Restaurant, Bar and Project Room


UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Friday July 10th En Canto/ Anokye Agofomma
9:00pm
Tickets:$10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

En Canto brings you music as rich and varied as the people and places of Brazil: forró and baião from the northeast, bossa nova and choro from Rio, and sambas from every city and town. These lively, danceable rhythms get everyone onto the dance floor, while the occasional slower tunes (such as Tom Jobim's "Falando do Amor") evoke the romantic Brazilian mood of saudade (longing). Led by Brazilian-born vocalist Adriana Giordano, this septet combines consummate musicianship with an infectious sense of fun, delighting everyone from the discriminating music aficionado to anyone who just wants to groove. Anokye Agofomma opens the show.

Agofomma - Pan African
Master Drummer Yaw Amponsah with his articulate Pan African band of musicians and dancers will bring you an experience that ranges from the deep traditional Sacred Royal Court rhythms of Ghana to the Pan African dances and party music of Ghana, Benin and Togo. The deep passion and integrity of this music will stir your soul and beckon you to the dance floor.

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 July 22nd Piano Starts Here: James Booker, Professor Longhair, and Dr. John “In the Right Place: New Orleans Piano”
8:00pm
Tickets $10 adv/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
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.

The blend of roots, blues, zydeco, boogie woogie and jazz apparent in the compositions of all three of these musicians screams New Orleans, but Piano Starts Here takes you south in order to highlight the variance in style among these three Louisianan composers. The Night Tripper, Longhair and James “Black Liberace” Booker all see some action during Mardi Gras, but Piano Starts Here goes further and gives them the full attention that they deserve. Featuring Ryan Burns, Aaron Otheim, Tim Kennedy, Chris McCarthy and Anna Freedman.

Hosted by Tim Kennedy
Curated by Tim Kennedy and Wayne Horvitz

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 July 23nd Brian & Rowena Vasquez
7:30pm
Tickets: $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Brian has been called many things, however, the one that comes up the most is "the Hawaiian Santana".
Mika'ele Partin of Hawaiian Pacific Radio comments about Brian: His unique style brings the music "alive" to your heart and soul. From his first CD, Hawaiian Sunday to his just release compilation, Kona Daze, you will be mesmerized by his music!
Brian’s music spans many generations and ethnic cultures. It is impossible to listen to his music and keep still. There is something about every song that will move each listener in one way or another. It is amazing how fast his fingers move when he does what the Hawaiians call “pa'ani”, which is an instrumental solo. Brian seems to think in music. It’s like the way most people “think” about what they want to say, then the words pour out of their mouths, with Brian, he seems to hear the music and then it pours through his fingers. It is really amazing to watch and experience personally.

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 July 29th Lobo Del Mar
8:00pm
Tickets $10 adv/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Lobo Del Mar is a large family of traveling musicians and dancers. Picking up different world music and dance styles wherever they live, this group is a unique collection of performing artists that entertain around the globe. Including Celtic Music, Flamenco, Belly Dance, Bluegrass 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 July 30th Elevator Presents: Ariel Kalma and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe with A Box in the Sea
8:30pm
Tickets:$12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

8:30pm A Box in the Sea
9:15pm Sunshine Soup (documentary)
10:30pm Ariel Kalma and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

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 June 29th Skerik (Solo)/ Hyrdroplane
8:00pm
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.

Hydroplane: Ever so smoothly Hydroplane glides musically through space and time. Together our journey begins as we reach farther into the vast darkness, searching for the light, With Tim Kennedy on Moog bass and keys, Adam Gross drums and electronics, and guests Darian Asplund on flute and keys, and Tristan Gianola on 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.
Tuesday June 30th Humanities Washington's Think & Drink/ Claire Piersol
6:00pm: Humanities Washington's Think & Drink
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 climate change.

