Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
October 1

EPIC JAM Ft. Cassie Simmons with Host Nat Wilson

Caleb Klauder Country Band
October 2

Morning Star Brunch with Tarik Abdullah

Richard Sears Sextet ft. Tootie Heath: Altadena CD Release
October 3

Odd Babes Present: Jenny Zingrino with feature Elicia Sanchez
and special local guests
October 4

Worst Pop Band Ever // Gregg Belisle-Chi's Miserere Nobis
October 5

Modal Subversions I IMP at the Royal Room
October 6

Gray City Limit// Shalane
October 7

Jazmarae CD Release w/ OTOW GANG and Hoyer Brothers
October 8

Mixed Bag

Earshot Jazz Presents: Honey Ear Trio
October 9

Beatwalk Youth Initiative

Presidential Election Debate

Columbia City Beatwalk: Unsinkable Heavies
October 10

Father Daughter
October 11

Talon
October 12

Peter and Will Anderson
October 13

Richard Shindell plus Lucy Wainwright Roche and Suzzy Roche (Tom Miller)
October 14

Richard Shindell plus Lucy Wainwright Roche and Suzzy Roche (Tom Miller)
October 15

Ray Skjelberd's Yeti Chasers

Earshot Jazz Presents: Amendola Vs. Blades// Hunter Gather
October 16

Cornish Ensembles III and IV

Ayron Jones Solo
October 17

Rain Machine
October 18

An Evening With Jimmy James
October 19

October 20

The Blondies// Jason Sees Band// Amy Viking
October 21

Joyya Marie// Saeeda Wright
October 22

Kitchen Radio/ The Cheap Ones/ Christy McWilson and the West Seattle Two
October 23

Jazz, Etc.

Harlequeen Nights - A Vinsantos Introspective (NOLA)
October 24

Spontaneous Rex// Cosmic Shuffle// Uneasy Chairs
October 25

Seward Park Audubon Presents- Once and Future River: Reclaiming the Duwamish
October 26

Windermere Fund Raiser for our Foundation
October 27

Earshot Jazz Presents: Rez Abbasi Quartet
October 28

Deep Cuts: Halloween DJ Dance Night
October 29

Michael Jackson vs Prince plays THRILLER
October 30

Open Readings with the Seattle Composers Alliance

Garfield Jazz Jam

Dean Stevens// Teresa Tudury
October 31

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Saturday, October 1, 2016

EPIC JAM Ft. Cassie Simmons with Host Nat Wilson

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/$15 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

Deaf Spotlight is thrilled to announce another Epic Jam on October 1st featuring Cassandra “Cassie” Simmons! Hailing from Michigan, Cassie is a comedian and storyteller.

Growing up, she was inspired by comedy shows on television (especially that of Carol Burnett) to learn dramatic facial expressions. She also credits her parents for showing her the importance of facial expressions and gestures for communication. Cassie has since integrated these artfully into her comedy acts. She discovered early in life just how much it pleased her to make people laugh and smile.

She was featured on the Sorenson 2015 calendar of Deaf artists and performers to keep your eye on. To explore more of her work, look at her videos via YouTube. Some of her more popular renditions include “Revenge of Lips”, “Fire Pants”, and “Preacher’s Shock”.

Hosting the evening with his heartwarming energy and inviting audience participation is Nat Wilson. Nat is a National Theater of the Deaf Alum, storyteller, comedian, and host for festivals and events celebrating ASL and Deaf culture.

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

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

Caleb Klauder Band

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Caleb Klauder is a fixture the Northwest music scene. Caleb has been touring nationally and internationally for over 20 years, first with acclaimed folk-rock band Calobo, a luminary in the Northwest’s burgeoning music scene, and then with the widely celebrated Foghorn Stringband.

