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December 1

Now We're Swinging
December 2

Jazz Night School

"With Wings and Roots" ft. Alex Guy, Led to Sea, TBA
December 3

Icasiano. Welch. Interstellar Space. with special guest Evil Genius (LA)
December 4

Jazz Night School

Spencer Day: “A Rebel Without a Claus”
December 5

Jazz Night School

En Canto w/ Choroloco
December 6

ZOE LEWIS AND THE WOLVES
December 7

Mike McGinnis/The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
December 8

Leah Tussing
December 9

The Duo/ Amanda Cogan/ Poon
December 10

Seattle JazzED

Kelly Ash Band/ Norman Baker and The Backroads/ TBA
December 11

Kristin Chambers Holiday CD Release
December 12

Shontina and the Sugar Shack
December 13

Cornish Ensemble IV/ Cornish Latin Ensemble

DE CAJON Project
December 14

Father Daughter
December 15

Jimmie Herrod: Holiday Heartbreaks
December 16

Thomas Marriott's 'Ceptet
December 17

Boss Guitar: Game Changers
December 18

Twisted Groove
December 19

3rd Annual Keepin' It In the Fam Holiday Show with Darol Anger

Crack Sabbath
December 20

School's Out! A Series of Holiday Shows for Kids and Families
December 21

Home for the Holidays
December 22

Eugene Marie/ Luke Stanton/ Song Sparrow Research
December 23

Elnah Jordan
December 24

December 25

December 26

Ray Skjelberd's Yeti Chasers

DJ Night
December 27

Garfield Jazz Jam

Rene Hart w/ Skerik, Thomas Marriott, Dawn Clement, D’vonne Lewis
December 28

Home for the Holidays
December 29

Trio of Trios: Carter/Delisle/Gebhart | O'K | Noteboom/Taitano/Jakut
December 30

December 31

New Years Eve

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Now we’re Swingin'

7:30pm

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

A recital for Cornish College of the Arts student Andrew Ferguson.

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
Jimmy James - 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, December 2, 2015

Jazz Night School

6:00pm | 5:00pm Doors

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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.

Led to Sea performs With Wings and Roots soundtrack

8:00pm | 7:30pm Doors

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On December 2nd, Alex Guy, violist, vocalist, composer and mastermind of local chamber pop ensemble Led to Sea, will perform selections from her new original soundtrack composed for the forthcoming documentary film With Wings and Roots. She will be joined by longtime Led to Sea members Maria Scherer Wilson (cello) and Adam Kozie (drums).

A 15 minute preview of the feature-length film will also be presented, together with a Director Q&A. Audience members will be invited to share “their wings” and “their roots” in a photobooth – reflecting their own relationship to immigration and identity. Their pictures will be added to the film’s recently launched interactive website – reimaginebelonging.org. Led to Sea will round out the night, performing a set of songs from their latest record, The Beautiful Humming of Ms. Fortune, released in the spring of 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.

The Cuts

10:00pm (Lounge)

DJ Smerk + Friends scratch to R&B/Hip Hop samples and classic Breakbeats w/ a live band led by guitarist, Tristan Gianola.

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, December 3, 2015

Icasiano. Welch. Interstellar Space.
With Special Guest Evil Genius (LA)

8:00pm

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Chris Icasiano and Neil Welch, collectively knows as the drum and saxophone duo Bad Luck, join forces once again to pay homage to the landmark recording Interstellar Space by the legendary John Coltrane and Rashied Ali.

Bad Luck's fiery and singular approach to their duo playing has been described as "Powerful and virtuosic, cutting-edge music…" (Dave Wayne, All About Jazz) and their debut recording was touted as "One of the finest Seattle jazz recordings in years—fresh, assured, mature." (Peter Monaghan, Earshot Jazz). Join Bad Luck as they reimagine one of the most important recordings to pave the way for free-improvisation.

Sharing the stage this evening is the Los Angeles-based band Evil Genius. Formed in 2012 by Max Kutner, Stefan Kac and Mike Lockwood. Each member brings a vast range of creative experience, performing and composing in genres as distant as death metal, polka, thrash, swing, chamber music, progressive rock, klezmer, surf and musique concrete. The music of Evil Genius thus comes forth as a shredded amalgamation of those musical styles (and many more) that can shift focus spontaneously and in a unashamedly free fashion. This quality when combined with distinctly cinematic melodies and not-so-subtle threads of dark humor allows for an original aesthetic that is always inclusive despite its complexity.

