Tuesday, April 1, 2013

Florian Hoefner Group
Human Spirit
7:30p




New York-based pianist Florian Hoefner introduces his unique brand of modern jazz with the “Florian Hoefner Group”. Alongside his contemporaries in the New York jazz scene, the two-time winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award presents a set of original compositions with appeal to a wide span of music fans and jazz lovers alike.

“Songs Without Words”, their debut record, was released in April 2012 on OA2 Records. The record was reviewed in publications including All About Jazz, Jazz Weekly and Jazzthing, received airplay on radio stations across the US, Canada and Germany and was featured on the Lufthansa inflight entertainment program. The release tour included 26 dates in six different countries. Now they are presenting the follow-up album, “Falling Up”, with seven brand new originals and two arrangements of the Beatles classic, “Eleanor Rigby”, and the folk song, “Black is the Color”.
Matt Marantz - tenor sax
Florian Hoefner - piano
Sam Anning - bass
Peter Kronreif - drums

Human Spirit:
Thomas Marriott - trumpet
Mark Taylor - saxophone
Phil Sparks - bass
Matt Jorgensen - drums
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Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Thursday, April 3, 2013

Marco Benevento
8:00p


Tickets $12 advance/$15 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other, while in the live setting his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy. The 34-year old artist takes the next step forward in this evolution with his latest album, TigerFace, on which he paints his songs in a myriad of sonic colors, shimmering with acoustic piano, synths and analog keyboards. The tunes themselves seemingly conceptualized from every wisp of melody, hook and cadence that's ever tickled his ear. Recorded and mixed by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Fiona Apple) and Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family), TigerFace features a stellar cast of musicians recruited to help capture his ideas, including drummers Matt Chamberlain (Bill Frisell, Pearl Jam), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake) and Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), bassists Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) and Mike Gordon (Phish), violinist Ali Helnwein (Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra) and saxophonist Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness). For the first time, Benevento adds vocals, inviting Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket) to sing on the infectious dance rock rave-up "Limbs Of A Pine" and the pastoral psych rock meditation "This Is How It Goes." Other standouts include the angelic Arcade Fire meets The Flaming Lips anthem "Eagle Rock," the soaring garage psychedelia of "Going West," the piano riff rock jaunt "Escape Horse," and the lilting "Fireworks." As anybody who's seen Benevento perform live can attest, the pianist is a satellite to the muse with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys. Indeed, TigerFace, is the commitment to this pursuit; a record that rides the yes wave and in the process becomes a soundtrack for fellow travelers with their eyes set on the horizon.

Marco Benevento's website.

"Benevento jams with a concentration on the textures and colors available in his keyboards and arsenal of manipulated pedals and effects. His songs feature deceptively rich, catchy melodies and straight-ahead grooves that expand with subtle mounting gestures." - Rolling Stone

"...a musician so original that he can ultimately only be judged against his own standard." - All Music Guide

"It's safe to say that no one sees the keyboard quite like Marco Benevento's genre-blind mashup of indie rock, jazz and skewed improvisation." - Los Angeles Times

"Marco Benevento is one of the most talented keys players of our time." - CBS Radio

"Benevento's colorful, improvisational, piano-based compositions stretch so wide and cover so much sonic ground that the idea of genre seems quaint. Very quietly, he has been evolving into one of the most vital figures in jazz or rock or post-jazz or post-rock or, all of music." - Kansas City Pitch

"Imaginative at heart, Benevento demands you to be too when engaging with his work. Otherwise, you probably are missing out on something special. Driven to experiment with chords and melodies with the intention of getting a little dirty along the way, Benevento’s collisional approach is refreshing and absolutely delightful." - Consequence of Sound

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Please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Doug Weiselman & Friends Play the music of Robin Holcomb
6:00pm

Reed player Doug Weiselman joins friends Wayne Horvitz, Steve Moore and Eric Eagle for a night featuring performances of the music of Robin Holcomb.

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.

Reggie Garrett & the Snake Oil Peddlers CD Release Show
8:30pm

Seattle group Reggie Garrett & the Snake Oil Peddlers celebrate the release of their new CD with special guests Erin Corday and Jim Page.



