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March 1

March 2

Jazz Night School
March 3

Ethan J Perry/Under the Bodhi Tree/Luau Cinder/ Dearly Departed/Shelita Burke
March 4

En Canto
March 5

Shout Out! Seattle (a benefit for Rain City Rock Camp for Girls)

Queen of Kings
March 6

JazzED

Klezmerson plays John Zorn: Masada Book Two, Book of Angels
March 7

The Royal Room Collective Ensemble
March 8

Lynda Mapes - Elwha: A River Reborn

Dawn Clement Trio w/ Michael Glynn & Dominic Lecouturier
March 9

KUOW’s UNCaucus
March 10

Overton Berry/Bruce Phares Duo
March 11

The Georgetown Orbits
March 12

Jazz Night School

Urgent Africa Benefit presents: The Hip Replacements Anoke Angofoma
March 13

Meditations on Coltrane: Musing by Yasuhiro Fujioka and Music by Griggs, Flory-Barnes, and Keplinger
March 14

Pierre Bensusan
March 15

Earshot Jazz presents: Seattle Jazz Awards
March 16

Piano Starts Here: Fundraiser
March 17

The Golden Road: Night 1
March 18

The Golden Road: Night 2
March 19

Ray Skjelberd's Yeti Chasers

F2D (Funky 2 Death)
March 20

JazzED

Tekla Waterfield/ Allison Preisinger
March 21

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
March 22

The Cuts
March 23

Piano Starts Here: Fundraiser
March 24

March 25

Bonneville Power/ Planet Fly
March 26

Mixed Bag

Swindler/Freudian Slurp
March 27

An Evening With Holly Bowling: the music of Phish and the Grateful Dead reimagined for solo piano
March 28

Jim Knapp Orchestra/Cornish Jazz Ensemble
March 29

Seward Park Audubon: Denis Hayes & Gail Boyer Hayes - Cowed
March 30

St Edward School Fundraiser ft. The Brian Nova Funk & Blues Review
March 31

Sirens of Seattle: Champagne Honey Bee CD Release/Jazmarae Beebe/Evie B.

Tuesday, March 1, 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, March 2, 2016

Jazz Night School

8:00pm

Jazz Night School's All-Star Big Band, directed by Erik Hanson, with special guest trumpeter Jared Hall helps unveil a newly transcribed Gil Evans' composition "Gone" (from Miles Davis' Porgy & Bess record). Ninety minutes of great music from Francy Boland, Bill Holman, Thad Jones, Joe Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Woody Herman, Gil Evans, Count Basie/Neal Hefti, and Oliver Nelson. Free admission.

Fielder/Horvitz/Eagle/Stoller

10:00pm (Lounge)

TV and Movie themes from the 60's to the present. Morricone and Surf and beyond!

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, March 3, 2016

Ethan J Perry/Under the Bodhi Tree/Luau Cinder/ Dearly Departed/Shelita Burke

7:00pm

Tickets $12 at the door

Ethan J Perry & The Remedy Band are a Seattle based band. They self describe their music as Americana Indie Technicolor Jazz. Jaimie Hawkins, an independent music reviewer, said of their music, ” [it's like] riding a horse through a desert in space.” And Rachael Perrell of the Levee Breaking writes, ” it’s honest… It’s the super long drive home to visit, remembering the dog you grew up with, and maybe even quietly missing a long put out relationship.”

Esco Santerio was a prophet. He foretold of a day when two young men embark on a quest for musical enlightenment. In the same place Buddha embarked on his 49 day journey, Under the Bodhi Tree has created a sacred place of musical exploration, comprising of Duncan Newland-Thompson, Jaymic Volz and Paul Depew, these rockers have found a great harmony of sound with influences from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, and the classic Seattle sound. Their shows are lively and energetic and bound to get you off your feet, lost in the ecstasy of the moment. Look for us on a rainy day.

Luau Cinder is a dub-rock, trance-funktronic trio from Missoula, MT who has been playing shows around the Rocky Mountain west for the last 4 years. Their sound is a unique combination of many influences from Afro Beat to Jazz. It is an original blend of old and new technology expanding on bass, drums and guitar with the addition of samplers, loops, and synthesizers, creating a vast musical palette to draw from, that even the most critical listener can enjoy.

