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June 1

duende libre/Sam Boshnack Quintet Double CD Release
June 2

Seaprog Festival 2017
June 3

Anthony Lee Phillips "Between Doubles" Album Release w/ The Landmarks

ex Licks // Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers // Carrie Akre
June 4

Dawn Clement/Cynthia Hughen Student Recital
June 5

The Sunshine Ensemble + Alex Oliverio Quartet
June 6

Alberta // Vicious Petals // Young-Chhaylee
June 7

Jazz Night School
June 8

Jazz Night School
June 9

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

Jazz Night School
June 10

Liberty High School Jazz Band

Juke // Being John McLaughlin // X-Ray // Band of Certainty
June 11

"Songs of the West” with The 32nd Street Singers and special guest Steve Freeborn

Beatwalk
June 12

Goss Productions Music School
June 13

Wagon Wheels // Cruller Kids // Mrs. Phelps
June 14

FATHER DAUGHTER #15
June 15

The Westerlies
June 16

Samba Festival: Bloco Pacifico - Festa do Sol
June 17

Samba Festival: Bloco Pacifico - Festa do Sol
June 18

Jane Addams Middle School Band

CORAL CREEK featuring Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon & Derek Trucks Band)
June 19

CANCELLED – Earshot Jazz Presents: BassDrumBone – Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway & Ray Anderson
June 20

Seattle Piano Players

Earshot Jazz Presents: BassDrumBone – Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway & Ray Anderson
June 21

Origami Ghosts // Smashie Smashie // The Ram Rams
June 22

LaVon Hardison Quartet
June 23

When Miles Met Monteverdi: 17th Century Jazz

Arête Quartet
June 24

Soul Suite ft. L. Young & Band + Mr. Nyice Guy (TWO SHOWS)
June 25

Beaconettes Wig Out!

Visual Musician & Friends | Feat. Josh Rawlings Trio
June 26

Becca Stevens
June 27

Earshot Jazz Presents: Sylvie Courvoisier Trio with Kenny Wollesen & Drew Gress
June 28

Future Fridays // Freeway Park // Difficult Children
June 29

Latino Theatre Projects Fundraiser with Alma y Azucar
June 30

Joe Casalini, acoustic bass and Michael Biller, guitar: An evening of jazz duets

"Sweet Dreams": A decadent cabaret/burlesque show inspired by the music of the 80's

Thursday, June 1, 2017

duende libre/Sam Boshnack Quintet Double CD Release

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $7 adv/$10 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

duende libre is an inspired new power trio featuring longtime collaborators Alex Chadsey (piano/keyboards/compositions), Farko Dosumov (electric bass) and Jeff “Bongo” Busch (drums & percussion). duende libre utilizes the American jazz tradition as a point of departure for daring explorations of rhythm & influences from the Americas, Europe and Africa yielding catchy melodies, lush harmonies, and wholehearted groove.

Bursting onto the Seattle scene in February 2016, duende libre has quickly earned a reputation for being innovative, uplifting and accessible to a wide-range of listeners. The Midwest Record had this to say about their self-titled debut album: "A tasty little treat that does the job it set out to do, entertain in a big way, and succeeds mightily. Nice solid stuff that works throughout.” duende libre celebrates the release of their new album on June 1st with the Sam Boshnack Quintet.
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Composer/trumpeter Samantha Boshnack's primary small ensemble as a leader, the Sam Boshnack Quintet, thrashes and bounds through tightly-woven twists, tunnels and cliffs with the deftness and precision of a chamber ensemble and the weight of a rock band. Boshnack synthesizes a dazzling array of musical influences in her sophisticated yet fun, highly original compositions—from intricate chamber writing to lush jazz panoramas and funky brass band-inspired grooves. Tonight they celebrate the release of their second album - “Nellie Bly Project” on Artists Recording Collective. Written about the 19th century daredevil feminist and journalist, the music moves between the narrative and abstract, creating an imaginative world that channels Bly’s groundbreaking spirit.

