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September 1

Easy Big Fella // The Seattleites
September 2

Jisun
September 3

Jacob Zimmerman: A night of jazz from the 20's and 30's
September 4

September 5

Greenblatt Generations Band
September 6

Frances Luke Accord // Gabriel Wolfchild & Elion Truthheart
September 7

Raul Midón
September 8

Dylan Hayes Big Band

Dave King Trucking Company
September 9

Pacifica Issue #10 Release Party

Electric Circus: Sly Sun Sivad (The Music of Sly Stone, Miles Davis and Sun Ra)
September 10

Columbia City Beatwalk
September 11

Casa de la Trova hosted by SuperSones Ft. Los Flacos
September 12

The Anderson Brothers: BIRD LIVES!
September 13

Maracuja // Arango
September 14

Mike Dillon Band // Mark Lettieri Trio
September 15

Rochelle House + Evan Flory-Barnes + Andy Coe

Grown Folks Friday
September 16

The Nth Power // Ghost-Note // High Pulp
September 17

Pierre Bensusan
September 18

Tom Varner's late Birthday Party Concert: New Works for Nonet and a brand new Quartet
September 19

I'm the One: The Music of Annette Peacock
September 20

Piano Starts Here: Hank Jones/Teddy Wilson
September 21

Earshot Jazz Presents– Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Incidentals
September 22

School of Rock: Summer of Love

Tudo Beleza 10 Year Anniversary Party
September 23

The Mews
September 24

Jane Addams Band

An Evening with Darden Smith
September 25

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
September 26

Monty Banks
September 27

The Ladybugs
September 28

The Leap
September 29

Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit
September 30

The Elnah Jordan Experience

somesurprises // Red Ribbon // Ant'lrd // NORDRA

Friday, September 1, 2017

Easy Big Fella // The Seattleites

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Easy Big Fella:
For over 20 years Easy Big Fella has spanned the globe, wowing crowds and making new fans as one of the Northwest's top ska bands. Since forming in 1991, Easy Big Fella has shared the stage with renowned acts including the Skatalites, the Specials, Desmond Dekker, Mighty Mighty Bosstones and the Toasters. In 1994, they issued their debut CD, Easy Listening. With the songwriting and vocals of Rick Dybvad (guitar), Mike Birenbaum (organ,piano) and Liam Barksdale (guitar, trumpet), Easy Big Fella weaves a rich tapestry of styles and harmony. The band released three more CDs, Fruitcup (1995), Eat at Joey's (1997), and Tasty Bits & Spicy Flicks (2000). The last two being released by NYC ska label Moon Records. The band has reunited from time to time performing at music festivals and choice cities, including their hometown of Seattle, WA. As of late, the band brings a strong lineup of big fella alumni with Shawn Brockman (sax), Ric Penttila (trumpet), Eric Ellsworth (trombone), Jeff DeMelle (bass) and Kelly Van Kamp (drums,vocals) as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil based Rodrigo Cerqueira. Don't miss these Northwest ska legends if you get the chance.
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Jisun

8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Jisun has spent her life in love with music. An L.A. based songstress, born and raised in Chicago, at the age of 4 she was destined to share this love with the world. From singing at her residency in Seattle, monthly shows in L.A. and touring all over the country, she continues to deliver feelings of incomparable harmony, sexuality and love.

“Music has a beautiful way of touching our souls, connecting us with one another... it is an escape that can become a lifeline to peace”. With 2 successful projects under her belt (both titled Jisun), Studio 2054 is set to release April 2017. With her sultry serene voice, provocative lyrics and futuristic production, Jisun is sure to take you on an electric ride.

"This journey started with a prayer."

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Jacob Zimmerman: A night of jazz from the 20s and 30s

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Seattle-based saxophonist and clarinetist Jacob Zimmerman is an extremely versatile and integral part of the local creative-music community. Recognized as the “2013 Emerging Artist of Year” by Earshot Jazz, Zimmerman can frequently be seen playing traditional jazz for swing dancers in a variety of bands all over the world.

Tonight's performance will feature a performance of Jacob's trio with pianist Ray Skjelbred and bassist Matt Weiner. Opening the evening will be a group of talented local high school students under the leadership of Zimmerman: Jahnvi Madan - clarinet, Bell Thompson - trumpet, Jonny Sabath - trombone and Daniel Page - bass.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Greenblatt Generations Band

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/dos
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The Greenblatt Generations band is a classic trumpet-and-tenor jazz quintet reminiscent of the combos led by Horace Silver, whose music they revere. Both leaders are accomplished songwriters; their repertoire includes several of their tunes along with a tasty selection from such great composers as Silver, Billy Strayhorn, Benny Golson, Sy Johnson, Richard Rogers, Hoagy Carmichael, Wayne Shorter, etc.

