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May 1

Casa de la Trova hosted by SuperSones
May 2

Souf by Ruby Dunphy
May 3

South Seattle Emerald 4th Anniversary Celebration
May 4

An Evening of Music of the Grateful Dead: A Benefit for Ricky Gene Powell's No Cancer Fund
May 5

Cinco de Mayo: Latin Fiesta with Alma y Azúcar and special guests, Supersones Quintet
May 6

Garfield High School Choir
May 7

A Benefit for Pull Together featuring Luke Wallace with special guest Margaux LaSourd
May 8

West Seattle High School Jazz Ensembles
May 9

The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble with Special Guest Tim Hickey on Tap Shoes
May 10

Great Women of Country Tribute Series: The Music of Dolly Parton & Skeeter Davis
May 11

Crack Sabbath // True Loves // Guy/Horvitz Duo
May 12

Mrs. Phelps

Georgetown Orbits CD release! w/ Skablins and DJ Brynn Danger
May 13

Mothers Day Marshall Family Band Album Release Show

Cyrille Gosselin Band and Guests
May 14

The Jacob Szekely Trio with Dennis Hamm and special guest Anton Schwartz
May 15

FLOW, featuring Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt & Jeff Oster
May 16

Piano Starts Here: Soul/R&B Keyboard Icons - The Music of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, D’Angelo
May 17

Mi casa es tu casa! A benefit for the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness
May 18

Elijah Baradi Jazz Quintet

Robin Layne Band's CD Release Concert & En Canto
May 19

Heartwood Guitar Instruction Presents: The Coffee Shop Jam – A Student Concert

Seattle Tap Jam

The Mews Release A Record
May 20

Nathan Hale High School Jazz Concert

Jeremy's Pyramid Scheme
May 21

Christian Pincock’s Scrambler
May 22

Seward Park Audubon Presents: A Path More Wild- An Evening with Storyteller Jéhan Òsanyìn

Lindstrom and The Limit - acoustic
May 23

The Westerlies
May 24

JAZZ UNDERGROUND: Notes from the Underground CD Release Party
May 25

Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” with Kevin Connor

Electric Circus
May 26

A Love Supreme with The John Hanrahan Quartet

Oleaje Flamenco with Alfonso Cid and Jose El Niño
May 27

Rise Up - A Tribute to the Music of Hamilton

The Highsteppers Classic Soul Revue
May 28

May 29

The nu Trio with Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks, and Brian Kirk
May 30

May 31

Amy Denio and OU

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Casa de la Trova hosted by SuperSones
Celebrating International Workers Day

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Join Septeto SuperSones for a night of traditional Cuban Son music with a heavy dose of salsa and jazz.
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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

The General Business Band

10:00pm (Lounge)

The General Business Band takes care of Business. Plain and simple. Featuring Rob Granfelt (Drums), Antoine Martel (Keys), and Andrew Morrill (Sax), the group plays entirely improvised compositions drawing from a wide array of vocabulary influenced by, yet not limited to, jazz, hip-hop, funk, contemporary classical, and rock. Let this band be the one-time only soundtrack to your night. Witness creation in the moment at its most honest.


No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Souf by Ruby Dunphy

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Souf is an evening of all new original compositions by local Seattle artists presented by percussionist Ruby Dunphy. The night ranging from dance to free jazz to film to punk rock, these compositions are the works of: Ruby Dunphy, Kathy Moore, Tom Varner, Simon Henneman, Ameila Coulter, Kate O'Day, Colleen Rose Trundy, and Trevor O'laughlin. Souf will be the conclusion to Ruby Dunphy's four years at Cornish College of the Arts.

Chicago native, Seattle based percussionist Ruby Dunphy has been pursing music full time since she picked up drum sticks at age 10. Graduating from Chicago High school for the Arts and Merit School of Music in 2014, she has been extensively studying jazz, classical, chamber and world percussion for over 8 years (while also playing in unsanitary basements during this time). In her final semester of Cornish College of the Arts, she will graduate and embark on life on the road with her band Thunderpussy.

