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January 1

Robin Holcomb/ Zony Mash + Horns/ Zony Mash (Classic)
January 2

Robin Holcomb/ Zony Mash + Horns/ Zony Mash (Classic)
January 3

The Westerlies
January 4

First Monday Wine Tasting

somesurprises // Ecstatic Cosmic Union
January 5

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
January 6

A Benefit for MusiCares
January 7

Low Tones
January 8

Cabaret Royale & DION VOX Masquerade Vaudeville Show

Dionvox/ Blacklist
January 9

Isak Gaines "Bits And Pieces" Album Release

Adrian Xavier and friends plus DJ Element
January 10

Benefit for Orca K-8 ft. The Savoy Night Owls/Insect Man/Old Radio
January 11

Air Jackson/ Brian Wentz & Gabriel Schubiner Duo
January 12

Opera On Tap
January 13

Muriel Anderson presents Wonderlust: A Virtual Tour Around The World In Music And Imagery
January 14

Low Tones
January 15

Home Sweet Home/ Tribute to The Rolling Stones/ The Unsinkable Heavies
January 16

Mary Fahl

F2D (Funky 2 Death)
January 17

Alma y Azúcar
January 18

Out of This World: Wa plays the music of John Coltrane/ Bushcraft
January 19

January 20

Piano Starts Here: George Shearing & Errol Garner
January 21

Low Tones
January 22

Mike Dillon Band ft. Joe Doria and Brad Houser/ Cecil Moses & the SG's
January 23

Aura Ruddell CD Release Show w/ Made of Boxes & Chelsea Coleman
January 24

JazzED

Bands for Bernie ft. Pleasure Island/Zooma Bella/Rat City Brass
January 25

Christian Pincock’s Slipstitch/ Gregg Belisle Chi and Chelsea Crabtree
January 26

The Daphnes/ Hotel Vignette
January 27

Kevin Nortness Quintet
January 28

Low Tones
January 29

Django's Birthday w/ Ranger & The "Re-Arrangers"/ The Djangomatics/ Neil Andersson
January 30

Vocalist Eugenie Jones Tribute to Nina Simone
January 31

Woman of Tokyo

Friday, January 1, 2016

The Robin Holcomb Band/ Zony Mash + Horns/ Zony Mash (Classic)

Night 1 | 7:30pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

7:30pm The Robin Holcomb Band
Pianist, composer, librettist, singer and songwriter Robin Holcomb has performed internationally as a solo artist and the leader of various ensembles at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Meltdown Festival, The United Nations, Teatro Manzoni, the Moers Music Festival, The Festival of Perth, The Hong Kong Arts Festival, Arts at St. Ann’s, the Guimarães, Verona, San Francisco, Vancouver and Earshot Jazz Festivals, Roulette, Royce Hall at UCLA and the Seattle Opera House.

“Achingly painful and suddenly tender, Robin Holcomb’s songs mirror a beguiling, bewildering world.”
— Rolling Stone

“Satie goes to Appalachia, Morricone goes to the Knitting factory, and you, dear art-folk fan, die and go to heaven.”
— Village Voice


9:00pm Zony Mash + Horns
Zony Mash made its debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle. In late 2000, Zony Mash added a horn section, taking the music in a whole new direction.
With guest horns Steve Moore, Dave Carter, Ivan Arteaga and Mark Taylor.

11:00pm Zony Mash (Classic)
Zony Mash, the original quartet.
Wayne Horvitz (Hammond B3/Keyboards)
Tim Young: Guitar
Keith Lowe: Bass
Andy Roth: 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.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Robin Holcomb Band/ Zony Mash + Horns/ Zony Mash (Classic)

Night 2 | 7:30pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

7:30pm The Robin Holcomb Band
Pianist, composer, librettist, singer and songwriter Robin Holcomb has performed internationally as a solo artist and the leader of various ensembles at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Meltdown Festival, The United Nations, Teatro Manzoni, the Moers Music Festival, The Festival of Perth, The Hong Kong Arts Festival, Arts at St. Ann’s, the Guimarães, Verona, San Francisco, Vancouver and Earshot Jazz Festivals, Roulette, Royce Hall at UCLA and the Seattle Opera House.