Featuring:
Dan Greenblatt – tenor sax
Tatum Greenblatt – trumpet
Dan Kramlich – piano
Michael Glynn – bass
Larry Jones – drums

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The Royal We

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Frances Luke Accord // Gabriel Wolfchild & Elion Truthheart

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos
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Frances Luke Accord are an independent Chicago-based duo hailing originally from South Bend, Indiana. Both dedicated multi-instrumentalists and meticulous songwriters, Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers distinguish their music with genre fluidity, buttery harmonies and acoustic ensembles. Although prevailingly a modern folk band, FLA sip copious inspiration from Americana, jazz, soul, and rock.

Since forming during their senior year at the University of Notre Dame, Frances Luke Accord's approach to music has marked a boundless evolution. In December of 2012 the duo released their first record, Kandote, a not-for-profit, intercultural collaboration with the Barefoot Truth Children’s Choir of Kkindu, Uganda — an endeavor that continues to support the primary education and musical aspirations of the choir. Bringing their world/folk sound to Chicago in the summer of 2013, the duo quickly garnered local and regional attention for their captivating live performances and stunning self-produced releases, including the Queen for Me EP (April 2014), Live @ Strobe (April 2015), and, most notably, their debut full-length album, Fluke (May 2016).

Fluke, FLA's psuedo-self-titled introduction to a national audience, is a self-produced vocal tour-de-force that leaps quickly and definitively into the canopy of contemporary art. It is dreamlike and philosophical, haunting and whimsical. Its melodies evoke a noir film, a Spanish folktale, an enigmatic egoeye. However you pin it, something in the music is turning heads. Whether evidenced by their invitation to perform on NPR's Mountain Stage Radio Show with Larry Groce, tours with Darlingside (national tour, fall 2016) and Anais Mitchell, official showcase at Folk Alliance International's 2017 Conference, or the $16K Kickstarter that funded Fluke, Frances Luke Accord's compositions take the listener by the ear, pull the rug from beneath her feet, and leave her deliciously airborne.
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Singer-songwriter Gabriel Wolfchild beautifully fuses a range of raw acoustic sounds with the electricity of cinematic alternative rock in his debut EP, Mornings Like These. Intertwining his natural ability for poetic storytelling with intricate guitar, Wolfchild demonstrates the true meaning of Indie artistry. After finding success as a solo artist in his hometown of Seattle, Wolfchild sought the help of supporting musicians who would later become his band, creating Gabriel Wolfchild and The Northern Light.

The EP, produced by Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius) and recorded at the famed London Bridge Studios, is inspired by both the beauty and the darker side of human existence, as well as the connections we make along the way.

Wolfchild confides: "I think I can speak for most artists and say that the best ideas bubble up when you least expect it. Ultimately I believe inspiration comes when we are living a full life; the music that arises is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Many tracks on Mornings Like These were written as an expression of a very deep love with a past partner, “a relationship that encompassed every season of change, a beautiful storm, with these songs being the dove in the darkness".
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Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Featuring 10 members including a full horn section, Seattle’s newest force - High Pulp - will get you grooving. Coining their genre as ‘future funk fusion’, the band takes inspiration from legends such as Herbie Hancock and Earth Wind & Fire with modern twists of electronic music and hip-hop. Known for energized and honest live shows, High Pulp is pushing the limits of instrumental music. Featuring:

Andrew Morrill (Sax)
Gehrig Uhles (Guitar)
Scott Rixon (Bass)
Antoine Martel (Keys)
Victor Puentes (trumpet)
Rob Granfelt (Drums)

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Raul Midón

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $20 adv/$25 dos
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“...a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus.”
— The New York Times

