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January 1

January 2

Rochelle House and Andy Coe
January 3

The Elnah Jordan Experience
January 4

Tributes to Curtis Mayfield and Miles Davis: A Benefit Show for Stevor Compton
January 5

Mirrorcandy // The Hood and the Lyre // The Sinbound
January 6

Ancient to Future
January 7

Ancient to Future
January 8

Garfield Jazz Jam

Ancient to Future
January 9

Uneasy Chairs // Kole Galbraith // Wilson Shook // rEEk
January 10

Opera on Tap
January 11

The Machine that We Built w/ Afrocop
January 12

Garfield High School Choir
January 13

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

Isak Gaines and friends

Crack Sabbath
January 14

Odd Babes Present: Amy Miller with feature Val Nigro and Special Guests
January 15

Improv & KotoJazz
January 16

Dick Valentine and Pete Leinonen
January 17

January 18

Piano Starts Here: 100th birthday celebration for Tadd Dameron and Thelonius Monk
January 19

An Evening With Holly Bowling: the music of Phish and the Grateful Dead reimagined for solo piano
January 20

Grown Folks Friday featuring Live Music by Goody Bagg & Special Guests
January 21

Mixed Bag
January 22

January 23

D'Vonne Lewis' LIMITED EDITION // Marina and the Dreamboats
January 24

SRJO Jazz Scholars Fundraiser
January 25

Jazz Night School
January 26

Gabriel Burbano Quintet
January 27

Banda Magda // The Cumbieros
January 28

Django's Birthday Party
January 29

Jane Addams Band

Kathleen Tracy CD Release
January 30

LaVon Hardison Quartet // Erika and the Bad Cats
January 31

Seward Park Audubon Presents: Craig Romano- The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

Rochelle House and Andy Coe

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

A broad emotional palette, capable of expressing tenderness and acceptance and disarming openheartedness, undergird this winning disc, a front-runner, for this year’s Northwest best album of the year.
– Earshot Jazz Magazine

http://www.rochellehouse.net/
https://www.facebook.com/rochelle.house
https://www.instagram.com/rochellehouse

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 Joe Henderson. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Elnah Jordan Experience

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Elnah Jordan a well seasoned performer and vocalist commenced her career in the streets of San Francisco. Her transition from a street performer to the clubs was expeditious to say the least. San Francisco loved her and rewarded her with a nomination and placement as 1983 Jazz Vocalist of the year.

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 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, January 4, 2017

Tributes to Curtis Mayfield and Miles Davis: A Benefit Show for Stevor Compton

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

MotherOfPearl, The Ancient Robotz, Champagne Honeybee, Papa Josh Music, Maluhia, Beth Fleenor, Scarlet Parke, Thelxie Eaves, Michael Zabrek's Bitchin' Brew, Morgan Gilkeson, and Sheldon Rosevear will be performing Tributes to both Miles Davis and Curtis Mayfield along with original songs at The Royal Room Hosted by Michelle Searle!

All proceeds go to Stevor Compton!

This event will also have a silent auction and raffle drawing prizes that fans can try to take home with them.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mirrorcandy // The Hood and the Lyre // The Sinbound

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

Mirrorcandy was formed in 2007 in Orange County, CA by Jennifer Juniper with help from Alexander Cole. In 2011 they completed their first full length, the analog album, STAY CALM. The project has evolved greatly since then, and the makeup of the band has changed to include collaborations with new singers and musicians. New full length in the works for 2015, "INCUBATOR"

The Sinbound consists of vocalist Eli Brown and guitarist Ian Robbins. We usually play a mix of rock, garage, punk, and other cool lo-fi sounds.

The Hood and The Lyre is an ongoing dark folk project of Thomas Gardell's. Fusing ominous and melancholy instrumentals with vocals and lyrics pierced with sentimental, existential regret and longing; at once sinking to the bottom of a lake, then surprising with a viciousness that cuts to the bone.

