Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
May 1

JAY CLAYTON and DEJHA COLANTUONO ft. DAWN CLEMENT / Dejha & The Champagne Room
May 2

Meter Music School Student Recitals

SEGUNDO DE MAYO - SALSA & SAMBA PARTY!!
May 3

Tim Davidson's CD Release Show

Autumn Electric/ The Mercury Tree/ Super Z Attack Team
May 4

First Monday Wine Tasting

Tim Berne Snakeoil
May 5

Cinco De Mayo with Orquesta La Grande
May 6

The Minor 9/ Chaotic Noise Marching Corps/ Sazerac Orkestra
May 7

The Royal Ramble w/ Red Jacket Mine
May 8

Joe Reineke/ Rainbow Girls/ Jason Sees Band/ Runaway Symphony/ Being Lucius
May 9

Meter Music School Student Recitals/ Twisted Groove
May 10

Meter Music School Student Recitals

Roxy Coss
May 11

Zachary Rushing/ Beth Winter
May 12

Christian Pincock’s Slipstitch & Ivan Arteaga / Chris Icasiano / Jeff Johnson
May 13

Ben Thomas Tango Trio
May 14

Zero G Presents: Focus on Sanity: Revisiting Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz/ Helix/ Being John Mclaughlin: Tribute to The Mahavishnu Orchestra
May 15

ARTE FLAMENCO PROFUNDO: Music & Dance

The Cumbieros
May 16

ICP Orchestra
May 17

Washington Middle School Sr. Jazz Band

Garfield High School Jazz Choirs
May 18

Seabop/ Jam Royale
May 19

Kristin Chambers/ Cynthia Alexander
May 20

Piano Starts Here: “The Messengers of the Messengers”
May 21

The New Triumph/ 6 Demon Bag
May 22

Poland/ Lushy
May 23

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

Hz Duo/ Skerik/ Mother of Pearl
May 24

Miles and Karina Presents: Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr. (Silent Film with Live Music)
May 25

Action Figure/ The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
May 26

Jazz and Tupperware
May 27

Humanities Washington's Think & Drink

Michael Owcharuk/ How Things Work/ Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band
May 28

Steve Treseler (Masters Recital)

Elias Wonder/ My Cartoon Heart/ Swindler
May 29

The Others/ The Nobodies "Going Nowhere" Tour

Cordaviva
May 30

Town In The City

Electric Circus
May 31

Garfield Jazz Jam

JeConte & the Mali Allstar's 'Soul Now Benefit'

Friday, May 1, 2015

JAY CLAYTON and DEJHA COLANTUONO ft. DAWN CLEMENT / Dejha & The Champagne Room

8:30pm

A Mother and Daughter Evening of Jazz Standards and more! Featuring Dawn Clement With a special performance by Dejha & The Champagne Room

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

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Meter Music School Student Recitals

11:00am-8:00pm

"The (Meter Music) school, hidden in what looks like a single-family home just west of the intersection, is the brainchild of Southern California transplant Brendan Bosworth. With the help of some architecture and design friends, he’s transformed the little white bungalow into seven homey classrooms where about 150 adults and kids as young as toddlers have professional musicians teach them everything from piano to drums to saxophone." -The Seattle Times

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.

SEGUNDO DE MAYO - SALSA & SAMBA PARTY!!

9:30pm

Tickets $10
Tickets Available from Stranger Tickets

Life is uncertain. Why wait for Cinco de Mayo when you can celebrate Segundo de Mayo on May 2 at The Royal Room with a Latin/Brazilan mash up that will make you kick your shoes off and dance?!

Featuring
Adriana Giordano | vox
Joe de Jesus | vox
Thomas Marriott | trumpet
Julio Jauregui | piano
Jeff Volkman | bass
Jeff Busch | 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.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Tim Davidson's CD Release Show

5:30pm

While Tim studied classical piano from second grade through high school, the truth is he learned little about music during that time. It all came after that and rather slowly in a self-taught fashion.

He played piano when attending college in a jazz quartet and piano-bar during his time in the Army, all the while composing music as a hobby. A late-bloomer by practice and reputation, it was only years later that he started to take songwiting seriously. The results of that effort are here for you to see and hear.

