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March 1

Thollem/DuRoche/Stjames Trio
March 2

Yuki Aoki Quintet

Darto // Bad Luck // Zen Mother
March 3

Do Peterson Band: IDEATION

Best Nation in the World ft. Tim Kennedy, David Dawda, Steven Barci, and RL Heyer
March 4

JazzED: Quincy Jones & Melba Liston Ensembles

Plan B
March 5

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
March 6

Casa de la Trova hosted by SuperSones featuring Julio Jauregui
March 7

Randy Halberstadt "Open Heart" Band - Album Preview
March 8

Joe Casalini, acoustic bass and Michael Biller, guitar: An evening of jazz duets

...And Other Stories: A Personal Storytelling Showcase ft. Becky Chan
March 9

Ponga (slight return)
March 10

Town Hall Seattle Presents: La Famille Leger

Songwriters in Seattle 'Showcase in the Round'

Spring Ahead with Moxie at the Royal Room
March 11

JazzED: Count Basie & Benny Goodman Ensembles

Balkan Night Northwest Afterparty
March 12

Jordan Wiegert Jazz Quartet // Sonic Nodilus
March 13

Arthur Migliazza // Carol J Bufford, After Hours Stomp
March 14

Jazz Night School
March 15

Jazz Night School
March 16

Jazz Night School
March 17

Seattle Tap Jam

Electric Circus
March 18

JazzED: Dizzy Gillespie & Creative Orchestra Project

Cherry Boy // RGK and the Alternative Facts // Micah Subar
March 19

Birthday Bash for Elnah Jordan
March 20

Seward Park Audubon Presents: Linnea Westerlind– Discover Seattle Parks

The Walking Hat Trio
March 21

Piano Starts Here: In Memoriam (Two generations of the avant-garde) - The Music of Geri Allen/Muhal Richard Abrams
March 22

Kathy Moore and Alex Guy play Kate Bush's Hounds of Love
March 23

Mrs. Phelps

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers
March 24

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

Matt Alber & The Gentlemen Callers
March 25

JazzED: Nina Simone Choir & Louis Armstrong Ensemble

Phinney Ridge

Erik Deutsch Band feat. Skerik (saxophone) + Alwyn Robinson (drums), Greg Garrison (bass) and special guest vocalist Victoria Reed Orchestras
March 26

Cornish College of The Arts Presents: Voice Studio of Johnaye Kendrick and the Piano Studio of Peter Mack

Christian Pincock’s Scrambler
March 27

Brittany Anjou Trio w/ D'vonne Lewis + Evan Flory-Barnes
March 28

Megan Moreau // Taylor Zickefoose
March 29

Ancient to Future
March 30

Alina: Conclusion

En Canto
March 31

Ancient to Future

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thollem/DuRoche/Stjames Trio
Celebrating the release of Live In Our Time on the legendary label ESP-disk - Feb. 2018

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

Through the wood, sinew, skins, metal and fingers, one hears the years of experiential exploration, responsive nuances and overwhelming power in the Trio's joyfully intense playing. With Tim DuRoche on drums, André Stjames on bass and Thollem on piano, the group covers a lot of territory in their performances, conjuring epochs and eras, terrains and cultures. This is improvised music composed spontaneously out of the breadth of experiences. Improvised music composed spontaneously out of the breadth of experiences “a wonderful synergy that churns and flows like a storm or a Jackson Pollock painting” (Oregon Artswatch)

Pre-order Thollem/DuRoche/Stjames Trio’s Live In Our Time here.
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Friday, March 2, 2018

Yuki Aoki Quintet

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Yuki Aoki - Vocal
Darian Asplund - Tenor Sax (website)
Wolf Kienzle - Guitar
Joel Bean - Organ (website)
Nick Helgeson - Drums

Please join the Yuki Aoki Quintet for an intimate evening of jazz and bossa nova -- as well as celebrating Yuki's very first vocal performance ever! -- along with great food and drinks at the Royal Room. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Darto // Bad Luck // Zen Mother

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

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

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Zen Mother is a two-piece experimental, electronic rock project inspired by French composer, Igor Wakhevitch featuring Monika Khot and Wolcott Smith.
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Bad Luck: For over a decade the Seattle based duo Bad Luck (Neil Welch, saxophone/electronics and Chris Icasiano, drums) have pushed the boundaries of what it means to perform, create and move forward in the genre of modern jazz.

"Bad Luck chop up time and space into jagged, unpredictable shapes...like an asymmetrical avalanche.
- The Stranger Magazine

With four albums under their belt, Bad Luck has created an incredibly diverse array of music. They have developed a unique performative language together, sculpting compositions that use complex mnemonic techniques, and create "fearless, raw improvisations"
- Seattle Times
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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Do Peterson Band: IDEATION

6:30pm | Doors at 5:30pm

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

Do Peterson Band will perform IDEATION, a concert/album of songs stepping from darkness into light, healing and life, an event in partnership with Zero Suicide Puget Sound and NAMI Seattle (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Do Peterson Band is Zoe Bermet (vocals), Jeanne Morefield (vocals), Kirk Van Scoyoc (vocals, banjo) and Do Peterson (vocals, guitar) with Camilo Estrada (bass, leader of The New Triumph) and John Ewing (drums, leader of Johnny and the Moles).
Video of Do Peterson Band's single "On Line" from IDEATION.
Stream Do Peterson Band's single "A.Y.K.I.L.Y." from IDEATION.
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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.