“Achingly painful and suddenly tender, Robin Holcomb’s songs mirror a beguiling, bewildering world.”
— Rolling Stone

“Satie goes to Appalachia, Morricone goes to the Knitting factory, and you, dear art-folk fan, die and go to heaven.”
— Village Voice


9:00pm Zony Mash + Horns
Zony Mash made its debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle. In late 2000, Zony Mash added a horn section, taking the music in a whole new direction.
With guest horns Steve Moore, Dave Carter, Ivan Arteaga and Mark Taylor.

11:00pm Zony Mash (Classic)
Zony Mash, the original quartet.
Wayne Horvitz (Hammond B3/Keyboards)
Tim Young: Guitar
Keith Lowe: Bass
Andy Roth: 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, January 3, 2016

The Westerlies

7:00pm

Tickets: $15 GA/ $10 Students w/ ID
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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

The Westerlies (“prevailing winds from the West to the East”) are a New York based brass quartet comprised of four friends from Seattle, Washington: Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone.

The Westerlies re-imagine the chamber music experience through boldly personal performance, recording, collaboration, education, and outreach. Since their inception in 2011, they have cultivated a new brass quartet repertoire featuring over 50 original compositions as well as adaptations of Ives, Ellington, Bartok, Ligeti, Stephen Foster and numerous traditionals. Their music exudes the warmth of their longstanding friendships, and reflects the broad interests of its members.

The Westerlies navigate a wide array of venues with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family folk ensemble. The Westerlies have performed at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at University of Maryland, The Festival of New Trumpet Music, Juilliard in Aiken Festival, The Juilliard School, Music in the Mountains (Durango, CO), the Vancouver Jazz Festival, Constellation Chicago, the Seattle Art Museum and Earshot Jazz Festival. Active collaborators, they have worked with artists in a variety of disciplines, including Vieux Farke Toure, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, visual artist David Foarde, Choreographer Garth Johnson, and Juilliard Dance. Their debut album, Wish The Children Would Come On Home: The Music of Wayne Horvitz, was released on Songlines Recordings in May 2014, and was immediately met with praise.

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.

Monday, January 4, 2016

First Monday Wine Tasting

6:00pm

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

$15 per person, includes light appetizer.

somesurprises // Ecstatic Cosmic Union

7:30pm

Ecstatic Cosmic Union
Cosmic Dub/Psych/Electronic
XCU's Facebook

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 The Duke)

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 Duke Ellington. 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, January 5, 2016

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge) | Doors at 9:00pm

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, January 6, 2016

A Benefit for MusiCares

7:30pm

A.F. of M. Local 76-493 presents: All-Star Benefit for MusiCares - a wonderful national organization to help struggling musicians!

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

Featuring:
Seattle All-Stars
Gail Pettis - vox
Bernie Jacobs - reeds/vox
Nathan Breedlove - trumpet
Bill Anschell - piano
Jeff Johnson - string bass
Greg Campbell - drums

Island Jazz Quintet
Maggie Laird - vox
Richard Person - trumpet
Tom Wilkins - piano
Todd Gowers - bass
Todd Zimberg - drums/leader

Seattle Labor Chorus
Janet Stecher, director


No cover

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, January 7, 2016

Low Tones

8:00pm

Tickets: $5 at the door

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.

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, January 8, 2016

Cabaret Royale & DION VOX Masquerade Vaudeville Show w/ Gia Contour

7:00pm

Tickets: $13 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available here.

Lady Delilah and Bissou bring vintage Parisienne Cabaret to you
Featuring musical guests Dionvox & vocalist Mimi Gigi
Contortion by Gia Contour
Burlesque sin-sation Miss Effie Du Bois
French Cuties with delightful door prizes
and more...

Stick around for the afterparty and celebrate Ramona's Birthday
Featuring more music from Dionvox and dance beats from DJ Blacklist

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.