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.

Autumn Electric/ The Mercury Tree/ Super Z Attack Team

8:00pm

Autumn Electric returns from our US tour to perform the full Star Being Earth Child for the first time in Seattle. Autumn Electric's Website

Joining us will be Portland's beloved proggers The Mercury Tree. Mercury Tree's Website

And local mind melters Super Z Attack Team

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, May 4, 2015

First Monday Wine Tasting

6:00pm

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.

Tim Berne Snakeoil

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

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

In this critically acclaimed “chamber-like” quintet, the searing alto saxophonist is joined by Oscar Noriega on clarinets, Matt Mitchell on piano, Ryan Ferreira on guitar, and Ches Smith on percussion. Snakeoil’s first Seattle appearance, in 2012, dramatically illustrated the continuing evolution of one of jazz’s most fiercely independent voices.

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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cinco De Mayo with Orquesta La Grande

8:00pm

La Grande del North West tropical band is a 7 piece live show of Latin/tropical music (salsa, merengue, bachata, latin pop, etc) arising under the executive direction of Elimar Ugueto, lead singer from Venezuela. The band members are all over the world: Philippines, Mexico, USA, etc. This great band was a great revelation in 2012 when it was founded on the West Coast of the United States playing in only 9 months more than 50 shows. Orquesta la grande have been one of the most active Orquesta playing in numerous local important Fairs, clubs, corporate events & private parties all around in Washington State. Get ready to celebrate, dance and have fun with this high energy band. Dance and have fun "a lo GRANDE"!
www.lagrandedelnw.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.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Minor 9/ Chaotic Noise Marching Corps/ Sazerac Orkestra

8:00pm

Founded in 2013, The m9 (pronounced The minor 9) draws inspiration from high-energy brass bands from across the globe to create a unique soundscape where East and West collide. The new global fusion sounds of the rich Balkan Romani brass tradition form the core of a repertoire which excites, invigorates, and inspires curiosity about one of Europe's most misunderstood minorities.

Chaotic Noise Marching Corps is a Seattle based renegade marching band that is dedicated to keeping the tradition of music, performance, energy, havok, discipline and sheer stupid fun alive in Seattle’s streets.

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, May 7, 2015

The Royal Ramble w/ Red Jacket Mine

8:00pm

Modeled on the legendary Levon Helm's The Midnight Ramble, the Jelly Rollers present a monthly night of blues and more. Tonight they are joined by Red Jacket Mine.

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, May 8, 2015

Joe Reineke/ Rainbow Girls/Jason Sees Band/ Runaway Symphony/ Being Lucius

7:00pm

Runaway Symphony is a five member Indie/Rock group from deep in the mountains of northern Idaho. Their history has been built around their passion for story-telling by creating dynamic musical and visual experiences through provocative poetry, and glassy texture and melody that bursts suddenly into musical mayhem.

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, May 9, 2015

Meter Music School Student Recitals

11:00am-8:00pm

"The (Meter Music) school, hidden in what looks like a single-family home just west of the intersection, is the brainchild of Southern California transplant Brendan Bosworth. With the help of some architecture and design friends, he’s transformed the little white bungalow into seven homey classrooms where about 150 adults and kids as young as toddlers have professional musicians teach them everything from piano to drums to saxophone." -The Seattle Times

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.

Twisted Groove

9:00pm

A night of Seattle's finest funk!

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, May 10, 2015

Meter Music School Student Recitals

11:00am-5:30pm

"The (Meter Music) school, hidden in what looks like a single-family home just west of the intersection, is the brainchild of Southern California transplant Brendan Bosworth. With the help of some architecture and design friends, he’s transformed the little white bungalow into seven homey classrooms where about 150 adults and kids as young as toddlers have professional musicians teach them everything from piano to drums to saxophone." -The Seattle Times

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.

Roxy Coss Quintet

7:00pm

New York City-based Saxophonist Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative voices of her generation. The 2014 Downbeat Critics Poll named her a "Rising Star" on Soprano Saxophone. She has performed in countries including Spain, Denmark, Italy, Germany, France, Malta, Scotland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Belgium; as well as throughout Canada and the United States.