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, April 5, 2014

Western Washington University/ University of Montana Electro-Acoustic Inter-Exchange
5:00pm

For fifth time since 2008, electronic music students from WWU and UM will collaborate in a concert featuring interactive computers, video, and mobile devices. Included in the show will be works by Jim Anderson, Jon Bash, William Richardson, Erin Schneider, Joshua Shade, Qi Shen, Austin Slominski, Silas Stewart, Jake Whitecar, and UM studio director Simon Hutchinson. Aside from standard instruments and computers, some works will employ Kinect controllers, a Wiimote (inside a ball), iPads, iPods, iPhones, and Computer Vision.

A special feature of this off-campus InterExchange will be a collaborative improvisation working with students from the JazzEd "New Works" ensemble, directed by Wayne Horvitz

"This event is always entertaining and enlightening for the participants and audience alike," said WWU electroacoustic music studio director Bruce Hamilton. "The creative music tech programs at both schools are open-ended and there's a similar exploration of sound and hybrid genres at work, but it's interesting to see and hear different approaches to harnessing the myriad possibilities in this expanding field."

En Canto
9:00pm

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.



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, April 6, 2014

JazzED Combo Collective
6:30p


Claudia Schmidt
8:30p


Tickets $17 advance/ $20 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Claudia Schmidt is a powerful vocalist and adventurous artist, who combines lively folk, jazz and blues with rich poetry and playful humor. Performing in numerous choirs throughout her youth, Claudia soon pursued a professional career while in Chicago, leading her to Wisconsin and Minnesota, where she was a frequent guest on the early days of A Prairie Home Companion. Forty years and 16 albums later, Claudia continues to perform on the road to her loyal legions of fans across the country. Mixing folk, jazz, traditional ballads and breathtaking originals, there's not a style she can't master. Claudia 's incredible voice and charismatic stage presence make her a marvel in concert.

Please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Snowapple
7:30p


Tickets $10, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Amsterdam Ladies Play Pop, Folk, Opera
Snowapple pushes the boundaries of folk by creating original songs that incorporate three part harmonies and operatic interludes to create an ethereal musical experience ranging from upbeat to macabre. Hailing from Amsterdam, Una, Laurien, and Fanny, the three ladies who front Snowapple are first and foremost highly trained and talented vocalists who also play a range of instruments including Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Accordion, Glockenspiel, and Keys in support of their vocal gymnastics.
Snowapple's website.

Please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rochelle House CD Release Show
9:00p

Seattle based vocalist/ songwriter Rochelle House celebrates the release of her CD "Songs from a Bookmark", featuring Andy Coe (guitar), Keith Lowe (bass) and D'Vonne Lewis (drums).

Rochelle House'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.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hot Club Sandwich
Istvan and Farko
8:00p

Istvan Rez, a Hungarian rambler, recently joined forces with Farko Dosumov, an Uzbek who won the green-card lottery, to create an original sound like none other. Istvan plays an acoustic nylon six-string guitar and Farko plays a five-string electric bass. Together, they produce a unique flamenco sound that includes many influences, such as funk and world music to jazz.

Founded more than ten years ago, Hot Club Sandwich began with a deep reverence for Gypsy jazz of the '30s and '40s, growing to incorporate classic jazz and folkloric influences from around the world.
Over the past decade, the distinctive Hot Club Sandwich sound has reached millions through performance and radio with recordings charting in the top 20 of the nationwide CMJ jazz charts.
In festivals, clubs, public concerts and educational formats, Hot Club Sandwich always offers inspiration, innovation, clever arrangements and adventurous improvisations.

Hot Club Sandwich'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.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Catie Curtis
6:00p

$17 advance/ $20 at the door. Tickets are available now from Stranger Tickets
Presented by TomboyX.
Plenty of performers succumb to the temptation to cruise on autopilot two decades into their careers. That's the safe and simple way to go, after all. But Catie Curtis, dubbed a "folk-rock goddess" by The New Yorker and treated as one by her loyal fans, is one veteran artist who has resolutely refused to coast along in comfort. Her 13th album, Flying Dream, is a work of both continuity and courage, capturing the way she's embraced a season of heady change with the emotional intelligence that has been her songwriting signature.
CatieCurtis.com

Please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to 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.

