Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
May 1

Cornish Latin Ensemble

Club Shostakovich
May 2

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
May 3

"The Early Sounds of Chicago Jazz" Jacob Zimmerman & His Pals
May 4

Contemporary tango with Hernan Reinaudo and Mirta Wymerszberg + guests
May 5

Banda Vagos (Cindo De Mayo Celebration)
May 6

Gregg Belisle- Chi Masters Recital

Picoso
May 7

Michael Callaizakis Cornish Recital

Triple Treat Band
May 8

Chief Sealth High School Band

Lady Can Sing The Blues II
May 9

Freaks For The Festival
May 10

Cullen Gray/ Kela Parker/ Nick Droz/ viaSound
May 11

Special Forces/Curtis Seals N' Seasoning
May 12
Combinator/Gray City Limit
May 13

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle: Kim Gordon's Girl in a Band
May 14

Marley's Ghost

Electric Circus
May 15

Garfield High School Choirs

Bad Luck duo with Oakwood School (LA)
May 16

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
May 17

The Seattle Composer Alliance's Annual Spring Soirée and Fundraiser
May 18

Piano Starts Here: Evans/LaFaro, Bley/Peacock
May 19

Mi casa es tu casa! A benefit for the Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness
May 20

Bob Dylan @ 75
May 21

Yeti Chasers

Prince Memorial Concert
May 22

Nathan Hale High School

Bob Dylan @ 75
May 23

Richard Smith and Rick Ruskin
May 24

Bob Dylan @ 75
May 25

Becca and Soul/ The Highlife Band
May 26

Beatwalk Benefit Bonanza! Ft. The Royal We and D'vonne Lewis's Limited Edition
May 27

Scott Pemberton/ Andy Coe Band (Acoustic)
May 28

Coffee Shop Jam

Seales Brothers Band
May 29

Norman Baker & The Backroads/ Monoclub (Brazil)
May 30

Nathan Breedlove: Captain of the Light Brigade CD Release Party The nu Trio ft. Phil Sparks and Brian Kirk
May 31

Modal Inversions II
ft. Anna Freedman/ karma juju/ Alex Oliverio's Sunshine Sextet

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Cornish Latin Ensemble

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Led by Jovino Santos Neto

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.

Club Shostakovich XV: The Lost Composers

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door/ $10 students
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Club Shostakovich XV - The Final Quartet and The Lost Composers. To celebrate Shostakovich's last quartet and his deep impact on 20th century music, we're featuring music by composers murdered in World War II whose music might have profoundly altered the sound of the century. String Trios and Quartets by Hans Krása, Erwin Schulhoff and Pavel Haas will be performed by Trio Pardalote and the Girsky Quartet with guest violist Joseph Gottesman. Violinist Blayne Barnes joins Heather Bentley and Rowena Hammill with the illustrious Misha Shmidt leading Shostakovich's 15th Quartet, which premiered less than a year before his death. Comprising 6 slow movements and clocking in at 36 minutes, it is the longest of the 15 quartets, and also one of the most transcendent. We're extremely proud and grateful to be wrapping up this cycle in the same place we started in July of 2012, at the beloved Royal Room.

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, May 2, 2016

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm

7:30pm: solosduostrios
8:30pm: The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

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, May 3, 2016

"The Early Sounds of Chicago Jazz" Jacob Zimmerman & His Pals

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

While New York City has long held the title of "jazz capitol of the world," in the 1920s no other city featured such innovative and invigorating talent as Chicago: where Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, Bix Beiderbecke, King Oliver, Eddie Condon, Jelly Roll Morton and many others first achieved success and fame. This evening's all-star ensemble will spotlight trumpeter Mike Davis and pianist Ray Skjelbred who are expert practitioners of the magical early Chicago sound. Please come ready to drink, dance and have good time.