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

Wayne Horvitz trio featuring Geoff Harper

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

South Seattle Emerald 4th Anniversary Celebration

7:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

We’re turning 4 and throwing our biggest party yet! Two DJ’s, three live performances, and at least one rousing tear-jerker of a speech. Add it all up and you get an extravaganza like none we’ve ever thrown!

We’re celebrating the South End, The Emerald, and you in all our glory. We are inviting you to celebrate us, May 3rd at the Royal Room! Come learn more about how the Emerald uplifts voices of South Seattle, meet our new organizational members and celebrate the investments of our Rainmakers.

We’ve got a loaded line-up, the best emcees South Seattle has to offer, an entry fee of Free. All we need is you! So save the date and put on your dancing shoes! Kid Friendly until 10:00pm.

Event MC’s: Ben Hunter (Black and Tan Hall), and Teri Youngman (Host of Barbershop Talk)

DJ Sets: (Early) Paul “Custom Cuts” Hinton, (Late) Gabriel Teodros.

Performances: Nikkita Oliver, Julie-C, and Rell Be Free

Sponsors: Café Red, The Station Coffeehouse, Third Place Printing Press.
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Friday, May 4, 2018

An Evening of Music of the Grateful Dead: A Benefit for Ricky Gene Powell's No Cancer Fund
ft. WMS Fiddler’s Club, DeadGrass & New and Useless

6:30pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Tickets: $10-$25 donation at the door or donate in advance

Washington Middle School Fiddler's Club opens the show at 6:30pm

Deadgrass:
Ricky Gene Powell and Acoustic Laboratory play DeadGrass; creative Bluegrass interpretations of Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way and songs of related bands and musicians. Featuring classic Bluegrass instrumentation and 3 part harmonies

Ricky Gene Powell - Vocals and Mandolin
Tom Rooney - Vocals and Guitar
Gem Michaud - Vocals
Jim Marsh - Bass
Tim Wetmiller - Fiddle
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New and Useless
Darren Loucas and friends playing music from “Garcia”, Jerry Garcia’s first solo album (1972).

Darren Loucas- Guitar, Pedal Steel and Vocals
Wayne Horvitz- Keys, Vocals and Harmonica
Matt Hopper - Bass
Eric Eagle - Keys, Vocals

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

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Cinco de Mayo: Latin Fiesta with Alma y Azúcar and special guests, Supersones Quintet

9:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Tickets: $15 adv/dos
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Alma y Azúcar masterfully integrates beloved Latin rhythmic styles–Cha Cha, Latin Jazz, Mexican boleros, Son and Salsa with more contemporary influences, resulting in “Latin music for everyone.” The band features the music of “La Reina de la Salsa”, Celia Cruz. With Alma Villegas at the front, the band also includes esteemed Seattle musicians Fred Hoadley (piano, tres, backup vocals), Steve Okimoto (bass), Ricardo Guity (percussion, backup vocals), Steve Motsovoy (trumpet, backup vocals), Roy Brown (trombone) and Lance Lu (shekere).
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SuperSones:
Kevin Connor
- Cuban tres guitar and vocals
Justin Maggart - lead vocals, clave and guiro
Javier Marú - acoustic guitar and vocals
Steve Smith - bongo
Tige Decoster - upright bass

SuperSones play the sublime music known as Son - the acoustic dance music of the Cuban countryside that inspired modern Salsa. Son is a unique blend of Spanish guitars and harmony, Afro-Cuban percussion and swing, call-and-response singing, and trumpet improvisation. SuperSones represent this rich musical tradition with a wide range of classic and original songs in the many genres within the Son family: bolero, cha cha cha, guaracha, and son montuno among others. The group plays songs written by some of the greatest composers of Cuban popular music including Compay Segundo, Miguel Matamoros, Isaac Oviedo, and Arsenio Rodriguez. SuperSones recreate these songs with their own arrangements and improvisations to bring the Son alive in the Pacific Northwest. The group also regularly features original compositions firmly rooted in the Son tradition.
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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 6, 2018

Garfield High School Choir

7:00pm | Doors 6:30pm

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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Monday, May 7, 2018

A Benefit for Pull Together featuring Luke Wallace with special guest Margaux LaSourd