Best Nation in the World ft. Tim Kennedy, David Dawda, Steven Barci, and RL Heyer

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm

Best Nation In The World (BNITW) features well crafted songs played by Seattle heavyweights - RL Heyer, Tim Kennedy, David Dawda, and Steven Barci. The group has a unique chemistry that instantly grabs the listener and takes them through the stories and ideas laid out, not just by deep lyrics, but through the equally compelling music.

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

Sunday, March 4, 2018

JazzED: Quincy Jones & Melba Liston Ensembles

4:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Featuring the Quincy Jones & Melba Liston Ensembles
Seattle JazzED is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, which was founded in 2010 by a small group of volunteers and music educators, who 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. Today over 500 students from 70+ different schools come through the doors every year.

The Melba Liston Ensemble is directed by Marina Christopher and the Quincy Jones Ensemble is directed by Clarence Acox.
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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Plan B

7:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

A group of physicians with a passion for making music for over a decade, Plan B ranges from original latin and jazz pieces to classic rock covers. An ever evolving band in composition, Plan B brings a casual feel to a unique and eclectic mix of music at each show.

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

Monday, March 5, 2018

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: James Falzone, Jerome Smith, Kate Olson, Ivan Arteaga, Levi Gillis, Greg Sinibaldi, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Ray Larsen, David Marriott, Haley Freedlund, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Eric Eagle, Christian Pincock, Wayne Horvitz and more!

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The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, currently featuring a salute to the music of Charlie Parker. Hosted by bassist Troy Schiefelbein and drummer Thomas Campbell.

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, March 6, 2018

Casa de la Trova hosted by SuperSones featuring Julio Jauregui

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Join Septeto SuperSones for a night of traditional Cuban Son music with a heavy dose of salsa and jazz. Seattle producer, arranger, composer and Salsa and Jazz pianist Julio Jauregui will join Septeto SuperSones for the evening of Cuban classics and other gems. Julio is a pillar of many local Latin dance groups including Orquesta Nueva Era, Mambo Cadillac, Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao, Elspeth Savani Latin Jazz Quartet and many others.

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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, March 7, 2018

Randy Halberstadt "Open Heart" Band - Album Preview

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

The music you’ll hear tonight is not “hot off the press”: it’s before the press even starts rolling!

Pianist Randy Halberstadt and his all-star septet will be heading into the studio later in March to record his fifth CD, “Open Heart,” which will come out in the fall on Origin Records. Tonight’s concert will feature the selections from that project, including music by Mancini, Ellington, Strayhorn, Gershwin, several brand new Halberstadt originals – and even Chopin! They’ll also throw in some fun off-the-cuff standards along the way, as this band features some of the finest improvisational talent in the Northwest and beyond. The band includes Chuck Deardorf on bass, Adam Kessler on drums, Ben Thomas on vibes, Mark Taylor on alto, David Marriott on trombone, Jay Thomas on trumpet, flugelhorn, and flute, and, of course, Halberstadt on piano.

Randy Halberstadt has lent his talents to the Seattle jazz scene for many years, as a pianist, accompanist, composer, lyricist, arranger, author, and educator. A long-time member of the faculties of Cornish College of the Arts and the Jazz Port Townsend festival, and the pianist for the esteemed Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra since 2002, he has performed and/or recorded with vocalists Jay Clayton, Jackie Ryan, Marlena Shaw, Sheila Jordan, Greta Matassa, and Gail Pettis and with instrumentalists Herb Ellis, Buddy DeFranco, Terrell Stafford, Bobby Shew, Joe Labarbera, Christian McBride and many others. Halberstadt’s book “Metaphors for the Musician: Perspectives from a Jazz Pianist” has been a staple of the jazz education literature since its publication in 2002 (Sher Music).

Don’t wait for “Open Heart” to come out in the fall – you can hear it live at tonight’s show!
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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.

Wayne Horvitz trio featuring Geoff Harper

10:00pm (Lounge)

Wayne Horvitz plays jazz standards and original compositions - with bassist Geoff Harper and drummer Mike Gebhart.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Joe Casalini, acoustic bass and Michael Biller, guitar: An evening of jazz duets

6:00pm(in the Lounge)



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.

...And Other Stories: A Personal Storytelling Showcase ft. Becky Chan

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

...And Other Stories is a personal storytelling show/open mic and a karaoke night with KJ Ruby all wrapped up into one unforgettable monthly event!

The six pre-booked open mic spots are open and there are six more lottery spots at the door!