Jacob Zimmerman - clarinet, alto sax
Mike Davis - trumpet
Emily Asher - trombone
Ray Skjelbred - piano
Matt Weiner - bass
Jay Lepley - 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, May 4, 2016

Contemporary tango with Hernan Reinaudo and Mirta Wymerszberg + guests

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Hernan Reinaudo, virtuosic Tango guitar player from Argentina, is coming to Seattle to release a new cd together with Mirta Wymerszberg on flute, vocals and bandoneon, A DOS PUNTAS. Presenting a show of original Tangos, few more traditional and a hint of Argentine folkloric songs. Hernan and Mirta present with "A dos puntas" a celebration of a long term musical collaboration, between Seattle and Buenos Aires. As a composer Hernan Reinaudo creates a landscape of oniric depth from his seven string guitar that blends in a playful encounter with Mirta's rich and dark sound of her voice and her flute.

They are joining in for a very specially talented line up, guest musicians Marina Albero on piano, Ivan Artega on clarinets ans saxo, and Alex Dyiring on bass.

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, May 5, 2016

Banda Vagos (Cinco De Mayo Celebration)

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

Banda Vagos is the number one and most loved Banda in Seattle. With outstanding musicians from both Mexico and the United States, they show that truly, there are no borders when it comes to music. They've shared love and banda music in the Northwest for over 15 years.

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, May 6, 2016

Gregg Belisle- Chi Masters Recital

6:30pm | Doors at 5:30pm

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 (with Brian Kinsella, Chris Symer, and Chris Icasiano), and performs solo and duo music with vocalist Chelsea Crabtree. His newest project is Tyrant Lizard, a collaboration with trumpeter Ray Larsen and bassist Carmen Rothwell.

He is currently enrolled in the Masters Program at the University of Washington’s School of Music under the direction of Cuong Vu and Ted Poor. Prior to his time at UW, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts where he studied with guitarists Dave Peterson and Michael Nicollela, multi-instrumentalist Jay Thomas, and composer Jim Knapp.

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.

Picoso

9:00pm | 8:30pm Doors

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

Since its establishment in 2004, Picoso has evolved from a trio playing on the streets of Seattle into a smoking seven piece band that regularly lights up venues around the northwest and beyond. Grounded in the Afro- Latino sounds of the Caribbean, Picoso’s 100% original music spans a dynamic spectrum from traditional Cuban son and cha cha to dubbed out cumbia and reggaeton, and of course their mainstay, salsa. Picoso makes any event a party, and whether in clubs, festivals, or private functions Picoso brings a fire that is sure to get things moving.

Integrating a fully capable horn section with hard hitting rhythms, the dance floor is blazing from the first note. The lyrical delivery, led by Puerto Rican cantante (singer) Alfonso Gonzalez and backed up by 7-part harmonies is both passionate and playful, drawing in audiences like a warm hearth in winter. Time and again Picoso proves their ability to control the stage with facility and to send their audience home full of joy and asking for more.

Please note: We are not taking dinner reservations for this performance.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Michael Callaizakis Cornish Recital

6:00pm | 5:00pm Doors

Triple Treat Band

9:00pm | 8:00pm Doors

Tickets: $10 at the door

A dancing night of Top 40!

Triple Treat band is a versatile 7 piece Funk R&B group that's been together since 2004 , bass drums , keyboards and guitar , with 3 ladies that are known as some of the finest vocalist in the area , TTB does music ranging from old school classic Motown, Temptations to today's Now hits and music off their own CD release entitled "It's Time To Get Treated". But bring your dancing shoes, there will be plenty of that to go along with a very entertaining show!

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, May 8, 2016

Chief Sealth High School Jazz Band

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Lady Can Sing The Blues II

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

Featuring: Eugenie Jones (vox), Peter Adams (piano), Rafael Tranquilino (guitar), Sam Booth (bass), D'Vonne Lewis (drums)

Make Mother's Day special this year! Treat your mom to an evening of food, drink and music that she'll savor & love you for! Earshot Jazz Vocalist of the Year, Eugenie Jones, brings an evening of iconic jazz and blues favorites as well as original recordings; featuring blues guitarist Rafael Tranquilino. Prior performance sold out so buy your tickets early. $12 advance, $15 at the door.

