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April 1

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

Tribute to The Beatles: Home Sweet Home, Breaks and Swells, and RL Heyer
April 2

Seattle JazzED
April 3

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble ft. The Music of Thelonious Monk
April 4

April 5

The Elnah Jordan Experience
April 6

En Canto with Gabe Hall-Rodrigues
April 7

Earshot Jazz Presents: Gordon Grdina

Crack Sabbath
April 8

Deaf Spotlight: Epic Jam

Oleaje Flamenco presents Pop-Up Tablao, an evening of Flamenco improvisation featuring Alfonso Cid
April 9

Edmond Heights Musical Theatre and PRYO: Songs from Jane Eyre

North Corner Chamber Orchestra: The Silken Ladder
April 10

James Falzone // Kate Olson // Young, Lazar & Chairs
April 11

High Pulp
April 12

FATHER DAUGHTER #14
April 13

Gaelynn Lea w/ Katie Kuffel
April 14

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

The Highsteppers w/ High Pulp
April 15

Mixed Bag

Bill McHenry & Thomas Marriott
April 16

Sexmob
April 17

420 Fashion Week (the next chapter)
April 18

The Namlú'u Jazz Band
April 19

Joanne Rand & Reggie Garrett
April 20

4/20 MADNESS! An Evening of 1920's jazz inspired by the Devil's Weed!
April 21

Jacob Metcalf // Sophia Duccini // Nathan Reed

Prince: A Memorial Celebration
April 22

The Jelly Rollers // Derek Burns // Paundy
April 23

Garfield Jazz Jam
April 24

Seattle JazzED
April 25

Hopscotch
April 26

April 27

April 28

South Seattle Emerald 3rd Anniversary Party
April 29

Odd Babes Present: Zainab Johnson
April 30

Ballard High School Jazz Band II

Bret Higgins' Atlas Revolt w/ Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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

5:30pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos
Tickets available here

Join us on Saturday, April 1st for our all-ages annual benefit show, Shout Out! Seattle, at The Royal Room (from 5-8:00PM). 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!

Band Lineup:

New Nostalgia
Paris Alexa
Chastity Belt
Wild Powwers

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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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.

Tribute to The Beatles: Home Sweet Home, Breaks and Swells, and RL Heyer

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Home Sweet Home is a band that proudly celebrates their varied musical interests and displays a one of a kind Rock & Roll sound that incorporates Blues, Soul, Country, and Jazz.The band puts on red-hot live shows thanks to bold songwriting, high energy improvisations, fiery performers, and always amazing audiences.

Adam Williams - Guitar and other stuff
Erin Rae Murray - Vocals and other stuff
Julia Sarewitz - Keyboards, Vocals and other stuff
Daniel Gronfein- Drums and other stuff
Kevin Simonelic - Bass and other stuff

https://www.homesweethomemusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/homesweethomemusic/

Breaks and Swells: When it comes to putting groove in your shoes and sting in your step, Breaks & Swells has what it takes to keep you dancing all night long. Always in full form and ready to make a crowd swing and swoon over the smoky-sweet vocals of Marquetta Miller paired with the crisp and clean delivery of her band always leaves audiences shaken and stirred with hip riffs and gruesome grooves.

http://breaksandswells.com/
https://www.facebook.com/breaksandswells/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

RL Heyer
https://rlheyer.bandcamp.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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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, April 2, 2017

Seattle JazzED

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Seattle JazzED presents the Count Basie Ensemble (director Adam Rupert).

Free and open to the public

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble ft. The Music of Thelonious Monk

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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".

Featuring: Beth Fleenor, Kate Olson, Ivan Arteaga, Levi Gillis, Greg Sinibaldi, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Steve O’Brian, Amelia Coulter, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Eric Eagle, Christian Pincock, Wayne Horvitz and more!

Learn more from our Project's Page.

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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 Wayne Shorter. 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, April 4, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 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.

Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Taking influence from jazz, hip-hop, and fusion, local funk band High Pulp will get you moving on Wednesday nights at Funk Church. Featuring:

Andrew Morrill (Sax)
Gehrig Uhles (Guitar)
Scott Rixon (Bass)
Antoine Martel (Keys)
Victor Puentes (trumpet)
Rob Granfelt (Drums)

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

En Canto with Gabe Hall-Rodrigues

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

Gabe Hall-Rodrigues is an Arizona-native accordionist, pianist and vocalist. He began playing the piano at age 7 and quickly realized his love for music and performing. In 2010, after only studying the accordion for a year, Gabe won the American Accordionists’ Association’s Virtuoso Solo Competition. In 2011 he graduated from Arizona State University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy. In 2013, Gabe graduated from ASU with a Master of Music in Jazz Piano Performance under the award winning pianist, composer and professor, Mike Kocour. During his time at ASU, Gabe received the Special Talent Award and Jazz Bird scholarships. He was a frequent guest vocalist with the ASU Concert Jazz Band and Jazz Repertory Band. Gabe was also fortunate to study with world-renowned professor and tubist Sam Pilafian during his time on accordion with the traditional jazz ensemble, the ASU Dixie Devils.

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

Playing primarily in North American venues, En Canto currently channels its fierce independence into challenging stereotypes while also helping audiences expand their comfort zones. “We make people dance,” 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. It was the same for each us at one point when we first heard Luis Gonzaga or Gilberto Gil—we were provoked and then captured by the music, and we feel honored to be able to offer our own interpretations of it.”

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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, April 7, 2017

Earshot Jazz Presents: Gordon Grdina Quartet

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $15 general / $13 Earshot members & seniors / $7 students & military/veterans
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

“A guitar player of unbridled musical ingenuity. Few musicians—especially guitarists and oud players—have a vision as broad and seemingly limitless as him.” ~World Music Report

“Gordon Grdina has managed to place a finger in every corner of the jazz/world fusion room." ~Pop Matters

Juno-winning Vancouver-based Oud/Guitarist Gordon Grdina is known for his incredible versatility and ability to bring a fresh and edgy vibe to any ensemble he joins or forms. His sound is a combination of his interests in mainstream jazz, free-form improvisation and Arabic classical music. A protégé of jazz great Gary Peacock, he is a well-respected contributor to the jazz and world music scenes and is constantly being sought out for new projects. His latest ensemble, the Gordon Grdina Quartet is inspired by the complexity of Bartok, the freedom of Ornette Coleman, the intensity of Soundgarden and the delicacy of Webern. His carefully formed quartet combines the traditions of jazz improvisation, complex and memorable compositions and a dynamic freedom to the music that ebbs and flows with each tune. With Oscar Noriega saxophone, Russ Lossing piano and Satoshi Takeishi 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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Crack Sabbath

10:00pm | Doors at 9:45pm

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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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, April 8, 2017

Deaf Spotlight: Epic Jam

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/$15 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Featuring Jeremy Quiroga and Theron Parker

with Host Nat Wilson

Come and see another Epic Jam on Saturday, April 8, 2017 featuring Jeremy Quiroga and Theron Parker! They are sure to deliver a magnificent performance in ASL.

Our goal is to revitalize the Deaf cultural gathering, where the Deaf community can share poems and tell stories in American Sign Language (ASL). This is part of a long-time tradition that has passed down from Deaf Clubs and Deaf schools through several generations. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to see, support and develop a larger pool of performers and poets who celebrate ASL. The audience will be encouraged to interact and, in the process, develop an appreciation for why ASL literature is so deeply valued in the Deaf community.

Jeremy Quiroga has been involved with acting since grammar school and continues to feed off the addiction. Since 1997 when he helped propel Deaf Poets’ Society at the Blue Moon Tavern in Seattle, he has performed ASL literature professionally on a national scale. With a Masters in Fine Arts from the School for American Crafts at R.I.T. in Metal sculpture, art in all its forms has become a consuming passion for Jeremy. Inspiration comes from sharing his appreciation of nature in the great Pacific Northwest with his wife, Annette, and the many adventures they take with their dogs.

Theron Parker leads a notable career as a performer, instructor and presenter. Theron, renowned for his ABC stories, has produced four DVDs: In the Minds of Ed and Theron, Have ASL, Will Travel: Fables from Around the World, Folklore from Around the World, and Little Deaf Spies. Theron also appeared in Forget Me Not, and served as an assistant producer for ASL Films. Theron also was part of Illusion of ASL, a deaf theater group, for five years. A certified Baby Signs instructor, he teaches literacy through ASL for his non-profit organization, ABC ASL, working with children and parents. For Theron, ASL storytelling is the most beautiful music imaginable, With its natural beauty and expressiveness, he aspires to expose ASL to many generations of deaf children and hearing people as possible.