The band features some of Seattle’s most accomplished improvisers and has been hailed as "delightful, surprising....explorative and intriguing… phenomenally innovative musicians with a unique signature sound that owes as much to their, on the spot, ingenuity as to Boshnack’s original writing” (All About Jazz). The Sam Boshnack Quintet is: Samantha Boshnack (trumpets, voice & compositions), Beth Fleenor (clarinets & voice), Alex Chadsey (piano, keyboards & voice), Isaac Castillo (bass) and Max Wood (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. 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, June 2, 2017

Seaprog Festival 2017

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Moon Letters: After cracking the lunar syntax, these faithful brethren harnessed a superfluity of hot licks, haunting melodies, and hypnotic rhythms. Upon cohering, they produced a concept album to be presented at length in 2017. Lyrically and emotionally, this first song cycle is offered to be taken at face value or to be held up, before moonlight, to reveal the naked truths within. Good students of hermeneutics might just find eudaemonia within these cryptic minstrelizations. Those with deep knowledge of all things Crimson, Yes, and (early) Genesis, might just find a hook or two to hang their hats on.
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Pinto Wagonfire is a newer Seattle band with its individual roots spanning over three decades of writing and performance. Joseph, Dave, and Tom last performed together in the mid-90's band Chalkline Dogs. With the recent addition of drummer Will Bagby (from So-Cal jazz-rock group Rullian, among others) the spark for making music together was reignited. Purely an instrumental outfit at this time, their brand of Progressive hard rock is riff centric, and slightly cosmic, foraging the spirit of their past collectives with new, energetic creativity, and a collective love of Progressive music.
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OMNI
After many permutations of the lineup over the years, OMNI has recently reconvened in its most focused and modern interpretation of the band: a trio. With wide ranging instrumentation that includes Warr guitar, percussion, and analog synths as well as the standard guitar, bass, and drums, the band creates a lot of sound with just three humans. A love of music from influences such as King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, and Brian Eno all the way to Boards of Canada, Killing Joke, Faith No More, and Death Grips/Hella inform the sound. The goal has always been to bring in visceral emotion in balance with competence of musicianship.
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Paraesthesia has been together as a project entity since 2007, when the foursome of Robert Svilpa, Paul Harrington, John Hernandez and Mark Parris began writing and rehearsing new material with the intention of recording a full band CD. Through the next two and a half years, both the band and the music morphed and changed into what eventually came out as the album "a fine line between..." in July of 2009. With various life events taking precedence for each of the remaining members, the band went on hiatus with the album sitting and waiting for a pass at a full mix/master and formal release - which happened in January of 2016. Since then, the band has been starting to play the material live and settling into today's configuration with Rob, Paul and John being joined by Marc Miller - bassist extraordinare.
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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.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Anthony Lee Phillips "Between Doubles" Album Release w/ The Landmarks

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

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

It's finally time for my album release concert! I'd love it if you bought your tickets in advance.

About the bands....

ANTHONY LEE PHILLIPS is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from the Pacific Northwest. His new record Between Doubles paints a double portrait of his 7 years in Seattle, falling out of love with one person and into love with another. Featuring 13 compositions from his 350+ songbook, the album focuses on harmonic texture and lyrical images in a chamber-indie-rock genre.
His band is:
Jack Brady on percussion;
Andrew Forbes on trumpet;
Ted Lim on fretless bass.

Three singles from the new album are available here

The Landmarks
Formed in Detroit, Michigan this indie-rock trio is made up of Laja Olaiya (singer), Jack Uppling (guitarist) & EJ Roach (keys.) Unique in their composition style, the band scores all music as classical composer would an orchestral work and ads lyrics last, sometimes months after a song has been introduced into their daily practice. Relocating to Seattle, Washington in late 2016, the group has been working on new material and can be found playing around the Pacific Northwest area, often accompanied by guest bassists & drummers.
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The Strokes, Talking Heads, Everything Everything, Vampire Weekend
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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.

ex Licks // Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers // Carrie Akre

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

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

Danny Newcomb, a veteran of local bands Goodness, The Rockfords, and Shadow, now builds catchy indie rock with a folksy bent with his current band the Sugarmakers. With a new CD soon to be released on HockeyTalkter Records, the band will bring us some new songs, along with tunes from their first release. Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers feature:
Danny Newcomb - lead vocals and guitar
Ryan Burns - keys
Justin Davis - guitar
Eric Eagle - drums
Rick Friel - bass
Faith Stankevich - back up vocals

Hailing from the Tri-Cities, Carrie Akre has been in beloved NW bands Hammerbox, Goodness & The Rockfords. She has also released three acclaimed solo albums.

