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April 1

Maracuja/ Northern Thorns
April 2

14/48: BoomBox
April 3

Ayron Jones & Whitney Lyman
April 4

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
April 5

Ovando/Sneaky Bones/David Guilbault
April 6

Seward Park Audubon Center: Landon Cook
April 7

The Bushwick Book Club Presents: Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis
April 8

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom
April 9

Twisted Groove
April 10

Tom Varner Quartet/ Cornish Creative Ensemble
April 11

FATHER DAUGHTER
April 12

Frederick Tuxx
April 13

Koto Jazz Bossa Nova Trio ft. Chris Kenji, Marie Bolla & Patrick Wilson
April 14

Sundae + Mr. Goessl's CD Release Party!
April 15

Nolatet ft. Mike Dillon, Johnny Vidacovich, James Singleton and Brian Haas
April 16

Ray Skjelberd's Yeti Chasers

Funky 2 Death
April 17

Meadowdale HS Jazz Bands

Steven Lugerner's JACKNIFE ft. Larry Willis
April 18

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
April 19

Gerrit Vyn: The Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening To Birds

Hunter Gather/ Tristan Gianola Trio
April 20

West Seattle High School Jazz Band

Jazz Night School
April 21

T. Nile/ The Winterlings
April 22

Kiki Valera y Los Guajibaros
April 23

Camille Bloom Pre-CD Release Concert

Cordaviva
April 24

Garfield Jazz Jam

PYRO (Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra)

Bring Your Prince Vinyl
April 25

Slide Rule, Richie Nelson, Freman and Shelby Easley
April 26

Karma Juju/ Asplin's Firehouse/ Alex Oliverio Quartet
April 27

Seward Park Audubon Center: Lynda Mapes - Elwha: A River Reborn
April 28

South Seattle Emerald 2nd Year Anniversary Party
April 29

En Canto
April 30

Willie Nelson Birthday Celebration

Friday, April 1, 2016

Maracuja/ Northern Thorns

8:00pm

Maracujá takes you on a journey around Latin America through music. From fiery Cuban son and Brazilian samba-funk to soothing bossa nova and wistful boleros, Maracujá plays music for dancing, music for listening, music to make you smile.

Northern Thorns is the brainchild of drummer and composer Adam Kozie (Pollens). After his brother's suicide in early 2014, Adam channeled his grief into creating a new musical project, a set of songs that would fuse classic 70's Afropop with American indie rock song structures and lyrics sung in English. He wrote songs in seclusion, engrossed in music that he and his brother had shared an affinity for. The result was at once powerfully cathartic and completely danceable. He formed Northern Thorns to perform this music.

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 2, 2016

14/48: BoomBox

Two Shows
All Ages Show: 8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm
21+ Show: 10:30pm - 11:30pm | Doors at 10:00pm

Tickets for either show: $14.48 advance/ $20 at the door.
Advance tickets for either show available here.
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

14/48: BoomBox gives twelve composers a theme and 24 hours to create five minutes of original music. All twelve pieces will then be put in the very capable hands of a band filled with some of Seattle’s most talented and daring musicians, including 14/48 veterans, for 24 hours to rehearse before two world premiere concert performances.

14/48: BoomBox features:
The Composers: Samantha Boshnack • Beth Fleenor • Gretta Harley • Justin Huertas • Michael Owcharuk • John Teske • and more…

The Band: Ivan Arteaga • Tristan Gianola • Adam Kozie • Kate Olson • Aaron Otheim • Jason Parker • Birch Pereira • and more…

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.
We are only accepting reservations for the 8:00pm early show

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Washington Middle School Jazz Bands

5:00pm | 4:00pm Doors

Ayron Jones & Whitney Lyman

7:30pm

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

Seattle guitarist and frontman Ayron Jones (Eh-Rahn), has become one of Seattle’s hottest up-and-comers with his brand of Seattle Rock. Tonight he performs solo, along with Whitney Lyman. Jones has taken a hybrid style of guitar playing, in which the chord and solo are played at the same time, and infused the raw energy of punk with the inner-city attitude of Hip-Hop. The result is a soulful reincarnation of that iconic Seattle sound. Think, Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Nirvana.

