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July 1

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle's Season Celebration!

Electric Circus
July 2

Isak Gaines Group

Deep Cuts: George Clinton
July 3

Endangered Blood
July 4

July 5

July 6

July 7

Kaeli Earle/Katie Kuffel/ Lana McMullen
July 8

Zony Mash/ Robin Holcomb
July 9

Vicious Petals/ The Kings
July 10

Beatwalk Youth Initiative

Zony Mash/ Robin Holcomb
July 11

Sound Underground (Miami)/ Levi Gillis Trio
July 12

Chris McCarthy Collective/ Daniel Salka Quartet
July 13

Flamenco at The Royal Room
July 14

Psych Fest!
July 15

Psych Fest!
July 16

Cornish Summer Program

Psych Fest! - Cheap Thrills/ WILD POWWERS
July 17

The Game Symphony Ensemble/The Arsonists/Xavier Del Castillo Quintet
July 18

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
July 19

Look for the Silver Lining
July 20

Piano Starts Here: Nina Simone/Shirley Horn
July 21

45th St Brass and Friends
July 22

Jazz Night School

The Moonspinners/ Bonneville Power/ On The Make
July 23

Cornish Summer Program

Betsy Olson/String of Pearls/Albion Bell
July 24

The Sluetown Strutters (NOLA)/Squirrel Butter/Ben and Joe
July 25

Project Paradiso: Tony Foster Trio Plays Morricone and Mancini
July 26

Flock Yeah! A chamber music extravaganza
July 27

Seattle Indian Health Board presents Julia Keefe
July 28

Seattle Latin Brazilian and Caribbean Festival
July 29

Seattle Latin Brazilian and Caribbean Festival
July 30

Seattle Latin Brazilian and Caribbean Festival
July 31

Alexandra Picard and Michael Nicolella/ Cullen Gray

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle's Season Celebration!

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $5
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is proud to finish our Sixth season here in Seattle with Read and Destroy, Bushwick's backing band. It has been an incredible year of book inspired music working so many wonderful books, performers and organizations. From Stephen King's Carrie to Dr. Seuss, from working with Seattle Arts and Lectures to Cafe Nordo. The season has been a blast!

We are finishing off the season with a party at The Royal Room on July 1st. We'll play tunes from this season, as well as tunes from past seasons. We have over 400 songs to pick from, and we'll give you a nice little taste.

Please come and join the Bushwick band, Read and Destroy!

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: Sly Sun Sivad (The Music of Sly Stone, Sun Ra and Miles Davis)

9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm

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

Featuring:
Steve O’Brien (Trumpet)
Kate Olson (Soprano Sax)
Ivan Arteaga (Alto Sax)
Beth Fleenor (Clarinet/Vox)
Greg Sinibaldi (Bari Sax)
Alex Guy (Violin/Viola)
Tristan Gianola (Guitar)
Kathy Moore (Guitar)
Ryan Burns (Keys)
Tim Kennedy (Keys)
Geoff Harper (Bass)
Carmen Rothwell (Bass)
Andy Roth (Drums)
Greg Campbell (Percussion)
Wayne Horvitz (Conduction/Electronics)

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Isak Gaines Group

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Born and raised in Seattle, New York-based tenor saxophonist Isak Gaines was exposed to music at an early age. Although brought up in the straight-ahead jazz tradition, Isak also draws influence from rock, electronic, hip-hop, R&B, and other styles. Currently, he is taking classes at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York's Greenwich Village.

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.

Deep Cuts: George Clinton (DJ Night)

Doors at 9:00pm

Tonight The Royal Room spins the music of George Clinton. With Clinton's wide catalog of music, we will explore the lesser known corners of his funky repertoire with a long line of B Sides (and of course your favorite P Funk hits)!

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Endangered Blood

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Presented by Earshot Jazz

Tickets: $16 general / $14 Earshot members & Seniors (60+) / $8 students & military/veterans
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets.