Playing out for a year now, ex licks makes a rock that straddles the broad zone between noise and pop. Comprised of Shawn Kock (Absolute Monarchs, git/vox), Alex Noble (bass/vox) and Dan Paulus (Broomsticks, drums/vox) ex Licks is the power trio today's world deserves.

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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.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Dawn Clement/Cynthia Hughen Student Recital

5:00pm



Free and open to the public

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Sunshine Ensemble + Alex Oliverio Quartet

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

The Sunshine Ensemble - Will be presenting pieces from Alex Oliverio's "Apartment Suite", a series of compositions inspired by the apartment complexes his grandparents owned in Phoenix, AZ.

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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, June 6, 2017

Alberta // Vicious Petals // Young-Chhaylee

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Alberta: inhabits the burred, darkly beautiful fields of Americana, the vocals and electric guitars are equally gristly at times. Alberta's anti-folk style blends in a bit of gothic blues; some darker, meditative dirges are warmed by hearty vocals, humming organs and yowling lap steel; minimal at some points, epic at others.
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Vicious Petals is the songwriting collaboration of Cooper Smith and Ayako Okano, combining their varied musical backgrounds to create powerful songs full of grit and polish. Okano, drawing on her classical roots, brings her dramatic piano as an anchoring force for Smith's powerful, earnest voice and equally dynamic guitar-playing. Hailing from slightly different corners of the world, they mainly make their music in rainy/sunny/beautiful Seattle, WA with a full rock band and horn section. Their first full-length album, Main Street Lights, recorded at Bear Creek Studio with producer Ryan Hadlock and engineer Jerry Streeter, was released in August 2016.
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Young-Chhaylee is a Seattle native who has built his local following around authentic connection both as a musician and person. With soulful melodies and catchy hooks, Chhaylee captivates audiences with Pop Soul stylings and powerful vocals. Likened to Otis Redding and D'Angelo, his unforgettable voice is supported by a talented veteran band that promises consistent musicianship with vibe-fueled performances that are a new experience every show. Young-Chhaylee: Pop Rock R&B Soul.

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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 Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Jazz Night School

6:00pm

Featuring the Big Band Blue

Jazz Night School is Seattle's largest all-ages jazz education organization. Based in South Seattle, Jazz Night School provides high-quality individual and group jazz instruction in a supportive environment for aspiring musicians of all ages and abilities. Jazz Night School is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes jazz as a living, cultural American art form.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

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, June 8, 2017

Jazz Night School

5:30pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Featuring the Jazz Trio Vocalists, Big Band Express, and Performance Big Band

Jazz Night School is Seattle's largest all-ages jazz education organization. Based in South Seattle, Jazz Night School provides high-quality individual and group jazz instruction in a supportive environment for aspiring musicians of all ages and abilities. Jazz Night School is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes jazz as a living, cultural American art form.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Ray Skjelbred'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.

Jazz Night School

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Featuring the Jazz Night School Small Ensembles

Jazz Night School is Seattle's largest all-ages jazz education organization. Based in South Seattle, Jazz Night School provides high-quality individual and group jazz instruction in a supportive environment for aspiring musicians of all ages and abilities. Jazz Night School is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes jazz as a living, cultural American art form.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Liberty High School Jazz Band

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Hailing from the Renton Highlands, the Liberty High School Jazz Band and student combos will perform the music of Duke Ellington, Fela Kuti, Chick Corea, Billy Taylor, Wayne Horvitz, and others.

Free and open to the public

Juke // Being John McLaughlin // X-Ray // Band of Certainty

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Being John Mclaughlin: Six Seattle mavericks brilliantly reprise the timeless music of Mahavishnu Orchestra, the astounding 1970s project of the legendary English guitarist/composer. Guitarist Tristan Gianola stokes the inner mounting flame with Jake Sele (keys), Alicia DeJoie (violin), Geoff Harper (bass), and John Bishop (drums).