Today, leading with vocals, guitar, and a mandolin, Caleb hosts some of the Northwest’s best singers and players creating a honky-tonk band that stands out as a totem in the country music scene. The band performs Calebʼs praised original songs right alongside classics from George Jones, The Louvin Brothers and Dolly Parton, all at once sounding timeless, fresh, and alive. There is a drive to his music that makes it unique and captivating. This is country music made for people who want to have fun and who want to dance, harkening back to the old dance hall days when people of all walks of life came together to simply dance, socialize, and enjoy live music.
calebklauder.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.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Morning Star Brunch with Tarik Abdullah

10:00am – 2:00pm

Richard Sears Sextet ft. Tootie Heath: Altadena CD Release

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10adv/ $12dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

ALTADENA presents drummer Tootie Heath - the legendary hard-bop sideman - in his most assertive and dynamic performance on record to date. Commissioned in 2013 by the Los Angeles Jazz Society, this music was composed by rising star jazz pianist Richard Sears.

Richard and Tootie met in Los Angeles, and started working together in 2012. As Richard recalls, "at home, Tootie would play Ornette Coleman recordings, sing back every note, and recall stories about people like Don Cherry, Billy Higgins, and Yusef Lateef. Tootie was deeply involved with forward-thinking composers and improvisors during the 60's and 70's. Though some of that history is chronicled, this part of his playing is not fully recognized."

Taking it's name from the Southern California foothills where Tootie spent most of the last 40 years, "Altadena" is a five part suite that features Tootie in a dynamic and often free-form musical context, where his playing blurs between soloist and accompanist throughout.
richardsearsmusic.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.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Odd Babes Present: Jenny Zingrino with feature Elicia Sanchez
and special local guests

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $20 adv/dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Odd Babes Productions is made of of Shannon Koyano and Danielle K.L. Gregoire. There are both stand up comedians, parents, general bad-asses and comfortable not fitting the mold. Shannon has been doing comedy for four years and has performed at Bumbershoot, with the Disoriented Comedy Tour, and helps produce multiple shows. Danielle is the founder of the Comedy Womb (now the Comedy Nest), and the producer of the Seattle Moth storySLAM. Odd Babes produce shows that are hate-free, specifically aimed at celebrating women/queer/poc/ally comics and getting artists paid, and audiences laughing.

Jenny Zigrino:
With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She's charmed audiences across the country with her wit, keen observations, embarrassing anecdotes, and brilliant honesty for a compelling performance you can't ignore.
She made her late night debut on Conan O'Brien and was a recent guest on the hit shows @Midnight and Adam DeVine's House Party Season 3 on Comedy Central. She's been featured on TBS, Oxygen, Fox, and IFC.

A rising star in Hollywood, her first film appearance was a leading role in the film 50 Shades of Black with Marlon Wayans. She wrapped filming the new film Bad Santa 2 with Billy Bob Thornton, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2003 hit film Bad Santa. Release date is set for Nov 23rd, 2016.
She exploded onto the Just For Laugh's New Faces Showcase for 2016 and has been featured in many festivals across the country. She is an alumni of The New York Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, and many more.

In conclusion, she's kind of a bad ass bitch.

Elicia Sanchez:
A Seattle-based comedian, writer and comic book reader, Elicia Sanchez has been performing all over the country since 2010. Their conversationally cynical, yet upbeat comedic style weaves together a unique mix of embarrassing personal stories, nerdy obsessions, social politics and possible overshares, making light of their own instances of social incompetence while also skewering oppressive social norms. The have been called "fearless" by City Arts Magazine, "a grumpy nugget of delight," by writer/activist Lindy West, "a local favorite," by Seattle alt weekly The Stranger and "a brilliant new voice everyone should know," by comedian Hari Kondabolu. Grammy Award winning singer/song-writer Kimya Dawson (The Moldy Peaches, Juno) has cited Sanchez as her 'favorite underground Northwest comedian' while W. Kamau Bell, comedian and host of CNN's United Shades of America, once said, "Elicia Sanchez is the truth."