Eugenie Jones: Seattle Vocalist of the Year, Eugenie Jones is described as a performer that makes audiences feel jazz. Vocally described as possessing, “A voice that covers words like pieces of silk covering precious stones,” Jones is an emotive, engaging song stylist that entertains and draws audiences into each performance. (Charles Mudede/The Stranger)
Listen now: www.reverbnation.com/eugeniejones

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, May 9, 2016

Freaks For The Festival

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10 at the door

Featuring: Kevin Nortness: Tenor Sax
Marc Fendel: Alto Sax
Geoff Harper: Bass
Jose Martinez: Drums
Victor Noriega: Piano

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, May 10, 2016

Cullen Gray/ Kela Parker/ Nick Droz/ viaSound

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

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.

Kela Parker is a singer, guitarist, pianist and composer whose “enigmatic” sound perches on the cusp of folk, jazz, rock, and new chamber music. Her “sharp musicianship” is evident in both her unique piano playing, her use of alternate tunings and techniques on acoustic and electric guitar, and her distinctive singing voice.

A Wisconsin native who spent the last decade in Austin, TX, Nick Droz now resides in Seattle, WA, where he constructs catchy songs with strong lyricism, and a hint of twang. He performs around the Puget Sound area as a writer/performer with the Bushwick Book club, as a solo performer, and with his own band Nick Droz and the Lost Cause.

Hailing from the woods and waters of Puget Sound, viaSound features carefully crafted songs built from an eclectic mix of genres.
Greg Miller is a multi instrumentalist, vocalist and composer. He studied composition at Berklee College of Music and currently teaches guitar at Kaleidoscope School of Music in Issaquah.
Angel Itenchi is a vocalist and songwriter. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Cornish College of the Arts. Together they perform original music (as a duo or with a band) around Seattle and will be releasing their self titled EP on June 3rd, 2016."

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Please note: we are not accepting reservations for this performance.

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, May 11, 2016

Special Forces/Curtis Seals N' Seasoning

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Special Forces: Special Forces, a tactical ops sub-squad of the historic Jazz Police big band, has (infrequently) been assaulting audiences with their flash bombs of original jazz/rock/funk tunes since 2013. Catch their hyper-local arresting music, featuring:
Gordon Brown: Sax
Trevor Parrish: Trumpet
Greg Fulton: Guitar
Evan Buehler: Vibes
Dave Pascal: Bass
Chris Monroe: Drums

Curtis Seals N' Seasoning: keyboard-powered electric jazz-funk.

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

The Royal 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, May 12, 2016

Combinator/Gray City Limit

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Combinator was formed when childhood friends, and partners in rhythm Sean Fairchild and Isaac Chirino hooked up with guitarist wunderkind Greg Pascale in early 2013. It was a perfectly funky match from day one. Greg Pascale (guitar, vocals) - Originally from New York, Greg has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old and finally learned how to sing a little. Isaac Chirino (drums, vocals) - Isaac "El Cubano" Chirino keeps Combinator in the pocket. He's been playing drums since he was a kid. Sean Fairchild (bass, lead vocals) - After his family settled in Washington state in late 1989, Sean immediately took advantage of the availability of school music programs, developed his own bands and recording projects, studied music and ethnomusicology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and began teaching bass guitar lessons.

Gray City Limit is the hottest new neo-soul/funk band to hit Seattle: in the pocket, on the grind.

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, May 13, 2016

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle: Kim Gordon's Girl in a Band

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $15 at the door/ $5 Bushwick Members
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle Delivers literature, music and songwriting to the Seattle community while building the next generation of musicians and readers.

Tonight Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents original music inspired by Kim Gordon's Girl in a Band

We are a group of musicians dedicated to sharing our combined passion for both music and reading with the Seattle community and beyond. With each performance, a book is chosen which is read by our talented Bushwick artists who then write original music inspired by the book they just read. The audience is encouraged to read the featured book and participate in the events as well. By producing these unique, one of a kind musical literary events we hope to increase awareness in literature and song writing, while at the same time remind people (young and old) that reading can and should be a regular part of their daily lives.

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, May 14, 2016

Marley's Ghost

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Seasoned Americana band Marley’s Ghost celebrates the release of its forthcoming CD, The Woodstock Sessions, a project helmed by Grammy Award winning producer Larry Campbell.
Known for his artful work with Levon Helm and Bob Dylan, among countless others, Campbell guides the Ghost’s dig into its garden of deep roots to uncover a host of hidden gems. Featuring Its trademark multi-part harmonies and multi-instrumental skills, the band’s 11th album is a resonant road trip through America’s past set firmly in the present.
Marley's Ghost is nothing less than a national treasure, the capable inheritors of the archetypal Americana blueprint drawn up by The Band.
www.MarleysGhost.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.