X-RAY was first started in 1996 with the very talented musicians Sean Divine, Darrren Loucas, John and Jim Steffen. First described as Junkyard Jazz, They played anywhere they could and got REALLY GOOD. They recorded two very excellent C.D.s, X-RAY (1998) and THE HEELS OF SPRING (2001). Shortly thereafter, Jim And Sean again put on their sophisticated other-worldly armor and formed the 2nd version of X-RAY, with new members Trevor McKorkindale, Bill Malloy, and Dan Weber on drums.

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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.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

"Songs of the West” with The 32nd Street Singers and special guest Steve Freeborn

3:00pm | Doors at 2:30pm

The 32nd Street Singers are back at the Royal Room with a Western theme. They will perform your favorites in 8-part harmony: Buffalo Gals, Don’t Fence Me In, Colorado Trail, Streets of Laredo, They Call the Wind Mariah and many more. The fabulous Nelda Swiggett is featured on piano, Sue Anderson on Accordion and Jeff Snow on Guitar and Harmonica.

The Royal Room will be jumpin’ during the Sing-along portion…”Roll ‘em, Roll ‘em, Roll ‘em”…you guessed it “Rawhide”, plus Davey, Davey Crockett, Red River Valley, Happy Trails, and Vayo Con Dias

Co-owner of the Royal Room and fabulous baritone, Steve Freeborn, will perform Back in the Saddle Again and lead the house in Home, Home on the Range.

Kids welcome!

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.

Beatwalk

5:00pm

Featuring Danny Barnes (Banjo/Guitar) with special guests Robin Holcomb (Vocals) and Jacob Navarro (Guitar)

The Totem Star Youth Stage performance kicks off the evening's music at 6:00pm.

8:00pm: Danny Barnes + Friends:

"Danny Barnes' “Pizza Box” is my favorite new music, my favorite rock record, and my favorite country record..It is Heaven and Earth”.
- Dave Matthews

"Danny Barnes is the great American un-sung hero”
- Sam Bush

“Danny Barnes is an inspiration to me.”
- Bill Frisell

Danny Barnes' "Overdue"
Danny Barnes interview

Robin Holcomb:

"Achingly painful and suddenly tender, Robin Holcomb’s songs mirror a beguiling, bewildering world.”
- Rolling Stone

“Satie goes to Appalachia, Morricone goes to the Knitting factory, and you, dear art-folk fan, die and go to heaven.”
- Village Voice

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Goss Productions Music School

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Goss Productions music school is very happy to present its Summer show at the Royal room.

Come see the cast taught by musician, arranger and teacher Cyrille Gosselin. Cyrille has been playing guitar for more than 30 years and owns his Goss Productions music studio in Kirkland which is fully equipped with mics, pianos, saxophone, clarinet, guitars, bass, banjo, etc. This is where he records, composes as well as teaches 32 students. They rehearsed 15 songs with 15 different combos ranging from Passengers Let her go, Pink Floyd on the Turning Away, piano concerto written from serie Walking dead, to Elton John’s I’m still standing or country ballad Love on the brain by Rihanna. It is quite an eclectic repertoire and we are looking forward to share it all with you.

This year, Cyrille also created the U’up project with 4 of his students that he made come to his house every Sunday since January to rehearse. They just played to an almost full house at the Columbia City Theater on May 12th.
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Born and raised in France, Cyrille Gosselin discovered his grandfather’s guitar 30 years ago and hasn’t stopped playing since. He studied guitar at Jazz à Tours for 7 years where he learned harmony and different guitar styles (fingerpicking, jazz, progressive rock, blues, bossa…). Cyrille has a bachelor degree in Musicology.

In France, he played gypsy jazz on the streets, in wines bars and inside castles all around the Loire valley – “the best training there is as far as being a performer because we were playing just as a guitar violin duet, with no amplification, keeping fast tempos, all for the love of music and the crowd’s attention.” In those years, he was also part of a progressive rock band called the Lubeck Heads (latest album You or Another You, mixed by Jon Goff in Seattle @ Self-adhesive records).

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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, June 13, 2017

Wagon Wheels // Cruller Kids // Mrs. Phelps

7:00pm-9:30pm | 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.

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

FATHER DAUGHTER #15

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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". World pop music—a combination forró, samba, and choro-inspired originals and reimagined covers of Japanese koto melodies with western rhythm and jazz. Childhood friends and sometime musical rivals in their hometown of Seattle – they regularly competed against each other in regional competitions.

