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October 1

Town Hall Seattle Presents: Caspar Babypants

Janie Worm, Set Me Free CD Release Party

Cornish Creative Ensemble and Cornish Jazz Ensemble IV -- New Student Works
October 2

Tom Baker Quartet
October 3

Cascadia Big Band
October 4

Father Daughter #16
October 5

Smashie Smashie // Caveman Ego // Palatine Trio
October 6

Electric Circus // DANGERKNIFE
October 7

14/48: BoomBox
October 8

SMASH House Party - A Benefit for Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare
October 9

Casa de la Trova hosted by SuperSones
October 10

Monk 100th Birthday Marathon – hosted by Campbell/Asplund/Hone trio
October 11

Sarah Potenza // David Robert King
October 12

Earshot Jazz Presents: Jemeel Moondoc, Nathan Breedlove, Jamael Nance / Gordon Grdina with James Falzone and Wayne Horvitz
October 13

Rochelle House + Evan Flory-Barnes + Andy Coe

Friday the 13th with En Canto
October 14

Elise Trouw

Bourbon St. Cabaret
October 15

Town Hall Seattle Presents: Joanie Leeds

Garfield High School Jazz Jam, led by Bell Thompson

...And Other Stories: A personal storytelling open mic
October 16

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
October 17

Seward Park Audubon Presents – Lynda Mapes

Evan Captain and the Rain Machine
October 18

Earshot Jazz Presents: Elliott Sharp Plays Monk // Greg Sinibaldi
October 19

Katrina Kope Quartet
October 20

Earshot Jazz Presents: Marquis Hill Blacktet
October 21

Town Hall Seattle Presents: Gustafer Yellowgold

Odd Babes Present: Janelle James with local feature Alyssa Yeoman and special guests

Soul On Saturday w/ Mr. Nyice Guy on the 1's and 2's
October 22

Cornish Latin Ensemble and Cornish Jazz Ensemble III

North Corner Chamber Orchestra
October 23

The Debaucherauntes // Oddjob Ensemble // Brivele
October 24

The Carlene Crawford Band // The Hilltalks
October 25

Jazz Night School
October 26

The Highsteppers: Classic Soul Revue
October 27

Earshot Jazz Presents: Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family & Friends
October 28

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Amendola Vs. Blades Vs. Skerik
October 29

Villalobos Brothers Day of The Dead Party
October 30

Häxan (1922)
October 31

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Town Hall Seattle Presents: Caspar Babypants
Part of the Saturday Family Concerts Series

Early Show: 10:30am | Doors at 10:00am
Late Show: 12:30pm | Doors at 12:00pm

Tickets: $5 Adults, Free to children 12 years and under.
Tickets available here

Perennial favorite Caspar Babypants (AKA Chris Ballew of the Grammy-nominated band The Presidents of the United States of America) returns to Saturday Family Concerts for the release of his 13th children’s album, Jump for Joy! Known for his use of simple acoustic instruments, Caspar Babypants engages kids and parents alike with his catchy, lyrical tunes.

Jump for Joy is an upbeat collection of songs celebrating fun and imagination. Look for bouncy musical storytelling in ‘Ten Little Piggies’ and ‘Pushy the Tug’, and the silly tale of losing an entire menagerie of animals in ‘Where Oh Where?’

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.

Janie Worm - Set Me Free - CD Release Party!

4:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Please join us in celebrating the CD release of "Set Me Free"! Great music and fun merchandise will be available! Meet Janie & the band. Make dinner reservations, or just drop in. Donations are accepted at the door.

Cornish Creative Ensemble and Cornish Jazz Ensemble IV -- New Student Works

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm



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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.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tom Baker Quartet Reunion Show

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

The Tom Baker Quartet will reunite for a one-night-only show at the Royal Room in Seattle. Please come out and celebrate with us as we look back over 7 years of tunes and improvisations...

TBQ (Tom Baker Quartet) ... a group of like-minded musicians who crafted unusual and avant music from 2004-2011. Performing across the NW and in NYC with 2 critically acclaimed albums, TBQ featured Jesse Canterbury on clarinets, Greg Campbell on drums, Brian Cobb on bass, and Tom Baker on guitar.