For the month of March, our featured storyteller is Becky Chan

The storytelling open mic has no theme and consists of 12 open mic spots of 6 minutes each with a featured performer at the beginning of each show. Produced and hosted by Danielle K.L. Gregoire, former producer of the Moth storySLAM and founder of the Comedy Womb (now the Comedy Nest).

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 February 8th” 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, March 9, 2018

Ponga (slight return)

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

A quartet of four bandleaders, Ponga began touring and recording in North America, Europe, and Japan in 1997. The music of Ponga is 100% improvised. The original band featured

Dave Palmer - Keyboards
Bobby Previte - Drums
Skerik - Saxophone and Electronics
Wayne Horvitz - Keyboards

In the spring of 2018 Ponga reunites with Previte, Horvitz and Skerik. Replacing Dave Palmer will be guitarist Mike Gamble

Ponga is a techno-fueled rocket burning in interstellar overdrive. On stage, it’s a jazz-fusion machine from the future, wiring dizzy analog synth leads into silvery Rhodes piano licks, alien sax work and morphing rhythms. 100 percent improvised , 100 percent intense. Heads will spin. Willamette Weekly (Portland)

Bobby Previte- Leads his own ensembles including, Bump the Renaissance, Latin for Travelers, and Weather Clear, Track Fast. Recordings for Rykodisc, ENJA, and Palmetto. As a sideman has worked with Tom Waits, Terry Adams of NRBQ, Jane Ira Bloom, Ray Anderson, Johnny Copeland and minimalist composer John Adams. Commissioned to create music for The Moscow Circus and appeared in Robert Altman’s SHORT CUTS.

Skerik-Co-Leader of Critter’s Buggin’ and Crack Sabbath. Has recorded and performed with Les Claypool, Charlie Hunter, Mike Clark, Fred Wesley, Tuatara (w/Peter Buck), and Stanton Moore among others.

Wayne Horvitz-Current projects include the 4 plus 1 Ensemble and Zony Mash. Recorded and performed with Bill Frisell, Butch Morris, John Zorn (Naked City etc.), Carla Bley, Fred Frith, DJ Spooky and Robin Holcomb. He has been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet and the Paul Taylor Dance Company, done music for Gus Van Sant, and produced records for Eddie Palmieri, The World Sax Quartet, and Bill Frisell among others.

Mike Gamble -guitarist and multi-instrumentalist has spent the last 15 years immersed in the creative jazz, experimental rock and improvised music scene primarily in NYC.. He has had the pleasure of recording over 20 albums and touring the states, Canada, and Europe with his critically-acclaimed guitar trio The Inbetweens, Counter Record’s Cougar, and alongside doom-metal originators Earth. His more recent collaborators have been prestigious drummer Bobby Previte, bassist Todd Sickafoose, guitar virtuoso Nels Cline, and PNW cellist Lori Goldston. Since relocating to Portland Mike has been running a monthly Audio/Visual series featuring local and touring artists. Gamble currently holds a position as an Audio Production instructor at Oregon State University and is the Artistic Director of Portland’s longstanding experimental music organization, The Creative Music Guild.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Town Hall Seattle Presents: La Famille Leger
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 family that plays together stays together! We’re excited to welcome returning friends La Famille Léger back to Saturday Family Concerts. The Légers play the dancing music of French Canada—the music of back porches and kitchen parties, handed down through generations in the New World. In addition to presenting lively tunes on the fiddle and accordion, La Famille Léger shows also feature crankies, old-fashioned story scrolls with puppets and paper cutouts that bring to life the ballads and stories of the Acadians in North America. From New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia to the tiny Magdalen Islands, the tunes and songs of the Acadians offer great joie-de-vivre and a red-hot rhythm that gets the whole family dancing!

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Songwriters in Seattle 'Showcase in the Round'

4:00pm | Doors at 3:30pm

Songwriters in Seattle presents a 'Showcase in the Round,' featuring singer-songwriters Val D'Alessio, Steve Itterly and David Guilbault. Come spend a musical afternoon enjoying live, local, original music.

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

Spring Ahead with Moxie at the Royal Room

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Moxie brings its eight-piece band to the Royal Room! Powerhouse vocalist Tamika Alston is backed by horns and a rhythm section that pack a punch. Moxie carries the tradition of heavy groove, soul, blues, rock, and jazz, covering a unique mix of tunes from Aretha Franklin to Bruno Mars.

Moxie's musicians are:

Tamika Alston, lead vocal
Dave Fitch, guitar, vocals
Terry Tanner, drums
Rob Kraft, bass
Tess Forte, keys
Paul Mori, trumpet, flugelhorn
David Landau, valve trombone, harmonica
Jim West, saxes

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

JazzED: Count Basie & Benny Goodman Ensembles

4:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Featuring the Count Basie & Benny Goodman Ensembles
Seattle JazzED is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, which was founded in 2010 by a small group of volunteers and music educators, who 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. Today over 500 students from 70+ different schools come through the doors every year.