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, May 11, 2015

Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Council Member

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Bruce Harrell and his wife Joanne Harrell’s civic commitment to our region has spanned three decades. Bruce Harrell is currently Chair of the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee and vice-chair of the Transportation Committee. Bruce began his public service in 1980 working for the Seattle City Council under then Council President Paul Kraabel. Bruce’s professional career excelled when, in 1987, he joined US WEST, now QWEST (Counsel, Senior Attorney and Chief Counsel). There he developed legal expertise in telecommunications, technology and complex negotiations. In 1998, he entered private practice where he served in a variety of leadership roles, representing children and seniors, employees and employers, affordable housing companies and small businesses. Bruce has been particularly recognized in the community for his pro bono work with small businesses. Bruce served as chief legal advisor to the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund, chief legal advisor to the First A.M.E. Church and First A.M.E. Housing Corporation, and Chief Counsel to U S WEST.
www.electbruceharrell.com

Zachary Rushing/ Beth Winter

8:00pm

Zachary Rushing is a rising star on the Seattle jazz scene. Supported by pianist John Hansen, bassist Phil Sparks, and drummer D'Vonne Lewis, Zachary performs unique and modern arrangements of classic jazz standards, instrumental jazz tunes with self-penned lyrics, covers of select pop music, and original songs. This is his first time presenting his unique sound at The Royal Room. Originally from Corvallis, Oregon, Zachary attended the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA before pursuing his musical training further with Portland legend Nancy King, and Seattle's own Greta Matassa. Zachary has performed with some of the Pacific Northwest's most in demand musicians including Marc Seales, Dawn Clement, Jon Hamar, Brian Kinsella, Phil Sparks, D'Vonne Lewis, Wayne Horvitz, Jacob Zimmerman, Eric Verlinde, Jon Hansen, Kelby MacNayr, Dave Peterson, Chuck Deardorf and more. He is currently working on the production of his debut EP - "Just Like This Train" - expected in the fall of 2015.

Tonight, Zachary Rushing is joined by Beth Winter, John Hansen, D'Vonne Lewis and Phil Sparks.

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, May 12, 2015

Christian Pincock’s Slipstitch & Ivan Arteaga / Chris Icasiano / Jeff Johnson

8:00pm

Christian Pincock is a trombonist, composer and educator creates a wide range of uncompromising and meaningful music. Informed by a firm background in jazz, his work focuses on narrative, gesture and detail as a way of inspiring and entertaining audiences with work that integrates many musical styles and elements.

Christian has performed with a diversity of artists such as Bob Brookmeyer, Bobby Shew, Toshiko Akiyoshi, George Garzone, George Russell, Ikue Mori, Wayne Horvitz, Gunther Schuller, Maria Schneider, David Liebman, Slide Hampton, Butch Miles, Andy Martin, Rob Wilkerson, and Justin Ray.

Christian composes and performs with a quintet which seeks to redefine the roles of instruments within a jazz ensemble and explore composition and improvisation in unique ways. He also performs solo works on trombone and computer using homemade controllers and computer software for live control over computer-generated sounds and processing. He has released five CDs under his own name and performed on other artists’ recordings.

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, May 13, 2015

Ben Thomas Tango Trio

8:00pm

Dr. Ben Thomas is one of the most in-demand vibists in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to leading jazz and tango ensembles, he performs as a sideman on mallets, percussion and bandoneon with a wide variety of groups, including Tangabrazo, More Zero and the Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto.

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, May 14, 2015

Zero G Presents: Focus on Sanity: Revisiting Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz/ Helix/ Being John Mclaughlin: Tribute to The Mahavishnu Orchestra

8:00pm

Helix: Eric Barber, tenor saxophone
Greg Sinibaldi, tenor saxophone
Greg Campbell, drumset, percussion
Thomas Campbell, drumset, percussion

Helix explores the multiplicity of the quartet: two tenor saxophones and two drumsets. Six duos, four trios, one quartet. We explore and exploit the combination of these relationships through improvisation in real time. No musical property is out of the question as we navigate each moment as a unit. The relationships of the instruments we play, coupled with a helical approach to improvisation results in 100% acoustic music that is honest and earnest in its pursuit of spontaneity.
Eric Barber - www.ericbarbermusic.com

Focus on Sanity:Ornette Coleman’s role and importance in the jazz canon is well established. Among his many innovative compositions is “Free Jazz.” Created spontaneously, with a minimum of cues and without any discernable repeated themes, “Free Jazz” helped change the way jazz was approached, considered, and played, especially for large ensembles.

