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December 1

Jazz Night School
December 2

Jazz Night School

Urban Ghost//Black Clouds//Pig War
December 3

Gypsy Soul

Figg// See Me River
December 4

Cornish Creative Ensemble // Cornish Latin Ensemble

JR Rhodes
December 5

A Cup of Joe Brazil CD Release by the Steve Griggs Ensemble
December 6

Mike Dillon & Earl Harvin
December 7

LaVon Hardison Quartet w/ Frank Anderson
December 8

Happy Chichester
December 9

Album Release Party for A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light
December 10

Foghorn String Band
December 11

Morning Star Brunch

Garfield Jazz Jam
December 12

December 13

University Prep Winter Jazz Extravaganza
December 14

Father Daughter #12, Celebrating 2 Years
December 15

Tiptons Sax Quartet
December 16

An Evening With Spencer Day
December 17

Ray Skjelberd's Yeti Chasers

2nd Annual Kristin Chambers Snow Globe
December 18

Spyn Reset/ Industrial Revelation
December 19

The Music of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Holiday Sing-Along ft. Sing Noel
December 20

Seward Park Audubon Presents - Paul Bannick: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls
December 21

Gregg Belisle-Chi's "I Sang to You and the Moon" CD release // Tyrant Lizard CD release
December 22

Home for The Holidays (Night 1)
December 23

The Royal Room 5 Year Anniversary
December 24

December 25

December 26

Home for The Holidays (Night 2)
December 27

Zony Mash + Horns// Sweeter than the Day// V performing "Bala"
December 28

Zony Mash + Horns// Sweeter than the Day// V performing "Bala"
December 29

December 30

A Tribute to The Music of Leonard Cohen and Leon Russell (A Benefit Concert for Standing Rock)
December 31

New Year's Eve at The Royal Room!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jazz Night School

7:00pm | Doors at 6pm

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.

Facebook Event
http://jazznightschool.org/

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, December 2, 2016

Jazz Night School

6:00pm | Doors at 5pm

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.

Facebook Event
http://jazznightschool.org/

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.

Urban Ghost//Black Clouds//Pig War

10:00pm | Doors 9:30pm

Join us for a night of Ghastly frivolities! A one night extravaganza to fulfill all your spectral soul, ghostly hip hop, and undead rockin needs. Welcome Pig War as they join us from Oregon to serenade us with psychedelic soul! Revel as The Black Clouds bring new life to classic rock and funk! And gasp as Urban Ghost summons spectres before your very eyes with sonic textures from all over the world! It will be a bone rattling good time!

From one coast to the other and beyond these charted lands, Urban Ghost flits beyond these known realms into mirages at the corner of your eye, a silhouette in a mirror of long gone figures. Corporeally centered in Seattle but phasing through many dimensions, the Urban Ghost resides between the lands of sleep and wakefulness, spinning ancient tales and singing songs long lost to the soil.
Urban Ghost

The Black Clouds is a rock and soul band from Seattle, Washington whose musical repertoire is almost as diverse as their background. With members hailing from Nashville and New Orleans to Seattle and Brooklyn, their musical influences and styles may be disparate but they are all undoubtedly united in the groove. No matter what style they are playing be it rock, soul, jazz, alt-country, or fusion, the Black Clouds bring a fresh, unique and infectious feel to their music that elevates your mind, body, and soul.
The Black Clouds

pigWar is the musical platform of Portland-based artist Teddy Presberg. The band features a rotating cast of some of Portland’s best soul singers and unleashes them with a super tight band exploding behind them.

Teddy is a sought-after producer/side-man and accomplished guitarist whose debut album, Blueprint of Soul, was picked up by the internationally renowned funk/jazz label Ropeadope Records (Medeski Martin and Wood, Charlie Hunter, DJ Logic, Snarky Puppy, etc.) and awarded “Staff Pick Top 10 album of 2007” from All About Jazz. He’s released more than 12 albums since and now collaborates on several different musical projects across the country. pigWar is pure psychedelic soul.
Pig War

Facebook Event

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

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Gypsy Soul

7:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Tickets: $22 adv/$25 dos
Ticket available from Stranger Tickets

“Authentic” is the word most frequently used to describe Gypsy Soul and their music. They are a duo with an intimacy that comes through clearly, attracting listeners with their unique blend of Roots Rock, Pop, Blues & Soul and a DIY back story every bit as compelling. 