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

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, October 4, 2016

Worst Pop Band Ever // Gregg Belisle-Chi's Miserere Nobis

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Worst Pop Band Ever:
With influences ranging from Wayne Shorter to J Dilla to Levon Helm, The Worst Pop Band Ever is a Toronto based quintet celebrating its 10th anniversary of blending and twisting jazz improvisation with various genres of music. Sharing stages with everyone from the Bad Plus, Happy Apple, Aloe Blacc, Ernie Watts, David Binney, Milosh and Elizabeth Shepherd, the band features both Juno (Canadian Grammy's) winners AND losers (they try not to discriminate). Chris Gale (sax), Adrean Farrugia (keys), Michael Herring (bass), LEO37 (turntables) and Tim Shia (drums) are touring their latest album, “Blackout” about the great Northeastern Blackout of 2003.
https://wpbe.bandcamp.com/

Gregg Belisle- Chi is a guitarist and composer living in Seattle, Washington.
He has maintained a busy career in music performing and recording with various jazz, avant-garde, pop/rock, folk, and chamber ensembles. He is a regular member of Jim Knapp’s Scrape Orchestra, Andy Clausen’s Shutter and Split Stream Big Band, Fluke (Brian Kinsella, Chris Symer, Chris Icasiano), Tyrant Lizard (Carmen Rothwell, Ray Larsen), and performs solo and duo music with vocalist Chelsea Crabtree.

2016 saw the premiere of two new recording and performing projects, which feature Gregg’s original compositions: Miserere Nobis, a through-composed piece with elements of improvisation, inspired by the history and texts of the Mass Ordinary and featuring a quartet for guitar, bass, keys, and drums; the other, entitled I Sang to You and the Moon, is a song cycle based on the poetry of Carl Sandburg, featuring a chamber ensemble of guitar, trumpet, bass, and voice.
http://greggbelislechi.com/

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

Featuring special guest, Skerik

Thrashy jazz duo featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums/electronics) performing "Obnoxious Jazz For Sensitive Assholes".

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Modal Subversions I IMP at the Royal Room

7:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Local Bands led by members of the IMP featuring students of the UW School of Music Jazz and Improvised Music program:

Blue Body
Blue Body is a group led by drummer, Matt Carr, who writes music that engages the cultural and spiritual nature of the present. Matt, who has lived in multiples cities in the south, draws from those experiences and expresses his emotions through songwriting to raise awareness of the world issues as he sees them.
Matt Carr - drums
Alex Oliverio - electric guitar
Brendan McGovern - sax
Daniel Salka - rhodes

Schuyler's Secret Supergroup

+ surprise guests

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Swindler

10:00pm (Lounge)

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.
www.swindlerband.com.

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

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Gray City Limit// Shalane

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Gray City Limit is the hottest new neo-soul/funk band to hit Seattle: in the pocket, on the grind.

Matty — Guitar;
Matt — Bass;
Will — Drums;
Noah — Keys/Vocals;
Jess — Vocals;
Robert — Sax;

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Jazmarae CD Release w/ OTOW GANG and Hoyer Brothers

9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $15 dos / $20 for admission and CD (advance only)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Jazmarae is a powerful vocalist and an earnest songwriter. Coming from a long line of successful jazz players, Jazmarae has developed a soulful sound all her own that roots her diverse background in a melancholy blend of jazz, blues, and pop influences. On October 7th, here at the Royal Room Jazmarae will be releasing her debut self-titled album before she heads out to her new home, New Orleans, LA.
www.jazmaraebeebe.com

Hoyer Brothers
Groovy. A musical cocktail of Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz and Blues
www.facebook.com/thehoyerbrothers
www.thehoyerbrothers.bandcamp.com

OTOW Gang is a collective of emcees, producers and musicians hailing from South Seattle and Vancouver BC. Their list of affiliated acts include Slum Village, Pete Rock, the Pharcyde, and many more.
OTOW is led by local emcees and hip hop gurus Khingz and Mic Flont, while musical direction & instrumental arrangements are provided by Berklee-alum and bassist Alex Dyring. Using the backdrop of jazz, blues and funk inspired beats, OTOW delivers an engaging and uplifting performance as well as challenging political and social agendas that control our society.
The group has toured the United States and Canada, and has also released numerous albums, EP's & mixtapes individually and collectively under the OTOW label which can be found at their website otowgang.com.