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 Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin. 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 3, 2017

Cascadia Big Band Welcome to Fall

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Good time to welcome in the Fall. Start off by coming to hear great music at one of Seattle's finest clubs. No-cover and the food here is fantastic. Parking is a breeze. Roger Bare will be joining us and singing some of Sinatra's and Buble's hits. Don't miss out on supporting local talent by just showing up, having an adult beverage, having a nice dinner out and listening to live music. How Seattle is that?

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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.

Frank Vitolo Quartet

10:00pm (Lounge)

Local saxophonist born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest. A graduate of Western Washington University’s Music program under the direction of Mike Allen and Miles Black, both international touring artists from BC. His sound and style has been compared to music titans like Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, John Coltrane, and Sonny Rollins. The jazz vocabulary is apparent in every moment of his playing with fluidity and unapologetically. Frank performs a mix of traditional jazz from New York and New Orleans approach. As well as a variety of original music composed and arranged by himself. Frank is currently associated with a multiple projects in Seattle including; Bad News Botanists, Scarlet Parke, Marina Christopher, Jazz Night School Big Band, La Fonda, Home Sweet Home, High Cloud Cover.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Father Daughter 16 ft. Trying and LWS

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

I know we were gone for most of the summer.

We had things to do.

However. We are BACK.

This upcoming Father Daughter will feature:
- TRYING (sea) - Techno! Need I say more! NO! I don't. You know you want to see this. Thrash dance till you drop!
- Leviathan Worship Service (USA) - Not Techno? We are not really sure! We asked for some information and just got some weird heavy breating. Come out and see what the fuss is with this band!

& Visuals by SadClownFallDown - The name says it all.

COME OUT AND GET WEIRD

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Suggested Donation of $5 - $15

Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Featuring 10 members including a full horn section, Seattle’s newest force - High Pulp - will get you grooving. Coining their genre as ‘future funk fusion’, the band takes inspiration from legends such as Herbie Hancock and Earth Wind & Fire with modern twists of electronic music and hip-hop. Known for energized and honest live shows, High Pulp is pushing the limits of instrumental music. 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, October 5, 2017

Smashie Smashie // Caveman Ego // Palatine Trio

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Smashie Smashie is from Seattle, WA. Eric Richards and Mike Mastin (the town pants) play psychedelic post-punk revival with an edge. Camp Smashie is excited to play in support of their upcoming LP "Trauma Bond."

Caveman Ego is a progressive funk rock outfit from Seattle, Washington. Formed in 2014, the band melds their love of classic rock, funk, and jazz into a unique genre that can only be described as “prehistoric anti-structural cave jams.” Caveman ego is currently gigging around Seattle and is excited to be releasing their first full length album this fall.

Palatine Trio intricately weaves progressive rock, alternative rock, jazz fusion, and dub music to create their unique sound. They specialize in poignant melodies, rollicking bass lines, and complex, syncopated drum patterns. The boys are based in Seattle.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Electric Circus // DANGERKNIFE

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

The duo DANGERKNIFE is made up for Nico Sophiea [drums] and Darb Aduor [guitars]. Focusing primarily on providing lightly structured soundtracks for silent and/or short films in a live setting. For the closing of this evening, they will be performing to sections of the 1924 film The Epic of Everest.

Electric Circus opens the evening with two sets starting at 8:00pm. DANGERKNIFE closes out the evening.

Electric Circus returns to The Royal Room with an all-star band, and a brew of old and new themes to “re-imagine for the 21st Century.” The concert will be the basis for a live recording and video. Recent shows have focused on motifs culled from classic Sly Stone, Electric Miles Davis, and Sun Ra -SlySivadRA. On Friday, October 6, the band will integrate themes from a wide range of classic soul, funk, blues and rock including motifs from James Brown, Captain Beefheart, Parliament Funkadelic, The Grateful Dead, Los Lobos, Willie Dixon, Dr. John, The Staple Singers, Bob Marley and the Wailers and more.

