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November 1

Windermere Fundraiser for our Foundation
November 2

Negative Press Project // Tiny Ghost
November 3

J.R. Rhodes 'I Am' Album Release Show
November 4

Mixed Bag: A Comedy and Music Variety Show

The Cumbieros
November 5

The Alaska Suite – Nelda Swiggett Quintet
November 6

Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble // Allison Au Quartet
November 7

Seward Park Audubon Presents – Drew Collins

Dylan Hayes Electric Band
November 8

JazzED Mixer
November 9

...And Other Stories: A personal storytelling open mic
November 10

Bean, Kienzle, Lone Trio

Hello Yellow Brick Road
November 11

Coffee Shop Jam

Brazilian Duo Amilton Godoy & Léa Freire with special guest Harvey Wainapel

Alma y Azúcar
November 12

Arthur Migliazza // Carol J Bufford, After Hours Stomp

Lakeside School Jazz Night
November 13

Casa de la Trova hosted by SuperSones
November 14

SmackTalk // Marina and the Dreamboats
November 15

Piano Starts Here: The Music of Jan Johannson/Esbjorn Svensson
November 16

Kuniko Fukushima: Autumn Rhapsody
November 17

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents Original music inspired by Lindy West's Shrill
November 18

DE Cajon Project

The Ain't No Heaven Seven Dixieland Band

Soul Suite w/ Mr. Nyice Guy on the 1's and 2's
November 19

Mrs. Phelps

RainbowGore Cake Presents: Aurora Blvd starring Jackie Hell
November 20

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
November 21

Butt Dial // The Savoy Night Owls
November 22

SabroSon: Salsa y Sabor
November 23

November 24

A Benefit for Puerto Rico: “Mostly ’67”- great music of 1967 or damn close to it”
November 25

Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers" with Roger Ferguson
November 26

Thanksgiving Wind Down: Caribbean Music and Dance with The Seattle Women's Pan Project and Clave Gringa
November 27

CANCELED: Perry Robinson and Friends
November 28

The Walking Hat Trio // 322
November 29

Jazz Night School
November 30

Jazz Night School

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Windermere Fundraiser for our Foundation

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

$15 suggested donation at the door with live music by Off the Hook band.

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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.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Negative Press Project // Tiny Ghost

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

With the Ravishing Second Album Eternal Life | Jeff Buckley Songs and Sounds the San Francisco Bay Area’s Negative Press Project Takes a Revelatory Instrumental Journey into the Heart of the Singer’s Music

Negative Press Project (NPP), co-led by bassist Andrew Lion and pianist/keyboardist Ruthie Dineen, the expansive electro-acoustic ensemble brings a supple textural palette to Buckley’s material, transforming his emotionally wrought, show-stopping vocal vehicles into strikingly beautiful instrumental settings. Erasing distinctions between jazz and chamber music, rock and instrumental pop, NPP expands Buckley’s legacy by tapping into his beatific lyricism. Negative Press Project’s Eternal Life | Jeff Buckley Songs and Sounds, which was produced by bass master Jeff Denson, is slated for release on Denson's non-profit label Ridgeway Records on November 17, 2017.

NPP is the latest singular ensemble to emerge from the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. The band released an impressive debut album see evil eyes | civilize in 2015 focusing on original compositions by Dineen and Lion. A self described jazz and indie/art rock influenced music collective based out of Oakland, CA, The Bay Bridged says about the group, “Versatility abounds, and they always look for new ground to explore.”
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Friday, November 3, 2017

J.R. Rhodes 'I Am' Album Release Show

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 dos
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Johnny Sangster – guitars
Wayne Horvitz – keyboards
Dan Walker – keyboards
Andy Stoller – bass
Mike Stone – drums

“Music is my teacher,” says JR Rhodes. “You have to dive into the lessons it teaches. For me, it’s been a process of discovery, a way of going deep and trying to find my way home… Music brings me to focus on how we all come together in a spiritual sense. When that happens, I feel on purpose and am happiest.”
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Opening will be singer/songwriter Reggie Garrett with his raw, soulful and timeless falsetto along with Leslie Braly & Ed Brooks, with their heartful and nostalgic brand of Americana.