Endangered Blood is: Jim Black, Chris Speed, Trevor Dunn, and Oscar Noriega
The four members of Endangered Blood are some of the most influential jazz musicians of their generation. Jim Black should need no introduction to listeners of creative music, having established himself as one of the most inventive drummers of his generation, and is currently leading his own trio as well as post-rock/jazz group Alas No Axis. Bassist Trevor Dunn has been touring the world with various Mike Patton and John Zorn projects as well as entering the Guinness Book of World Records by playing fifty gigs in fifty states in fifty days as a member of the Melvins Lite. Oscar Noriega is fast becoming one of the rising stars of creative music as a member of Tim Berne’s acclaimed Snakeoil quartet. Chris Speed continues to be one of the most highly respected jazz saxophonists and clarinetists working today, currently playing with Craig Taborn, Dave King, Uri Caine and John Hollenbeck’s long running Claudia Quintet.

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, July 4, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Kaeli Earle/Katie Kuffel/ Lana McMullen

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Kaeli Earle currently attends Berklee College of Music, writing songs and playing shows with her band in Boston. She returns frequently to Bellingham and SF to tour and play house concerts; her music is a mixture of soul, jazz and rock.

Katie Kuffel is a composer and musician based in Seattle, Washington. Her first full-length album, Pearls, was released in October of 2015 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Her first EP, Animal Pragmatist, was released in 2013.
Katie’s songwriting is both innovative and thoughtful, with a contemporary sound that draws from blues, jazz, and folk music as well as her training in classical cello and jazz piano. An openly queer artist, she explores concepts of sexuality and femininity throughout her works.

A lanky, queer, flat-picking, operatically trained Soprano gone rogue; Lana McMullen is bringing something to West Coast venues that even the talent-saturated Seattle music scene isn't sure what to do with. Her enormous silk-spun voice and cut-to-the-core insightful songwriting are featured amidst lavish 4-part vocal harmony in her debut alt-Americana album, Traveling Light.

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, July 8, 2016

Zony Mash

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm
Opening set with The Robin Holcomb Band

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Zony Mash ceased being a working band December 13th, 2003 at their farewell concert at The Rainbow, a favorite club in Seattle. Though they have sporadically performed since then in the 8 piece Zony Mash Plus Horns, these four gigs in Seattle, Olympia and Portland will be their first appearance as the original quartet in over a decade.

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 all original members Tim Young (guitar), Andy Roth (drums), Keith Lowe (bass), and Wayne Horvitz (keys).

“You've got to be ultra tight to convince listeners of your funkateer prowess, and for the most part, the fingers of Zony Mash Form a fist. On the nimble intro to "Smiles" they have the accuracy of a string quartet....Here's to their inspired if unholy alliances. May they continue to offer such seductive blends.”
- Jim Macnie, Down Beat

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, July 9, 2016

Mixed Bag

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Mixed Bag is a comedy-and-music variety show featuring live music from The Drop Shadows, starring acclaimed local actors Hannah Schnabel, Matthew Kelsey, and Chris Walker. Cheap Wine & Poetry's Jeanine Walker hosts.

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.

Vicious Petals/ The Kings

10:00pm | Doors at 9:30pm

Vicious Petals is the songwriting collaboration of Cooper Smith and Ayako Okano, combining our varied musical backgrounds to create powerful songs full of grit and polish. Hailing from slightly different corners of the world, we mainly make our music in rainy/sunny/beautiful Seattle, WA with the help of our pals and peers. Vicious Petals is currently working on our first full-length album, set for release in 2016.

The Kings are an 8 piece band outta Ballard, USA. They blend traditional ska with roots of punk, soul and rock 'n' roll!

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, July 10, 2016

Beatwalk Youth Initiative

5:30pm to 6:30pm| Doors at 5:00pm

Zony Mash

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm
Opening set with The Robin Holcomb Band

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Zony Mash ceased being a working band December 13th, 2003 at their farewell concert at The Rainbow, a favorite club in Seattle. Though they have sporadically performed since then in the 8 piece Zony Mash Plus Horns, these four gigs in Seattle, Olympia and Portland will be their first appearance as the original quartet in over a decade.