Humanities Washington's Website

8:30pm: Claire Piersol
Claire grew up in Edmonds, Washington with her beloved parents, Ian and Olga McKenna. In 2001, Claire won the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Outstanding Clarinet Soloist Award and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award by her Meadowdale High School Music Department. Claire was a student, counselor, and instructor at the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Youth and Adult Jazz Camps from 2000-2008. Claire worked as a counselor and instructor at the Heebie Jeebies Youth Jazz Camp in Port Angeles, Washington from 2004-2008.

Extraordinary trumpet player and vocalist Bria Skonberg and Claire founded the Mighty Aphrodite Jazz Band. Bria and Claire co-led the popular all-female jazz band that recorded four CDs, performed at several jazz festivals, and sailed on two jazz cruises from 2005-2010. Each of the band members have gone on to lead successful solo careers and are performing regularly throughout the United States and abroad.

Dave Holo - Trumpet
Claire Piersol - Clarinet and Vocals
Solomon Douglas - Piano and Vocals
Dave Brown - Bass
Mike Daugherty - 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.
Wednesday July 1st Nicole Rinne Debuts at the Royal Room/ Royal Room Rockeroke, Hosted by Grace Love
8:00pm
6:00pm: Nicole Rinne Debuts at the Royal Room
Nicole Rinne debuts at the Royal Room for her first solo performance, featuring: Ed Weber on piano, Douglas Barnett on bass, Steve Banks on drums, and Cliff Colon on saxophone. Nicole has been mentored by local jazz singer/songwriter Barbie Anaka since the age of 6. Now, she is 18 and a recent graduate of Seattle Academy where she was a member of the school's advanced jazz choir, the Onions. Nicole has sung with the group in festivals and competitions, receiving top awards for both group and solo vocal performances. Her experience includes performances at venues throughout Seattle, including the ACT Theatre, Jazz Alley, The Triple Door and Salty's on Alki. She was also a finalist in the Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist competition.

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.


9:00pm: Nicole Rinne Debuts at the Royal Room
Grace Love leads a karaoke session backed by a live big band! Belt it out with the finest every first Wednesday of the month!

This young Tacoma-raised singer has the sort of powerful pipes that tend to stun chatty bar bar crowds into silence. Her voice ranges from tender to towering as she covers popular songs by artist Joe Cocker to Adele to Amy Winehouse giving her own soulful flair...

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 July 2nd The Royal Ramble ft. The Jelly Rollers and Red Sun Revue
8:00pm
Modeled on the legendary Levon Helm's The Midnight Ramble, the Jelly Rollers present a monthly night of blues and more.

The Jelly Rollers combine compelling rhythms with melt-in-your-mouth guitar licks, tasty harmonica, and rousing harmonies to create their own fresh brand of genre-bending blues. Best known of late for packing the dance floors around the Northwest, the group originally formed as an acoustic duo with Darren Loucas on guitar and Sean Divine on harp singing and playing in the tradition of Terry & McGhee and Cephas & Wiggins. The pair has successfully channeled this mutual interest in vintage blues into a highly danceable electric ensemble powered by the driving rhythm section of Rebecca Young and Eric Eagle. The Rollers have performed at major northwest festivals, have shared the stage with Sonny Rhodes, James Cotton, Coco Montoya, Bo Diddley, and KT Tunstall and received the award for “Best Traditional Band” by the Washington Blues Society. Their self-titled release has received substantial airplay in the Northwest and beyond, earning regular rotation status of at KEXP.

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

Red Sun Revue: Brought together by our love of late ‘60s & early ‘70s rock and roll in April of 2013, Red Sun Revue has put together a set of songs that mixes originals with some well-known and lesser known covers by the Rollings Stones, Humble Pie, Free, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and others. We want to bring back the blues-based, soul, r&b, twangy, rock'n'roll of that time while breathing a bit of our own flavor in as we go.

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 July 3rd Pre-4th Groovalicious!
8:00pm
Bring in your July 4th weekend with DJ beats and grooves from Seattle’s finest!

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 July 4th Closed
Sunday July 5th Closed

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