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April 1

The Royal Ramble ft. The Jelly Rollers and Jess Reimer
April 2

Crack Sabbath
April 3

Paul Sawtelle and The Brotherhood of Soul Virtual Insanity CD Release

Comfort Food
April 4

Grace Love and The True Loves
April 5

Club Shostakovich XIII
April 6

First Monday Wine Tasting

Cornish Jazz Ensemble IV

Robin Holcomb and Peggy Lee Duo/ Honey Noble
April 7

Spontenous Rex/ SpiceRack
April 8

Laurence Juber
April 9

Anna Webber SIMPLE Trio with Matt Mitchell and John Hollenbeck
April 10

Mark Helias' Open Loose/ Neil Welch, D'Vonne Lewis and Evan Flory-Barnes Trio
April 11

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

Amy Denio/ Tetrabox
April 12

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti's SPRING FEVER Student Showcase/

AMA Trio
April 13

FATHER DAUGHTER PRESENTS: SALON NO. 2
April 14

Susan Regis Quintet: Jazz-Tango
April 15

Boss Guitar: Solo Electric Guitar

All Star Dub Session
April 16

Mark Lilly

Third Eye Blind: Third Eye Blind
April 17

Aryon Jones

Johnaye Kendrick Quartet/ Dawn Clement, Chris Symer, Bryon Vannoy and Guests
April 18

Nancy K Dillon/ Clay States

Tribute to The Who: Live at Leeds
April 19

JazzEd/Cornish Jazz Ensemble III/

Benefit Concert with Sheila Kay & Daughters
April 20

Humanities Washington's Think & Drink

Cornish Jazz Composers Ensemble
April 21

Soyaya
April 22

Jazz Night School All-Star Big Band
April 23

Reggie Garrett & Joanne Rand
April 24

Mojo Cannon
April 25

Tim Kennedy presents: Favorites from Reggaeband & Richie Aldente, Katrina Kope with Soul Kata and friends, and the Tai Shan Band

The Royal Room Presents: Columbia City PARTY NIGHT!
April 26

Eckaman & Super Mokako
April 27

Celestial Navigation/ Biddadat
April 28

Ancient Future
April 29

Alex Guy/ Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
April 30

Willie Nelson Birthday Celebration

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Royal Ramble ft. The Jelly Rollers and Jess Reimer

7:00pm

Modeled on the legendary Levon Helm's The Midnight Ramble, the Jelly Rollers present a monthly night of blues and more.

Jess Reimer's Website.

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

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Crack Sabbath

8:00pm

The evening celebrates Troy Swanson's birthday! Open to the public.

Skerik - sax
Ron Weinstein - organ
Keith Lowe - bass
Mike Stone - 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.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Paul Sawtelle and The Brotherhood of Soul Virtual Insanity CD Release

7:00pm

Veteran saxophone player, Paul Sawtelle, has been paying his dues as a musician for over 30 years and he’s enjoyed every minute of it. As a top-shelf arranger, big band leader, funk, rock and blues band sideman, in-demand session player and featured soloist on scores of studio projects and live shows, Paul’s driving passion and virtuosity has always been front and center.

Sawtelle explained he had a simple goal for what he wanted to achieve with his new CD, "Soul of Virtual Insanity". “I wanted to make timeless music with a contemporary sound using all real instruments.” He also wanted the sound rooted in the funk/rock/jazz roots he loves playing so much. Paul spent a full year working on song choices and picking world-class musicians to play with him. “I listened to hundreds of songs to get to the top 25 I was most passionate about and I went to see every band I could to find musicians I loved,” adding, “As critical as the song choices were, the groove was equally important. “

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.

Comfort Food

9:30pm

Celebrating the electric fusion movement that was sparked by Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, Comfort Food grooves down that musical path. Influences from electric Miles to Weather Report to Nigeria's Fela Kuti's driving afrobeat. Comfort Food is music for your soul.

"...electric Miles meets Fela Kuti..."