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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, October 8, 2016

Mixed Bag

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Mixed Bag is a comedy-and-music variety show put on by Buddy & Buddy Productions. Hosted by Jeanine Walker and Seattle Country band The Drop Shadows, Mixed Bag is a collection of original sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, live music, and music videos by Steve Mauer. Mixed Bag Season 2, Episode 3 will explore adult coloring books, fetishes, and robotic DJs. Actors include Amelia Peacock, Chris Walker, and Mike Weber.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Earshot Jazz Presents: Honey Ear Trio

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets: $20 general / $18 members & seniors / $10 students & military
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The versatile, much-traveled drummer Allison Miller (Brandi Carlile, Ani DiFranco, Dr. Lonnie Smith) brings exploratory saxophonist Jeff Lederer (“[as] if Ben Webster and Albert Ayler went out for drinks together,” San Diego Union-Tribune) and boundary-defying bassist Rene Hart back to Seattle for their “eclectic yet cohesive catalog of approaches” (TimeOut New York) from wistful to groovy to hard-swinging.

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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, October 9, 2016

Beatwalk Youth Initiative

4:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Presidential Election Debate

6:00pm

Live screening of the 2016 Presidential Debates on our big screen projector!

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Free

Columbia City Beatwalk: Unsinkable Heavies

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

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

Unsinkable Heavies are a subgroup of the mega all-star Funk Orchestra, Polyrhythmics. The music is decidably greasier, dirtier, and full of EGO ! Big solos, spinning leslies and a no holds barred, "taking it to the top" approach to classic soul/jazz tunes and their own compositions. "Raw Musical Adventurism" at it's finest! Most performances include the added sax aphonic freakiness of Thomas Deakin from the Yogoman Burning Band , who adds to this dynamic rhythm sections ability to melt minds and stop time!

Free

Monday, October 10, 2016

FATHER DAUGHTER

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Salutations and Greetings our friends. It is getting close to the next instalment of Father Daughter.

We are excited to bring forth a night of 100% improvising. The performers have been asked to just come, set up their station and play music when they feel inspired. In other words, two one hours sets where performers will come and go as they please.

Very, very exciting.

The performers as of now are:
~~ Kate Olsen - Saxophone and elextronics
http://www.kateplayssax.com/
~~ Ryan Burns - Keyboards
http://ryanburnsmusic.com/
~~ Greg Sinibaldi - Saxophone and electronics
http://www.gregsinibaldi.com/
~~ Carol Levin - Electric Harp w/ effects
MORE TO COME!!!!!!!
Video will be provided by Darren dp Palmer!

Learn more on our Royal Room Projects Page!

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

The Salute Sessions

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, October 11, 2016

Talon

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Greg Sinibaldi presents his latest project, Talon. Original music written and improvised, inspired by Sylvia Plath's Ariel. With EWI, custom electronics and a fearless spirit this music ranges from full on electronic sonic assault to sweet and touching nuance. With Sinibaldi on EWI (Electric Wind Instrument) and electronics. Ryan Ferreira on guitar and Ted Poor on drums. Presented with support form the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

Thrashy jazz duo featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums/electronics) performing "Obnoxious Jazz For Sensitive Assholes".

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Peter and Will Anderson

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,”
(New York Times)

Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary set of brothers performing music today. They’re known for their exciting arrangements of jazz classics and fresh original music. Hailing from Washington, DC, they were recognized internationally as teenagers by Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and NFAA Young Arts. Endorsees of Selmer saxophones and D’Addario reeds, Peter and Will attended Juilliard in New York City, where they currently reside. They’ve appeared with the Jimmy Heath Big Band, Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra, Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Wycliffe Gordon Septet.
peterandwillanderson.com.