Dearly Departed is a Seattle based trio. Their electrocuted, beat-heavy and imaginative works are secretly lyrical folk songs at heart. The group began playing together casually and acoustically in the spring of 2011, mainly around living rooms and campfires. As songs began to take shape, and instruments were plugged, one by one, into amplifiers, the sound of Dearly Departed emerged as it is today

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, March 4, 2016

En Canto

8:30pm

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

A multi-ethnic, female-led seven-piece, En Canto’s world pop music—a combination of forró, samba, and choro-inspired originals and re-imagined 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 ..." Accordionist Jamie Maschler, explains.

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,” as drummer Adam Kozie puts it “We routinely open our concerts to a room full of shy, awkward faces, and we close them to a sweat-drenched melee of bodies and smiles. We experience real joy when we play these songs, and people feel that, and they respond in kind, regardless of whether they understand the words or know the ‘right’ dance moves.
En Canto'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.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Shout Out! Seattle (a benefit for Rain City Rock Camp for Girls)

5:30pm

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

Join us for our all-ages annual benefit show, Shout Out! This is your chance to reunite with your friends from Summer Camp and raise money for your favorite organization! Get your photo taken in our costume photo booth, buy tix for cool raffle prizes and get a temporary tattoo while you listen to amazing youth bands!

Learn more at our Facebook Event

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.

Queen of Kings

10:00pm | 9:30pm Doors

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

A fusion of soul/blues undertones mixed with rock. With melodic keys and gut wrenching vocals, Queen of Kings is a fun and low down good time with Grace Love in her improv sorcery...
Featuring, Jimmy James on Guitar, D'Vonne Lewis on drums, Evan Flory Barnes on bass, Aaron Harmonson on 2nd bass, and Art B on keys.

Please note: We are not taking dinner reservations for this performance.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

JazzED

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Klezmerson plays John Zorn: Masada Book Two, Book of Angels

Early Show (All Ages): 7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm
Late Show (21+): 10:00pm | Doors at 9:30pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets for Early Show
Tickets for Late Show

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

Benjamin Shwartz, violist, pianist and composer decided to experiment with old and new sounds and different flavors back in 2003 integrating Klezmer music from a Mexican standpoint. Klezmerson gracefully combines melodies and rhythms from Europe's Jewish tradition and interacts with gypsy and Mexican influences, it creates a peculiar fusion including rock, funk and jazz improvisations

"A remarkable band out of Mexico City taking the Jewish tradition to some fresh and uncharted new places! Featuring a large ensemble, Klezmerson is one of the most creative and unique bands in Jewish music today." - John Zorn-Tzadik (June 2011)

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, March 7, 2016

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm

7:30pm: solosduostrios
8:30pm: The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

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".

Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris's Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to Conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris' original Conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.
www.WayneHorvitz.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.

The Salute Sessions (Salute to Strayhorn)

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 Billy Strayhorn. 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, March 8, 2016

Lynda Mapes - Elwha: A River Reborn

6:00pm

Seward Park Audubon Center presents Lynda Mapes. Lynda Mapes, author and environment reporter for the Seattle Times has explored and reported on Elwha River dam removal, the Elwha ecosystem, its industrialization, and now its renewal. Lynda will share her first hand experiences reporting on the Elwha and show splendid photography of the river before and after dam removal by Seattle Times staff photographer Steve Ringman. She will also read from her book, Elwha a River Reborn published by the Mountaineers Books. Lynda's presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. She'll also sign books available for purchase at the event.

No cover.

Dawn Clement Trio w/ Michael Glynn & Dominic Lecouturier

8:00pm

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.

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, March 9, 2016

KUOW’s UNCaucus

6:30pm

On March 26, Democrats will caucus in the state of Washington. Are you a Democrat, but still undecided about who to vote for in this year’s presidential election? Do you know who you’re voting for, but aren’t sure how (or why) to caucus? Is this election already becoming too much of a circus? Don’t worry. Come to one of our UNcaucuses where we’ll be focusing on the issues, NOT the candidates. Take part in fun activities and spirited discussion in a happy hour atmosphere. Think: trivia, some radio listening pieces, some unofficial voting and deeper discussion about a few of the talking points surfacing on the campaign trail. We hope you’ll leave with some new ideas about the candidates and a clearer perspective on your caucus. These free events will be hosted by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds and Humanities Washington’s Zaki Barak Hamid.

No cover.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Fielder/Horvitz/Eagle/Stoller

8:00pm (Lounge)

TV and Movie themes from the 60's to the present. Morricone and Surf and beyond!

