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September 1

Stephanie Niles (NOLA)// Squirrel Butter// Gus Clark
September 2

The Seattleites
September 3

September 4

Nathan Breedlove - The nu Trio: The Spirits are Willing
September 5

September 6

Bushman's Revenge (Norway)// Trimtab (SEA)// U SCO (PDX)
September 7

Knock Out Wednesdays
September 8

Raul Midón
September 9

Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder CD Release Show
September 10

Rippin Chicken// Plutons (PDX)
September 11

Beatwalk Youth Initiative

Industrial Revelation
September 12

Just Chatting// The Fat Massive// Julianne Thoma
September 13

Matt Flinner Trio with Danny Barnes
September 14

Elnah Jordan/ Eric Verlinde Duo
September 15

Drew Martin// Human Ladder// Beasley
September 16

Deep Cuts: Prince (DJ Dance Night)
September 17

Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band

Mother of Pearl/ Fysah
September 18

Deaf Talks 2016, presented by WSRID and Deaf Spotlight

"Welcome Her Back" Stefanie Robbins Album Release w/band
September 19

Tatsuya Nakatani with Amy Denio and Greg Kelley
September 20

Seward Park Audubon Presents- Estella Leopold: Stories from the Leopold Shack

Jack Dwyer & Nathan Royal
September 21

Piano Starts Here: Lil Hardin and Alice Coltrane
September 22

Kiki Valera y Los Guajibaros
September 23

Cordaviva
September 24

Oleaje Flamenco
September 25

Open Readings with the Seattle Composers Alliance

School of Rock Performs: Grateful Dead and Friends
September 26

2016 Presidential Debate! Live Screening

Post-Debate Music with The Master Debaters
September 27

Alex Oliverio's Sunshine Ensemble
September 28

Bushwick Book Club Seattle
September 29

West My Friend// Hana Kim & Priska
September 30

En Canto

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Stephanie Nilles (NOLA)// Squirrel Butter// Gus Clark

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Stephanie Nilles is a consistently-touring jazz/blues/punk musician from New Orleans whose music has been likened to "Ella Fitzgerald on speed beating the shit out of Regina Spektor" and "Tom Waits on helium."
www.stephanienilles.com.
She'll be joined by old time Appalachian-early country-jug band-and blues duet Squirrel Butter and Seattle music scene veteran Gus Clark & Band (Country Lips, God's Favorite Beefcake, The Puddle Stompers, Nu Klezmer Army, Euro Dance Party USA).

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Georgetown Orbits// The Seattleites

8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm

A night of Ska & Rocksteady!

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and upbeat Reggae. They have garnered much attention throughout the west coast 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 Georgetown Orbits have played with such prominent names as the Skatalites, Clinton Fearon, The English Beat, Bad Manners, The Toasters, The Aggrolites, Westbound Train, Chris Murray, Lynval Golding, and Pato Banton, and a west coast tour with New York’s legendary Ska group The Slackers.

The Orbits have gained international acclaim from fans of all genres for their soulful, quality style of Ska and Reggae music. Their energetic live shows have never failed to impress audiences throughout the western US and Canada.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Nathan Breedlove - The nu Trio: The Spirits are Willing

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos/ $10 students w/ ID
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The nu Trio is a hardcore jazz unit led by twice Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter and composer Nathan Breedlove. Along with Phil Sparks (b) and Brian Kirk (d), the group formed two years ago for the purpose of spreading cultural spirit music and recently released a CD, 'Captain of the Light Brigade'. Come join the cosmic adventure. The spirits are willing..

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, September 5, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Bushman's Revenge (Norway)// Trimtab (SEA)// U SCO (PDX)

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

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

Bushman's Revenge: Even Helte Hermansen: Guitar
Rune Nergaard: Bass
Gard Nilssen: Drums
"Bassist Rune Nergaard and drummer Gard Nilssen chase Hermansen's impulses as if Jitterbug was a Marshall-amp version of John Coltrane's Interstellar Space".
- David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine, US
www.bushmansrevenge.com

Trimtab: Trimtab formed in 2001 in Minneapolis, MN under the concept of Jason Goessl, who, inspired by the work and philosophy of R. Buckminster Fuller, realized a link between Fuller’s concepts and musical form and meter. The original band was comprised of Jim Anton on bass, Tim Glenn on drums, and Goessl on guitar.
website.

