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September 1

Electric Circus
September 2

September 3

The Royal Ramble
September 4

Joseph Vincent Meet & Greet w/ LeendaD

Los Misterioso
September 5

Industrial Revelation/ Farnell Newton
September 6

"I AIN'T WORKIN TOMORROW": Pre-Labor Day Party
September 7

September 8

Trapper Keaper/ Syrinx Effect
September 9

Overton Berry/Bruce Phares Duo
September 10

The Rafael Tranquilino Band/ Being Lucius/ Shine
September 11

Rowe/ honey.moon.tree/ The Black Tones
September 12

Mike Spine - CD Release Party/ Green Splash
September 13

Columbia City BeatWalk featuring Country Dave
September 14

Jennifer Hall Record Release Tour with Honey Noble and Cynthia Alexander

September 15

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton
September 16

Piano Starts Here: Billy Strayhorn and Cole Porter “Lush Life”
September 17

Leni Stern Trio/ Ben Von Wildenhaus
September 18

Joe Doria Trio/ Swindler
September 19

The Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band

Picoso
September 20

Zooma Bella/ Susan Regis Quintet: Jazz-Tango
September 21

Beth Fleenor/ Phaedra/ The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
September 22

Jimmie Herrod Sings The Carpenters
September 23

Neighborhood Conversations That Matter
September 24

Epic Jam featuring Crom Saunders
September 25

Lache Cercel/ The m9/ The Gypsy Entertainers
September 26

FOX HUNT: Unplugged

Cordaviva
September 27

Campfire BBQ

Maria Volonte: Blue Tango Project/ Ben Thomas & Eric Likkel
September 28

September 29

The Daphnes/ AMA Trio
September 30

Kela Parker & Dawn Clement Songwriter Showcase

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Electric Circus

9:00pm (Doors open at 8:00pm)

In Celebration of Wayne Horvitz's 60th Birthday

Electric Circus remixes classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia.


Featuring Andy Roth (drums)
, Geoff Harper (a. bass), 
Andy Stoller (e. bass), 
Ryan Burns (keys), 
Tristan Gianola (guitar), Kathy Moore (guitar), 
Alex Guy (Violin), Beth Fleenor (bs. clarinet/ vox), 
Ray Larson (trumpet), 
Greg Sinibaldi (b. sax), 
Skerik (t. sax), 
Thione Diop (percussion), Greg Campbell (percussion),Wayne Horvitz (conduction, sampling, keys), Brad Rouda (lights).

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, September 2, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Royal Ramble

8:00pm

The Jelly Rollers combine compelling rhythms with melt-in-your-mouth guitar licks, tasty harmonica, and rousing harmonies to create their own fresh brand of genre-bending blues. Best known of late for packing the dance floors around the Northwest, the group originally formed as an acoustic duo with Darren Loucas on guitar and Sean Divine on harp singing and playing in the tradition of Terry & McGhee and Cephas & Wiggins. The pair has successfully channelled this mutual interest in vintage blues into a highly danceable electric ensemble powered by the driving rhythm section of Rebecca Young and Eric Eagle. The Rollers have performed at major northwest festivals, have shared the stage with Sonny Rhodes, James Cotton, Coco Montoya, Bo Diddley, and KT Tunstall and received the award for “Best Traditional Band” by the Washington Blues Society. Their self-titled release has received substantial airplay in the Northwest and beyond, earning regular rotation status of at KEXP.

Modeled on the legendary Levon Helm's The Midnight Ramble, the Jelly Rollers present a monthly night of blues and more.

Learn more on our Royal Room Projects Page!

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, September 4, 2015

Joseph Vincent Meet & Greet with LeendaD

6:00pm - 7:00pm (Doors at 5:30pm)

Tickets: $15, available now! Follow link for tickets.

Artist and celebrities popularized by YouTube will join together in one incredible night on September 4, 2015 from 7:30p – 9:30p at the Columbia City Theater called the Aloha Concert & Comedy Show for the first time in Seattle, Washington. Join them first at The Royal Room for an all ages Meet & Greet 6:00pm to 7:00pm!

Joseph Vincent, as seen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, headlining the concert will showcase original and song covers that will span a 1-hour musical set. Emceeing the event will be Linda Dong (LeendaDProductions) who garners 21+ million views on YouTube and is famous for her comedic timing and facial expressions.

Joseph Vincent, is a Filipino-American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Joseph has been featured on NBC’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show and has performed at well-known Los Angeles venues, such as The House of Blues, The Knitting Factory, Roxy Theatre, El Rey Theatre, The Troubadour among international venues in Australia, Singapore, and Canada.