Nine Seattle-based musicians will revisit this seminal piece, recreating the double-quartet format albeit with different instrumentation and an extra voice. The song “Mob Job” will also be performed. Group members include Jim Knodle (trumpet), James DeJoie (alto saxophone), Dennis Rea (guitar), Ken Masters (guitar), Stephen Thomas Cavit (drums), Don Berman (drums), John Seman (bass), Ryan Berg (bass), and Matt McCluskey (keyboards).

Being John Mclaughlin:A tribute to early Mahavishnu Orchestra (1971 – 73), featuring the music of Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire. With Tristan Gianola (guitar), Ryan Burns (keyboards), Alicia Dejoie (violin), Chuck Deardorf (bass) and John Bishop (drums).

“Yes indeed, a nice long set of Mahavishnu Orchestra material culled from Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire only, played impeccably by this band of consummate professionals. Filling McLaughlin’s shoes quite capably is guitarist Tristan Gianola, with Alicia DeJoie at stage left playing violin. The bandleader here is actually keyboardist Ryan Burns, with the rhythm section of John Bishop and Geoff Harper on drums and bass respectively. This was definitely a fitting tribute to a couple of the most groundbreaking albums ever recorded, fully capturing the adventurous nature of the music, not just imitating the original.” – Exposé Online

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, May 15, 2015

ARTE FLAMENCO PROFUNDO: Music & Dance

7:30pm

Tickets: $20
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Arte Flamenco Profundo: Spanish Flamenco Music & Dance, ranging from the beautiful roots & traditional forms to unique and new compositions and dances. Presenting for the first time in Seattle the guitarist Joaquin Gallegos, this new formation of Flamencos will give a lively, intense, fiery and entertaining 90 minute show!

Pirouz de Caspio, cantaor, composer, founder of the Flamenco Beat Radio and the Annual International Jondo Flamenco Festival. www.flamenco.ca

Joaquin Gallegos, guitarist, composer for Flamenco and film sound tracks, releasing his new CD this spring,excellent accompanist for dancers, singers or as soloist.www.joaquingallegos.com

and dancers Amelia and Esther Marion. www.esthermarion.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.

The Cumbieros

10:00pm

The Cumbieros are a Seattle born multi-national cumbia band made up of talented musicians from Chile, Brazil and North America. Featuring such instruments as violin, accordion, guiro, guitar and horns, The Cumbieros fuse traditional and contemporary South American cumbia with the modern sounds of ska and rock creating fun, high-energy music that drives everyone to the dance floor. Cumbia is a genre of music/dance that originated in Colombia and is now extremely popular all across Latin America. The Cumbieros hope to spread the popularity of this music to the Pacific Northwest and beyond with one goal in mind; getting people on the dance floor. Come dance with us!

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, May 16, 2015

ICP Orchestra

7:00pm & 9:30pm

$20 general, $18 Earshot members & seniors, $10 students & veterans
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
7:00pm Show
9:30pm Show

Amsterdam’s revered ICP Orchestra, which has been among the world’s most startling and dynamic jazz ensembles for decades, is ready to bid America adieu on this farewell tour. Formed in 1967 by pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink, ICP combines ten of Europe’s most accomplished and daring improvisers in performances renowned for their virtuosity and, of all things, fun. Tonight, ICP bids us farewell with two separate performances in Seattle’s newest home for creative music.

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, May 17, 2015

Washington Middle School Sr. Jazz Band

5:00pm (Doors at 4:30pm)

WMS Music serves a diverse and dynamic student body through thirteen daily music ensembles: four concert bands, four string orchestras, two choirs, one jazz band, one fiddle group, and one percussion ensemble. Students from every educational program and background are afforded the ability to participate, and more than half of the school’s population is enrolled in a music ensemble. Complimented by four after-school music offerings, our program is truly groundbreaking.

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.