U SCO: Exploratory music from Portland, OR. Phil Cleary drums, Jon Scheid plays bass and Ryan Miller plays guitar.
www.usco.bandcamp.com.

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

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Knock Out Wednesdays

10:00pm (Lounge)

Saxophonist Kate Olson and friends.
KO's SoundCloud

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Raul Midón

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $20 adv/ $25 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

“...a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus.”
— The New York Times

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music's most distinctive and searching voices. He is "a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus," according to The New York Times. Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, along with contributing to recordings by Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to Spike Lee's She Hate Me. The New Mexico native, blind since birth, has released seven albums since 1999, including the hit studio productions State of Mind (Manhattan/EMI, 2005), A World Within a World (Manhattan/EMI, 2007) and Synthesis (Decca/Universal, 2009). Midón's most recent release is the captivating CD/DVD Invisible Chains – Live from NYC. Attuned listeners can hear the inspirations of Donny Hathaway and Richie Havens in his work, as well as Sting and Paul Simon. But Midón's questing musicality makes him, as the Huffington Post put it, "a free man beyond category."

A vibrant presence on screen, Midón can be seen in the documentary on Hancock's star-studded album Possibilities, and he is featured collaborating with soul icon Bill Withers in the documentary Still Bill. Midón has also demonstrated his progressive techniques by performing for the series of "TED Talks." Ever since being told by some when he was a child that his blindness meant that "you can't do this, you can't do that," Midón has lived a life devoted to shattering stereotypes. His forthcoming album has the singer-guitarist adding producer-engineer to his portfolio of talents, with special computer software for the blind enabling him to engineer sessions on his own in his home studio. This project – which includes collaborations with Withers, R&B singer-songwriter Lizz Wright, Cameroonian jazz bassist Richard Bona and Grammy-winning jazz singer Dianne Reeves – underscores why People magazine called Midón "an eclectic adventurist."
www.raulmidon.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.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder CD Release Show

8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm

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

Over the course of his eminent career, Michael has written, produced and played on albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. As the original drummer for Santana, Michael – at age nineteen – was the youngest performer at Woodstock. Michael’s recording credits include the masters of popular and avant-garde music – Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Pete Townsend, Steve Winwood, Police guitarist Andy Summers, film composer Mark Isham, and such musical luminaries as John Mclaughlin, Stomu Yamash’ta, Klaus Schulze, Freddie Hubbard, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Horvitz, Bill Frisell, Zakir Hussain, Airto Moriera and Amon Tobin. Michael continues to strive for innovative approaches to percussion-based music, and records with both renowned and emerging artists (Skerik, Jack DeJohnette, Zakir Hussain, Reggie Watts), in addition to his own band, Spellbinder. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and in 2005, Michael received the Guitar Center’s first annual “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
www.michaelshrieve.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.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Rippin Chicken// Plutons (PDX)

9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm

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

Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by 3 funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together. After performing and recording together for the better part of a decade in groups such as, The Funk Revolution, The Lucky Mystery Now Orchestra, and The Bucks (all under the direction of the great Lucky Brown), Rippin Chicken presents this power-house rhythm section as the center of attention, playing the music they wanna, in a style that is all their own. “A soul-food Organ trio gone Rippin”
www.rippintrio.com

Plutons is led by Chris Phillips (Portland's West Side Blues Assoc. "Keyboardist of the Year") and was noted as "A super funk monster with the soul of the old and the groove from the new" - Portland Mercury and the Willamette Week said - "Tapping into the world of Jack McDuff, Lonnie Smith, and Billy Martin/Wil Blades, Plutons fits right in."
After working to put together the successful 10-piece funk/soul outfit Philly's Phunkestra recently Chris has spent time with new funk monster the Roseland Hunters and shared stages with groups such as Dumpstaphunk, Rebirth Brass Band, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Wailers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Galactic and more!
www.plutonstrio.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.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Beatwalk Youth Initiative

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

Industrial Revelation

8:00pm

Industrial Revelation emerged from the local Seattle jazz scene by forging an easily accessible yet difficult-to-categorize sound that merged elements of jazz, hip-hop, electronica, and the simply indefinable into a glorious whole — all without hacking out an unnecessarily complicated “progressive” fusion-mishmash. The individual members’ key strengths were mastery of their chosen instruments and sophisticated yet earthy compositional skills, both finely honed in formal study and persistent live performance backgrounds.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Just Chatting// The Fat Massive// Julianne Thoma

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Matt Flinner Trio with Danny Barnes

7:30pm | 6:30pm

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

Matt Flinner Trio: Mandolinist Matt Flinner, guitarist Ross Martin and bassist Eric Thorin cover a wide variety of musical styles—all with the common ground of American roots music. Bluegrass, jazz and old-time music are all present here in their ways, along with a dose of classical chamber music composition and arrangement, as the members all draw from their wide array of musical loves, experiences and influences. These influences boil down into the trio’s own organic sound of New Acoustic / Modern String Band music. Whatever label you put on it, it is guaranteed to be fresh and original, and definitely something you’ve never quite heard before.
www.mattflinner.com.