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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, January 6, 2017

Ancient to Future

LA and St. Louis
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 DOS
Ticket available from Stranger Tickets

A festival in celebration of the great revolution in jazz.

Featuring:

Julius Hemphill: Music for saxes
Directed by Greg Sinibaldi
Featuring:
Mark Taylor
Ivan Arteaga
Seth Alexander
Stuart Mac
Kevin Nortness

“This Is Our Music” - The Music of Ornette Coleman
Directed by Seth Alexander
Featuring:
Mike Gebhart
Paul Kemmish
Jim Knodle

Eric Dolyphy’s “Iron Man”
Directed by Ivan Arteaga
Featuring:
Ray Larsen
D’Vonne Lewis
Evan Flory-Barnes
Simon Henneman

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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, January 7, 2017

Ancient to Future

Chicago and NY
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 DOS
Ticket available from Stranger Tickets

A festival in celebration of the great revolution in jazz.

Featuring:

The Music of Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell
Directed by Ivan Arteaga
Featuring:
James Falzone
Brooks Tran
Michael Glynn
Thomas Campbell

Cecil Taylor’s “Unit Structures”
Directed by Robin Holcomb
Featuring:
D’Vonne Lewis
Ivan Arteaga
Geoff Harper
James Falzone
Al Keith

The Art Ensemble of Chicago - “Fanfare for the Warriors”
Directed by Wayne Horvitz
Featuring:
D’Vonne Lewis
Skerik
Ivan Arteaga
Sam Boshnack
Geoff Harper
Special Guest Ayesha Brooks AKA Musicbox
Special Guest Taylor Ho Bynum

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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, January 8, 2017

Garfield Jazz Jam

5:00pm | Doors at 4pm

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

Ancient to Future

The Planet and the Galaxy
7:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 DOS
Ticket available from Stranger Tickets

A festival in celebration of the great revolution in jazz.

Featuring:

Alex Guy plays the music of Billy Bang: Vietnam Reflections
Featuring:
Alex Guy
Geoff Harper
Greg Campbell

ICP (Instant Composer Pool) Tribute Band:
Featuring:
Wayne Horvitz-conductor
Ivan Arteaga
Beth Fleenor
Greg Sinibaldi
Samantha Boshnack
Tom Varner
Alex Guy
Geoff Harper
Tim Kennedy
Greg Campbell
Special Guest Taylor Ho Bynum

The Musical Universe of Sun Ra
Featuring:
Wayne Horvitz-conductor
Ivan Arteaga
Beth Fleenor
Greg Sinibaldi
Samantha Boshnack
Tom Varner
Alex Guy
Geoff Harper
Tim Kennedy
Greg Campbell
Special Guest Taylor Ho Bynum

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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, January 9, 2017

Uneasy Chairs // Kole Galbraith // Wilson Shook // rEEk

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

An early night of new music at The Royal Room with:

Uneasy Chairs is Seattle based guitarist Patrick Neill Gundran. Free improvisation, noise and experimentalism explored live both solo and in frequent collaborations. Aggressive, violent guitar-attacks with contrasting deep silences, an ongoing dedication to the present moment. https://uneasychairs.bandcamp.com/

Seattle based artist Kole Galbraith approaches the electric bass with both conventional and unconventional manners to explore both the delicacy and gutteral cathartic possibilities achievable with one single instrument. Weaving sound and silence, Kole both mimics sounds found in nature as well as cosmic layers which result in very emotionally expressive pieces. https://m.soundcloud.com/kolegalbraith/der-vogelmensch

Seattle saxophonist Wilson Shook makes music like a moth fluttering at a street light. Graceful, frantic, persistent and sometimes tragic, it is music absorbed of its own inscrutable purpose. It finds serenity in immediacy, escape in acts of radical presence. It is here, and then it is not. Wilson performs frequently as a soloist; less frequently as a collaborator or interpreter of other fabulous artists in the worlds of Free Improv/Free Jazz/Noise/Other/etc. He also helps to organize Seattle’s Gallery 1412 collective. https://otherghosts.bandcamp.com/album/straying-echoes

