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UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Thursday, September 4th Hot Nut Riveters
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

From the diabolical mind of Guy Forsyth, the man who brought you the famous (some would say infamous) Asylum Street Spankers, and the somewhat less inventively named but no less infamous Guy Forsyth Band, we proudly present The Hot Nut Riveters - Texas’s Original Recession Era String Band.

Guy Forsyth leads an all-star Austin cast including several other former Asylum Street Spankers. This Vaudevillian string band makes any venue come to life with their instrumental prowess and amazing showmanship. Their debut studio album, "Moustashe Girl," features 7 voices, countless instruments, and, at last count, 5 hilarious commercials. Expect classic American tunes as well new original material from some of Austin's finest!
Hot Nut Riveters' 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, September 6th En Canto
9:00pm
Tickets: $10, are available now 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.

En Canto'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.
Monday, September 15th Forgotten Space
8:00pm
Tickets: $10, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

There are nearly three hundred Grateful Dead tribute bands, only two that tour nationally. Dark Star Orchestra and Forgotten Space from Texas. Forgotten Space is a North Texas-based band comprised of six diverse musicians with a deep understanding and respect for the rich and varied Grateful Dead songbook. Formed in 2006, Forgotten Space has developed a penchant for fearless improvisation coupled with an appreciation of the storytelling component of the Dead’s music. With a repertoire of more than 100 Dead-related songs, the musicians have meticulously bridged the gap between creating the sound and feel of the Grateful Dead experience and finding the balanced space to express their own personal identities as musicians. Staying true to form, the instrumentation of two guitars (Hunter Hendrickson and Kenny Withrow), bass (Bob McConville), keyboards (Will Hodges), two drummers (Bryant Russell and Jerry Saracini), and strong three- and four-part vocal harmonies creates an uncannily accurate representation of the real enchilada. Add to that a willingness to explore arrangements from all eras of the Dead’s body of work (1965-1995), and you end up with an all-out, explosive mixture of good vibes, endless dance party, and deep space musical exploration.

Forgotten Space'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.
Tuesday, September 16th Daniel Rosenboon Quintet/ Netcat
8:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

*4 STARS* from DownBeat Magazine
*4.5 STARS* from Sydney Morning Herald
"Complex and exciting, Fire Keeper burns, lurches, and leaps with intelligent virtuosity and a breathtaking sense of ensemble cohesion. This might be where jazz is heading—so strap in and enjoy the ride."
— Robert Bush, All About Jazz

The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet is an electrifying ensemble that brings together some of the Los Angeles creative music scene's most distinctive instrumental voices! Their debut album, Fire Keeper introduces a new brand of American music, unbound by genre or stylistic idiom. The quintet seamlessly blends elements of jazz, progressive and experimental rock, electronic music, blues, grunge, and contemporary classical music into an unprecedented sound that is fiery, grooving, intelligent and exciting. The band rocks hard, but flies with the freedom of inspired jazz. The sound is fresh yet grounded, and for all its brazen metal edge, this is joyous music!

Featuring:
Daniel Rosenboom – Trumpets
Gavin Templeton – Saxophone and Flute
Alexander Noice – Electric Guitar and FX
Kai Kurosawa – Bear Trax and FX
Dan Schnelle – Drums
Daniel Rosenboom's website.

Netcat is Andrew Olmstead, Brandon Lucia, and David Balatero. Their music explores the intersection between complexity, computers, and free improvisation. Playing cello, synthesizer, drums, and chango, the band interacts with custom sound generation software through long-form textural compositions.
Netcat'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.
Wednesday, September 17th Ivan Peña Quintet
7:30pm
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Ivan Peña is a guitarist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. currently tours with the Hot Club of Detroit. He has spent years traveling throughout France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium gigging and studying music from icons like Fapy Lafertin, Angelo Debarre, Christophe Lartilleux, Tcha Limberger, and Serge Krief. Jay Wilkinson works as a trumpeter, vocalist, composer and educator. He is the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at the University of Oklahoma, a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and a member of the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra. These affiliations have allowed him to perform around the country and back iconic musicians like Ray Charles, Steve Allen, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, and others. He has arranged music for multiple blues and pop artists and completed one album of his own. He recently became the lead trumpet and vocalist for Boyd Street Brass. Adam Ledbetter began taking piano lessons at the age of 10. By the age of 13 he was performing solo concerts featuring the works of Chopin and Beethoven alongside his original compositions. He went on to study at Langston, OCU and UCO's music department where he soaked up jazz and other styles of music. In 2010 he co-founded The New Growth Jazz Quartet and now performs original music with his wife, Kizzie Ledbetter, in the group Adam & Kizzie. 28 year old Matt Hayes was born and resides in Tulsa, Ok. He has a widespread recording and touring career, including work with the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Ivan Peña, and Malcolm Holcombe. Matt currently plays full time with Wayne Newton and Eric Himan. Zach Miller is also from Tulsa, Ok. He and Ivan went to high school together. He holds a music composition degree from the University of Oklahoma and has played guitar since his youth. He also produces beats for the group Hi-Pop.

