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March 1

Mercer Island High School Jazz Ensembles/ Kenny Wheeler Tribute ft. Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler
March 2

Kenny Wheeler Tribute ft. Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler/ The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
March 3

Alchymeia/ Ockham's Razor
March 4

Miles and Karina with Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore
March 5

Nathan Hale

The Royal Ramble ft. The Jelly Rollers/ Peter & The Tribe EP Release
March 6

Electric Circus
March 7

Richie Aldente + Thaddillac
March 8

Jazz, Etc

Holy Names Academy Jazz Band/ Isabella Du Graf
March 9

Seattle Composers Alliance Fundraiser
March 10

Tristan Gianola Quintet/ Trimtab
March 11

An Evening of Keys
March 12

Pierre Bensusan
March 13

Jazz Night School

The Scotch Tops/ Red Sun Revue
March 14

Jazz Night School

Jasmine Jordan Camila Recchio/ SpiceRack
March 15

Moon-Faced Galapagos Trip Fundraiser

Jane Addams Middle School Sr. Jazz Band

Etienne Capko/ Anokye
March 16

Earshot Jazz presents: Seattle Jazz Awards
March 17

Washington Middle School Fiddlers

A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration of Music and Dance!

The Blackguard
March 18

Piano Starts Here: The Music of Chick Corea and McCoy Tyner
March 19

Box Set Duo
March 20

Wil Blades Trio
March 21

JP and the OK Rhythm Boys

Shady Bottom/ Jefferson Rose Band
March 22

Benefit For Andy and Dave Coe feat: Rippin Chicken, The Unsinkable Heavies, Flowmotion, and McTuff

Peppino D’Agostino
March 23

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
March 24

Closed
March 25

Samantha Capell Recital

The Indigo Soul Tour/ Sunshine Subconscious
March 26

Tobi Stone's Texture Band

Thomas Marriott Quartet with special guest Orrin Evans
March 27

Sam Russell & Teen Soul Explosion

Columbia City Party Night
March 28

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

En Canto
March 29

JazzED

Garfield Jazz Jam

Tom Varner Nonet/ WACO Plays Holcomb & Varner
March 30

Bob Malone + Arthur Migliazza
March 31

Lennie's Pennies The 3rd Annual Birthday Tribute to Legendary Jazz Pianist & Composer Lennie Tristano

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Kenny Wheeler Tribute ft. Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler

6:30pm Mercer Island Middles School & High School Jazz Ensembles
8:00pm Kenny Wheeler Tribute

Tickets: $12 in advance/ $15 at the door/ $8 students
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Steve Treseler pay tribute to the life, leagcy, and music of the great Kenny Wheeler (1930 - 2014). Kenny's stunning compositions and imaginative improvisations on trumpet and flugelhorn have left deep impressions on generations of musicians and listeners. The band features pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Martin Wind, drummer Jon Wikan, and vocalist Katie Jacobson.

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

Monday, March 2, 2015

Kenny Wheeler Tribute ft. Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler

8:00pm Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble featuring Ingrid Jensen
9:00pm Kenny Wheeler Tribute

Tickets: $12 in advance/ $15 at the door/ $8 students
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-15 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".

Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Steve Treseler pay tribute to the life, leagcy, and music of the great Kenny Wheeler (1930 - 2014). Kenny's stunning compositions and imaginative improvisations on trumpet and flugelhorn have left deep impressions on generations of musicians and listeners. The band features pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Martin Wind, drummer Jon Wikan, and vocalist Katie Jacobson. < 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.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monthly Wine Tasting

6:00pm

Expand your knowledge and palette with Kate Bond (former Verve proprietess) at the First Monday Wine Tasting at the Royal Room! Featuring 6 great wines from Vinum. $15 per person, includes light appetizer.

Alchymeia/ Ockham’s Razor

8:00pm

Alchymeia
The practitioners of the ancient art of alchemy often sought to transform or combine a variety of elements. In a similar manner, the members of the ensemble Alchymeia gather folk song ingredients from various cultures and arrange them in new and fascinating ways. "The repertoire reflects the varying backgrounds of the ensemble's founding musicians.

Nadia Tarnawsky has been studying Eastern European singing techniques for nearly two decades with Ukrainian singers Mariana Sadowska, Lilia Pavlovska, Albanian singer Merita Halili, and Bulgarian singers Maria Bebelekova and Donka Koleva. She has taught workshops in Ukrainian village-style singing for the Center of Traditional Music and Dance (NYC).

Brandon Vance is a two-time Open U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and the youngest player ever to attain the national title at age 14. Brandon has performed with numerous Celtic artists including Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, and Carl Peterson.