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

$10 suggested donation

Hailing from the Coast Salish Territory known as Vancouver, BC, Luke Wallace represents a global shift in environmental leadership. His "folktivism" has taken him far and wide; from France for COP21, Costa Rica where he represented his coast at a climate change conference, to roaming through Canada’s west coast and interior.Canadian Folk Musician and coastal water protector Luke Wallace is partnering with Pull Together for this benefit concert to celebrate and protect the Salish Sea. The concert will raise funds for Pull Together. Pull Together, is a non profit that helps First Nations lawsuits stop pipeline and tanker projects

Luke is on a 3 month tour of the west coast of North America where he is teaming up with dozens of grassroots organizations, community initiatives and frontline groups for benefit concerts and action days. He is using his new album, “Us,” as a fundraising tool to drive money and energy toward projects that empower people and communities in the protection of the systems that sustain them.

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

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

West Seattle High School Jazz Ensembles

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

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

The General Business Band

10:00pm (Lounge)

The General Business Band takes care of Business. Plain and simple. Featuring Rob Granfelt (Drums), Antoine Martel (Keys), and Andrew Morrill (Sax), the group plays entirely improvised compositions drawing from a wide array of vocabulary influenced by, yet not limited to, jazz, hip-hop, funk, contemporary classical, and rock. Let this band be the one-time only soundtrack to your night. Witness creation in the moment at its most honest.


No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble with Special Guest Tim Hickey on Tap Shoes

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble is 10-piece band that through great arranging and musicianship has a full orchestral quality with a bold and dynamic sound. Featuring the best of the best entertainers, and known for exciting arrangements, this band is focused on the authentic sound and passion of the great American Songbook.

Conveying great jazz from the 1930s through the mid-60s, with a modern energy, while respecting the authenticity and edge in which the music was created. A band that can bring the music “full circle” with a presence and appeal that reaches out to audiences of all ages.

The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble’s primary arranger is famed Arranger/ Pianist Bob Hammer, who had a major hand in the American Jazz Scene for over sixty years. Bob arranged and played for legends such as Charles Mingus (Mingus referred to Bob as his, “Beethoven”), Clark Terry, Elvin Jones, Johnny Hartman, Woody Herman, Roy Eldridge, Gene Krupa, and Lionel Hampton.
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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Wayne Horvitz trio featuring Geoff Harper

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Great Women of Country Tribute Series: The Music of Dolly Parton & Skeeter Davis

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $12 adv/$15 dos
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The Great Women of Country Tribute Series highlights the works of some of the most prolific and talented musicians the genre has to offer. Each performance – dates below – will bring together Seattle’s finest musicians to reimagine the works of two featured artists.

Featured Singers:
Debbie Miller
Annie Ford
Carina Lewis
Robin Holcomb
Alex Guy
Leslie Braly
Moe Provencher


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House Band: Wayne Horvitz, Matt Weiner, Dave Keenan, Eric Eagle

Curated by Tekla Waterfield

Upcoming Great Women of Country Dates
June 14: The Music of June Carter & Loretta Lynn
July 19: The Music of Lucinda Williams & Patsy Cline
August 16: The Music of Bonnie Raitt & Emmy Lou Harris

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

Crack Sabbath // True Loves // Guy/Horvitz Duo
Benefit for STUDIO 23 artist space and art teaching collective

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/$20 dos
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Advance tickets for this show are sold out, but there will be limited tickets available at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

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Advance tickets for this show are sold out, but there will be limited tickets available at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

8:00pm – Alex Guy and Wayne Horvitz “Electro-Acoustic Songs and Visions”.
9:00pm - True Loves
10:30pm - Crack Sabbath

Crack Sabbath
Skerik-sax
Keith Lowe-bass
Ron Weinstein-organ
Mike Stone-drums.
Local legends play infrequently, catch em while you can.

True Loves:
David McGraw - Drums
Iván Galvez - Percussion
Jimmy James - Guitar
Bryant Moore - Bass Guitar
Delvon Lamarr - Organ/Keyboards
Scott Morning - Trumpet
Jason Cressey - Trombone
Greg Kramer - Trombone
Gordon Brown - Tenor Sax
Skerik - Bari Sax
Bringing together undeniable grooves and classic soul sounds, the True Loves are comprised of incredibly accomplished musicians who have touched the hearts and souls of music listeners and concertgoers all over the Pacific Northwest.
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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mrs. Phelps

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm



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.