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, December 4, 2015

Jazz Night School

5:00pm to 7:00pm

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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.

Spencer Day: “A Rebel Without a Claus”

A holiday show featuring new music for his upcoming release “Angel City”
8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm

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Tickets: $25
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Widely regarded for his original songs that blend compelling melodies, smart lyrics and lush arrangements Day has wooed audiences at venues all of the world as diverse as Birdland in New York, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Jazz Alley in Seattle, the Pacific Rim Jazz Festival in Manila, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Tanglewood Music Center in Boston, and on national television on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. His hit song “Till You Come to Me” reached the number one spot on the Contemporary Jazz Billboard charts. His recent album Daybreak debuted at Number One on the iTunes Jazz Chart and reflects Day’s roots in the Great American Songbook.
SpencerDay.com

“Singer-songwriter and pianist Spencer Day is simply not an entertainer who can be easily categorized. (He) is comfortable performing any genre of music, be it classic jazz, blues, rock or folk music… Aside from his accomplished musicianship and his lush and seductive baritone voice, Day also exhibited a dry sense of humor that was engaging and an affable personality that was easy to connect with. And on top of all of that was a showmanship that reflected an entertainer who by virtue of his obvious inner work was comfortable in his own skin.” - Examiner.com

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.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Jazz Night School

3:00pm to 7:30pm | Doors at 2:00pm

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.

En Canto Album Release Show w/ ChoroLoco

9:00pm | 8:00pm Doors

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Tickets $12
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

En Canto celebrates the release of their debut album Solto Por Jeri, recorded at London Bridge studios.
A multi-ethnic, female-led seven-piece, En Canto’s world pop music—a combination forró, samba, and choro-inspired originals and reimagined covers of classic Brazilian hits—commands attention and inspires movement. “We love this music because of its compositional brilliance, its original grooves, and its revolutionary nature ... its roots in post-colonialism, in cultural battles for class and racial equality,” Accordionist Jamie Maschler, explains. "Why wouldn’t it also inspire gender-equality?"

Playing primarily in North American venues, En Canto currently channels its fierce independence into challenging stereotypes while also helping audiences expand their comfort zones. “We make people dance!”

ChoroLoco opens the night. ChoroLoco is Seattle’s premier acoustic ensemble specializing in choro (vintage Brazilian jazz from Rio de Janeiro).

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, December 6, 2015

Zoe Lewis and The Wolves

7:00pm

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ZOE LEWIS and the WOLVES- world-beat grooves, vintage swing, quirky originals performed on a ton of instruments featuring Zoe Lewis-piano, uke, guitar,vocals, Julie Wolf-accordion, Kate Wolf-bass, Barb Marino-saxophone and Pam Barger-drums. Get ready for a party!

Lewis is originally from the UK but now resides in Provincetown, Cape Cod where she performs every summer. She's traveled the world picking up musical grooves and stories and toured with Judy Collins, Nanci Griffiths, Richie Havens, the Indigo Girls and even opened for Pat Benetar on the ukulele! She leads a 1920's Prohibition era jazz band "Zoe Lewis and the Bootleggers", she's written 2 musicals and has recorded 7 albums. Her live show is upbeat and energetic!
"She stormed the main stage playing everything from swinging folk and latin jazz to acoustic funk and sprightly celtic flavoured tunes. Her boundless energy was hard to ignore."
-OTTAWA XPRESS, Canada

Julie Wolf is an acclaimed jazz pianist and singer. She has toured with Bruce Cockburn, The Indigo Girls and Ani DiFranco to name a few. Barbara Marino and Pam Barger are part of the Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet and Kate Wolf is the bee's knees!

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, December 7, 2015

First Monday Wine Tasting

6:00pm

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

$15 per person, includes light appetizer.