Linda Dong is a 21-year-old female comedian known on YouTube as Leendadproductions.She directs, edits, and also stars in her own YouTube comedy channel which has accumulated over 21+ million views.Recently, she was awarded for the “Best Social Student Video Channel” at the Vancouver Social Media Awards. Linda is a very passionate individual and hopes to inspire others to express their creativity and individuality.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during 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.

Ranger & the 'Re-Arrangers'/ Los Misterioso

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 version of Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger's unique originals.

Los Misteriosos is a band from Seattle dedicated to the music of the legendary pianist and composer Thelonius Monk, and brings together three esteemed musicians of the local scene.
Classic guitar sounds of the Surf era, iconic 80's bass lines, plus creative bursts of avant garde adventurism and a heaping dose of irreverent tongue-in-cheek humor are all combined with a healthy respect for the tradition, Monk, and his compositions.
Jason Goessl-Guitar (Trimtab, Prom Queen)
PK-bass(Rockin' Teenage Combo, What Army?)
David Bush-drums(Caleb & Walter, Sunday Evening Whiskey Club)

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, September 5, 2015

Industrial Revelation/ Farnell Newton

9:00pm

Tickets $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Industrial Revelation: Seattle Garage-Jazz with at 1-2 punch! Featuring D'Vonne Lewis (Drums), Ahamefule J. Oluo (Trumpet), Evan Flory-Barnes (Bass) & Josh Rawlings (Keyboards)

Farnell Newton has a long standing history in music education, his own music, as well as the Portland community at large. He has been touring nonstop the past couple of years with Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, and Jarrod Lawson. Farnell is the founder of FaceBooks Jam of the Week which features a song a week which any and all artists are invited to play their individual interpretation of and all are welcome to comment and give positive criticism. It's quite incredible. Newton just released "Ready to Roll" this year covering a large range of funk, soul, and jazz and will be just Rollin' back into town from tour for this performance.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during 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, September 6, 2015

"I AIN'T WORKIN TOMORROW"

Pre-Labor Day Party
8:00pm

It's that time of year where everyone can come together, united by the fact that they don't have to go to work on Monday! No getting out of bed early, no rush-hour traffic, no 2pm crash at your desk, and none of the other pains everyone has at their job...all of that can wait till Tuesday. The Royal Room is treating Columbia City to a Sunday-night Party to bring in Labor Day, and why not? We don't have to work tomorrow!

Take a break tonight and enjoy:
Drink specials!
Groove music at 8:00pm, featuring:


Music of The Meters: Kick it back to New Orleans with music of the iconic Meters, led by guitarist Tristan Gianola with Tim Kennedy on organ, Nick Lonien on bass and Adam Kozie on drums. Special guest vocalist Samantha Willis joins to belt out some additional funk classics!

Low Tones: Seattle's freakiest groovers come together with live beats and samples improvising Trip hop and Acid jazz, with flavors of old school hip hop, R&B, funk and more. Once the music kicks in, it doesn’t stop, it only evolves and changes as the night spins on and players rotate in and out. All complimented by a full dance floor, extra lighting rigs and psychedelic visuals by The Royal Room’s Brad Rouda and Mack Fisher.

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, September 7, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Trapper Keaper/ Syrinx Effect

8:00pm

Interstellar Seattle folk/punk/jazz
The Syrinx Effect is 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.

Trapper Keaper is the wild child of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique.“ As proclaimed ambassadors of spontaneously composed groove music, the New Orleans-based band Trapper Keaper is not showing any signs of slowing. As a group Marcello Benetti (drums and cymbals) and Will Thompson (keyboards and key-bass) operate as a fearlessly funky rhythm section, pairing themselves with one to many all-star guest artists for each gripping show, Trapper Keaper is poised to continue their rapid growth throughout 2015.

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, September 9, 2015

Overton Berry/Bruce Phares Duo

8:00pm

Old friends join together once again! From 1978 until the mid '90s, Seattle Jazz Legend Overton Berry and bassist Bruce Phares were featured headliners at countless venues and concerts in the Northwest. Their intuitive musical interaction on stage was legendary. During their time together, they were joined at the hip both musically and as friends (OB was Bruce and Donna's best man at their wedding), performing most notably as a duet, but also in trio, quartet and larger formats, often with some of the greatest singers in northwest and international music. Bruce left public performing in the mid '90s for business pursuits, with the intention of returning to the stage some day. Overton and Bruce have performed only 3 times in the last 10 years, each sold out shows and they bring their magic once again, this time to the venerated stage of The Royal Room in Columbia City, Seattle. South-enders, pick up the phone and make your reservations, you don't want to miss out on this great evening!