Whitney Lyman is a composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist from Seattle. She blends influences from traditional world folk, baroque chamber music, indie rock, and dream pop creating ethereal soundscapes and cinematic visuals.

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 4, 2016

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm

7:30pm: solosduostrios
8:30pm: The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

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".

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.
www.WayneHorvitz.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.

The Salute Sessions (Salute to The Duke/Strayhorn)

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 and Billy Strayhorn. 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, April 5, 2016

Ovando/Sneaky Bones/David Guilbault

7:30pm

Tickets: $10 at the door
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Ovando: Lo-fi, American West-obsessed folk music from MSO MT. Songs about failed landscape painters, gas station attendants, and UFOs

SNEAKY BONES is the brainchild of American troubadour, Matthew Bean. Currently based in Portland, Oregon, Bean has been traveling North America bringing his powerful and dreamy folk music to the masses. Coming up in roots music's folk-Americana revival, Sneaky Bones has been described as a mixture of light and dark, caught in a stream of harmonic fluency. By combining instrumental dexterity with lyrical depth, Sneak Bones gives form and shape to the dream folk landscape, offering listeners the salt and throwing away the sugar.

Seattle singer-songwriter David Guilbault writes, records and performs soulful music of life, love and loss - heartfelt songs that live in the truth. Mr. Guilbault spent a rewarding career producing news for ABC News, CNN, PBS and MSNBC. As a journalist, in pursuit of the credible truth, Mr. Guilbault reported stories as objectively as possible. Now, as a performing songwriter, pursing more universal truths, he can tell stories with a more subjective eye.

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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge) | Doors at 9:00pm

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Jimmy James - guitar
David McGraw - 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.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Seward Park Audubon Center: Landon Cook

6:00pm

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Seward Park Audubon Center welcomes renowned culinary adventurer Langdon Cook to the Royal Room. Langdon goes into the woods with the iconoclasts and outlaws who seek the world's most coveted ingredient . . . and one of nature's last truly wild foods: the uncultivated, uncontrollable mushroom.

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

The Royal We

9:00pm (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

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 7, 2016

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents: Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

8:00pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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

Tonight Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents original music inspired by Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.
Performers include: Michele Khazak, Reggie Garrett, Debbie Miller, Nick Droz, Holly Small, Nancy K Dillon, Lesley Braly and Judd Wasserman.

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.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom

8:30pm

Tickets $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Ticket link available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

NYC-based drummer/composer/teacher Allison Miller gathers inspiration from a wide array of genres. Coming from the Jazz tradition, she engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Described by critics as a charismatic and rhythmically propulsive drummer with melodic sensibility, Allison has been named “Rising Star Drummer” and “Top 20 Jazz Drummer” in Downbeat Magazine’s acclaimed Critics Poll.

Allison is currently celebrating her latest release No Morphine No Lilies (The Royal Potato Family.) The album has been met with critical acclaim receiving 4.5 stars from Downbeat and making “Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2013” lists for Downbeat, Jazz Journalists Association, and Something Else. Tonight Allison is joined by Jenny Dcheinman, Myra Melford, Kirk Knuffke, Ben Goldberg, and Haggai Cohen Milo.
Allison Miller's website.

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

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Twisted Groove

9:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets $10 at the door

Seattle's finest in original funk. They have played three sold out shows here at The Royal Room. A band with a sound so smooth you skip a rock across its surface. They stay ready to serve the latest grooves for your musical enjoyment.

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, April 10, 2016

Tom Varner Quartet/ Cornish Creative Ensemble/ Jim Knapp's Ensemble I

5:30pm

5:30pm: Jim Knapp's Ensemble I
6:30pm: Cornish Creative Ensemble
8:00pm: Tom Varner Quartet

Tom Varner Quartet
Featuring Neil Welsh, a master improviser on tenor sax, with Seattle veterans Phil Sparks, bass, and Byron Vannoy, drums. Improvisations, and music by Varner, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, and more by Steve Lacy!