Nadia and Brandon began performing together in 2008 and in 2010 they enlisted some of Seattle’s finest musicians to create Alchymeia. Recent performance venues include the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company (NYC), the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (NYC), the Ukrainian Museum (NYC), the Northwest Folklife Festival (Seattle), the Pink Door (Seattle), Columbia City Theatre (Seattle), Cafe Paloma (Seattle), and the Mandolin Cafe (Tacoma).
Alchymeia's Website

Ockham’s Razor is a Seattle based Celtic fusion band that blends influences of Celtic and Irish tradition with rock, pop, gypsy, punk, jazz, bluegrass, and folk elements to carve out a unique and indelible niche in the Celtic folk genre.
Hailed as both “Turbo Celtic” and “Ethno Punk,” since 2006 Ockham’s Razor has performed with notable bands like Young Dubliners, Enter the Haggis and Paperboys, and has even performed alongside Irish music luminaries, the Chieftains.

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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Miles and Karina with Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore

8:00pm

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

Rich Moore is well-known and well-loved in Colorado's acoustic music family and has lived and performed here for over 25 years. He made his reputation early on as bassist and guitarist with stellar local outfits like The Solid Senders, and in recent years has been the rhythmic bedrock for Pete Wernick's Live Five, Celeste Krenz, and with ensembles fronted by his wife, the internationally-esteemed vocalist Mollie O'Brien. He is guitarist of choice for folk legend Tom Paxton, who invariably requests Moore as a sideman for his Colorado shows.

Mollie O’Brien sings. Does she ever. Jazz, R&B, blues, gospel, southern mountain traditional — you name it. And she approaches each with an ease that makes you think she was steeped in the style since the first time a note left her throat.

Growing up in Wheeling, West Virginia, one of five children, Mollie was exposed to music of every stripe, from performances by the Wheeling Symphony to concerts by Count Basie, Ray Charles, and the Beatles. She listened to singers — Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins, Bonnie Raitt and Dinah Washington, Streisand, Sinatra, and Betty Carter — and took voice lessons. Later, with her brother, Tim, she performed in church and at coffeehouses. All the while she dreamed of heading to New York to sing and act on Broadway and make a big splash in show business.

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

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Nathan Hale Jazz Ensemble

6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Royal Ramble ft. The Jelly Rollers/ Peter & The Tribe EP Release

8:00pm

Modeled on the legendary Levon Helm's The Midnight Ramble, the Jelly Rollers present a monthly night of blues and more. Tonight also feature's Peter & The Tribe's EP Release celebration.

Peter and the Tribe: Soul stirring performers of punk, funk and R&B.

With songs of loss that rarely break three minutes, Peter and the Tribe revive that 60s sound and move the masses. Combining blue-eyed soul with the grit of Seattle grunge, this power trio exudes passion and kills it everytime they take the stage.
Peter and the Tribe was born from break ups. As a solo act, Peter sang songs here and there of his failed relationships. He was introduced to Dusty and Justin's band by friends, and it soon became his favorite group in town. When their band broke up, Justin and Dusty turned their attentions toward Peter, and the Tribe was formed. They've been gradually conquering Seattle ever since.

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

Friday, March 6, 2015

Electric Circus

9:00pm

Electric Circus remixes classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and a reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia.
Featuring
D'Vonne Lewis (drums)
Geoff Harper (a. bass)
Ian Sheridan (e. bass)
Ryan Burns (keys)
Tristan Gianola (guitar)
Sean Woolstenhulme (guitar)
Alex Guy (Violin)
Kate Olson (s. sax)
Ray Larson (trumpet)
Greg Sinibaldi (b. sax)
Levi Gillis (t. sax)
Thione Diop (percussion)
Brad Rouda (lights)
Wayne Horvitz (conduction, sampling, keys)

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

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Richie Aldente/ Thaddillac

9:00pm

Richie Aldente is among a handful of rising Seattle bands that are redefining the sound of the post-grunge city. With an intelligent fusion of dance beats, yacht rock, disco and contemporary hip-hop, the band creates ferociously infectious music that is smartly crafted but unabashedly fun-loving. While the sound hints of influences from the 70’s and 80’s, it is decidedly modern, appealing to a new generation of listeners who were born long after the genres that inspired it.
Richie Aldente's Website

Thaddillac (aka Thaddeus Turner) has been tearing up the Seattle music scene for years as both a live performer and respected studio musician. Often compared to the diverse guitar stylings of Jimi Hendrix, Prince and Peter Frampton, Thaddeus Turner's trademark guitar playing is the pillar of the West Coast music scene. Combining the beauty of traditional soul with the power of rock, mixed with his talk­box stylings, Thaddeus has gained a loyal national following. As lead guitarist for the Seattle Heavy Soul band Maktub, Turner has received glowing praise from Rolling Stone Magazine, NPR and the Seattle Times. Turner has toured with such notables as Cherrywine, Stone Gossard from Pearl Jam, Digable Planets, as well as with Dave Matthews and India.Arie. His versatility as a guitar player has gained him national recognition for his unique sound and passionate playing.
Thaddillac's Website

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

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Jazz, Etc.