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, September 10, 2015

The Rafael Tranquilino Band/ Being Lucius/ Shine

8:00pm

8:00pm - Shine: Original songs featuring Cory Cavazos on guitar, vocals, and cello and Dylan Mines on guitar, vocals, erhu, and mandolin. They produce songs that grip story and emotion into a powerful and relatable tune.

8:45pm - Being Lucious is the brainchild and moniker of Keith McDonald, an introspective Seattle based singer/songwriter and front man for the Seattle band Kaymak - (Heads Above Water - 2009) ), a band he formed with his twin brother Ken McDonald in 2007.

9:45pm - The Rafael Tranquilino Band is a True Live Experience Band! An instrumental power house of guitar, bass, and drums with vocals that fuse rock, blues and funk in an alternative invocation of crossroads; past, present, and future. RTB members are; Leah Tussing Vocals, Ivan Gunderson Drums, Farko Dusomuv Bass, and Rafael Tranquilino Lead Guitar. Tranquilino is known for his searing riffs and old fashioned Delta slide. His music is hypnotic; it has wings, lifting listeners to where the tension is on purpose to linger in the resistance before set free in sweet relief. RTB is a rocket ship ride going full speed through layers of atmosphere into outer space, but they deliver, and listeners will transcend from the ride.

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, September 11, 2015

Rowe/ honey.moon.tree/ The Black Tones

8:00pm

ROWE: Found at nights playing in Seattle’s premier bars and clubs, Rowe is well known for it’s steamy aesthetic and dark, fearless approach to music. Coming out of the diverse scene of the city, Rowe features the hot vocals and lyrical brazenness of Aston Rowe. This band gives you rock, R&B, funk, trip hop, and shoegaze, stretching to the edges of an unfaltering post-grunge sound.
Rowe is comprised of Ashton Rowe (vocals), Matt Williams (guitar), John Lemmon (bass), and Nukkles (drums). The band’s first EP, GunPowder, will be released in January.

honey.moon.tree: Aslan Rife (Vocals, Banjo, Piano, Guitars, Ukulele, Glockenspiel, Synthesizer, Saw, Percussion)
Jeremy Harris (Guitars, Banjo, Mandolin, Percussion, Vocals)
Arsen Gogeshvili (Bass, Programming, Percussion, Vocals)
Spencer Grossman (Drums, Percussion, Vocals)
Philip Brezina (Violin)
Stephanie Bibbo (Violin)
Alex Volonts (Viola)
Erin Wang (Cello)
Carolyn Walter (Woodwinds)
Andrew Maguire (Marimba, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Percussion)

The Black Tones: The Black Tones started in 2011 with twin siblings Eva and Cedric. Their music is inspired by the old souls of blues and rock n roll. The Black Tones have opened for bands such as NighTrain (Seattle), Hot Panda (Canada), The Pauses (Florida), The Rockonigles (California) and many others. Recently the band performed with the students of School of Rock Seattle as they performed The Black Tones' song "Woman in Black" in a showcase the school put on themed HERSTORY, dedicated to women in rock n roll. The band consist of Eva on guitar and vocals, Cedric on drums and Giordan Montero on 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.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Mike Spine - CD Release Party,with special guests: Rockaraoke, live band karaoke.

3:00pm (Doors open at 3:00pm)

Mike Spine, CD release party/Europe tour kickoff. Party includes Rockaraoke (live band karaoke) starting at 5:00pm. Mike Spine takes the stage at 4:00pm.

Mike Spine is a Seattle born and based musician who has played hundreds of acoustic, rock and punk shows across the globe since 1995. His folk rock band The Beautiful Sunsets play clever and salient original songs with a spattering of worthy traditional and cover songs (Hank Williams Sr., early Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, etc.). As the name implies, the band focuses on making beautiful music rich with textures and harmonies, and lyrics with substance.

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.

Green Splash ft. Adrian Xavier/ The Highlife Band/ The Lion of Judah

9:00pm

Tickets $10 in advance/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Royal Room & Songs for Solutions present The Seattle Green Splash, an annual showcase of local reggae bands! Come dance to the sounds of Adrian Xavier, The Highlife Band, The Lion Seattle Reggae Bands, Selecta Matsui + Special Guests.

Seattle's Adrian Xavier has been performing for well over decade at festivals, colleges and music venues locally and internationally. Xavier has collaborated with many legendary musicians from original members of Heart to members of Soul Syndicate and Stephen Marley's backing band. Xavier has performed with Michael Roze, Lyrics Born, Israel Vibrations, Michael Franti and Buffy Saint Marie among others. Adrian Xavier's music is both thought provoking and danceable, moving listeners to sing and dance to the positive world reggae sounds. Xavier helped to start the annual Conscious Culture Festival and has been involved in many projects that benefit youth and community oriented groups.

