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UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Thursday, October 2nd Antsy McClain
7:30pm
Tickets: $17 advance/ $20 door, available now from Stranger Tickets.

Singer, Songwriter, Humorist and Small Town Philosopher
R.J. "Antsy" McClain has lived all over the country, but was raised in a small Kentucky trailer park by an Avon-selling mother and a truck-driving father. Like a surreal Norman Rockwell painting come to life, Antsy McClain is the embodiment of the small-town, blue-collar life he experienced growing up. He is a singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher. McClain's poetry, heart-felt ballads and humorous tales have garnered praise from such artists as Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Lindsay Buckingham, and David Wilcox, to name a few.

Antsy's website.

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, October 4th Kristin Chambers CD Release Show
7:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 door – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

8:00pm: Verlaine opens the night

9:00pm: Kristin Chambers Seattle Singer Songwriter releases her new album "Everything Woman", a new compilation of original songs that truly captures Kristin's poetic, heartfelt, lyrics and authentic, soulful music as never before. Produced by Eric Eagle of Seattle's Skoor Sound, "Everything Woman" breathes life from the musical artistry of Keith Lowe, Jeff Feilder, Michael Stegner, Steve Moore, Al Keith and the arranging brilliance of Hans Teuber.

Eric Eagle- Drums
Jeff Fielder-Guitar
Michael Stegner-Piano
Keith Lowe- Bass

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, October 17th Earshot Jazz: Amy Denio & OU
Part of 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival
8:00pm
Tickets: $20 general; $18 members & seniors; $10 students and veterans
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Seattle’s well-traveled multi-instrumentalist has found remarkable synergy in Rome with the sextet OU. They conjure a delightful “world jazz folk anarchy.” OU is Ersilia Prosperi: flugelhorn, ukelele; Sabrina Coda: saxophones; Martina Fadda: lead vocals; Luca Venitucci: keyboards; Claudio Mosconi: bass; Cristiano de Fabritiis: percussion. Party!

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, October 24th Earshot Jazz: Jessica Lurie/ Living Daylights Reunion & Syrinx Effect
Part of 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival
8:00pm
Tickets: $20 general; $18 members & seniors; $10 students & veterans ($12 after 10pm)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The New York saxophonist/vocalist reunites with Arne Livingston, bass, and Dale Fanning, drums, for a jazz-festival recreation of the great forward-looking power trio of the late 1990s Seattle scene. Also on the bill is Syrinx Effect, the magical duo of Kate Olson (soprano sax, electronics) and Naomi Siegel (trombone, electronics), two bright lights on the Seattle scene.

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, October 25th House of Thee UnHoly Band
7:30pm (All Ages) & 9:30 (21+)
Tickets: $15 – Tickets for early show available now from Stranger Tickets.
Tickets available for late show available now from Stranger Tickets.

"The band is fantastic, as one would expect, given the immense talent on stage. Darren Loucas is especially good. The addition of Kathy Moore to the lineup was inspired, her chops are remarkable. Andy Stoller holds down the fort in John Paul Jones fashion while Mike Stone’s feet on the kick drums were truly made of Led, and he often sounded like he had four sticks on the trap." Omar Willey The Seattle Star!

The current band configuration boasts a powerhouse of singers; Sarah Rudinhoff (2004 recipient of The Stranger Genius Award; also seen at 5th Avenue, Seattle Rep); Jen Ayers (Honey Tongue; Dream On, Teatro ZinZanni's Return to Paradise in 2013); Zach Davidson (Vendetta Red; featured singer with the prestigious Seattle Rock Orchestra). It really takes three diverse voices to do justice to the vocal range of the young Robert Plant.

Thee House of Thee UnHoly band musicians include, Andy Stoller (appearances on "The Tonight Show," "David Letterman," "The Grammys”, touring with Tracy Chapman) on bass; Ryan Burns (played with members of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Guns and Roses), on guitar; Darren Loucas (who's shared stage with Bill Frisell and Ian Moore, on guitar Katy Moore (performed with Thaddeus Turner), and Mike Stone (played with members of Soundgarden; REM; Pearl Jam) on drums.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Monday, October 27th Druhá Tráva
7:30pm
Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, Druhá Tráva is the foremost band to emerge from the flourishing Czech bluegrass scene. Its virtuoso musicians can satisfy the most hardcore fans with scorching versions of traditional bluegrass standards. But as the band´s name "Second Grass" implies, DT reaches far beyond the classic bluegrass genre for inspiration. The band uses American roots music as a starting point for a synthesis of jazz, pop, folk and even classical motifs, transforming an iconic American idiom into a richly textured, highly personal statement.
DT was formed in 1991 by the influential singer-songwriter Robert Krestan, multi-instrumentalist Lubos Malina and other veterans of the acoustic music scene that had long thrived in Czechoslovakia. Krestan´s original songs -- renowned for their enigmatic, at times provocative, lyrics -- make up most of the band´s repertoire, and they and Krestan´s raw, gritty vocals set the band apart.

Druhá Tráva's website

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, October 31st Earshot Jazz: Royal Room Halloween Party
Tickets:
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: $7 Adults, $5 Children w/ families
RRCME & Electric Circus: $18 General Admission
Full Evening: $20 General Admission
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Wayne Horvitz has continually inspired new Seattle jazz. He launches this extraordinary three-part evening at 6pm leading Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, a large improvisational ensemble creating incidental music for the silent classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. At 8pm the group celebrates its new CD. Proceedings continue at 10pm with Electric Circus, Horvitz’s arrangements of the classic fusion and fission of Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew and other little-performed gems of the new canon.