The OC Weekly calls them “unique and captivating” and “one of the most brilliantly instrumented and vocally adept bands alive and kicking.” And Monica Rizzo, of PEOPLE Magazine says, “Cilette Swann’s voice is haunting, and Roman Morykit’s musicianship is superb.” 

Gypsy Soul have had a Top 40 hit at Adult Contemporary radio with “Silent Tears,” and scored in the Top 5 on many other radio charts. In their 15 year professional recording and touring career, they’ve won numerous independent music awards along the way, including the Independent Music Awards, International Acoustic Music Awards, Just Plain Folks and honors at Lilith Fair. 

Gypsy Soul is singer/lyricist, Cilette Swann, and multi instrumentalist/composer/producer, Roman Morykit. Now, with 13 albums and over 1.6 million downloads, their music has been featured in television shows such as Providence, Roswell, and Felicity, among others. 

In 2015, they raised $52,000 from two fan funding campaigns to help record and promote TRUE, and it was released internationally on April 22 to critical acclaim. 

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.

Figg// See Me River

10:00pm | Doors at 9:30pm

FIGG is the collaboration of Robin Peringer (Carissa’s Weird, 764-Hero, Love as Laughter), and Gilden Tunador (Stella Maris, Carissa’s Wierd). Robin and Gilden began their musical journey playing together in Carissa’s Wierd, the celebrated Seattle band that generated the groups Band of Horses, Grand Archives and S.

There’s a Pacific Northwest influence to be felt on FIGG’s record, not only from some of the area’s indie-rock bands, but from the region, itself. FIGG’s melancholic yet whimsical, 11-song debut album echoes the vibe of the Northwest’s moody weather, majestic mountains and lush forests. FIGG is honored to have Mat Brooke (Carissa’s Wierd, Grand Archives) and Sarah Standard (Carissa’s Wierd) perform on several of the tracks.

FIGG’s live lineup includes:
Gilden Tunador: vocals
Robin Peringer: guitar
Tim Meinig (Band of Horses): drums
Ken Jarvey (The Can’t See): bass
Eric Wolfe (Lil’ Champions): guitar
Sarah Standard (Carissa’s Wierd): violin

figg.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/Figg

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

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cornish Creative Ensemble // Cornish Latin Ensemble

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Featuring:

Cornish Latin Ensemble with Jovino Santos-Neto

Cornish Creative Ensemble led by Tom Varner,
"New Looks at Ellington, Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, and Varner"

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.

JR Rhodes

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

“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.”

Featuring Jeff Fielder, Wayne Horvitz, Johnny Sangster & Mike Stone.

https://www.facebook.com/JR-Rhodes-147744106797/
twitter.com/jrrecordingco
http://www.jrrecordingco.com/
instagram.com/jrrecordingco
https://soundcloud.com/user-205598590/your-pillow-j-r-rhodes

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

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Cup of Joe Brazil CD Release by the Steve Griggs Ensemble

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

The Steve Griggs Ensemble celebrates the release of A Cup of Joe Brazil - stories and music inspired by jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil. Produced through Jack Straw Cultural Center’s Artist Support Program.

Produced through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program, assisting artists working creatively with sound since 1994.

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 Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Joe Henderson. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mike Dillon & Earl Harvin

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

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

The Great Earl Harvin returns from Berlin for a tour of the states with his pal Mike. They will play music from People Gardens as well as Functioning Broke.

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 Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

Thrashy jazz duo featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums/electronics) performing "Obnoxious Jazz For Sensitive Assholes".

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

LaVon Hardison Quartet w/ Frank Anderson

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Frank Anderson opens

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Swindler

10:00pm (Lounge)

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, a sound that blends an innovative fusion of funk, groove, jazz and rock that is, undeniably Swindler. Featuring Seattle veteran guitarist Mike Saskor (Olympic Sound Collective, Rai, Altered States of Funk, Salem, Toadstool), jazz keyboardist Willow Goodine, drummer Chris Martin and bassist Rob Cochran, Swindler is able to bring the dance floor alive, while also leading listeners through an amazing collage of improvisational creativity during each show. The band members draw a wide array of musical influences to the mix, which allow listeners of all ranges to draw rave reviews of the band.
swindlerband.com.