Mike McGinnis/The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

An evening of modern dance and music presented by Mike McGinnis and Davalois Fearon including music by Bill Smith.
7:30pm

The artistic duo of composer and multi-instrumentalist Mike McGinnis, and his wife, the dancer and choreographer Davalois Fearon, proudly present an evening of music and dance at the Royal Room on Monday, December 7th, at 7:30pm. Fearon will perform excerpts from here work “Consider Water”, a social commentary on the water crisis effecting places like New York, California, Jamaica, and the globe in general, while McGinnis will perform music from his album Road*Trip, which was named a Top 10 Jazz Album by the Village Voice. The duo will also perform some collaborative pieces together as part of the festival.

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".

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, December 8, 2015

Leah Tussing presents an evening of Holiday and classic jazz favorites

7:30pm

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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
Jimmy James - 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, December 9, 2015

The Duo/ Amanda Cogan/ Poon

7:00pm

The Duo performs an extremely eclectic blend of cover music from all eras and genres. Performing together for more than 15 years, Joey Arroyo and Chris Lucier love to put their own spin on popular songs breathing new life into familiar music.

Amanda Cogan is a singer/ songwriter based in San Diego. She has been big in the San Diego music scene for the past 4 years, hosting open mic nights, booking venues around town and playing a multitude of venues including; House of Blues, Del Mar Fairground, Tin Roof, Tipsy Crow, etc. She is known for writing emotional songs from life experiences and delivering them with a rich soulful voice. Catch her on her first solo tour, The Kisses & Whiskey Tour!

Poon was formed in the mid 1970s after budding guitarist Chet Stroker placed a music add in then popular magazine "Malt Liquor Monthly." The add caught the attention of vocalist/guitarist Lesley Quartermaine and drummer/Native American rights activist Rick Boner then playing in the band Fudgecake. Former Anacondom bassist Izzy Cumming soon joined and the group "Poon" was formed. Poon found instant success in the late 70s with a string of critically acclaimed albums, renowned stage shows, and popular line of interactive sex dolls.

By the mid 80s the band saw a commercial decline plagued by incessant drug use and STDs. The final nail in the coffin came when Izzy Cumming quit to become a satanic rights activist. The band released one more album in 1991 "Drinkin' and a Drivin", but it was instantly panned for it's pro-drunk driving message. The band disbanded in 1992 to purse other interests (mostly drug related).

Stroker, Quartermaine, and Boner reformed in 2011 alongside bassist Buster Cherry to release the compilation EP "Get Some". Tragically, Cherry died from a ham overdose on the eve of the band's reunion tour. He was subsequently replaced by veteran bassist Peter Cream. Poon continues to record and tour to this day, still upholding their title as the "Sexiest band in the world".

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 Cuts

10:00pm (Lounge)

DJ Smerk + Friends scratch to R&B/Hip Hop samples and classic Breakbeats w/ a live band led by guitarist, Tristan Gianola.

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, December 10, 2015

Seattle JazzED

5:00pm to 6:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Kelly Ash Band/ Norman Baker and The Backroads/ Cornish Jazz Vocalists

8:00pm

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Kelly Ash Band: Before relocating to Seattle in the summer of 2014, vocalist Kelly Ash spent the last four years in New York City, refining her craft and leading a powerhouse band. Kelly appeals to a wide audience by writing and performing creative arrangements of original songs, jazz standards, and contemporary covers from songwriters such as Tom Waits, Sting, The Fleet Foxes, Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, and Jeff Buckley. Kelly infuses contemporary songs with the intricacies of jazz, blending folk, soul, jazz and pop to create an original sound.

Kelly has a Master of Music degree in jazz performance (voice/piano) from New York University, and is now a member of the Cornish College of the Arts adjunct jazz faculty. She splits her time teaching and performing actively as leader of her own quintet in Seattle, New York City, and around the U.S. This show will open with a showcase of some of Kelly’s solo vocal jazz students at Cornish College of the Arts.
www.kellyashmusic.com

Norman Baker & The Backroads: Norman Baker is a Seattle songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, influenced by Doc Watson, The Band, Neil Young, and Jackson Browne. His songs focus on change, co-existence, relationships, and loss, with occasional new renditions of old folk & country songs. Surrounded by a family of musicians, he picked up the guitar and bass at the age of 12 and has since been composing music and playing various instruments in many bands throughout the U.S., Chile, and Nigeria. His band has performed at Seattle’s Folklife Festival, The Tractor Tavern, Seattle Art Museum, and Columbia City Theater, and has shared the stage with Head & the Heart, Bryan John Appleby, as well as many other internationally acclaimed artists such as Brandy Carlisle, and Third World.
Norman is an avid session player/singer, arranger, producer, engineer, and stays busy lending his talents to many Seattle-based acts such as Dub Lounge International, Mts & Tunnels, RL Heyer's Your Sweet Action, and The Bruised Hearts Revue.