Bob Antolin: alto & soprano sax, flutes, guitar, wind synths
Jaiman Crunk: electric guitar, guitar synths
Yogi McCaw: synths
Lennox Holness: electric bass
Kofi Anang: djembe, percussion
Ahkeenu Musa: congas, percussion
Paul Huppler: drums

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

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Grace Love and The True Loves 45 Release Party

Two Shows in one night: 7:30pm (All Ages) & 10:00pm (21+)

Grace Love & The True Loves are proud to release the brand new 45rpm vinyl hit single "Fire". This soul smash is a dancefloor cut destined to be a classic. Come purchase this record and dance the night away at The Royal Room to the dynamite soul sounds of Grace Love.

Grace is Seattle's hardest working and brightest young powerhouse vocalist. Bringing deep, heartfelt resonance and perfect intonation to the microphone, she delivers performances strongly reminiscent of many of soul music's greatest masters - think Betty Wright and Mahalia Jackson. But, never an imitator, Grace possesses a completely captivating vocal experience that is all her own.

​ Grace's backing band, The True Loves, has a sound altogether unique to the Pacific Northwest, and rare in 2014. Keeping the early soul music art form alive, this band provides a kickin' back beat, smart horns, melodic, syncopated guitar and bass, and sweet Hammond B-3 color to back up Grace's lyrics. It's the hip swinging, booty shaking, heart freeing, soul healing sound you crave to hear live, but rarely do. Don't miss these guys.

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 5, 2015

Club Shostakovich XIII

7:30pm

Club Shostakovich returns with the spectacular soprano Jennifer Krikawa singing Russian A.R.T.* Songs at The Royal Room. Rounding out the Russian festivities are Prokofiev's bold Second String Quartet and Shostakovich's dark and brooding Thirteenth Quartet, dedicated to Dmitri's friend, the Beethoven Quartet violist Vadim Borisovsky. With violinists Blayne Barnes, Artur Girsky and Natasha Bazhanov, violists Heather Bentley and Julie Whitton, and cellist Rowena Hammill.

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 6, 2015

First Monday Wine Tasting

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Expand your knowledge and palette with Kate Bond (former Verve proprietess) at the First Monday Wine Tasting at the Royal Room! Featuring 6 great wines from Vinum, this month presenting French Wines. $15 per person, includes light appetizer.

Cornish Jazz Ensemble IV

6:30pm

Cornish College of the Arts presents Jazz Ensemble IV, directed by Chuck Deardorf.

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.

Robin Holcomb and Peggy Lee Duo/ Honey Noble

8:00pm

Robin Holcomb has created a new American regionalism, spun from many threads--country, rock, minimalism, Civil War songs, Baptist hymns, Appalachian folk tunes, even the polytonal music of Charles Ives. The music that results is as elegantly simple as a Shaker Quilt, and no less beautiful.” - The New York Times

Robin Holcomb’s perspective on her art has been forged by rich and varied musical experiences, from her development of an individual solo piano style to her work with chamber ensembles, Indonesian gamelans, improvising orchestras and musical theater. Having lived in the deep South, on the West Coast and in New York City, her surroundings have also played a key role in her musical development. Equally influenced by popular, folk, contemporary classical and avant-garde music, Holcomb is the rare artist who synthesizes all of these seemingly disparate elements into something truly her own.

Honey Noble, led by composer and vocalist Katie Jacobson features Luke Bergman, Evan Woodle, Anna Freedman, Inge Chiles and Ivan Arteaga. Quiet melodies and clear vocals accentuate the poetic quality of contemplative and honest lyrics - stories of memories we wish we had, dreams that haunt our waking lives, and a conflicted life that marries joy and pain almost indistinguishably.

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 7, 2015

Spontaneous Rex/ SpiceRack

7:00pm

In Spontaneous Rex, you’ll find an eclectic range of influences, including spontaneous composition, seventies fusion, electronic improvisation, prog rock, and contemporary jazz, all seamlessly melded together in a unique, mind-expanding, limit-pushing musical experience. And although drawing from these influences, Spontaneous Rex creates an original sound with their own compositions and unique arrangements, but all the while still putting on an energetic and lively show.
“If you dig the turbulence of Miles Davis’s Get Up with Itand Sonny Sharrock’s ’70s work and the elegant, complex melodies of Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, and Chick Corea’s solo LPs, you’ll want to investigate Spontaneous Rex.” – The Stranger
Spontaneous Rex's Website.