Featuring:
Alex Guy - Violin, Vocals
Kate Olson - Soprano Sax
Skerik - Tenor Sax
Greg Sinibaldi - Baritone Sax
Ray Larsen - Trumpet
Simon Hennemanv-Guitar
Sean Woostenhulme - Guitar
Ryan Burns - Electric Piano
Keith Lowe - Bass
Greg Campbell - Percussion
Andy Roth - Drums
Wayne Horvitz - Conduction/Electronics
Brad Rouda - Lights

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

14/48: BoomBox

Early Show: 7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm
Late Show: 10:00pm | Doors at 9:30pm

Tickets: $14.48 adv/$20 door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

14/48: BoomBox is back! We're once again taking our artistic pressure cooker across genres for a music event like no other.

14/48: BoomBox will give twelve composers a theme and 12 hours to create five minutes of original music. All twelve pieces will then be put in the very capable hands of a band filled with some of Seattle’s most talented and daring musicians, including 14/48 veterans, for 12 hours to rehearse before two world premiere concert performances.

14/48: BoomBox features:

The Composers:

Gretta Harley

Mike Catts

Vic Bondi
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Eric Lane Barnes
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Kimo Muraki
http://surrealized.com/
http://tinymessengers.com/

Michele Khazak
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EmpeROAR Fabulous!!
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Samantha Boshnack
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Julia Massey
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The Band: Brian Bermudez • Adam Gross • Kathy Moore • Michael Owcharuk • Jason Parker • Dave Pascal • Begin Scarseth • 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.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

SMASH House Party
A Benefit for Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare

6:00pm | Doors 5:00pm

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

SMASH is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping our music community healthy and thriving, by providing health education, advocacy and healthcare to low-income Seattle area musicians.

Featuring:

Tom Price Desert Classic
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MKB Ultra
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Mike Giacolino

Low Bar Ramblers
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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 9, 2017

Casa de La Trova with SabroSones

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

SuperSones play the sublime music known as Son - the acoustic dance music of the Cuban countryside that inspired modern Salsa. Son is a unique blend of Spanish guitars and harmony, Afro-Cuban percussion and swing, call-and-response singing, and trumpet improvisation. From the 1930's in Havana to the present moment, Cuban septets like SuperSones have inspired people around the world to dance and ce...lebrate.

SuperSones represent this rich musical tradition with a wide range of classic and original songs in the many genres within the Son family: bolero, cha cha cha, guaracha, and son montuno among others. The group plays songs written by some of the greatest composers of Cuban popular music including Compay Segundo, Miguel Matamoros, Isaac Oviedo, and Arsenio Rodriguez. SuperSones recreate these songs with their own arrangements and improvisations to bring the Son alive in the Pacific Northwest. The group also regularly features original compositions firmly rooted in the Son tradition.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

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 Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin. 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 10, 2017

Monk 100th Birthday Marathon
hosted by Campbell/Asplund/Hone trio

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

In celebration of the 100th birthday of the great Thelonious Monk, Greg Campbell, Logan Hone, Troy Schiefelbein, and I are going to try to play all 70 Monk tunes in one shot, assisted by:
Ivan Arteaga
Darian Asplund
Ryan Burns
Bill Smith
Wayne Horvitz
Jim Knodle
Tari Nelson-Zagar
Neil Welch


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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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sarah Potenza // David Robert King

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $13 adv/$15 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

“Channeling Rosetta Tharpe and Mavis Staples, she [Potenza] slayed the crowd…”
- American Songwriter

“Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop”
- Rolling Stone

Nashville powerhouse singer Sarah Potenza was everywhere during the Americana Music Festival, and fans and critics extolled her virtues. American Songwriter, AXS.com, Lockeland Springsteen and others praised the songstress as she performed at three events, including the Mercyland show with Emmylou Harris and The Wood Brothers and her Sunday School gospel brunch with Mary Gauthier, Christine Ohlman and others.

Prior to the festival, Potenza’s debut album MONSTER was released to rave reviews.

Rolling Stone named her as one of their “Artists You Need To Know”, and NPR Music exclusively premiered the music video to “Monster” here. The title track is also quickly moving up the Americana Radio chart, as programmers are supporting her gritty sound and unstoppable resolve. NPR Music calls “Monster” a “blistering, riff-propelled personal anthem,” while No Depression states, “You won’t find any gimmicks on MONSTER, just pure unadulterated rock and roll.”