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 11, 2016

FATHER DAUGHTER

7:30pm

Ladies, Gentlemen, creatures of the world and beyond!
We have reached Father Daughter #8 and you are in for quite a treat. There will be dance, there will be improvisations, there will be emotions! Please join us for an absolutely amazing evening of music from some of Seattle's finest performers! There is no other place you would want to be!
-Love, Father Daughter

KO Solo
Kate Olson (KO SOLO) is an improvising saxophonist and woodwind teacher based in Seattle, WA. Since moving to Seattle in 2010, she has done her best to infiltrate the local, regional and international improvised music scenes. She can be heard performing with her own projects Syrinx Effect, KO SOLO, and the KO Ensemble and as a collaborator with Ask the Ages, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble and Electric Circus (led by Wayne Horvitz), the Seattle Jazz Composer's Ensemble and multiple other groups.

MESS
MESS collective is a collaborative performance ensemble that was founded by Amelia May Coulter, Mariah Davis, and Haley Freedlund in 2015. Their work is inspired by queer theory, liberation politics, social situations, personal storytelling, gender & sexuality, and finding new ways of relating to themselves and others. As a group, they co-create scores as rough templates for interactive, improvisational, and durational work.

Double Yoko
Started in 2006, Double Yoko, is a collaboration between multidisciplinary artists, Beth Fleenor and Paris Hurley. Primarily rooted in improvisation, the duo spans territory from chamber music to noise, guttural drone chants to Balkan flourishes, throwing in a spattering of handmade artifacts, philosophical theories, and curated experiences along the way.
Beth Fleenor: clarinets / voice / electronics / percussion / toys / found objects
Paris Hurley: vioiln / voice / electric bass / electronics / cassette players / dance

Father Daughter is dedicated to presenting an evening of ambient music and visuals in an attempt to create an immersive, site specific environment. This is an ongoing series dedicated to the Expansion of Cinema with the aid of local musicians and film makers. Father Daughter is the Brainchild of Nico Sophiea (of Grale and Time Eater) and Darb Aduor (of Leviathan Worship Service).

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 (Salute to Duke/Strayhorn)

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 and Billy Strayhorn. 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, April 12, 2016

Frederick Tuxx

7:30pm

$12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

Join us for this rare opportunity to see vocalist Frederick Tuxx as he returns to Seattle from France for a special concert, joined by Bill Anschell - piano, Phil Sparks - bass, Clarence Acox - drums.

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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge) | Doors at 9:00pm

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Jimmy James - guitar
David McGraw - 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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Koto Jazz Bossa Nova Trio ft. Chris Kenji, Marie Bolla & Patrick Wilson

7:30pm

Koto Jazz Trio w Bossa Nova - Chris Kenji, Marie Bolla & Patrick Wilson

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

The Royal 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

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 14, 2016

Sundae + Mr. Goessl's CD Release Party!

8:00pm

Tickets $12 at the door
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

The event of the YEAR! Sundae + Mr. Goessl release their newest album, Makes My Heart Sway with support from Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints AND Kate Voss & The Big Boss Band (full 7 piece band!!) This is a DO-NOT-MISS event!

8pm - Sundae + Mr. Goessl
9pm - The Gin Joints
10pm - Kate Voss & The Big Boss Band

Sundae + Mr. Goessl are a husband/wife duo playing a mix of genres from an era long gone. Reviving great composers like Duke Ellington, the Gershwin brothers and Cole Porter, this duo takes it upon themselves to arrange every nuance and create their own fresh take on these classic tunes.

Sundae + Mr. Goessl play a variety of venues with a wonderful mix of tunes ranging from 1930-1960. From small wedding ceremonies to opera houses, this duo has done it all! With so much experience (over 200 shows!) and their very own pro sound system (thanks QES and Mackie!) it's no wonder they are in such high demand around the PNW.