Garfield High School Jazz Choirs

6:30pm

Under the direction of Carol Burton, the award-winning Garfield High School Choirs demonstrate a passion for singing in every note. Garfield's Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz's rich repertoire has taken them all the way to Carnegie Hall in New York City to perform - with professional recordings for Vocal Jazz on the side. The choir experience includes traditional concerts, a staged and choreographed musical revue, trips, workshops with professional vocalists, attendance at Seattle Opera productions and competitions. Originally built in 1923, Garfield has a long tradition of serving a diverse and multi-talented population of students in the central area of Seattle.

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, May 18, 2015

Seabop/ Jam Royale

8:00pm

Royal Room presents Jam Royale Monday May 18th. House band includes Scott Morning, (Polyrhythmics) Eric Hullander, Jeremy Shanok (Seabop), and Shawn Scloegel playing original music AND unoriginal music. After the first set the Jam Royale begins.

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, May 19, 2015

Kristin Chambers/ Cynthia Alexander

8:00pm

With a voice charged with power and presence, Kristin Chambers carries her listeners through journeys of love, longing, gratitude, and loss. Her songs draw from her own stories, from struggling as a young singer on the boards of New York to her journey home to the Pacific Northwest where she found love and her voice as songwriter. Her work has been compared to Carol King, James Taylor, and Norah Jones.

Cynthia Alexander is a singer-songwriter from the Philippines, now based in Seattle, Washington. She has released three award-winning albums and a live album, and is at work on her fifth. She has been the musical director of the puppet theater show Sita & Rama, the composer of the Ballet Philippines production Wagas, and a founding member of the group Humanfolk. She has performed at the Arts House at the Parliament in Singapore, Lincoln Center in New York, the La Peña Cultural Arts Center in Berkeley, Union Square in San Francisco, and most recently at Whitespace Manila to headline the 2015 Jack Daniels Independent Music Awards.

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, May 20, 2015

Piano Starts Here: “The Messengers of the Messengers”

8:00pm

Tickets $10 adv/ $12 at the door/ $8 students w/ ID (Door only)
Tickets Available from Stranger Tickets

Piano Starts Here highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented jazz composers and pianists to ever tackle the instrument, hosted and curated by pianists Tim Kennedy and Wayne Horvitz. Each performance brings together Seattle’s finest contemporary pianists to perform compositions that showcase the featured performer’s work – the Royal Room brings together a who’s who of local piano talent to play the ongoing series, featuring pianists like Ryan Burns, Marc Seales, Dawn Clement, Sumi Tonooka, Gus Carnes, Aaron Othein, and Dave Peck, to name just a few.

Though Walton and Silver are known for their pioneering hard bop, and Timmons is typically classified as a soul jazz composer, all three served as music directors for various incarnations of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, thus putting their stamp on one of the most important jazz groups in the post be-bop era. Tonight features Alex Guilbert, Dawn Clement, Darrius Willrich, Tim Kennedy and Carolyn Graye.

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, May 21, 2015

The New Triumph/ 6 Demon Bag

8:00pm

The New Triumph meets 6 Demon Bag for a Fat Tuesday Funk, World and Latin music throwdown!

The New Triumph is Ahkeenu Musa & Ivan Glavez - percussion
Camilo Estrada - bass
Arie Pytel - guitar
Adam Kessler - drums
Marc Hager - keys
Shawn Mickelson - trumpet
Ariel Loud - saxophone

The New Triumph's website
6 Demon Bag's website

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

Friday, May 22, 2015

Poland/ Lushy

9:00pm

Drink up people–it’s LUSHY! Bossa beat flavored alterna-pop that goes down nice and easy. Lounge-y and danceable with hints of exotica and a touch of electronica…nutty and hip…intriguing and soothing–must see live!