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, September 27th Jorge Alabe/ En Canto/ Choroloco
9:00pm
Tickets: $8 advance/ $10 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Master drummer Jorge Alabê grew up in Rio de Janeiro immersed in the rich musical culture of Brazil, becoming a master in samba percussion as well as in the Afro-Brazilian religious tradition of candomblé. He is an “Alabê” connected with the oldest candomblé house established in Brazil, Casa Branca; the title of “Alabê” means that he has obtained the highest level in drumming and leading of rituals in the candomblé religion and signifies deep experience and authority. Jorge played percussion with the highest level samba groups in Rio and was the rhythm director of Minas Gerais Samba School in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He has performed in recordings with Brazilian stars Milton Nascimento and Martinho da Vila and appeared on Globo TV in Brazil during 1978–1980 on the entertainment program Brasil Pandeiro.

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.

Choroloco is a Seattle based acoustic ensemble of clarinet, 7 string guitar, cavaquinho and percussion. This group has traversed the wondrous world of Brazilian music since 2008. Choroloco's sound is inspired by the streets of Rio de Janiero, the hot deserts of Brazil's Northeast, the salted air of Ipanema Beach and the Douglas-firs that blanket Western Washington. Choroloco's mission is to present choro as a living tradition, drawing on its historical influences as well as bringing our own influences to the music. This music transcends time and outshines boundaries and Choroloco continues to share the wealth of the repertoire through workshop presentations, performances and audience participation based jam sessions.



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.
This Week At The Royal Room
Monday, September 1st Closed for Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2nd Closed
Wednesday, September 3rd Taylor Ho Bynum's Acoustic Bicycle Tour/ Ted Poor & Andrew D'Angelo Duo
8:00pm
Beginning on August 28 in Vancouver, Canada and continuing through the first day of October on the Mexican border, composer and cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum will present his Acoustic Bicycle Tour – a five week, 1800-mile performance journey where Bynum travels solely by bicycle, presenting solo concerts and playing with ensembles of area musicians.

Tonight, for his stop at The Royal Room, Bynum will perform with Cuong Vu (trumpet), Carmen Rothwell (bass), and Dylan van der Schyff (drums).

Bynum sees the entire trip as a kind of composition. Like all his music, it looks to combine the predetermined, indeterminate, improvised, intuitive and structured into an organic whole. The endeavor is a performance art piece, a philosophical statement, a celebration of musical community, and an exercise in extreme physicality. There are clear analogies between choosing to travel by bike and the path of creative music: the trip may be slower and more arduous, but it is ultimately more rewarding in its acoustic pleasures and unexpected delights.

Ted Poor Andrew D'Angelo Duo

After graduating from the Eastman School of Music in 2003, drummer Ted Poor moved to New York City, where he has made a deep impression on the jazz and improvised music scene. Modern Drummer describes his playing as “adventurous, truly dynamic, and forward-thinking.” Jazz Review writes, “Ted has an uncanny ability to shape the music and a refreshingly unique, organic approach to playing the drums.” This unique approach has caught the ears of many of jazz’s most established musicians and quickly placed him amongst those drummers most in demand.

Andrew D'Angelo's charismatic presence and iconoclastic musical ambition have been well-established over the course of his twenty year plus career and his key roles in bands like Human Feel, the Matt Wilson Quartet and Tyft. His dedication to pushing his limits and his willingness to delve into new musical areas have been powerful inspirations to his peers and to a new generation of improvisers. His forceful tone and aggressive improvisational style have made him one of the most influential alto saxophonists of his time.

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, September 4th Hot Nut Riveters/ The Royal Ramble
6:00pm - 8:00pm Hot Nut Riviters
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door, are available now from Stranger Tickets.

From the diabolical mind of Guy Forsyth, the man who brought you the famous (some would say infamous) Asylum Street Spankers, and the somewhat less inventively named but no less infamous Guy Forsyth Band, we proudly present The Hot Nut Riveters - Texas’s Original Recession Era String Band.