6:00pm

Jazz, Etc. is an Eastside based jazz ensemble with 7 singers and Rhythm Section including Joe Rojo, locally reknown pianist.

Our music expands the 30’s/40’s/50’s decades with fresh arrangements of traditional jazz standards. You will hear music from Ellington, Basie, Gershwin, Ella, Frank, Andrew sisters, along with some Latin Jazz pieces, and a few surprises. The director of the group, Jack Halm taught High School Jazz for many years in Bellevue and is currently at SPU. They regularly perform programs around the area at Private Parties, Retirement Homes/ and Jazz venues such as Tulas in Seattle.

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.

Holy Names Academy Jazz Band/ Isabella Du Graf

8:00pm

The Holy Names Academy Jazz Band under the direction of Tim Carey will play a full set of classic jazz, blues, and popular songs, featuring guest soloists and original arrangements. Vocalist Isabella Du Graf and Bassist/Arranger Tim Carey team up for two sets of big-band style arrangements of classic songs from all eras of popular music. Featuring Samantha Boshnack, Cynthia Mullis, Brian Bermudez, Jeff Busch, Ben Thomas and Haley Freedlund.

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, March 9, 2015

Seattle Composers Alliance Fundraiser

7:00pm

The Seattle Composers Alliance proudly presents The Spring Fling at The Royal Room on March 9, 2015. Festivities begin at 7pm, featuring live music from the Industrial Revelation Trio, the Tim Carey Quartet, Alchymeia, and Aslan Rife, a silent-auction, and generous door prizes, which in the past have includes gift certificates, musical instruments, full software packages and bundles, and much more from companies like MOTU, Metric Halo, iZotope, and Soundiron.

Tickets, available at seattlecomposers.org, include 1 drink, 1 appetizer + a gift bag and are available for $25 advance / $30 at the door. This year, we are introducing a gift bag for all of our attendees, including discounts at local music-related businesses, small gifts, and some of our finest pointers on what to look for as a composer in our upcoming year, both locally and beyond.

Please come join us for a fantastic evening! We look forward to sharing this event with you, see you there!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tristan Gianola Quintet/ Trimtab

8:00pm

Tristan Gianola Quintet: A marriage of contemporary classical music and rock music. Gianola's quintet performs original music that blends the group into an interchangeable rock band/ chamber ensemble. Featuring Tristan Gianola (guitar/ compositions), Alicia Dejoie (violin), Jake Sele (piano/ synthesizer), Geoff Harper (bass) and Joe Eck (drums).

The music of Trimtab is difficult to sum up in a simple phrase or genre. The band’s compositions are sonic portmanteaus that meld philosophical and architectural concepts with classical, jazz, Eastern Indian, African, and rock music styles.

The unpredictability and complexity of their compositions is magnetic, generating a seemingly new listening experience with each performance. Varied meters create hypnotic tensions. Abrasive chordal and percussive expression mixed with gentler melodies and intense dynamic changes creates a unique gravitational pull. Whether listening to the arc of a Trimtab album or just a single composition, a development from compression, to tension, to visual, to abstract, to the electrical is evidenced.

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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Evening of Keys

featuring Brooke Lizotte, Doug Skoog, Lee Gregory, Mark Bittler, Anthony Ciarochi and Raymond Hayden
7:00pm

Evening Of Keys is a show put on by a six keyboardists who became friends over the past few years and thought it would be a great idea to showcase their individual styles on the keys. Each of them have uniquely different approaches to the keyboard and have put it all together in a three hour show which will take you on a journey through pop, progressive, blues, jazz and classical.

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pierre Bensusan

7:30pm

Tickets, $20 adv/ $23 door are available now from Stranger Tickets

Pierre was born in Oran, French-Algeria, in 1957, when France was decolonizing its Empire, Pierre Bensusan's family moved to Paris when he was 4. Described by the L.A. Times as "one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today", Pierre Bensusan was voted "Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008" by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique. There is a sense of something both playful and serious in his work, an unparalleled sense of freedom in his compositions and his improvisations. His "manner" of playing defies classification - crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more. None can be isolated as simply “Brazilian”, "Arabic" or “French”; rather, they represent our world in its current state, a world sharing itself, fusing cultures together in ways we have never experienced. Not to be missed!
Pierre Bensusan's website.