The Count Basie Ensemble is directed by Mark Taylor and the Benny Goodman Ensemble is directed by Ricardo Luna.
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Balkan Night Northwest Afterparty

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/$10 youth (under 21) and seniors
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Don't miss this phenomenal show with two passionate and authentic ensembles: Nick Sofos and Endasi with Greek Island music and more, and Eva Salina and Peter Stan, playing Romani and Balkan songs!
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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, March 12, 2018

Jordan Wiegert Jazz Quartet // Sonic Nodilus

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

The Jordan Wiegert Jazz Quartet combines unique and modern musical sensibilities with tried and true jazz sounds popular in the 50’s and 60’s. The result is a noticeably “jazz” sound with a powerful groove pushing it along. The group draws inspiration from a wide range of musical masters, such as Art Blakey, Radiohead, Horace Silver, Stevie Wonder, and beyond.

Sonic Nodilus presents a wonderfully inviting take on classic jazz standards as well as original tunes. Their performances are like opening up a box of holiday decorations, with so many fun and wonderful moments all wrapped up in a beautifully cohesive package.

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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, currently featuring a salute to the music of Charlie Parker. Hosted by bassist Troy Schiefelbein and drummer Thomas Campbell.

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, March 13, 2018

Arthur Migliazza // Carol J Bufford, After Hours Stomp

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $20 adv/dos / $15 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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.

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, March 14, 2018

Jazz Night School

6:30 pm | Doors 6:00pm

Featuring Big Band Blue

Fresh and locally grown: Big Band Blue plays outstanding music by jazz greats plus new works by local composers and arrangers. Led by Erik Hanson, Big Band Blue is Jazz Night School’s top-level large ensemble.

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

Wayne Horvitz trio featuring Geoff Harper

10:00pm (Lounge)

Wayne Horvitz plays jazz standards and original compositions - with bassist Geoff Harper and drummer Mike Gebhart.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Jazz Night School

6:00 pm | Doors 5:30pm

Featuring two big bands, vocalists, and numerous small ensembles

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

Friday, March 16, 2018

Jazz Night School

5:30pm | Doors 5:00pm

Featuring various small ensembles

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

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Seattle Tap Jam

5:30pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Tickets: Sliding scale $7, $10, $12, $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Tap dancers and fans alike are invited to attend this jam session hosted by Jessie Sawyers. This event is inclusive to participants of all ages, abilities, and studio affiliations.
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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.

Electric Circus

9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Electric Circus remixes classic R&B, soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia.

Featuring:
Kate Olson
Greg Sinibaldi
Ray Larsen
Levi Gillis
Alex Guy
Simon Henneman
Sean Woolstenhulme
Geoff Harper
Ryan Burns
Andy Roth
Greg Campbell
Ayesha "Musicbox" Brooks
Thione Diop
Marina Christopher
Skerik


Visuals by Brad Rouda

Conducted by Wayne Horvitz

Reimagining the music of:
Sly Stone
The Clash
Captain Beefheart
James Brown
Howlin' Wolf
Miles Davis
Cream
The Grateful Dead
Sun Ra
Los Lobos
Bob Marley
Devo
Funkadelic
Dr. John


and more!

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

Sunday, March 18, 2018

JazzED: Dizzy Gillespie & Creative Orchestra Project

4:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Featuring the Dizzy Gillespie & Creative Music
Seattle JazzED is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, which was founded in 2010 by a small group of volunteers and music educators, who 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. Today over 500 students from 70+ different schools come through the doors every year.

The Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble is directed by Darin Faul and the Creative Orchestra Project is directed by Wayne Horvitz.
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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Cherry Boy // RGK and the Alternative Facts // Micah Subar

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Cherry Boy: Started by Collin Lee Johnson and Jack Dearth after graduating college in 2014, Cherry Boy set out to develop new sounds inspired by old influences. After adding Travis Riggin on bass, David Thompson on drums, and Katherine McNally on backup vocals, Cherry Boy finished recording their debut EP “Infatuation” at Hall of Justice and Tastefully Loud studios with Dylan Wall.
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Monday, March 19, 2018

Birthday Bash for Elnah Jordan

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

Paul Richardson – keyboard
James Clark – bass
John Oliver II – drums
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The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, currently featuring a salute to the music of Charlie Parker. Hosted by bassist Troy Schiefelbein and drummer Thomas Campbell.