Hosting the evening with his heartwarming energy 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 poems and stories! Come and join 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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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.

Oleaje Flamenco presents Pop-Up Tablao, an evening of Flamenco improvisation featuring Alfonso Cid

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm

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

Oleaje Flamenco expresses the essence of raw and refined Flamenco. This one-of-a kind event represents Flamenco as a living conversation between various Flamenco artists, many of whom will never have worked together before the moment of immediacy onstage. Captivating, thrilling and exhilarating, Flamenco tablao-style is untamed, unpredictable and delightful.

With the mastery of Flamenco singer Alfonso Cid from NYC, Jed Miley (guitar), Miguel Mejia (cante/voice), David Carmona (cajon/percussion), and Amelia Moore, Monica Mota, and Talia Vestal (baile/dance).

http://www.oleajeflamenco.com/
http://www.alfonsocid.com/
http://www.jedmiley.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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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, April 9, 2017

Edmond Heights Musical Theatre and PRYO: Songs from Jane Eyre

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is a chamber ensemble of talented youth musicians. It started in 2012, at first primarily as a small ensemble for homeschooled kids, and has been steadily growing since. The group performs regularly at public venues in the Green Lake neighborhood. This concert also features singers from the award winning musical theater program at Edmonds Heights School in Edmonds.

Free and open to the public

North Corner Chamber Orchestra: The Silken Ladder

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $25 general/ $15 senior +age 30 and under.
Tickets available here

The overture to Rossini's farcical comic opera, La Scala di Seta, and Haydn's Symphony No. 60, based on his incidental music for the play "Il Distratto", set the stage for a world premiere by NOCCO's own principal clarinetist and composer par excellence, Sean Osborn.

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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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, April 10, 2017

James Falzone // Kate Olson // Young, Lazar & Chairs

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

An early night of new musics

James Falzone: Clarinetist, composer, and improviser JAMES FALZONE is an acclaimed member of the international jazz and creative music scenes, a veteran contemporary music lecturer and clinician, and an award-winning composer who has been commissioned by chamber ensembles, dance companies, choirs, and symphony orchestras around the globe. Educated at Northern Illinois University and New England Conservatory, James is also a respected educator and scholar and has been on the faculty of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Deep Springs College, North Central College, and was a fellow at The Center for Black Music Research. At present James is the Chair of Music at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. Learn more about James Falzone and his work at his website: http://allosmusica.org/

K.O. SOLO: Kate Olson is an improvising saxophonist and woodwind teacher based in Seattle, WA. Since moving to Seattle in 2010, she has done her best to infiltrate the local, regional and international improvised music scenes. She can be heard performing with her own projects Syrinx Effect, KO SOLO, and the KO Ensemble and as a collaborator with Ask the Ages, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble and Electric Circus (led by Wayne Horvitz), the Seattle Jazz Composer's Ensemble and multiple other groups. http://www.kateplayssax.com/music/

A free improvised trio set with:
Andrew Scott Young (bass):http://reallyloveto.blogspot.com/
Justin Lazar (saxophone): https://r33k.bandcamp.com/album/ghosts-of-the-chumash
Uneasy Chairs (guitar):https://uneasychairs.bandcamp.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 Wayne Shorter. 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, April 11, 2017

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, April 12, 2017

FATHER DAUGHTER #14

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Greetings and Salutations!

We have made it to April, and what a journey it has been thus far.

As we watch the decline of Western Civilization into a new Dark Ages we have not lost hope! For this Father Daughter…Number 14 we are proud and tickled pink to present you with an evening of field recordings, ethereal wailing, angelic walls of a sound, and feelings of being in the Appalachians on a dark and quite mysterious night. All this and more will be paired with existential visuals of life on this planet we call Earth.

Proceeds from this show will go to Planned Parenthood, to help them along their mission of providing safe access to STD screenings, birth control, abortions, and more.

Performers for the evening:
Robin Holcomb -http://www.robinholcomb.com/
Cruel Diagonals - https://soundcloud.com/crueldiagonals
Project Metamorphosis - https://projectmetamorphosis.com/

Come Out! Get Weird!