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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, November 4, 2017

Mixed Bag: A Comedy and Music Variety Show

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Our neighborhood variety show

Join us for Mixed Bag, a variety show hosted by Jeanine Walker that brings you fresh comedy, live music, and sometimes even puppets.

Tonight features Daemond Arrindell

Daemond Arrindell is a poet, performer, and teaching artist. He is a faculty member of Freehold Theatre and is co-facilitating a poetry and theater residency at Monroe Correctional Complex for men, in addition to working as a Writer-In-Residence through the Writers in the Schools Program. In 2012, he taught Seattle University’s first course in Slam Poetry. He has performed in venues across the country and has been repeatedly commissioned by both Seattle and Bellevue Arts Museums.

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The Cumbieros

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm

The Cumbieros are a Seattle born multi-national cumbia band made up of talented musicians from Chile, Brazil and North America. Featuring such instruments as violin, accordion, guiro, guitar and horns, The Cumbieros fuse traditional and contemporary South American cumbia with the modern sounds of ska and rock creating fun, high-energy music that drives everyone to the dance floor. Cumbia is a genre of music/dance that originated in Colombia and is now extremely popular all across Latin America. The Cumbieros hope to spread the popularity of this music to the Pacific Northwest and beyond with one goal in mind; getting people on the dance floor. Come dance with us!
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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Garfield High School Jazz Jam, led by Jacob Zimmerman

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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The Alaska Suite – Nelda Swiggett Quintet

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Nelda Swiggett's "Alaska Suite: a story of beauty, loss and hope"

The Alaska Suite features a five-piece chamber jazz ensemble performing the original music of Seattle pianist and composer Nelda Swiggett. But this is not just a concert. Combining the emotional power of multiple mediums – live music, spoken words, images and poetry – the Alaska Suite celebrates the beauty and majesty of Alaska; laments the rapid impacts of global warming in the Arctic and beyond; and shares reasons for hope and calls to action.

Nelda Swiggett (piano/compositions), Julian Smedley (violin), Clif Swiggett (trombone), Chris Symer (bass), and Adam Kessler (drums).

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble // Allison Au Quartet
Presented by KNKX. Wayne Horvitz-Conductor.

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!

Juno-award winning Jazz Saxophonist, Composer and Arranger, Allison Au refuses to be defined. Born to a Chinese father and Jewish mother, and raised in the multicultural metropolis of Toronto, Allison found music as a young child. She was exposed to a wide array of musical styles but was captivated by the unhinged freedom of Jazz. Jazz became Allison’s lab for self-expression, exploration, and musical experimentation. Her music weaves a mosaic of influences into a seamless and soulful sound, a concoction steeped in the tradition of Jazz but skillfully laced with elements of Classical, Pop, R&B/hip hop, Latin, and world music. ​

Au’s music transports you to a place where instrumentals ring bold and emotions run free. Melodies cascade and collide, highlighting Au’s gift for layering voices and rhythms. Her writing showcases the color and character of each instrument, while providing ample room for her dedicated bandmates to push her compositions to new heights. ​

At just 27, Au earned her first Juno nomination for her debut album, “The Sky Was Pale Blue, then Grey”, and at 30 she seized the Juno for "Best Jazz Album of The Year: Group" for “Forest Grove.” Formed in 2009, the Allison Au Quartet has toured extensively in Canada and the US. The group was awarded the TD Jazz Fellowship Scholarship (2011), The Alfred and Phyllis Balm Scholarship (2012), and The Margareta and Benno Nigg Scholarship (2013) for three consecutive artist residencies at the Banff Centre.
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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 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, November 7, 2017