SpiceRack, the psychedelic funk quartet fronted by composer/guitarist Tristan Gianola, evokes the sounds of Scofield + Medeski Martin and Wood, The Meters, late 60’s psychedelia and much more spread over the course of his original compositions. Featuring Jake Sele (Hammond B3), Tristan Gianola (Guitar), Nick Lonien (Bass) and Joseph Eck (Drums).

As the South Seattle Emerald puts it, “…that homemade bands proliferate like memes on the internet is no surprise. That one could be so good that they conjure up thoughts of Parliament-Funkadelic, Zapp and the Ohio Players is”.
SpiceRack's Bandcamp


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 8, 2015

Laurence Juber

Stunning Entertainer / Lead Guitarist for Paul McCartney’s Wings / Fingerstyle Guitarist Of The Year / Two-time GRAMMY winner

7:30pm

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

Fusing folk, jazz and pop styles, two-time Grammy-winner Laurence Juber creates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one acoustic guitar. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's band Wings, Laurence Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer and arranger.
www.laurencejuber.com

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.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Anna Webber SIMPLE Trio with Matt Mitchell and John Hollenbeck

8:00pm

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

“SIMPLE” (Skirl) is her best work yet, recorded with two of the best musicians working in New York’s compositional, high-concept avant-garde — the pianist Matt Mitchell and the drummer John Hollenbeck. These pieces are bracing, argumentative and engineered to show the range of the group members: fulminous, intense collective improvisation; rapid, chromatic steeplechases; research into long tones and textures.
-Ben Ratliff, New York Times

annakristinwebber.com

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 10, 2015

Mark Helias' Open Loose/ Neil Welch, D'Vonne Lewis and Evan Flory-Barnes Trio

Part of The 2015 Earshot Spring Jazz Season
8:00pm

$18 general, $16 Earshot members & seniors, $9 students & veterans
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets.

Neil Welch, D'Vonne Lewis, and Evan Flory-Barnes open with a 45 minute trio set, followed by two sets by Open Loose presented by Earshot Jazz.

Mark Helias' Open Loose with Tony Malaby and Tom Rainey:
Open Loose is a trio with tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby or Ellery Eskelin and drummer Tom Rainey or Gerald Cleaver. This group explores the world of open form improvisation with composed pieces interwoven into the sets. The musicians have developed a common language and connectivity which allows for very adventurous and cohesive improvising.

More information from Earshot Jazz

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 11, 2015

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

5:00pm - 7:30pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)

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

Ray's Website.

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

Amy Denio (Solo)/ Tetrabox

9:00pm

A fusion of jazz, pop, funk, electro and anything with soul, Tetrabox is part of a new trend in music emerging from the northwest dubbed Electrosoul. Featuring Joey Walbaum | Keys, Vocals, Composition | Davy Nefos - Drums, Percussion, Vocals | Papa Josh - Guitar, Vocals | Eric Hullander - Bass | Eric Jellison - Trumpet | Dan Wager - Sax/EWI | Josh Clifford - Sax | Scott Allan - Trombone.

Recently inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame, Amy Denio is a composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, international collaborator, and record producer. Her main instruments are voice, accordion, alto saxophone, clarinet, electric guitar, and bass, and she's a budding thereminist. She has played at festivals, churches, schools, prisons and mercury mines throughout East & West Europe and North America, as well as in Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Brazil, and Argentina.

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 12, 2015

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti's SPRING FEVER Student Showcase

6:00pm

Students of Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti Dance Studio will present Bollywood, Belly Dance and more!

FEATURING: KATRINA JI & CULTURE SHAKTI Katrina Ji's Bollywood & ATS Belly Dance Students Bhangra Students at Culture Shakti (Shub Gill's Students)

LIVE MUSIC: Anton Issa (Middle Eastern Drum) + Josef Izadeh (Keys Player) w/ Liz Tailleur (Dancer)
GUESTS: Blue Lotus
Chloe Anderson
Jemina Rae
Katia Sahar
Mariana
Medea
Nisha (from Las Vegas)
Nachle (Nalini's Students)
Raks Maleka (Katia Sahar's Students)
Setsuna Dance
Wisteria

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.