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, March 10, 2016

Overton Berry/Bruce Phares Duo

7:30pm

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

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

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!

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, March 11, 2016

Jazz Night School

5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Georgetown Orbits/Heavy City /Jet City Soundsystem

9:00pm

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and upbeat Reggae. They have garnered much attention throughout the west coast as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004.

The Georgetown Orbits have played with such prominent names as the Skatalites, Clinton Fearon, The English Beat, Bad Manners, The Toasters, The Aggrolites, Westbound Train, Chris Murray, Lynval Golding, and Pato Banton, and a west coast tour with New York’s legendary Ska group The Slackers.

The Orbits have gained international acclaim from fans of all genres for their soulful, quality style of Ska and Reggae music. Their energetic live shows have never failed to impress audiences throughout the western US and Canada.

Please note: We are not taking dinner reservations for this performance.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Jazz Night School

3:00pm - 8:00pm | Doors open at 2:00pm

Urgent Africa Benefit presents: The Hip Replacements Anoke Angofoma

9:00pm | 8:30pm Doors

Tickets $10 at the door

THE HIP REPLACEMENTS | ANOKE AGOFOMMA in performance at The Royal Room on 12 March 2016 for the ‘Urgent Africa’ benefit presented by Janean Wjvold to bring Djeli Mahamadou Kone back to the United States to play and to record traditional Malian 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, March 13, 2016

JazzED

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Meditations on Coltrane: Musing by Yasuhiro Fujioka and Music by Griggs, Flory-Barnes, and Keplinger

8:30pm

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

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

Meditations on Coltrane features two sets of improvised music inspired by John Coltrane, performed by Steve Griggs – saxophone, Evan Flory-Barnes – bass, and Gregg Keplinger – drums. In between sets, Steve Griggs will interview Coltrane scholar Yasuhiro Fujioka who will be visiting from Osaka, Japan. This performance is being supported by a Jazz2U grant from the Jazz Education Network.

Steve Griggs’ previous work includes a residency at branches of the Seattle Public Library and site-specific programs at the Panama Hotel, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, and Seattle Asian Art Museum, recordings with legendary drummer Elvin Jones, and featured saxophone solos on the XBOX Halo 3: ODST videogame soundtrack. Griggs has twice won the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music for jazz ensemble. Griggs is also a music journalist who contributes to Seattle Weekly, Seattle Times, and Earshot Jazz. This will be Griggs' debut at the Royal Room.

Evan Flory-Barnes provides the musical foundation for Industrial Revelation, the Seattle quartet which won a Stranger "Genius" award. He was named 2014 NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year by Earshot Jazz. His composing includes a Meet the Composer commission and residency at UCROSS Foundation in Wyoming. Evan has performed regularly with Meklit Hadero, the Marc Seales Quintet, Jovino Santos Neto, Correo Aereo, Skerik’s Bandalabra, Jason Parker Quartet, and Choklate.

Gregg Keplinger is a rare hybrid of drumming talent and percussive artisan. He is nominated for the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame this year. Early in his career, Gregg toured Mexico straight out of high school, worked with the house band for a circus, haunted the halls of his jazz-drumming hero Elvin Jones in New York, and worked closely in-studio and on stage with a young Matt Cameron during Soundgarden's "Superunknown" glory days and continued on with Matt to work with Pearl Jam. Sourcing stainless steel from an industrial pipe manufacturer in Seattle, Gregg builds custom snare drums. Elvin Jones was the proud recipient of one of "Kep's" first snare drums.

Yasuhiro Fujioko authored John Coltrane: A Discography and Musical Biography in 1995, and co-authored The Coltrane Reference in 2007. He serves on the board of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, and is President of the Coltrane House of Osaka. Fuji has collected Coltrane memorabilia since 1970 and is a supplier of memorabilia to The Verve Music Group (NYC and Tokyo offices); Concord Records, CA; Warner Music, Japan; Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC and others, and a contributor to the Coltrane Collection for exhibiting at the National Museum of American History at Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame in Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC; High Point Historical Museum, High Point, NC, and Half Hollow Hills Community Library on Long Island, NY.