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, March 13, 2015

Jazz Night School

5:30pm-8pm — Small Ensembles, Gypsy Jazz, and Brazilian Ensemble

The Scotch Tops/ Red Sun Revue

Rhythm & blues tunes guaranteed to make you shimmy and shake! Put on your dancin’ shoes, grab a beer and let’s boogie!
9:00pm

Started in 2013, The Scotch Tops are a unique mix of classic Rhythm & Blues and Soul from the 50’s & 60’s with a few original tunes thrown in to spice it up. We cover great electric blues & soul musicians like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Otis Redding and James Brown the list goes on and on…if it moves we’ll get it going.

Red Sun Revue: Aaron Von Hesh - Lead Vocals, Guitar
John Krupa - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Julian Hill - Bass
Matt Beasley - Drums, Vocals

Brought together by our love of late ‘60s & early ‘70s rock and roll in April of 2013, Red Sun Revue has put together a set of songs that mixes originals with some well-known and lesser known covers by the Rollings Stones, Humble Pie, Free, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and others. We want to bring back the blues-based, soul, r&b, twangy, rock'n'roll of that time while hopefully breathing a bit of our own flavor in as we go.

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

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Jazz Night School

3:30pm-5:30pm (Doors Open at 3:00pm) — Jazz Night School: Vocalists, Gospel Choir, and Trad Jazz Combo
6:00pm-7:30pm — Jazz Night School: Big Band Express & Performance Big Band with Vocalists

Jasmine Jordan/ Camila Recchio/ SpiceRack

9:00pm

Tickets: $5 advance/ $8 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Jasmine Jordan: Jasmine Jordan, an up and coming R&B singer, is no stranger to the disposition of falling in love. With incredible range, storytelling, and passion, Jasmine captivates audiences with relatable narratives that convey love's enthralling and heartbreaking dynamics.

Jasmine grew up in Olympia, Washington, where her love of music was influenced by R&B pop sensations Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Tamia, and Alicia Keys. The singer is set to release her first solo project in January 2015.
www.jasminejordanmusic.com

Camila Recchio: "Art in it's most expressive form is my favorite. I write music & poetry, sing & paint as a way of expressing experiences or observations."
Camila Recchio has worked extensively with Pastor Pat Wright and The Total Experience Gospel Choir. She's musically collaborated with Macklemore X Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton, Theoretics, Nu Era, Chev, KnowMads & Fatal Lucciano with more projects coming soon! www.CamilaRecchio.com

SpiceRack: Quirky, grooving and aggressively funky.
Rooted in stylings of The Meters, Zony Mash and Scofield + Medeski Martin & Wood, Seattle quartet SpiceRack performs a circus of crisp original funk, psychedelic rock, jazz and R&B.

Composer/guitarist Tristan Gianola whips out SpiceRack, a quartet of grooving, riffing, ripping and chicken scratching music. Bits and pieces of funk, free improvisation, jazz and even classical music find a place together in Gianola’s music written for SpiceRack, where things open up and anything can get piled on top of some catchy tunes. He is joined by Jake Sele on keys/organ, Nick Lonien on bass and Thomas Whiteside IV on drums.
SpiceRack's Bandcamp

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, March 15, 2015

Moon-Faced Galapagos Trip Fundraiser

4:30pm

Details TBA

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.

Jane Addams Middle School Sr. Jazz Band

7:00pm

Details TBA

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.

Etienne Capko/ Anokye

9:30pm

Details TBA

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, March 16, 2015

Earshot Jazz presents: Seattle Jazz Awards
Golden Ear and Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame

7:00pm music with Kareem Kandi Band
8:00pm award ceremony with emcee Jim Wilke
9:30pm more music with Kareem Kandi Band

Tickets: $10 General Admission/ $5 Students
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Each year the Golden Ear Awards program provides an opportunity for Seattle jazz fans and performers to celebrate the region's jazz accomplishments of the previous year. Earshot Jazz initiated the Golden Ear Awards in 1990 to recognize the accomplishments of Seattle jazz artists over the previous year, and to induct significant members of the jazz community into the local Jazz Hall of Fame. Over the years, the award categories have shifted slighty, but the essence of the process has remained the same.

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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Washington Middle School Fiddlers

6:00pm

WMS Music serves a diverse and dynamic student body through thirteen daily music ensembles: four concert bands, four string orchestras, two choirs, one jazz band, one fiddle group, and one percussion ensemble. Students from every educational program and background are afforded the ability to participate, and more than half of the school’s population is enrolled in a music ensemble. Complimented by four after-school music offerings, our program is truly groundbreaking.

A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration of Music and Dance!

Internationally acclaimed Irish musicians Colleen Raney, Hanz Araki, and Ryan Davidson with dancers from the Tara Academy of Irish Dance
8:00pm

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

Internationally acclaimed traditional musicians Colleen Raney, Hanz Araki, and Ryan Davidson will be joined by award-winning dancers from the Tara Academy of Irish Dance for a unique, dynamic celebration of Irish music, dance, and culture in honor of St. Patrick’s Day 2015.