AMA Trio

8:30pm

Seattle-based Ama Trio, the "rarely yodeling, always scintillating latin american afro sephardic eastern european gypsy circus chamber band" with multi-talented composer/producer Amy Denio alongside award-winning latin duo Correo Aereo (Madeleine Sosin and Abel Rocha).
Amy Denio: accordion, voice; Madeleine Sosin: violin, bombo, maracas, voice; Abel Rocha: guitar, cuatro, voice.

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 13, 2015

FATHER DAUGHTER PRESENTS: SALON NO. 2

8:00pm

Father Daughter will be presenting an evening of ambient music and visuals in an attempt to create an immersive, site specific environment. This is the beginning of an ongoing series dedicated to expanding the relationship between sound and image and their connection to the surrounding environment. With the aid of various local musicians, visual artists, and film makers, the collaborations will vary each show, ensuring that no two shows are the same.
Special guest - Greg Sinibaldi

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 14, 2015

Susan Regis Quintet: Jazz-Tango

8:00pm

The music of Susan Regis could be considered the soundtrack of a personal renaissance. Infusing traditional jazz standards with strong elements of nuevo tango, she creates an aural reverie that reflects a lifetime of wonder, tribulation and discovery. A classical violinist and jazz vocalist, Susan has lived and played around the world. Her global sensibility and life experiences have driven her trajectory of expression and self-discovery. As such, she has a passion for finding fresh and unconventional approaches to the music. Inspired by Argentinian tango, Susan’s performances are accentuated by the poignant beauty of the violin, the lush romanticism of the bandoneon and floating, air-kissed vocals, all of which come together to evoke tango nights and gypsy dreams.

Susan is a recent transplant to Seattle and this performance marks her Royal Room debut. Susan’s band features Tom Maeda on piano, Ben Thomas on bandoneon, Paul Gabrielson and contrabass and Ricardo Guito on percussion.

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 15, 2015

Boss Guitar: Solo Electric Guitar/ All Star Dub Session

7:30pm

Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door/$8 students with ID (door only)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets.

Seattle’s finest guitarists get together to interpret and explore the music of the greatest guitarists to play and compose for the instrument. Boss Guitar ranges widely, from country to fusion, from Jimi Hendrix to Chet Atkins, but all with the goal of celebrating the work of these legendary musicians and their chosen form of expression.

There’s been no better place to push the limits of the electric guitar than in the hands of soloists. From the solo jazz guitar virtuosity of Joe Pass, to the experimentations of Fred Frith, to contemporary compositions written for solo electric guitar by non-guitarist composers, the Royal Room puts the electric guitar at center stage for the second installation of the Boss Guitar series. Tonight features Jason Goessl, RL Heyer, Matt Williams, Gregg Belisle- Chi and Sean Woolstenhulme.

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.

All Star Dub Session

10:00pm

The All Star Dub Session is a collective of rotating seasoned musicians who perform live improvisational Dub Reggae.

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 16, 2015

Mark Lilly/ Third Eye Blind: Third Eye Blind

The Royal Room presents an all-star house band backing Seattle's finest vocalists to perform Third Eye Blind's debut album front to back.
Singer Songwriter Mark Lilly opens

7:30pm: Mark Lilly
Lilly’s intimate songwriting style, subtle arrangements combined with his intense yet broad vocal range make him a natural for adult progressive audiences. As an artist he does not simply perform. Mr. Lilly is intent on connecting with audiences through the manipulation of the "unseen"..... sound.

9:00pm: Third Eye Blind: Third Eye Blind
The Royal Room presents an all-star house band backing Seattle's finest vocalists to perform Third Eye Blind's debut album front to back. Featuring:
Featuring:
TJ Grant
Heather Thomas
Mat Strutinski
Jazmarae Beebe
Matt Williams
Tristan Gianola
Tom Noble
and many more!!!

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

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ayron Jones

6:00pm

Singer-songwriter Ayron Jones blends soul, blues, funk, pop, rock and about everything else into his intimate shows. Frontman of award winning band Ayron Jones and the Way, he's been on the local Seattle scene for years, playing some of the biggest festivals in the area like Bumbershoot, and sharing the stage with artists like B.B. King and Michael Franti. He's also done work with the band Deep Cotton, supporting their label-mate Janelle Monáe at Wonderland Records. Come see Ayron play solo for an intimate blend of originals and covers done by electric, acoustic and harmony."
For more information, visit www.ajandtheway.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.