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, September 29th Ryan Burns Trio/ Ron Weinstein Trio
8:00pm
A night featuring two of Seattle's finest piano trios.

The Ryan Burns Trio explores the classic piano trio format, much in the lineage of greats Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans. Ryan Burns has recorded a half dozen CD’s as a leader, his trio taking on many incarnations since his debut release “That’s The Ryan Burns Trio” in 1998. A veteran of rock and jazz fusion groups, Burns often works with fretless electric bassist Steve Kim and drummer Jacques Willis. RBT has also employed many of Seattle’s finest, including bassists Geoff Harper, Jeff Johnson and Geoff Cooke, as well as drummers Jose Martinez, Tad Britton, Matt Jorgensen and Mike Stafford. Material ranges from Thelonious Monk to The Rolling Stones, with a steady dose of originals by Burns and his band members.
The Seattle Weekly writes "Burns has a fantastically fertile brain, prodding the music with unexpected voicings and twisted runs; as with the best pianists, his comping is as intriguing as his solos."

Ron Weinstein Trio featuring Ron Weinstein (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass) and D'Vonne Lewis (drums). Jazz piano trio reminiscent of the New York styles of the late 50's, early 60's.

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, September 30th Closed
Wednesday, October 1st Lennie's Pennies/ The 350's
8:00pm
Lennie's Pennies A Tribute to Legendary Jazz Pianist & Composer Lennie Tristano
Lennie Tristano's legacy of influential achievements in the field of jazz includes pioneering early multi-track recordings, the first recordings of group free-improvisation in 1949, introducing new levels of rhythmic and harmonic complexity as well as a prolific teaching career with many notable students including Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Charles Mingus, Connie Crothers and Sheila Jordan. Tonight's performance will honor what would have been his 94th birthday with heartfelt interpretations of music by and associated with Tristano and his associates.

The 350's: Featuring Steve Smith (drums), Alan Paisley (bass guitar) and Bruce Hazen (e-guitar).

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, October 2nd Antsy McClain
7:30pm
Tickets: $17 advance/ $20 door, available now from Stranger Tickets.

Singer, Songwriter, Humorist and Small Town Philosopher
R.J. "Antsy" McClain has lived all over the country, but was raised in a small Kentucky trailer park by an Avon-selling mother and a truck-driving father. Like a surreal Norman Rockwell painting come to life, Antsy McClain is the embodiment of the small-town, blue-collar life he experienced growing up. He is a singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher. McClain's poetry, heart-felt ballads and humorous tales have garnered praise from such artists as Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Lindsay Buckingham, and David Wilcox, to name a few.

Antsy's website.

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, October 3rd The Georgetown Orbits Tour Homecoming/ CD Release Show
8:30pm
The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and upbeat, roots-influenced Reggae. They have garnered much attention in the Northwest as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the old sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004.

Bridgid Roney- Vocals
Orion Anderson - Guitar
Cale Wilcox - Bass
Christopher Torres - Piano/Organ
Ronnie Strauss - Drums
Sean Jensen - Saxophone
Adam Bruno - Trumpet
Brian Mueller - Trombone

DJ Spykid spins the best in classic Jamaican Ska and Reggae before and between sets.

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, October 4th Kristin Chambers CD Release Show
7:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 door – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

8:00pm: Verlaine opens the night

9:00pm: Kristin Chambers Seattle Singer Songwriter releases her new album "Everything Woman", a new compilation of original songs that truly captures Kristin's poetic, heartfelt, lyrics and authentic, soulful music as never before. Produced by Eric Eagle of Seattle's Skoor Sound, "Everything Woman" breathes life from the musical artistry of Keith Lowe, Jeff Feilder, Michael Stegner, Steve Moore, Al Keith and the arranging brilliance of Hans Teuber.

Eric Eagle- Drums
Jeff Fielder-Guitar
Michael Stegner-Piano
Keith Lowe- Bass

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, October 5th Roosevelt High School Jazz Band II/ Tom Varner Nonet CD Release Concert
6:30pm Roosevelt High School Jazz Band II
Directed by Stuart MacDonald.

7:30pm Tom Varner Nonet CD Release Concert
Tom Varner Nonet CD Release concert party! Tom's new CD "Nine Surprises"-- with Mark Taylor, Eric Barber, Jim DeJoie, Steve Treseler, Thomas Marriott, David Marriott, Phil Sparks, and Byron Vannoy!

Internationally reknowned as one of the foremost proponents of jazz and improvised music for the French horn Tom Varner is also an inventive, witty, and passionate composer. Varner’s compositions have garnered awards such as the 2000 Jazz Composers Alliance Julius Hemphill Composition Award, and been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. His 1997 album, Martian Heartache, (Soul Note) was voted as one of the top ten releases of the year in numerous jazz publications. An annual DownBeat Critics Poll winner, Varner has performed as a leader at the Vienna Koncerthaus and the Seixal/Lisbon, Moers, Groningen, and Rotterdam Jazz Festivals, as well as countless appearances in the New York area with Steve Wilson, Ed Jackson, Billy Hart, and Tom Rainey. As a sideman, Varner has toured with the Mingus Orchestra, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Bobby Watson, Jane Ira Bloom, Jim McNeeley, Quincy Jones and Miles Davis. Since relocating to Seattle 2005, Varner has enjoyed playing at the Vancouver, Earshot, and Bumbershoot festivals, as both a leader and a sideman with artists such as Mark Taylor, Eric Barber, Hans Teuber, Wayne Horvitz, Jim Knapp, and Phil Sparks. He is currently on the jazz faculty of Cornish College of the Arts.

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.

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