Among the finest interpreters of traditional songs of her generation, Portland, Oregon’s Colleen Raney recently released her fourth album, titled Here This is Home, recorded in Dublin, Ireland over the summer of 2013. Colleen grew up inspired by the Irish and Scottish songs and tunes in the rich Irish community in Seattle, Washington. Her four solo CDs have staked her claim as a serious presence in Celtic music today and provoked Hearth Music to enthuse, "Singing with a deep love for the tradition and the dark poetry of Celtic song, Colleen has been drawing new life from old ballads and renewing our love for Celtic music." Irish Music Magazine recently called Raney “among the best in her genre.”

Internationally recognized flute player and singer Hanz Araki is known for his fresh an innovative approach to traditional Irish and Scottish music. The son of a Japanese shakuhachi Grand Master, Araki Kodo V, and a Scots-Irish mother, his musical sensibility is both inspired and disciplined and has made him a household name from the UK to Japan. In his 25 year career, Araki has earned the praise of the international music community including Fatea Magazine, who raves “(His) musicianship is superb …achingly beautiful; a real delight.” Irish Music Magazine writes that Araki is “an Irish music phenomenon in West Coast America.”

Ryan Davidson is known for his powerful vocals and soulful style of folk storytelling. Raised in Northern California, Ryan began touring the US whilst still in high school. After a decade on the road playing rock-n-roll, he studied voice and jazz at the Bob Cole Conservatory in Long Beach, California. Shortly after he was accepted into the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance in Limerick, Ireland where he studied the Irish Bouzouki and received an MA in Ethnomusicology. Since returning home after two years of living and playing traditional music in the West of Ireland, Ryan has been utilizing his extensive background to tirelessly write, play, tour and collaborate with numerous songwriters and traditional artists. 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 Blackguard CANCELED

10:30pm

Catch last call with The Blackguard, singing traditional Celtic songs featuring Raymond Kempe (vocals) & Darren Loucas (guitar).

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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Piano Starts Here: Chick Corea and McCoy Tyner

7:30pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $5 students w/ ID.
Tickets Available from Stranger Tickets

Tyner and Corea are two of the most important modernist pianists to emerge in the latter half of the twentieth century. Tyner’s influence is apparent on Corea’s playing, especially in regards to chord voicing, even as Corea gravitated towards a more Latin sound. The two, fortunately, remain with us – join the Royal Room in celebrating the work accomplished by these living legends of modernism.

The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument. Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening on the Royal Room's Steinway B grand piano. Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Sonny Clark, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Fats Waller, Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Tim Kennedy. Hosted by Tim Kennedy.

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.

All Star Dub Session

10:00pm

The All Star Dub Session is a collective of rotating seasoned musicians who perform live improvisational Dub Reggae.

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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Box Set Duo

7:30pm

Tickets: $20
Tickets Available from Stranger Tickets

Jim Brunberg and Jeff Pehrson (also of FURTHER, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh's band) met in a San Francisco cafe 23 years ago and almost immediately fell into a musical relationship. That connection has been responsible for 12 albums of original music, thousands upon thousands of miles on the road, a handful of awards, several ill-fated record deals and two houses built of broken B strings. The Box Set Duo has been entertaining audiences these many years with their powerful songs, brought to life by inspired guitar interplay and vocal harmonies that warm the senses. The subject matter, as with the finest folk music, ranges from politics to relationships and everything in between, all delivered with a heart and wit that has brought rave reviews. Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls once described them as "a cross between the Grateful Dead and The Smothers Brothers".

Though Jim and Jeff have both been busy pursuing other endeavors the last few years, (Jim owns and operates his own music venue, Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon and Jeff is a member of Bob Weir and Phil Lesh's band, FURTHER) Box Set continues to play to their dedicated following. A longtime Bay Area favorite, the Box Set Duo will engage your hearts, bust your sides and leave you with a song on your mind.

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 are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before or during the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Will Blades

9:30pm (Doors open to the public at 8:30pm)

From cookin’ with Blues legend John Lee Hooker, organ summits with B-3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith, television and radio appearances, Wil Blades is gaining critical acclaim and international recognition. Blades, a native Chicagoan, has become the San Francisco Bay Area’s first call organist and is rapidly gaining momentum internationally. He has been named “Rising Star” for organ in the Downbeat critics poll every year since 2006. Wil has been wowing audiences with groups such as “O.G.D.,” “Amendola Vs. Blades”, “Stanton Moore Trio”, “Steppin” and Billy Martin Wil Blades Duo". In 2007 Blades released his much anticipated debut record, “Sketchy”, on Doodlin’ Records. In addition to performing with legendary artists such as John Lee Hooker and Dr. Lonnie Smith, Wil has performed and recorded with Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Joe Louis Walker, Don Braden, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Karl Denson, Will Bernard, Scott Amendola, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Billy Martin, Anders Osborne, Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Betty Joplin, Eddie Marshall, Herbie Lewis, and many others.