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

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Happy Chichester

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

Happy Chichester is a singer-songwriter,-multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Columbus, OH. An original founding member of Royal Crescent Mob, Howlin' Maggie, and Twilight Singers, he has amassed an impressive discography on a wide range of independent and major labels, including the legendary Sire Records, Columbia/Sony Music, and Elektra.

Happy also works as a sideman and collaborator, recording and performing with Afghan Whigs, Shawn Smith, Brad, Harmony Project Columbus, RJD2, Foley, New Bomb Turks, and Umar Bin Hassan.

Facebook Event

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

Friday, December 9, 2016

Album Release Party for A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light

8:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

KT Niehoff and Ivory Smith (AKA) Eat the Apple
KT and Ivory began collaborating in 2010. They both have a long history of projects across artistic platforms, creating multi-dimensional experimental performance work, and share a love for both the bizarre and traditional. Their sound draws on this diverse history, creating an end result that is both theatrical and authentic in a raw way.

A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light was a dance/theater/cabaret/glam-rock musical created by veteran choreographer/director KT Niehoff. Commissioned by Seattle’s ACT Theatre, the event was performed to sold out houses in 2010 and again in 2015. This soundtrack emerged out of those haunted and humidly elegant performances – "raucous, daunting thing" dripping with an intense appreciation for the moment.

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, December 10, 2016

Foghorn String Band

8:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

"This band has an established sound that rides the cusp of old time and bluegrass and manages to glean the best of both in the process. Caleb Klauder and Sammy Lind have kept it consistent. With the addition of Nadine Landry on bass and Reeb Willms on guitar, they have expanded the sound by adding a depth with their excellent musicianship and superb singing. The fiddle tunes rock out the way they always have with this band with fine readings of “Lost Gal” and “Chicken Reel” from Clyde Davenport, along with “Stillhouse,” “Old Molly Hare,” and “Paddy on the Turnpike.” Of course the whole band sings with gusto. The best, though, is the duet by Landry and Willms where they do a magnificent reading of “Mining Camp Blues” that catches the spirit and feel of wonderful duets done by the late Hazel Dickens and the reigning queen of old time singing, Alice Gerrard, a half-century ago. This top-notch program of ballads, songs, and tunes is varied and rich, a bit raucous and rowdy, while still touching a wide range of emotions. This one is a keeper."

- Bob Buckingham, Fiddler Magazine

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, December 11, 2016

Morning Star Brunch

10:00am

Chef Tarik Abdullah’s popular brunch pop-up returns at The Royal Room!

Free and open to the public.

Garfield Jazz Jam

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

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

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

Monday, December 12, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

University Prep Winter Jazz Extravaganza

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Join us this year for UPrep’s Winter Jazz Extravaganza! The concert will take place at The Royal Room in Columbia City on Tuesday, December 13th from 7-9pm. The evening will feature sets from our Intermediate Jazz Ensemble, Advanced Jazz Ensemble, and our Jazz Combo, playing songs by John Coltrane, Count Basie, Amy Winehouse, Ella Fitzgerald, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington and others. Admission is free, appetizers will be provided, and additional food and beverage is available for purchase. Come at 6 and have dinner with us!

Free and open to the public

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

Thrashy jazz duo featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums/electronics) performing "Obnoxious Jazz For Sensitive Assholes".

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Father Daughter #12, Celebrating 2 Years

7:00pm

Well, folks - it's been two years since Nicolas and Darb decided to throw their lives away and pursue music, hosting bi-monthly events at the Royal Room in Historic Columbia City. One night, sitting at the bar with Nica Horvitz, the three of them decided on a band name: Father Daughter Brad. But alas, Nica moved to the far away land of Troy (not ancient Troy - that would have been way cooler) and Darb and Nico sold out the band, changing the name to Father Daughter. They used this stolen name and so began the bi-monthy night at the Royal Room dedicated to ambient art and immersive environments. Here we are 2 years later and still kickin'. So come on down Wednesday, December 14th and kick it with them for our 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! We're gonna have loads of fun and so should you.