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
Skerik
Beth Fleenor
Kate Olson
Willem De Koch
Tim Kennedy
Kathy Moore
Darren Loucas
Alex Guy
Geoff Harper
Carmen Rothwell
Andy Roth
Greg Campbell

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Please note: we are not accepting reservations for this performance.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Garfield High School Choirs

5:00pm - 7:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Under the direction of Carol Burton, the award-winning Garfield High School Choirs demonstrate a passion for singing in every note. Garfield's Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz's rich repertoire has taken them all the way to Carnegie Hall in New York City to perform - with professional recordings for Vocal Jazz on the side. The choir experience includes traditional concerts, a staged and choreographed musical revue, trips, workshops with professional vocalists, attendance at Seattle Opera productions and competitions. Originally built in 1923, Garfield has a long tradition of serving a diverse and multi-talented population of students in the central area of Seattle.

Free

Bad Luck duo with Oakwood School (LA)

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tonight the acclaimed Seattle avant jazz duo Bad Luck will perform a full-length set, followed by a masterclass where they will perform with students in Oakwood Music School (LA). This event is organized as a collaborative performance experience between Bad Luck and students in the Oakwood program that are interested in expoloring original composition and avant sound. Audience members are welcome to listen to both the musical performance and masterclass to learn how Bad Luck creates their unique band sound, and watch as student performers share the stage to improvise collectively.

Bad Luck is a 10-year collaboration between Seattle-based musicians Chris Icasiano on drums and Neil Welch on saxophone/electronics. With four albums under their belt, Bad Luck has created an incredibly diverse array of music — no small feat in the heavily trodden world of drum/saxophone duos. Their melodies, improvisations and compositions are constructed from the ground up, creating a band sound much larger than the sum of its parts.

Free

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm

7:30pm: solosduostrios
8:30pm: The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

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, May 17, 2016

The Seattle Composer Alliance's Annual Spring Soirée and Fundraiser

Music at 7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Ticket: $25 advance/ $30 at the door
Tickets available here.

Bid on anything from new software and books, to private instruction and discounted services from local businesses- and join us in kicking off the new season with some verve! Live music during the evening will feature the talents of Grace Love and The Chancellors, Turnía, and a very Special Guest!

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.

N.B. There is no Delvon Lamarr Trio tonight.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Piano Starts Here: Evans/LaFaro, Bley/Peacock

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

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

Though Bill Evans and Paul Bley took different paths musically, they traveled in the same circles and developed strong musical relationships. These strong relationships were most on display in Evans’s trio with Scott La Faro, and Bley’s trio with Gary Peacock, which coincidentally shared the same drummer: Paul Motian. The result in each case was an organic rapport like nothing before or since.
Tonight features:
Josh Rawlings/Evan-Flory Barnes Duo
Alex Guilbert/Chris Symer Duo
Marina Albero/ Jeff Johnson Duo
Michael Owcharuk


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, May 19, 2016

Mi casa es tu casa! A benefit for the Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness

Ft. Maracujá, Jefferson Rose Band, Cumbieros, Adriana Giordano (with members of Entre Mundos and En Canto)

7:00pm | 5:30pm Doors

Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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

Mi casa es tu casa! is a night of vibrant Latin music and a celebration of home and community. The show benefits the Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness (www.homelessinfo.org) a coalition of agencies working to alleviate homelessness and advocate for the rights and dignity of people experiencing homelessness.

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, May 20, 2016

Bob Dylan @ 75 (2 shows)

7:00pm Early Show | 6:00pm Doors: Highway 61 Revisited
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Early Show Tickets

9:00pm Late Show | 8:30pm Doors: Blood on the Tracks
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Late Show Tickets

A revolving cast of stellar local talent pays homage to the career of one of America’s greatest icons, Bob Dylan, in celebration of his 75th birthday.