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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.

Knock Out Wednesdays

10:00pm (Lounge)

Saxophonist Kate Olson and friends.
KO's SoundCloud

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Richard Shindell plus Lucy Wainwright Roche and Suzzy Roche (Night 1)

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $20 adv/ $25 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

Richard Shindell: Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrows Point (1992) to his upcoming release, Careless (September 23, 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song.
www.richardshindell.com.

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright:
Mother & daughter carry on the family legacy with a fun filled evening of smart, thoughtful, songs and humor.

Lucy Wainwright Roche (daughter of Loudon Wainwright, brother of Rufus and Martha) is known for her crystal clear voice, humorous stage presence and insightful, melodic songwriting. Their show is a fun filled evening of smart, thoughtful, songs with plenty of familial harmonies. Lucy released her debut album, Lucy in October 2010. She also stars as Jeri in the Stuff You Should Know television show. In early 2009, Lucy's song "Snare Drum" won the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song.
lucywainwrightroche.com.

Suzzy Roche is one of the sisters in the legendary ensemble The Roches, a musical family. As a trio Maggie, Terre & Suzzy made over fifteen recordings. Suzzy has recorded two solo cds released on Red House Records, “Holy Smokes” and “Songs from an Unmarried Housewife & Mother, Greenwich Village USA” which was named “Album Of the Week” by the New York Times. Suzzy has also performed with the infamous “Wooster Group” throughout Europe and in New York City.
www.roches.com/suzzy.

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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, October 14, 2016

Richard Shindell plus Lucy Wainwright Roche and Suzzy Roche (Night 2)

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $20 adv/ $25 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

Richard Shindell: Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrows Point (1992) to his upcoming release, Careless (September 23, 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song.
www.richardshindell.com.

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright:
Mother & daughter carry on the family legacy with a fun filled evening of smart, thoughtful, songs and humor.

Lucy Wainwright Roche (daughter of Loudon Wainwright, brother of Rufus and Martha) is known for her crystal clear voice, humorous stage presence and insightful, melodic songwriting. Their show is a fun filled evening of smart, thoughtful, songs with plenty of familial harmonies. Lucy released her debut album, Lucy in October 2010. She also stars as Jeri in the Stuff You Should Know television show. In early 2009, Lucy's song "Snare Drum" won the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song.
lucywainwrightroche.com.

Suzzy Roche is one of the sisters in the legendary ensemble The Roches, a musical family. As a trio Maggie, Terre & Suzzy made over fifteen recordings. Suzzy has recorded two solo cds released on Red House Records, “Holy Smokes” and “Songs from an Unmarried Housewife & Mother, Greenwich Village USA” which was named “Album Of the Week” by the New York Times. Suzzy has also performed with the infamous “Wooster Group” throughout Europe and in New York City.
www.roches.com/suzzy.

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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, October 15, 2016

Ray Skjelberd's Yeti Chasers

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

They say: "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."

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Earshot Jazz Presents: Amendola Vs. Blades// Hunter Gather

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $20 general / $18 members & seniors / $10 students & military
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

In their “lean and mean” duo, drummer Scott Amendola and Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades deliver funk, bebop, rock, and avant-garde. Opening is Hunter Gather: Levi Gillis (tenor sax), Cameron Sharif (keys), Ronan Delisle (guitar), and Evan Woodle (drums).

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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, October 16, 2016

Cornish Ensembles III and IV

5:30pm | Doors at 5pm

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.

Ayron Jones Solo

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Seattle guitarist and frontman Ayron Jones (Eh-Rahn), has become one of Seattle’s hottest up-and-comers with his brand of Seattle Rock. Jones has taken a hybrid style of guitar playing, in which the chord and solo are played at the same time, and infused the raw energy of punk with the inner-city attitude of Hip-Hop. The result is a soulful reincarnation of that iconic Seattle sound. Think, Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Nirvana.