COME OUT AND GET WEIRD

Featuring:
omesurprises/// http://www.somesurprises.com/
///MEDINA WALSH https://jmpw.bandcamp.com/
CURVED GRAVES/// https://curvedgraves.bandcamp.com/
///BILL HORIST http://www.billhorist.com/
WAYNE HORVITS/// http://www.waynehorvitz.com/
///LEVIATHAN WORSHIP SERVICE https://notonlabel.bandcamp.com/
VISUALS BY COLD BREW COLLECTIVE http://coldbrewcollective.com

p.s. If you've missed all 11 Father Daughters in the past two years... ...NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tiptons Sax Quartet

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

The Tiptons Sax Quartet cover genres from micro-big band, gospel, bluegrass, and Balkan to whimsical jazz and nocturnal funk. The Tiptons have been touring Europe and the US since 1993 and have released 10 recordings. The Tiptons Sax Quartet are Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie, Tina Richerson, and Sue Orfield. Enjoy the driving force of horn splendor created by this historic all-women sax quartet!
http://thetiptonssaxquartet.com/

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Friday, December 16, 2016

An Evening With Spencer Day

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

Widely regarded for his original songs that blend compelling melodies, smart lyrics and lush arrangements Day has wooed audiences around the world, and they have enthusiastically supported him for over ten years at venues as diverse as Birdland in New York, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Jazz Alley in Seattle, the Pacific Rim Jazz Festival in Manila, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Tanglewood Music Center in Boston, and on national television on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

For his recent album “Daybreak”, which debuted #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart, Day crafted five new works that blend seamlessly with the cover tunes to create a moving tribute to the time, sound, feel, and sensibility that defined the California mid-century experience. “Daybreak” evokes the breezy feel of a sunny Southern California afternoon. Classics including “Groovin”, “A World Without Love” and “Never My Love” have been re-imagined and interpreted in Spencer’s trademark honey baritone voice. “Daybreak” reflects Spencer’s roots in the Great American Songbook, with a contemporary, upbeat twist that has become his signature sound.

For his upcoming tour dates, expect to hear original songs from his soon to be released CD, “Angel City”.

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, December 17, 2016

Ray Skjelberd's Yeti Chasers

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

They say: "Ray Skjelbred was a protégé of the great Earl "Fatha" Hines. His "Yeti Chasers" play music in the style of the swinging Chicago & New Orleans bands of the 1920's and 30's."

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

2nd Annual Kristin Chambers Snow Globe
With the Mack Grout Trio playing Vince Giraldi Charlie Brown Christmas

8:30pm | 8:00pm Doors

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

Join Kristin Chambers as she shakes up her award winning Snow Globe for a 2nd year at The Royal Room. Back by popular demand, Kristin's Snow Globe performance features songs from her award winning album Snow Globe, described as "mesmeric","warm",and "shining", as well as favorite Holiday Classics! This ALL AGES performance will begin with the phenomenal Mack Grout Trio (www.mackgroutmusic.com) playing the beloved Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas tunes. Get your pre-sale tickets while they last! There will be an opportunity that night to bring a non perishable food item for Northwest Harvest as well! Let's help those in need this Holiday Season.

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, December 18, 2016

Spyn Reset/ Industrial Revelation

7:30pm| Doors at 6:30pm

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

Spyn Reset is bringing back the Progressive Rock to the today’s music scene, combining with electronic sounds pursuing the specific new sounds. All human, all live, all real! Spyn Reset is releasing their new single “Autodidactic” from London Tone Records in 2014. Join the Spyn Reset circle, and be a part of this unique live music scene to change the industry!

"Seattle’s Spyn Reset consist of three monstrously talented players who forge a maximalist agglomeration of electronic funk, prog rock, and space jazz ..."
- The Stranger

The popular Seattle quartet Industrial Revelation has earned a reputation for combining jazz, hip hop, electronica and other styles in music that has cross-cultural and multi-generational appeal. The band was formed ten years ago, when all four were either students at Cornish, playing with or studying with noted saxophonist Hadley Caliman (Santana/Grateful Dead/Dexter Gordon), or both. Led by drummer D’Vonne Lewis, with Ahamefule J. Oluo on trumpet, Josh Rawlings, piano and electric keyboards and Evan Flory-Barnes on bass, the group plays with intensity and urgency, but cools to a quiet simmer for soulful ballads. All four compose and arrange music for the quartet. In the last year, Industrial Revolution has received music awards from The Stranger, The Seattle Weekly and Earshot Jazz in Seattle, WA.

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, December 19, 2016

The Music of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

5:30pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Tickets: $5 dos

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

A special holiday performance of the Piano Starts Here series featuring music from Vince Guaraldi classic score from the 1965 TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas. Performers include Dawn Clement, Eric Verlinde and Nelda Swiggett.

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.