The Highlife Band is an authentic and unique reggae band from Seattle, Washington. Rhythms from the Spanish and French Caribbean are combined with Jamaican rockers, bif-baf, steppers, one-drop, and dancehall reggae traditions.

Lion of Judah Band
Details TBA

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during 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, September 13, 2015

Beatwalk Youth Initiative

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Columbia City BeatWalk featuring Country Dave

7:30pm

BeatWalk is a monthly music festival featuring live music at multiple venues in Columbia City every second Sunday from June through October. BeatWalk always features a diverse line-up of first-rate, local musicians hosted by neighborhood businesses for audiences of all ages. Since 1994 BeatWalk has brought music lovers together for a fun and safe night out on the town!

Name a Seattle country band—any Seattle country band—and chances are that “Country” Dave Harmonson has likely played with it. He might even be an official member. Known for his smooth vocals and stellar musicianship, Country Dave enjoys entertaining with his band and as a solo artist

Beatwalk is free and open the public

Monday, September 14, 2015

Jennifer Hall Record Release Tour with Honey Noble and Cynthia Alexander

7:00pm

In the past five years, soulful indie Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Hall and her band have taken the Chicago music scene by storm headlining Chicago's top venues like The Metro, Schubas, Subterranean. She has been named as "an artist to watch" by Chicagoist and a "phenomenal singer" by Lin Brehmer of 93WXRT. Jennifer Hall releases music that is both timeless and fresh. Jennifer's highly anticipated self titled EP will be released June 12th, 2015.

Funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign and recorded at Rax Trax Recording in Chicago, Jennifer's latest record will feature lush string arrangements, rich vocal harmonies and Jennifer's staple, her powerhouse vocals. Jennifer and her band will be embarking on their second nationwide tour in Summer/Fall 2015 in support of her latest release.

Last summer, Jennifer took part in the 'Hot Stove, Cool Music' charity show at The Metro, benefiting The Foundation To Be Named Later, performing alongside John Stiratt of Wilco, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Len Kasper of The Chicago Cubs, Scott Lucas of Local H, Jimmy Chamberlin of The Smashing Pumpkins and Cheap Trick.

Honey Noble is a singer-songwriter project headed by pianist and vocalist Katie Jacobson. Her quiet melodies and clear vocals accentuate the poetic quality of her contemplative and honest lyrics, bringing the listener images of sweet coriander, flowers in a woman's hair, and the black smoke of fire.

Cynthia Alexander is a singer-songwriter from the Philippines, now based in Seattle, Washington. She has released three award-winning albums and a live album, and is at work on her fifth. She has been the musical director of the puppet theater show Sita & Rama, the composer of the Ballet Philippines production Wagas, and a founding member of the group Humanfolk. She has performed at the Arts House at the Parliament in Singapore, Lincoln Center in New York, the La Peña Cultural Arts Center in Berkeley, Union Square in San Francisco, and most recently at Whitespace Manila to headline the 2015 Jack Daniels Independent Music Awards.

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 Salute Sessions (Salute to Monk)

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters.

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, September 15, 2015

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton

7:30pm
Two remarkable talents come together in an Americana, Trad-Country, Gypsy Jazz, Roots Explosion

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Amy LaVere is a Memphis Tennessee singer song writer and on-fire performer playing songwriter who blends Americana, classic traditional country, gypsy jazz and southern soul. Add to this a hit movie acting career that began with her cameo as Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson in WALK THE LINE and now includes a featured role in fan and fellow Memphian Craig Brewer’s BLACK SNAKE MOAN, and you find a woman who refutes any attempt at demure restraint. “I’ve always really tried,” Amy says with wry understatement, “to live life largely.” Her new CD, is Runaway’s Diary
Amy LaVere's website.

Will Sexton, whose writing credits range from work with Waylon Jennings and Stephen Stills to Joe Ely and Bill Carter, is shaped by the unique diversity of the Austin music scene. Fate and his own sheer talent placed him on stage with local legends before he’d lived out his first decade. Will and his big brother, Charlie, started playing together at the Continental Club when Will was 9 and Charlie was 11. Will’s credits as producer and songwriter range from collaborations with Waylon Jennings to psychedelic pioneer Roky Erikson to Steve Earle and punk legend Johnny Thunders.
Will Sexton's website.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during 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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge)

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Colin Higgins - guitar
David McGraw - 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, September 16, 2015

Piano Starts Here: Billy Strayhorn and Cole Porter “Lush Life”

8:00pm

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Piano Starts Here highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented jazz composers and pianists to ever tackle the instrument, hosted and curated by pianists Tim Kennedy and Wayne Horvitz. Each performance brings together Seattle’s finest contemporary pianists to perform compositions that showcase the featured performer’s work – the Royal Room brings together a who’s who of local piano talent to play the ongoing series, featuring pianists like Ryan Burns, Marc Seales, Dawn Clement, Sumi Tonooka, Gus Carnes, Aaron Othein, and Dave Peck, to name just a few.