Pearl Django
9:00p

With a performance history spanning almost two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions. Pearl Django has performed at festivals, dances and nightspots throughout the U.S. and abroad. They have played at the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois sur Seine and have been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” The band’s signature style is marked by pristine and dexterous string work, colors of Bal Musette, the steady pulse of rhythm guitar and an unmistakable swing that delights audiences of all musical sensibilities. Throughout the years, Pearl Django has cultivated a devoted and enthusiastic following and they continue to play to packed houses wherever they perform.

Pearl Django'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, April 12, 2014

A Tribute to NRBQ
9:00p

featuring members of:
The Tripwires
The Jukehouse Hounds
Red Jacket Mine
Young Fresh Fellows
The Souvenirs
The Mangles
The Bellow Brothers and more...

No cover. Suggested donation $10 per person. All proceeds benefit Musicares.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Arnold Schoenberg’s Brettl-lieder (Cabaret Songs) and Finnish Folk-Jazz
6:00p

Maria Mannisto performs Arnold Schoenberg’s Brettl-lieder, composed around 1901 during his employment as music director at the Überbrettl Cabaret in Berlin. Cabaret at this time was both a saucy popular entertainment and also a hotbed of the avant garde. Ernst von Wolzogen, the poet who ran the Überbrettl Cabaret, aimed to bring culture to the masses and also to challenge artists to confront a rougher, tougher audience than you might meet in the average salon. Humorous and slightly racy, the texts deal with subjects such as how a girl should go about landing a man; a woman named Gigerlette who invites a poet up to tea and ends up traveling with him to “the land that we call happiness”; a womanizer who cannot understand any man who isn’t (the poet of this particular text is Emanuel Schikaneder, librettist for Mozart’s The Magic Flute); a girlfriend who lies around stroking her black cat all day long. Accompanied by Cristina Valdes.

Also on the program, Maria Mannisto and Aaron Otheim (piano) interpret the simple and hauntingly evocative melodies of Finnish folk music as jazz arrangements in the style of Swedish pianist Jan Johansson.

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, April 14, 2014

Kelly Ash Band featuring Dawn Clement and Johnaye Kendrick
Dawn Clement and Johnaye Kendrick Duo
8:00p

New York City- based vocalist Kelly Ash blends jazz, folk, soul and pop to create an original sound. Steeped in the jazz tradition but embracing newer music, Kelly infuses contemporary songs with the intricacies of jazz.
Kelly has emerged as a formidable talent with a rich, soulful voice and captivating stage presence. Kelly’s unique approach to jazz appeals to a wide audience as she incorporates contemporary music from songwriters such as Tom Waits, Sting, The Fleet Foxes, Nick Drake, and Jeff Buckley -- her choice of material connects the art of jazz to a new generation.
Kelly has a Masters degree in jazz performance (voice/ piano) from New York University, and is a member of the NYU adjunct faculty, LaGuardia Community College adjunct faculty, and the New York Jazz Academy faculty. A Seattle transplant, Kelly has lived in NYC for three years and already performs actively as leader of her own quintet in New York City and around the U.S.
www.kellyashmusic.com

No cover. Suggested donation $10 per person. All proceeds benefit Musicares.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chris Speed Trio with Dave King and Chris Tordini
8:00p

Seattle born, Brooklyn based saxophonist/clarinetist Chris Speed has been a formidable presence on the front line of progressive jazz in NYC for over two decades (Claudia Quintet, Alas No Axis, Human Feel, Bloodcount, Pachora, Endangered Blood), this trio with Minneapolan Dave King (of the Bad Plus, Happy Apple) and bassist extraordinaire Chris Tordini will dig into the revered tenor trio tradition.

www.chrisspeed.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.

Wendesday, April 16, 2013

Piano Starts Here: Hoagy Carmichael & George Gershwin (The Great American Songbook)
8:00p


Tickets $10 advance/$12 at the door/ $5 students are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Two of the greatest American composers and songwriters of the 20th Century. Gershwin and Charmichael were also superb pianists who performed frequently to adoring crowds during their lifetimes.

This night's performance features Bill Anschell, Randy Halberstadt, Carolyn Graye and Jovino Santos Neto.

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, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Tim Kennedy. Hosted by Tim Kennedy. .