After years of touring with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza was chosen over 50,000 candidates to appear on The Voice. After leaving the show as a top 20 finalist, she headed south to Nashville to start her next chapter. She quickly integrated into the local music scene and she became a staple at the world renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program. She continues to earn raves for her big voice, which seamlessly blends roots, rock and soul.

Born Catholic in a Mormon town, David Robert King has never been good at blending in. His often dark, occasionally humorous songs are unapologetically personal while grounded in the arid soil of his native Idaho. His songs reverberate with the sting of the high desert wind and the hidden fury of the Snake River. David has toured the world with rock, folk, and bluegrass groups, and extensively as a solo artist. He has shared the stage with Grammy winners and music legends including Josh Ritter, Loudon Wainwright III, Darrell Scott, Over the Rhine, and Don Henry. In 2010, his debut E.P. "Take Me Home" was in the top 40 on the Folk Music Charts. In 2011 he released the full-length album “Midnight in Gloryland” to fan and critical acclaim before disappearing into the coastal northeast. In the summer of 2015 David was lured from hiatus by an invitation to the stage of the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. When he is not singing or writing songs, he can be found teaching at a high school in Decatur, GA.

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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.

Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Featuring 10 members including a full horn section, Seattle’s newest force - High Pulp - will get you grooving. Coining their genre as ‘future funk fusion’, the band takes inspiration from legends such as Herbie Hancock and Earth Wind & Fire with modern twists of electronic music and hip-hop. Known for energized and honest live shows, High Pulp is pushing the limits of instrumental music. 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, October 12, 2017

Earshot Jazz Presents: Jemeel Moondoc, Nathan Breedlove, Jamael Nance / Gordon Grdina with James Falzone and Wayne Horvitz

8:00pm | Doors 6:30pm

Tickets: $16 adult, $14 Earshot members and seniors, $8 students and military
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The “powerful and vastly underrated avant-garde alto saxophonist” (AllMusic) has “blended the free-form melodic thought of Ornette Coleman and the sharp edge of Jackie McLean.” He appears with longtime New York colleague, now a Seattle resident, trumpeter Nathan Breedlove, and drummer Jamael Nance. Vancouver string master Gordon Grdina 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.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Rochelle House + Evan Flory-Barnes + Andy Coe

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Rochelle House is a Seattle-based vocalist/songwriter/recording artist/educator and social activist. After spending 20 years raising children exclusively, she is now an active member of Seattle’s jazz/music community. Her debut disc Dreams of Love earned her a nomination for Earshot’s Golden Ear Awards in the “Vocalist of the Year” category. Her second CD Water earned her nominations for both “Vocalist of the Year” and “Recording of the Year.”
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Friday the 13th with En Canto

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm

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

Friday the 13th with En Canto brings the beloved Brazilian social dance back to The Royal Room featuring LIVE FORRÓ music with Seattle's multi-ethnic, woman-led band En Canto and two very special guests: classically skilled Brazilian violinist and educator from NEW YORK, Eliano Braz, and accordionist Gabe Hall-Rodrigues from Arizona!

Braz, who is also known as The Forró Fidler and a 13-year busking veteran, is from Fortaleza-Brazil and has been living in New York for the last 13 years. In addition to playing and composing various forró songs, he has also played classical, jazz and folk music for over 30 years. He founded the Terra Symphony Orchestra to showcase classical music by Brazilian composers and has performed with many other orchestras and ensembles ...at Carnegie hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tuly Hall, Town Hall and many others. He has also made appearances on TV shows such as MTV, SNL, and Jimmy Fallon where he performed with the band Florence and the Machine.

Gabe Hall-Rodrigues is a native of Phoenix, Arizona with a diverse musical background which informs all his artistic endeavors. He is an active performer and has played concerts all across the United States and in areas of Brazil.
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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 14, 2017

Elise Trouw

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

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

Elise Trouw is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from San Diego, California. She has an interest in a variety of genres, ranging from pop to jazz to alternative.

In 2015, she tied for second runner up in the Hit Like a Girl contest, an international online competition for female drummers. Since then, she has gained a substantial online following, reaching millions of users across various social platforms. Attracting over 200,000 fans on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in just one year, Elise continues to capture the attention and hearts of many.

She released her first album titled "Unraveling" in February of 2017, on which she plays drums, guitar, bass, piano, and vocals.
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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.