Georgetown Orbits CD release! w/ Skablins and DJ Brynn Danger

9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $8 adv/ $10 dos
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Skablins are a ska band that began playing in Arlington Washington’s Mirkwood & Shire Cafe (“The Mirk”) in May 2007. Named after ska and goblins, this high energy party band is suited for dancing, skanking, anthems, chanting, flame & fun and sing-a-longs.
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The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional ska and soulful reggae. They have gained international attention as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004.

The Orbits have played with such prominent names as the Skatalites, Clinton Fearon, The Gladiators, Israel Vibration, The Roots Radics, The English Beat, Bad Manners, The Aggrolites, The Pietasters, Chris Murray, Pato Banton, and a west coast tour with New York’s legendary Ska group The Slackers.

They have attracted a diverse fan base of all ages for their quality vintage-modern style of Ska and Reggae music. Their energetic live shows have never failed to impress audiences throughout the western US and Canada.
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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mothers Day Marshall Family Band Album Release Show

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Come celebrate this Mother's Day with the Marshall Family Band and the Mortgage Lifters at the Royal Room. The Marshall Family Band will also be celebrating the release of their self-titled debut, playing songs off the album and other mother covers.

Marshall Family Band Mother, father and son playing piano, accordion, fiddle and guitar, are a loose-knit acoustic trio performing original melodies, drifting chord progressions and occasionally supporting 3 part harmony. A contemporary perspective on country, blues and old-time with a hint of gospel.
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The Mortgage Lifters Named for an heirloom tomato, Mortgage Lifters play swing and pop music from the first half of the last century, some true-to-the-era originals, a few sing-alongs, and tunes from far-flung lands. Like its namesake, the Lifters "start off mild, and then build, with a long finish on the palate."

The Mortgage Lifters are Kim Thal, Robert Hinrix, Johnny Calcagno and Tony Mates.

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Cyrille Gosselin Band and Guests
French original songs with a twist of New Orleans and Sailor sing-along

8:00pm | Doors at 7:45pm

Tickets: $15 adv/$20 dos
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There is no particular style to describe Cyrille Gosselin’s band. It is a musical journey.
Some songs are tinted with jazz chords or New Orleans rhythms, testimony of Cyrille’s love for American musical heritage. You can clap and dance or get carried away listening to beautiful guitar picking with the simple apparel of acoustic songs.

The band is also diverse: multi instrumentist Brooke Haze plays accordion, Jeff Terada is on tenor sax, Alex Babakoff on bass, Chris Hankins on drums, Virginie Peltier-El Naggar on vocals and Cyrille Gosselin on guitars and vocals.

All songs are originals and composed by Cyrille Gosselin. Many of the lyrics were written by Marie Gosselin and speak about the ups and downs of life in an ironic and poetic way.
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Monday, May 14, 2018

The Jacob Szekely Trio with Dennis Hamm and special guest Anton Schwartz

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

The Jacob Szekely Trio
Jacob Szekely – Cello
Christopher Allis – Drums
Dennis Hamm – keys

Ft. special guest Anton Schwartz

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The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

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

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

FLOW, featuring Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt & Jeff Oster

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $15 adv/dos
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FLOW is a New Age music group – Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt and Jeff Oster.

In early 2015, Lawrence Blatt invited Fiona Joy and Jeff Oster to join him at Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios to create an album Inspired by the iconic Windham Hill ensembles.

Once recording began, it became clear that Will could be an essential part of this group as an artist as well as producer. When invited, Will was happy to join the others and FLOW was born. With Will and Tom Eaton producing, this group will surely capture the essence of today’s New Age music.