REEk- dystopic no-rave wasteland technoize, a scorched mechanical pulse slithering through searing feedback and squelching circuits. https://r33k.bandcamp.com/

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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 Joe Henderson. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Opera on Tap

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Opera on Tap (OOT) was born in 2005 at Freddy’s Bar and Backroom in Brooklyn and incorporated in 2007 to promote opera as a viable, living and progressive art form and to support the developing artists who continue to keep the art form alive. What began as a small monthly gathering of ambitious, classically trained singers looking for more performance opportunities, has grown into a producing organization that has gained a loyal audience base and national recognition as an innovative force on the classical music scene. Through its Chapter program, which now has sixteen vibrant national chapters, OOT has created a large network of performers, creators, and supporters.

www.operaontap.org/seattle
Facebook.com/operaontapseattle
Facebook.com/operaontapseattle

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, January 11, 2017

The Machine that We Built w/ Afrocop

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

The Machine that We Built
Reflections and interpretations of Jimi Hendrix

The Machine that We Built explores an instrumental, orchestral approach to Jimi Hendrix’s music, including “1983…A Merman I Should Turn to Be”, “Still Raining, Still Dreaming”, “House Burning Down”, “Drifting”, and “Spanish Castle Magic.” The Machine approaches this material using Gil Evans previous work and Miles Davis’ unfinished collaboration as launching points, further investigating these songs ripe for inquiry with the right collaborators.

The ensemble includes Greg Campbell (vibes, percussion), Dennis Rea (guitar), James DeJoie (flute, baritone/tenor sax), Alicia DeJoie (electric violin), Bill Jones (trumpet), Olli Klomp (drums), and Ryan Berg (electric bass).

The arrangements are collaborative between all the players, and the songs chosen include moments of jazz, funk, rock, bolero, tango, and improvisation. The Machine seeks to bring Hendrix into a new interpretive light and instrumentation, endeavoring for sonic exploration and fresh interpretations.

Afrocop with Bill Horist
Seattle trio Afrocop performs with Bill Horist and brings a mix of gospel, dance, soul, afrobeat, psychedelic, improvised, breakbeat, video game, soundscape and time stretching music to the stage.

“One of Seattle’s best bands… [they] create a rarefied strain of psychedelic, soulful jazz that exists in that cool, sweet zone where the music of Lonnie Liston Smith, Medeski, Martin + Wood, and Spiritualized at their most abstract intersect.” - Dave Segal, The Stranger

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.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Garfield High School Choir

6:00PM | Doors 5:00PM

The Garfield High School Concert Choir has performed in The Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, the Crystal Cathedral in Los Angeles, Preservation Hall in New Orleans and Carnegie Hall in New York. It is an auditioned ensemble and one of three vocal groups at Garfield. The Singer Showcase will feature soloists from the Concert Choir. Come hear some great singers and support the choir.

www.garfieldsingers.org

Free and open to the public

Friday, January 13, 2017

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Old-timey jazz from the Yeti Chasers.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Isak Gaines and friends

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Born and raised in Seattle, New York-based tenor saxophonist Isak Gaines was exposed to music at an early age. He began playing saxophone at age 10 after his grandfather first introduced him to Dexter Gordon. 10 years later, he has performed at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center, Seattle's Paramount Theater, the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy, and Jazz À Vienne in Vienne, France, among other venues.

Although brought up in the straight-ahead jazz tradition, Isak also draws influence from rock, electronic, hip-hop, R&B, and other styles. Currently, he is taking classes at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York's Greenwich Village. He also performs with the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band with whom he will be touring Brazil in March 2016, and recently finished his first album, "Bits And Pieces," which will be available for purchase starting on January 9th, 2016.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Crack Sabbath

11:00pm | Doors at 10:30pm

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

Skerik-sax, Keith Lowe-bass, Ron Weinstein-organ, Mike Stone-drums. Local legends play infrequently, catch em while you can.