Bourbon St. Cabaret

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

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

Join Cabaret Diva- Delilah Beaucoup, and Burlesque dancers Effie du Bois, Boozy Cheeks and Icey London and their many adventure's putting on a " little show" for the good folks of Bourbon St. This is a mad cap 2 hours fast paced Cabaret show full of song, dance and vaudevillian humor and one sassy Diva! One of the hottest tickets in town, " Bourbon St. Cabaret " has been compared to Teatro Zinzanni, and often co - stars members of TZ. 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. 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 15, 2017

Town Hall Seattle Presents: Joanie Leeds
Part of the Family Concert series

11:00am | Doors at 10:30am

Tickets: $5 Adults, Free to children 12 years and under.
Tickets available here

As one of the top nationally touring kindie rock singers, Brooklyn-based Joanie Leeds has played for thousands of families all across the country. We’re pleased to welcome her to Saturday Family Concerts to perform songs from her 8th children’s album, ‘Brooklyn Baby.’ Bringing her seriously talented vocal stylings coupled with an undeniable sense of fun, don’t be surprised if Joanie Leeds becomes a regular on your kids’ playlist. As SiriusXM’s ‘Kids Place Live’ host Mindy Thomas says, “Joanie Leeds is that cool babysitter who would let you try on her lip gloss once your mom left the house. You idolized her, and your mom knew she could trust her. That’s Joanie. Only she’s also likely to completely ROCK THE ROOF OFF YOUR HOUSE!”

As a singer/songwriter, Joanie has won first place in the USA Songwriting Competition, an Independent Music Award, Gold Parents’ Choice Award, NAPPA Gold Award and she has been a John Lennon Songwriting Award Finalist and an International Songwriting Competition Finalist. Her original music with her band Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights has been featured in People Magazine, USA Today, Parents Magazine, New York Times and Washington Post. Her songs are played on many radio stations nationwide climbing up the chart to #1 on Sirius-XM’s Kids Place Live and WXPN’s Kids Corner.

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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.

Garfield High School Jazz Jam, led by Bell Thompson

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Garfield High School students and alumni come together for a jazz jam open to the public. All members, past and present, of Garfield Jazz Bands are welcome to sit in.
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...And Other Stories: A personal storytelling open mic

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

...And Other Stories is a place to tell personal stories. October 15th will be a show full of chosen storytellers to celebrate the upcoming start of a new open mic for storytellers! Come find out more about ...And Other Stories and hear some incredible stories by local performers.

With stories from:

El Sanchez
Dewa Dorje
Lu Smith
Kent Whipple
Paul Currington
Jade Gee
Ginger Chien
Bill Bernat
Lexi Haack
Emmett Montgomery
Yolanda Suarez
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Monday, October 16, 2017

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

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, Ray Larsen, David Marriott, Amelia Coulter, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Eric Eagle, Christian Pincock, Wayne Horvitz and more!

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

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 Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin. 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 17, 2017

Seward Park Audubon Presents – Lynda Mapes

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Admission: Free, but advanced sale tickets required - Available here

Seward Park Audubon Center is thrilled to welcome local author and Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes to the Royal Room. Lynda will discuss her latest book, Witness Tree, which chronicles the year she spent with one hundred year old oak in the Harvard Forest of Massachusetts. Through her partnership with ecologists and study of the seasons, Mapes is able to reveal how this tree has been impacted by our warming world.

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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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.

Evan Captain and the Rain Machine

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Local jazz/punk/rock collaborator and aficionado Evan Captain returns with his cerebral jazz quartet to the Royal Room. The group performs original compositions on piano, bass, guitar, and drums, crossing bebop, hiphop, and blues. Featuring members of seasoned northwest Bluegrass and Americana ensembles The Rain City Ramblers and Bootleg Sunshine, Rain Machine will surely entertain the wanderlust artist in everyone.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Frank Vitolo Quartet

10:00pm (Lounge)