Porter and Strayhorn epitomized class and were celebrated for their contributions to the American songbook, but each remains under recognized for their technical skills as pianists. The two men were lovers of Paris and of New York at the midcentury, but Piano Starts Here looks beyond this stylish legacy and breathes new life into a number of truly classic compositions.

Learn more on our Royal Room Projects Page!

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during 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.

Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints

10:00pm (Lounge)

Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints is a project formed out of the both the love of jazz from 30s and 40s and country and rock n' roll from the golden era of the 50s and 60s. With upright bassist Birch Pereira and his Chet Baker inspired vocals at the center, the group features some of Seattle's best musicians in a variety of instrumentations as duo and trios. The repertoire moves from romantic ballads to jumping swing and two steps, drawing from the repertoire of Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, Chet Baker and Fats Waller to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Little Walter and Elvis.

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, September 17, 2015

Leni Stern Trio/ Ben Von Wildenhaus

8:00pm

Leni Stern is a traveler. Borders are not important, as she fits in effortlessly from place to place. The many languages of rhythm are her passports, her love of people fixes her destinations, and time marks her well-earned path. For over 25 years Stern has found motivation in the ever-changing world around her for the music that she plays, a sound that is equally transforming, malleable, fluid, and moving. Traveling. She came from Europe, put roots down in America, followed the winds to Africa, and her sights are always on the horizon.

Ben Von Wildenhaus
After 10 years spent deploying sonic barrages with saturnine heavy-riffers Federation X, tinnitus wasn’t the only voice in the back of Ben Wildenhaus’s head. “I had always listened to surf along with garage and punk and all the heavy and angular Olympia stuff,” he says. “But at the same time I was playing and listening to a lot of jazz—Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Miles, especially electric Miles, and getting weird with experimental stuff.”

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, September 18, 2015

Joe Doria Trio/ Swindler

8:00pm

Joe Doria Trio: Joe Doria (Hammond B3), Chris Spencer (guitar) and Byron Vannoy (drums).

Swindler: Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, a sound that blends an innovative fusion of funk, groove, jazz and rock that is, undeniably Swindler. Featuring Seattle veteran guitarist Mike Saskor (Olympic Sound Collective, Rai, Altered States of Funk, Salem, Toadstool), jazz keyboardist Willow Goodine, drummer Chris Martin and bassist Rob Cochran, Swindler is able to bring the dance floor alive, while also leading listeners through an amazing collage of improvisational creativity during each show.
www.swindlerband.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.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band

4:00pm (doors open at 3:30pm)

Bob and his Frisco Jazz Band play Chicago style Jazz with a flair all their own.

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.

Picoso CD Release + DJ Funkscribe

9:00pm

Join Picoso in celebrating 11 years of original Latin dance music with the release of their 3rd studio album, Mi Paraiso. From salsa to son, cumbia to reggaeton, come ready to shake it to one of Seattle's hottest dance bands. Also on the bill is KBCS's own DJ Funkscribe, bringing you everything from rare selections to classic cuts, always funky.

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, September 20, 2015

Zooma Bella/ Susan Regis Quintet: Jazz-Tango

7:00pm

Zooma Bella will bring it, so you can swing it! An 8 piece show band of seasoned music veterans, capturing the style and flavor of the Louis Prima/ Keeley Smith Era, with a punchy horn section, a snappy rhythm section, and the dual vocal stylings of Joe Fromaggio and Atsa Nice.

Susan Regis Quintet: Jazz-Tango:
The music of Susan Regis could be considered the soundtrack of a personal renaissance. Infusing traditional jazz standards with strong elements of nuevo tango, she creates an aural reverie that reflects a lifetime of wonder, tribulation and discovery. A classical violinist and jazz vocalist, Susan has lived and played around the world. Her global sensibility and life experiences have driven her trajectory of expression and self-discovery. As such, she has a passion for finding fresh and unconventional approaches to the music. Inspired by Argentinian tango, Susan’s performances are accentuated by the poignant beauty of the violin, the lush romanticism of the bandoneon and floating, air-kissed vocals, all of which come together to evoke tango nights and gypsy dreams.