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 all original members Tim Young (guitar), Andy Roth (drums), Keith Lowe (bass), and Wayne Horvitz (keys).

“You've got to be ultra tight to convince listeners of your funkateer prowess, and for the most part, the fingers of Zony Mash Form a fist. On the nimble intro to "Smiles" they have the accuracy of a string quartet....Here's to their inspired if unholy alliances. May they continue to offer such seductive blends.”
- Jim Macnie, Down Beat

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, July 11, 2016

Sound Underground (Miami)/ Levi Gillis Trio

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Sound Underground (Miami):

A compact trio with an expansive vision, based in Miami, FL
Jonah Udall - guitar
David Leon - alto saxophone
Alec Aldred - trumpet

Levi Gillis Trio:

Levi Gillis - tenor sax
Alex Oliverio - electric guitar
Mike Gebhart - drums

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

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 Duke Ellington. 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, July 12, 2016

Chris McCarthy Collective/ Daniel Salka Quartet

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Close friends since birth, pianists Daniel Salka and Chris McCarthy grew up together and are joining forces for this exciting double bill of new music. Salka's band features a nimble group of Seattle based musicians improvising through a set of simple songs, and McCarthy will lead his trio of Max Wood and Nate Parker through a new set of compositions that deal with the theme of technology addiction.

Daniel Salka Group:
Daniel Salka-Piano
Greg Bellisle Chi-Guitar
Geoff Harper-Bass
Luke Woodle-Drums

Chris McCarthy Trio:
Chris McCarthy-Piano
Nate Parker-Bass
Max Wood-Drums

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. 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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge) | Doors at 9:00pm

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Jimmy James - guitar
David McGraw - drums

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Flamenco at the Royal Room with Melinda Hedgecorth, Jed Miley and special guest singer Alfonso Cid

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $15 advance/ $18 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Flamenco at the Royal Room is the meeting place of three artists. Melinda Hedgecorth, Jed Miley and Alfonso Cid are restless performers who travel the world perfecting their art of dance, guitar and song.

Flamenco is a form of music and dance from Spain, especially cultivated in the south where for some people it is a way of life not only to be performed on the stage but in local festivals, in the streets and in their homes. Often compared to blues because of its origin and profound feeling, these sounds and movements relate the joys and pains of life with rhythm, inflection and improvisation.
Alfonso´s flamenco journey began in Sevilla, Spain where he was born and raised listening to the flamenco songs his mother would sing. Jed travels to Sevilla frequently to steep himself in the tradition of Flamenco and Melinda has been at home in Sevilla for the last 11 years performing at some of the most respected tablaos, peñas and festivals.

This will be a very special event bringing the sounds, syncopation and dance of Sevilla, Spain to Seattle.

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 We

10:00pm (Lounge)

Longtime collaborators Wayne Horvitz and Skerik meet up with bassist Evan Flory-Barnes (Industrial Revelation) and drummer Dave Abramson (Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake) for a new set of compositions by Horvitz with an emphasis on slow burning grooves and sonic exploration. Perfect for late nights in the lounge at the Royal Room

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Psych Fest! (Night 1)
New and unconventional takes on Psychedelic Music - curated by Dave Abramson of The Diminished Men
Featuring:
Scriptures/ Shitty Person/ Wayne Horvitz (Solo)

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Scriptures
Finding inspiration in Western soundtracks, post-apocalyptic literature, and the geography of the Pacific Northwest, Scriptures’ all-instrumental music skillfully weaves together psychedelic, folk, metal, surf, Western, and Eastern elements into a cohesive sound that is unquestionably unique

Shitty Person
Shitty Person is the latest solo-ish project from Benjamin Thomas-Kennedy (Lesbian, Fungal Abyss). Along with other members of Lesbian, Rose Windows and Master Musicians of Bukkake, Shitty Person does its own brand of desert-psych-emo-groove-doom-heroin-rock focused on self-hatred and counter productive self-reflection.