Holiday Sing-Along ft. Sing Noel

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

Sing Noel (also known as the 32nd Street Singers) will be leading the annual Royal Room Holiday Sing-a-Long. This fun and highly interactive event is for all ages. Lyrics will be projected on the big screen and the choir will lead you in your traditional holiday favorites, plus some classic drinking songs. Kids take to the stage to sing and perform for one set…so bring your cameras. And, you don’t want to miss the full audience 12-part version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Those in the bar get “Five Golden Rings!” This is the fourth year Sing Noel will be leading the Royal Room sing-a-long, and there will be some unique new material, and of course, some Elvis and Beach Boys.

Sing Noel is an 8-part harmony group with lots of energy and humor. With roots from Franklin HS, the group has been performing together for over 30 years. During that time they have performed on the Christmas Ship and the Columbia City Tree Lighting. They are regulars at the Volunteer Park Festival of Lights and this year they are featured at Benaroya Hall in the Christmas pageant fundraiser for Children’s Hospital.

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

The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Joe Henderson. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Seward Park Audubon Presents - Paul Bannick: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Seward Park Audubon Center is pleased to present Paul Bannick. His program shows how owls use the unique resources available to them in each habitat to face the challenges each season brings. All 19 species found in Canada and the United States are featured in photos, video and narrative throughout the book, with a special focus on the Northern Pygmy-Owl, Great Gray Owl, Burrowing Owl, and Snowy Owl. You will not want to miss the chance to peer into the lives of some of North America's most beloved birds!

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

Free and open to the public.

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

Thrashy jazz duo featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums/electronics) performing "Obnoxious Jazz For Sensitive Assholes".

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Gregg Belisle-Chi's "I Sang to You and the Moon" CD release // Tyrant Lizard CD release

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

I Sang to You and the Moon, is a song cycle based on the poetry of Carl Sandburg, featuring a chamber ensemble of guitar, trumpet, bass, and voice, composed in 2015 by Gregg Belisle-Chi (guitar) and is accompanied Chelsea Crabtree (vocals), Ray Larsen (trumpet), and Carmen Rothwell (bass). It was recorded in the summer of 2016 by Luke Bergman and is being released on Dec. 21 at the Royal Room.

Gregg Belisle- Chi is a guitarist and composer living in Seattle, Washington. He has maintained a busy career in music performing and recording with various jazz, avant-garde, pop/rock, folk, and chamber ensembles. He is a regular member of Jim Knapp’s Scrape Orchestra, Andy Clausen’s Shutter and Split Stream Big Band, Fluke (Brian Kinsella, Chris Symer, Chris Icasiano), Tyrant Lizard (Carmen Rothwell, Ray Larsen), and performs solo and duo music with vocalist Chelsea Crabtree.

www.greggbelislechi.com
https://www.facebook.com/belislechi/
https://twitter.com/belislechi
https://www.instagram.com/greggbc/

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.

Swindler

10:00pm (Lounge)

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, a sound that blends an innovative fusion of funk, groove, jazz and rock that is, undeniably Swindler. Featuring Seattle veteran guitarist Mike Saskor (Olympic Sound Collective, Rai, Altered States of Funk, Salem, Toadstool), jazz keyboardist Willow Goodine, drummer Chris Martin and bassist Rob Cochran, Swindler is able to bring the dance floor alive, while also leading listeners through an amazing collage of improvisational creativity during each show. The band members draw a wide array of musical influences to the mix, which allow listeners of all ranges to draw rave reviews of the band.
swindlerband.com.

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

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Home for The Holidays (Night 1)

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

Featuring:

JazzED
Featuring Seattle JazzED Alumni!

Brittany Anjou

Lawful Citizen
Evan Shay- Tenor Sax
Ronan Delisle- Guitar
Luke Bergman- Bass
Evan Woodle- Drums

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

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

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Royal Room 5 Year Anniversary

7:30pm

Featuring:

Painting the Town Red:
The Music of Billie Holiday feat: Johnaye Kendrick

The Salute Sessions:
Monk and Ellington directed by Ivan Arteaga

Jessica Lurie
with special guests Joe Doria and Arne Livingston

The Royal We
Featuring Skerik and Evan Flory-Barnes

The Jelly Rollers
w/ special guest Ayesha Brooks aka MusicBox

The Suffering Fuckheads

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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.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Home for The Holidays (Night 2)

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

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

Featuring:

Evan Shay & Daniel Arthur Duo
Two musicians from Seattle express their feelings about various things. Loose compositions and improvisations will be played.