DION VOX/ Blacklist

9:00pm

Blacklist: What began as afternoon jam sessions in a garage and last minute fill-ins has become what we now know as a fresh new style. Justin Alson, aka BLACKLIST, grew up in the New England states, and as a result, was exposed to a number of genres of music. Beginning first with keyboard and classical guitar, his musical understanding led him towards the act of combining genres. His production include funky breaks, experimental hip hop and even some hard dance tracks. As electronica began to sweep the country, Justin realized that this scene would provide him an outlet for creativity. Upon obtaining his first turntables, progressive beats dominated his existence, that is until one of the tables went out. Armed with only a single table, a mixer, and a Sony Walkman, Justin began to focus on scratching. Nearly overnight, his passion switched to the broken beats of hip hop and as a result of his work, he gained the honor for opening for such acts as Lifesavas, Josh Martinez, Blackalicious, and Lyrics Born. But as we know electronica is a force undeniable, and he soon rejoined the masses as a 135 BPM beat junkie. With hip hop still very much in his soul, breakbeats were what made sense. Upon his move from New England to Seattle in March of 2005, he quickly realized that while the masses were moving to DnB and NuSkool, there was little to no representation of the€œfunky€? breaks. Enter the DJ we now know as BLACKLIST.

Dionvox: “Imagine if Amy Winehouse got locked in a studio with Aphex Twin for a month and the result was some kind of alien love-child. That’s Ramona The Band [now DIONVOX]. Arty, atmospheric and overtly experimental, this trio brings a grungy bent to trip-hop.” — Seattle Music Revival

DIONVOX was formed in Los Angeles during a Wu Tang Killa Beez recording session and then nurtured for 2 years by legendary music manager Leila Steinberg (Tupac Shakur, Earl Sweatshirt) via her “Microphone Sessions” weekly workshop.

Currently based in Seattle, Dionvox loves to stay under the radar and concern itself with creating unique tracks and putting on the best live show possible. The winner of 4 national music competitions (Heineken/Reverbnation, Windows7/Reverbnation, Ten legs (NYC), and Popchips/Spin magazine), the band continues to refine its presentation on a daily basis. The bands motto is “No fear and no regret”.

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, January 9, 2016

Isak Gaines "Bits And Pieces" Album Release

6:00pm

Tickets: $7 at the door

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

Come get groovy at the the official album release party for Isak Gaines' debut album "Bits And Pieces"! The Isak Gaines Group combines elements of instrumental funk, soul, R&B, rock, hip-hop, jazz, and electronic music for a fusion sound you won't hear anywhere else. Featuring a repertoire of highly-arranged, groovy, original music, the Isak Gaines Group joins horns and electronics with plenty of room for improvisation for a completely unique listening experience.
www.IsakGaines.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.

Adrian Xavier and friends plus DJ Element

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets: $10 at the door

Seattle's Adrian Xavier grew up traveling the West Coast with his mom, a known peace activist and single mother, he was exposed to many diverse things early in life, from Native American spirituality to reggae festivals and Rainbow Gatherings. Xavier found his calling as a musician and artist in his earliest years. His father was a radio DJ in Los Angeles who worked with Rick Dees on the popular Weekly Top 40 show on L.A.'s KISS FM for almost 20 years, and thus he was exposed to the world of pop music first hand. One of Xavier’s most vivid memories was sitting with and meeting Dick Clark at a Michael Jackson concert in 1984. That meeting was among the many notable influences on Xavier’s love for music, but It was the sounds of Marley and the world of reggae that had the most profound influence on his musical direction, especially after meeting reggae legends like Burning Spear and Joe Higgs among others as a youth.

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, January 10, 2016

Benefit for Orca K-8 ft. The Savoy Night Owls/Insect Man/Old Radio

7:00pm

Orca K-8 Annual Talent Show Fundraiser: Orca family members will show off their talents from 7-8pm! Stick around and be entertained by an eclectic array of music provided by bands that feature Orca Parents! Funds raised will support scholarships for 2nd and 3rd graders to attend camp Indianola at the end of the school year.

No cover

Monday, January 11, 2016

Air Jackson/ Brian Wentz & Gabriel Schubiner Duo

7:30pm

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

The Salute Sessions (Salute to The Duke)

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 Duke Ellington. 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, January 12, 2016

Opera On Tap

7:30pm

Tickets: $7 advance/ $10 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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

What’s Opera on Tap?
Opera on Tap is the largest network of operatic performing artists in the country. We take a local, grassroots and VERY fun approach to community outreach in the name of our art form.

Where do we perform?
Anywhere people will let us (mostly bars). But not really so much in concert halls and opera houses.