Born in 1979, Wil began playing drums at the age of 8, guitar at 13, and then found his true calling on Hammond B-3 at 19. While studying Jazz at New College of California with bassist Herbie Lewis, Wil landed weekly gigs at John Lee Hooker’s Boom Boom Room in San Francisco. Barely of legal age, veteran musicians, such as trumpeter Oscar Myers, took him under their wings. Being self-taught on organ, the weekly gigs proved to be the best lessons of all. In the years since, Wil has received tutelage from Jazz Organ master, Dr. Lonnie Smith. “Yeah, he does it...he’s on it. He is the future to carry on the legend, the legacy of the organ, [of] the B-3.”

Wil has kept the traditional sounds of Jimmy Smith, Larry Young, and “Groove” Holmes alive, while creating a more personal, modern sound. In Wil’s words, “I feel indebted to the tradition and masters of the Hammond Organ, but while trying to keep it going, I’m also focused on bringing my contemporary influences to the table.” His playing is rhythmic, funky and bluesy, yet his original compositions are harmonically intriguing and unique.
Wil Blade's website.

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

Saturday, March 21, 2015

JP & The OK Rhythm Boys

6:00pm

Join JP and the OK Rhythm Boys as they celebrate the release of their third CD - "Beet Feet". The disc, and the show, features the fine fiddling of JP Wittman, ably backed by Gordon Koenig and Anita Orne on guitar and bass (and, sometimes, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, and musical saw), as well as beautiful 3-part vocal harmonies. JP and the Boys' music ranges from swing to hoe-down, jazz standards to fiddled-up 60s rockers, perhaps a waltz, a touch of klezmer, originals both vocal and instrumental, and more, whatever may strike their fancy, all played in the inimitable JP and the OKRBs style. As they say, if you don't like one song, stick around, you're sure to like another!
www.jpandtheokrhythmboys.com.

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

Shady Bottom/ Jefferson Rose Band

9:00pm

Shady Bottom: Details TBA

Jefferson Rose Band is a tightly honed ensemble of world music players, bred in Seattle, Chicago and California, by way of Ghana, Spain, Louisiana and the Caribbean. Their newest album, Feel Like Dancing, is coming in June 2014. Listeners who enjoyed the first album, Seismic, will love the addition of singer Alex Kitchen, whose wild and potent voice adds another layer to the complex and dance-worthy rhythms. Filled with the same energy and superbly executed sound that makes Jefferson Rose Band such an exhilarating live band, the album will be available through www.jeffersonroseband.com, or on CD Baby and iTunes.

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

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Benefit For Andy and Dave Coe feat: Rippin Chicken, The Unsinkable Heavies, Flowmotion, and McTuff

1:00pm

As many of you already know, Andy and Dave's house burned down last month, and they lost many of their belongings, including a lot of musical equipment, not to mention they now have no place to live. This show is to help get Andy and Dave back on their feet and help them rebuild...and for everyone to have a great time listening to some awesome music generously donated by these great bands! Admission is by donation, all proceeds go directly to Andy and Dave. All ages. 1-5pm.

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.

Peppino D’Agostino

Peppino D'Agostino has been hailed as a giant and a poet of the acoustic guitar
7:00pm

Tickets: $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

A native of Italy, Peppino D’Agostino emerged on the musical scene in the late 1980’s and helped redefine the boundaries of the acoustic guitar. His virtuosic technique, penchant for open tunings, and percussive effects are the basis of his unique compositional style which has been inspiring musicians and audiences alike for years. Add to that his natural warmth, playfulness, and broad musical tastes and you have the recipe for what he calls “minestrone music”. D’Agostino continues to evolve and grow in ways that would have been hard to predict when he was first showcasing his melodic yet emotionally intense style on the recordings Acoustic Spirit, Close to the Heart, and Every Step of the Way, which was named one of the top three acoustic guitar albums of all time by Acoustic Guitar magazine readers in 2008. The readers of Guitar Player voted him Best Acoustic Guitarist in 2007, and the following year in Acoustic Guitar's People's Choice Awards he won a Bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time for his 2002 release Every Step of The Way (tying with Leo Kottke, one of his prime inspirations).
www.peppinodagostino.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, March 23, 2015

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

8:00pm

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-15 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.