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, March 20, 2018

Seward Park Audubon Presents: Linnea Westerlind– Discover Seattle Parks

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Free with advance ticket required.
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The Seward Park Audubon Center is thrilled to welcome Linnea Westerlind to The Royal Room. Linnea, author of Discovering Seattle Parks, has researched and visited every single one of Seattle's more than 400 public parks. She shares the best and most interesting public spaces that you should not miss in her engaging talk. This fun presentation includes more than 30 photographs featured in her book to inspire you to get outside and explore Seattle's fantastic parks. Books will be available for purchase and signature after the event.
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Free and open to the public. 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 Walking Hat Trio

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

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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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, March 21, 2018

KNKX presents: Piano Starts Here: In Memoriam (Two generations of the avant-garde) - The Music of Geri Allen/Muhal Richard Abrams

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos/ $5 students (door only with student ID)
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Featuring:
Wayne Horvitz
Nelda Swiggett
Victor Noriega
Jillian Lebeck Noriega

We lost two giants of modern pianism in 2017. Muhal Richard Abrams, perhaps known as the grandfather of the AACM, mentor to The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis and the generation that followed. Geri Allen’s music was deep and wide- she was an elegant pianist, an early collaborator with Brooklyn’s “M-Base”, and a fine composer who we lost far too early.
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Wayne Horvitz trio featuring Geoff Harper

10:00pm (Lounge)

Wayne Horvitz plays jazz standards and original compositions - with bassist Geoff Harper and drummer Mike Gebhart.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Kathy Moore and Alex Guy play Kate Bush's Hounds of Love

8:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos
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Wayne Horvitz (Piano), and Alex Guy (Violin/Voice) open with a blend of covers, instrumentals by Wayne Horvitz, and songs by Alex Guy.

One night only! Kate Bush's album Hounds of Love will be performed live in its entirety by a quartet of local musicians: Kathy Moore, Alex Guy, Gretta Harley and Igor Abuladaze. They will be using some original arrangements, some samples from the original record, and a couple of extra surprises. Please join us for this very special night of music!

About the album:
Hounds of Love, the critically acclaimed 5th studio album by Kate Bush was released in 1985. The album, rich with various textures, including traditional Irish and Australian instruments, Fairlight samples, and a Georgian chant, contains two sides/ two suites. Side one is called "Hounds of Love," featuring the single, “Running Up That Hill;” “Cloudbusting” (which produced a video starring Donald Sutherland), and the upbeat “Big Sky.” Side two is a seven-track concept piece, "The Ninth Wave." Bush described it as being "about a person who is alone in the water for the night. It's about their past, present and future coming to keep them awake, to stop them drowning, to stop them going to sleep until the morning comes."

Kathy Moore
For nearly two decades, Seattle guitarist Kathy Moore has been a go-to guitarist with her talents ranging from rock to funk to jazz and country. She is currently a member of the bands The Guessing Game and Satchel and has also performed with the likes of Thaddeus Turner (Maktub), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam, Mad Season, Flight To Mars), the band Brad, Kim Virant, Everclear, Mark Siano’s Soft Rock Kid and the all-girl Black Sabbath tribute band Bloody Sabbath.

Alex Guy
Violinist, Violist, Composer and Songwriter Alex Guy is the leader and composer for Led To Sea, a magnetic chamber-pop ensemble that fuses classical, pop and experimental music. Her live show has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, and draws comparisons to St. Vincent and Andrew Byrd. As a musician Alex has performed and collaborated with a virtual whose who of bandleaders, composers, improvisers and jazz musicians in the Pacific NW and beyond. Notable collaborators include Jherek Bischoff, Laura Veirs, Sera Cahoone, Ahamefule Olou, Tucker Martine, Wayne Horvitz, The Seattle Rock Orchestra, Mirah, Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, Paranthetical Girls and many more.

Gretta Harley
Gretta is a composer, performer, writer, and music educator working in various solo and collaborative mediums. She is working on a new full-length record, and rehearing a new band with Gary King. The new record should be out later this year. grettaharleymusic.com

Igor Abuladze
Igor was born in the country of Georgia, and began studying guitar at the age of 14. After the high school, he studied at Georgian Theatrical institute, and upon the completion of the 4-year course as an actor, he worked in the Theater for few years. He abandoned the acting and became a working musician at the age of 23. He traveled across the Soviet Union backing up groups and performers. He immigrated to US in 1991. While living in California, he was playing guitar in original Bay Area bands, Drug and Zarb’zan. In 2006 Igor moved to Seattle, to join an Acoustic Guitar Ensemble called Tuning The Air, a progressive experimental group lead by the members of Seattle Guitar Circle. In 2010 he formed an original band called Nosretep with drummer Mike Peterson and bassist Andy Sells.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Mrs. Phelps

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Mrs. Phelps and Friends. Guest vocalists along with their family and friends.

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Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers" with Tovi Newman and Jacqueline Schafer

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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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Jackie and Tovi recently arrived from Alaska, where they led the gypsy swing group Swing 49. Jackie’s soulful and improvisational singing charmed even the most gruff Alaskan fishermen--and the judges at the 2017 Seattle Jazz Vocalist Competition, where she was a finalist! Tovi studied classical and jazz guitar at the University of Alaska. He plays hard-swinging rhythm and lithe, playful solos--our groove has never been better than when we've had Tovi playing with us!