Wayne Horvitz (Solo)
Wayne’s early introductions to improvisation and new music were through the studio work of the Beatles, the sonic landscapes of Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, and classic San Francisco bands like Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. Tonight finds him performing a solo electronic pastiche w/ keyboards, electronics and guitar pedals.

Darb Aduor
Visuals all 3 nights by the Royal Room’s own Darb Aduor.

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, July 15, 2016

Seattle JazzED Summer Ambassadors Concert

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Psych Fest! (Night 2)
Being John Mclaughlin/ Santana The First Album, featuring Michael Shrieve

Two Shows:
7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm
9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm

$12 advance | $15 at the door (per show)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Being John Mclaughlin
A tribute to early Mahavishnu Orchestra (1971 - 73) featuring the music of Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire. With Tristan Gianola (guitar), Ryan Burns (keyboards), Alicia Dejoie (violin), Geoff Harper (bass) and John Bishop (drums).
Being John Mclaughlin's Website

Santana The First Album, featuring Michael Shrieve
We bring some Royal Room heavies together to join Michael Shrieve, the original drummer for Santana in a set that can hardly be called only a tribute.

Darb Aduor
Visuals all 3 nights by the Royal Room’s own Darb Aduor.

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, July 16, 2016

Cornish Summer Program: Jazz Voice and Jazz Arranging/Composing

4:00pm - 6:00pm | Doors at 3:30pm

Psych Fest! (Night 3) - Cheap Thrills ft. Sarah Rudinoff/ WILD POWWERS

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

$12 advance | $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The iconic album by Janis Joplin with Big Brother and The Holding Company featuring Seattle’s own Stranger Genius Sarah Rudinoff

Musicians include:
Eric Eagle
Keith Lowe
Darren Loucas
Jeff Fielder

WILD POWWERS opens.

WILD POWWERS are 3 Seattle kids who “specialize in the sort of carefree grunge riff-rock that gets better the dirtier it gets. Each layer of meticulously gnarly distortion, each off-kilter lyric, drenched in garage-echo reverb, is pure Pacific Northwest filth” - KEXP. Musicians include Lara Hilgeman - guitar, vox Lupe Flores - drums, vox Jordan Gomes - bass.

Darb Aduor
Visuals all 3 nights by the Royal Room’s own Darb Aduor.

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, July 17, 2016

The Game Symphony Ensemble/The Arsonists/Xavier Del Castillo Quintet featuring Taylor Zickefoose

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

The Game Symphony Ensemble creates spontaneous multi-movement pieces based playground, theater, and improv comedy games. The group thrives on audience interaction and takes suggestions and guest conductors from the crowd.

Steve Treseler - leader, saxophone, clarinet
Kaley Eaton - voice
Heather Bentley - viola
Christian Pincock - trombone
Mike Gebhart - drums

The Arsonists
Describing themselves as a “post-jazz shred fest” with promised results of “ecstatic eardrum immolation”, the Arsonists’ energy and intensity are immediately clear in both mentality and performance. Melding East Coast jazz conservatory training with an open minded and passionate approach to composition, they fuse together a diverse array of influences including contemporary jazz, neo-Caribbean dancehall, and funk-metal grooves. The unified sound emerging from these disparate influences is at once idiosyncratic and organic, and above all extremely powerful.

Patrick Bartley - Alto Saxophone
Xavier Del Castillo - Tenor Saxophone
Julian Garvue - Piano
Mathew Muntz - Bass
Max Holmberg - Drums

Xavier Del Castillo Quintet Ft. Taylor Zickefoose
The Xavier Del Castillo Quintet, in collaboration with vocalist Taylor Zickefoose, will perform classic American standards juxtaposed with bebop tunes, including the music of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro and Eric Dolphy.