Lushy concocts a refreshing pop style that blends original samples and Bossa beats with elements of vintage-Latin jazz, exotica, surf, new wave and sixties pop to create their own distinctive intercontinental sound. Most importantly, they have established a solid reputation for originality far beyond their roots in the lounge and exotica scene. What started as a lighthearted recording session among friends has now turned into a lasting and successful project. In the basement tiki den, with fully stocked cocktail bar, that is their studio, Lushy was formed and began compiling an extensive catalog of original songs. With scores of successful gigs from Vancouver BC to Los Angeles to Berlin, Lushy has steadily risen through the ranks of Seattle’s musical landscape. Led by dynamic vocalist Annabella Kirby, musical mastermind Andy Sodt, guitars wizard Matt Nims, Patrick Napper on trumpet/guitar and Shane Peck on drums. Lushy holds sway over every stage they inhabit. It’s Cal Tjader meets Stereolab meets Brazil 66 in a bar in Berlin. If you like the Brazilian Girls, B-52’s, Portishead, Os Mutantes, Astrud Gilberto or Martin Denny you’ll love Lushy! No matter what the comparison, Lushy is simply extraordinary.
www.lushy.com

Taking inspiration from the likes of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper, Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds, Queen's A Night At The Opera, and the Kinks' Village Green Preservation Society, Poland continues in the tradition of creating well-crafted pop songs with a strong emphasis on song-writing, involved arrangements and subtle orchestration.

Guitarist/composer Mark Bombara formed Poland in 2006 with a group of enthusiastic Seattle musicians including drummer Shane Peck, violinist/string arranger Janet Utterback-Peck, bassist Noah Wilson, violinist Karen Halliburton and viola player Brianna Atwell. The 2007 addition of Bombara's long-time friend Mark Romanowski as singer/guitarist/co-writer completed the line-up. Both Bombara and Romanowski are multi-instrumentalists, experimenting with different instrumentation such as banjo, melodica, vibraphone, keyboards, lap steel, glockenspiel, and ukulele on their recordings.
www.polandband.com

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

Saturday, May 23, 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
www.rayskjelbred.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.

Hz Duo/ Skerik/ Mother of Pearl

9:00pm

9:00pm: Skerik
10:00pm: Hz Duo
11:30pm: Mother of Pearl

Skerik is an American saxophonist from Seattle, Washington. Performing on the tenor and baritone saxophone, often with electronics and loops, Skerik is a pioneer in a playing style that has been dubbed saxophonics. He is a founding member of Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois and Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet. He is also an original member of both Les Claypool's Fancy Band and Frog Brigade and has toured with and played with numerous others in a variety of genres. Skerik also worked with Grunge band Mad Season.

The Hz Duo (guitarist Cliff Hines and drummer G Maxwell Zemanovic) is an experimental rock band based out of New Orleans, LA. Their freeform style of performance defies convention and, while it is improvised, sounds entirely scripted. Utilizing Ableton Live for live looping / sound effects, Hines and Zemanovic craft full arrangements out of thin air. They have been featured at several improv-based music series such as the Racer Sessions, the Open Ears Music Series and even a round robin style concert with Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Together, they also tour with the art rock outfit "Hildegard" (featuring vocalist Sasha Masakowski). Cliff Hines has spent years touring with punk-rock vibraphone legend Mike Dillon and.recently became the newest addition to contemporary jazz icon Christian Scott’s band. Zemanovic tours nationally with singer-songwriter Andrew Duhon.

Born from the minds & hearts of five abnormally gifted Seattle musicians, Mother Of Pearl has been leaving a rare, powerful impression on the minds & hearts of music lovers throughout the Seattle area, beginning with their live debut in November 2013.

Drawing from a widely-cast net of influences (listeners have reported traces of rock/pop/jazz/r&b/electronica, among many other genres) and an embarrassment of riches in the musicianship department (each member ranks among Seattle's most in-demand studio musicians), the band has quickly established renown for their meticulously crafted & distinctive songwriting, their commanding live shows & their utterly seamless ensemble mentality.

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, May 24, 2015

Miles and Karina Presents: Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr.
Silent Film with Live Music

7:30pm

Tickets $12 advance/ $15 at the door/ $8 Youth (Ages 12 and under) at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

David Miles Keenan and Nova Karina Devonie, aka Miles & Karina, bring another of their excellent original scores to the Royal Room, this time with the Buster Keaton silent classic "Steamboat Bill Jr.". M&K use ukulele, accordion, kazoos, glockenspiel, guitar, banjo, viola and various other gadgets to perfectly compliment this hilarious film. Fun for all ages.