FLOW stands for Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster and Will Ackerman. Its a New Age group formed out of friendship and a history of working and playing together over eight years.
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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

The General Business Band

10:00pm (Lounge)

The General Business Band takes care of Business. Plain and simple. Featuring Rob Granfelt (Drums), Antoine Martel (Keys), and Andrew Morrill (Sax), the group plays entirely improvised compositions drawing from a wide array of vocabulary influenced by, yet not limited to, jazz, hip-hop, funk, contemporary classical, and rock. Let this band be the one-time only soundtrack to your night. Witness creation in the moment at its most honest.


No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

KNKX Presents: Piano Starts Here: Soul/R&B Keyboard Icons - The Music of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, D’Angelo

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos/ $5 students (door only with student ID)
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Featuring:
UPDATE: Chris McCarthy will be performing in Dawn Clement’s place.

Dawn Clement
Darrius Willrich
J Charles Phillips
Alex Guilbert


Four incredible singers who also happen to play the hell out of the piano. When you’re listening to Aretha sing like a broken angel on "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”, its easy to miss how equally brilliant her piano playing is. As Stevie Wonder said, “Your baby loves you , more than I love my clavinet!”

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

Wayne Horvitz trio featuring Geoff Harper

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

KEXP Presents: Mi casa es tu casa! A benefit for the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/$20 dos
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We have an exciting line-up to be announced April 20th!

Live music, new friends and old, and every ticket supports the Coalition's work for housing, safety, and justice in our community!

Featuring:
Sera Cahoone
Tomo Nakayama
Wayne Horvitz
Robin Holcomb
JR Rhodes
Alex Guy
Ayesha "MusicBox" Brookes
Reggie Garrett
Arthur Anderson


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

Friday, May 18, 2018

Elijah Baradi Jazz Quintet

6:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm



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Free and open to the public Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Robin Layne Band's CD Release Concert & En Canto

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv/$15 dos
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Award winning percussionist and composer Robin Layne has put together a project that showcases the marimba and his energetic and virtuosic style on the instrument. Known for his collaborations with a wide spectrum of folk and world artists across Canada, Robin’s passion for rhythm has led him around the world. He has toured in China, Europe, Mexico, the US and Canada and pursued his studies in LA, Cuba, Mexico and West Africa.

Inspired by his global travels, Robin’s music evokes memories of summer days full of adventure and playfulness. With roots in jazz, Latin and African traditions this groove heavy ensemble delivers music that will uplift your spirit, put a smile on your face and take your ears on a journey into the stratosphere.

The band will be celebrating the release of their debut album Memories that comes out May 10 on TrebleFive Records.
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A multi-ethnic, female-led seven-piece, En Canto's world pop music—a combination forró, samba, and choro-inspired originals and reimagined covers of classic Brazilian hits—commands attention and inspires movement. “We love this music because of its compositional brilliance, its original grooves, and its revolutionary nature ... its roots in post-colonialism, in cultural battles for class and racial equality,” Accordionist Jamie Maschler, explains. "Why wouldn’t it also inspire gender-equality?"

Playing primarily in North American venues, En Canto currently channels its fierce independence into challenging stereotypes while also helping audiences expand their comfort zones. “We make people dance,” as drummer Adam Kozie puts it “We routinely open our concerts to a room full of shy, awkward faces, and we close them to a sweat-drenched melee of bodies and smiles. We experience real joy when we play these songs, and people feel that, and they respond in kind, regardless of whether they understand the words or know the ‘right’ dance moves. It was the same for each us at one point when we first heard Luis Gonzaga or Gilberto Gil—we were provoked and then captured by the music, and we feel honored to be able to offer our own interpretations of it.”
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Heartwood Guitar Instruction Presents: The Coffee Shop Jam – A Student Concert

10:30am | Doors 9:45am

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

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

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Free and open to the public. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Seattle Tap Jam

6:00pm | Doors at 5:45pm

Tickets: Sliding scale $7, $10, $12, $15
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Tap dancers and fans alike are invited to attend this jam session hosted by Jessie Sawyers. This event is inclusive to participants of all ages, abilities, and studio affiliations.
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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

The Mews Release A Record

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Celebrate with The Mews as they launch their first record of old/new/dreamy/danceable/space age/soundtrack-like pop. The Mews: Pam Barger, drums and vocals, Claudia Groom, guitar and vocals, Shelli Markee, bass and vocals, Frances Woods, keyboard, violin, and vocals.
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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Nathan Hale High School Jazz Concert