So… why?
We love our communities and want to perform for them. We want to see our art form that we have committed our lives to crafting continue to exist in the near and far future. We want to provide more performance opportunities to the thousands of opera artists throughout the country who have an amazing gift they want to share. We want to foster and develop the artistic entrepreneurial spirit. We want to find those people out there, that have never heard an opera, never sat inside of a concert hall, are intimidated by the mere mention of opera, think its only for rich white people- and then we want to sing for them and blow their minds.

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
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, January 13, 2016

Muriel Anderson presents Wonderlust: A Virtual Tour Around The World In Music And Imagery

7:30pm

Tickets: $15 advance/ $18 at the door

Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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

What a feast for the ears and eyes. Muriel’s new Audio-visual show, a virtual tour around the world in music and imagery by Bryan Allen, is released mid November 2015. A must-see as well as a must-hear! About the Visuals: When Muriel first encountered Bryan Allen’s work, she knew she had found her artistic soulmate–she was amazed to find that his photo-art was saying the same thing as her music. They went on to create the 11-award winning Nightlight Daylight CD, and in the process discovered that their artistic affinity extended to the heart. They started working on how to combine their artistry in a live context, and this show is the result. Bryan’s stunning visuals provide an insightful backdrop to Muriel’s music, accentuating the audience experience as never before. Together they bring you on a journey around the globe, full of joy and humanity, with new tunes, old favorites, stories and images. Muriel Anderson’s world-renowned guitar and harp guitar playing is highlighted by a backdrop of stunning visuals by celebrated photo-artist Bryan Allen.

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 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, January 14, 2016

Low Tones

8:00pm

Tickets: $5 at the door

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.

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, January 15, 2016

Home Sweet Home/ Tribute to The Rolling Stones/ The Unsinkable Heavies (ft. members of Polyrythmics)

9:00pm

The music of Home Sweet Home is the gorgeous blend of ethereal vocal reflections of love and loss set against a musical backdrop of bayou groove meets classic rock and soul. Home Sweet Home consistently packs the house at their shows for a reason. Their music rocks your body awake while meeting you in the darkest parts of your soul.Take honest and diverse song writing, mix in vocal powerhouse Erin Murray, layer in Adam Williams’ tasty guitar riffs, and your soul will be shaking with the rest of ours.
www.HomeSweetHomeMusic.com
Home Sweet Home's Facebook

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, January 16, 2016

Mary Fahl

Former Lead Singer of the October Project
6:00pm

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

Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Singer-songwriter Mary Fahl first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s folk-rock/adult alternative group, October Project. As a solo artist, her musical inspirations have expanded to include classical, medieval and world music. Her expressive, transcendent voice has been called “a voice for the gods” (Boston Globe), “a powerful, beautifully proportioned contralto” (Variety), “soul-permeating” (Portland Press), and “supernatural” (author Anne Rice). Her music appeals to a wide range of musical enthusiasts, including a large, loyal fan base of Mary Fahl evangelists.

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.

F2D (Funky 2 Death)

9:00pm | 8:00pm Doors

Tickets: $10

In-FUNKIN-sane.
In-FUNKIN-credible.
Un-FUNKIN-believable.

Mark Mattrey (Bass)
Woogie D (Drums, vocals)
Jimmy James (Guitar)
Roc Phizzle aka Cousin Nasty (Keyboards, Vocals)
Melissa Montalto (Vocals & Keyboards)
Peter Daniel (Sax)
Jason Cressey (Trombone)

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, January 17, 2016

Alma y Azúcar

7:30pm

Alma y Azúcar brings you an exquisite and passionate selection of Latin rhythms, paying special tribute to the iconic “La Reina de la Salsa”, Celia Cruz. Lead singer Alma Villegas masterfully integrates beloved Latin styles–Cha Cha, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Son, Rumba and Salsa–with more contemporary influences, resulting in what she calls “Latin music for everyone.

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, January 18, 2016

Out of This World: Wa plays the music of John Coltrane/ Bushcraft

7:30pm

WA (Gregg Keplinger and Simon Henneman) along with Carmen Rothwell, John Seman, Neil Welch, and Dick Valentine faithfully explore the music of late period John Coltrane.
Tristan Gianola's trio Bushcraft opens the night, with Nick Lonien and Adam Kozie.

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 The Duke)

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 Duke Ellington. 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, January 19, 2016

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge) | Doors at 9:30pm

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, January 20, 2016

Piano Starts Here: George Shearing & Errol Garner

7:30pm

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.