Guy Forsyth leads an all-star Austin cast including several other former Asylum Street Spankers. This Vaudevillian string band makes any venue come to life with their instrumental prowess and amazing showmanship. Their debut studio album, "Moustashe Girl," features 7 voices, countless instruments, and, at last count, 5 hilarious commercials. Expect classic American tunes as well new original material from some of Austin's finest!
Hot Nut Riveters' 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.

9:00pm: The Royal Ramble (No Cover)
Modeled on the legendary Levon Helm's The Midnight Ramble, the Jelly Rollers present a monthly night of blues and more. Acoustic set begins at 9:00 pm, followed by an electric set to closing.
Joining the Jelly Rollers are Casey Neill and the Norway Rats, check out their music at their website

CASEY NEILL & THE NORWAY RATS are a crack gang of musicians from Portland Oregon. Their sound combines high energy diesel fueled rave-ups and haunting ballads. Neill's original weather beaten narratives eschew irony in favor of romance, celebrate society's miscreants, and explore the hidden corners of the American landscape. The Norway Rats, a crack gang of Portland's finest musos, perform Neill's originals with unhinged live energy. Their 2010 record "Goodbye to the Rank and File" garnered rave reviews from radio, online blogs, and press.

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, September 5th Eugenie Jones & Friends
8:00pm
Eugenie Jones
Earshot Jazz NW Recording of the Year Artist, vocalist/composer, Eugenie Jones headlines the evening bringing a vocal style characterized by Seattle Weekly as, "a voice that covers words like pieces of silk covering precious stones." Jones' debut release, Black Lace Blue Tears was favorably reviewed in DownBeat magazine, selected to be featured among "Best of" independent releases in Jazziz Magazine, nominated to NPR Best Of 2013 for Top CD Release and Top Vocal Release and is currently in the running for International Music & Entertainment Association's Jazz Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. Jones is ranked #1 ReverbNation local Jazz artist and is within the top twenty on the Reverb national and international artist rankings. Jones is a prolific composer and arranger with a stage presence that lights up the room and brings fiery emotion into every melody.
Eugenie Jones' website.

D'Vonne Lewis
Earshot Jazz Instrumentalist of the year, band leader, drummer, D'Vonne Lewis will bring the beats to tonight's performance. One of Seattle's most sought-after drummers, a multi-band leader and grandson of Seattle R&B legend, Dave Lewis, D'Vonne has incredible rhythm style and endearing grace. With a smile that melts hearts and playing that keeps every toe tapping Lewis makes the complexities of rhythm look far too easy.

Eric Verlinde
On piano is one of Seattle's top-of-the-food-chain pianist, Eric Verlinde. An award-winning composer and pianist that believes “jazz to be an intrinsic part of our culture,” and who has played all over the world - including Paris, Berlin, London - with over 150 original compositions and five recordings to his credit Eric is a tremendous talent to hear and see.

Ahamefule Oluo
On trumpet an immensely talented and master of many arts as a writer, comedian, musician, and composer is horn front-man Ahamefule Oluo. Ahame's original musical compositions have been described as, “....the most beautiful melodies...heard coming from a stage.” Be prepared to be literally and figuratively blow away by this trumpet player extraordinaire.

Marina Christopher
Growing up in Seattle's live music world, you can find this talented young bassist on stages all over town. From jamming with the Seattle Women's Orchestra, to assemble featuring at Jazzy Alley to the Lincoln Center stage with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Marina has demonstrated mad-skills as a bassist and is a fantastic addition to this evening's line-up.

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, September 6th En Canto
9:00pm
Tickets: $10, are available now 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.

En Canto'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.
Sunday, September 7th Benefit Concert with Tom Price Desert Classic/ The Swords of Fatima/ The Gallow Swings
6:00pm
Admission: $10 suggested donation

Suzanne (Wuz) Bolyen - sister of Nick Scott and friend to many - is seriously ill. She is a very committed single mom to her amazing daughter Vaile. They live in Ellensburg, WA where Vaile is entering her senior year and need our help to provide immediate relief and some long-term security for Vaile!

How You Can Help: Join us for a benefit on 9/7 at the Royal Room in Seattle. Please come and offer your support! You will be treated to three crazy-good bands! Tom Price Desert Classic
The Swords of Fatima
Gallow Swings
PLUS: Hot Dog Cart! Carnival Games! Tom Price Desert Classic Record Release!

All proceeds from the benefit will go to Wuz and Vaile. We hope to establish an account in Vaile's name to provide her some future security and to help her understand that despite hardship, others are here to help!

If you are not able to attend the benefit show you can still help!
Donate here!
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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.