Ever since the 20th century turned into the 21st, singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music’s most distinctive and searching voices – “a one-man band… who is spiritually connected,” according to The New York Times, and “an eclectic adventurist,” in the words of People magazine. The New Mexico native, blind since birth, has released eight albums since 1999, including the acclaimed studio productions Don’t Hesitate (Mack Avenue/Artistry, 2014), Synthesis (Decca/Universal, 2009), A World Within a World (Manhattan/EMI, 2007) and State of Mind (Manhattan/EMI, 2005). Midón’s questing musicality makes him, as the Huffington Post put it, “a free man beyond category.” Attesting to his enduring ambitions is Midón’s ninth studio album, Bad Ass and Blind, set for release via Mack Avenue/Artistry Music on March 24, 2017.
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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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 8, 2017

Dylan Hayes Big Band

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Dylan Hayes is currently a student in his third year of jazz studies at Cornish College of the Arts. He is originally from San Fransisco and attended Marin School of the Arts. He is a jazz pianist and composer that has more recently been arranging jazz standards and originals for big band. He has taken private lessons with Dawn Clement and Chuck Deardorf at Cornish working primarily on solo piano, duo and trio arrangements of original compositions of his. During his second year, he studied with Jim Knapp, a well known big band composer in Seattle who inspired Dylan to put together his own big band. Dylan was inspired by Jim's theory book, where he learned the basics to jazz voice leading. Some other big band influences of Dylan's in the Seattle area are Dave Marriott's big band and SRJO, as well pulling inspiration from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson, Roy Hargrove Big Band, Phronesis, and the Steven Feifke Big Band.
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Trumpets:
Al Keith
Michael Van Bebber
Quinn Walker

Saxophones:
Alto - Nicole McCabe
Alto - Willie Bays
Tenor - Elliot Halpern
Tenor - Andrew Torgelson
Bari - Stuart Macdonald

Trombones:
Christian Pincock
Dan Marcus
Wade Corbett Demmert

Rhythm Section:
Piano - Dylan Hayes
Bass - Ben Feldman
Drums - Dominic Lecouturier
Guitar - Lucas Winter

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Dave King Trucking Company

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $18 adv/$20 dos
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Featuring:
Erik Fratzke - guitar
Dave King - drums
Chris Morrissey - bass
Chris Speed - tenor saxophone
Brandon Wozniak - tenor saxophone

Prolific drummer/composer Dave King is well known for his propulsive work in a number of different bands. From The Bad Plus to Happy Apple to Halloween, Alaska, each group has its own sound and approach, but all are approached in a steadfast manner. These groups are all serious units of focused players who are completely dialed in, honing a solid band sound and identity. It is King’s attraction to a strong group concept that led to his creation of his Trucking Company band and his increasing focus thereon. On its third recording, Surrounded By The Night, the Trucking Company has solidified its identity with new material and a slightly changed lineup. The addition of the Minneapolis born, Brooklyn based bassist Chris Morrissey strengthens the Minnesota-New York connection that has been part of the identity of the ensemble, featuring the saxophone (and clarinet!) of Brooklynite Chris Speed alongside Minnesotans saxophonist Brandon Wozniak and guitarist Erik Fratzke, since its inception.
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Pacifica Issue #10 Release Party

6:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Pacifica Literary Review:
Pacifica is celebrating our 10th issue, something we are very proud of, and we'd like you to celebrate it with us. In order to demonstrate our history of excellence, we talked some of our former editors into reading from their new projects, and to demonstrate our future of being in full effect, we'll have some new faces as well. As always, this event is free and open to the public, and wil feature fine booze and better readers.
Pacifica is proud to present:

Amaranth Borsuk
Jean Burnet
John Englehardt
Jeanine Walker
Corina Zappia


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

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

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

Musicians:

Ayesha Brooks – Voice
Heather Bentley – Violin
James Falzone – Clarinet
Ivan Arteaga – Alto Sax
Neil Welch — Tenor Sax
Greg Sinibaldi – Baritone Sax Willem de Koch - Trombone


Simon Henneman – Guitar
Sean Woostenhulme – Guitar
Ryan Burns – Electric Piano
Geoff Harper – Acoustic Bass
Hans Teuber – Electric Bass
Greg Campbell – Percussion
Andy Roth – Drums
Brad Rouda - Lights