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, April 15, 2016

Nolatet ft. Mike Dillon, Johnny Vidacovich, James Singleton and Brian Haas

8:00pm

Tickets $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

When music is truly happening, it is the boss. When music is kinetic and meaningful, it has it's own agenda. When music is meant to be played, the music itself will find a way. This is how the Nolatet came into being; the music demanded it. These four men have been in each other's lives, either in close proximity or as distant heroes for many years. Johnny Vidacovich (drums) and James Singleton (upright bass) have been New Orleans' best rhythm section since 1977. Mike Dillon (vibes and percussion) and Brian Haas (piano) have been sharing co-bills and sitting in with each other's bands on the same touring circuit for over 20 years. They span four decades in age—Vidacovich is in his 70s, Singleton in his 60s, Dillon in his 50s and Haas in his 40s. All four musicians are fiercely independent iconoclasts and bandleaders who compose, play and navigate their musical lives in their own unique way.

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, April 16, 2016

Ray Skjelberd's Yeti Chasers

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Ray Skjelbred was a protégé of the great Earl "Fatha" Hines. His "Yeti Chasers" play music in the style of the swinging Chicago & New Orleans bands of the 1920's and 30's. "He plays so good it scares me." - Jess Stacy

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.

F2D (CANCELLED)

9:00pm | 8:00pm Doors

Tonights performance has been cancelled, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Meadowdale HS Jazz Bands

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Steven Lugerner's JACKNIFE ft. Larry Willis

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

For the last year and a half, San Francisco Bay Area woodwind expert Steven Lugerner has been digging into the music of jazz legend Jackie McLean with Jacknife, Lugerner's hard-hitting West Coast post-bop quintet. The group has completed work on an album, The Music of Jackie McLean, slated for release on April 22 by Primary Records, and will be touring the West Coast next month with special guest Larry Willis, the virtuoso pianist and former McLean sideman. Exploring tunes from McLean's seminal early- and mid-1960s Blue Note albums Jacknife, It's Time, Let Freedom Ring, and New Soil, the new album brings together a formidable cast of rising talent, including trumpeter JJ Kirkpatrick, bassist Garret Lang and drummer Michael Mitchell, all of whom will be on the April 17th performance.

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, April 18, 2016

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

7:30pm: solosduostriosquartets ft. special guest Taylor Ho Bynum
8:30pm: The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

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".

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.
www.WayneHorvitz.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.

The Salute Sessions (Salute to The Duke/Strayhorn)

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 and Billy Strayhorn. 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, April 19, 2016

Gerrit Vyn: The Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening To Birds

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Seward Park Audubon Center presents Gerrit Vyn. Gerrit Vyn's remarkable photographs of birds, both familiar and exotic, bring the exhilaration of migratory Whooping Cranes, the fragility of the endangered Spoon-Billed Sandpiper, and the wide-eyed beauty of Great Horned Owls alive on the page. From enjoying Black-capped Chickadees or Yellow Warblers in a backyard birdbath to spotting a Pileated Woodpecker in the woods to admiring the powerful soar of a Gyrfalcon, the appeal of watching and listening to birds leads us into a greater understanding of their environment and of ours. Gerrit's presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. He will also sign books available for purchase at the event.

No cover

Hunter Gather/ Tristan Gianola Trio

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Hunter Gather: Jazz-rock-ambient-americana, a new project led by Levi Gillis.

Tristan Gianola Trio: Ft. Tristan Gianola (geetar), Nick Lonien (bass) and Adam Kozie (drums). Performing original instrumental shredding guitar music (including a bunch of Bushcraft tunes)! Synth wizard Jake Sele will join for some of the set for a series of brand new compositions titled "Power Ballads N' Beer", a world premiere of rampant 80's-inspired psychedelic noodling.