Danny Barnes is a banjo and guitar player, singer, and composer whose music is influenced by country, jazz, blues, punk and more. He has been described as a "banjo virtuoso" and is "widely acknowledged as one of the best banjo players in America."[5] He was a founding member of the Austin trio the Bad Livers with whom he toured and recorded extensively from 1990 to 2000. Since then, he has performed and recorded as a solo artist, as well as collaborating with Dave Matthews, Bill Frisell, Jeff Austin and many others.
www.dannybarnes.com.

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

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Elnah Jordan/ Eric Verlinde Duo

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Pianist Eric Verlinde has excited audiences worldwide with his energetic and passionate performances. He has played with Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Eric Alexander, Terell Stafford, Mark Murphy, Luis Conte, Thelma Huston, Don Lamphere, Jay Thomas, Buddy Cattlet, Greta Matassa, and Luis Peralta. He is in high demand and is constantly performing, refining the sound and creating new music. His different groups create music that is pure, creative, spontaneous, superbly structured and melodic.

Elnah Jordan a well seasoned performer and vocalist commenced her career in the streets of San Francisco. Her transition from a street performer to the clubs was expeditious to say the least. San Francisco loved her and rewarded her with a nomination and placement as 1983 Jazz Vocalist of the year. Elnah performed the role of the legendary Bessie Smith for 2-1/2 years in “The Evolution of the Blues” written and produced by Jon Hendricks of the scat team of Lamburgh, Hendricks and Ross. Later she stared in “Street Dreams” an Off Broadway musical drama which afforded the prestigious Cabaret Gold awards for her performance. She then studied under and worked with Jules Broussard, a very well know sax player. To add to her credits, Elnah has had the honor to open for Gil Scott Heron and Bobby Blue Bland in the San Francisco Club forum.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Knock Out Wednesdays

10:00pm (Lounge)

Saxophonist Kate Olson and friends.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Drew Martin// Human Ladder// Beasley

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Friday, September 16, 2016

Deep Cuts: Prince (DJ Dance Night)

Doors at 9:00pm

Royal Room spins a night of PRINCE. Tables and chairs will be cleared, the music will be loud, the music goes all night
View Facebook Event.

No cover

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band

4:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

MotherOfPearl// Fysah

9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm

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

MotherOfPearl
Christa Wells: Voice
Alex Mortland: Guitar
Kent Halvorsen: Keys
Jeremy Lightfoot: Bass
Woogie D: Drums

Born from the minds & hearts of five abnormally gifted Seattle musicians, MotherOfPearl has been leaving a rare, powerful impression on the minds & hearts of music lovers throughout the Seattle area, beginning with their live debut in November 2013.

Drawing from a widely-cast net of influences (listeners have reported traces of rock/pop/jazz/r&b/trip-hop, among many other genres) and an embarrassment of riches in the musicianship department (each member ranks among Seattle's most in-demand studio musicians), the band has quickly established renown for their meticulously crafted & distinctive songwriting, their commanding live shows & their utterly seamless ensemble mentality.
www.motherofpearlband.com.

Fysah
Born in Seattle WA and Raised in Oklahoma, Fysah's voice and music is a diverse mix of R&B/Soul with southern charm. Fysah began singing and performing at the young age of 9 and has since developed into an artist known best for her engaging stage performance diverse vocal range and song writing that is both heart felt and beautiful arranged. Early in her adult career Fysah has collaborated with many artist including a featured duet with The Presidents of the United States of America ("These are the Good Times People") and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gary Shider and Steve Cropper. Other interest includes Modern Dance, acoustic guitar and a promising career in Theater/Film.
www.fysah.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.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Deaf Talks 2016, presented by WSRID and Deaf Spotlight

1:00pm | Doors at 12:00pm

Tickets: $20 adv/ $25 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

WSRID and Deaf Spotlight are co-presenting Deaf Talks: an event that brings community members together to enjoy and learn from one another. Featuring Deaf presenters sharing their personal stories and rich experiences. Join us!
www.wsrid.com
www.deafspotlight.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.