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Mack
Lowell
Hank
El Voto
Quay
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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.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Westerlies

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Ticket: $15 adv & dos / $5 (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Westerlies are a New York based brass quartet comprised of four childhood friends from Seattle, Washington: Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone.

Formed in 2011, the self-described “accidental brass quartet” take their name from the prevailing winds from the West to the East. “Skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers” (NPR’s Fresh Air), The Westerlies explore jazz, roots, and chamber music influences to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both "folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music). Equally at home in concert halls and living rooms, The Westerlies navigate a wide array of venues with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along.

The Westerlies’ four members were childhood friends and sometime musical rivals in their hometown of Seattle – they regularly competed against each other in regional competitions. Each member independently moved to New York City, which led to the old friends reconnecting and performing together. Since their inception, The Westerlies have shared the stage with such diverse acts as Radiolab, Bill Frisell, Vieux Farka Toure, and Juilliard Dance.

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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.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Samba Festival: Bloco Pacifico - Festa do Sol

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

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

Tonight Features:
Bloco Pacifico
Capoeira Angola Mestre Silvinho
Samba da Alegria
VamoLa
Bahia-in-Motion
DJ Christina Ortiz

Festa do Sol features two full evenings of events with Bloco Pacifico - a Brazilian music and dance collective representing the Western United States and Canada. Bloco Pacifico have gathered to lead or close the Fremont Solstice Parade since 2012. Brazilian music and dance will be featured both nights of the festival. The great success of this annual gathering has helped Bloco Pacifico grow into one of the largest gatherings of community musicians and dancers playing on the West Coast.

The festival is sponsored by Seattle's VamoLa', a 501(c)3 an educational, non-profit music and dance ensemble whose mission is to advance the understanding of Brazilian music and culture in the United States. The main purpose of Festa del Sol is to raise funds to pay travel expenses for bands who participate in Bloco Pacifico. All donations are tax-deductible.

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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.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Samba Festival: Bloco Pacifico - Festa do Sol

6:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

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

Tonight features:
Choroloco
VamoLá
Dora Oliveira & Dance Brazil
Eduardo Mendonça
Samba da Alegria
Norma Henry - Pagode
DJ Christina Ortiz

Festa do Sol features two full evenings of events with Bloco Pacifico - a Brazilian music and dance collective representing the Western United States and Canada. Bloco Pacifico have gathered to lead or close the Fremont Solstice Parade since 2012. Brazilian music and dance will be featured both nights of the festival. The great success of this annual gathering has helped Bloco Pacifico grow into one of the largest gatherings of community musicians and dancers playing on the West Coast.

The festival is sponsored by Seattle's VamoLa', a 501(c)3 an educational, non-profit music and dance ensemble whose mission is to advance the understanding of Brazilian music and culture in the United States. The main purpose of Festa del Sol is to raise funds to pay travel expenses for bands who participate in Bloco Pacifico. All donations are tax-deductible.

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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.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Jane Addams Middle School Band

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Free and open to the public

CORAL CREEK featuring Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon & Derek Trucks Band)

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

The evening features an Original Set and a Grateful Dead Set

Tickets: $7 adv/$10 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

CORAL CREEK is a Colorado band on the rise, featuring a diverse catalog of original music spanning the genres of rock, country/bluegrass, cajun, folk and island music. While the new self-titled album sits squarely in the Americana category, CORAL CREEK live performances transport audiences from the beaches of the Caribbean, down to the bayou and back up high into the Colorado Rockies – with instrumentation ranging from mandolin and fiddle to congas and steel pan.
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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, June 19, 2017

CANCELLED – Earshot Jazz Presents: BassDrumBone – Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway & Ray Anderson

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

This show has been cancelled and rescheduled for tomorrow, 6-20-17, at 9:45pm for $10 at the door. Cash only.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Seattle Piano Players

6:30pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Seattle Piano Players is a meet-up group sponsored by Classic Pianos in Bellevue. Established in 2012, we meet monthly at a member's home and perform piano pieces that we've been working on. Since 2014, our core group of approximately 16 accomplished pianists has performed publicly at the Royal Room and Soma Towers in Bellevue. We perform a variety of different types of music including classical pieces, popular tunes and ragtime. Our members enjoy putting on a good show with music for all tastes.