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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge) | Doors at 9:00pm

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Jimmy James - guitar
David McGraw - 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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

West Seattle High School Jazz Band

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Jazz Night School

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Jazz Night School uplifts lives by providing an exceptional, supportive environment where people of all ages and abilities come together to learn, perform, and enjoy jazz. Jazz has the power to humanize and connect people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. We envision a vibrant jazz community that fosters artistic development and creative empowerment.

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

The Royal We

10:00pm (Lounge)

Wayne Horvitz meets 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.
With special guests Levi Gillis and Ivan Arteaga. Perfect for late nights in the lounge at the Royal Room

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 21, 2016

T. Nile/ The Winterlings

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

T. Nile
Quite a ways from her early days in a Galiano Island cabin on the wild coast of British Columbia, Canada, T. Nile has blurred musical boundaries, fusing the traditionally conflicting styles of Electro-pop and folk-roots. “Working with both acoustic and electronic instruments gives me a sense of unlimited musical possibility” she says, comparing the capabilities to a field of wildflowers versus a vase of flowers. On her new release Tingle & Spark, it’s a sentiment you’ll hear come alive in vibrant, twirling chords throughout the album.

T. Nile has toured North America and Europe, won awards, including “Best New/Emerging Artist” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, played major festivals, released two albums, two EPs and in 2016 she will spend a good part of the year on the road in Europe, the USA and Canada.

The Winterlings
When indie folk duo, The Winterlings, arrived in Washington State five years ago, they were welcomed by a pack of wild coyotes. “They were outside our motorhome window, howling like cats trapped in a trash can,” Wolff says. “It was delightful.”

Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Amanda Birdsall and Wolff Bowden had toured their first album, The Animal Groom, from Miami to NYC to Seattle. Called an “undeniable gem” by No Depression, the album hit #6 on the Roots Music Report Folk Chart. Partners in life as well as music, The Winterlings parked their RV in the shadows of the Olympic Mountains, where they planned on letting their roots run deep into moss and glacial silt.

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, April 22, 2016

Kiki Valera y Los Guajibaros

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Kiki Valera y Los Guajibaros is a Cuban Sextet with their traditional roots tracing all the way back to Santiago de Cuba. Los Guajibaros Feature on Cuatro Kiki Valera: After 20 years of directing La Familia Valera Miranda, one of Santiago de Cuba’s most beloved son septetos, international recording artist Kiki Valera joins forces with a new line up of accomplished musicians. One of Cuba’s most creative and talented cuatristas, Kiki now turns his attention to a new Seattle-based ensemble made up of:

Puerto Rican vocalist & percussionist Alex Rivera. Raised in the heart of the Salsa Revolution in New York City, Alex has performed with a slew of salsa orchestras & has 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.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Camille Bloom Pre-CD Release Concert

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door/ $10 students with ID
Tickets available here

Gibson endorsed International Act, Camille Bloom has played the most premier venues in 9 different countries including Canada, The U.S., Germany, The Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland and Iceland. Combining percussive guitar and a voice that can ‘purr and wail’, Camille has shared the stage with artists Smashmouth, Metric, Chris Isaak, Shawn Mullins, The Weepies, and many more. Music Connection Magazine distinguished Camille in the Top 100 Independent artists of 2012 – and her latest album made the Top 10 Indie Releases by the Los Angeles Examiner. In the last 9 years, Camille has completed over 30 national / international tours and has been added to over 250 major and college radio stations throughout the U.S. and Western Europe: She also charted on the European FAR (Freeform American Roots) Charts in 2009 with other music greats Bob Dylan & Iron & Wine. In addition to touring full time, Camille takes time out of her schedule to direct a Rock n Roll camp for kids in Seattle. Known for her incredibly dynamic voice and vivid songwriting, Camille continues to wow audiences with her high energy and intensely personal show.

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.

Cordaviva

10:00pm | Doors at 9:30pm

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.

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 24, 2016

Garfield Jazz Jam

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Garfield High School students and alumni come together for a jazz jam open to the public.