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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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Gaelynn Lea w/ Katie Kuffel

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

Katie Kuffel is a composer and musician based in Seattle, Washington. Her first full-length album, Pearls, was released in October of 2015 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Her first EP, Animal Pragmatist, was released in 2013.

Katie’s songwriting is both innovative and thoughtful, with a contemporary sound that draws from blues, jazz, and folk music as well as her training in classical cello and jazz piano. An openly queer artist, she explores concepts of sexuality and femininity throughout her works. http://www.katiekuffel.com/

Gaelynn Lea is the 2016 winner of the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. She was the unanimous choice among the six judges which included Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig of Lucius.

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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, April 14, 2017

Ray Skjelbred'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.

The Highsteppers w/ High Pulp

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

The Highsteppers are a fresh group of veteran musicians brought together by a love of classic R&B, Motown, and soul. Otis, Etta, Aretha... They keep the dance floor crowded with the hits you love and deep cuts you'll be excited to discover.
https://www.facebook.com/thehighsteppersband/
https://www.gigsalad.com/the_highsteppers_seattle

High Pulp: Taking influence from jazz, hip-hop, and fusion, local funk band High Pulp will get you moving.

Featuring:
Andrew Morrill (Sax)
Gehrig Uhles (Guitar)
Scott Rixon (Bass)
Antoine Martel (Keys)
Victor Puentes (Trumpet)
Rob Granfelt (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.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Mixed Bag

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Mixed Bag is a comedy-and-music variety show developed 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 3, Episode 2 will comically explore creative approaches to protesting and the inner lives of Bed & Breakfast guests and also celebrate the release of The Drop Shadows' 2nd album, All of Our Days. Actors include Amelia Peacock and Chris Walker.

https://www.facebook.com/thedropshadowsband
http://www.dropshadowsband.com/
http://www.buddyandbuddy.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.

Bill McHenry & Thomas Marriott

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm

Tickets: $15 adv/$18 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Bill McHenry’s compelling and highly personal approach to the tenor saxophone has garnered respect around the world. His most recent recording, Proximity, a duo date with jazz-great Andrew Cyrille, adds to an impressive and passionate discography featuring his compositions played by the likes of Paul Motian, Ben Monder, and Reid Anderson, among others. In a rare appearance on the West Coast, McHenry joins Seattle trumpet legend Thomas Marriott at the Royal Room.

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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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, April 16, 2017

Sexmob

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/ $18 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Now celebrating its 20th year, Sexmob (Steven Bernstein - slide trumpet, Briggan Krauss - saxophones, Tony Scherr - bass, Kenny Wollesen - drums) continues to deconstruct familiar pop tunes with subversive impunity. Everything from Prince’s “Sign O’ the Times” to John Barry’s “Goldfinger”, the Grateful Dead’s “Ripple”, Nirvana’s “About a Girl”, the Rolling Stones’ “Ruby Tuesday”, Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”, Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” and ABBA’s “Fernando” is fair game for this band of musical renegades. And Bernstein is explicit about Sexmob not being a cover band. ”Covers to me means you play it exactly like the record,” he explains. “I just take songs that I feel have a great melody and do them in my style. So I’ll pick a tune and tell the guys, ‘Let’s Sexmob this!’ And I realize that's what jazz musicians have always done. That’s how Lester Young and Charlie Parker and Miles Davis got popular. They played the songs that everyone knew. And because they could recognize the song then that invited them into their style."
http://www.stevenbernstein.net/sexmob/
https://www.facebook.com/sexmob/
https://soundcloud.com/user-181509961/sets/sexmob

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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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, April 17, 2017

420 Fashion Week (the next chapter)

Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets:
$10 Early Bird Special Through March 31st
$20 Starting April 1st
Tickets available here

Why 420 Fashion Week? This sexy & unique event will bring a new light to the Legal Stoner brand, underground artists, upcoming models & official stoner gear! Local talent as well as from out of the area will be in attendance to help celebrate "Hemp Life" through fashion, music and culture!

*Attendees will receive a copy of Hemp Life Magazine! We will also be giving away merchandise, gift bags as well as other prizes!