Highway 61 Revisited, was Dylan, having gone “electric”, totally on fire. The title track alone changed the sound of rock and roll, and set the tone for rock music for years to come. A staggering list of amazing songs grace this album, from the radio-hit Like A Rolling Stone, the epic Ballad of Thin Man, the grace and bite of Queen Jane Approximately to the sheer angst of Desolation Row. Mike Bloomfield in his prime, and to many Dylan aficionados his greatest record within a catalog of many, many great records.

For a slightly younger generation, Blood on the Tracks IS the defining Dylan record. Written as his marriage to Sara Dylan dissolved, this is the work of man seeing youth fade and filled with longing, pain, humor and uncertainty. Novelist Rick Moody called it "the truest, most honest account of a love affair from tip to stern ever put down on magnetic tape".

Tangled Up in Blue, Simple Twist of Fate, Idiot Wind, and the lovely final track Buckets of Rain have all become iconic Dylan compositions.

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, May 21, 2016

Ray Skjelberd's Yeti Chasers

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

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. "He plays so good it scares me." - Jess Stacy

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.

Prince Memorial Concert

9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Seattle musicians honor the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Featuring Darrius Willrich, Arzellia Jones Jr., Veronica Malki, Dan Roach, Curtis Seals, Jason Chambliss, Jacob Olason, Cedric Thomas III, Mark Roberts, Thaddeus Turner and more.

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, May 22, 2016

Nathan Hale High School

5:00pm

Bob Dylan @ 75

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm: Just Like A Woman (A crew of Seattle’s finest women singers and songwriters play Dylan-hosted by Tekla Waterfield)

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

A revolving cast of stellar local talent pays homage to the career of one of America’s greatest icons, Bob Dylan, in celebration of his 75th birthday.
Tonight features:
Whitney Monge www.whitneymonge.com
Seattle Alternative Soul artist, Whitney Mongé, is a street performer gone Northwest music phenom. Catching the attention of the masses with her dynamic voice and heartfelt performances, Whitney has supported national acts, Ziggy Marley, Allen Stone, Lukas Nelson & The Promise of The Real, Crystal Bowersox, and Brendan James.

Katie Sweeney (The Ramblin' Years) www.theramblinyears.com
Katie Sweeney is a singer and guitarist for The Ramblin’ Years, a Seattle-based rock n’ roll band that has been elating audiences everywhere in town from The Tractor Tavern to Neumo’s. Inspired in her own songwriting by the likes of Bob Dylan and The Band, Katie jumps at the chance to celebrate their music; this year, she's helping organize and perform in Seattle’s Tribute to The Last Waltz alongside many prominent Seattle musicians. As a fierce advocate for lady empowerment in the world of rock n’ roll, Katie is delighted to be joining other talented women in this tribute to Bob Dylan.

Tekla Waterfield www.reverbnation.com/teklawaterfield
Seattle based singer/songwriter Tekla Waterfield calls on a wide range of influences, including folk, country, rock and soul, fitting neatly into the wider genre of Alt-Country or Americana. Tekla's vocals are smooth and angelic, emotive and raw. Her songs explore universal themes of life. Aside from the band stuff, Tekla teaches through STYLE, (Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education) and Rain City Rock Camp for girls and is a member of the Seattle chapter of the Bushwick Book Club, (a group of artists who create work based on literature and put on shows around town). Tekla is also a frequent featured live and recording vocalist with various side projects and collaborations.

Allison Preisinger www.allisonpreisinger.com
Whitney Lyman www.whitneylyman.com
Brenda Xu www.brendaxu.com
Naomi Wachira www.naomiwachira.com
Kim West (of Smokey Brights) www.smokeybrights.com
Star Anna http://www.staranna.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.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Richard Smith and Rick Ruskin

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm
Super Picker Guitarists: From barn-burners to ballads to bluegrass and Bach to Beatles

Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Richard Smith: Audiences delight, when world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose. Having witnessed one of his live performances, fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing hymns of praise about world-renowned fingerstyle British guitarist Richard Smith. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors he will melt your heart­strings, make your toes tapping and your jaws hanging open. Richard's ever-growing repertoire comprises a wide variety of music from classical Bach to Beatles pop. It includes Scott Joplin Rags just like Sousa marches, Chopin, Mozart and fiddle tunes. It ranges from jazz standards to Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed and to Django Rein­hardt gypsy swing, not to mention his intriguing originals. He delivers both, light­ning fast barn-burners and beautiful ballads.