Xavier Del Castillo - Tenor Saxophone
Taylor Zickefoose - Vocals
John Otten - Trumpet
Gus Carns - Piano
Mathew Muntz - Bass
Evan Woodle - Drums

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm

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".

Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris's Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to Conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris' original Conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.
www.WayneHorvitz.com

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

The Salute Sessions (Salute to Mingus)

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 Charles Mingus.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Look for the Silver Lining

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Look for the Silver Lining, features the stylish vocals of 'Seattle's Littlest Diva' Rachel DeShon and pianist extraordinaire Avi Lasser in their new collaboration. Look for the Silver Lining was made in part by the LAUNCH series at The Studios, Center for the Performing Arts. It pulls music from the Great American Songbook, songs of the 20s, 30s and 40s, with innovative arrangements and vocal lines and travels from jazz to opera, Bach and back.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge) | Doors at 9:00pm

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Jimmy James - guitar
David McGraw - drums

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Piano Starts Here: Nina Simone/Shirley Horn

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Both of these singer/pianists turned to jazz after early classical grooming, both had iconic contralto voices which they accompanied themselves, with legendary independence and musicianship. And both were highly individualistic artists whose contributions were intimate, worldly and virtuous. Tonight's performance features Kacey Evans, Dawn Clement, Jillian Lebeck and Chris McCarthy.

Piano Starts Here highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented jazz composers and pianists to ever tackle the instrument, hosted and curated by pianists Tim Kennedy and Wayne Horvitz. Each performance brings together Seattle’s finest contemporary pianists to perform compositions that showcase the featured performer’s work – the Royal Room brings together a who’s who of local piano talent to play the ongoing series, featuring pianists like Ryan Burns, Marc Seales, Dawn Clement, Sumi Tonooka, Gus Carnes, Aaron Othein, and Dave Peck, to name just a few.

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 We

10:00pm (Lounge)

Longtime collaborators Wayne Horvitz and Skerik meet up with bassist Evan Flory-Barnes (Industrial Revelation) and drummer Dave Abramson (Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake) for a new set of compositions by Horvitz with an emphasis on slow burning grooves and sonic exploration. Perfect for late nights in the lounge at the Royal Room

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

45th St Brass & friends

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

We're throwing a party and we're inviting all our friends! Come to the Royal Room on Thursday, July 21 for our bari sax player's birthday and stay because why would you ever leave? There will be singers and more horn players than you know what to do with creating a sonic canvas upon which you can paint with all the colors you can dance.

45th St Brass' website

45th St Brass is a horn-centric project that just wants to make you dance. The group started out in a four-piece "brasswind" configuration, doing their initial tour as just those four horns. The arrangements and spirit were captured on their first EP, The Mothership and the Other Ship, recorded live in studio in early 2016. The band has recently expanded to include Ehssan Karimi on drums, Ari Joshua on guitar, Isaac Castillo on bass, Nelson Bell on sousaphone, Jamie Paulson on trombone and Owen Evans on tenor saxophone. The group has also worked with a myriad of local, regional and international artists such as the New Mastersounds (and coming this summer, Taylor Hicks).

The style of the band is hard to quantify. Drawing influence from groups like The Budos Band, EMEFE, Snarky Puppy and the JBs, they simultaneously stay rooted in their jazz backgrounds. The most accurate description seems to be "funk/soul/groove." Some people call it "jazz" while others quickly disagree; whatever words you choose, they'll keep playing it as long as you keep dancing.

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, July 22, 2016

Jazz Night School

5:30pm - 7:30pm | Doors at 5:00pm

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

The Moonspinners/ Bonneville Power/ On The Make

9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Moonspinners play rock and roll gems straight out of a record hound's desert island platter pack-- a tasty blend of hip shakin' soul, girl group, French and Italian pop, 70's punk and garage with a bazillion twists and turns along the way. Their trick bag of originals also includes their own theme song! So, don't miss The Moonspinners as they streak through the galaxy, leaving astonished dance floors in their wake.