Local saxophonist born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest. A graduate of Western Washington University’s Music program under the direction of Mike Allen and Miles Black, both international touring artists from BC. His sound and style has been compared to music titans like Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, John Coltrane, and Sonny Rollins. The jazz vocabulary is apparent in every moment of his playing with fluidity and unapologetically. Frank performs a mix of traditional jazz from New York and New Orleans approach. As well as a variety of original music composed and arranged by himself. Frank is currently associated with a multiple projects in Seattle including; Bad News Botanists, Scarlet Parke, Marina Christopher, Jazz Night School Big Band, La Fonda, Home Sweet Home, High Cloud Cover.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Earshot Jazz Presents: Elliott Sharp Plays Monk / Greg Sinibaldi

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $20 adult, $18 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

New York guitar experimentalist Elliott Sharp explores the singular melodic structures of Thelonious Monk’s compositions. Opening is saxophonist Greg Sinibaldi’s time-and-space expanding trio with Ted Poor (drums), Tim Berne collaborator Ryan Ferreira (guitar/electronics), and Sinibaldi (EWI electric wind synthesizer). Expect spellbinding beauty amidst “electronic wizardry…like nothing I’ve ever heard before” (The Stranger).

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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.

Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Featuring 10 members including a full horn section, Seattle’s newest force - High Pulp - will get you grooving. Coining their genre as ‘future funk fusion’, the band takes inspiration from legends such as Herbie Hancock and Earth Wind & Fire with modern twists of electronic music and hip-hop. Known for energized and honest live shows, High Pulp is pushing the limits of instrumental music. Featuring:

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Katrina Kope Sings Jazz

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Katrina Kope sings from her jazz standard song book along with a few jazzy originals.

Accompanied by Mack Grout, Doug DeBruyn, and Devin Bews

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Earshot Jazz Presents: Marquis Hill Blacktet

Early Show: 7:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm
Late Show: 9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm

Tickets: $20 adult, $18 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military
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The trumpeter, winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk Competition, performs jazz standards, often incorporating spoken word and hip-hop. “His articulation, precise but unlabored, calls to mind the precedent of Clifford Brown, while his bravura phrasing suggests an equal immersion in Freddie Hubbard” (JazzTimes). His sparkling quintet is Greg Ward (sax), Joel Ross (vibes), Jonathan Pinson (drums), and Jeremiah Hunt (bass).

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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 21, 2017

Town Hall Seattle Presents: Gustafer Yellowgold
– Part of Saturday Family Concert series

Early Show: 11:00am | Doors at 10:30am
Late Show: 1:00pm | Doors at 12:30pm

Tickets: $5 Adults, Free to children 12 years and under.
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Described by the New York Times as “Dr.Seuss Meets ‘Yellow Submarine’,” Grammy® nominated artist, Morgan Taylor (Gustafer YellowGold) returns to Saturday Family Concerts with his one-of-a-kind, music and animation show. Fresh from his appearance at WILCO’s revered Solid Sound festival, Yellowgold will feature material from his new album “Brighter Side” alongside classic fan favorites.

Taylor’s funny and touching multimedia presentation about a little guy from the Sun who landed in the Minnesota woods has loads of adult crossover appeal, making Gustafer Yellowgold’s show a truly all-ages experience.

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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.

Odd Babes Present: Janelle James with local feature Alyssa Yeoman and special guests

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Tickets: $15 adv / $20 door
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Odd Babes produce shows that are hate-free, specifically aimed at celebrating women/queer/poc/ally comics and getting artists paid, and audiences laughing. Partial funding by: Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Vita Arts.

Janelle James is a Caribbean-born comedian and writer living in New York. She has performed all over the country and in the best clubs, including the Laugh Factory, Gotham, Helium and Caroline's Comedy Club. She has also traveled extensively as the feature act with Hannibal Buress, Todd Barry, Rob Delaney and many others. Janelle can be seen on NBC Seeso's Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight on Comedy Central and Uproarious on Fuse (2016). She was included in the Just For Laughs Montreal's New Faces category for 2016, named one of the The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016 and has been featured for her outstanding performance ability in the The New York Times, Portland Tribune and Time Out Magazine.

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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.

Soul On Saturday w/ Mr. Nyice Guy on the 1's and 2's

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
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Soul on Saturday party!