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

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Odd Babes Present: Amy Miller with feature Val Nigro and Special Guests

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/$20 DOS
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area scene and is still a favorite at the San Francisco Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week. Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her “a star” and a “contender for next alpha female comedian.” Keenen Ivory Wayans said she had one of the “fiercest jokes he had ever heard.” Amy is currently in Portland being alpha and fierce and getting rained on, but works comedy clubs and festivals around the country, working with headliners from Norm Macdonald to Arsenio Hall to singer Ryan Adams.

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.

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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, January 15, 2017

Improv & KotoJazz

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Koto Jazz is a new innovative sound that integrates Japanese koto melodies with western rhythm and jazz.

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

Monday, January 16, 2017

Dick Valentine and Pete Leinonen

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Iconic Pacific Northwest bandleader Pete Leinonen teams up with Seattle's favorite Oakland tenorman, Dick Valentine to present a sonic love letter: Remembering the Masters, a blend of original compositions, free improvisation, and standard repertoire.

When we play a song from memory, we say we know it "by heart." For Dick and Pete, this trope is much more than a mere figure of speech. We offer our hearts in tribute to our forerunners and teachers, creators and practitioners of the rich traditions of Great Black Music. Call it free jazz, if you like.

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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 Joe Henderson. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Piano Starts Here: 100th birthday celebration for Tadd Dameron and Thelonius Monk

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Piano Starts Here celebrates 100 years of two jazz legends, Tadd Dameron and Thelonious Monk. Tadd Dameron worked with everyone who was anyone in jazz, from Miles Davis to Artie Shaw, Count Basie to John Coltrane, and was a definitive arranger/composer of the bop era. Thelonious Monk needs no introduction.

The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument. Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening on the Royal Room's Steinway B grand piano.

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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.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

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.
www.facebook.com/hollybowlingmusic
www.hollybowling.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.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Grown Folks Friday featuring Live Music by Goody Bagg & Special Guests

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

Formed in the summer of 2004 in Seattle, Washington Goodybagg began as 4 young musicians looking to fulfill their life’s dream. Goodybagg members were influenced by music at a very young age and come from a long line of musicians and entertainers from the Seattle area.

The talented musicians combine a variety of influences and experiences to shape their own unique sound. They successfully fuse together the eclectic sounds of Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk, Rock, Hip Hop and Reggae. They distinguish themselves by incorporating different genre’s of music and integrate original music along with popular covers.

In January 2011, Goodybagg was recognized with the King County Executive’s Award for Excellence in Hip Hop, once again highlighting the bands unique ability to provide a diverse sound that resonates with all audiences.

https://www.facebook.com/GoodyBagg/
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DJ JP & Mr. Nyice Guy on the 1's & 2's playing all your favorites.

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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mixed Bag

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Mixed Bag is a variety show featuring original sketch comedy, live music, and video, put on 4-6 times per year by Buddy & Buddy Productions. This version features Zach Bainter on didgeridoo, Amelia Peacock as lead actress, video by Steve Mauer. Hosted by Jeanine Walker, with music by The Drop Shadows.

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http://www.dropshadowsband.com/
http://www.buddyandbuddy.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.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Closed for a private event.

Monday, January 23, 2017

D'Vonne Lewis' LIMITED EDITION // Marina and the Dreamboats

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

D'Vonne Lewis' LIMITED EDITION' is a combo led by the drummer of local supergroup Industrial Revelation. The band features Jacques Willis on vibes; Cliff Colon on sax; Andy Coe on guitar; Farko Dosumov on bass; Eric Verlinde on piano and D'Vonne Lewis on drums. They recently recorded their debut album in the fall of 2016, which is hopefully to be self-released early 2017.
In 2013, they performed a jaw-dropping, heavy jazz/funk set at Seattle's famed music venue, Tractor Tavern, opening up for Grammy nominated band, Snarky Puppy. If you haven't seen Limited Edition yet, you should. You will be in for a musical treat that never gets old!