Seward Park Audubon Presents – Drew Collins

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

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The Seward Park Audubon Center is pleased to welcome professional photographer Drew Collins to the Royal Room. Collins will explore the amazing and extraordinary creatures that live and thrive in Puget Sound. Through his still photography and videography, he will introduce you to the spectacular color and diverse life that abounds in our local waters. See our amazing Giant Pacific Octopus, Wolf eels, tiny Sculpins and many others, improve your own photography, while also learning about the importance of reducing pollution, over fishing and habitat loss in Puget Sound.
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Dylan Hayes Electric Band

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

The Dylan Hayes Electric band will debut at the Royal Room, playing the music of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, along with original compositions. The band features Dominic Lecouturier on Drums, Martin Budde on guitar, Dylan Hayes on keyboards, and Ben Feldman on bass.

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The Automat with Darren Loucas, Geoff Harper, and Eric Eagle

10:00pm (Lounge)

Features guitarist Darren Loucas and the super rhythm section of Geoff Harper and Eric Eagle. Classic blues, rock and pop blast off into deep space delta blues grooves and automatic compositions. Great for dancing and drinking. Perfect for late night in the lounge at the Royal Room.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

JazzED Staff Performance Night at The Royal Room

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Join us at the Royal Room on Wed, Nov 8 for two sets featuring JazzED directors and coaches. House trio Darrius Willrich, Davy Nefos, and Marina Christopher will set the stage for JazzED teachers to join them for a fun night of music. Students and families are encouraged to come and watch their teachers perform, say hi and hang out.

Seattle JazzED is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which was founded in 2010 by Laurie de Koch, Shirish Mulherkar, Clarence Acox and Robert Knatt. Laurie wanted kids to get great music education opportunities, regardless of what school they went to or how much money they had.

JazzED started out with two jazz ensembles that met weekly. Since then, the roster of programs has grown to include many more ensembles, masterclasses, summer camps, vocal ensembles, combo training, an all-city girls band and jam sessions. Now over 500 students from 70+ different schools come through the doors every year.
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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.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

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

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

November's featured storyteller is Seattle Moth storySLAM host, and stand up comedian El Sanchez.

Hosted by Danielle K.L. Gregoire, former producer of the Moth storySLAM, and founder of the Comedy Womb (now the Comedy Nest) ...And Other Stories is a true, personal storytelling open mic with no theme, 12 open mic spots of 6 minutes each, and a featured performer at the beginning of each show.

Sharing our stories is the way we build community and connect with each other.

What is a personal, true story?

This is a story that has happened to you. A story that has changed you, that one you find yourself telling over and over to your friends. At ...And Other Stories our stories are told and not read. It can be funny, sad, a mix of all the feelings. It should be 6-7 minutes in length.

HOW TO TELL YOUR STORY:

You can sign up in advance for one of 6 advance spots by emailing danielle.gregoire@hotmail.com with the subject: Story Sign Up November 9th

Or come down and put your name in the lottery for one of the remaining spots.

Stories should follow the inclusive space model and abide by these guidelines. No racism, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, able-ism, or fat-phobia.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Bean, Kienzle, Lone Trio

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Joel Bean - Organ
Wolf Kienzle - Guitar
Will Lone - Drums

Featuring the superbly swinging sounds of organist Joel Bean, guitarist Wolf Kienzle, and drummer Will Lone, the BKL Trio serves up a high energy blend of traditional jazz, funk, soul, and blues with depth and dynamic flair. Come enjoy some wonderful music and great food, from 6:00 to 7:30 on Friday, November 10th at Columbia City’s Royal Room.

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Hello Yellow Brick Road

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets for this show are SOLD OUT.

Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos
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Hello Yellow Brick Road - a tribute to Elton John
The iconic double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road performed in its entirety! Take a journey to 1973 and experience one of pop music’s all-time classics, as interpreted by an all-star cast of seasoned Pacific Northwest musicians:

Jen Ayers - (vocals & keys) - Teatro Zinzanni, Honeytongue, herself
http://www.jenayersmusic.com

Daniel Walker - (keys & vocals) - Ann Wilson, Red Jacket Mine, Leroy Bell
http://www.annwilsonofheart.com/awoh-posse-musicians/

Patrick R. Porter - (vocals & guitar) - Explone, Kirby Krackle, Red Jacket Mine
http://www.explone.com

Kathy Moore - (guitar & vocals) - The Guessing Game, Your Sweet Action, Thaddillac
http://innocentwords.com/kathy-moore-tone-completely-her-own/

Richard Davidson - (bass & vocals) - Radio Nationals, Mopsey, Young Sportsmen
http://www.radionationals.com/richbio.html

Geoff Reading - (drums) - Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Green Apple Quick Step, New American Shame
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Reading

Vocalist/guitarist Patrick R. Porter describes the inspiration for this show:

“I was four years old in 1973, and one night my parents were about to leave me with a babysitter and go out for the evening. When the babysitter showed up, she had a fresh copy of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road still wrapped in the original cellophane. She was bringing it to play on my dad’s enormous stereo, which dominated the small living room at our house in Skyway. Dad saw an opportunity, and he postponed the plans he had for the evening so he could get a fresh recording of the album on his reel-to-reel tape recorder, literally the first time that the vinyl record was ever played. Thus the true story: I fell in love with this album because my dad bootlegged it from my babysitter.

The core band will be joined by many special guests, including Shawn Smith of Satchel, and Matt Alber from Portland. This show will be a (reasonably) faithful reading of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, plus a few special encore songs to close the night. Just like the album itself, there will be two sets with a brief intermission between album one and album two.

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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, November 11, 2017

Coffee Shop Jam

10:30am | Doors at 9:45am

This is the most incredible amateur music show you will ever witness. Great music + great acts of courage = Fantastic entertainment.

The Coffee Shop Jam, held twice a year in the spring and fall, is an opportunity for my guitar students, Joe Walker's guitar students, Andrew Rudd's's drum students, and Brady Kish's bass students to perform their songs in a great music club for an enthusiastic audience. It's part recital, part rock concert.

You can see footage from past Jams here

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Brazilian Duo Amilton Godoy & Léa Freire with special guest Harvey Wainapel

6:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $20 adv/dos
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Giordano Productions presents a rare concert with Brazilian Duo Amilton Godoy (Piano) & Léa Freire (Flute) plus special guest, jazz saxophonist Harvey Wainapel. One show only!

The duo on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIlECXkd7Ao
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlK5buPC-Kg

Flutist/pianist/composer LÉA FREIRE grew up surrounded by music. She began by studying piano, where she absorbed Brazilian composers such as Villa-Lobos and Lorenzo Fernandes, as well as Bach and Debussy. She later started playing and teaching herself flute, with which she made her musical reputation. A versatile composer, Léa released her first CD, “Ninhal,” in 1997, on her newly-founded label Maritaca. Many CDs followed, including “Cartas Brasileiras,” (2007) with her symphonic arrangements for 62 musicians in various formations, a contemporary overview of Brazilian instrumental music. She has an ongoing composing partnership with Joyce Moreno who is the lyricist of many of Léa’s songs, released in the USA, Europe and Japan.

Pianist/composer/arranger/educator AMILTON GODOY, 76 years young, is also from the state of São Paulo. He has won important awards and competitions throughout his career. With Luiz Chaves (bass) and Rubens Barsotti (drums), Godoy formed the renowned and influential Zimbo Trio, which has made 51 recordings and performed in over 40 countries. The Zimbo Trio’s 49-year career has increased recognition of Brazilian instrumental music throughout the world. Considered one of the greatest pianists in the world, he has played with many orchestras with conductors such as Julio Medaglia, Chiquinho de Moraes and Simon Bleche.