5:30pm | Doors at 5:00pm

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Free and open to the public. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Jeremy's Pyramid Scheme

8:30pm | Doors at 8:15pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
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Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme is another pebble dropped in the stream of what is classified as music. Though it is not totally in the vein of John Cage, it still has some of his musical elements. Without pretension it is an honor to say that influences come from all things music, mostly within the American improvised genre. This particular set up explores the organ trio/quartet format, however, instead of focusing on standard blues and groove oriented styles, Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme goes one step further and adds an Ornettian element in which the barline is respected at the highest level.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Christian Pincock’s Scrambler

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Opening set:
Don Berman's Big Band Thing Performing Ascension Northwest

Opening the evening will be Don Berman's Big Band Thing, an 11 member ensemble performing Don's original composition, "Ascension Northwest" , a piece inspired by Coltrane's "Ascension". Featuring Kenny Mandell, Neil Welch, Dick Valentine, Seth Alexander, Ivan Arteaga, Jim Knodle, Christian PIncock, Matt McCluskey, Jeff Johnson, Kelsey Mines, and Don Berman. The piece was written to thank John Coltrane for all that he gave to music and the world, and the inspiration to play jazz that he gave to all the members of the ensemble!

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

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Seward Park Audubon Presents: A Path More Wild- An Evening with Storyteller Jéhan Òsanyìn

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Free with advance ticket required.
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Experiences in the Wild can bring about feelings of excitement, relaxation, and peace for many. And to protect and preserve our wilderness areas we should strive to share these experiences with new audiences.

Jéhan Òsanyìn is on a quest to help all young people feel comfortable in the outdoors. In addition to her talents as a coppersmith, poet, storyteller, playwright, and actor, Jéhan is the Founding Executive Director of Earthseed Seattle. Earthseed uses theatre in Wild spaces to decolonize those spaces and the bodies that pass through them.

Seward Park Audubon is excited to welcome Jéhan to the Royal Room to share selections from her autobiographical solo show Yankee Pickney, perform some of her poetic work, and deliver humorous anecdotes about her personal experiences touching the lives of young people, and introducing them to Wilderness spaces.
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Lindstrom and The Limit - acoustic

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
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Lindstrom and The Limit have been playing funk/soul/folk/rock in Seattle for a little over 3 years now. Normally a 9 piece powerhouse, this is only their second venture as an acoustic quartet. Pulling inspiration from Paul Simon, Pete Townsend, John Butler, Dave Matthews, and Marvin Gaye - when playing as a quartet The Limit focus on powerful song writing and captivating harmonies.
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The General Business Band

10:00pm (Lounge)

The General Business Band takes care of Business. Plain and simple. Featuring Rob Granfelt (Drums), Antoine Martel (Keys), and Andrew Morrill (Sax), the group plays entirely improvised compositions drawing from a wide array of vocabulary influenced by, yet not limited to, jazz, hip-hop, funk, contemporary classical, and rock. Let this band be the one-time only soundtrack to your night. Witness creation in the moment at its most honest.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Westerlies

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $15 General / $5 students
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The Westerlies are a New York based brass quartet comprised of four childhood friends from Seattle, Washington: Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone.

Formed in 2011, the self-described “accidental brass quartet” take their name from the prevailing winds from the West to the East. “Skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers” (NPR’s Fresh Air), The Westerlies explore jazz, roots, and chamber music influences to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both "folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music). Equally at home in concert halls and living rooms, The Westerlies navigate a wide array of venues with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along.

The Westerlies’ four members were childhood friends and sometime musical rivals in their hometown of Seattle – they regularly competed against each other in regional competitions. Each member independently moved to New York City, which led to the old friends reconnecting and performing together. Since their inception, The Westerlies have shared the stage with such diverse acts as Radiolab, Bill Frisell, Vieux Farka Toure, and Juilliard Dance.