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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.

Earshot Jazz Presents: BassDrumBone – Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway & Ray Anderson

9:45pm | Doors at 9:15pm

Tickets: $10 at the door. Cash only.

Due to the cancellation of yesterday's show, BassDrumBone will be performing an evening set tonight at 9:45pm.

A trio with a career spanning four decades of collaboration and exploration, BassDrumBone is celebrating that achievement with the release of their new double-album The Long Road. The group, consisting of Mark Helias on bass, Gerry Hemingway on drums, and Ray Anderson on trombone, will be touring the US, Canada, and Europe showcasing their latest work and providing audiences with a chance to see a group of musicians that have developed a definition of jazz that can only come from many seasons and many stories..

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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Origami Ghosts // Smashie Smashie // The Ram Rams

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

What is antifolk? Irreverent pop? Twee? Seattle's Origami Ghosts are amoebas of music: they are genre-bending. The tunes are soulful punk jams crafted by Seattle, WA’s own Jean Paul de Bellevue: an existential alt-folk-rock lad.

Origami Ghosts can be one -- JP Scesniak -- or many. The latter currently combines the songwriting of Scesniak with the sweet synth and flute playing of Cassandra Wulff, and the blazing cello and drum shreds of Jacob Leavitt and Ben Kendall respectively. Mind-bending hypno-folk it is.
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Smashie Smashie is from Seattle, wa. Eric Richards and Mike Mastin (the town pants) play psychedelic post-punk revival with an edge. Camp Smashie is excited to play in support of their upcoming LP "Dignity & Aplomb."
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The Ram Rams:
The Ram Rams are a female-fronted punk band from Seattle. They've been rocking dive bars around the greater Puget sound since 2010. Their throw back 1990s punk sound and girl power themes may remind you of the Donnas or Cub.
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Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

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, June 22, 2017

LaVon Hardison Quartet

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

LaVon Hardison sings jazz standards, originals, and her own eclectic and compelling arrangements of popular songs. Winner of the 2016 Seattle-Kobe Sister City Jazz Vocalist Competition, LaVon has brings a soulful storytelling to her performances, whether she's singing jazz, funk, soul, covers, or some blend of all four. She released her third solo CD, "Come Together," earlier this year. Playing with her are some of the Northwest's top musicians: David Deacon-Joyner on piano, Osama Affifi on bass, and Jeff Busch on drums.
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Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Friday, June 23, 2017

When Miles Met Monteverdi: 17th Century Jazz

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Join TEMPERAMENTAL (Linda Tsatsanis, vocals; Ingrid Matthews, violin; Tom Collier, vibes; Nathan Whittaker, cello; John Lenti, lute; Peter Maund, percussion) for a fusion journey into the world of 17th Century Jazz. Although over 400 years separate these two styles of music, they have more in common than you think and have a unique way of existing together. Hear Pachelbel like you’ve never heard him before, a tribute to Coltrane’s Greensleeves, a few jazz standards…and of course Miles and Monteverdi! Curious? Have a sample listen at: http://www.temperamental.org/

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

Arête Quartet

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm

Arête Quartet is a 4-piece groove-oriented acid jazz ensemble, borrowing from downtempo, straight ahead jazz, funk, Brazilian and other styles. Band members include some of the top instrumentalists on the West Coast, including Joe Doria (McTuff, Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder, Shuffleboil) and Dave Carter (Bill Frisell, Pearl Jam, Wayne Horvitz). Band influences include Amon Tobin, MMW, Thievery Corporation, Nicola Conte, Miles Davis, Les Hommes, et.al.
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Soul Suite ft. L. Young & Band + Mr. Nyice Guy (TWO SHOWS)

EARLY SHOW: 8:00pm | Doors at 7:45pm
LATE SHOW: 11:00pm | Doors at 10:45pm

Tickets: $20 adv/ $30 dos
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Soul Suite features R&B crooner L. Young from Los Angeles by way of Kentucky, with Mr. Nyice Guy on the 1's & 2's

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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.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Beaconettes Wig Out!

