kyle Doran (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, May 8, 2014

Leni Stern Trio 8:00pm
The ODAT Band v.3 9:30pm

Awarded electric guitarist and songwriter Leni Stern returns to Seattle with her African Trio, featuring Senegalese master musicians Mamadou Ba and Alioune Faye. Through Stern's original compositions this percussion-driven trio traces the path of American Jazz, rock and blues back to their roots in West African music.

The ODAT Band v.3 is a small group with big, deep circular grooves and layered melodies. Featuring Naomi Siegel (trombone), Thione Diop (percussion), D'vonne Lewis (drums), Steve Moore (trombone, keys), and Keith Lowe (bass).

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 9, 2014

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers 8:30pm

Seattle Gypsy Jazz band Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm Webzine). Their tight rhythm section features a hand drummer, giving the music a bouncy swing and accentuating the joyful interplay between the two soloists. The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django & Grappelli, Brazilian choros, and Ranger's unique originals.

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 10, 2014

African Music Nite:
Anokye Agofomma
Kudjo
9:00pm

Anokye Agofomma is led by Ghanaian master drummer Yaw Amponsah and inspired by the teaching of his father, the legendary Koo Nimo. Be prepared for hot Ghanaian drumming in the traditional Asante drumming traditions of Kete, Fontomfrom, and Adowa, as well as popular palm wine music.

Kudjo is a dynamic world music band with a one-of-a-kind sound. Their original tunes, rooted in traditional African sounds and reggae, pay homage to Fela and Bob Marley. Kudjo, a vocalist from Accra, Ghana leads the band and is backed by fellow Ghanaian Yaw on drums, Lonnie on bass, John Arvisu on lead guitar, Art on keys, Shanetta Brown on backing vocals, Adam Seyler on sax, and Denny on percussion.

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 11, 2014

Scrape
7:30pm


Scrape is an unconducted string ensemble performing the works of Jim Knapp and various guest composers. Our instrumentation is 15 bowed strings, with harp and electric guitar.

Violin:
Heather Bentley
Alina To
Erica Johansen
Julian Smedley
Steve Creswell
Janet Utterback-Peck
Karen Halliburton
Riley Calcagno

Viola:
Brianna Atwell
April Cameron
Alex Guy


Cello:
Maria Scherer Wilson
Chris Worswick
Daniel Mullikin

Bass:
Chris Symer

Harp:
Catherine Barrett

Guitar:
Gregg Belisle-Chi

Voice:
Jessika Kenney

Composer:
Jim Knapp

Founders:
Jim Knapp
Eyvind Kang

Scrape'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 12, 2014

Steve O'Brien's Decomposers
Newaxeyes
8:00pm

Steve O’Brien’s Decomposers open the evening to offer a unique experience of humanity. collaborating midway with Will Hayes guitarist of Newaxeyes the decomposers join this new and popular electronic band as they closes the evening out with their powerful new sound.

Newaxeye's soundcloud.

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 15, 2014

Third Thursday Twang
8:00pm

The 1 Uppers are a country band. They are dedicated to bringing original and plain old country to Seattle. Expect lots of sad songs, tight harmonies, guitar solos and matching suits. This band is is built on the old model of country music - think more Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride - less whatever it is they call country music on modern radio these days.
1 Uppers is David Russell (vocals, acoustic guitar), Kris Geren (guitar), John Hendow (guitar), Jon Hyde (pedal steel, vocals), Caben Buswell (bass) and Eric Eagle (drums). 1 Uppers released their debut CD in 2011 - it can be found at the 1 Upper's website .
1 Uppers can usually be found at the Royal Room every third Thursday where they have been since the Royal Room opened. Expect a special guest band to join in and expect them to be country!
Get some boots on and come out and dance!

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 16, 2014


Whitney James
Marriot Harper Inc.
8:30pm

Whitney James
Whitney James & Company with Bill Anschell on piano, Geoff Harper on bass, D’Vonne Lewis on drums, LaRue Nickeslon on guitar, Jeremy Powell on tenor saxophone.
For their show at The Royal Room James will be presenting some classic jazz standards along with what she calls “new standards” modern popular music that has been flipped on its head, reharmonized and jazz-i-fied. Join us for a truly inspiring and energetic evening of jazz with this new voice in jazz music.

Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theater and opera before falling in love with jazz at a young age, and her theatrical background has served her well. James was born in Chicago but grew up in Los Gatos, CA and moved to Seattle to attend Cornish College of the Arts where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Her debut CD The Nature of Love spent 16 weeks on the National Jazz Charts and received critical acclaim from US and International Jazz Press. In 2012, Whitney was one of thirteen jazz musicians heralded as “Legends in the Making” and was featured on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz: Rising Stars on NPR radio hosted by Jon Weber. To hear Whitney sing and read more about her, visit www.whitneyjames.com . http://www.npr.org/2012/03/16/145639275/whitney-james-on-piano-jazz-rising-stars

Marriot Harper Inc. Marriot Harper Inc. opens the night, with Tom Marriott on trumpet, Geoff Harper on bass, Steve Moore on keys/trombone and Mike Stone 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.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Seffarine
Arabona
Mairin
7:00pm

Seffarine
An evening of Brazilian jazz, Flamenco, traditional Arabic music and bouncing rhythms throughout the evening. The music features Moroccan singer, Lamiae Naki who sings in five languages including Portuguese, Spanish, French, Arabic and English. Lamiae will be accompanied by flamenco/jazz guitar, oud, trumpet, African and Latin percussion and bass.

Arabona
Flamenco inspired with funk, world music and jazz. Istvan Rez plays an acoustic nylon six-string guitar with Farko Dosumov on five-string electric bass and Ahmad Yousefbeigi playing traditional Persian and Middle Eastern percussion and cajon. Together, they produce a unique flamenco sound that includes many influences, such as funk and world music to jazz.

Mairin provides a raw, but sophisticated blend of Rock, Soul, and R&B, sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Soon to be releasing her first EP, Mairin is a new member of the Critical Sun family. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this up-and-coming vocalist.

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 18, 2014


Orca K-8's One Night Wonders, ft. The Sacred Cowgirls and other open mic artists
5:00pm

This fundraising event will help finance camp scholarships for Orca students this spring. The Sacred Cowgirls will perform a short set before the stage is opened for other open mic performers. Donations will be collected at the door as well as during the event. A dance party, with a professional DJ, will follow once the open mic is finished.

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 19, 2014


Washington Middle School Jazz Band
6:30pm



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 21, 2014

Piano Starts Here: The music of Keith Jarrett and Paul Bley
8:00pm

$10 advance/ $12 at the door. $5 for students w/ ID. Available now from Stranger Tickets.

Bley and Jarrett redefined the harmonic landscape of late 20th century jazz piano. "Open to Love" and "Facing You" (ECM) are two of the finest solo piano records of all time. Performers include Sumi Tonooka, Nelda Swigget and Aaron Othein.
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 bring together Seattle's finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening on the Royal Room's Steinway B grand piano. Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Sonny Clark, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Fats Waller, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Tim Kennedy. Hosted by Tim Kennedy.

tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Correo Aereo
8:00pm

8pm & 10pm:
Correo Aereo
With special guests Amy Denio; accordion, clarinet, voice, & Ahmad Yousefbeghi on percussion. This Austin Music Award winning Latin American group plays -not your usual- traditional and original offerings from Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina, and beyond. Combining a stunning array of string and percussive instruments, accordion, clarinet, & silken vocal harmonies, their music is vibrant, richly polyrhythmic and soulfully melodic. Soaring, joyful, fiery, haunting...gorgeous.
CorreoAereo.com.

9pm
Ama Trio
Ama Trio has beed described as a rarely yodeling, always scintillating latin american afro sephardic eastern european gypsy circus chamber music band! Amy Denio, Abel Rocha, Madeleine Sosin.
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 23, 2014

Paundy
The Lonely Coast
8:30pm

The Lonely Coast (Anne Mathews & Valerie Holt) perform close-harmony duets, lullabies, and story-songs from various folk traditions of Europe and the Americas.

Paundy is a 7 piece, mostly instrumental band, that plays everything from rock, gypsy dance, jazz, and soundtrack music from many eras. Films, costumes, bad wigs, and kids toys are a large part of the live shows as well as guitars, drums, piano, violin, flute, saxophone, trumpet, a bad 80's Casio keyboard, and more.
Personnel: Paul Burback, Andy Miller, Leif Utne, Chad Channing, Drew McCabe, Tony Dattilo. Films and visual effects by Bryan Odum

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 24, 2014

Tunes For Tots
2-8pm

CANCELLED. Due to unforeseeable circumstances this performance has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Dustbowl Revival
Fade
9:00pm

Tickets, $10, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show meeting Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven Band in New Orleans or Bob Dylan and Fats Waller jamming with Mumford & Sons on a front porch in 1938.

Special guest Fade opens the show.

Tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Garfield Jazz Jam with Alumni
6:00pm

Members of Garfield High School jazz bands past and present perform. Led by Jacob Zimmerman.

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 26, 2014


Frankly Monday
8:00pm

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, May 27, 2014

Run Boy Run
North Country Bluegrass 8:00pm

Tickets $7 adv/ $10 at the door available now from Stranger Tickets

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.
Run Boy Run's website

The North Country Bluegrass Band, based out of the Seattle, Washington area, performs high energy, tasteful and original acoustic bluegrass music. Formed in 2012, the band is quickly rising and making a name for itself in the Northwest bluegrass scene.
North Country Bluegrass website

Tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Think and Drink
7:00pm

Humananities Washington’s Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs and tasting rooms around the state. Free and open to the public. More information on tonight's discussion TBA.

The Jonathan Rowden Group
9pm

THE JONATHAN ROWDEN GROUP is a new instrumental quartet that smashes through traditional dichotomies between form and freedom. At the core of their ethos is a honed interplay between structured, original composition and free improvisation that is a tumultuous balance between fever pitched madness, tender spiritual softness, the absurd, and the profound. Their eclectic synthesis of styles and forms spans the emotional gamut from serene calmness to brutalizing intensity, and has quickly deemed them to be among Los Angeles’ most distinctive, cohesive, and original new voices. This performance is part of their release tour for their debut album "Becoming", which is direct yet enigmatic, pastoral yet metropolitan, unabashedly and optimistically sleek and modern yet lived in and unpolished - hinting at a reconciliation between a yearning for the future and modernity, and nostalgia for simpler days. Joining them is world-renowned illustrator Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Flight) on spontaneous visual composition and Seattle-based saxophonist Richard Cole (Randy Brecker, Adam Nussbaum, Joey Calderazzo, Dave Holland); together creating a continuous listening experience, truly immersive for the listener.

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 29, 2014

The Downtown Mountain Boys
8:00pm

The Downtown Mountain Boys ~ Straight-up Bluegrass - Traditional and original tunes.
Celebrating the release of our new CD, "Heartland".
www.downtownmountainboys.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 30, 2014

House of Thee UnHoly Band
8:30pm

For the first time ever the "House of Thee UnHoly Band" will be playing a stripped down set ( musicians and singers only ) of all Led Zeppelin.

"The band is fantastic, as one would expect, given the immense talent on stage. Darren Loucas is especially good. The addition of Kathy Moore to the lineup was inspired, her chops are remarkable. Andy Stoller holds down the fort in John Paul Jones fashion while Mike Stone’s feet on the kick drums were truly made of Led, and he often sounded like he had four sticks on the trap." Omar Willey The Seattle Star!

The current band configuration boasts a powerhouse of singers; Sarah Rudinhoff (2004 recipient of The Stranger Genius Award; also seen at 5th Avenue, Seattle Rep); Jen Ayers (Honey Tongue; Dream On, Teatro ZinZanni's Return to Paradise in 2013); Zach Davidson (Vendetta Red; featured singer with the prestigious Seattle Rock Orchestra). It really takes three diverse voices to do justice to the vocal range of the young Robert Plant.

Thee House of Thee UnHoly band musicians include, Andy Stoller (appearances on "The Tonight Show," "David Letterman," "The Grammys”, touring with Tracy Chapman) on bass; Ryan Burns (played with members of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Guns and Roses), on guitar; Darren Loucas (who's shared stage with Bill Frisell and Ian Moore, on guitar Katy Moore (performed with Thaddeus Turner), and Mike Stone (played with members of Soundgarden; REM; Pearl Jam) on drums.

The "House of Thee UnHoly band" was created by paulanowevent for the for the theatrical stage production "House of Thee UnHoly" with the assistance of Michael Musburger, and enjoys a yearly full production at The Triple Door.

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 31, 2014

Disney Night
Two Shows: 7:00pm (All Ages) & 9:30pm (21+)

The Royal Room Presents:a Magical Evening of Disney Music
A star-studded cast of local musicians bring your favorite Disney songs to life!

Tickets, $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets for early show.
Tickets for late show.

Featured singers include: Robin Holcomb, Katie Jacobson, Rachel DeShon, Zachary Rushing and many more!

Under the baton of maestro Jacob Zimmerman: Logan Heine (alto saxophone) Steve Treseler (clarinet/tenor saxophone) Christian Pincock (trombone) Ray Larsen (trumpet) Olivia Cacchione (harp) Aaron Otheim (piano/organ) Lauren Hendrix (bass) Max Wood (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.

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