Closed for New Years
John Otten Quintet
The Royal Ramble
Sounds of Brazil with Eduardo Mendonça
Collective Music Ensemble
Chris McCarthy Trio Plays The Music of Ahmad Jamal
The Taylor-Clausen Quintet
Tiptons Sax Quartet
Storm All-Star Big Band
The Syrinx Effect
Fruit & Vegetable
The Songs from a Bookmark Project
New House Orchestra
Mythunderstandings (open rehearsal)
David Buhler CD Release Show
Django's Birthday Concert
Beck's Song Reader
$15 at the door
The Cornish Contemporary Big Band
Washington Composers Orchestra
The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
|January 23||January 24
Renegade String Band
The Jelly Rollers
Silent Film: "The Adventures of Prince Achmed"
Ask The Ages
|January 29||January 30
Piano Starts Here: The Music of Sun Ra
$10 at the door
The Expanded Correo Aereo
$15 General Admission/ $10 Students. Available now from Stranger Tickets.
The Westerlies are a New York based brass quartet comprised of four friends from Seattle, Washington. They stretch the limits of conventional chamber music by emphasizing original composition and improvisation, to create music that resides in the ever-narrowing gap between contemporary classical composition, jazz influenced improvisation, and North American folk music. In addition to their own performances, The Westerlies have collaborated on projects with vocalists, live electronic performers, and an assortment of other instrumentalists. By bringing these collaborations to non-traditional venues and audiences unfamiliar with experimental music, The Westerlies seek to present chamber music as an organic and dynamic means of artistic expression in the twenty-first century.
The Westerlies were formed in Fall 2011 and have performed at The Royal Room, The Local 269, The Sunday Dinner Movement, Juilliard School of Music, SoHiTek Gallery, The Piano Studio, and a smattering of DIY venues. They have appeared on stage with Alisha Roney, Jason Burger, Sam Yulsman, Wayne Horvitz, and Bill Frisell.
The Royal Ramble- Seattle's All-Star Hootenanny Hosted by The Jelly Rollers
This month featuring:
-The Paul Benoit Band
-Shannon Stephens & Her Fabulous Friends and other special guests!
Piano trio performs jazz standards and more.
Spicy Brazilian rhythms will reverberate in the Royal Room with this internationally acclaimed Brazilian artist. Show Brazil leader Eduardo Mendonça, vocalist, composer, percussionist, guitarist, and musical arranger, was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, and traces his lineage to a royal African family bearing the hereditary title of Mama-beka (“prophet of the royal court”). You can see Show Brazil's website here.
The Tallboys Country Band w/ special guests Orville Johnson & Mark Graham: Renowned oldtime stringband goes electric and is joined by Cahalen Morrison on drums as they play classic country music of the mid 20th century.
The show will begin with a set by special guests, and masters of resophonic slide guitar, harmonica and song, Orville Johnson and Mark Graham.
Featuring Beth Fleenor, Craig Flory, Geoff Harper, Kate Olson and more. Directed by Wayne Horvitz.
With Chris McCarthy (piano), D'Vonne Lewis (drums) and Nate Parker (bass)
The Taylor-Clausen Quintet presents a mixture of standards and originals. Featuring: Mark Taylor (alto saxophone), Andy Clausen (trombone), Gus Carns (piano), Mark Hunter (bass) and Evan Woodle (drums).
With Jessica Lurie, Beth Fleenor, Sam Boshnack, Andy Coe, Evan Flory-Barnes, and guests.
Seattle's own SuperSones play Cuban Son; the sublime acoustic dance music of the Cuban Countryside. Join us for the SuperSones' first time at the Royal Room for an evening of bolero-son, son-montuno, cha cha cha, guaracha all mixed with original compositions rooted in the Son tradition. See the SuperSones' website here.
Tim Kennedy plays a solo piano set.
Grounded in the Afro- Latino sounds of the Caribbean, Picoso’s 100% original music spans a dynamic spectrum from traditional Cuban son and cha cha to dubbed out cumbia and reggaeton, and of course their mainstay, salsa. With tight vocals, a slamming horn section and hard-hitting rhythms, Picoso is bound to draw audiences in like a warm hearth in winter.
Featuring Alfonso Gonzales, Lalo Bello, Samantha Boshnack, Arie Pytel, Ivan Galvez, Naomi Siegel and Keith Judelman.
Featuring: Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie, Sue Orfield, and Tina Richerson.