Johnaye Kendrick Quartet/ Dawn Clement, Chris Symer, Bryon Vannoy and Guests

8:30pm

Johnaye performs her own original compositions as well as fresh interpretations of beloved jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on graceful renditions of jazz standards and composes music and lyrics where she often accompanies herself on harmonium, violin, viola and percussion. The legendary Jimmy Heath says that “Johnaye is not just a vocalist. She is a complete musician with a beautiful instrument and open ears.”

A dedicated educator, Johnaye resides in Seattle, WA where she serves as an Associate Professor of Jazz Voice at Cornish College of the Arts. In 2013, she was nominated for an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award as “Northwest Vocalist of the Year.” In 2014, she recorded, produced and released her debut CD, Here, for the johnygirl label. Featuring 12 of Johnaye’s original compositions, Here finds her supported by pianist Dawn Clement, bassist Chris Symer, and drummers Byron Vannoy and D’Vonne Lewis.
Johnaye's Website

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Nancy K Dillon/ Clay States

6:00pm

The Clay States (Antebellum Americana) and Nancy K. Dillon (Avant Garde Folk):

The Clay States did not stumble upon their sound. There is an obvious intent to their music, and a beautiful formality that’s natural, melodic, thoughtful, and has a tinge of classic country twang. These are songs a twenty-year-old could listen to with an 80-year-old and find equally enjoyable. It's not uncommon for first-time audiences of The Clay States to glance around the venue, a song or two into a set, as if to reassure themselves that they're still in the same place--and same era--as they were just minutes before. The Alabama-based duo's stories come from the past so straight and undiluted that they can be unsettling at first, like scenes from a documentary made before cinema was invented.

With her new album, A Game of Swans, songwriter Nancy K. Dillon harkens back to her immigrant roots in both the New World and the Old Country, tapping into ancestral strains of Celtic folk culture that have always run beneath the surface of her music. Inspired by the disparate migratory paths taken by both her Southern Loyalist and Scots-Irish Presbyterian forebears as they aimed towards a better future, she herself took flight into the vast American West which still looms large in her imagination. New songs for the album (originals, collaborations & covers by Drew Nelson, Janni Littlepage and Pat Long) draw characters from lost gold mines, haunted pioneer cabins, immigrants' prayers and Civil War last chances. As a patchwork quilt holds pastel memories of summer dreams and dresses, her songcatcher sensibilities capture ephemera of the American story.

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.

Tribute to The Who: Live at Leeds

9:30pm

Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets.

In May 1970, the Who released the LP Live At Leeds. Recorded just a few months prior on Valentines Day at Leeds University, it perfectly captured an astonishing band at the very apex of their powers. The album was instantly hailed as “The Greatest Live Rock Album Ever Made.” Forty-five years later, a group of devoted musicians who grew up considering Live At Leeds as beyond-essential listening - as one of the main reasons why they wanted to make music in the first place! – now will pay loving homage to The Who and their brutal/ beautiful onslaught/ symphony. Not as an imitation act, not as a “Who Cover Band,” just as a celebration of the passion, the sense of commitment and devotion, and the pure elation of listening to and playing the music on Live At Leeds.

The Players:
Darren Loucas (The Jelly Rollers) – guitar, vocals
Zach Davidson (Vendetta Red) – lead vocals
Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple, Crack Sabbath, The Jukehouse Hounds) – bass, vocals
Kelly Van Camp (The Jukehouse Hounds, The Dusty 45s) – drums, vocals


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 19, 2015

JazzEd

5:30pm

JazzED offers an excellent music education by engaging dedicated, professional instructors and a comprehensive curriculum that challenges our students to reach their full potential as musicians.

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.

Cornish Jazz Ensemble III

7:00pm

Cornish College of the Arts presents their third Jazz Ensemble Led by Randy Haberstat.

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.

Benefit Concert with Sheila Kay & Daughters

8:30pm

Details TBA

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 20, 2015

Humanities Washington's Think & Drink

6:00pm

DONALD WATTS TO LEAD A THINK & DRINK EVENT ON RACIAL ISSUES IN SPORTS.
Humanities Washington’s Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs and tasting rooms around the state. Tonight's topic is "You Mad Bro?: Race in Sports"

Humanities Washington's Website.