"Welcome Her Back" Stefanie Robbins Album Release w/band

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Stefanie Robbins is a singer-songwriter covering the landscape of relational themes. Her dreamlike vocal style and melodies engage the ear, capturing nuance while staying catchy and relatable. She presents an acoustic contemporary folk sound with a touch of sugar. Stefanie’s musical influences range from Nanci Griffith and Joni Mitchell to Billy Joel and Sheryl Crow.
www.stefanierobbins.com

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Tatsuya Nakatani with Amy Denio and Greg Kelley

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tatsuya Nakatani is a creative artist / percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan who has released over sixty recordings in North America and Europe. Residing in the USA since 1994 he has performed countless solo percussion concerts and has collaborated with hundreds of artists in international music festivals, university concert halls, art museums and galleries. His latest project is the Nakatani Gong Orchestra, which builds community ensembles performing on multiple bowed gongs under his direction, as recently presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Nakatani’s constant touring fosters the raw and fresh quality in his music, which can only survive through an open willingness to share energy, culture, music and self on a global human scale. His master classes and workshops at schools and universities, emphasize his unique musical approach and philosophy in creating visceral, non-linear music.

He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drums, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, intuitively primitive, expressive music of unusually strong spirit that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Seward Park Audubon Presents- Estella Leopold: Stories from the Leopold Shack

5:30pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Free and open to the public.

Jack Dwyer & Nathan Royal

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

Jack Dwyer & Nathan Royal blend bluegrass brother-duets with country, western swing, and gypsy jazz in their mandolin/guitar acoustic music duo. Based in Portland, OR and Salt Lake City, UT respectively, Jack and Nathan both have connections to Anchorage, AK, where they met as teachers at the Alaska City Folk Arts Camp back in 2011. Nathan is known around Salt Lake for his gypsy jazz leanings and his band the Hot Club of Zion. Jack has made a name for himself as a versatile multi-instrumentalist able to collaborate across genres and perform with some of the region's most highly-regarded musicians. Seattle music listeners may recognize him from his frequent work with Scott Law, or his regular teaching and performing appearances at the Wintergrass festival.
www.jackdwyer.com

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

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Piano Starts Here: Lil Hardin and Alice Coltrane

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

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

Lil Hardin and Alice Coltrane were prolific composers and pianists, who both happened to be married to the most influential instrumentalists of their eras, and took part in shaping those instrumentalists voices. Their music is very different, but they both wrote music with a generous allowance for interpretation.

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.

Knock Out Wednesdays

10:00pm (Lounge)

Saxophonist Kate Olson and friends.
KO's SoundCloud

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kiki Valera y Los Guajibaros

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

Trio Cubay opens

The oldest son of the famous La Familia Valera Miranda septet, Enrique (Kiki) Valera Alarcón is considered by many to be Cuba's greatest living cuatro player. He is also a multi instrumentalist (tres, guitar, bass, keyboards & percussion), composer, arranger, sound engineer & producer.

Kiki picked up the Cuban tres under the guidance of his famous father Felix when he was just a kid. He enrolled in one of the most prestigious music schools in Cuba, the Conservatorio Esteban Salas in Santiago de Cuba when he was 11 & by 15 he was touring internationally. Around that same time, La Familia Valera Miranda was the subject of an investigation by famed musicologist Danilo Orozco. This resulted in an album & documentary on their musical heritage - La Antología Integral de Son - and an invitation to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC when Cuba & the US were still in the throes of the Cold War.

After 25 years of directing La Familia Valera Miranda, Santiago de Cuba’s most beloved Cuban son septet, international recording artist Kiki Valera is now living in Seattle & working with a new lineup of talented musicians.

Puerto Rican vocalist & percussionist Alex Rivera was raised in the heart of the Salsa Revolution in New York City. He has performed with a slew of salsa orchestras & been featured on numerous recordings.

Steve Guasch, on bongos and coro, is the pride of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He is a Grammy-nominated percussionist & musical director with a who’s who list of salsa music artists with whom he's collaborated.

The rest of the band includes Alfredo Polier on vocals, Javier Marú on guitar, Guillermo Padilla on congas & Jeff Volkman on bass.