Errol Garner and George Shearing were both incredibly popular and successful for jazz instrumentalists in their day, yet neither of them could be categorized as belonging to any certain school of jazz. Both of them developed instantly recognizable styles of playing in which warmth and humor abounded. Tonight features performances by Kacey Evans, Bill Anschell, Eric Verlinde, Ryan Burns and Darrius Willrich.

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.

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 Cuts

9:00pm | Doors at 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, January 21, 2016

Low Tones

8:00pm

Tickets: $5 at the door

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.

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, January 22, 2016

Mike Dillon Band ft. Joe Doria and Brad Houser (Critters Buggin)/ Cecil Moses & the SG's

8:30pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Mike Dillon - Vibraphone, Percussion, Vocals
The 2015 Core- Claude Coleman Jr., Nathan Lambertson, Paul Thibodeaux, Cliff Hines, JJ Jungle, Rob Kidd, Norwood Fisher.

How many artists can claim being praised a "punk rock provocateur," "jazz vibraphone visionary" and "percussion virtuoso" in the same sentence? There's only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Brave Combo and Ani DiFranco, collaborations such as Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs and Critters Buggin or bands he's fronted, including Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now.

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, January 23, 2016

Aura Ruddell CD Release Show w/ Made of Boxes & Chelsea Coleman

8:00pm | 7:00pm Doors

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

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

Aura Ruddell combines her background in Classical piano with traditional Japanese koto and taiko, crystal clear soulful vocals, and electronic sounds to bring to the stage a truly unique worldly soundscape that is accessible to all music lovers. This special event celebrates her first full-length album release "Ichigo Ichie", and will include Aura's entire band as featured on her album, as well as special guests including members from the Seattle Kokon Taiko group, and her young students on vocals.

Aura Ruddell: piano, koto, vocals
David Testa: drums, electric guitar, bass, vocals
Abraham Neuwelt: percussion, drums, handpan
David Chapaitis: Moog, Micro-Granny sampler, bass, keys
Micaela Cooley: cello, vocals
Shion Yamakawa: violin, vocals
David Ruddell: trumpet

Chelsea Coleman, singing-songwriting machine, was raised in a house that had a ‘piano room’ by parents who painted pictures and played folk songs. she was never not surrounded by good art, and she never had dreams that weren't extraordinary. She got her start in the church halls of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and through a long series of adventures ended up in the great city of Berkeley, California which she now calls home. Her heart, brain, and hands work hard, waking and sleeping, to bring you pleasing, intriguing, honest music.

Made of Boxes is beautifully complex and syncopated, with magnetic, hard hitting lyrics. Their genre has been described as harmonic alternative but it's difficult to fit MoB in one specific genre. They hover between their many influences which range from Indie, Alt-rock, Electronic, Jazz, Psychedelic, and Ambient music.

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, January 24, 2016

JazzED

5:30pm

Bands for Bernie ft. Pleasure Island/Zooma Bella/Rat City Brass

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Tickets: $10

Join us for a night of raucous frolic at The Royal Room as we raise some delicious non-corporate cash for Sen. Bernie Sanders.

To start things up the right way, Seattle’s premier surf trio Pleasure Island will open, followed by vintage Vegas-style swing with Zooma Bella. The fabulous Rat City Brass will close-out a night that is sure to be a celebration of real hope and change as we step into the beginning of the election cycle of 2016.

Bands for Bernie: Surf, Swing and a Whole Lotta Horns Pleasure Island, Zooma Bella, Rat City Brass hosted by Julie Mains

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.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Christian Pincock’s Slipstitch/ Gregg Belisle Chi and Chelsea Crabtree

7:30pm

Slipstitch brings together composition, improvisation and orchestration in unique ways, and explores textures from individual solos through complex group counterpoint. Coming out of the jazz tradition of innovation, the group folds in many other influences including the rhythms of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, the forms and compositional practices of European classical music, and grooves and expressive techniques from popular modern styles. Christian Pincock - valve trombone and compositions, Levi Gillis - tenor sax, Jon Hansen - tuba, Evan Woodle - drums.
christianpincock.net/slipstitch

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 The Duke)

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 Duke Ellington. 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, January 26, 2016

The Daphnes/ Hotel Vignette

7:30pm

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

Hotel Vignette is the ramblings and bumbles of Nils Petersen with the help of some great musicians in and around the Seattle area. Nils was apart of the cascadian collective Rose Windows and also offers his bass and vocals to Ole Tinder. He teaches private lessons at Mode Music in Seattle, WA.