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, March 14, 2016

Pierre Bensusan

7:00pm

Tickets: $20 advance/ $23 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Pierre was born in Oran, French-Algeria, in 1957, when France was decolonizing its Empire, Pierre Bensusan's family moved to Paris when he was 4. Described by the L.A. Times as "one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today", Pierre Bensusan was voted "Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008" by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique. There is a sense of something both playful and serious in his work, an unparalleled sense of freedom in his compositions and his improvisations. His "manner" of playing defies classification - crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more. None can be isolated as simply “Brazilian”, "Arabic" or “French”; rather, they represent our world in its current state, a world sharing itself, fusing cultures together in ways we have never experienced. Not to be missed!
Pierre Bensusan'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.

The Salute Sessions (Salute to Duke/Strayhorn)

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 and Billy Strayhorn. 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, March 15, 2016

Earshot Jazz presents: Seattle Jazz Awards
Golden Ear and Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame

7:00pm: Music ft. Eugenie Jones Band
8:00pm: Award Ceremony
9:20pm: More Music ft. Eugenie Jones Band

Tickets: $10 General Admission/ $5 Students
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Each year the Golden Ear Awards program provides an opportunity for Seattle jazz fans and performers to celebrate the region's jazz accomplishments of the previous year. Earshot Jazz initiated the Golden Ear Awards in 1990 to recognize the accomplishments of Seattle jazz artists over the previous year, and to induct significant members of the jazz community into the local Jazz Hall of Fame. Over the years, the award categories have shifted slightly, but the essence of the process has remained the same.

Featuring music from vocalist Eugenie Jones
www.eugeniejones.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.

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, March 16, 2016

Piano Starts Here: Fundraiser (Night 1)

7:30pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 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.

Since its opening in 2011, part of the Royal Room’s mission has been to provide quality instruments to its performers. At the top of that list is a Steinway B piano, something very unusual for a club of this size and especially a club focused on local musicians. Over 10% of the Royal Room’s startup costs was the purchase of this instrument. After 5 years, that piano needs some serious love, and 20 of Seattle’s finest pianists have graciously donated their service for 2 nights of standards and originals.
You can also send a donation for our Steinway's repairs with the button below!

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 Alex Guilbert, 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. Tonight's show features Ray Skjelbred, Ryan Burns, Dawn Clement, Tim Kennedy, Dave Peck, Eric Verlinde, Nelda Swigget, Alex Guilbert, Sumi Tonooka, Aaron Otheim and Jovino Santos Neto.

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.

Fielder/Horvitz/Eagle/Stoller

10:00pm (Lounge)

TV and Movie themes from the 60's to the present. Morricone and Surf and beyond!

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.

https://www.strangertickets.com/events/31661413/the-golden-road-night-1-american-beauty

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Golden Road: Night 1

Two Shows of Music of The Grateful Dead

7:00pm: Workingman's Dead
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Performance of The Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead. Featuring an opening set by Washington Middle School Fiddlers.

9:30pm: American Beauty
Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Performance of The Grateful Dead's American Beauty

In the late 60's the Grateful Dead established themselves as the iconic psychedelic band of the San Francisco scene. The first record, eponymously titled and vastly underrated, set the stage for the sound of an era. Anthem of the Sun may be one the great pioneering moments in the development of electronic music, mixing live tapes and studio craziness with Garcia at the helm. This was soon followed by Aoxomoxoa's, (with St. Stephen and China Cat Sunflow) beautiful blend of acid fueled and arcane aesthetics. Finally, Live Dead, set the bar for all live Grateful Dead records to follow, and made Dark Star the template for a million jams in the future of a million bands.

Unexpectedly, what immediately followed were two drop dead gorgeous records focused on beautiful songs, acoustic guitars, pedal steel, and rich background harmonies. Garcia and company went back to their roots in American folk music and created Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. With the possible exception of The Band's "Music from Big Pink" and "The Brown Album", few records have created such an elegant tapestry of a music that decades later would be termed "Americana".

These two evenings present both albums in full, featuring a stellar cast of Seattle musicians who have all found inspiration at some point in their musical life from the music on these records. Each set features one album followed by a few extra "bonus tracks" in honor of the Grateful Dead's own penchant for constantly re-inventing their own material.

With Andy Coe, Paul Moore, Eric Eagle, Andy Stoller, Darren Loucas, Colin Higgins and Wayne Horvitz.

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, March 18, 2016

The Golden Road: Night 2

Two Shows of Music of The Grateful Dead

7:30pm: American Beauty
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Performance of The Grateful Dead's American Beauty

9:30pm: Workingman's Dead
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Performance of The Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead.