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, May 25, 2015

Action Figure/ The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

8:00pm

Action Figure: The band was originally formed for a single performance during bassist Birch Pereira's Charlie Haden tribute in October, 2014. The group received such enthusiastic reviews from the audience that they decided to continue gigging under the name Action Figure, playing original music inspired by the free, hard swinging jazz of the Ornette Coleman quartet. The group features Seth Alexander on alto, Dave Abramson on drums and Birch Pereira on bass.

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-15 piece band featuring Seattle's finest and most innovative improvisers under the direction of composer Wayne Horvitz. The RRCME performs Mr. Horvitz's compositions in a loosely constructed format which uses a combination of on-the-spot (re)arranging and various other techniques, some of which have come to be known as "conduction".

Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris's Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to Conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris' original Conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.



Regular members include Beth Fleenor, Steve O'Brien, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Greg Sinibaldi, Jacob Zimmerman, Craig Flory, Eric Eagle, Kate Olson, Naomi Siegel, Jacob Herring and Wayne Horvitz. 
Featured guests have included Bobby Previte, Greg Campbell, Stuart Dempster, and Briggan Krauss, Neil Welch and Ivan Artega.

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, May 26, 2015

Jazz and Tupperware

8:00pm (Doors at 7:00pm)

Diane Fast and Bob Neale join Sylvia O'Stayformore at The Royal Room on the 26th of May for jazz and Tupperware! Keeping it fresh with a burp. Doors open at 7:00pm show starts at 8:00pm with World of Tupperware with Sylvia O'Stayformore on display, catalogs on the tables, taco trios for sale!

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, May 27, 2015

Humanities Washington's Think & Drink

6:30pm

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 the ethics of the death penalty.

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.

Michael Owcharuk Trio/ How Things Work/ Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band

8:00pm

Michael Owcharukis a composer, pianist, accordionist, and educator living and working in Seattle, WA. His great love of the wide world of music compels him to work in many genres, including but not limited to: jazz, new music, modern chamber and orchestral music, classical, Slavic folk, rock, pop and music for dance, theater and film.

How Things Work are a Seattle foursome who play functioncore: blunt, urgent brass music influenced by art rock and post-punk. Mad inventor and trombonist Tom Yoder formed the band in 2013 to prove the sonic potential of a horn-heavy sound. The other gears in this machine are vocalist Jennifer Campbell, drummer Dave Revelli and Lauren Hepburn on baritone sax.

With the reflexes of a mongoose and the swagger of a leftist John Wayne, Crystal Beth* (aka: Beth Fleenor) spins her own brand of posicore purge-pop-punk-hop: a sweaty trance psychedelic ritual. Expect intense currents of bethnic chanting, propelled by the ferocious beating of the Boom Boom…

The Boom Boom Band features Tristan Gianola (guitar), Michael Owcharuk (keys), Isaac Castillo (bass) & Adam Kozie (drums).

*Crystal Beth is a psychoactive stimulant that increases alertness, concentration, and energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.

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, May 28, 2015

Steve Treseler (Masters Recital)

6:00pm

Steve Treseler is a Seattle-based saxophonist, composer, and educator whose music draws from the traditions of classic jazz, impressionism, minimalism, alternative rock, and the avant-garde. Steve’s latest recording Center Song featuring renowned trumpeter Ingrid Jensen was named one of the “Best Albums of 2014” by DownBeat magazine. In his four-star review, Jon Garelick calls the album “a diverse group of beautifully crafted ensemble pieces—whether free, through-composed, or somewhere in between.” Steve has shared the stage with jazz greats Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Dave Douglas, Bob Brookmeyer, Mike Stern, Jaime Cullum, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Darcy James Argue. His original music has been featured nationally on NPR and Jazz After Hours.

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.

Elias Wonder/ My Cartoon Heart/ Swindler

9:00pm

9:00pm: My Cartoon Heart
10:00pm: Elias Wonder
11:15pm: Swindler

My Cartoon Heart is based on the melodic original songs of singer-songwriter Spencer Goll. Spencer has formal training with Voice, Piano, Guitar, Bass and Banjo and began writing music at age twelve. Since then he has developed a keen ear for Pop, Folk and Rock music and demonstrates this in the unique chord voicings and lyrics of his songs.