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

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

5:30pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos/$5 for students and youth
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Join us on Saturday, March 24th for our all-ages annual benefit show, Shout Out! Seattle, at The Royal Room. This is your chance to reunite with your friends from Summer Camp and raise money for your favorite organization! Get your photo taken in our costume photo booth, buy tix for cool raffle prizes and get a temporary tattoo while you listen to amazing bands!
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ATV Pop Up Band
Betsy Olson Band
Mirrorgloss

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Matt Alber & The Gentlemen Callers

9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm

Tickets: $20 GA / $35 VIP
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Portland-based singer/songwriter and multi-Grammy® Award-winning classical artist Matt Alber (reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright/Iron & Wine) is joined by two Seattle legends, Daniel Walker & Andy Stoller, (Ann Wilson/Tracey Chapman) for an evening of soulful original songs & classic pop covers.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

JazzED: Nina Simone Choir & Louis Armstrong Ensemble

4:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Featuring the Nina Simone Choir & Louis Armstrong Ensemble
Seattle JazzED is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, which was founded in 2010 by a small group of volunteers and music educators, who 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. Today over 500 students from 70+ different schools come through the doors every year.

The Louis Armstrong Ensemble is directed by Cori Smith and the Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble is directed by Cora Jackson.
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Phinney Ridge Orchestras

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

The Phinney Ridge Orchestras are two community chamber orchestras.

We will be featuring music from the “Carnival of the Animals” by Saint-Saens, as well as, music from the film “Cinema Paradiso” by Ennio Morricone. In addition, we will be performing music by Holst and Liadov.

Violinist Dana Wenzel will perform the first movement of the Prokofiev violin concerto.

The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is a chamber orchestra for young artists in junior high and high school. In addition to the traditional string orchestra repertoire the PRYO emphasizes twentieth century pieces, film music, and original compositions.

The Phinney Ridge Orchestra is dedicated to playing orchestral music of all styles. Our mission is to provide amateur musicians with lifelong learning opportunities and the pleasure of playing to improve musicianship and performance skill. We aim to educate and enrich the community by providing cultural awareness through the symphonic repertoire. Conductor Todd Kovell is an award-winning composer whose pieces have been played not only at Benaroya and other Seattle venues, but in Europe and Australia as well.

The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is a chamber orchestra for young artists in junior high and high school.
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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Erik Deutsch Band feat. Skerik (saxophone) + Alwyn Robinson (drums), Greg Garrison (bass), and special guest vocalist Victoria Reed

10:00pm | Doors at 9:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
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Brooklyn, NYC pianist Erik Deutsch has toured and recording with with a diverse array of artists including Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, Citizen Cope, Shooter Jennings, Charlie Hunter, Theo Bleckmann, Steven Bernstein, Nels Cline, and Art Lande. Since 2016, Deutsch has been a full-time member of the legendary jam-grass band Leftover Salmon.

In support of the upcoming release of his 6th album, Falling Flowers, Deutsch comes to Seattle for the first time as a leader featuring Skerik on saxaphone, Alwyn Robinson on the drums, Greg Garrison on bass, and special guest vocalist Victoria Reed.
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Cornish College of The Arts Presents: Voice Studio of Johnaye Kendrick and the Piano Studio of Peter Mack

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

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Christian Pincock’s Scrambler

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Christian Pincock's Scrambler makes a musical mess by combining large quantities of jazz, several cups of classical music, a tablespoon of folk and a dash of sound effects, whisked together through a conducted improv sign language called Soundpainting. Some of Seattle's finest improvisers contribute their own unique and diverse flavors, blended in real-time with Christian Pincock's hand-signed gestures. Past recipes have included reworkings of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and 80's pop love songs for Valentine’s Day.
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The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, currently featuring a salute to the music of Charlie Parker. Hosted by bassist Troy Schiefelbein and drummer Thomas Campbell.

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, March 27, 2018

Brittany Anjou Trio w/ D'vonne Lewis + Evan Flory-Barnes

7:00pm| Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
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Brittany Anjou explores Ahmad Jamal to Bikini Kill, singing quirky protest anthems between original compositions inspired by Bartok, Stravinsky, Red Garland and McCoy Tyner. Hailing from Seattle, she studied with Christina Shinkle (piano, jazz theory) and Susan Pascal (vibraphone) in her youth; after graduating from Seattle's Roosevelt Jazz Band ('02), she completed a degree in jazz performance at NYU and has been playing lots of super weird gigs on too many instruments in New York ever since. Her original projects include the Larceny Chamber Orchestra, The Brittany Anjou Trio, BI TYRANT (riot grrl experimental punk), and BEWAA (traditional Ghanaian xylophone), and ASTAMAEA (jazz for Arabic poetry).