Tipton Sax Quartet website.
Storm All-Star Big Band
Featuring Rubin Hohlbien, Daniel Arthur, Kenzo Perron and many, many more.
The Storm Big Band is a small ensemble of 12 piece (including the rhythm section). Bringing out some of the old with the new this band is out to play music from all generations. From swing to avant garde, not only will the music move you but it will get you movin'. The listener will be delighted to hear old standards along with modern originals. This group will explore, recreate and invent new ways of understanding sound and the way it is performed.
Scrape is a string orchestra with harp that performs the original music of Eyvind Kang and Jim Knapp. The sixteen piece orchestra is made up of top professional players with a sense of adventure.
Watch the 2013 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert on the big screen, via live streaming video, with Earshot Jazz at the Royal Room, Monday, January 14, 4:30-6:30pm.
This year’s ceremony, streaming live from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, in New York City, honors 2013 NEA Jazz Masters Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Lorraine Gordon and Eddie Palmieri.
Performances by past honorees Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Paquito D’Rivera, Sheila Jordan, Dave Liebman and Randy Weston. Admission is free. More information at arts.gov/jazzmasterswebcast.
The Syrinx Effect is a duo project created by Naomi Siegel and Kate Olson that consists of trombone, soprano saxophone, and effects. Like our namesake, the “voice box” of birds, we create two separate resonations, high and low, and allow them to interact with our environment, which is both natural and man-made (hence the electronics). We connect to each other creatively because we want to make music that is authentic, expressive, and comes from the heart. We are interested in folk melodies that reach people in the audience on a visceral level, but also the full spectrum of sound, noise, and ambient atmospheres. We love to explore what we’re capable of sonically. We compose concurrently and weave aleatoric material into pre-determined musical pathways.
Fruit and Vegetable is a duo made up of keyboardist Tim Kennedy and drummer Claudio Rochat-Felix. Tim and Claudio met in NYC in 1997 and started playing together in a variety of musical formats including jazz, hip hop, pop, soul, and country. They use synthesizers, drums and percussion, samples, and everything else available to create spontaneous head nodding improvisations. Their long history as friends and colleagues, combined with personal talents and knowledge help to create the fantastic, mind reading, other-worldly duo.
An ensemble of emerging musical genius. Composed of individuals whose genius lie not only in their ability to express themselves in the genre in which they were trained,
but in their unique ability and willingness to create music that lies outside of "genre"
and inside the present moment, with a joyful and careful abandon.
Rochelle House, Evan Flory-Barnes, D'Vonne Lewis, Teo Shantz, Tim Kennedy. and special guests.
Open rehearsal for Mythunderstandings, an oral history driven multi-mesida performance featuring The Tiptons Sax Quartet and Drums (Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie, Sue Orfield, Tina Richardson, Greg Campbell).
With Paul 'Che Oke Ten' Wagner.
Celebrating the release of the David Buhler's inaugural CD "What You Dream".
David Buhler has been influenced through over 40 years of guitar playing by the classic sounds of American Folk/rock. Whether termed Alt/rock or Americana his sound is reminiscent of Ryan Adam's Whiskeytown and Jay Farrar's Son Volt. Recorded with the help of some of Seattle's top musicians Buhler's Day Off is both a nod to our musical past and a glimpse into the new world of American Folk/Rock.
David Buhler (Rhythm guitar and vocals), Joe Wilmhoff (Bass), Will Dowd (Drums), Scott Law (Guitar), Wayne Horvitz (Keys), Dale Williams (Banjo), Carla Torgerson (Backing vocals), Tekla Waterfield (Backing vocals), and Carolyn Wennblom (Backing vocals).
Gypsy jazz musicians from around Puget Sound will celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 103rd birthday with an evening of music on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Royal Room in Columbia City. Featuring Touché and Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’, and including several guest soloists.
Django, born in January, 1910, was an itinerant Gypsy who earned international acclaim in the 1930’s. Many of his compositions became jazz classics and he is considered one of the top guitar soloists of all time.
Like a freshly perked cup of coffee first thing in the morning, Queen's Brunch feels so good. Queen's Brunch has started up in the hamlet of Columbia City by the crazy mind of Sylvia O'Stayformore. Every third Saturday of the month, Sylvia brings some of her friends in for a perfect perk me up to your weekend schedule. Make sure to add this event to your monthly calendar.