Musicians:
Ben Thomas on Bandoneon
Tom Maeda on Piano
Paul Gabrielson on Contrabass
Ricardo Guito 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.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Phaedra/ Crystal Beth (solo)/ The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:00pm

Phaedra makes their Royal Room debut from Norway in light of the release of their album "Blackwinged Night" on the Rune Grammofon label.

Phaedra´s debut album "The Sea" (2011) received fantastic international reviews in magazines as diverse as The Wire, Uncut, Shindig and Prog, drawing lines to Vashti Bunyan, Elizabeth Frazer and Nico, while Chicago Reader wrote "this is one of the loveliest, most striking albums, unlike anything I've heard in years".

"Blackwinged Night" is the follow-up, and the second album in a trilogy, a lyrical and musical cycle with its own mythological structure. From the ethereal folk universe of the debut, "Blackwinged Night" dives into a darker dream pop underworld, where acoustic elements of woodwinds, strings and marimba are mixed with layers of analog synths, bigger drums and darker bass lines. Vocals are as crystal clear and haunting as ever, with lyrics circling around themes like creation and collapse, time and falling stars.

Behind the name Phaedra is Ingvild Langgård, singer, composer and artist. Educated from the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, she composes music for stage and film in addition to sound, video and installation art projects. In collaboration with choreographer Ingri Fiksdal and scenographer Signe Becker, Langgård made the critically acclaimed performances “The Orchard Ballads” and “Night Tripper”. “Night Tripper” received the Oslo Prize for Best Performance of the Year (2012) and have since toured extensively throughout Europe, premiering in the US in 2015. Building upon elements from voodoo and magical rituals, it shows a completely different side of Langgård´s musical universe, including repetitive riffs, and hypnotic, dark drones.
“Blackwinged Night” is produced by Langgård herself, mixed by Christian Engfelt and mastered by legendary Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.

Crystal Beth: With the reflexes of a mongoose and the swagger of a leftist John Wayne, Crystal Beth* (aka: Beth Fleenor) spins her own brand of posicore purge-pop-punk-hop: a sweaty trance psychedelic ritual. Expect intense currents of bethnic chanting, propelled by the ferocious beating of the Boom Boom…

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 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".
Learn more on our Royal Room Projects Page!

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 Salute Sessions (Salute to Monk)

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters.

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, September 22, 2015

Jimmie Herrod Sings The Carpenters

7:30pm

Jimmie Herrod, in collaboration with the Royal Room and composer/instrumentalist Tristan Gianola have curated a review of some of the most tender lovesick songs by the Carpenters. There's something angelic to Jimmie's voice that continues the legacy of Karen Carpenters woeful descent. Joined by guest singer Katie Jacobson, a string quartet, and a full band, the Royal Room's tribute to the Carpenters is sure to yank your heartstrings.

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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge)

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Colin Higgins - guitar
David McGraw - 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, September 23, 2015

Neighborhood Conversations That Matter

6:30pm (Lounge)

It's no secret that changes are happening in Columbia City. In fact, they've been happening for years! What does it look like to be a good neighbor in the midst of change? Join us in discussing how those who are new to the neighborhood and those who have been living here for 30+ years and have contributed to the flavor of this place we call home can flourish together.
RSVP here.

Note: This event takes place in the lounge area.

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.

Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints

10:00pm (Lounge)

Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints is a project formed out of the both the love of jazz from 30s and 40s and country and rock n' roll from the golden era of the 50s and 60s. With upright bassist Birch Pereira and his Chet Baker inspired vocals at the center, the group features some of Seattle's best musicians in a variety of instrumentations as duo and trios. The repertoire moves from romantic ballads to jumping swing and two steps, drawing from the repertoire of Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, Chet Baker and Fats Waller to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Little Walter and Elvis.

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, September 24, 2015

Epic Jam featuring Crom Saunders

7:00pm

Tickets $10 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Deaf Spotlight is thrilled to announce another Epic Jam featuring Crom Saunders on September 24, 2015!

The goal of Epic Jam is to revitalize the Deaf cultural gathering, where people can share poems and tell stories in American Sign Language (ASL). This is part of a long-time tradition that has passed down from Deaf Clubs and Deaf schools through several generations. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to see, support and develop a larger pool of performers and poets who celebrate ASL. The audience will be encouraged to interact and, in the process, develop an appreciation for why ASL literature is so deeply valued in the Deaf community.