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

Cornish Jazz Composers Ensemble

8:00pm

Cornish College of the Arts presents their Jazz Composers Ensemble.

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 21, 2015

Soyaya

8:00pm

Ghanaian-born Mohammed Shaibu leads the African band Soyaya,with virtuoso acoustic guitar,dynamic talking drums and endearing vocals. The name Soyaya means "love and affection" in the native language of Hausa in West Africa. The music of Soyaya is a combination of Palmwine/Highlife and the indigenous rhythm and blues. Backing Mohammed are Yaw Amponsah from Ghana on the Asanti drums/ Diego Coy from Colombia on the Bom bom/ Etienne Capko from Benin on the Ewe drums and vocals/ Thione Diop from Senegal on the Bugrubu and guest from West Africa

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 22, 2015

Jazz Night School All-Star Big Band

7:00pm



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.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Reggie Garrett & Joanne Rand

7:30pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Grab an umbrella, soak in a true talent” (says Olympia’s Weekly Volcano) as Southern singer-songwriter Joanne Rand and Seattle legend Reggie Garrett team up in Seattle’s famed Royal Room. The show celebrates Rand’s 14th indie CD, “Still a Real World” and Garrett’s fifth “Something New.” Rand and Garrett have performed together since 1995. Rand will be accompanied by Seattle’s top bassist Rebecca Young and Garrett by his well-loved band the Snake Oil Peddlers (Richard Middleton and Will Dowd).

Reggie Garrett is the purveyor of a unique urban strain of acoustic folk music incorporating a number of diverse influences, including: latin rhythms, blues, gospel and Celtic. The result is a musical blend that has excited and touched audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been compared to acoustic legends Richie Havens and Bill Withers by the national folk publication “Dirty Linen.” As a songwriter Garrett’s specialty is creating and enhancing a mood. “Garrett’s voice is, itself, an utterly unique instrument. A tremulous warm cry from the heart.” – Victory Music Review. Having graced stages throughout the US and Canada for over twenty years, Garrett was the hit of the Sisters Folk Festival (a Superior U.S. festival).

Touring nationally for 30 years, and voted best acoustic band in Sonoma County, Joanne Rand has appeared with Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir, John Hartford, etc. She "continues to push the art pedal to the floor," releasing her 14th CD, "Still a Real World" which features acclaimed Manhattan violinist Jenny Sheinman. “I spent most of this past year focusing on my songwriting.” says Rand “Honing lyrics while swimming laps every morning, The stories are about true life - story-songs about Greyhound bus characters I've seen, a tribute to my Grandfather born in 1890, a song about Einstein....songs about love, marriage and teenage mutiny, legends of vanished Indian tribes and evolution, rally cries to get you through the day.” Rand recently earned a BFA in Music Composition and her 2010 CD release was submitted for Grammy nomination by San Francisco Recording Academy’s President. You can't keep this woman down, her last five CDs were released in the past five consecutive years and she continues to tour the U.S. from her home in Northern California where she is now crafting her 15th recording and coaching teen performers.

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 24, 2015

Mojo Cannon

9:00pm (Doors open at 8:00pm)

Mojo Cannon (formerly known as the Curtis Hammond Band) is a high energy 8 piece R&B band from the Seattle area and was a Washington Blues Society “best band” nominee in 2008 and 2013. The band features a talented and soulful rhythm section consisting of Greg Timmons on lead guitar and vocals, Jim Brandt on bass, rhythm guitarist Mark Strom, drummer Steve Thompson, Dave Teitzel on Hammond and Yamaha keyboards along with a stellar three piece horn section (affectionately called the 13 St. Horns) including David Bernhardt on trumpet, John Coffey on tenor and baritone saxes, and Craig "T-Bone" Daly on trombone.

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 25, 2015

Tim Kennedy presents: Favorites from Reggaeband & Richie Aldente, Katrina Kope with Soul Kata and friends, and the Tai Shan Band.

6:00pm

A very special 60th birthday show in honor of Connie Wible. Open to the public. Tai Shan opens, followed by Katrina Kope with Soul Kata, Tim Kennedy closes presenting favorites from Reggaeband and Richie Aldente.