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Wayne Horvitz trio featuring Geoff Harper

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

JAZZ UNDERGROUND: Notes from the Underground CD Release Party

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos
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Jazz Underground is a Seattle-based ensemble that plays contemporary big band jazz. Their repertoire includes a wide variety of music from the libraries of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Snarky Puppy, Stan Kenton, Blood, Sweat and Tears and Charles Mingus, as well as music by jazz greats like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker. In addition, the group performs music by local composers and arrangers, including original tunes by members of the band.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” with Kevin Connor

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Guitarist Kevin Connor is a member of Gypsy Jazz ensemble Hot Club Sandwich. His arrangements can be heard on all 5 of their albums, and his composition ‘Gaucho’ was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. He also leads the SuperSones, a Cuban Septet.

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

9:00pm | 8:45pm

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

Featuring:
Ayesha Music Box Brooks-Voice
Heather Bentley- Violin
Kate Olson- Soprano Sax
Ivan Arteaga- Alto Sax
Levi Gillis- Tenor Sax
Greg Sinibaldi- Baritone Sax
Beth Fleenor- Bass Clarinet and Voice
Simon Henneman- Guitar
Kathy Moore- Guitar
Ryan Burns- Keyboards
Geoff Harper-Acoustic Bass
Keith Lowe- Electric Bass
Thione Diop-Percussion
Greg Campbell- Percussion
Andy Roth- Drums


Visuals by Brad Rouda

Conducted by Wayne Horvitz

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


and more!

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

A Love Supreme with The John Hanrahan Quartet

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/dos
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Quartet:
Keith Lowe - Bass
Hans Teuber - Sax
Marina Albero - Piano
J Hanrahan - Drums

Considered to be the defining jazz recording of all time, John Coltrane and his equally innovative quartet (McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones) recorded the album A Love Supreme in 1964 on Impulse Records.

"John Coltrane’s A LOVE SUPREME took music to the outer edges, both spiritually and acoustically—it was quite literally far out in every way. But I don’t think even Trane envisioned the addition of electricity to the mix. Turns out it works. John Hanrahan’s Electric Love Supreme Project will quite simply stir up your brain cells, flood you with endorphins, and leave you shaken. There’s nothing quite like it."
- Dennis McNally, Grateful Dead Publicist

Marina Albero:
Marina Albero burst onto the Seattle jazz scene in September of 2014. Since that time she has energized the scene with her quartet, and in duo and solo piano performance. Her style reflects her musical journey that began with touring the world as a child with her musical family, to her teen years spent studying in Cuba, to her association with flamenco forms in Spain. The listener can hear a world of music in her playing, from jazz, to classical, to flamenco, and undeniably, the afro cuban rhythms that are so foundational in jazz music.

Hans Teuber, Musical Director of Teatro ZinZanni:
The son of professional musicians, Hans Teuber grew up South Carolina singing in his mother's church choir, playing in bands and orchestras, jazz and R&B groups. As a youngster he per-formed with Dizzy Gillespie, as well as local be-boppers, funksters and experimental artists. Teuber toured extensively with crooner/jazz pianist Buddy Greco. In 1988 he made his home in Seattle, where he has recorded and performed with Julian Priester, Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz (Zoney Mash), Robin Holcomb, Pearl Jam and many others. He has also toured Brazil and recorded several CD's with Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto. Teuber has recorded in NYC with Kendra Shank, Frank Kimbrough, Jeff Johnson, Victor Lewis, Joe Locke, Billy Mintz, Peck Allmond, and trumpeter Todd Horton's "Whatsa". He spent three years on the road and in the studio with songwriter Ani DiFranco, culminating with a Eu-ropean tour opening for Maceo Parker. Hans was an accompanist, floating sub and saxophone instructor at Cornish College for several years. He joined Teatro ZinZanni in 2006 and became Musical Director in 2012.

Keith Lowe:
Keith Lowe has over 35 years of performing experience on both electric and acoustic bass. He studied classically for 15 years before moving on to jazz and rock where he has backed such artists as Fiona Apple, Bill Frisell, Scott Law, David Sylvian, Stone Gossard, Harold Budd, and Wayne Horvitz. He has a very diverse background, performing most any style of music including rock, jazz, country, classical, bluegrass, folk, electronic, etc. This wide ranging and comprehensive approach to music has resulted in a tuneful, solid, and eclectic style that has him in demand both as a performer and studio musician.