Crom Saunders grew up in Northern California, and graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a M.A. in Creative Writing. In addition to several appearances in full productions, improv events, The Encyclopedia Show, and performing with the ASL Comedy Tour circuit, Crom has his own one-man show, “Cromania!”, which tours internationally. Crom also has interpreted dozens of plays, from children’s theatre to musicals and has taught dozens of ASL linguistics and theatrical workshops across the nation. He currently teaches and acts as Director of Deaf Studies at the ASL Department Columbia College, Chicago. He is one of the co-founders of the Chicago- based arts organization, The Five Eyes Project. He is currently working on an English poetry translated into ASL project called Ink-Stained Fingertips. Crom has also been gaining recognition online with his Clogs, his unique vlogs which have been viewed by thousands of people on YouTube and Facebook. Check out some of his work at www.thecromsaunders.com!

Consider Epic Jam your “open stage” opportunity to share your poems and stories! Come and join us!

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during 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.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lache Cercel/ The m9/ The Gypsy Entertainers

8:00pm

Lache Cercel: The flare and passion of traditional Eastern European melodies with swingin’ jazz harmonies… and a little egyptian percussion for good measure…
Lache Cercel and his Roma Swing Ensemble represent the latest chapter in an important movement in Canadian World Music – elite musicians from around the world who settle in Canada and create music that incorporates their own traditions with influences they find surrounding them here.

Before leaving his homeland, Lache Cercel was one of Romania’s premier musicians. From a musical family, he trained at the Academy of Arts in Bucharest, became a soloist with the Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and, in 1986, was awarded the “Artist of the People” Citation by the Romanian government.

The m9: Founded in 2013, The m9 (pronounced The minor 9) draws inspiration from high-energy brass bands from across the globe to create a unique soundscape where East and West collide. The new global fusion sounds of the rich Balkan Romani brass tradition form the core of a repertoire which excites, invigorates, and inspires curiosity about one of Europe's most misunderstood minorities.

The Gypsy Entertainers: 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.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

FOX HUNT: Unplugged

7:00pm

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.

Cordaviva

9:00pm

Cordaviva is a powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. Their upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, Afrobeat, funk, and various Latin styles. Bright horns compliment sublime vocal harmonies (sung in various languages), soulful guitars, and relentlessly driving percussion.

The members of Cordaviva have performed at such notable Seattle venues as Sasquatch Music Festival, Bumbershoot, Hard Rock Cafe, The Triple Door Mainstage, Showbox, Neumo’s, Tractor Tavern, and ACT Theatre. Cordaviva’s influences stem from musical legends such as Nigeria’s Fela Kuti, Guinea’s Bembeya Jazz, and Congo’s Franco & TP OK Jazz, as well as the Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sounds of Caetano Veloso and Mongo Santamaria.

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, September 27, 2015

Campfire BBQ (in the Royal Room's back parking lot)

12:00pm

Featuring:
Trip Wires
Swearengens
Matt Hopper
Caleb & Walter
Massy Ferguson

Campfire BBQ
Tattoos by Wyatt Hesemeyer

Maria Volonte: Blue Tango Project/ Ben Thomas & Eric Likkel

8:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)

Maria Volonte: Blue Tango Project: Hailing from the colorful and gritty La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Blue Tango Project is a ground-breaking exploration of the emotional and musical crossroads where tango and the blues embrace. It is a collaboration between Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté and California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer.

This globe-trotting duo celebrates the deep spiritual bond that joins tango and the blues, as two musical genres born in desire and marginality, many times censored yet always resurgent and speaking directly to our hungry souls. When they play together, Maria’s voice and guitar fill the stage with echoes of tango’s forbidden pleasures while Kevin’s harmonica whines with the lament of the solitary blues soul.

The project began at the San Francisco Jazz Festival in May 2008, when María and Kevin debuted new material and a new sound that they had been developing in Buenos Aires. Based on the success of that first show, the Blue Tango Project was born and years of intense touring in North America, Latin America and Europe have followed.

The duo’s adventures in places as diverse as Vancouver, Kosovo or Caracas have marked and nourished their music deeply. Their original songs reflect their embrace of the road as a way of life and their commitment to global music making as a spiritual experience.

Ben Thomas & Eric Likkel: Having played music together for almost 20 years, Ben Thomas and Eric Likkel have developed a deep camaraderie through their explorations of jazz, classical, and Brazilian music together. Their partnership takes advantage of their musical virtuosity and emotional lyricism. Along the years, they have played many tango performances in several groups. Their blend of traditional, modern, and original tango is popular with listeners and dancers alike throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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, September 28, 2015

Simon Henneman (solo)/ Action Figure/ Bad Luck

7:30pm

Simon Henneman (solo): Simon Henneman presents new music and arrangements for solo electric guitar and electronics, featuring arrangements of John Coltrane and Frank Zappa in addition to odd, angular, and challenging new compositions.