Rick Ruskin: “..so brilliant at times that he seems to transcend normal approaches to the guitar...Ruskin may be the smoothest technical player around. Flashy, fast, inventive and musical and that isn't easy." (GUITAR PLAYER).

In 1964, while still in Jr. High School, he was chosen to open the bill for the Reverend Gary Davis at Detroit's legendary Retort Coffee House. This engagement resulted in a fast and permanent friendship with the master blues, ragtime, and gospel guitarist. Rev. Davis was so taken by the young Ruskin's skill and eagerness, that he invited Rick to spend that summer with him at his Long Island home. By the end of the summer, Davis stopped teaching Rick new material and told him, "It's time you started paying attention to your own music." Ruskin has been doing that ever since. He's also known for his arrangements of such pop classics as "Lady Madonna," "Riki Don't Lose That Number," and "Here Comes The Sun".

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, May 24, 2016

Bob Dylan @ 75 (Bob Dylan's Birthday)

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

A revolving cast of stellar local talent pays homage to the career of one of America’s greatest icons, Bob Dylan, in celebration of his 75th birthday.

A legend barely worth re-telling for any Dylan fan, the Basement tapes were four members of The Band (minus Levon Helm) and Dylan basically hanging out and jamming, as Dylan recuperated from his legendary 1966 motorcycle accident, while Garth Hudson got it all down on his reel to reel tape deck. Part jam session, part song writing session, part hoe-down and part Dadaist “happening”, the Basement tapes created some of the strangest and most varied songs in the yet to be labeled genre of “Americana”. Not officially released for over a decade, these tapes were much coveted bootlegs for many years. Some the songs became classic Dylan and covered by many other artists (Tears of Rage, I Shall Be Released); others became campfire favorites (You Ain’t Goin Nowhere), and others only remembered by the true Dylan fanatic (Clothes Line Saga etc.). A masterpiece of American culture.

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, May 25, 2016

Becca and Soul/ The Highlife Band

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets $10 at the door

French soul group Becca and Soul visit Seattle! Joined by The Highlife Band.

The Highlife Band is an authentic and unique reggae band from Seattle, Washington. Rhythms from the Spanish and French Caribbean are combined with Jamaican rockers, bif-baf, steppers, one-drop, and dancehall reggae traditions. The lyrics are direct, and sing of love and conscious direction in everyday life. Live performances are power-packed and the performers animated and engaging. The group has played all over the Northwest and Northern California. This year the band will tour in France and Spain. Documenting the movement is an official music video, live in-studio radio performances, and two albumst: the self-titled debut, The Highlife, (2011) followed by What’s To Come, (2013).

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 Jelly Rollers

10:00pm (Lounge)

The Jelly Rollers combine compelling rhythms with melt-in-your-mouth guitar licks, tasty harmonica, and rousing harmonies to create their own fresh brand of genre-bending blues.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Beatwalk Benefit Bonanza! Ft. The Royal We and D'vonne Lewis's Limited Edition

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 at the door

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, May 27, 2016

Scott Pemberton/ Andy Coe Band (Acoustic)

8:30pm | 7:30pm Doors

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

Scott Pemberton’s sound is much like the vibe of his native Portland: freaky, fun and just the right amount of weird. The best way to categorize his music is with the moniker “Timber Rock”. Scott naturally applies his own lens/stamp to the sounds of the Pacific North West, the region he has always called home. The deep jazz, NW rock/grunge, blues roots and the west coast funk. It’s all there, and often all in the same song. Listeners are finding this honest, original and to-the-point music refreshing and fun.

