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Upcoming Ticketed Events
Friday, January 27th Banda Magda // The Cumbieros
Two Shows One Night - 7:00pm & 9:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm: Banda Magda // The Cumbieros
Tickets: $17 adv/ $20 dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Early Show:
7:00pm – The Cumbieros
8:15pm – Banda Magda

Late Show:
9:45pm – Banda Magda
11:15pm – The Cumbieros

Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Their songs capture the best of mid-century pop ballads and cinematic arranging, drawing on the band’s global background and unchained musicality. Trained in film scoring at Berklee, Giannikou’s film music finesse has won her awards and caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to (she sang a duet with CK for the comedian’s TV show).

Live, Banda Magda bursts with humor and quirky sensibility, powered by a unflagging energy. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, as well as performances at discerning venues and festivals such as Webster Hall, Irving Plaza, The Kennedy Center, The Jefferson Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, Jazz al Parque, St. Moritz Festival Da Jazz, and the Chicago World Music Festival.

After the success of their brilliantly colorful albums, "Amour, t’es là?" (Top 10 Billboard World Music Charts, NPR’s All Songs Considered, First Listen, NPR’s 10 favorite World Music Albums 2013), and "Yerakina" (co-produced by GRAMMY Award-winners Michael League and Fab Dupont), the Banda is in pre-production of their 3rd opus, the vibrant, Technicolor "Tigre" to be released in 2016.

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!

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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Sunday, January 29th Kathleen Tracy CD Release
8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm: Kathleen Tracy CD Release
Tickets: $10 adv/dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Indie folk artist (and Columbia City neighbor) Kathleen Tracy’s songs cut to the heart of what it means to be alive. Her work is literate and emotionally revealing, and her soulful performances offer humor, courage and tenderness. Kathleen's Seattle musical roots go back to the 80’s as a solo artist and with the folk/rock trio Modern Fabrics (Cyd Smith and Linda Severt). Lately she’s one third of the ukulele trio The Blue Janes (Arni Adler and jean mann) and founder and director of the Columbia City Community Chorus. At this CD release party, Kathleen will be joined by The Blue Janes and other special musical guests including Bill Corral, (guitar); Larry Jones, (drums); Brian Kent, (sax); Steve Kim (keys and bass), Linda Severt (percussion), and more.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Thursday, February 2nd Harris Eisenstadt Old Growth Forest w/ Jeb Bishop, Tony Malaby, and Jason Roebke
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Harris Eisenstadt Old Growth Forest w/ Jeb Bishop, Tony Malaby, and Jason Roebke
Tickets: $12 adv/$15 dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Harris Eisenstadt Old Growth Forest:
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Tony Malaby - tenor sax
Jason Roebke - bass
Harris Eisenstadt - drums, compositions

Formed during Harris Eisenstadt’s September, 2015 twelve-set residency at John Zorn’s venue The Stone in New York City, Old Growth Forest soonafter released its first recording on the Portuguese label Clean Feed to critical acclaim. Harris Eisenstadt, Jeb Bishop, Tony Malaby, and Jason Roebke are each respected, instantly-recognizable musical voices in the worlds of adventurous, international jazz and improvised music. Eisenstadt pens wide-ranging themes for the group, emphasizing spontaneity and close listening alongside propulsive groove and textural exploration.

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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Wednesday, February 3rd Earshot Jazz Presents: Kahil el Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble w/ Corey Wilkes
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Earshot Jazz Presents: Kahil el Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble w/ Corey Wilkes
Tickets: $18 general / $16 Earshot members & seniors (60+) / $10 students & veterans/military
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Kahil El’Zabar has been one of the deepest and most forward-thinking artists from Chicago’s renowned improvised music scene for many years. This Ethnic Heritage Ensemble includes trumpeter Corey Wilkes, baritone saxophonist Alex Harding, who has stepped in for an ailing Hamiet Bluiett on this tour, and the compelling presence of El’Zabar on drum set, hand percussion, and soulful vocalizations.

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, February 4th Led to Sea, Kendra McKinley & Intisaar
8:45pm | Doors at 8:30pm: Led to Sea, Kendra McKinley & Intisaar
Tickets: $8 adv/$10 dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Led to Sea is a magnetic chamber-pop group led by Seattle-based violinist, violist and singer Alex Guy, who fuses classical, pop and experimental music. Her live show as a string player and vocalist has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, and draws comparisons to St. Vincent and Andrew Byrd. She has opened for and shared the stage with a host of renowned artists, including Laura Veirs, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Mirah and Jherek Bischoff. Alex has also collaborated with numerous groups in Seattle, including Wayne Horvitz' Electric Circus, the Degenerate Art Ensemble and the Seattle Rock Orchestra. She released her third Led to Sea record: The Beautiful Humming of Ms. Fortune in 2015, and is currently working on her first feature-length film score for With Wings and Roots, a documentary about immigration and belonging.