PRYO (Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra)

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Bring Your Prince Vinyl

8:30pm (Lounge)

We at the Royal Room are not only shocked by the news of Princes’ passing, but also moved and even surprised by how broad its affect has been on people from all walks of life-and musical inclinations. Rock musicians, avant grade composers, jazz players, songwriters: everyone seems to have found meaning in the life and work of this totally original artist.

We are not inclined to jump on the the “tribute” bandwagon. That being said we have been getting a lot of requests from folks in Columbia City, and throughout Seattle, to do something in his honor.

This Sunday, at 8.30pm, we will have a “Bring Your Prince Vinyl” event at the Royal Room. We have a good turntable already at the bar, and if we run out of vinyl we have plenty of other ways to play Prince’s music (CD's, Ipods, etc). A chance for folks in the neighborhood to get together to listen, and celebrate, one of the great iconoclasts of the 20th and 21st century.

If anyone has 12” or 7” vinyl please bring it with you.

Free, all ages till 10:00pm

Monday, April 25, 2016

Slide Rule, Richie Nelson, Freman and Shelby Easley

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Join us for a mellow night of four singer song-writers and the debut of Codyak Dunham’s project Slide Rule (formerly of Moose Portrait). The night will feature the rare solo appearance of Richie Nelson of the Seattle R&B group Richie Dagger’s Crime as well as the charming melodic folk of Freman and Shelby Easley.

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 (Salute to The Duke/Strayhorn)

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 and Billy Strayhorn. 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, April 26, 2016

Karma Juju/ Asplin's Firehouse/ Alex Oliverio Quartet

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm



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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge) | Doors at 9:00pm

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Jimmy James - guitar
David McGraw - 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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Seward Park Audubon Center: Lynda Mapes - Elwha: A River Reborn

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Seward Park Audubon Center presents Lynda Mapes. Lynda Mapes, author and environment reporter for the Seattle Times has explored and reported on Elwha River dam removal, the Elwha ecosystem, its industrialization, and now its renewal. Lynda will share her first hand experiences reporting on the Elwha and show splendid photography of the river before and after dam removal by Seattle Times staff photographer Steve Ringman. She will also read from her book, Elwha a River Reborn published by the Mountaineers Books. Lynda's presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. She'll also sign books available for purchase at the event. This is part of Seward Park Audubon Center's Urban Naturalist Series connecting authors, artists and naturalists with the southeast Seattle community.

No cover.

The Royal We

9:00pm (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

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 28, 2016

South Seattle Emerald 2nd Year Anniversary Party

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

The Board of Directors of the nonprofit South Seattle Emerald (www.southseattleemerald.com) is proud to announce that this community-based publication has been disseminating diverse perspectives from South Seattle for a whole two years! We invite you to join us in relishing this milestone at our Anniversary Celebration at 7:00 pm on April 28.

Come enjoy music and dancing at our two year birthday!

Free

Friday, April 29, 2016

En Canto Album Release Show

8:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

En Canto, Seattle’s only Brazilian forró band, will be back at The Royal Room for a national release of their first full-length album called Solto por Jeri. We want you to come party with us and help us celebrate this new milestone!

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.
En Canto's Website

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

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Willie Nelson Birthday Celebration

Two Shows
All Ages: 7:30pm - 9:00pm | 6:30pm Doors
21+ 10:00pm - 11:30pm | 9:30pm Doors

A Celebration of Willie Nelson

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets for All Ages Early Show.
Tickets for 21+ Late Show.

Many of Seattle's finest will be paying tribute to Willie Nelson on his 83rd birthday. This all-star cast led by Michael Stegner will put their spin on many of the Willie classics that made him the living legend that he is today.
Featuring Michael Stegner, Abbey Blackwell, Dan Tyack, Andy Sells, Anna Freedman and Katie Jacobson

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
We are only accepting reservations for the 7:30pm early show.

The Royal Room is open seven nights a week at 5:00pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.