Action Figure: The band was originally formed for a single performance during bassist Birch Pereira's Charlie Haden tribute in October, 2014. The group received such enthusiastic reviews from the audience that they decided to continue gigging under the name Action Figure, playing original music inspired by the free, hard swinging jazz of the Ornette Coleman quartet. The group features Seth Alexander on alto, Dave Abramson on drums and Birch Pereira on bass.

Bad Luck is a 10-year collaboration between Seattle-based musicians Chris Icasiano on drums and Neil Welch on saxophone/electronics. ​Their melodies, improvisations and compositions are constructed from the ground up, creating a band sound much larger than the sum of its parts.

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 Salute Sessions (Salute to Monk)

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters.

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, September 29, 2015

The Daphnes/ AMA Trio

7:30pm

The Daphnes play modern chamber pop compositions featuring Monica Schley (harp and voice), Nate Omdal (bass) and Julie Baldridge (violin). This unconventional trio draws sounds from neo-folkster M. Ward, 90’s alternative bands Mazzy Star and Cowboy Junkies, and jazz musicians Pharaoh Sanders and Alice Coltrane.

AMA TRIO = Correo Aereo + Amy Denio. AMA Trio’s music has been described as a ‘rarely yodeling, always scintillating latin american afro sephardic eastern european gypsy circus chamber band!’ The unique and resonant blend of these 3 talented musicians from diverse backgrounds creates sumptuous music with depth, nuance, complexity and playfulness that de-colonizes the mind and celebrates the solidarity of all peoples everywhere who love Life! Their music has sabor and is richly polyrhythmic and soulfully melodic - gorgeous, fiery, haunting and joyful...this is the universal language, world music at its finest.

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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge)

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Colin Higgins - guitar
David McGraw - 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, September 30, 2015

Kela Parker & Dawn Clement Songwriter Showcase

7:30pm

Pacific NW Songwriters Dawn Clement (Seattle) and Kela Parker (Portland) come together for an enchanting evening of jazz-folk crossover songwriting. Come be serenaded into October by two Northwest songbirds.

Kela Parker is a pianist, guitarist, composer, and singer, based in Portland, Oregon. A lifelong musician, Parker’s “genre-bending,” “beguiling” sound perches on the cusp of rock, jazz, folk, and new classical. Her inspiration is exploring unknown space, whether it is in alternate guitar tunings, resolving unlikely harmonic shapes in her work for solo piano or piano and voice, composing for new music ensembles, and as a singer-songwriter and bandleader. In addition to her more recent self-titled work, Parker’s first releases include the 2011 debut HOUSWIFE and 2013 EP Searching & Sewing. Parker has played on the East Coast and at venues throughout the Portland area, including the Aladdin Theatre, The Old Church, and the Waypost, and with players including Barra Brown, (drums), Will Hattman (drums), Patrick McCulley (saxophone), Ayal Alves (accordion), Kiran Moorty (accordion), Nate Trier (accordion), Dawn Clement (piano), Scott Barkan (guitar and vocals), Colin McCaffrey (violin and vocals), Thomas Avery (drums), Max Johnson (bass), Gregg August (bass), Ken Thomson (clarinet and saxophone), Feng Chern Hwei (violin), and David Cossin (drums and percussion).

An ebullient pianist, a graceful vocalist and a blooming composer, Dawn Clement has gained the respect and adoration of critics, fans and musicians on both coasts and abroad. Her range of expression is unfettered and is bolstered by a ninja-like mastery of her instruments. Fueled by an uncanny musicality, Dawn is comfortable in a multitude of terrains-soloing over a straight-ahead standard, navigating complicated arrangements with challenging meters or gently phrasing the softest of ballads. While her faculty is exceptional, she wields it judiciously, playing with intention, spaciousness and great care. The result is an original sound that is joyful and mesmerizing. In the words of Alexander Stern (All About Jazz), Dawn "seems to have everything going for her." It is no wonder she is one of the most sought after musicians working today.

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.

Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints

10:00pm (Lounge)

Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints is a project formed out of the both the love of jazz from 30s and 40s and country and rock n' roll from the golden era of the 50s and 60s. With upright bassist Birch Pereira and his Chet Baker inspired vocals at the center, the group features some of Seattle's best musicians in a variety of instrumentations as duo and trios. The repertoire moves from romantic ballads to jumping swing and two steps, drawing from the repertoire of Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, Chet Baker and Fats Waller to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Little Walter and Elvis.

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