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, October 17, 2016

Rain Machine

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Evan Captain is a Seattle composer and multi-instrumentalist, using the music of his Rain Machine to wash away all things that clutter the soul. Through the core piano trio, guitar, and featured horns, the Rain Machine explores elements of classic and contemporary jazz. This is their debut performance.

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

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, October 18, 2016

An Evening With Jimmy James

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets:$10 GA adv/dos/ $8 students (door only)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Jimmy James, the long time heavy weight rhythm and blues guitarist, based in Seattle, presents an evening of dialogue on music, from the notes to the business to the music's interaction with our daily lives.

Jimmy James is a proud Seattle native. As a kid, he got into music when he heard Motown's House Band, The Funk Brothers. Their guitarist Robert White's line in The Temptation's "My Girl" spoke to him on a deep level. He's a fan of Soul music, Rhythm & Blues, Traditional Blues, and Rock & Roll. Jimmy loves talking about music and the old masters of the craft. His philosophy in music comes from a quote by bass legend, James Jamerson "If You Don't Feel it, Don't Play It." He says "You can't get more to the point than that!".

Jimmy James has played with F2D, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Grace Love and The True Loves, Tiffany Wilson, Skerik, Sharon Jones, Big World Breaks, Choklate, Owuor Arunga, The California Honeydrops and more.

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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 Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

Featuring special guest, Thomas Marriott

Thrashy jazz duo featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums/electronics) performing "Obnoxious Jazz For Sensitive Assholes".

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

2016 Presidential Debate! Live Screening

6:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Live screening of the 2016 Presidential Debates on our big screen projector!

Swindler

10:00pm (Lounge)

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.
www.swindlerband.com.

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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Blondies// Jason Sees Band// Amy Viking

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $8 adv/ $10 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Blondies
The Blondies are Berkeley and Oakland California natives who have been playing music together for nine years infusing classic rock & roll with their own personalities and modern techniques. The Blondies are known from the Bay to the UK. They fill popular Bay Area spots like Sweetwater Music Hall, The Freight & Salvage, Bottom Of The Hill-SF, and The New Parish with their energetic shows. One of their biggest achievements was receiving the Gibson Guitars Artist award. The Blondies are young and that's not a bad thing. They're not making music that they're all going to regret in two to five years. Instead of side bangs and juvenile not-so-sly references for one night joy rides, The Blondies' principal songwriter Simon Lunche has spent a lot of time analyzing (and idolizing) his Beatles records and listening (really listening) to the women in his life. After curating a devout fan base in their hometown of Berkeley, CA, The Blondies have released their full length album Just Another Evening, the follow up to their 2015 album Beautiful Life, to much press across the country.
The Blondies' website

Jason Sees Band
Jason Sees Music is a West Seattle based indie band that tours regionally around the PNW, combining songwriter foundations, jazz hall rhythms, and catchy lead guitar riffs in a hard to pinpoint genre that reminds us of a concoction of Bob Schneider, Sunny Day Real Estate, & a shot of top shelf tequila.
Jason Sees Band's website

Amy Viking
Influenced by sounds varying from The Clash and Neil Young to Fela Kuti and Paco de Lucia, Amy Viking features lush guitar leads and surf-rock harmonies backed by a heavy rhythm section. Reminiscent of long summer days and Modelo beer, the sound is at once both familiar and new.
Amy Viking'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.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Joyya Marie CD Release with special guests Saeeda Wright and Rich Hunter

8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Joyya Thomson (born Jan. 4th, 1987), better known by her stage name Joyya Marie (J.Marie), is an American singer-songwriter. She was born and raised in Portland, OR and later relocated to the Seattle, WA Metropolitan area in her early 20’s. In October 2015 Joyya Marie self released her first R&B single titled Therapy, a song her listeners refer to as “silky, sexy perfection”.

Marie is a neo soul singer whose music has elements of Alternative R&B and urban pop. Her forthcoming release includes songs full of real life experiences guided by her smooth, rich voice. Joyya’s lyrics are described as honest and confident, driven by loves emotional roller coaster.