Elias Wonder: Led by the anthemic songwriting of Columbia City resident, Joel DeJong, Elias Wonder has evolved from a two-man act in to a full blown 5-piece rock band with a sound that will fill any size room. Deliberate drum and bass provide a foundation for soaring guitar riffs and belting vocals that embody a beautiful, though-provoking and emotional sound.
"The songwriting and lyrics are superb!” Martin Feveyear, Founder and Producer, Jupiter Studios, Seattle, WA
eliaswonder.bandcamp.com

Swindler: Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, a sound that blends an innovative fusion of funk, groove, jazz and rock that is, undeniably Swindler. Featuring Seattle veteran guitarist Mike Saskor (Olympic Sound Collective, Rai, Altered States of Funk, Salem, Toadstool), jazz keyboardist Willow Goodine, drummer Chris Martin and bassist Rob Cochran, Swindler is able to bring the dance floor alive, while also leading listeners through an amazing collage of improvisational creativity during each show. The band members draw a wide array of musical influences to the mix, which allow listeners of all ranges to draw rave reviews of the band.
www.swindlerband.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.

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Others/ The Nobodies "Going Nowhere" Tour

6:00pm

Info TBA

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Cordaviva

9:30pm

Cordaviva is a powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. Their upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, Afrobeat, funk, and various Latin styles. Bright horns compliment sublime vocal harmonies (sung in various languages), soulful guitars, and relentlessly driving percussion.

The members of Cordaviva have performed at such notable Seattle venues as Sasquatch Music Festival, Bumbershoot, Hard Rock Cafe, The Triple Door Mainstage, Showbox, Neumo’s, Tractor Tavern, and ACT Theatre. Cordaviva’s influences stem from musical legends such as Nigeria’s Fela Kuti, Guinea’s Bembeya Jazz, and Congo’s Franco & TP OK Jazz, as well as the Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sounds of Caetano Veloso and Mongo Santamaria.

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

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Town In The City

6:30pm

Town In The City is an indie/folk rock band from Los Angeles, California. Their music has its roots in acoustic, harmony-driven folk music, while simultaneously incorporating classic rock grooves, experimental recording techniques, and an exhilarating live show.

The band formed in January 2012 when Pittsburgh-based songwriters Shawn Grindle and George Chammas moved to Los Angeles with their good friend and blues enthusiast Dan Macken. There they met up with well-rounded drummer Matt Campbell, and later were joined friend and funky bassist, Whitt Bell.

Most recently, the band added vocalist/violinist, Julia Chalker, to the line up, bringing that third harmony and enhancing the band's overall sound.

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, May 30, 2015

Electric Circus

9:30pm

Electric Circus remixes classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and a reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia.


April 19th, 2014 Electric Circus performs Electric Miles Davis


Featuring 
D'Vonne Lewis (drums)
, Geoff Harper (a. bass), 
Ian Sheridan (e. bass), 
Ryan Burns (keys), 
Tristan Gianola (guitar), 
Sean Woolstenhulme (guitar), 
Alex Guy (Violin), 
Kate Olson (s. sax), 
Ray Larson (trumpet), 
Greg Sinibaldi (b. sax), 
Levi Gillis (t. sax), 
Thione Diop (percussion), Beth Fleenor (Clarinet/Vox), 
Wayne Horvitz (conduction, sampling, keys), Brad Rouda (lights).
Facebook Event

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

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Garfield Jazz Jam

6:00pm

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
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JeConte & the Mali Allstar's 'Soul Now Benefit'

8:30pm

JeConte & the Mali Allstars are a unique, soulful blend of traditional Malian Blues and Northern California/New Orleans harmonica-based Rock ‘n’ Roll. The project leaders collectively bring original music to the ensemble. This combination creates a high energy, one-of-a-kind performance that gets the crowd going.

The band has almost completed its full-length album titled “Mali Blues” in Bamako, Mali. The compilation by leading members, JeConte, Boubacar Sidibe and Adama Drame, includes unique, soulful songs with Blues, Rock, R&B, Reggae and African World influences.

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

The Royal Room is open seven nights a week.
Happy Hour drink and food specials weekdays from 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.