Regular members include Beth Fleenor, Steve O'Brien, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Ivan Artega, Greg Sinibaldi, Jacob Zimmerman, Eric Eagle, Kate Olson, Haley Freedlund, Naomi Siegel, Jacob Herring and Wayne Horvitz.
Featured guests have included Bobby Previte, Greg Campbell, Stuart Dempster, and Briggan Krauss, Craig Flory and Neil Welch.

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Closed

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Samantha Capell Recital

6:00pm

Jazz Vocalist Samantha Capell will perform a range of music -- including pop, country, original works, and several standards from the great American songbook – all infused with jazz styles.

The band includes Seattle Currents -- TJ Kottsick (Saxophone), Joey Walbaum (Piano), and Brandon Day (Bass); Seattle Classics -- Tim Malland (Drums); and Seattle's Up-and-Coming -- Navarre Herrera (Guitar).

The Indigo Soul Tour/ Sunshine Subconscious

8:00pm

The Indigo Soul Tour: Nothing can quite substitute for that personal experience of sharing the love of music face to face and soul to soul. This sentiment is what the Indigo Soul Tour aims to promote. Chris Hayzel and Shilo Gold are hitting the road with their instruments in hand and their eyes and ears wide open, seeking to share the stage with local indie groups from around the country and aiming to make the world of “Independent Artists” a little bit smaller. The Indigo Soul Tour features up and coming local Indie Artists, each lending their voices to a celebration of their own home town music scene. We’ll be spreading the bold, loud, and declarative nature of independent music around the globe!
Indigo Soul Tour's Website

Psychedelic soul collective Sunshine Subconscious creates a colorful sonic and visual atmosphere with thoughtful, groove-based compositions and throwback projection art. Composer/drummer Thomas Whiteside is joined by composer/pianist Jackie Sandberg, vocalist/noise extraordinaire Bret Gardin (NWXYS), vocalist and jazz guitarist Phinehas Nyang'Oro (Phinehas Effect), and visual scientist Kevin Cappuccio. Their newest single “Rainjacket”, produced by Adam Smith and Monika Khot at the Denny Way Music School, embodies the organic, honest, and psychedelic nature of Sunshine Subconscious.
Bandcamp
Facebook

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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tobi Stone's Texture Band (CANCELED)

6:00pm

Thomas Marriott Quartet featuring special guest Orrin Evans, with D'Vonne Lewis and Evan Flory-Barnes

8:30pm

Trumpeter Thomas Marriott is one of the most exciting musicians to emerge on the national jazz scene in more than a decade. The seven-time Golden Ear award winner is a skilled instrumentalist, composer and producer, always seeking to expand the boundaries of jazz music in all its forms.

thomasmarriott.net

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

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sam Russell & Teen Soul Explosion

6:30pm

Rock n’ roll. Folk. Doo-Wop….and Soooooooooul Music….Seattle-based singer-songwriter Sam Russell embodies these historic Americana musical traditions and places them into urgent present-day relevancy. Over the past 8 years, Sam has played the Pacific Northwest area and toured nationally with his backing bands The Teen Soul Explosion, The Harborrats & Buckets of Tears to preach the power of classic rock n’ roll {Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Elvis Presley} and classic soul {Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, James Brown} and make it his own by adding sprinkles of folk-rock {Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen,Van Morrison}, country {Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, George Jones}, 60’s garage band/psychedelia {The Amboy Dukes, The Kingsmen, The Sonics} , 70’s classic rock {Springsteen, T.Rex, Queen), 80’s synth pop {The Cars, The Smiths}, 90’s/2000’s indie-rock {Wilco, Guided By Voices, The Pixies}

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.

Columbia City PARTY NIGHT

The Chancellors ft. Shaina Shepherd
9:30pm

Join The Royal Room for a monthly party, Columbia City style! We are hosting a night of funky dance music led by neighborhood musicians joining forces with Seattle’s finest for a good time with drinks, dancing and great hanging with our wonderful neighborhood! Entertainment for the night features The Chancellors (Royal Room house funk band) playing classic dance covers and exchanging sets with SpiceRack, a grooving guitar/organ/bass/drums quartet playing original psychedelic funk and their breed of “Circus Motown”.

The Chancellors ft. Shaina Shepherd: If there's a party somewhere in the south end, you can count on The Chancellors being there! Now The Royal Room's in-house funk band, The Chancellors are a driving machine of funkadelia and dance music ranging from Smokey Robinson to Michael Jackson, Sly Stone to Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power to Chaka Khan. With three horns, a relentlessly grooving rhythm section, sassy arrangements and the belting vocals you won't miss a beat of the funkiest classics!

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

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

5:00pm - 7:30pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)

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
www.rayskjelbred.com

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

En Canto/The Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project

9:00pm

Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project to open.