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, December 11, 2015

Kristin Chambers Holiday CD Release

8:30pm | 7:00pm Doors

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Tickets now available here.

Join Seattle Singer Songwriter Kristin Chambers and some of Seattle’s top musicians for the first performance of her all new Christmas Album "Snow Globe", featuring 5 original Christmas songs. Known as a genre versatile singer songwriter, “Snow Globe” takes you into varied genre terrain, but is always grounded in her clear songcraft and honest, warm vocals. From her sweet lullaby sounding original “Christmas Eve”, to her fun whimsical country tune “A Magical Guy”, to her bluesy number “It’s Not Christmas (Without You Here)”, “Snow Globe “ keeps the originality coming. Her cover of “The Little Drummer Boy” has already been deemed by one holiday music blog as ”the best modern version of this song” they have heard.

Joining her on stage will be Antoine Martel on guitar, Alex Dyring on bass,Mack Grout on Piano, Jacques Willis on vibraphone, Eric Eagle on drums and many more.

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.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Shontina and the Sugar Shack

8:00pm

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Some voices wash over you like warm baptismal water, while others roll you around in the down and dirty. This one aims to split you right down the middle.

Joined for the first time by her newly formed Seattle band, Shontina brings her unique blend of storytelling and raw soul/folk/and rhythm and blues music to the south end. An evening you don't want to miss!

The Sugar Shack:
Earnie Ashwood, guitar
Nate Omdal, bass
Chris Patin, drums (subbing for Max Holmberg)

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, December 13, 2015

Cornish Ensemble IV/ Cornish Latin Ensemble

4:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm

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.

DE CAJON Project in Concert featuring Afro-Peruvian legend and guest artist Lalo Izquierdo

7:30pm

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DE CAJóN Project is a community arts organization based in Seattle, WA dedicated to educating populations about the cultural contributions of Peruvians of African descent. As a movement we facilitate music and dance workshops; offer lectures and residencies; perform widely throughout the Pacific Northwest with our company; and build inter-cultural and inter-generational communities through art. We actively support similar efforts in Peru and collaborate with other individuals and groups that use art as an empowering tool for change.

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, December 14, 2015

Father Daughter

7:00pm

Benign Beings of the Bipedal Community!
It is time for FATHER DAUGHTER SALON #6 This is the Holiday spectacular that everyone have been waiting for! We are bringing you a special edition of Father Daughter, more acts and more visuals, spread through out the Royal Room.

Visuals
Kevin Blanquies - Computer based Visuals and Video Feedback!
Darren dp Palmer - Live computer based visuals!
Brian Edwards - 16mm, anywhere from PSA snippets to early silent films.

Performances
WAYNE HORVITZ//BOBBY PREVITE//ALEX GUY
WRTCH
HEATHER BENTLEY//MICHAUD SAVAGE
MARK SCHLIPPER


Father Daughter is dedicated to presenting an evening of ambient music and visuals in an attempt to create an immersive, site specific environment. This is the beginning of an ongoing series dedicated to the Expansion of Cinema with the aid of local musicians and film makers.
Father Daughter is the Brainchild of Nico Sophiea (of Grale and Time Eater) and B. Grimm (of Leviathan Worship Service).

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, December 15, 2015

Jimmie Herrod: Holiday Heartbreaks

The Music of The Carpenters, Barbra Streisand and the Saddest Holiday Breakup Songs 8:00pm

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

The holidays aren't the happiest time of year for everyone. Instead of being festive, playing in the snow, decorating the house and being merry, some of us are just stuck with a broken heart. Jimmie Herrod steps in to remind us of that, with music of The Carpenters, Barbra Streisand and the saddest holiday breakup songs.