Live music by Goody Bagg

DJ Mr. Nyice Guy on the 1's & 2's

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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 22, 2017

Cornish Latin Ensemble and Cornish Jazz Ensemble III

4:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Performances by the Latin Ensemble and Ensemble III under the direction of Jovino Santos Neto and Randy Halberstadt



No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

NOCCO - ECHOES AND DANCES AT ROYAL ROOM

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $25/general $15/senior +age 30 and under
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NOCCO opens the year with evocative, locally-sourced music at the heart of the program. Featuring concertmaster Victoria Parker as soloist, Roupen Shakarian’s 2015 Violin Concerto is reflective, elegiac, and replete with echoes of other musics and styles. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, youthful and exhilarating, opens the concert. It was composed in the final months of Imperial Russia, 1916-17, and takes more direct cues from Mozart, Haydn, and Rossini, among others. Francis Poulenc’s Sinfonietta sits at the other end of the 20th century’s darkest decades, written in 1947; ironically (but typical of Poulenc) it is full of energy, grace, and dancing gestures.

Prokofiev - Classical Symphony
Shakarian - Violin Concerto
Soloist Victoria Parker, Violin
Poulenc - Sinfonietta

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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 23, 2017

The Debaucherauntes // Oddjob Ensemble // Brivele

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

The Debaucherauntes: This brand of klezmer fusion includes re-imaginings of Yiddishe theatre, wild/powerful instrumental klez fused with other styles as diverse as hiphop and Mahler, klez flavored covers, whiskey-soaked singalongs, raunchy story ballads, & heart-wrenching Niggunim. Debaucherous, dancey, filled with great solos, we challenge you to leave shows without sore feet, a sore throat, a salacious smile, & a full heart.

Hailing from Sonoma County, Oddjob Ensemble performs a myriad of musical styles and collaborates with perfomance artists in Vaudevillian shows, musical theater, and the avant garde. The Ensemble, led by Kalei Yamanoha, is a trio that is comprised of trap kit, string bass and accordion. Dancing to energizing early jazz numbers, listening to ethereal folk music and stomping to raucus overtures, the crowd will have their ears twisted into a delicious musical pretzel.

Brivele, Seattle's newest antifa klezmer folkpunk group, already making waves with their yiddish/Kimya splicing.

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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 Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin. 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 24, 2017

The Carlene Crawford Band // The Hilltalks

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Based out of Seattle, WA, indie-pop band The Carlene Crawford Band, often pulls from nostalgic 80’s electric guitar and jazz piano influences. Lead singer/keyboardist Carlene started journaling at a young age which has made a big impact on the way she writes; simple, truthful, and to the point. She moved back to the Pacific Northwest after releasing EP New Ground (June 2016) in San Diego. In crossing paths at an open mic in Fremont, her original songs have evolved with the creative influences of drummer Chris D’Abreau, guitarist Levi Jess and bassist Dan Ryan.
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The Hilltalks are Natalia Espaillat, Ryan Standley and Emily Ravenscraft.
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Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Frank Vitolo Quartet

10:00pm (Lounge)

Local saxophonist born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest. A graduate of Western Washington University’s Music program under the direction of Mike Allen and Miles Black, both international touring artists from BC. His sound and style has been compared to music titans like Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, John Coltrane, and Sonny Rollins. The jazz vocabulary is apparent in every moment of his playing with fluidity and unapologetically. Frank performs a mix of traditional jazz from New York and New Orleans approach. As well as a variety of original music composed and arranged by himself. Frank is currently associated with a multiple projects in Seattle including; Bad News Botanists, Scarlet Parke, Marina Christopher, Jazz Night School Big Band, La Fonda, Home Sweet Home, High Cloud Cover.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Jazz Night School

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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.
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Big Band Blue will be performing with special guest Anton Schwartz
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Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Featuring 10 members including a full horn section, Seattle’s newest force - High Pulp - will get you grooving. Coining their genre as ‘future funk fusion’, the band takes inspiration from legends such as Herbie Hancock and Earth Wind & Fire with modern twists of electronic music and hip-hop. Known for energized and honest live shows, High Pulp is pushing the limits of instrumental music. Featuring:

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Highsteppers: Classic Soul Revue

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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.
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Earshot Jazz Presents: Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family & Friends

Early: 7:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm
Late: 9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm

Tickets: $20 adult, $18 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military
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Magical, humorous, and full of heart, the drummer’s renditions of tunes by the likes of the Carter Family, Lionel Ritchie, and Wilson, himself, are complex, rollicking, serious fun. With Ron Miles (cornet), Jeff Lederer (reeds, voice, harmonium), Martin Wind (bass), Matt Wilson (drums & voice), and a host of Seattle musicians including Dawn Clement (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.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Featuring live performance by the Wayne Horvitz Ensemble. Score by Wayne Horvitz

Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders. Written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer with direction by Robert Wiene, this classic horror film features a dark and twisted visual style, with sharp-pointed forms, oblique and curving lines, structures and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles, and shadows and streaks of light painted directly onto the sets.