En Canto brings you music as rich and varied as the people and places of Brazil: forró and baião from the northeast, bossa nova and choro from Rio, and sambas from every city and town. These lively, danceable rhythms get everyone onto the dance floor, while the occasional slower tunes (such as Tom Jobim's "Falando do Amor") evoke the romantic Brazilian mood of saudade (longing). Led by Brazilian-born vocalist Adriana Giordano, this septet combines consummate musicianship with an infectious sense of fun, delighting everyone from the discriminating music aficionado to anyone who just wants to groove.

En Canto's Website

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, March 29, 2015

JazzED

5:30pm

Garfield Jazz Jam

6:30pm

Tom Varner Nonet/ WACO plays Holcomb & Varner

8:00pm

Tom Varner Nonet: Internationally reknowned as one of the foremost proponents of jazz and improvised music for the French horn Tom Varner is also an inventive, witty, and passionate composer. Varner’s compositions have garnered awards such as the 2000 Jazz Composers Alliance Julius Hemphill Composition Award, and been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. His 1997 album, Martian Heartache, (Soul Note) was voted as one of the top ten releases of the year in numerous jazz publications. An annual DownBeat Critics Poll winner, Varner has performed as a leader at the Vienna Koncerthaus and the Seixal/Lisbon, Moers, Groningen, and Rotterdam Jazz Festivals, as well as countless appearances in the New York area with Steve Wilson, Ed Jackson, Billy Hart, and Tom Rainey. As a sideman, Varner has toured with the Mingus Orchestra, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Bobby Watson, Jane Ira Bloom, Jim McNeeley, Quincy Jones and Miles Davis. Since relocating to Seattle 2005, Varner has enjoyed playing at the Vancouver, Earshot, and Bumbershoot festivals, as both a leader and a sideman with artists such as Mark Taylor, Eric Barber, Hans Teuber, Wayne Horvitz, Jim Knapp, and Phil Sparks. He is currently on the jazz faculty of Cornish College of the Arts.

WACO plays Holcomb & Varner: WACO (Washington Composers Orchestra) was created in 2008 by Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, and Tom Varner. Featuring top-flight Seattle improvisers and composers, this adventurous 15-piece ensemble challenges and extends the landscape of traditional big band repertoire. “A big band for modern times.” (Earshot Jazz).

Robin Holcomb is a distinctive pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger. She writes music for ensembles of all sizes and has recorded for Nonesuch, Songlines, Tzadik and New World Records. “Robin Holcomb is haunted….not that she isn’t an original.” (Alex Varty, Georgia Straight)

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, March 30, 2015

Bob Malone + Arthur Migliazza

7:30pm

Tickets: $8 advance/ $10 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

BOB MALONE has toured the world as a solo artist for two decades and has played keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty since 2011. His sound is a oneof- a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and a voice all his own. Born and raised in New Jersey, he has lived in New York City, New Orleans and Boston, and is currently based in Los Angeles. In addition to his Fogerty band duties, he plays an average of 100 solo shows a year, and has shared stages with Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, Rickie Lee Jones, The Neville Brothers, Rev. Al Green, Dr. John and many others. Bob tours the US, UK, Europe and Australia extensively, including sets at Glastonbury Music Festival (UK), Colne Blues Festival (UK), Long Beach Bayou Fest (US), Falcon Ridge Folk Fest (US), Blue Mountains Music Fest (AU), and Narooma Blues Fest (AU).
“[Malone] showed that while he is a fantastically technically accomplished player, he fully knows the meaning of showmanship as well. A true virtuoso and crowd-pleaser.” - Shetland News

Award winning Blues and Boogie Woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13. It was through his love of Blues music and his dedication to the piano that he came under the wing of such mentors/teachers as Henry Butler, Ann Rabson and Mr. B.

Arthur has been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, was a finalist at the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and in his 20+ years of performing has been privileged to play on some of the world’s greatest stages, including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow as part of the sold out Kings of Boogie Tour, the Glen Gould Studio in Toronto, as well as on National Public Radio in the US.

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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lennie's Pennies

The 3rd Annual Birthday Tribute to Legendary Jazz Pianist & Composer Lennie Tristano

8:00pm

Lennie Tristano's legacy of influential achievements in the field of jazz includes pioneering early multi-track recordings, the first recordings of group free-improvisation in 1949, introducing new levels of rhythmic and harmonic complexity as well as a prolific teaching career with many notable students including Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Charles Mingus, Connie Crothers and Sheila Jordan. Tonight's performance will honor what would have been his 96th birthday with heartfelt interpretations of music by and associated with Tristano and his associates.
www.jacobrexzimmerman.com

Jacob Zimmerman - alto sax
Levi Gillis - tenor sax
Jake Svendsen - piano
Matt Weiner - bass
Eric Eagle - drums

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

The Royal Room is open Wednesday through Monday and some Tuesdays.
Happy Hour drink and food specials weekdays from 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.