Beck's album will be performed in its entirety twice in two seperate shows throughout the night, once at 7pm (all ages), and again at 9:30pm (21+).
Seattle based artists perform one song each from Beck's new sheet music only album “Song Reader”. Artists will be backed by an all-star Royal Room house band augmented by a variety of guest musicians. With many more to follow, confirmed performers include: Robb Benson (Dept of Energy, The Glass Notes), Julia Massey (Julia Massey & The 5 Finger Discount), Thousands, Skerik (The Dead Kenny G’s, Bandalabra), Maria Mannisto, Andy Coe, Carla Torgerson (The Walkabouts), Jared Cortese (The Jesus Rehab), Robin Holcomb, Luke Bergman, and Wayne Horvitz.
Tickets for the early (all ages) show can be purchased here.
Tickets for the late (21+) show can be purchased here.
Featuring Mark Taylor, Phil Sparks, Tom Varner, Stuart MacDonald and many, many more. WACO's Website.
Featuring Beth Fleenor, Craig Flory, Geoff Harper, Kate Olson and more. Directed by Wayne Horvitz.
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Renegade Stringband plays hard driving bluegrass on stages and in the streets. Their repertoire runs the gamut from original ballads to covers of songs by the Black Keys, Woody Guthrie, Tom Waits, and Ella Fitzgerald. From their base in Portland, Oregon, the band has been touring the west coast since 2010. In summer of 2012 they made their first pilgrimage to the birthplace of bluegrass, delighting audiences at the ROMP Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky.
The Seattle Observer has described how the band “trades instrumental solos like a jazz sextet.” They continue to enjoy and explore the ability of music to draw communities together, and express that which can only be reflected in song. Whether performing school concerts, on tall masted ships, or on your local street corner, Renegade Stringband delivers the same signature sound. Their reverence for tradition anchors their musical innovations, allowing them to join with audiences in a stomping and hollering celebration.
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 Jelly Rollers play a night of rockin' blues!
Seattle duo, Miles & Karina, performs a new, original score live to the oldest existing, full-length animated film, "The Adventures of Prince Achmed".
David Miles Keenan and Nova Karina Devonie, AKA "Miles and Karina" have been performing together since 1991. They use a variety of instruments between the two of them: accordion, guitar, viola, banjo, glockenspiel, percussion, slide whistle and other gadgets. For more information visit their website.
When THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED premiered in Germany on September 23, 1926 it was hailed as the first full-length animated film -- made by Lotte Reiniger using the silhouette technique she invented. Eighty-five years later, this enchanting film still stands as one of the great classics of animation -- beautiful, mesmerizing and utterly seductive. Taken from The Arabian Nights, the film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse and sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the magician's plan, and soars headlong into a series of wondrous adventures. Thrilling, sensuous and dazzling, Prince Achmed will enthrall children and film enthusiasts of all ages.
Skerik (sax) Dvonne Lewis (drums) Evan Flory-Barnes (bass) and Andy Coe (guitar).
Ask the Ages is a Seattle, Washington based avant-jazz band. Formed in 2010, the group includes: Greg Campbell (drums and percussion), Steven Bell (Vibraphone ), Brian Heaney (guitar), Kate Olson (sax/woodwinds) and John Seman (bass). Influences are Sonny Sharrock, Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders.
Featuring: Hans Teuber (horns, flutes, keyboards, piano), Skerik (horns), Steve Moore (trombone, keys) Geoff Harper (bass) and Jacques Willis (drums).
Pre-show converstion with Julian Priester, former member of Sun Ra's Arkestra. Hosted by Tim Kennedy and Wayne Horvitz.
Two sets: tickets, $8 advance/$10 at the door
Local pianists play the music of the eclectic and legendary Sun Ra.
The performers for Piano Starts Here: The Music of Sun Ra, include solo piano performances by Steve Moore, Michael Owcharuk, Sumi Tonooka and Robin Holcomb.
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.
Tickets now available from Stranger Tickets.
Joyfully poly-rhythmic, lush & haunting traditional & original Latin American music. Award winning duo Correo Aereo in a 5 piece super group ensemble, with Abel Rocha on guitar, latin harp, cuatro & voice, Amy Denio on clarinet, accordion & voice, Evan Flory Barnes on stand up bass, Lalo Bello on congas, cajon & percussion & Madeleine Sosin on violin, maracas, bombo, jarana & voice. www.CorreoAereo.com