Backed by an all-star and house band plus a string quartet! Featuring:
Tristan Gianola (guitar/arrangements)
Wayne Horvitz (piano)
Geoff harper (bass)
Andy Roth (drums)
Erica Johansen (violin)
Heather Bentley (violin)
Alex Guy (viola)
Maria Scherer Wilson (cello)

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
Jimmy James - 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, December 16, 2015

Thomas Marriott's 'Ceptet

7:30pm

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A celebration for trumpeter Thomas Marriott's 40th birthday, featuring:
Thomas Marriott
David Marriott
Mark Taylor
Skerik
Tim Kennedy
Tarik Abuzied
Farko Dusamov

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 Cuts

10:00pm (Lounge)

DJ Smerk + Friends scratch to R&B/Hip Hop samples and classic Breakbeats w/ a live band led by guitarist, Tristan Gianola.

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, December 17, 2015

Boss Guitar: Game Changers

Jimi Hendrix & Eddie Van Halen
8:00pm

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

Jimi Hendrix & Eddie Van Halen have become rock legends, and maintained the allure of rock guitar, but the Royal Room looks at the new techniques and approaches that these guitarists brought to the table to unpack their lasting impact on the sound, role and mystique of their instrument. Tonight's performance features Kathy Moore, RL Heyer, Shannon Sharp and Thaddeus Turner.

The Royal Room is pleased to announce Boss Guitar, a companion series to the popular, ongoing Piano Starts Here. Beginning in February 2015, Seattle’s finest guitarists get together to interpret and explore the music of the greatest guitarists to play and compose for the instrument. Boss Guitar ranges widely, from country to fusion, from Jimi Hendrix to Chet Atkins, but all with the goal of celebrating the work of these legendary musicians and their chosen form of expression.

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, December 18, 2015

Twisted Groove

8:30pm

Tickets: $10 at the door

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Seattle's finest in original funk. They have played three sold out shows here at The Royal Room. A band with a sound so smooth you skip a rock across its surface. They stay ready to serve the latest grooves for your musical enjoyment.

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.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

3rd Annual Keepin' It In the Fam Holiday Show with Darol Anger, Emy Phelps and Fam

Northwest Native String Virtuosos Anger, Phelps, Jodziewicz, Clarridge, Chrisman unite for the holidays.
5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Tickets: $18 advance/ $20 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

What better way for some of the country's most prominent string musicians to celebrate the holidays than to head home and play some shows with family and friends? Acoustic Music legend Darol Anger joins rising singer-songwriter Emy Phelps in organizing some of the country's best young string musicians in a multigenerational musical experience focusing on the spirit of Midwinter and the turning of the year. Darol's experience with holiday shows from Windham Hill through Newgrange to Yulegrass, his quirky humor, and his genius for organizing exciting bands will be utilized at full bore.

Darol has been a mentor to some of the most exciting and phenomenal string musicians in the world. Multi-award-winning fiddler & Crooked Still cellist Tristan Clarridge, the phenomenal youthful bassist/Edgar Meyer protege Ethan Jodziewicz, and hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman will join Anger & Phelps in this season's concerts. These powerful presences are brought into synchronization and orbit around Anger’s vision and that unmistakable violin voice. The result is mythical, magical, musical mayhem. Special guests, family and friends will undoubtedly make appearances.

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.

Crack Sabbath

10:00pm | Doors at 9:00pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Skerik - Sax
Ron Weinstein - Hammond B3
Keith Lowe - Bass
Mike Stone - Drums

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, December 20, 2015

School's Out! A Series of Holiday Shows for Kids and Families

The Royal Romp-MAS: A Fun Filled Evening with Holiday Cartoons for Young and Old
3:00pm to 4:30pm

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Start your afternoon with a series of unique Holiday-themed selected shorts, shown in 16mm film!

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 Music of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Tickets: $5 at the door

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

A special holiday performance of the Piano Starts Here series featuring music from Vince Guaraldi classic score from the 1965 TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Performers include Ryan Burns, Chris McCarthy and Tim Kennedy.

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.

Sing Noel: Holiday Sing-Along
7:30pm

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The Royal Room Holiday Sing-A-Long is a rousing “all-sing” event that alternates between a Sing Noel choir performance and audience participation. Lyrics are projected on a screen behind the stage and the Sing Noel choir assists in conducting the audience. Kids are welcomed to the stage and become part of the show.