Please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Coleman/Glenn/Goldberg
6:00p


Coleman/Glenn/Goldberg is made up of three of the Bay Area's most in-demand composer/improvisers. Clarinetist Ben Goldberg has worked with a wide variety of people in the jazz world including Nels Cline, Joshua Redman, Charlie Hunter and Myra Melford. He has numerous albums out under his own name and has played on countless others as a sideman. His playing reflects a deep respect for the jazz tradition as well as his interest in utilizing other genres and styles from klezmer to indie rock. Drummer Jordan Glenn is one of the most sought after percussionists in the Bay Area. He works regularly with Fred Frith and Dominique Leone as well leading his own groups and is known for possessing an intuitive sense of groove as well as an imaginative vocabulary of extended techniques on the drum set. Pianist Michael Coleman leads many of his own bands, from the bizarro keyboard trio Beep to the out of control percussion heavy sextet CavityFang. He has toured the world with songwriter Chris Cohen and plays as a sideman in groups that span the musical spectrum from traditional jazz to noise improv.
In this context, the trio will be performing compositions by all three members as well as improvisations. The listener can expect a focused and dynamic set of music that combines the players' vast array of influences.

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.

Third Thursday Twang with the 1 Uppers
8:00p


The 1 Uppers are a country band. They are dedicated to bringing original and plain old country to Seattle. Expect lots of sad songs, tight harmonies, guitar solos and matching suits. This band is is built on the old model of country music - think more Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride - less whatever it is they call country music on modern radio these days.
1 Uppers is David Russell (vocals, acoustic guitar), Kris Geren (guitar), John Hendow (guitar), Jon Hyde (pedal steel, vocals), Caben Buswell (bass) and Eric Eagle (drums).
1 Uppers can usually be found at the Royal Room every third Thursday where they have been since the Royal Room opened. Expect a special guest band to join in and expect them to be country!
Get some boots on and come out and dance!

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, April 18, 2014

Michael Moore Quartet
6:00p


The Amsterdam-based Michael Moore Quartet is coming to perform for the first time in North America. The music is a heady mix of American jazz and European improvised music - with two expat Californians working alongside two products of the vibrant Dutch contemporary music scene. The music is unique - wild and delicate, with occasional Indonesian, Brazilian and African influences. Donʼt miss it!

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.

James Apollo
9:00p


Troubadour of roots and rock and roll.
JamesApollo.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.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

“Dependent Origination”: Cline/Sewelson/Kuhn/Horvitz/Walton
6:00p


Dependent Origination is a term Buddha used to describe the inter-relatedness of all phenomena. It describes the improvisational dance of life and we use it here to describe a musical collective, coming together with joy to continue great musical friendships and dialog. Each member has a rich musical history and in many cases collaborations that go back decades.

Five musicians, representing several generations of free/ experimental jazz come together to present a night a music drawing from their rich history and past collaborations.

Alex Cline, LA based jazz/experimental drummer has worked with Scott Walton, as well as a Bill Frisell, Peter Erskine, Julius Hemphill, Myra Melford, Tim Burn, Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith and of course, his twin brother Nels Cline. Other musicians tonight share a history of musical projects together, most notabley keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, clarinetist Peter Kuhn and saxophonist Dave Sewelson, who connected through the New York experimental music scene in the early 1980’s. Together, they’ve had numerous collaborations on Black Saint and Soul Note records and other labels with experimental jazz greats such as William Parker, Phillip Wilson, John Zorn, Bobby Previte, Joe Gallant, Dennis Charles and more. Bassist and pianist Scott Walton, another contributor to Black Saint and Soul Note reunites with Wayne after formally working with him on Wayne’s brother’s, guitarist Bill Horvitz’s, projects.

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.

Electric Circus/ Electric Miles Davis
9:00p


Electric Circus is a large ensemble remixing classic soul and rock for the 21st century. For their first set this evening they will be revisiting the music of electric Miles Davis’s "Bitches Brew", their second set will be classic Electric Circus, improvising on riffs from James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Willie Dixon, Los Lobos and more. Tonight special guest Alex Cline joins on drums.

Electric Circus features Ryan Burns (rhodes, synthesizers), Tim Kennedy (organ, synthesizers), Kathy Moore (guitar), Tristan Gianola (guitar), Ian Sheridan (electric bass), Geoff Harper (acoustic bass), Raymond Larsen (trumpet), Beth Fleenor (clarinets), Alex Guy (violin/violia), Eric Barber (sax), Dave Sewelson (sax), Thione Diop (percussion) and Wayne Horvitz (conductor/electronics).
Check our blog for more information on Electric Circus.