facebook.com/DLLEband

‘MARINA AND THE DREAMBOATS’ is the female-bassist-fronted soul band of your dreams, led by Marina Christopher. The Dreamboats are Peter Daniel on bari sax; Jamie Paulson on trombone; Frank Vitolo on tenor sax, Brian Bermudez on alto sax, Adam Robb on trumpet, Kevin Proudfoot on keys, Owen Proto on guitar and Chris Patin on drums. They are currently working on their first album, which will be released later in 2017.
In 2015 their first break-out performance was on CW11’s show Band in Seattle, and they have been delighting audiences all over Seattle ever since.

facebook.com/marinaandthedreamboats
marinachristopher.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

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 Joe Henderson. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SRJO Jazz Scholars Fundraiser

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tonight the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) holds a fundraiser to benefit their Jazz Scholars music education program. Performers will include the Denny Middle and Chief Sealth High School jazz bands, Jazz Scholars music coaches and the SRJO bandleader and artistic director, saxophonist Michael Brockman.

All proceeds raised tonight go directly towards funding the Jazz Scholars summer music camp and private lesson instruction in the Denny and Sealth programs. Please join us for a swinging night of music and help support this important arts education program!

To find out more information about the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Scholars, click here for Recordings, Performance Information or to donate.

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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 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, January 25, 2017

Jazz Night School

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Jazz Night School is Seattle's largest all-ages jazz education organization. Based in South Seattle, Jazz Night School provides high-quality individual and group jazz instruction in a supportive environment for aspiring musicians of all ages and abilities. Jazz Night School is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes jazz as a living, cultural American art form.

https://twitter.com/jazznightschool
https://www.facebook.com/jazznightschool/
https://www.facebook.com/events/199115560551912/

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Gabriel Burbano Quintet

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Gabriel Burbano was born in Miami, FL, and found the trumpet and music at an early age. By the time he was 13, Gabriel was working regularly as trumpet player in several bands performing various styles of latin music such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bossa Nova, and Latin Jazz. However, upon moving to the Seattle area in 2003, he discovered his passion for Jazz, R&B, and Soul, and has since been performing with many of the northwest’s top artists.

The Gabriel Burbano Quintet combines elements of each of those musical genres to bring the fire and passion that listeners would come to expect from a live Jazz, Latin, or R&B performance, but delivered with a renewed spirit that is sure to touch the soul of any music lover. No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Banda Magda // The Cumbieros

Two Shows One Night - 7:00pm & 9:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $17 adv/$20 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Early Show:
7:00pm – The Cumbieros
8:15pm – Banda Magda

Late Show:
9:45pm – Banda Magda
11:15pm – The Cumbieros

Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Their songs capture the best of mid-century pop ballads and cinematic arranging, drawing on the band’s global background and unchained musicality. Trained in film scoring at Berklee, Giannikou’s film music finesse has won her awards and caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to (she sang a duet with CK for the comedian’s TV show).

Live, Banda Magda bursts with humor and quirky sensibility, powered by a unflagging energy. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, as well as performances at discerning venues and festivals such as Webster Hall, Irving Plaza, The Kennedy Center, The Jefferson Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, Jazz al Parque, St. Moritz Festival Da Jazz, and the Chicago World Music Festival.

After the success of their brilliantly colorful albums, "Amour, t’es là?" (Top 10 Billboard World Music Charts, NPR’s All Songs Considered, First Listen, NPR’s 10 favorite World Music Albums 2013), and "Yerakina" (co-produced by GRAMMY Award-winners Michael League and Fab Dupont), the Banda is in pre-production of their 3rd opus, the vibrant, Technicolor "Tigre" to be released in 2016.