JOHN HANRAHAN:
A veteran of the creatively fecund Chicago jazz scene, Santa Cruz-based drummer John Hanrahan has made a strong impression in the area with his quartet’s galvanizing performances of John Coltrane’s prayerful masterpiece A Love Supreme. He gets an early start celebrating the golden anniversary of an epochal musical year with “Sounds from ’67—Miles to McCoy, Jimi to The Beatles,” a program celebrating some of the recordings that defined a transitional era, as rock embraced psychedelia and jazz musicians explored new structures and forms.

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Oleaje Flamenco with Alfonso Cid and Jose El Niño

9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm

Tickets: $20 adv/$25 dos
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Oleaje Flamenco's Seattle based trio perform their signature raw and refined Flamenco together with two captivating Flamenco guest artists: Singer Alfonso Cid (Sevilla/NYC) and Jose 'El Niño' (Cuba/Miami). Thrilling and exhilarating, Flamenco with its untamed improvisational nature is unpredictable and delightful.
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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Rise Up - A Tribute to the Music of Hamilton

7:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos
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Rise Up, the Hamilton Tribute Band, is an ensemble of Seattle's top vocalists and musicians who have come together to play the amazing music of "Hamlton". "Hamilton" is a record-breaking Broadway musical and winner of 11 Tonys including Best Musical. It is a sweeping cultural phenomenon that marries hip hop, R&B and Broadway. Rise Up has performed extensively in the Seattle area, selling out shows and delighting audiences of all ages.
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The Highsteppers Classic Soul Revue

9:30pm | Doors at 9:15pm

The Highsteppers are a fresh group of veteran musicians brought together by a love of classic R&B, Motown, and soul. Otis, Etta, Aretha... They keep the dance floor crowded with the hits you love and deep cuts you'll be excited to discover.
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Monday, May 28, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The nu Trio with Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks, and Brian Kirk

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos/ $10 students (door only w/ ID)
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Nathan Breedlove is back for an intimate evening at the Royal Room, featuring Brian Kirk and Phil Sparks.

Nathan Breedlove is a twice Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter and composer. He is a former member of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, David Murray Octet, Jemeel Moondoc Quintet, Denis Charles IVtet and the legendary Skatalites. A veteran of the NYC and Paris jazz scenes, Nathan brings to the Royal Room a lifetime of experiences gained by his association with many legendary figures in creative music. Now living in Seattle, his latest CD release 'Captain of the Light Brigade' showcases his deep Memphis roots.
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The General Business Band

10:00pm (Lounge)

The General Business Band takes care of Business. Plain and simple. Featuring Rob Granfelt (Drums), Antoine Martel (Keys), and Andrew Morrill (Sax), the group plays entirely improvised compositions drawing from a wide array of vocabulary influenced by, yet not limited to, jazz, hip-hop, funk, contemporary classical, and rock. Let this band be the one-time only soundtrack to your night. Witness creation in the moment at its most honest.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Amy Denio and Friends
ft. AMA Quartet and La Movida, a Latin dance party ft. KEXP DJ Darek Mazzone with live accompaniment

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $8 adv/$10 dos
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Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/composer Amy Denio plays The Royal Room with AMA Quartet (acoustic) and the Return of "La Movida," an all-out Latin dance party!!

8pm – AMA Quartet has been described as a ‘rarely yodeling, always scintillating Latin American Afro Sephardic Eastern European gypsy circus chamber band!’ The group features Madeleine Sosin (vocals, violins, maracas, bombo and jarana), Abel Rocha (vocals, harp, guitar and cuatro), Ricardo Guity (percussion) and Amy Denio (voice, accordion).

10pm – La Movida is an epic Latin dance party, fueled with deep grooves anchored by live DJ Darek Mazzone on turntables (KEXP), and accentuated with live instrumentation from Amy Denio on saxophones (Kultur Shock, The Tiptons), Tige DeCoster on bass (Supersones, West Seattle Soul) and Lalo Bello on percussion (Supersones, West Seattle Soul).

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