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, December 21, 2015

Home for the Holidays

7:00pm

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

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

The Royal Room presents our fifth annual "Home for the Holidays" series, bringing native Seattle musicians to perform a night of music.

7:00pm: Chris McCarthy Collective: Seattle native Chris McCarthy brings an all star ensemble to the Royal Room, featuring Xavier Del Castillo on tenor saxophone, Aaron Tevis on trumpet, Nate Parker on bass, and Max Wood on drums. Currently based in Boston, McCarthy has performed in every Home For The Holidays since The Royal Room opened in 2011, and this show will feature a new book of original music for quintet.

8:00pm: Evan Shay's Lawful Citizen: Evan Shay is returning with the Seattle debut of his new project, "Lawful Citizen." The goal of this project is to explore electronic and acoustic soundscapes through composition and improvisation. The music combines elements from various contexts including free music, Post Bop era jazz, electronic music, punk, American folk music, and other genres. Lawful Citizen will include Evan Shay on tenor saxophone, Aaron Otheim on keyboard, Luke Bergman on electric bass, and Evan Woodle on drums.

9:00pm: Sammy Miller and the Congregation feat. Riley Mulherkar: A native of Los Angeles, Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer and bandleader. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Sammy formed the Congregation in 2013 to bring joyful jazz – a music rooted in history, passion, and community – across America.

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.

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, December 22, 2015

Eugene Marie/ Luke Stanton/ Song Sparrow Research

7:30pm

Eugene Marie is an avant-pop group recording their debut album in New York. Collaborators Lucy Horton and Spencer Stewart, both originally from Washington State, sample sounds from the city ranging from squeaking chairs to cat calls then arrange them into something danceable.
www.mosey.land/eugenemarie

Singer-songwriter Luke Stanton is a native of Gig Harbor and began playing the guitar at the age of twelve. He has an honest style with compelling acoustics and rich lyricism. Luke performs indie/folk/rock covers and haunting originals with influences from Dave Matthew Band, Glen Hansard, John Mayer, and Mumford & Sons.
www.lukeonguitar.com

Song Sparrow Research is a rock band from Seattle, Washington. Previously known as a chamber pop group, Hamilton Boyce, David Balatero, and Evan Woodle now weave electronic textures and lock-step beats into their lush orchestrations and sweeping guitar lines. They are just as likely to draw from Arthur Russell or Sade as they are from the romantic guitar pop of Jeff Buckley or The Smiths. The resulting music has a near-tidal quality—details rise to the surface and crest before sinking back into the current of texture and harmony underneath.
www.songsparrowresearch.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.

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
Jimmy James - 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, December 23, 2015

Elnah Jordan

7:00pm

Elnah Jordan, a seasoned vocalist, commenced her career as a street performer in San Francisco. In 1983, San Francisco rewarded her as the Jazz Vocalist of the year. Jordan performed the role of the legendary Bessie Smith for 2-1/2 years in “The Evolution of the Blues” written and produced by Jon Hendricks of the vocal team of Lamburgh, Hendricks and Ross. Jordan moved to the Seattle area in the early nineties, where she found a re-introduction to her roots in gospel music: The very essence of her inspiration.

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 Cuts

10:00pm (Lounge)

DJ Smerk + Friends scratch to R&B/Hip Hop samples and classic Breakbeats w/ a live band led by guitarist, Tristan Gianola.

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, December 24, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Ray Skjelberd's Yeti Chasers

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Ray Skjelbred was a protégé of the great Earl "Fatha" Hines. His "Yeti Chasers" play music in the style of the swinging Chicago & New Orleans bands of the 1920's and 30's. "He plays so good it scares me." - Jess Stacy

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.

DJ Night ft. EarDr.Umz The MetroGnome & DJ Smerk

9:00pm

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, December 27, 2015

Garfield Jazz Jam

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Rene Hart w/ Skerik, Thomas Marriott, Dawn Clement, D’vonne Lewis

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Brooklyn based musician, composer and bassist Rene Hart hits The Royal Room with his west coast band, which includes some of Seattle’s most compelling improvisors and world class musicians Skerik, Tom Marriott, Dawn Clement and D’vonne Lewis.