Bonneville Power Band is a soul powered 5 piece whose members have been involved in the Seattle music scene since the grunge rock wars of the late 80s and early 90s. The guys use their experience to bring a fresh twist to the soul sounds of the 60s and 70s and can bring it down but also crank it up on classic songs by Otis Redding and Booker T and original songs that bring soul into the 21st century.

On The Make: Band Members Collin Wheeler Vocals/Bass; Matthew Bowen Guitar/Vocals, Dain Hudson - Drums; Michael Alexander Keys/vocals.

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, July 23, 2016

Cornish Summer Program: Contemporary Songwriting and Recording

4:00pm - 5:00pm | Doors at 3:30pm

Betsy Olson/String of Pearls/Albion Bell

9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $10 at the door

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

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Sluetown Strutters (NOLA)/Squirrel Butter/Ben and Joe

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Sluetown Strutters (NOLA)
Nick - Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Devin - Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals
Steve - Guitar, Vocals
George - Fiddle, Vocals
Rc - Washboard
Bob - Tuba, Upright Bass

Squirrel Butter performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jug band, and blues artists from the late 1800’s through 1950’s. Recently featured on A Prairie Home Companion, Squirrel Butter is pleased to announce the arrival of their new album, Chestnuts!

Ben and Joe have been playing together for almost 5 years, the last 3 of which sent them to the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, learning at the feet of the elders of the acoustic blues tradition. They found an affinity in the many branches that tied into the blues and created this duo as a way to explore these branches. Their musical kinship and sense of joy in interpreting this music is evident and was the basis of an invitation Dom Flemons (formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) to tour and record for his album Prospect Hill.

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, July 25, 2016

Project Paradiso: Tony Foster Trio Plays Morricone and Mancini

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

A cinematic piano trio performance exploring fresh adaptations of both familiar and unfamiliar works of iconic film composers Ennio Morricone and Henry Mancini.

The power of a strong melody has always inspired Tony Foster as a pianist and composer. The inspiration for “Project Paradiso” arose from the influence and recognition that strong melodies have had across all genres of film, and the ability of these melodies to elevate the films themselves.

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 (Salute to Mingus)

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 Charles Mingus.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Flock Yeah! A chamber music extravaganza. Featuring the music of Wayne Horvitz

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Following a pre-show all woman huddle at Karin Stevens' recent dance event, the illustrious Beth Fleenor famously uttered "flock yeah!" in response to an inspiring tale of flocking birds and its concomittent corollary to our chamber music/chamber dance impending convocation of talents. Thus was born the spirit of the Flock Yeah which carried musicians and dancers through the merged world of movement and sound to render an inspired evening of performances based around Wayne Horvitz' and Michael Owcharuk's string quartets…plus improviser. In the spirit of extending creative experiences as long as possible and wringing as much celebratory juice out of intensive artistic endeavors, this evening of Flock Yeah will focus on the auditory performative aspects of these chamber music works. With the violinists Paris Hurley and Alex Guy; the violist Heather Bentley; the cellist Maria Scherer Wilson; solo improvisation by the clarinetist Beth Fleenor.

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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge) | Doors at 9:00pm

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Jimmy James - guitar
David McGraw - drums

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Seattle Indian Health Board presents Julia Keefe

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Award winning jazz vocalist Julia Keefe has been turning heads and dazzling audiences in jazz clubs from New York to Paris, from Washington DC to Los Angeles. She graduated with honors from the University of Miami’s Frost School of music, earning her Bachelors in Studio Music and Jazz Vocal Performance. After several months performing in Paris, Julia relocated to Los Angeles and began performing and sound designing for the LA-based theatre company, Savage Players. She has appeared in Macbeth (Donalbain, Savage Players), in the world-premiere of Mythical Playground: Brazil (Estela, Ipanema Theatre Troupe), in Blind Struck Ugly Luck (Sally, Theatre Asylum), and in the critically acclaimed adaptation of Lysistrata (Greek Chorus/News Anchor, Savage Players). Her one TV credit is SyFy’s zombie hit Z Nation (Mary, Asylum Productions). She kills herself and becomes a zombie. It’s pretty cool. Sorry to ruin it for you… She is also the host of Neurobazaar, a new science education webseries answering all of your questions about the universe. Julia joined the Cherry Poppins Caburlesque in January 2015 and appeared as Rosie Le Noir in the award winning CPC show, The Knock Shop.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