“A Mil Tons” (“In a Thousand Keys,” — also a pun on Amilton Godoy’s name) is the new CD of Léa Freire and Amilton Godoy, a flute/piano duo based in São Paulo, Brazil. The recording features Amilton’s compositions, with 10 instrumental tracks, arranged by Amilton. Recorded in São Paulo, the CD is on the Maritaca label. Amilton and Léa invite you to enjoy the new sound on Spotify

Saxophonist/clarinetist HARVEY WAINAPEL has his feet firmly planted in two musical worlds. His jazz experience has led to performances and/or recordings with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Kenny Barron, Joe Henderson, Johnny Coles and the Metropole Orchestra. He has toured internationally with Ray Charles, Joe Lovano, and Airto Moreira & Flora Purim. Wainapel’s deep love for and research into Brazilian music has resulted in performances and recordings with Guinga, Jovino Santos Neto, Marco César, Spok, Filó Machado and Paulo Bellinati, among many other notables from that country. To date Harvey has presented his work in clubs, festivals and studios in 22 countries.

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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.

Alma y Azúcar

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm

Tickets: $12 adv/dos
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Alma Villegas y Azucar presents: A Spicy Latin Celebration. Enjoy an evening music and dance with the sultry, seductive and dynamic Latin rhythms of Alma y Azucar paired with very special guest performer, Flamenco extraordinaire Deseo Carmin.

Alma y Azúcar masterfully integrates beloved Latin rhythmic styles–Cha Cha, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Son and Salsa with more contemporary influences, resulting in “Latin music for everyone.” With Alma Villegas at the front, the band also features esteemed Seattle musicians Fred Hoadley (piano, tres, backup vocals), Steve Okimoto (bass), Ricardo Guity (percussion, backup vocals), Steve Motsovoy (trumpet, backup vocals), Roy Brown (trombone) and Lance Lu (shekere).

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Deseo Carmin is fiery fusion of latin, jazz/funk and rock with spicy flamenco. Deseo interprets favorite Latin American and original songs with a style that is unique as well as energetic. Bringing the traditional sounds of the flamenco guitars along with electric percussive sounds, Deseo Carmin proposes unexpected musical arrangements.
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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, November 12, 2017

Arthur Migliazza // Carol J Bufford, After Hours Stomp

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Tickets: $20 adv/dos / $15 students (door only with student ID)
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One of the premier interpreters of vintage pop music, Carole J. Bufford, and one of the top boogie-woogie pianists in the world, Arthur Migliazza, join forces to bring you a knock-out musical road trip as refined and elegant as it is lowdown and sexy. Carole and Arthur combine their love and command of classic American music styles into an evening filled with delightful stories, rich education, and utterly irresistible music. Come find out why Carole has been hailed as the new “Last of the Red Hot Mamas” (Wall Street Journal) and why Chuck Berry’s piano player describes Arthur as “The New Master.”

Carole J Bufford has become one of the most sought after performers on the New York City jazz & cabaret scene. She recently completed an unprecedented 10-month run at Birdland Jazz Club and her shows, ‘Speak Easy’ (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks), ‘Body & Soul’ and ‘Shades Of Blue’ earned her rave reviews in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The Times (UK) called Carole’s latest appearance in London “the best thing we’ve ever seen!”. Carole has been featured in Michael Feinstein's Songbook Series at Jazz at Lincoln Center and is the recipient of a Nightlife, Bistro and BroadwayWorld Award for Outstanding Vocalist.
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Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13 and has since performed on some of the world’s greatest stages, including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, as well as on National Public Radio in the US. In 2010 Arthur was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame and in 2014 he received the Best of the Blues Award for Best Keyboardist in Washington State. As a star of the critically acclaimed Off Broadway show BOOGIE STOMP!, Arthur performed in Times Square, NYC for four months in 2015. His album, Laying It Down, earned Top 20 spots on blues radio charts in the US, France and Australia.
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What the critics say about Carole:

"A 1920s girl gone wild" - NYTIMES

"More than any other singer of the last 90 years, [Carole] digs down into the meat and the substance of the Prohibition Era." - Wall Street Journal

"The real thing" - NYTIMES


What the critics say about Arthur:

"The new master" - Daryl Davis (Piano player for Chuck Berry)

"An impressive pianistic tour-de-force" - Blues Access Magazine

"Arthur handles the ivories with the left hand of doom" - Blues Review 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.