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

Friday, September 23, 2016

Cordaviva

8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Cordaviva is a powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. Their upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, Afrobeat, funk, and various Latin styles. Bright horns compliment sublime vocal harmonies (sung in various languages), soulful guitars, and relentlessly driving percussion.

The members of Cordaviva have performed at such notable Seattle venues as Sasquatch Music Festival, Bumbershoot, Hard Rock Cafe, The Triple Door Mainstage, Showbox, Neumo’s, Tractor Tavern, and ACT Theatre. Cordaviva’s influences stem from musical legends such as Nigeria’s Fela Kuti, Guinea’s Bembeya Jazz, and Congo’s Franco & TP OK Jazz, as well as the Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sounds of Caetano Veloso and Mongo Santamaria.
Cordaviva's Website

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Oleaje Flamenco

7:00pm| Doors at 5:30pm

Tickets: $15 adv/ $20 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Oleaje Flamenco is a Seattle-based group of musicians and dancers who share a passion for Flamenco music and dance. Each of us continues to be deeply moved each day with the depth and power of Flamenco, and we are both honored and proud to represent this unique art form with humility, authenticity and love. With a rich background in a variety of musical and movement styles, together we create exciting and mesmerizing Flamenco shows that will leave you inspired.

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, September 25, 2016

Open Readings with the Seattle Composers Alliance

12:00pm

Free and open to the public

School of Rock Performs: Grateful Dead and Friends

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 dos
Tickets available Here

School of Rock is the nation's leader in performance based music education. We take our student's from the lesson room to the stage!

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, September 26, 2016

2016 Presidential Debate! Live Screening

6:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Live screening of the 2016 Presidential Debates on our big screen projector!
View Facebook Event.

Free

Post-Debate Music with The Master Debaters

7:30pm

Post-Debate music with The Master Debaters featuring Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper and Jose Martinez.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Alex Oliverio's Sunshine Ensemble// Mike Gebhart's Citrine

7:30pm | 6:30pm

The Sunshine Ensemble will be performing Oliverio's new "Apartment Suite", featuring songs written for his grandparents apartment complexes in Phoenix. The band will feature: Neil Welch - Tenor sax, Gregg Belisle-Chi - Electric guitar, Alex Oliverio - Acoustic guitar, Cameron Sharif - Synth, Luke Bergman - Bass, Thomas Campbell - Drums.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bushwick Book Club Seattle

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Ticket info TBA

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

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

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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

West My Friend// Hana Kim & Priska

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $8 adv/ $10 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of bass, guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences. Inspired by artists such as Owen Pallett, Joanna Newsom, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, and the Punch Brothers, and forged from a sonically adventurous acoustic music scene on Canada’s west coast, West My Friend is proving to be a key part of a new generation of grassroots folk music.
http://www.westmyfriend.com/apps/blog/

Hana Kim: Born and raised in the bay area, Hana moved to Southern California in 2006 and has been pursuing music professionally since May of 2010. With two successful EP's and debut full length under her belt, Kim has played many prominent venues such as The Hotel Cafe, The Ford Amphitheater, and The Bootleg Theater, sharing the stage with artists like Sam Bradley and Ryan Cabrera with audiences of up to 1000. Her recently released single "Heaven Sees Me", written to raise awareness and spur the fight against human trafficking, has received particular attention. Through the release of her single, Kim has partnered with various organizations/artists like Saving Innocence, Jubilee Project, Justice Speaks, HelpLive, James Storehouse, ItsJudyTime (with over a million live viewers), Yellow Conference, and many others. She is also continuing to speak along with preparing to release her second record to inspire and encourage many individuals to join the fight against sex trafficking through the use of their unique gifts.
http://www.hanakimmusic.com/

Priska is a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, CA who, despite her small stature, will draw you in with her big voice and intimate lyrics. Though she spent most of her adolescent years being bullied in school, she was able to find solace and comfort in music and found that her strength lay in her ability to express herself through song.
http://priskamusik.tumblr.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.

Friday, September 30, 2016

En Canto

8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm

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

A multi-ethnic, female-led seven-piece, En Canto’s world pop music—a combination of forró, samba, and choro-inspired originals and re-imagined covers of classic Brazilian hits—commands attention and inspires movement. "We love this music because of its compositional brilliance, its original grooves, and its revolutionary nature ..." Accordionist Jamie Maschler, explains.

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.

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

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