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, April 20, 2014

Will Bernard's Pleasure Drones
8:00p


Featuring Will Bernard (guitar), Eric Kalb (drums, electronics), Jeff Hanley (bass, electronics).
"Will Bernard is one of the best-kept jazz-guitar secrets on the planet." – Dan Ouellette, Billboard
Pleasure Drones 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.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
8:00p


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, Greg Sinibaldi, Jacob Zimmerman, Craig Flory, Eric Eagle, Kate Olson, Naomi Siegel, Jacob Herring and Wayne Horvitz.
Featured guests have included Bobby Previte, Greg Campbell, Stuart Dempster, and Briggan Krauss, Neil Welch and Ivan Artega.

SpiceRack Live Recording
10:00p

Seattle based guitar/organ/bass/drums quartet records a set of new original music!

Composer/guitarist Tristan Gianola whips out SpiceRack, a quartet of grooving, riffing, ripping and all original music. Bits and pieces of Motown, Funk, Free Improv and Classical music find a place together in Gianola’s music written specifically 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 Tommy Whitside on drums.

SpiceRack's Demo
SpiceRack's 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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2013

Tuesday Tease
8:00p


Tickets $10-$25 are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Tuesday Tease is Seattle's only monthly burlesque revue with live musical accompaniment. The show brings together the musical stylings of Pervana and a rotating cast of Seattle burlesque artists to spice up your Tuesday nights with some tease and tunes. Our featured dancers bring a blend of neo and classic burlesque to showcase their stylistic flexibility — and the band's! Pervana covers everything from jazz and blues to punk and pop and anything in between. Our spring series features beautiful burlesque blossoms Boom Boom L'Roux, Karmen Sutra, and Tamara the Trapeze Lady in a veritable rainbow of classic tease, comedy, and colorful costumes. Hosted by smart-mouthed sexpot Sailor St. Claire and stage managed by daffy darling Miss Huney Bush.

Tuesday Tease website

Please note: This event is 18+.

Wedesday, April 23, 2013

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents Original music inspired by Molly Wizenberg's A Homemade life.
8:00p


This event will be presented along with The Royal Room. It's Bushwick's first attempt at a cook book, and we are very excited!!! What can possibly come out of a book about food you ask?.... Everything! I'm pretty sure we all have to eat, and that we all have a story behind what we eat. Her is your chance to hear some of our Bushwick musician's thoughts.
Molly Wizenberg herself will be on hand to talk about this book (and hopefully her new book as well). She will also be cooking a dessert just for all of us. All proceeds from this dessert will go right back to the Bushwick crew! You can read Molly's BLOG, Orangette as well. It is wonderful! Orangette's website.
The Royal Room will have a special for the night that is straight out of A Homemade Life.
Yum!

The performers for the event include:
Fredd Luongo
Nancy K Dillon
Aaron Starkey
Tekla Waterfield
Shanmarie Stanton
Nick Foster
Sam Russel
Amanda Sue Winterhalter
Debbie Miller

Bushwick's website. Bushwick's 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, April 24, 2014

Tae Phoenix CD Release Show with Whitney Monge and Julia Massey
7:00p


Tickets, $10 adv/ $12 door are available now from Stranger Tickets

Seattle roots-pop singer-songwriter Tae Phoenix will celebrate the release of her sophomore Album, "Outside the Lines". The album was produced and engineered by noted Seattle producer and saxophonist Dave Miner at London Bridge Studios in Seattle. The album was fully fan-funded, with the bill for production costs footed by Seattle pianist, trial attorney, and arts patron Michael Withey, and another $7,000 contributed toward promotional costs via the crowdfunding site, Kickstarter.

The album showcases Phoenix's range, versatility, and prowess as both songwriter and vocalist. The opening track, "Damned Old Flame," warns a younger sister about the dangers of charismatic men, while the story song "Moment I Try" reflects on the limits of what one human being can truly do for another, and the bawdy twelve-bar shuffle "Down & Dirty Way" continues the female blues tradition of making the sexual political through song.

Tae Phoenix will joined by fellow local singer-songwriters Julia Massey and Whitney Mongé.
Julia Massey's website .
Whitney Mongé's website .