Kendra McKinley perceives a song like a painter views a blank canvas: an opportunity to expand an audience’s mind, to wash their thoughts in brilliant hues of blue and violet, scarlet reds and effusive orange. Inspired by the past but not chained to it, McKinley’s music spans the diverse spectrum of pop music. She echoes the intricate vocal arrangements crafted by Brian Wilson, fractures the narrow definitions of a genre like St. Vincent, and recognizes storytelling as the key aspect of a great tune the way the best singer-songwriters have for generations

Intisaar is a Seattle-based duo comprised of Tess (Intisaar) Jubran on guitar/vocals, and Natalie Mai Hall on cello. In a live setting, they are a dynamic acoustic powerhouse rich with emotive melody, hard-hitting rhythms, and compelling arrangements.

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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Wednesday, February 8th Earshot Jazz Presents: Eric Vloeimans and accordionist Will Halshauer
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Earshot Jazz Presents: Eric Vloeimans and accordionist Will Halshauer
Tickets: $15 general / $13 Earshot members & seniors (60+) / $7 students & veterans/military
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans and versatile American accordionist, Will Halshauer.

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.
Thusday, February 9th Foghorn Stringband/ Cajun Country Revival
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Foghorn Stringband/ Cajun Country Revival
Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

The Foghorn Stringband is the present day shining gold standard for American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over a decade of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all this, they’ve never let the music grow cold; instead they’ve been steadily proving that American roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration.

Spanning generations from across the nation the Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians. Comprised of Cajun musicians Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy and Portland Oregon’s Foghorn Stringband, this group presents a music that seems to embody all of the things that make life wonderful and together they’ve delighted audiences around the world celebrating rather than “performing" the music that brought them together: Cajun music and early Country music.

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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
This Week At The Royal Room
Monday, January 23rd D'Vonne Lewis' LIMITED EDITION // Marina and the Dreamboats / The Salute Sessions
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: D'Vonne Lewis' LIMITED EDITION // Marina and the Dreamboats
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

D'Vonne Lewis' LIMITED EDITION is a combo led by the drummer of local supergroup Industrial Revelation. The band features Jacques Willis on vibes; Cliff Colon on sax; Andy Coe on guitar; Farko Dosumov on bass; Eric Verlinde on piano and D'Vonne Lewis on drums. They recently recorded their debut album in the fall of 2016, which is hopefully to be self-released early 2017.

In 2013, they performed a jaw-dropping, heavy jazz/funk set at Seattle's famed music venue, Tractor Tavern, opening up for Grammy nominated band, Snarky Puppy. If you haven't seen Limited Edition yet, you should. You will be in for a musical treat that never gets old!
https://www.facebook.com/DLLEband

MARINA AND THE DREAMBOATS is the female-bassist-fronted soul band of your dreams, led by Marina Christopher. The Dreamboats are Peter Daniel on bari sax; Jamie Paulson on trombone; Frank Vitolo on tenor sax, Brian Bermudez on alto sax, Adam Robb on trumpet, Kevin Proudfoot on keys, Owen Proto on guitar and Chris Patin on drums. They are currently working on their first album, which will be released later in 2017. In 2015 their first break-out performance was on CW11’s show Band in Seattle, and they have been delighting audiences all over Seattle ever since.
https://www.facebook.com/marinaandthedreamboats
http://www.marinachristopher.com/

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

10:00pm (Lounge): The Salute Sessions
A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Joe Henderson. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Tuesday, January 24th SRJO Jazz Scholars Fundraiser / The Suffering Fuckheads
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: SRJO Jazz Scholars Fundraiser To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Tonight the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) holds a fundraiser to benefit their Jazz Scholars music education program. Performers will include the Denny Middle and Chief Sealth High School jazz bands, Jazz Scholars music coaches and the SRJO bandleader and artistic director, saxophonist Michael Brockman.

All proceeds raised tonight go directly towards funding the Jazz Scholars summer music camp and private lesson instruction in the Denny and Sealth programs. Please join us for a swinging night of music and help support this important arts education program!