The Royal We

10:00pm (Lounge)

Longtime collaborators Wayne Horvitz and Skerik meet up with bassist Evan Flory-Barnes (Industrial Revelation) and drummer Dave Abramson (Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake) for a new set of compositions by Horvitz with an emphasis on slow burning grooves and sonic exploration. Perfect for late nights in the lounge at the Royal Room

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Seattle Latin Brazilian and Caribbean Festival

The First Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival is an ALL AGES, free festival that will present local musical and dance groups which represent the Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean cultures.
This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.


7:00pm - 8:00pm: DE CAJóN Project
DE CAJóN Project is a glocal effort: a project that challenges the local-global dichotomy by bridging initiatives in Peru and the Northwest that promote the contributions of Peruvians of African descent. It uses the cajón (a Peruvian box drum) and Afro-Peruvian performance traditions as vehicles to create educational opportunities, unite efforts, and empower artists and activists with similar goals around the world.
http://www.decajonproject.org/

8:30pm - 9:30pm: Ben Thomas Trio
Dr. Ben Thomas is one of the most in-demand vibists in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to leading jazz and tango ensembles, he performs as a sideman on mallets, percussion and bandoneon with a wide variety of groups, including Tangabrazo, More Zero and the Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto.
http://www.malletman.com/index.php

9:45pm - 10:45pm: Choroloco
“Choroloco has become the heart of the choro music community in the Seattle area. They are one of the vibrant representatives of this very challenging style of Brazilian music in the Pacific Northwest.” -Samia Panni, Host of Raízes Brazilian music radio show KBCS 91.3 FM
http://choroloco.com/

11:00pm - 12:30am: Obe Quarless Band
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest in Tacoma, Washington, Obe Quarless is a dynamic entertainer and steel pan musician. Obe first was introduced to the steel pan as young child from his father who is also a musician and is from the native country of the steel pan, Trinidad & Tobago.
https://www.facebook.com/obequarless.music/

Free and open to the public

Friday, July 29, 2016

Seattle JazzED Summer Ambassadors Concert

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Seattle Latin Brazilian and Caribbean Festival

The First Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival is an ALL AGES, free festival that will present local musical and dance groups which represent the Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean cultures.
This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.


7:00pm - 8:00pm: En Canto
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 ..." Accordionist Jamie Maschler, explains.
http://www.encantobrazil.com/

8:30pm - 9:30pm: Alma y Azucar
Alma y Azúcar brings you an exquisite and passionate selection of Latin styles and flavors. From the bouncy feel of 'Perfidia' and 'Quizas' to the passionate tango version of 'Besame Mucho', the sultry bossa nova 'Waters of March' and the salsa sound of 'Bemba Colorá' or 'Oye Como Va', these tunes have captured hearts and entertained internationally for decades.
http://www.almavillegas.com/

9:45pm - 10:45pm: Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto
Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, he has throughout his career been closely affiliated with the Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal. He was an integral part of Pascoal's group from 1977 to1992, where he fine-tuned his artistry, performing around the world and co-producing several legendary records.
http://www.jovisan.net/

11:00pm - 12:00am: B A L O R I C O Vanessa & Eduardo - Ballroom, Latin, Folklore Dance
www.balorico.blogspot.com

11:00pm - 12:30am: Tumbao
“The nice thing about Tumbao is it’s not just another salsa band playing airy dance music. Anchored by piano player Julio Jáuregui, the band keeps one foot firmly planted in Latin jazz as it roams various dance beats. As singer Carlos Cascante said, during a between-sets break, ‘We try to touch a little bit of the Latin flavor and the Caribbean flavor and also keep the jazz flavor.’”
- Tom Scanlon / The Seattle Times http://www.tumbao.us/Home.htm

Free and open to the public

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Seattle Latin Brazilian and Caribbean Festival

The First Seattle Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean Festival is an ALL AGES, free festival that will present local musical and dance groups which represent the Latin, Brazilian & Caribbean cultures.
This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.