The Cumbieros are a Seattle born multi-national cumbia band made up of talented musicians from Chile, Brazil and North America. Featuring such instruments as violin, accordion, guiro, guitar and horns, The Cumbieros fuse traditional and contemporary South American cumbia with the modern sounds of ska and rock creating fun, high-energy music that drives everyone to the dance floor. Cumbia is a genre of music/dance that originated in Colombia and is now extremely popular all across Latin America. The Cumbieros hope to spread the popularity of this music to the Pacific Northwest and beyond with one goal in mind; getting people on the dance floor. Come dance with us!

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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, January 28, 2017

Django's Birthday Party

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Gypsy Jazz Bands Come Together to Celebrate Their Hero

Gypsy jazz musicians from around Puget Sound will celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 107th birthday with an evening of music. The party will be hosted by two bands, Hot Club of Seattle and Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’, plus other top Seattle Gypsy Jazz musicians will make guest appearances.

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

Hot Club of Seattle is led by guitarist/singer Jim Char and features a blend of Django tunes, ballads, latin, and swing jazz from the Great American Songbook. Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’ feature violinist Ranger Sciacca. In September, they performed at North America’s top gypsy jazz festival, Djangofest Northwest. Says Sciacca: “Our goal is to make this a really fun show, featuring as many great Gypsy jazz players as we can.”

http://www.rangerswings.com/music.html
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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Jane Addams Middle School Band

5:00pm-7:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Beginning and Senior Jazz Winter Concert

Kathleen Tracy CD Release

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

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

Indie folk artist (and Columbia City neighbor) Kathleen Tracy’s songs cut to the heart of what it means to be alive. Her work is literate and emotionally revealing, and her soulful performances offer humor, courage and tenderness. Kathleen's Seattle musical roots go back to the 80’s as a solo artist and with the folk/rock trio Modern Fabrics (Cyd Smith and Linda Severt). Lately she’s one third of the ukulele trio The Blue Janes (Arni Adler and jean mann) and founder and director of the Columbia City Community Chorus. At this CD release party, Kathleen will be joined by The Blue Janes and other special musical guests including Bill Corral, (guitar); Larry Jones, (drums); Brian Kent, (sax); Steve Kim (keys and bass), Linda Severt (percussion), and more.

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

Monday, January 30, 2017

LaVon Hardison Quartet // Erika and the Bad Cats

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

LaVon Hardison sings jazz standards, originals, and her own eclectic and compelling arrangements of popular songs. Winner of the 2016 Seattle-Kobe Sister City Jazz Vocalist Competition, LaVon has brings a soulful storytelling to her performances, whether she's singing jazz, funk, soul, covers, or some blend of all four. She released her third solo CD, "Come Together," earlier this year. Playing with her are some of the Northwest's top musicians: David Deacon-Joyner on piano, Dean Schmidt on bass, and Jeff Busch on drums.

Erika Sanchez has sung in a variety of venues and genres including singing the National Anthem for a professional soccer game at the Home Depot Stadium in Los Angeles, recording with Academy Award winner Peter Kater for a feature animation film, and professional caroling with the Definitely Dickens Carolers. She has also recorded professionally in multiple projects, and performed in a musical at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. Her true love is Jazz singing and she is thrilled to be pursuing that love once again. She is joined by Brandon Shelton on vibraphone, Michael Puglisi on guitar, Ben Towers Rourke on bass, and Kevin Fischer on drums.

https://www.facebook.com/erikaandthebadcats
https://erikaandthebadcats.bandcamp.com/releases

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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 Joe Henderson. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Seward Park Audubon Presents: Craig Romano- The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Seats fill up quickly, click here to reserve a spot!

Seward Park Audubon Center and Braided River Press are thrilled to welcome Craig Romano to The Royal Room. Craig will share images from his book, The North Cascades, and will discuss the wildlife, beauty and recreation this incredible ecosystem has to offer. Come learn more about this "wild nearby" and find out how you can make your way there soon!

This is part of Seward Park Audubon Center's Urban Naturalist Series connecting authors, artists and naturalists with the southeast Seattle community.

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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.

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