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Columbia City Beatwalk

5:30pm Start | Doors at 5:00pm

Totem Star Youth Program opens the show at 5:30pm

Featuring SabroSon

SabroSon brings together a group of accomplished musicians with a wealth of experience and passion. Alex Rivera on vocals was raised during the New York Salsa era. A street style sonero with a respect for the traditional roots of the music. Alex has performed with many local Salsa bands including: Latin Expression, Nueva Era, and Kiki Valera Y los Guajibaros and has been featured on numerous recordings. Along with Steve Guasch an accomplished musical director and grammy nominated producer. SabroSon is guaranteed to please even the most finicky Salsa fan.
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BeatWalk has returned for its 19th year of incredible live music in the heart of Columbia City! We've got new venues lined up, which means more music and more fun for you. And FREE for all Ages!! BeatWalk always features a diverse line-up of first-rate, local musicians hosted by neighborhood businesses for audiences of all ages. Since 1995 BeatWalk has brought music lovers together for a fun and safe night out on the town.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Casa de la Trova hosted by SuperSones Ft. Los Flacos

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

This month's Casa de la Trova features Los Flacos

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. From the 1930's in Havana to the present moment, Cuban septets like SuperSones have inspired people around the world to dance and ce...lebrate.

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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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 Louis Armstrong and Lil' Hardin. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Anderson Brothers: BIRD LIVES!

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary set of brothers performing music today. Known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music, they hail from Washington, DC, but moved to New York City to attend Juilliard. Peter and Will have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Jimmy Heath Big Band, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Kenny Barron, Bob Wilber, Albert “Tootie” Heath, live on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, and are featured on the 2014 Grammy Winning Soundrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.

The Anderson’s have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Sarasota Florida Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s Jazz Corner, Seattle’s Triple Door, Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, DC’s Blues Alley, and Arizona Music Festival. Their ensemble has performed in over 40 U.S. States, toured Japan, and featured four times in NYC’s famed “Highlights in Jazz” series, alongside Lou Donaldson, Ken Peplowski, and Warren Vache. As guest clinicians, Peter and Will have visited Temple University, Xavier University, University of South Florida, University of Central Oklahoma, Florida State University, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, University of Scranton and others.

Peter and Will’s debut release from 2012, Correspondence, features Kenny Barron and was listed in Vanity Fair magazine alongside Miles Davis in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz.” The Washington Post called their music, “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz.” Their newest album, Deja Vu, features Albert “Tootie” Heath and was called “a burner that reveals the band’s cohesiveness and spirit” by JazzTimes. In 2016, they performed live on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, playing a duo version of “Lotus Blossom” commemorating Billy Strayhorn’s centennial. Peter and Will endorse D’Addario woodwind products and Selmer saxophones.
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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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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Maracuja // Arango

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Maracuja:
Vocalist/multi instrumentalist Caitlin Belem, percussionist Sam Esecson, and guitarist Terrence Rosnagle take you on a trip through Latin America, playing music from Brazil to Cuba and everywhere in between - samba, bossa nova, cumbia, son, and more.
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Arango is Guadalajara based producer and music therapist Benjamín Z. The project started last year when he travelled to Seattle to collaborate and record his music with local musicians including Dave Abramson, Ben Wildenhaus, Aaron Harmonson and the band Correspondents which has toured around México with Arango. Inspired by latin american traditional, contemporary music, and electronic exploration he creates acoustic bedroom like pop songs. Along with fellow musicians Vicco Vicco, Carolina Tene and Nathalia Romo, Arango's live set is rich in rhythm and melody due to unique instrumentation. Currently preparing the release of two 7" in collaboration with Seattle record label Union Zero which is planned for early September.
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Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Featuring 10 members including a full horn section, Seattle’s newest force - High Pulp - will get you grooving. Coining their genre as ‘future funk fusion’, the band takes inspiration from legends such as Herbie Hancock and Earth Wind & Fire with modern twists of electronic music and hip-hop. Known for energized and honest live shows, High Pulp is pushing the limits of instrumental music. Featuring:

Andrew Morrill (Sax)
Gehrig Uhles (Guitar)
Scott Rixon (Bass)
Antoine Martel (Keys)
Victor Puentes (trumpet)
Rob Granfelt (Drums)

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mike Dillon Band // Mark Lettieri Trio

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $12 adv/$15 dos
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Mark Lettieri Trio features members of Snarky Puppy

Mark Lettieri is a guitarist, composer and producer from Fort Worth, TX. Proficient in a multitude of styles, he records and performs in virtually every genre of popular music with both independent and major-label artists. He also composes and produces original instrumental music under his own name.