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Are you wigging out? You're in good company! Join Beacon Hill’s favorite beehived a capella group, the Beaconettes, for an afternoon of song, satire, and wiggy fun. With an abundance of irresistible, inspirational tweets raining down, the Beaconettes pull off their gold-lamé gloves, flash their lights, and flick on their left turn signals. Don’t miss “Boy from Mar-a-Lago” and “Impeachable You”. Or sing along with favorites, like “Geek to Geek” or “Geoduck”. Save your worry for another day and wig out with us!

Benefit performance! All donation proceeds to go to the hard-working, community-oriented Jazz Night School!
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Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Visual Musician & Friends | Feat. Josh Rawlings Trio

8:00pm | Doors at 7:45pm

Tickets: $15 - $30 sliding scale
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

An enthralling fusion of live music from the Josh Rawlings Trio and rhythm tap dance by Jessie Sawyers, aka Visual Musician. From Weezer to jazz standards and everything in between, the concert will feature improvised collaborations as well as choreography performed throughout the evening by Jessie's tap students. Special guests to be announced!

A Review from Josh Rawlings Trio's newest album, Swell:
"The star of the album is what the Josh Rawlings Trio does on a Jobim cover with tap dancer, second percussionist Sawyers. [...] He combines methods that are standard (Kessler on drums) and unconventional (Sawyers tap dancing) for a modern, crowd-pleasing effect. Together, the two create a ripping wave for the younger, restless listeners hooked on a beat. It’s one of the best Jobim covers anyone’s done in this century."
-Carol Banks Weber, AXS
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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, June 26, 2017

Becca Stevens

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $12 adv/$15 dos
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North Carolina bred, Brooklyn based singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens has already received copious praise from the likes of The New York Times, describing her as a best-kept secret and impressively absorbing. Drawing upon elements of pop, indie-rock, jazz, and traditional Appalachian folk, Stevens has been hailed for her unique ability to craft exquisite compositions both for her own band, and for artists who run the gamut of genre from the legendary David Crosby, to singer José James to classical pianist Timo Andres. Stevens has toured the world with her band and collaborated with the likes of: Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, Billy Childs, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jacob Collier, Vijay Iyer and many others. In April 2015, Perfect Animal, the highly anticipated follow up to Weightless (Sunnyside), produced by engineer Scott Solter was released on Universal Music Classics. Becca's music is featured on the latest Snarky Puppy Family Dinner Vol 2.
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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.

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, June 27, 2017

Earshot Jazz Presents: Sylvie Courvoisier Trio with Kenny Wollesen & Drew Gress

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $18 general / $16 Earshot members & seniors (60+) / $10 students & military/veterans
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Acclaimed pianist, composer, and improviser Sylvie Courvoisier leads trio with Drew Gress on bass and Kenny Wollesen on 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.

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Future Fridays // Freeway Park // Difficult Children

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Come! Celebrate the one week anniversary of Graham's birthday with music and revelry. Starts late enough you'll be out of work, ends early enough you can get to bed. Theatrical, big-feels powerpop, noisy spoken-word garage, and bracing post punk.
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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.

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, June 29, 2017

Latino Theatre Projects Fundraiser with Alma y Azucar

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Latino Theatre Projects celebrates six years of bringing rich Latino stories to the stage by sharing an Evening of Latin Rhythms at the Royal Room in Columbia City. For your pleasure, Alma y Azucar will be performing their irresistible music from Latin America and the Caribbean. Enjoy delicious food and drinks off the great menu of the Royal Room while trying to stay in your seat. Why try? Get on your feet and let the music carry you away! The evening will feature special guests, a raffle, salsa lessons, great company, and “una noche maravillosa”!

No cover charge, but donations to Latino Theatre Projects will be gratefully accepted. $25 suggested but you can give at whatever level works for you to support their next production in September, co-produced with Theatre Off Jackson. To make your donation early and let us know that you are coming, go here

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

Friday, June 30, 2017

Joe Casalini, acoustic bass and Michael Biller, guitar: An evening of jazz duets

6:30pm | Doors at 5:30pm



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.

"Sweet Dreams"
A decadent cabaret/burlesque show inspired by the music of the 80's

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets: $15 adv/ $18 dos
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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.

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