Please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Johnaye Kendrick "Here" CD Release
8:30p

The Royal Room celebrates the release of Johnaye Kendrick's highly anticipated debut album, "Here". This collection of original pieces showcases Johnaye's wide compositional range and unique voice, influenced by jazz, classical, pop and blues.

Featuring:
Johnaye Kendrick- voice, harmonium
Dawn Clement-piano, voice
Chris Symer- bass
Byron Vannoy- 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.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Willie Nelson's Birthday Celebration
9:00p

Celebrate Willie Nelson's 81st birthday with Seattle's best. Celebrate Willie Nelson's 81st birthday with Seattle's best. Featuring Jeff Fielder, Dan Tyack, Eric Eagle, Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Forrest Giberson and Michael Stegner.

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, April 28, 2014

Frankly Monday:
MetriLodic
Beth Fleenor: Workshop Ensemble
8:00p

MetriLodic formed in 2010 by Eric Barber (saxophone/electronics) to recreate music he was hearing in his dreams. He enlisted two of his closest counterparts, PK (bass) and Byron Vannoy (drums), to realize his vision to create an original improvised music language based on these dreams. Their music inhabits cerebral and ecstatic spaces at once, multimetric grooves there and gone, raw and refined.

Hailed as "alternately buoyant and ponderous, transfixing and exceptional" (City Arts Magazine), Beth Fleenor's Workshop Ensemble is a 12-piece modular project that performs her chamber works. Grounded in learning and working Fleenor's 20 Etudes for Blindfolded Musicians, WE also work in conduction and sonic meditation. Through the use of blindfolds to heighten full body listening/awareness, WE cultivate focused intention, highlighting that intention as a respected member of the ensemble - sometimes it grooves, sometimes it rumbles, sometimes it soars - always, it's powerfully unified.

Established in an effort to open the lines of communication, the frank agency is an innovative arts management organization dedicated to bridging the spaces between artists, presenters, and audience members. You can read more about the Frank Agency on their 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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Humanities Washington’s Think & Drink 7:00p

Humanities Washington’s Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs and tasting rooms around the state. This particular event will address the formidable role cinema has played in producing, perpetuating and challenging perceptions of different cultures, mainly African Americans and American Indians. Moderated by Tonya Mosely, and features Lance Rhoades, The Stranger’s Charles Mudede, who will be addressing African American cinema, and Zaki Abdelhamid who will be speaking about Arabs in film. Free and open to the public.

No cover. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

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April 1

Florian Hoefner Group & Human Spirit
April 2
Kenny Mandell Jazzworks Showcase
April 3
Marco Benevento
April 4

Doug Weiselman & Friends Play the music of Robin Holcomb

Reggie Garrett & the Snake Oil Peddlers
April 5

Western Washington University/ University of Montana Electro-Acoustic Inter-Exchange

En Canto
April 6

JazzED Combos

Claudia Schmidt
April 7

Snowapple
April 8

Closed
April 9

Rochelle House "Songs from a Bookmark" CD Release Show
April 10
Hot Club Sandwich
Istvan and Farko
April 11

Catie Curtis

Pearl Django
April 12
A Tribute to NRBQ
April 13
Arnold Schoenberg’s Brettl-lieder (Cabaret Songs) and Finnish Folk-Jazz
April 14
Kelly Ash band Featuring Dawn Clement and Johnaye Kendrick
April 15

Chris Speed Trio with Dave King and Chris Tordini
April 16

Piano Starts Here: Hoagy Carmichael & George Gershwin (The Great American Songbook)
April 17
Coleman, Glenn & Goldberg

Third Thursday Twang with The 1 Uppers
April 18

Michael Moore Quartet

James Apollo
April 19
Cline/ Sewelson/ Kuhn/ Horvitz & Walton

Electric Circus
April 20

Will Bernard's Pleasure Drones
April 21

Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

SpiceRack Live Recording
April 22

Tuesday Tease
Live Burlesque
April 23

Bushwick Bookclub Presents: A Home Made Life
April 24
Tae Phoenix CD Release Show with Whitney Monge and Julia Massey
April 25
Johnaye Kendrick "Here" CD Release
April 26

A Birthday Tribute to Willie Nelson
April 27

JazzED Ensembles
Garfield Jazz Jam with Alumni
April 28

Frankly Monday
April 29

Closed for a Private Event
April 30

Humanitie's Washington presents: Think & Drink