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 Room Presents: Columbia City PARTY NIGHT!

10:00pm

Join The Royal Room for a monthly party, Columbia City style! We are hosting a night of funky dance music led by neighborhood musicians joining forces with Seattle’s finest for a good time with drinks, dancing and great hanging with our wonderful neighborhood! Entertainment for the night features The Chancellors (Royal Room house funk band) playing classic dance covers and exchanging sets with SpiceRack, a grooving guitar/organ/bass/drums quartet playing original psychedelic funk and their breed of “Circus Motown”.

The Chancellors ft. Samantha Willis: If there's a party somewhere in the south end, you can count on The Chancellors being there! Now The Royal Room's in-house funk band, The Chancellors are a driving machine of funkadelia and dance music ranging from Smokey Robinson to Michael Jackson, Sly Stone to Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power to Chaka Khan. With three horns, a relentlessly grooving rhythm section, sassy arrangements and the belting vocals you won't miss a beat of the funkiest classics!
www.TheChancellorsBand.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.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Eckaman & Super Mokako

8:00pm

Eckaman Ngondo the Lead Vocalist Leif Sabene Totusek Lead Guitarist Vineet John Davison Bass Guitarist Jamael Antony Nance Drum Trap Abdoulay Diabate Lead and Rhythmic Guitarist Derek Learned Conga Bob Antolin Saxophonist

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 27, 2015

Celestial Navigation/ Biddadat

8:00pm

Celestial Navigation is the musical exploration of Dr. Didem Somel, Glen Anderson, and Robby Albrecht. On a quest to strip away the mundane and frivolous; Celestial Navigation seeks to chart new musical waters on the wind and waves of harmony.

Take an Eastern European classically trained composer and virtuoso string player, pair her with an American double bass player with decades of professional experience in the jazz world, add an American drummer/producer who's been all over the U.S. getting people off their seats with funky grooves, and you've got the synergy that is Celestial Navigation.

The group has been captivating audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest with their intriguing live concerts. The shows feature elaborate arrangements sprinkled with improvisational interludes. The interplay between the musicians is something that can only be really experienced in a live setting.

Biddadat: Indie/Folk/Funk featuring Bailey Brownell – Vox/ Cameron Brownell - Guitar/Vox/ Cody Karr – Drums/ Kyle Miller – Bass.
soundcloud.com/biddadat

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 28, 2015

Ancient Future

7:30pm

Tickets $15 advance/ $18 door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar With Special Guest Seven-String Fretless Bassist Jason Everett

Celebrating its 36th year, Ancient Future is the world's first and longest running ensemble dedicated to world fusion music. They've sold over 150,000 albums and millions of samplers, and performed over 1,000 concerts. Ancient Future has become a large collective of master musicians from around the world with many smaller ensembles within it. Each program focuses on the traditions of the master musicians involved. Strains of passionate flamenco and ethereal Indian raga emanate from this program featuring world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort and renowned Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar. Special guest and Seattle area fav Jason Everett (aka Mister E) will accompany them on seven-string fretless bass for a portion of the program.

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, April 29, 2015

Alex Guy/ Cassie and Maggie MacDonald

8:00pm

Alex Guy, who has now released two albums under her solo project moniker of Led to Sea, is a woman of many talents. In addition to her work with Veirs and Mirah, Guy has lent her viola and violin prowess to the likes of Jason Webley, Xiu Xiu, the Dead Science, The Pharmacy, and Parenthetical Girls, as well as the Seattle-based experimental-punk-groove orchestra/theater extravaganza Degenerate Art Ensemble.

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald encompass everything you could ask for in a musical act, their talent is only surpassed by the joy with which they so generously share it. Exciting and innovative, they have found the perfect balance between musical integrity, and sheer entertainment. While still staying true to their Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements. Sisters, cohorts and collaborators, Cassie and Maggie have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms and lilting melodies.

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 30, 2015

Willie Nelson Birthday Celebration

8:00pm

A variety of artists come to celebrate Willie Nelson's birthday, backed by an all-star house band featuring:

Michael Stegner
Jeff Fielder
Keith Lowe
Eric Eagle
Dan Tyack

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 Room is open Wednesday through Monday and some Tuesdays.
Happy Hour drink and food specials weekdays from 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.