In the late 60's the Grateful Dead established themselves as the iconic psychedelic band of the San Francisco scene. The first record, eponymously titled and vastly underrated, set the stage for the sound of an era. Anthem of the Sun may be one the great pioneering moments in the development of electronic music, mixing live tapes and studio craziness with Garcia at the helm. This was soon followed by Aoxomoxoa's, (with St. Stephen and China Cat Sunflow) beautiful blend of acid fueled and arcane aesthetics. Finally, Live Dead, set the bar for all live Grateful Dead records to follow, and made Dark Star the template for a million jams in the future of a million bands.

Unexpectedly, what immediately followed were two drop dead gorgeous records focused on beautiful songs, acoustic guitars, pedal steel, and rich background harmonies. Garcia and company went back to their roots in American folk music and created Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. With the possible exception of The Band's "Music from Big Pink" and "The Brown Album", few records have created such an elegant tapestry of a music that decades later would be termed "Americana".

These two evenings present both albums in full, featuring a stellar cast of Seattle musicians who have all found inspiration at some point in their musical life from the music on these records. Each set features one album followed by a few extra "bonus tracks" in honor of the Grateful Dead's own penchant for constantly re-inventing their own material.

With Andy Coe, Paul Moore, Eric Eagle, Andy Stoller, Darren Loucas, Colin Higgins and Wayne Horvitz.

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, March 19, 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.

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: We are not taking dinner reservations for this performance.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

JazzED

5:00pm | 4:00pm Doors

Tekla Waterfield/ Allison Preisinger

8:00pm

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

Tekla Waterfield will be performing a collection of new songs with the help of Aaron O'Neil on drums, Mike Thornhill on lead guitar and Jeff Fielder on bass/harmonies. Allison Preisinger: Northwest musicians and fans have described Seattle singer-songwriter Allison Preisinger’s music as raw and honest. Her writing and performances provide a combination of the sincerity of an unplugged Eric Clapton with the melodic poetry of a solo Joni Mitchell.

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, March 21, 2016

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm

7:30pm: solosduostrios
8:30pm: The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

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".

Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris's Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to Conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris' original Conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.
www.WayneHorvitz.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.

The Salute Sessions (Salute to Duke/Strayhorn)

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 and Billy Strayhorn. 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, March 22, 2016

The Cuts (Lounge)

7:30pm

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.

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, March 23, 2016

Piano Starts Here: Fundraiser (Night 2)

7:30pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 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.

Since its opening in 2011, part of the Royal Room’s mission has been to provide quality instruments to its performers. At the top of that list is a Steinway B piano, something very unusual for a club of this size and especially a club focused on local musicians. Over 10% of the Royal Room’s startup costs was the purchase of this instrument. After 5 years, that piano needs some serious love, and 20 of Seattle’s finest pianists have graciously donated their service for 2 nights of standards and originals.
You can also send a donation for our Steinway's repairs with the button below!

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 Alex Guilbert, 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. Tonight's show features Carolyn Graye, Bill Anschell, Randy Halberstadt, Robin Holcomb, Michael Owcharuk, Marina Albero, Ron Weinstein, Josh Rawlings, Gus Carns, Wayne Horvitz and Jake Sele/Gregory Smith Duo.

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.

SpiceRack

10:00pm (Lounge)

A trio playing a circus of crisp original funk inspired jazz, psychedelic rock, and r&b. Featuring Tristan Gianola (guitar/compositions), Jake Sele (Hammond b3) and Joe Eck (drums)

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

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Bonneville Power/ Planet Fly

8:30pm

Tickets: $10 at the door

Bonneville Power Band is a soul powered 5 piece whose members have been involved in the Seattle music scene since the grunge rock wars of the late 80s and early 90s. The guys use their experience to bring a fresh twist to the soul sounds of the 60s and 70s and can bring it down but also crank it up on classic songs by Otis Redding and Booker T and original songs that bring soul into the 21st century.

Planet Fly brings the party to the people and makes the feet move while spirits lift. The band is a mix of old and young; gay and straight; white, black and brown... all of whom know how to throw it down! Planet Fly features the soulful vocal skills of KJ Jones and Kristi Evans in an evening that covers soul and funk in a dance-filled flow.

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, March 26, 2016

Mixed Bag

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Mixed Bag is a variety show that stars local talent and features original comedy sketches, video, and live music. Past shows can be viewed here. The host band, The Drop Shadows, exists online 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.