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, January 27, 2016

Jazz Night School

6:00pm

Kevin Nortness Quintet

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

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

Kevin Nortness- Tenor Saxophone
Marc Fendel: Alto Saxophone
Geoff Harper: Bass
Eric Verlinde: Piano
Eric Eagle: Drums

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

The Royal We

10:00pm (Lounge)

Longtime collaborators Wayne Horvitz and Skerik meet up with bassist Evan Flory-Barnes (Industrial Revelation) and drummer Dave Abramson (Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake) for a new set of compositions by Horvitz with an emphasis on slow burning grooves and sonic exploration. Perfect for late nights in the lounge at the Royal Room

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, January 28, 2016

Low Tones

8:00pm

Tickets: $5 at the door

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.

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, January 29, 2016

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.

Django's Birthday w/ Ranger & The "Re-Arrangers"/ The Djangomatics/ Neil Andersson

8:30pm

Gypsy jazz musicians from around Puget Sound will celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 106th birthday with an evening of music. The party will be hosted by two bands, The Djangomatics and Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’. Other top Seattle Gypsy Jazz musicians will make guest appearances, including guitarist Neil Andersson, founder of Pearl Django.

Django was an itinerant Gypsy who earned international acclaim in the 1930’s. Many of his compositions became jazz classics and he is considered one of the top guitar soloists of all time. Duke Ellington referred to Django as “the most creative jazz musician to originate anywhere outside the United States.” Decades later, Jerry Garcia said, “Even today, nobody has really come to the state that he was playing at…nobody plays with the whole fullness of expression that Django has.” Django passed away in 1953.

The Djangomatics feature Michael Horowitz on guitar. Horowitz is one of the world's leading gypsy jazz educators, an expert on gypsy rhythm technique and Django’s solo repertoire. Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’ feature the violin playing of Ranger Sciacca. In 2011, they performed at North America’s top gypsy jazz festival, Djangofest Northwest. Says Sciacca: “Our goal is to make this a really fun show, featuring as many great Gypsy jazz players as we can.”

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, January 30, 2016

Vocalist Eugenie Jones Tribute to Nina Simone

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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

In honor of the late jazz legend Nina Simone and her approaching 88th birthday, vocalist/composer Eugenie Jones will perform songs from Simone’s early years, as well as Jones’ original compositions

Jones returns to the Royal Room after releasing her CDs, Black Lace Blue Tears (2013), which was awarded Northwest Recording of the Year by Earshot Jazz and most recently the critically praised Come Out Swingin’ (2015), which rose to “Jazz Week Review’s” Top 50 charts and CMJ Top 10 charts. At the upcoming concert, she will be accompanied by pianist Peter Adams, bassist Tim Carey, drummer Brian Smith, and guitarist Milo Petersen. This concert is sponsored by Seattle Women in Jazz, the first organization of its kind locally to specifically highlight some of Seattle’s best jazz artists and bands, led by and/or comprised of women.

“We are excited to support this event highlighting Nina Simone, one of music’s most influential performers, with local artist Eugenie Jones, who has exhibited an incredible passion and talent as both a song stylist and songwriter,” said Jessica Davis, Founder and Executive Director of Seattle Women in Jazz.
www.reverbnation.com/eugeniejones

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, January 31, 2016

Garfield Jazz Jam

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Woman of Tokyo

7:30pm

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

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

A screening of Woman of Tokyo with live score composed by Wayne Horvitz and performed by Horvitz with Seattle's finest.
Chikako (played by 1930s star Okada Yoshiko) works hard at an office job in order to support her younger brother, Ryoichi, as he completes school. Despite her focus on Ryoichi’s success and her personal sacrifices, she harbors a secret that threatens to disrupt everything. The film also stars one of the greatest actresses in Japanese film history, Tanaka Kinuyo, in the role of Ryoichi’s girlfriend.

Wayne Horvitz has performed and recorded with the leading names in contemporary music and jazz. He has composed and produced music for a variety of video, film, television, and other multimedia projects. His score for Woman of Tokyo premiered at the Northwest Film Forum in 2005 and late in NYC at the Winter Garden.

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