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Evan Flory-Barnes – bass
D'Vonne Lewis – drums
Brittany Anjou – piano composition

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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, March 28, 2018

Megan Moreau // Taylor Zickefoose

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Megan Moreau is a singer/songwriter from Kenmore, WA. She has been singing since age 9 and has been in many singing groups including her own pop rock band Amsterdam. She took piano lessons for 8 years and drove her instructors crazy by not playing exactly what was on the sheet music. She always added her own flare, which lead to her first original song at age 14. Now Megan is ready to take the world of music by the horns and will soon record her first record. Her demo can be found on her website.
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Taylor Zickefoose is a Seattle-based, international award-winning jazz vocalist. Taylor is the first and only person to-date to have won both divisions of the Seattle-Kobe Vocal Jazz Competition. In addition to these honors, she is a multiple DownBeat Student Music Award recipient. After completing two years of music composition study at Central Washington University, Taylor was selected to study vocal jazz at the University of Music and Performance in Graz, Austria, with Dena DeRose. Playing with her is some of Seattle's best; on bass, Ryan Donnelly, who plays for Village Theater and for various groups in the NW. On Guitar, Cole Schuster, two-time Golden Ear Nominee and on drums, Max Holmerg, of the Golden Ear Nominated 200 Trio.
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Wayne Horvitz trio featuring Geoff Harper

10:00pm (Lounge)

Wayne Horvitz plays jazz standards and original compositions - with bassist Geoff Harper and drummer Mike Gebhart.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Ancient to Future

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 dos
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This is part of a three day festival. Day two (Friday, March 30th) will be hosted at The Chapel Performance Space of Wallingford's Good Shepherd Center

7:30pm - Fanfare for the Warriors: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

Led by pianist Wayne Horvitz, Fanfare for the Warriors was a seminal recording for the AEC that includes some of their most muscular, and most whimsical, music during the period right after residing in Paris in the early 70’s. The record includes special guest Muhal Richard Abrams, mentor and founding father of the AACM. Featuring Nathan Breedlove, Ayesha MusicBox Brooks, Jamael Nance Ivan Arteaga and Levi Gillis.

8:30pm - Simon Henneman plays Sonny Sharrock’s “Ask the Ages”.

Sharrock, known for his incredible guitar work with Pharoah Sanders, Miles Davis, Last Exit, Herbie Mann, Linda Sharrock and Bill Laswell. “Ask the Ages” is considered by many to be Sharrock’s finest, and sadly was also his last. Produced by Bill Laswell, the original record featured Elvin Jones and Pharoah Sanders. With Chris Icasiano on drums! Featuring Simon Henneman, Levi Gillis, Geoff Harper and Gregg Keplinger

9:30pm - Ruby Dunphy plays the music of Eric Dolphy.

Eric Dolphy bridges the moment between post be-bop and the “free jazz’ of the 60’s working with John Coltrane and Charles Mingus among others. His own albums are classics and utterly unique. Ruby Dunphy, a senior at The Cornish College of the Arts and the drummer for Seattle’s “Thunderpussy”, represents a whole new generation paying homage to, and re-imagining the music of this singular voice in American music.


“Ancient to Future”(*) was conceived in 2017 as a 3-day festival to celebrate the revolution in jazz and improvised music associated with the mid 60s - and that continues to this day.

This music found its earliest expression in the music of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Cecil Taylor, and continued with the innovations of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (ACCM), the Black Artists Group (BAG) and onward.

This years festival features the music of Sonny Sharrock, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, the solo work of Steve Lacy, a tribute to John Carter and Bobby Bradford, and the large ensemble music of Henry Threadgill, plus a tribute to Muhal Richard Abrams, the founding father of the AACM, who passed away earlier this year.

This year’s featured artistwill be Alex Cline, a master percussionist who has performed in a career spanning forty years which a myriad of great artists in creative music, including Julius Hamphill, Myra Melford, Joseph Jarmen, his twin brother Nels Cline, Charlie Haden, Charles Lloyd, Tim Berne and John Carter and Bobby Bradford just to name a few.

In addition, this years festival will focus on local artists whose work pay homage to the tradition and its many evolutions. Ivan Artega’s Tiny Ghost, Crystal Beth’s Boom Boom band, and a Cornish College of the Arts base band lead by drummer Ruby Dunphy-currently the drummer in Seattle’s own “Thunderpussy”- in a tribute to the music of Eric Dolphy

In 2018, the festival will be presented at the Royal Room and at The Chapel at The Good Shepherd Center in a partnership between The Royal Room, Nonsequitur and the Cornish College of the Arts.

Performances will be on Thursday March 29 and Saturday March 31st at the Royal Room and on Friday March 30th at the Good Shepherd Center. March 29 and 31 7.30 p.m. March 30th at 8 p.m.

(*) Ancient to Future comes from the phrase the Art Ensemble of Chicago used to describe their music. “Great Black Music: Ancient to Future.”

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Alina: Conclusion

5:30pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Come, immerse yourself in awesome, live music played by an amazing line up:

Brian Monroney - guitar
Chris Symer - bass
Max Wood - drums
Sarah Burkhart - vocals
Payten Redwood - vocals
Sameayah Pehlke - vocals

Join us for an evening of jazz, funk, soul, and more.

Russian-Israeli vocalist Alina sparks memories of classic jazz and blues singers, which she layers with R&B, funk, and rock elements to create her unique voice. Influenced by Etta James, Stevie Wonder, and Sarah Vaughan, she carries on their tradition as well as staying fresh and innovative, which she maintains through exploring new cultures around the world.