7:00pm - 7:45pm: Seattle Women Steel Pan Project
The Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project gives women and girls the opportunity to learn how to play and perform Caribbean steel drums and is dedicated to creating a space for women and girls in music through arts education.
http://panwomen.blogspot.com/

8:00pm - 8:45pm: Clave Gringa
Clave Gringa is a Seattle-based Latin jazz ensemble showcasing the compositions of Ann Reynolds (Ann-ita). The music is Cuban-flavored, makes you want to move.
http://www.clavegringa.com/

9:00pm - 9:45pm: Clinton Fearon (Acoustic solo performace)
Clinton's music is roots reggae from the Island of Jamaica.
http://clintonfearon.com/

9:45pm - 10:45pm: Trio Cubay
Trio Cubay bases its repertoire essentially on sones, guarachas and boleros with a hint of rumba, cha-cha-cha, changüí and latin jazz. As a result of the versatility of its members, the trio incorporates other Cuban and Caribbean genres into their music.
http://triocubay.fourfour.com/

11:00pm - 12:00am: Bahia-in-Motion
Baha in motion explores the enchanting beauty of Afro-Brazilian culture through their dance and Capoeira classes now offered in Seattle, WA.
http://www.bahiainmotion.com/

11:00pm - 12:30am: EntreMundos Quarteto
EntreMundos Quarteto is an electrifying Seattle-based band who bring to the stage an uplifting and kinetic mix of deep Brazilian roots flavored with world rhythms – a deft blending of funk, jazz and soul melding with the classic sounds of samba and bossa nova. EntreMundos means “between worlds,” and the group’s mélange of seductive sounds embodies their name, stirring a personal and uncommon blend into a sound with universal appeal.
http://www.entremundosquarteto.com/

Free and open to the public

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Alexandra Picard and Michael Nicolella/ Cullen Gray

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $15 General Admission/$10 students
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Soprano Alexandra Picard and guitarist Michael Nicolella perform an eclectic array of music ranging from 19th century lieder to the music of Luciano Berio and Samuel Barber with detours into Brazilian and American jazz and popular music.

Michael Nicolella: With a repertoire spanning from J.S. Bach and Domenico Scarlatti to Jimi Hendrix and Elliott Carter, Michael Nicolella is recognized as one of America's most innovative classical guitar virtuosos. He has received wide critical acclaim for his performances, recordings and compositions. As a concert artist, Michael has performed throughout North America, Europe and Japan as solo recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestra.
www.nicolella.com

Alexandra Picard: Alexandra Picard is emerging as one of the most exciting sopranos in the Northwest. Most notable for her portrayals of the Queen of the Night, Konstanze, Musetta and Lucia, the Seattle Times speaks of her “bell-like clarity” while Classical Voice comments on her “charisma and spot-on singing” and, of her performances of La Bohème, the Everett Herald comments that she “makes a big impression … and knocks it out of the ballpark.” As the Queen of the Night, the Spokesman Review raves “… her singing was arresting… Alexandra Picard tossed off the notorious series of high F’s with complete assurance and at a dauntingly high speed.”
www.alexandrapicard.com

Cullen Gray brings a visual stimulus to the world of steel string fingerstyle. This unique guitarist shows great promise and passion for original acoustic music. Utilizing alternate tunings, extended techniques, multiple capos, various effects units and loop pedals as he forges an eclectic sound from all different facets. www.cullengraymusic.com

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.