Saeeda “Mama Sae” Wright is one of the Pacific Northwest premier vocalist and song writers. What sets her apart from her contemporaries is that Saeeda’s vocal abilities are a gift, and not simply a skill. Before Saeeda spoke her first words, she had already discovered, and began the process of fine tuning the internal instrument that she was so blessed to be born into this world with. Many of the churches within her hometown of Portland Oregon were amazed as they witnessed Saeeda transform from of a young gifted child that sang with so much promise, into a beautiful woman that embraced her gift and used it with both power and poise. Saeeda is not only aware of the influence that her gift affords her, but she is also respectful of the position that it provides her in the lives of others. Saeeda takes these positions very serious, and for this reason added to her awareness by attending Clark Atlanta University as a “Voice Major”. Currently “Mama Sae” is a member of Prince’s New Power Generation Band and is featured with the Tim Snider Trio.

Rich Hunter opens.

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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, October 22, 2016

Kitchen Radio// The Cheap Ones// Christy McWilson and the West Seattle Two

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 in advance/ $12 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Kitchen Radio was Seattle's conduit to the Jayhawks and Son Volt during the city's 1990s grunge heyday. Their emphasis on songwriting and craft – fused with heavy grooves – set them on a path to touring and a full-length release on Glitterhouse records, Sub Pop's european partner. Their untimely break-up in 1996 predated the deep indie-roots / alt-country scene Seattle now enjoys. They're coming back to the Royal Room with unfinished business...
https://www.facebook.com/kitchenradioband/

The Cheap Ones unvarnished guitar rock has roots deep in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood and an influential role in a few local rockstar's trajectories. If fame and fortune ever knocked on their door, they were too busy with beer and pretzels to answer the call. Their resume, however, does include a sold-out Seattle Arena show with Urge Overkill and Pearl Jam.

"So send out a prayer for the band bound nowhere, like the fool with a guitar on the bus"
https://www.facebook.com/The-Cheap-Ones-104864432920058/

Christy McWilson and the West Seattle Two Making her name first in Seattle's legendary Dynette Set, Christy then fronted the Picketts, also at the front of Seattle's roots rock "grange" scene in the 1990s. They recorded LPs with Pop Llama and Rounder records before Christy began a fruitful collaboration with Dave Alvin (http://www.davealvin.net/); producing two stellar solo albums, touring with the Guilty Women (https://www.amazon.com/Dave-Alvin-Guilty-Women/dp/B001VBYQD4), and several Roots on the Rails excursions (http://www.rootsontherails.com/).

The West Seattle Two has Christy rocking once again with the Picketts' rhythm section of Walt and Blackie with whom she creates strong vocal harmonies that recall the Everly Brothers.
https://www.facebook.com/christy.mcwilson?fref=ts

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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, October 23, 2016

Jazz, Etc.

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Jazz Etc specializes in popular swing and jazz renditions spanning from the ‘30s to the ‘60s.

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.

Harlequeen Nights - A Vinsantos Introspective (NOLA)

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv / $15 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Underground Drag and Cabaret legend, Vinsantos brings his one man/woman show, Harlequeen Nights to Seattle for one night only. Having been on the stage for nearly 20 years, Vinsantos shares the highs and lows of his career in the Dark Arts. The show consists of live music, storytelling, short films and Drag performances. Also on the bill, local chanteusse, Mal DeFluer heats up the room.

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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, October 24, 2016

Spontaneous Rex// Cosmic Shuffle// Uneasy Chairs

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

In Spontaneous Rex, you’ll find an eclectic range of influences, including spontaneous composition, seventies fusion, electronic improvisation, prog rock, and contemporary jazz, all seamlessly melded together in a unique, mind-expanding, limit-pushing musical experience. And although drawing from these influences, Spontaneous Rex creates an original sound with their own compositions and unique arrangements, but all the while still putting on an energetic and lively show.
https://spontaneousrex.com/

Also featuring Cosmic Shuffle and Uneasy Chairs.