Willem de Koch
A native of Seattle, Washington, Willem de Koch enjoys a diverse career as a performer, composer, and educator. At home in a variety of musical styles, Willem has shared the stage with improvisational-music luminaries Wayne Horvitz and Bill Frisell, indie-rock phenomenon Feist, jazz legends Dave Douglas, Wycliffe Gordon, George Duke, and many others. He has played orchestral music under the batons of Leonard Slatkin, Kurt Masur, George Manahan, Philippe Entremont, and Gerard Schwarz. Willem has performed across the globe in a wide variety of settings, including the Vancouver Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz, and Carnegie Hall.

Noah Halpern

Spencer Edgers
Spencer Edgers is a saxophonist and composer originally from Bellevue, WA currently finishing his bachelor's degree in jazz studies at the Boyer College of Music & Dance (Temple University)

John Otten

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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 Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Joe Henderson. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Zony Mash + Horns // Sweeter than the Day // V performing "Bala"

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

Zony Mash made their debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the band developed their sounds with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you´ll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties-style psychedelic rock, blues, funk, New Orleans and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space.

Featuring Tim Young, Wayne Horvitz, Andy Roth, Keith Lowe, Dave Carter, Briggan Krauss, Levi Gillis and Steve Moore

Formed in 1999, Sweeter Than the Day began simply as the acoustic incarnation of Zony Mash. The band played a series of weekly shows at Seattle's Baltic Room, and quickly became Wayne Horvitz’s first piano-based ensemble in over 10 years, and one of Wayne's longest-running groups, as well as one of his favorites. Despite the shared personnel, the ensemble is quite distinct from the electric Zony Mash and the repertoire is almost entirely different. The band has toured throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

V is a large rock ensemble led by Paul Moore and Tim Young. V will perform "Bala," a song cycle about the greed and avarice of those in power and the resilience of the people they subjugate, written in the grand orchestral rock style of George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass."
Both psychedelic and soulful, "Bala" takes the listener on a journey through fear, anger bewilderment, understanding and forgiveness. Written during the ascension of George Bush and the Neo-Con war hawks of 2000, it is once again a timely piece, in light of the recent elections which have brought so many frightening people to power.

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 Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

Thrashy jazz duo featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums/electronics) performing "Obnoxious Jazz For Sensitive Assholes".

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Zony Mash + Horns // Sweeter than the Day // V performing "Bala"

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

Zony Mash made their debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the band developed their sounds with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you´ll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties-style psychedelic rock, blues, funk, New Orleans and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space.

Featuring Tim Young, Wayne Horvitz, Andy Roth, Keith Lowe, Dave Carter, Briggan Krauss, Levi Gillis and Steve Moore

Formed in 1999, Sweeter Than the Day began simply as the acoustic incarnation of Zony Mash. The band played a series of weekly shows at Seattle's Baltic Room, and quickly became Wayne Horvitz’s first piano-based ensemble in over 10 years, and one of Wayne's longest-running groups, as well as one of his favorites. Despite the shared personnel, the ensemble is quite distinct from the electric Zony Mash and the repertoire is almost entirely different. The band has toured throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

V is a large rock ensemble led by Paul Moore and Tim Young. V will perform "Bala," a song cycle about the greed and avarice of those in power and the resilience of the people they subjugate, written in the grand orchestral rock style of George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass."
Both psychedelic and soulful, "Bala" takes the listener on a journey through fear, anger bewilderment, understanding and forgiveness. Written during the ascension of George Bush and the Neo-Con war hawks of 2000, it is once again a timely piece, in light of the recent elections which have brought so many frightening people to power.

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

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

A Tribute to The Music of Leonard Cohen and Leon Russell (A Benefit Concert for Standing Rock)

Two Shows in One Night - 7:00pm & 9:30pm

Details TBA

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve at The Royal Room

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Prix Fixe dinner details TBA

Swing dancing from the 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond featuring the Royal Room Orchestra The Music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Wayne Horvitz, Sun Ra and more.

Featuring:
Ivan Arteaga
Greg Sinibaldi
Stuart McDonald
Jim DeJoie
Al Keith
Ray Larsen
Steve O'brien
Kelly Barr-Clingan
Amelia Coulter
Wayne Horvitz
Geoff Harper

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