Lakeside School Jazz Night

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

The evening will feature The Lakeside Big Band and special guests.

Lakeside’s music program provides students with opportunities from picking up an instrument for the first time to growing into accomplished ensemble players and soloists. The program is a place where students can make lasting friendships and explore how music connects people from around the world.

Free and open to the public

Monday, November 13, 2017

Casa de la Trova hosted by SuperSones and Special Guests

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.
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, November 14, 2017

SmackTalk // Marina and the Dreamboats

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

MARINA AND THE DREAMBOATS is the female-bassist-fronted soul band of your dreams, led by Marina Christopher. They are currently working on their first album, which will be released later in 2017. In 2015 their first break-out performance was on CW11’s show Band in Seattle, and they have been delighting audiences all over Seattle ever since.
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SmackTalk is a Seattle based group comprised of three (yes three!) raucous saxophones. Their original compositions will titillate your senses with music across a variety of genres. References to John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Ornette Coleman amidst a whirly sea of saxophone harmonies, fluttery keyboard melodies and tricky drum beats is just another day in the life of SmackTalk.
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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 Automat with Darren Loucas, Geoff Harper, and Eric Eagle

10:00pm (Lounge)

Features guitarist Darren Loucas and the super rhythm section of Geoff Harper and Eric Eagle. Classic blues, rock and pop blast off into deep space delta blues grooves and automatic compositions. Great for dancing and drinking. Perfect for late night in the lounge at the Royal Room.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Piano Starts Here: The Music of Jan Johannson/Esbjorn Svensson

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
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The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument. Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening on the Royal Room's Steinway B grand piano.

Featuring:
Alex Guilbert, piano
Nelda Swiggett, piano
Aaron Otheim, piano
Nate Parker, bass
Clif Swiggett, trombone and percussion

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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.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Kuniko Fukushima: Autumn Rhapsody

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Japanese singer/songwriter Kuniko Fukushima debuted in 1978 in Japan. She has been performing continuously as a professional until 2014 in Japan after which she moved to Seattle and started her music activity again. In her early days, she played the electric guitar and sang songs along the lines of Linda Ronstadt. In recent years, she has come to appreciate Japanese songs using the commonality of words to treat them respectfully in her compositions and singing which has become her mantra.
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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.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents Original music inspired by Lindy West's Shrill

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/ $10 Members/ $20 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Seattle Girls Jazz Band opens at 7:00pm
The Bushwick Book Club Seattle performs at 8:00pm

Followed by a set by The Wayne Horvitz Trio ft. Ahamefule Oluo and Beth Fleenor

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents original music inspired by Lindy West's Shrill. Bushwick Book Club musicians will read this New York Times best seller and create original works inspired by the book. This book follows Lindy's journey through a culture that values women to be small, quiet, and compliant as possible. With inimitable good humor, vulnerability, and boundless charm, Lindy boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect.

Recently interviewed on Comedy Central’s The President’s Show, and NPR’s Fresh Air, Lindy West will be on hand to offer remarks.

Bushwick's performers include:
Debbie Miller
Olivia Claire
Amanda Winterhalter
Wayne Horvitz
JR Rhodes
Moe Provencher
Beth Fleenor
Sean Morse
Michelle Searle
Emily Ann Peterson
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.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Town Hall Seattle Presents: DE Cajon Project
Part of Saturday Family Concert series

11:00am | Doors at 10:30am

Tickets: $5 Adults, Free to children 12 years and under.
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The phrase “de cajón” is a Peruvian expression meaning “without question,” “for sure,” or even “rain or shine.” And there’s no question—DE CAJóN Project will get you moving! Their bright and animated performances center on the syncopated sounds of the cajón (a Peruvian box drum).

But they’re more than just entertainers; DE CAJóN Project is community based movement dedicated to educating through art about the cultural contributions of people in Peru of African descent. With performances, workshops, residencies, and classes, DE CAJóN Project crosses geographical and cultural boundaries to educate audiences and empower artists of Peruvian and African descent across Peru and the Pacific Northwest.