Her travels in south America and Europe, as well as her middle eastern background, lend a distinct flavor to her sound and style. Alina is currently a jazz voice major at Cornish College of the Arts, where she studies with Johnaye Kendrick and collaborates with the top musicians in the northwest.
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En Canto

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv/$15 dos
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Forró Dance Lesson Included

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

Playing primarily in North American venues, En Canto currently channels its fierce independence into challenging stereotypes while also helping audiences expand their comfort zones. “We make people dance,” as drummer Adam Kozie puts it “We routinely open our concerts to a room full of shy, awkward faces, and we close them to a sweat-drenched melee of bodies and smiles. We experience real joy when we play these songs, and people feel that, and they respond in kind, regardless of whether they understand the words or know the ‘right’ dance moves. It was the same for each us at one point when we first heard Luis Gonzaga or Gilberto Gil—we were provoked and then captured by the music, and we feel honored to be able to offer our own interpretations of it.”

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ancient to Future

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/ $20 dos
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This is part of a three day festival. Day two (Friday, March 30th) will be hosted at The Chapel Performance Space of Wallingford's Good Shepherd Center

8:00pm - Greg Campbell presents the Music of Henry Threadgill

Henry Threadgill’s music is profound, deeply grooving, complex and just plain fun. Threadgill has been at the epicenter of the NY scene of the 80s and onward after spending his formative years in Chicago, and a member of the AACM. Threadgill’s music brings almost any American tradition one can think of together. He is the winner of the 2016 Pulitzer prize in composition. Greg Campbell and Alex Cline are both featured in this two drummer line up based on Campbell’s transcriptions of Threadgills large ensemble compositions, also featuring Ray Larsen.

9:15pm - Cline, Horvitz, Kuhn, and Sewelson

Dave Sewelson, Peter Kuhn and Wayne Horvitz all met in Santa Cruz in the mid 70’s. Moving to NYC with many others at the same time, they all pursued creative music intersecting with a myriad of musicians including Frank Lowe, Lester Bowie, Philip Wilson, Butch Morris, John Zorn, William Parker, Bill Frisell and many, many more. Meanwhile Alex Cline was making waves on the LA scene and collaborating with many of the same musicians. This quartet brings together 4 long time collaborators, who cut their teeth on the improvised music of the 80’s, in an extremely rare appearance.

10:30pm - Kate Olson plays Steve Lacy (Solo).

Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy (1934-2004) has been perhaps the best known soprano saxophonist in the modern era of jazz, along with John Coltrane. Lacy fused the influences of early jazz (Sidney Bechet) with the pioneers of be-bop (Thelonious Monk) and the modernists (Cecil Taylor). Lacy was often known for his solo work, and duo with trombonist Roswell Rudd, who passed in 2017. Kate Olson, Seattle’s own premiere soprano saxophone, will present a solo set in homage to Lacy.

11:15pm - Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band featuring Kathy Moore on guitar

Beth Fleenor’s avant jazz, rock and noise band is the quintessential final act for Ancient to Future, with an emphasis on future. Loud, primal, and virtuosic the band re-defines so many facets of improvised music and song structures, with intense instrumentalism and transcendent vocals. Music for the 21st century. Lighting by Dave Verkade


“Ancient to Future”(*) was conceived in 2017 as a 3-day festival to celebrate the revolution in jazz and improvised music associated with the mid 60s - and that continues to this day.

This music found its earliest expression in the music of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Cecil Taylor, and continued with the innovations of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (ACCM), the Black Artists Group (BAG) and onward.

This years festival features the music of Sonny Sharrock, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, the solo work of Steve Lacy, a tribute to John Carter and Bobby Bradford, and the large ensemble music of Henry Threadgill, plus a tribute to Muhal Richard Abrams, the founding father of the AACM, who passed away earlier this year.

This year’s featured artistwill be Alex Cline, a master percussionist who has performed in a career spanning forty years which a myriad of great artists in creative music, including Julius Hamphill, Myra Melford, Joseph Jarmen, his twin brother Nels Cline, Charlie Haden, Charles Lloyd, Tim Berne and John Carter and Bobby Bradford just to name a few.

In addition, this years festival will focus on local artists whose work pay homage to the tradition and its many evolutions. Ivan Artega’s Tiny Ghost, Crystal Beth’s Boom Boom band, and a Cornish College of the Arts base band lead by drummer Ruby Dunphy-currently the drummer in Seattle’s own “Thunderpussy”- in a tribute to the music of Eric Dolphy

In 2018, the festival will be presented at the Royal Room and at The Chapel at The Good Shepherd Center in a partnership between The Royal Room, Nonsequitur and the Cornish College of the Arts.

Performances will be on Thursday March 29 and Saturday March 31st at the Royal Room and on Friday March 30th at the Good Shepherd Center. March 29 and 31 7.30 p.m. March 30th at 8 p.m.

(*) Ancient to Future comes from the phrase the Art Ensemble of Chicago used to describe their music. “Great Black Music: Ancient to Future.”

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

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