To find out more information about the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Scholars, click here for recordings, performance information, or to donate.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Wednesday, January 25th Jazz Night School
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Jazz Night School
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

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

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https://twitter.com/jazznightschool
https://www.facebook.com/jazznightschool/

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Thursday, January 26th Gabriel Burbano Quintet
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Gabriel Burbano Quintet
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Gabriel Burbano was born in Miami, FL, and found the trumpet and music at an early age. By the time he was 13, Gabriel was working regularly as trumpet player in several bands performing various styles of latin music such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bossa Nova, and Latin Jazz. However, upon moving to the Seattle area in 2003, he discovered his passion for Jazz, R&B, and Soul, and has since been performing with many of the northwest’s top artists.

The Gabriel Burbano Quintet combines elements of each of those musical genres to bring the fire and passion that listeners would come to expect from a live Jazz, Latin, or R&B performance, but delivered with a renewed spirit that is sure to touch the soul of any music lover.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Friday, January 27th Banda Magda // The Cumbieros
Two Shows One Night - 7:00pm & 9:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm: Banda Magda // The Cumbieros
Tickets: $17 adv/ $20 dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Early Show:
7:00pm – The Cumbieros
8:15pm – Banda Magda

Late Show:
9:45pm – Banda Magda
11:15pm – The Cumbieros

Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Their songs capture the best of mid-century pop ballads and cinematic arranging, drawing on the band’s global background and unchained musicality. Trained in film scoring at Berklee, Giannikou’s film music finesse has won her awards and caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to (she sang a duet with CK for the comedian’s TV show).

Live, Banda Magda bursts with humor and quirky sensibility, powered by a unflagging energy. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, as well as performances at discerning venues and festivals such as Webster Hall, Irving Plaza, The Kennedy Center, The Jefferson Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, Jazz al Parque, St. Moritz Festival Da Jazz, and the Chicago World Music Festival.

After the success of their brilliantly colorful albums, "Amour, t’es là?" (Top 10 Billboard World Music Charts, NPR’s All Songs Considered, First Listen, NPR’s 10 favorite World Music Albums 2013), and "Yerakina" (co-produced by GRAMMY Award-winners Michael League and Fab Dupont), the Banda is in pre-production of their 3rd opus, the vibrant, Technicolor "Tigre" to be released in 2016.

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!

Facebook Event

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.
Satruday, January 28th Django's Birthday Party
6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm: Django's Birthday Party
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Gypsy Jazz Bands Come Together to Celebrate Their Hero

Gypsy jazz musicians from around Puget Sound will celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 107th birthday with an evening of music. The party will be hosted by two bands, Hot Club of Seattle and Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’, plus other top Seattle Gypsy Jazz musicians will make guest appearances.

Django 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. Duke Ellington referred to Django as “the most creative jazz musician to originate anywhere outside the United States.” Decades later, Jerry Garcia said, “Even today, nobody has really come to the state that he was playing at…nobody plays with the whole fullness of expression that Django had.”

Hot Club of Seattle is led by guitarist/singer Jim Char and features a blend of Django tunes, ballads, latin, and swing jazz from the Great American Songbook. Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’ feature violinist Ranger Sciacca. In September, they performed at North America’s top gypsy jazz festival, Djangofest Northwest. Says Sciacca: “Our goal is to make this a really fun show, featuring as many great Gypsy jazz players as we can.”

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http://www.rangerswings.com/music.html
https://www.facebook.com/RangerSwings/
https://www.facebook.com/hotclubofseattle

No cover. The performers are compensated by your donations.
Sunday, January 29th Jane Addams Band / Kathleen Tracy CD Release
5:00pm-7:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm: Jane Addams Band

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm: Kathleen Tracy CD Release
Tickets: $10 adv/dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Indie folk artist (and Columbia City neighbor) Kathleen Tracy’s songs cut to the heart of what it means to be alive. Her work is literate and emotionally revealing, and her soulful performances offer humor, courage and tenderness. Kathleen's Seattle musical roots go back to the 80’s as a solo artist and with the folk/rock trio Modern Fabrics (Cyd Smith and Linda Severt). Lately she’s one third of the ukulele trio The Blue Janes (Arni Adler and jean mann) and founder and director of the Columbia City Community Chorus. At this CD release party, Kathleen will be joined by The Blue Janes and other special musical guests including Bill Corral, (guitar); Larry Jones, (drums); Brian Kent, (sax); Steve Kim (keys and bass), Linda Severt (percussion), and more.

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

With permanent backline, recording and video, a grand piano and a generous stage, the Royal Room has been designed to serve the musicians and artists who will be performing.

For ticketed events please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show

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