Rene Hart is a member of Honey Ear Trio with Allison Miller and Jeff Lederer and has performed extensively as a sideman and collaborator in the American Jazz tradition, rock/pop/folk and experimental fields. He has recorded and/or performed with David Amram, Bill McHenry, Don Braden, Dakota Staton, Charles Davis, Myra Melford, Julian Priester, Sasha Dobson, James Hunter, Charles Davis, Joan Osbourne, Branford Marsalis, Pete Seeger, Anat Fort, Robert Pinksy, Steven Bernstien, Wayne Horvitz, Janis Ian, Holly Near, Joel Frahm, Yoshie Fruchter, Mark Ronson, Butch Morris, Arnie Lawrence, Erik Mingus, Victor Lewis, Oscar Noriega, Jamie Saft, Will Bernard, Eric Deutsch and Satoko Fuji. He has performed at major music festivals, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, The Newport Jazz Festival and on television on The Tonight Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brian. Rene is recognized for using a unique mix of acoustic and electronic sounds in an innovative way. Rene's composing and performing style addresses the many ways people love music and he is currently developing real time visual and musical environments using audience bio data and sound analysis.

“...adventurous but grounded “
- New York Times

"Hart’s chops and skill are a given, but its his clever use of electronics that add so much to the mix. Intriguing, eerie sounds float around, in a way not done before… This is an important, inspiring record. "
- The Daily Freeman

Remarkable chemistry… further enhanced by Hart’s creative use of electronics. …near-telepathic”
- JazzTimes


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, December 28, 2015

Home for the Holidays

7:00pm

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

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

The Royal Room presents our fifth annual "Home for the Holidays" series, bringing native Seattle musicians to perform a night of music.

7:00pm: Isak Gaines and Friends: Seattle natives , Nikhil Wadhwa, and Janak Preston all grew up playing in the straight-ahead jazz tradition, participating in the Garfield High School jazz program. However, over the past several years, each of these up and coming musicians has found their styles fused with elements of funk, rock, hip-hop, electronic music, and other groove-based genres from around the world and it is with this perspective that they reconvene this winter: a focus on groove, but in an open, improvised setting. Come jam out and enjoy!
Isak Gaines - tenor saxophone
Nikhil Wadhwa - guitar
Janak Preston - drums

7:30pm: The Home Team: Hailing from the great cities of Seattle and Shoreline, the home team is the biannual meeting of Xavier Del Castillo, Julian Garvue, Mat Muntz, and Max Holmberg - a group of friends who, while not playing in The Arsonists, enjoy swinging through jazz, personal, and baseball classics. They are honored to play for "Home For the Holidays" now that they are all home for the holidays.

8:15pm: Willem de Koch's Shipping Container: Willem de Koch is a Seattle-based trombonist and composer, and co-founder of The Westerlies. His Shipping Container project explores the intersection of American folksong, jazz, and chamber music, in which the fireside sing-along and the grand concert hall manifest themselves with equal footing. Willem de Koch - Trombone
Gregg Belisle-Chi - Guitar
Mat Muntz - Bass
John Otten - Trumpet
Jacob Zimmerman - Saxophone/Clarinet

9:00pm: John Otten Collective is a ensemble of young musicians all from the Seattle-area. They are a product of the jazz education community (Roosevelt and Edmonds-Woodway alums) and each currently work/study in their respective cities (New York, Boston, and LA). Longtime friends, this group will premiere original music along with some standards.
John Otten - trumpet
Joel Steinke - alto sax
Chris McCarthy - piano
Mat Muntz - bass
Luke Woodle - drums

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.

The Salute Sessions (Salute to Monk)

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Thelonious Monk. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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, December 29, 2015

Trio of Trios: Carter/Delisle/Gebhart | O'K | Noteboom/Taitano/Jakut

7:30pm

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

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

The Cuts

8:00pm (Lounge)

DJ Smerk + Friends scratch to R&B/Hip Hop samples and classic Breakbeats w/ a live band led by guitarist, Tristan Gianola.

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, December 31, 2015

New Years Eve at The Royal Room

7:30pm

Reservations for NYE Prix Fixe dinner purchasers only. Limited available for customers without reservations.
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation and view our special Prix Fixe dinner here.


Dinner jazz starting at 7:30pm
9:00pm: Swing dancing from the 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond featuring the Royal Room Orchestra
The Music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and more.


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

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