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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.

The Salute Sessions

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, October 25, 2016

Seward Park Audubon Presents- Once and Future River: Reclaiming the Duwamish

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Seward Park Audubon Center is pleased to welcome photographer Tom Reese and contributing authors Eric Wagner and James Rasmussen to the Royal Room to present their new book, Once and Future River: Reclaiming the Duwamish. Seattle's only river has been central to the people of this region before and after settlement. Declared a Superfund site in 2001, efforts are underway to reclaim and restore the rivers health. For nearly twenty years Reese has worked to capture images of the Duwamish landscape. His photographs and Wagner and Rasmussen's poignant essays will help you see the Duwamish in a new light you may even fall in love with this river that still holds so much promise. Presentation followed by Q&A. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Free and open to the public

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

Thrashy jazz duo featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums/electronics) performing "Obnoxious Jazz For Sensitive Assholes".

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Windermere Fund Raiser for our Foundation

5:30pm | Doors at 5:00pm

$10 suggested donation at the door with live music by Off the Hook band.

Money raised directly benefits non-profits in South Seattle that assist homeless families and children.

In 2015 the Mt Baker office, through the Windermere Foundation, gave $9500.00 to local schools and agencies including:

Rainier Valley Food Bank
Treehouse
Dunlap Elementary
John Muir
Emerson
South Shore
Project Cool
Wellspring

Swindler

10:00pm (Lounge)

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.
www.swindlerband.com.

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

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Earshot Jazz Presents: Rez Abbasi Quartet

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $18 general / $16 members & seniors / $10 students & military
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Now a fixture in best-jazz-guitarist polls, Abbasi “sounds like no one who has gone before him” as he performs with “sheer genius,” his music “so vivid…that it can almost be tasted” (All About Jazz). His riveting quartet has Mark Shim (tenor saxophone), Ben Stivers (keyboardist), and Kenny Grohowski (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.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Deep Cuts: Halloween DJ Dance Night

Doors at 9:00pm

Royal Room spins a night of dance music for Halloween. Tables and chairs will be cleared, the music will be loud, the music goes all night

No Cover

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Michael Jackson vs Prince plays THRILLER

9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

MVP (Michael Jackson VS Price), performs the music of Michael Jackson and Prince. Tonight they will also perform MJ's 1982 iconic album "Thriller" front to back. Tables and chairs will be cleared for a full dance floor, dress up in your best costume!

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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, October 30, 2016

Open Readings with the Seattle Composers Alliance

12:00pm

Free and open to the public

Garfield Jazz Jam

5:00pm

Garfield High School students and alumni come together for a jazz jam open to the public.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Dean Stevens// Teresa Tudury

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Teresa Tudury is songwriter with theatrical roots, and her work has drawn raves from the California press:

“I think ‘Cheering Your Little Ass On’ is the greatest song ever written.”
--Charles Perry, Rolling Stone and L.A. Times

“Picture a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt, and toss in the most side-splitting stage patter imaginable, and you have Ms. Tudury.”
--Johnny Angel, LA Weekly

Dean Stevens is at the center of the folk music and political action community in Boston. Raised in Costa Rica, his bilingual roots give his music a haunting, lyrical quality. He travels frequently to Central America, and has become known for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees returning to their homes in El Salvador and Guatemala.

"Dean Stevens; remember that name….Dean Stevens will inspire you. “
--Pete Seeger

"Dean Stevens is such a consummate musician and singer, such an easy guy to be around that it's easy to forget what a great songwriter he is….a sunny guy with a wicked wit, a first quality player and a first quality human being." 
--Bob Franke

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

8:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
Kids under 12 Free, All Ages until 10pm
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Live Music With Our Very Own Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Featuring: Delvon Lamarr on Hammond B3 Organ, Jimmy James on Guitar & David McGraw on 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 Royal Room has live music seven nights a week, check calendar for opening times.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.