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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Namlú'u Jazz Band

8:00pm| Doors at 6:30pm

The Namlú'u Jazz Band - Seattle's newest post-bop quartet. Led by drummer Will Lone, this group blends aspects of jazz and world music in a multi-dimensional and free flowing style of playing. The band will perform as a trio, blending Will's open and lyrical style of drumming with the smooth contrapuntal bass lines of Luke Hagerman, and traditionalist playing of pianist Jonas Myers. Don't miss this wonderful and highly interactive rhythm section.

http://www.lonedrums.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 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, April 19, 2017

Joanne Rand & Reggie Garrett

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Voted N.Bay Best Acoustic Band, Joanne Rand shares her brand of roots music, fiery anthems & stories. "Joanne Rand's singing raises your hair. Fierceness and grace in the same deep breath!" (Gary Snyder). Her 15th CD made a folk DJ most-played list nationwide, "One of the year’s freshest, most distinctive offerings...Rand stretches her folk roots beyond likely destinations" (Roots Music Report, 2016). "Startling and beautiful...leaves behind all comparisons...her vocal technique is the entire show and worth the price of admission!" (No Depression, 2016) www.JoanneRandMusic.com

Reggie Garrett plays a unique urban strain of acoustic folk music incorporating Latin rhythms, blues, gospel and Celtic. The result is a musical blend that has excited and touched audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been compared to acoustic legends Richie Havens and Bill Withers by the national folk publication “Dirty Linen.” As a songwriter Garrett’s specialty is creating and enhancing a mood. “Garrett’s voice is, itself, an utterly unique instrument. A tremulous warm cry from the heart.” – Victory Music Review. http://www.reggiegarrett.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.

Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Taking influence from jazz, hip-hop, and fusion, local funk band High Pulp will get you moving on Wednesday nights at Funk Church. Featuring:

Andrew Morrill (Sax)
Gehrig Uhles (Guitar)
Scott Rixon (Bass)
Antoine Martel (Keys)
Victor Puentes (trumpet)
Rob Granfelt (Drums)

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

4/20 MADNESS! An Evening of 1920's jazz inspired by the Devil's Weed!

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

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

It's almost that time! Get on down to Columbia City's Royal Room for a night of WEED inspired musical mayhem. Featuring those ever-lovin' Washboard Cutups and the WORLD PREMIER of David Loomis' Lu Watters tribute, the GOOD HERB JAZZ BAND, featuring Ray Skjelbred and a whole host of Seattle luminaries.

Washboard Cutups is the band you would have heard in the back room of a speakeasy during Prohibition. Percussionist and singer Mike Daugherty (Yes Yes Boys, Blue 4 Trio, Gigantor, Black Crabs) has formed the hottest new band in the Northwest to play blues, stomps, rags, and early jazz for your listening and dancing pleasure.

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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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, April 21, 2017

Jacob Metcalf // Sophia Duccini // Nathan Reed

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Jacob Metcalf is a postmodern composer and multi-instrumentalist from Dallas, Texas, recognized for his inventive guitar work and warm singing voice. He performs solo, with a band, and occasionally alongside a symphony of winds, strings, and brass.

Metcalf’s live performances are memorable, interactive events that feature vocal harmony, rare instrumentation, and driving and nuanced percussion, all gift-wrapped by a veteran cast of performers that give the band its added brawn and charm.

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.

Prince: A Memorial Celebration

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $15 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

M.V.P. Is Michael Jackson vs Prince – the group performs the music of two of the biggest musical icons. All the hits, all live. This show will be a memorial celebration of Prince’s music, who died a year ago to the day. They will be playing Prince all night.

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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, April 22, 2017

Doug Parry: Art Show No. 1 – Habitué

3:00pm

Free and open to the public

The Jelly Rollers // Derek Burns // Paundy

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

The Jelly Rollers combine compelling rhythms with melt-in-your-mouth guitar licks, tasty harmonica, and rousing harmonies to create their own fresh brand of genre-bending blues. Best known of late for packing the dance floors around the Northwest, the group originally formed as an acoustic duo with Darren Loucas on guitar and Sean Divine on harp singing and playing in the tradition of Terry & McGhee and Cephas & Wiggins. The pair has successfully channeled this mutual interest in vintage blues into a highly danceable electric ensemble powered by the driving rhythm section of Rebecca Young and Eric Eagle. The Rollers have performed at major northwest festivals, have shared the stage with Sonny Rhodes, James Cotton, Coco Montoya, Bo Diddley, and KT Tunstall and received the award for “Best Traditional Band” by the Washington Blues Society. Their self-titled release has received substantial airplay in the Northwest and beyond, earning regular rotation status of at KEXP.