The Andy Coe Band is a psychedelic rock quintet/quartet based in Seattle. Originally formed as an annual Jerry Garcia tribute band, ACB has evolved into a lively party with heavy improvisations and good times performing regionally as well as weekly on Monday nights at the Blue Moon in 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.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Coffee Shop Jam

11:30am to 6:00pm | Doors at 11:30am

Earshot Jazz Presents: Seales Brothers Band

8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Tickets: $22 General Admission/$20 Members and Seniors/$11 Student
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

After tearing it up at last year’s festival, we are bringing Marc and Jesse Seales, brothers and leading figures of separate Seattle scenes, back to the Royal Room for an encore performance.

Jesse Seales, a Bellingham blues- and rock-drenched jazzer and educator, was a founder of Stypes, one of the most notorious bands based out of Tacoma at the time. They worked the circuit for 15 years. As an avid traveler and Francophile, he has lived and studied in France, and expanded his knowledge of non-Western musical forms over the past two decades, further broadening his experience as a recording artist. He joined the pop-rock cover outfit Notorious 253 in May 2014.

Joining him is the celebrated Marc Seales, jazz professor at UW, bandleader, and recent inductee into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. The force behind the Marc Seales Quartet’s expansive trilogy, American Songs, he has been described as sounding like a pre-funk Herbie Hancock, with hints of Bill Evans. Adding gas to the fire tonight are tenor saxophonist Stuart McDonald, bassist Evan Flory-Barnes, and LA drummer Lucas Moyes Jr.

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, May 29, 2016

Norman Baker & The Backroads/ Monoclub (Brazil)/ Chava Mirel (solo)

7:30pm | Doors open at 7:00pm

Monoclub
Monoclub is a band from Sorocaba, Brazil, which combines Brazilian folk music with American country music, on May 2016 they will release their first album called "Romperia", along with their second North American tour, including a gig at the NW Folklife in Seattle.

Norman Baker & The Backroads
Norman was 13 the first time he performed on stage with fellow Backroads band mate Michael Muir. They sang and played Beatles and CCR while sitting in with the band their dads were in together. Twenty years later their harmonies and guitar work continue to weave seamlessly through timeless original rootsy compositions. Muir's Clapton and Allman tinged guitar approach meshed with Baker's Doc Watson meets Neil Young influences prove to be a great combo as the band continues tacking on the miles around the Western US.

Chava Mirel combines rich, luxurious vocals with deep pocket rhythms to bring a new sound to Jewish music. With themes of gratitude, self-acceptance, balance and responsibility for each other, Chava’s songs bring comfort and uplift the spirit. As early as age 2, Chava has been connecting with multiple generations through performance. An award-winning Jewish composer, she has worked for decades as an educator and Cantorial soloist on both coasts of the US. She also tours internationally, currently as a singer and keyboard player with reggae icon Clinton Fearon. Chava has backed dozens of Jamaican artists, and is devoted to the art and science of groove.

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, May 30, 2016

Nathan Breedlove:
Captain of the Light Brigade CD Release Party
The nu Trio ft. Phil Sparks and Brian Kirk

7:30pm | 6:30pm Doors

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

Nathan Breedlove - leader of 'The nu Trio', is a twice Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter and composer. He began life at Fort Lewis, WA and was raised in Memphis,TN where his musical life began at age ten. Breedlove is the former frontman for the legendary Skatalites and has returned to the Seattle area after many years in NYC. He has performed, toured and recorded with many legendary artists and recently came out of a seven year seclusion to form 'The nu Trio', with bassist Phil Sparks and drummer Brian Kirk. The relationship of the trio goes back over 25 years and can be experienced in their nu CD release: Captain of the Light Brigade. This Memorial Day concert is the world premier debut of..The nu Trio.

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, May 31, 2016

Modal Inversions II
ft. Anna Freedman/ karma juju/ Alex Oliverio's Sunshine Sextet

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Pianist, singer, and songwriter Anna Freedman brings to life music old and new, performing traditional blues as well as original songs with drummer Thomas Campbell, guitarist Alex Oliverio, and saxophonist Logan Heine.

Karma juju blends textures ranging from jazz to grunge featuring electric guitar and tenor-saxophone. Influences are drawn from modern jazz guitar trios as well as from musicians like Wayne Shorter, Charles Mingus, Kurt Cobain and Esperanza Spalding.

Alex Oliverio's Sunshine Sextet: The group features new original music as well as music from Alex's new album with Phoenix based band Nautabot.

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.

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