Working in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex's gospel and R&B scene led Lettieri to join jazz/world group Snarky Puppy in 2008. The now three-time GRAMMY Award-winning band tours and records constantly, having performed on all continents except Antarctica.
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How many artists have been praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary,” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? There’s only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Primus, Rickie Lee Jones, and Ani Difranco, or collaborations such as Nolatet, Garage a Trois, The Dead Kenny G's, Critters Buggin or bands he has led, including Mike Dillon Band, Mike Dillon's New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium, Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now. life-is-not-a-football-600x600 Over the past decade, Mike Dillon has released a number of acclaimed albums, intertwining a range of influences from Zappa-esque eccentricity to Fishbone punk funk, D.C. Go-Go to Milt Jackson-influenced vibraphone majesty.

The current version of the Mike Dillon Band features guitarist Tristan Gianola, Bassist Nathan Lambertson and Drummer Brendan Bull.
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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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 15, 2017

Rochelle House + Evan Flory-Barnes + Andy Coe

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Rochelle House is a Seattle-based vocalist/songwriter/recording artist/educator and social activist. After spending 20 years raising children exclusively, she is now an active member of Seattle’s jazz/music community. Her debut disc Dreams of Love earned her a nomination for Earshot’s Golden Ear Awards in the “Vocalist of the Year” category. Her second CD Water earned her nominations for both “Vocalist of the Year” and “Recording of the Year.”
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Grown Folks Friday

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
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Come enjoy a night of live music & dancing

Live music by Carl Ratcliffe Band & special guest vocalist April Shantae

DJ Mr. Nyice Guy playing all your favorites.

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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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 16, 2017

The Nth Power // Ghost-Note // High Pulp

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/ $20 dos
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Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light. Formed during an impromptu late-night jam at Jazz Fest 2012 in New Orleans, the relentlessly funky and soulful band believes in music as a higher power – tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual, with songs that will inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps.

The quartet hails from diverse musical backgrounds, races and creeds. Female powerhouse Nikki Glaspie was Beyonce’s world-touring drummer for five years before she joined Ivan Neville’s New Orleans outfit, Dumpstaphunk. Bassist Nate Edgar of Groovechild and John Brown’s Body perfectly compliments Singer and Guitarist Nick Cassarino who came from the Jennifer Hartswick Band and toured with Big Daddy Kane. Finally rounding off the ensemble is the newest and youngest member, Courtney J’Mell Smith who brings his soulful vocals and keyboard abilities to the table.
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Ghost-Note (ft. members of Snarky Puppy):
Multi-Grammy Award winning artists Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth take percussion out of the shadows and into the spotlight with their new project, Ghost-Note. World renown for their ongoing catalog with international sensation Snarky Puppy, this dynamic duo expands their rhythmical voice into a celebration of music in all its forms. This is music that takes listeners on a mind-blowing journey, inspired by the influences of James Brown, J Dilla, and the Beastie Boys, all the way to folkloric West African, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian samba grooves.
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Taking influence from jazz, hip-hop, and fusion, local funk band High Pulp will get you moving. Featuring:

Andrew Morrill (Sax)
Gehrig Uhles (Guitar)
Scott Rixon (Bass)
Antoine Martel (Keys)
Victor Puentes (trumpet)
Rob Granfelt (Drums)
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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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 17, 2017

Pierre Bensusan

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $20 adv/$23 dos
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Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore" (2014), "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his first album, "Près de Paris" (Switzerland, 1976), "Best World Music Guitar Player " by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time. If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and world musicians today. Born in Oran, French-Algeria, in 1957, when France was decolonizing its Empire, Pierre Bensusan's family moved to Paris when he was 4. He began formal studies on piano at the age of 7 and at 11 taught himself guitar. Influenced in those early days by the folk revival blooming in Britain, France and North America, Bensusan began first to explore his own diverse musical heritage and then the horizons beyond.
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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.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tom Varner's late Birthday Party Concert: New Works for Nonet and a brand new Quartet

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Featuring the Tom Varner Nonet, and then a new quartet with Tom, Neil Welsh, Troy Scheifelbien and Ruby Dunphy. Tom had a kind of big birthday last June. Come celebrate it on Sept. 18 with new works for Seattle's finest improvisers.

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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 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 Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin. 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 19, 2017

I'm the One: The Music of Annette Peacock
Opening Set by Robin Holcomb (Solo)

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

I'm the One: The Music of Annette Peacock:
Annette Peacock has slipped under the radar throughout her near 50 year career as a composer, vocalist, keyboardist and pioneer of vocal processing with analogue synths. Her music embodies a rich combination of 70's psychedelia, R&B, funk, free-form spoken word songs and avant garde jazz. Having worked extensively with the likes of Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Bill Bruford, Albert Ayler, Robert Moog, Paul Motion and many more, it comes as a surprise that Peacock's music remains an obscure goldmine for avid jazz aficionados.