Paundy is Paul burback, Andy Miller, Tony Dattilo and Drew McCabe

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, April 23, 2017

Garfield Jazz Jam

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

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.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

The Bismarck Record Release w/ Joel R.L. Phelps and Zebra Hunt

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm



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.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Seattle JazzED

7:30pm

Seattle JazzED presents all star combos including the Joe Zawinul Combo (Kelsey Mines), Art Farmer Combo (Dmitri Matheny), Horace Silver Combo (Marina Christopher), Herbie Hancock Combo (Al Keith) and Vi Redd Combo (David Marriott)

Free and open to the public

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 Wayne Shorter. 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, April 25, 2017

Hopscotch

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

HOPSCOTCH is the musical duo of singer/songwriter Jeanie Mishler and composer and pianist Charlie Hiestand. Along with standards from the Great American Songbook, they've collaborated with an accomplished collection of Seattle players to bring to life songs they've co-written and arranged. Their music offers up a rich variety of new jazz, drawing from swing, blues, latin, funk, and hip-hop.

Their 2014 debut album, HOPSCOTCH, received instant radio play at jazz stations across the country, including KKJZ, Los Angeles, CA, KSDS, San Diego, CA, WKGC, Panama City, FL, WJSU, Jackson, MS, KNIK, Anchorage, AK to name a few.

Influenced by bands like Pink Martini, both Jeanie and Charlie write songs that pay homage to the rich tradition of jazz song structure, with rhythms and harmonies that support rhyme schemes that make sense--nothing minimalist or reductive about them.

They've developed a sound that is simultaneously both retro and current with grooves that give them a fresh feel. "Hopscotch features the fluid vocal styling of the very talented Jean Mishler fronting an ensemble of Seattle's best players on a set of fresh poppy jazz infused with classic style." Rick J Bowen--Seattle Examiner.

Learn more from their website.

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, April 26, 2017

Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Taking influence from jazz, hip-hop, and fusion, local funk band High Pulp will get you moving on Wednesday nights at Funk Church. Featuring:

Andrew Morrill (Sax)
Gehrig Uhles (Guitar)
Scott Rixon (Bass)
Antoine Martel (Keys)
Victor Puentes (trumpet)
Rob Granfelt (Drums)

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

South Seattle Emerald 3rd Anniversary Party

7:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Join the South Seattle Emerald in celebrating 3 years of independent, community-supported media! We’ll be graced with the musical stylings of Courtney Weaver, Rell Be Free and SideChain - who brought down the house at last year’s party with their Prince tribute. In addition to great music, food and people, we’ve got a few special surprises you won’t want to miss. Come party with the movers and shakers of South Seattle and support YOUR local media!

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Free and open to the public

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Odd Babes Present: Zainab Johnson

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

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

Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian and actress, is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of thirteen siblings in a Muslim family. After getting a degree in math and taking a job as a teacher, she quickly learned that she had a different calling. Zainab can most recently be seen in her breakout appearance on HBO’s All Def Comedy and has made appearances on Arsenio, BET’s Comic View, MTV’s Acting Out, AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live! and just recently HBO’s All Def Comedy. She has performed at the Improv Comedy Club in LA and the Comedy Cellar in NY. In 2014, she performed in the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival as one of the 2014 New Faces of Comedy as well as one of the breakout new comedians on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 8.

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, April 30, 2017

Ballard High School Jazz Band II

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Free and open to the public

Bret Higgins' Atlas Revolt w/ Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces

8:00pm | Doors at 7:45pm

Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt is the brainchild of the Toronto bassist and created as a vehicle for his original instrumental compositions. Formed in 2013, the group explores genre-defying music that draws inspiration largely from film scores, jazz, rock, surf, and elements of Eastern European, African and South American music. Notably gaining the attention of New York saxophonist-composer John Zorn, their first CD was released on his Tzadik Records in 2015 and has been received with glowing reviews.

Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces leads an innovative collective of modern progressive jazz players who are known for their genre-bending performances - world beat one minute, rock the next, a touch of jam band and back to the core of jazz. Blending forward thinking arrangements with a groove that listeners can tap their toe to, their music allures at every turn. That allure has helped them land three albums in the Top 10 of the CMJ Jazz radio charts.

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

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