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

The Ain't No Heaven Seven Dixieland Band

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

The Ain’t No Heaven Seven:
This traditional Dixieland jazz band has been playing for over 30 years, entertaining people with its foot tapping, hand clapping brand of music. It has learned from many of the great bands, and particularly favors the New Orleans style.

Originally 6 physicians and a marine engineer, it now has some different members, but they all share the enthusiasm for playing America’s music.

The band has played in many venues over the years, and for many events. It has also played at regional jazz festivals, and enjoys playing Sunday Gospel services. We love to have people dance to our music and to have a good time listening to it.

Lineup for this event will be:

Terry Rogers, Saxes, Leader
Dave Hol , Cornet
Bert Bertram, Trombone
Zane Smith, Bass Clarinet
David Gilbert, Piano
Gene Silberberg, Banjo
Al Rustad, Tuba

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

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm

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

LADIES & GENTS, YOU'RE INVITED TO:

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, November 19, 2017

Mrs. Phelps

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Seattle’s most kick-ass all girl R&B band breaks out of there summer hiatus with an early set.

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.

RainbowGore Cake Presents: Aurora Blvd starring Jackie Hell

8:00pm | Doors at 7:45pm

******WARNING THIS SHOW CONTAINS FLASHING LIGHTS******

SEATTLE! Don't miss the premire of Aurora Boulevard! Our drag parody of the movie Sunset Boulevard. Starring Americas youngest drag superstar RainBowGore Cake, legandary Seattle queen Jackie Hell, and a circus queen Miss Spooky!

Also Starring:
Josh Hartvingson
Adam Thompson


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

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
Presented by KNKX. Wayne Horvitz-Conductor.

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. 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, November 21, 2017

Butt Dial // The Savoy Night Owls

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Butt Dial:
Shaking up Seattle watering holes and establishments of ill repute since 2013, Butt Dial is a high-energy act best suited to making you (and your clothes) a lot more funky.

A garage rock trio welded to a paint-stripping hornline, Butt Dial filters originals and covers alike through an insistently distorted sound bolstered by a battle chest of brass. The whole concoction is then coated in a sultry syrup of powerful croons, hollers, and stage energy bordering on the Vaudevillian. Shake for 30 to however long you hire us for minutes and enjoy. Take a ride on the Butt Dial Express -- a Fabulous Party Band Experience.
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Savoy Night Owls: Take a trip back in time with the musical stylings of The Savoy Night Owls featuring the smoky vocals of Queenie Sunshine. The Savoy Night Owls, a Seattle based jazz quintet, specializes in vintage jazz inspired by the American Songbook, with a few contemporary-turned-old-jazz songs thrown in the mix. Take a trip down memory lane. You may find yourself nostalgic for a era before your time!
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Queenie Sunshine – Vocals
Rodney Kinney – Piano
Andrew Hare – Drums
Leah Pogwizd – Bass
Brian Hartman – Baritone Saxophone

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

The Automat with Darren Loucas, Geoff Harper, and Eric Eagle

10:00pm (Lounge)

Features guitarist Darren Loucas and the super rhythm section of Geoff Harper and Eric Eagle. Classic blues, rock and pop blast off into deep space delta blues grooves and automatic compositions. Great for dancing and drinking. Perfect for late night in the lounge at the Royal Room.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

SabroSon: Salsa y Sabor

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

SabroSon brings together a group of accomplished musicians with a wealth of experience and passion. Alex Rivera on vocals was raised during the New York Salsa era. A street style sonero with a respect for the traditional roots of the music. Alex has performed with many local Salsa bands including: Latin Expression, Nueva Era, and Kiki Valera Y los Guajibaros and has been featured on numerous recordings. Along with Steve Guasch an accomplished musical director and grammy nominated producer. SabroSon is guaranteed to please even the most finicky Salsa fan.
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

A Benefit for Puerto Rico:
“Mostly ’67”- great music of 1967 or damn close to it”

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $20 adv/ $25 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour:

Featuring:
Paul Moore
Darren Loucas
Eric Eagle
Wayne Horvtiz

Ryan Burns
Robin Holcomb
Ray Larsen
Heather Bentley
Jordan Voelker
Gretchen Yanover
Joe Kaufman

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?