Tonight, vocalist Nora Jane Messerich and guitarist Tristan Gianola come to Seattle from New Orleans and join forces with an all-star Seattle band to pay homage to Annette Peacock's composition, focusing specifically on music from her debut album "I'm The One". Joining them are Wayne Horvitz (synths), Willow Goodine (keys), Geoff Harper (bass) and Eric Eagle (drums).

Opening the night is a solo set from renowned composer Robin Holcomb.

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The Royal We

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Piano Starts Here: The Music of Hank Jones/Teddy Wilson

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

Pianists:
Wayne Horvitz
Bill Anschell
Dylan Hayes
Alex Guilbert


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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.

Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Featuring 10 members including a full horn section, Seattle’s newest force - High Pulp - will get you grooving. Coining their genre as ‘future funk fusion’, the band takes inspiration from legends such as Herbie Hancock and Earth Wind & Fire with modern twists of electronic music and hip-hop. Known for energized and honest live shows, High Pulp is pushing the limits of instrumental music. Featuring:

Andrew Morrill (Sax)
Gehrig Uhles (Guitar)
Scott Rixon (Bass)
Antoine Martel (Keys)
Victor Puentes (trumpet)
Rob Granfelt (Drums)

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Earshot Jazz Presents– Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Incidentals

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $20 GA / $18 Earshot Member and Seniors / $10 Students and Military
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Featuring:
Tim Berne – alto saxophone
Oscar Noriega – clarinet, bass clarinet
Matt Mitchell – piano
Ches Smith – drums, vibraphone, percussion, timpani


Tim Berne has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of granite conviction” by The New York Times. Incidentals is the fourth album from his spirited Snakeoil band and the second (following on from 2015’s You’ve Been Watching Me) to feature the quintet line-up in which his core group with clarinetist Oscar Noriega, pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer/vibraphonist Ches Smith is augmented by guitarist Ryan Ferreira. The music is characteristically action-packed in the Berne tradition: powerful, dynamic, often fast-moving - yet also very clear in all its teeming detail. “We somehow achieved more sonic space by adding another player,” the bandleader notes wonderingly. It’s an impression maintained even when producer David Torn takes up his own guitar in a cameo at the climax of the modestly-titled “Sideshow”(in reality a 26-minute epic journey), soloing amid thunderous timpani and overserpentine melody outlined by sax and clarinet.

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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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.

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

School of Rock: Summer of Love

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Tickets: $12 at the door

School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and drums. The performance based program combines weekly private music lessons with group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting. The best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.
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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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.

Tudo Beleza 10 Year Anniversary Party

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
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Live samba music and dance performances in celebration of Tudo Beleza Samba Dance Company's 10 year anniversary. The hottest samba party in Seattle!

Tudo Beleza is a Seattle dance company that brings the creativity, energy and infectious enthusiasm of Brazil to the stage. Tudo Beleza is dedicated to bringing a slice of Brazilian culture to Pacific Northwest audiences, with vibrant dancing and colorful costumes that invoke the spirit of Carnaval.
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EntreMundos Quarteto is an electrifying Seattle-based band who bring to the stage an uplifting and kinetic mix of deep Brazilian roots flavored with world rhythms—a deft blending of funk, jazz and soul melding with the classic sounds of samba and bossa nova. EntreMundos means “between worlds,” and the group’s mélange of seductive sounds embodies their name, stirring a personal and uncommon blend into a sound with universal appeal.

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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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 23, 2017

The Mews

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

The Mews’ music is sometimes delicate, sometimes dreamy, sometimes dense, often danceable, and occasionally campy. In the rush of years before The Mews came together in a basement in Upper Rainier Beach, they played in bands such as Juned, Two Nice Girls, Empire Way, and The Long String Instrument Sunday-Sessions Band. In even earlier times, some of them played in school orchestras and bands, and sang in bell and church choirs, which afforded them precious formative experiences they will never forget. The Mews: Pam Barger on drums and vocals, Claudia Groom on guitar and vocals, Shelli Markee on bass and vocals, and Frances Woods on violin, keyboard, and vocals.
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Jane Addams Band