Ray Larsen-Trumpet
Alex Guy-Violin
Beth Fleenor-Clarinet, Bs. Clarinet and Voice
Greg Sinibaldi- Baritone Sax and Bs. Clarinet
Wayne Horvitz-Piano
Geoff Harper-Bass
Eric Eagle-Drums

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Amendola Vs. Blades Vs. Skerik

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets: $18 adv/ $20 dos
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“The breadth of what we do is so wide we don't have to think about it,” says longtime Bay Area drummer Scott Amendola, when talking about fellow local organist Wil Blades—the other half of the dynamic music duo known as Amendola vs. Blades. “The cool thing is we can play swingin’ old school jazz, funk and rock, African music, to playing free.” Such dynamic range would prove challenging for any band, let alone one consisting merely of eight limbs, two analog keyboards and a drum kit. But it’s a challenge the two friends have eagerly met gig after gig since their auspicious first show together, a performance of Duke Ellington’s “Far East Suite” as an organ and drums arrangement, ten years ago. “It’s all about keeping it fresh,”adds Amendola. “And keeping the audience engaged.” And keeping audiences sonically freshened and engaged throughout their ever-evolving decade-long stint hasn’t been a problem for this uncanny duo, who’ve imprinted plenty of nondescript juke joints: the High Sierra Music Festival, SF Jazz, and the iconic Fillmore, alike with their slithery sound, enough to make stalwart critics like the SF Chronicle’s Joel Selvin squawk: "As for Wil Blades and Scott Amendola, these two Young Turks of the San Francisco jazz scene are bringing the organ-drum duo into the 21st century."
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For this performance they will be accompanied by Skerik

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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 29, 2017

Villalobos Brothers Day of The Dead Party

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos
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Villalobos Brothers have been acclaimed as one of today’s leading Contemporary Mexican ensembles. Their original compositions and arrangements masterfully blend and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. The Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of brilliance, cadence and virtuosity that awaken the senses and mesmerize the listener. They were the first Mexican band ever to play at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC, as featured guest artists, adding this historic venue to an already impressive list of credits that includes the Latin Grammy Awards, Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations, Rockefeller Center, the New York Mets field at Shea Stadium, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, New Victory Theatre in Broadway, The Miller Stage in Milwaukee, The Ford Theatres in Hollywood, and Teatro Amadeo Roldán in Havana.
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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 30, 2017

Häxan (1922)

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Benjamin Christensen's 1922 film Häxan came about from his stud of Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th-century German guide for inquisitors Regarded by critics and scholars as Christensen's masterpiece, it was the most expensive Swedish silent film ever made! Häxan is a film highlights how superstitions and misunderstood diseases, such as mental illness, can lead to mass hysteria of 'Which Hunts". The duo Dangerknife (Nico Sophiea - somesurprises/Grails & Darb Aduor - L.W.S.) will be teaming up with friends to provide an improvised score in four parts.

As it was written in Variety, this film, "wonderful though this picture is, it is absolutely unfit for public exhibition."

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

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 Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin. 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 31, 2017

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Featuring live performance by the Wayne Horvitz Ensemble. Score by Wayne Horvitz

The band will be playing an additional set from 8:45pm-9:45pm.

Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders. Written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer with direction by Robert Wiene, this classic horror film features a dark and twisted visual style, with sharp-pointed forms, oblique and curving lines, structures and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles, and shadows and streaks of light painted directly onto the sets.

Ray Larsen-Trumpet
Alex Guy-Violin
Beth Fleenor-Clarinet, Bs. Clarinet and Voice
Greg Sinibaldi- Baritone Sax and Bs. Clarinet
Wayne Horvitz-Piano
Geoff Harper-Bass
Eric Eagle-Drums

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