Featuring:
Thaddeus Turner
Kathy Moore
Mike Stone
Igor Aduladze
Geoff Cooke


The Music of The Rolling Stones

Performed by CFO, featuring:
Sean Bates
Kathy Moore
Chris Friel
Gary Westlake
Robert Lee Mitchell

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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, November 25, 2017

Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers" with Roger Ferguson

6:00pm | Doors 5:00pm

Ferguson has been earning national acclaim for decades--he won the National Flatpick Guitar Championship in 1979, toured with Mark O’Connor, and opened shows for music legends Merle Haggard, Taj Mahal, Doc Watson, and Emmylou Harris. He has also recorded music for PBS, and published lessons in Guitar Player magazine.

Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their version of Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger's unique originals.
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thanksgiving Wind Down: Caribbean Music and Dance with The Seattle Women's Pan Project and Clave Gringa

6:30pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv/dos – Under 18 FREE
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Thanksgiving Wind-down w/ live Caribbean music from Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project and Clave Gringa. Come dance, listen, enjoy. The Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project and Clave Gringa pair up to bring you a wonderful early evening's end to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Seattle Women's Pan Project:
The Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project gives women and girls the opportunity to learn how to play and perform Caribbean steel drums and is dedicated to creating a space for women and girls in music through arts education.

The project is based out of the Martin Luther King Community Center in Seattle and is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic women’s Caribbean steel drum band. The project started in 2013 under the administrative direction of Oriana Estrada and the artistic direction of Michael Shantz.
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Clave Gringa:
Clave Gringa is a Seattle band, formed in 2008, to showcase Cuban-jazz compositions of Ann Reynolds. The energy and spirit of Clave Gringa reflects a commitment to an authentic expression of music and is an invitation to get up and move. Repertoire includes a broad spectrum of Cuban styles from Cuban son and danzon to rumba and Afro Cuban with an infusion of American jazz. The band leader, Ann Reynolds, has studied in Cuba for many years.
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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, November 27, 2017

CANCELED: Perry Robinson and Friends

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

The Royal Room is closed tonight.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Walking Hat Trio // 322

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Founded in 2012, 322 is named after their rehearsal space at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Founding members BrandonLee Cierley (saxophone) and Elliott Turner, (guitar) together with Josh Bozich (bass), Thomas Horn (drums) and Joshua VanCleave (keyboards), collaborate to deliver an innovative jazz experience. We collaborates in the songwriting process by introducing tight harmonies, rhythmic grooves and creative rhythm to their music. Many thanks to Dr. David Deacon-Joyner, Tracy Knoop and Kareem Kandi for being excellent mentors. 322 has had the great opportunity to perform at some of the best jazz venues in the Pacific Northwest. Emergence (2017) is the first major release for the group.
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The Walking Hat Trio is Jonas Myers, Cutts Peaslee, and Ryan Donnelly. Taking a fresh approach to the classic jazz piano trio, The WHT plays catchy, inventive originals and an eclectic selection of jazz and pop tunes—classics and rarities alike—with a focus on keeping things grooving. The result is a unique and infectious sound born of the trio's skill, creativity, and love of playing.
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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 Automat with Darren Loucas, Geoff Harper, and Eric Eagle

10:00pm (Lounge)

Features guitarist Darren Loucas and the super rhythm section of Geoff Harper and Eric Eagle. Classic blues, rock and pop blast off into deep space delta blues grooves and automatic compositions. Great for dancing and drinking. Perfect for late night in the lounge at the Royal Room.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Jazz Night School

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Featuring: Big Band Blue

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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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Funk Church with High Pulp

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.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jazz Night School

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Featuring big bands and vocalists

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

https://twitter.com/jazznightschool
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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

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

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