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm



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An Evening with Darden Smith CANCELED

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Tickets: $17 adv/$20 dos
Darden Smith is an Austin-based singer-songwriter who redefines what it means to be a musician. With fourteen critically acclaimed albums in a career that spans almost three decades, Smith continues to write and tour across the US and Europe along with exploring new and innovative ways to use the craft of songwriting in education, entrepreneurship studies, and service. Recording since 1986 from Austin, to New York and Nashville, from London to Los Angeles, his albums weave together rock, pop, country, folk and Americana influences with the musical roots of his home state of Texas. He has long transcended traditional singer-songwriter boundaries, and the evolving nature of his work since 2000 reflects his consistent creative excellence. About Everything (Compass Records), songwriter Mary Gauthier says, “Darden Smith has made a beautiful new record, filled with hope and love and heartfelt tenderness. These songs are medicine for a world gone wrong. Give a listen, let them wash over you, receive the balm. This music is magic, and who doesn’t need a little magic right now?”
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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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 25, 2017

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 15 piece band featuring Seattle's finest and most innovative improvisers under the direction of composer Wayne Horvitz. The RRCME performs Mr. Horvitz's compositions in a loosely constructed format which uses a combination of on-the-spot (re)arranging and various other techniques, some of which have come to be known as "conduction".

Featuring: Beth Fleenor, Kate Olson, Ivan Arteaga, Levi Gillis, Greg Sinibaldi, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Ray Larsen, David Marriott, Amelia Coulter, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Eric Eagle, Christian Pincock, Wayne Horvitz and more!

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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 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 Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin. 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 26, 2017

Monty Banks

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Monty Banks is an authentic professional, experienced, award winning singer, pianist, bandleader, and entertainer. His musical style is an entertaining mix of Rat Pack Era Swing, Traditional Jazz, and New Orleans R&B.

Monty lives in Seattle every summer (June, July, August, September), and in New Orleans the rest of the year (October through May).

Staying in Seattle every summer allows him to spend time with friends and family, as well as playing music for private functions and wedding receptions, with additional public appearances. Recent and upcoming venues include the Sorrento Hotel, The Pink Door, Vito’s, The Royal Room, and the Seattle Space Needle.

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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.

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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Ladybugs

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

The Ladybugs' music features the dreamy, dulcet tones of voices and trombones. Lead by Martina DaSilva, their unique instrumentation of two lead singers (both doubling in percussion & ukulele), two trombone players, guitar, and bass allows for a lush sound that uplifts and attracts all audiences. The Ladybugs’ repertoire includes favorites from the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, infused with country, blues, latin, and classical music. The band has received high praise for recent performances at the Kennedy Center, Jazz At Lincoln Center, the NY Hot Jazz Festival, the NYC Winter Jazzfest, and the Catskill Jazz Factory. With an uplifting sound that attracts all audiences, The Ladybugs effortlessly keep listeners smiling and moving.
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Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Taking influence from jazz, hip-hop, and fusion, local funk band High Pulp will get you moving on Wednesday nights at Funk Church. Featuring:

Andrew Morrill (Sax)
Gehrig Uhles (Guitar)
Scott Rixon (Bass)
Antoine Martel (Keys)
Victor Puentes (trumpet)
Rob Granfelt (Drums)

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Leap

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $15 adv/$20 dos
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The Leap's electronically enhanced take on two ground-breaking Miles Davis albums, In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew.

The Leap is:
Patrick Gleeson (Herbie Hancock) – synths and laptop
Sam Morrison (Miles Davis) – Reeds & Looper
Michael Shrieve (Santana) – drums and electronic percussion

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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit

8:00pm

Tickets: $20 adv/ $25 dos
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Mark your calendar--The most remarkable Seattle Led Zeppelin Tribute band The Urban Achievers and special vocalists including Jen Ayers, Sarah Rudinoff, Ayesha Musicbox Brooks and Aisha Elmedhaoui and Kim Virant--- September 29 at The Royal Room. All proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Harvey Relief fund established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. More details to be announced soon-- Please bring your friends

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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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 30, 2017

The Elnah Jordan Experience

5:30pm | Doors at 5:00pm

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.

Paul Richardson – keyboard
Douglas Barnett Jr. – bass
John Oliver II – drums

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somesurprises // Red Ribbon // Ant'lrd // NORDRA

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Admission by donation: $5 - $15

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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.