Swindler/Freudian Slurp

10:00pm

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. The band members draw a wide array of musical influences to the mix, which allow listeners of all ranges to draw rave reviews of the band.

Freudian Slurp: A Hard grooving, mostly instrumental fusion quintet led by Seattle native, Ian Hughes­ Guitar/Vocals. Freudian Slurp plays original groove tunes. Decorated with an adventurous sense of melody, blasphemous harmonies, and an occasional love song or quirky cover arrangement. The music combines Jazz, Rock, Funk and many other feels to weave a cinematic tapestry of sounds that don’t take themselves too seriously.

Please note: We are not taking dinner reservations for this performance.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Garfield Jazz Jam

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

An Evening With Holly Bowling: the music of Phish and the Grateful Dead reimagined for solo piano

8:00pm | 7:30pm Doors

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There’s one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians. That is Holly’s devotion to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of “Tweezer” from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Holly to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arrange it for solo piano. The process, both painstaking and fulfilling, inspired her to transform other Phish songs and well-known live jams into solo piano interpretations. Holly’s breathtaking renditions of Phish classics like “It’s Ice,” “The Squirming Coil” and “Harry Hood” serve not only as a tribute to the modern day kings of jam, but stand on their own as fully developed classical pieces. The past year has seen Holly expand her repertoire into the realm of the Grateful Dead, including an "Eyes of the World” based on the band’s spectacular exploratory June 18, 1974 performance at Freedom Hall. Using classical piano technique to reinterpret these jamband luminaries, Holly's live performances infuse new with old, tradition with surreal, and creates a concert experience like nothing else in the music world.

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, March 28, 2016

Jim Knapp Orchestra/Cornish Jazz Ensemble

7:30pm

The Jim Knapp Orchestra is a 13-piece jazz ensemble that has achieved a unique and original sound through the compositions and arrangements of Jim Knapp. The orchestra features many of the finest jazz soloists in the Northwest.

"Jim Knapp's music is full of intensity, emotion, and creative textures with many varied influences. His music should be more known. It's among the best of orchestral jazz being written these days. Refreshing..." –Maria Schneider, jazz composer

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 Duke/Strayhorn)

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 and Billy Strayhorn. 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, March 29, 2016

Denis Hayes & Gail Boyer Hayes - Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America's Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment.

6:00pm

Seward Park Audubon Center presents Denis Hayes & Gail Boyer Hayes. Denis and Gail trace the historical relationship between humans and cows from beast of burden to providers of meat and dairy. They will present the profound impact of 93 million cows has on our lives and our environment. Denis and Gail presentations will be followed by a question and answer period. The couple will also sign books available for purchase at the event.
More information available here

No cover.

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, March 30, 2016

St Edward School Fundraiser ft. The Brian Nova Funk & Blues Review

7:00pm

Tickets: $25
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Multi-Award winner and St Ed’s Alum, Brian Nova is bringing the funk to Columbia City. Brian Nova and his Funk and Blues Review will kick it on March 30th to help St Edward School recover after a major break-in and robbery. The band consists of some of the best musicians in the NW and should be a great show!

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 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, March 31, 2016

Sirens of Seattle: Champagne Honey Bee CD Release/Jazmarae Beebe/Evie B.

7:30pm

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

Champagne Honey Bee
Champagne Honeybee is singer/ songwriter, Rani Weatherby, and her trusty Ibanez ukulele named Lenny. Their sound is a mix of contemporary jazz, blues, folk, and ukulele soul. In June of 2014, they released an EP of original music called "No Love Songs". The CD release concert packed Rocked City Cafe in Snohomish. Media appearances include performances and interviews on The Bob Rivers radio show, Sessions of She and Sabrina in Seattle podcasts on Critical Sun Radio.

Jazmarae Beebe
Jazmarae Beebe is a powerful vocalist and an earnest songwriter. Coming from a long line of successful jazz players, Beebe has a soulful sound all her own that roots her diverse background in a melancholy blend of jazz and Motown influences. But it is not a darkness that wallows; instead, Jazmarae plants herself firmly in front of her talented band of guitars, keys, drums, horns and harmonies, proclaiming confidently the ownership of her heartaches. And make no mistake, she expels them— atop grooves that grab the audience and carry it in rhythm to the rush of their release.

Evie B.
Evie B is a female-fronted, funk-fusion ensemble. Pushing old-school groove into the future, Evie B paints melodies onto relentless groove that will follow you long after initial absorption.

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.