Restaurant, Bar and Project Room


UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Monday, February 23rd Peter Bradley Adams
7:30pm
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door.
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Peter Bradley Adams is a folk-pop Americana singer-songwriter from Birmingham Alabama. Before embarking on his solo career in 2005, Adams was a founding member of the critically acclaimed folk/pop duo eastmountainsouth. Within a year of forming eastmountainsouth in 2001 (with Kat Maslich Bode), they were signed by none other than Robbie Robertson (of the Band) to DreamWorks Records.


Peter's new album, "The Mighty Storm" is available now online and in stores

"Adams is fast developing as a songwriter who both inspires and questions" - Nic Harcourt / LA Times Magazine - Jan 2010

"...one of the 21st-century writers whose songs are worth exploring.” Wall Street Journal – 2009

"…one of the most consistently eloquent and pleasing singer / songwriters on the scene. Indeed, his brand of musical melancholy is so specific and evocative that, sometimes, listening through his catalog is the only way to survive a moment or a day." -- No Depression - 2014

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 28th En Canto
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.

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, March 1st Kenny Wheeler Tribute ft. Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler
6:30pm Mercer Island Middles School & High School Jazz Ensembles
8:00pm Kenny Wheeler Tribute

Tickets: $12 in advance/ $15 at the door/ $8 students
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Steve Treseler pay tribute to the life, leagcy, and music of the great Kenny Wheeler (1930 - 2014). Kenny's stunning compositions and imaginative improvisations on trumpet and flugelhorn have left deep impressions on generations of musicians and listeners. The band features pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Martin Wind, drummer Jon Wikan, and vocalist Katie Jacobson.

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, March 2nd Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble ft. Ingrid Jensen/ Kenny Wheeler Tribute ft. Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler
8:00pm Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble featuring Ingrid Jensen
9:00pm Kenny Wheeler Tribute

Tickets: $12 in advance/ $15 at the door/ $8 students
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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".

Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Steve Treseler pay tribute to the life, leagcy, and music of the great Kenny Wheeler (1930 - 2014). Kenny's stunning compositions and imaginative improvisations on trumpet and flugelhorn have left deep impressions on generations of musicians and listeners. The band features pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Martin Wind, drummer Jon Wikan, and vocalist Katie Jacobson. < 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, March 4th Miles and Karina with Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore
8:00pm
Tickets: $12 in advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Rich Moore is well-known and well-loved in Colorado's acoustic music family and has lived and performed here for over 25 years. He made his reputation early on as bassist and guitarist with stellar local outfits like The Solid Senders, and in recent years has been the rhythmic bedrock for Pete Wernick's Live Five, Celeste Krenz, and with ensembles fronted by his wife, the internationally-esteemed vocalist Mollie O'Brien. He is guitarist of choice for folk legend Tom Paxton, who invariably requests Moore as a sideman for his Colorado shows.

Mollie O’Brien sings. Does she ever. Jazz, R&B, blues, gospel, southern mountain traditional — you name it. And she approaches each with an ease that makes you think she was steeped in the style since the first time a note left her throat.

Growing up in Wheeling, West Virginia, one of five children, Mollie was exposed to music of every stripe, from performances by the Wheeling Symphony to concerts by Count Basie, Ray Charles, and the Beatles. She listened to singers — Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins, Bonnie Raitt and Dinah Washington, Streisand, Sinatra, and Betty Carter — and took voice lessons. Later, with her brother, Tim, she performed in church and at coffeehouses. All the while she dreamed of heading to New York to sing and act on Broadway and make a big splash in show business.

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, March 9th Seattle Composers Alliance Fundraiser ft. Industrial Revelation Trio/ Tim Carey Quartet/ Alchymeia/Aslan Rife
7:00pm
The Seattle Composers Alliance proudly presents The Spring Fling at The Royal Room on March 9, 2015. Festivities begin at 7pm, featuring live music from the Industrial Revelation Trio, the Tim Carey Quartet, Alchymeia, and Aslan Rife, a silent-auction, and generous door prizes, which in the past have includes gift certificates, musical instruments, full software packages and bundles, and much more from companies like MOTU, Metric Halo, iZotope, and Soundiron.

Tickets, available at seattlecomposers.org, include 1 drink, 1 appetizer + a gift bag and are available for $25 advance / $30 at the door. This year, we are introducing a gift bag for all of our attendees, including discounts at local music-related businesses, small gifts, and some of our finest pointers on what to look for as a composer in our upcoming year, both locally and beyond.

Please come join us for a fantastic evening! We look forward to sharing this event with you, see you there!
This Week At The Royal Room
Monday, February 23rd Peter Bradley Adams
7:30pm
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door.
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Peter Bradley Adams is a folk-pop Americana singer-songwriter from Birmingham Alabama. Before embarking on his solo career in 2005, Adams was a founding member of the critically acclaimed folk/pop duo eastmountainsouth. Within a year of forming eastmountainsouth in 2001 (with Kat Maslich Bode), they were signed by none other than Robbie Robertson (of the Band) to DreamWorks Records.


Peter's new album, "The Mighty Storm" is available now online and in stores

"Adams is fast developing as a songwriter who both inspires and questions" - Nic Harcourt / LA Times Magazine - Jan 2010

"...one of the 21st-century writers whose songs are worth exploring.” Wall Street Journal – 2009

"…one of the most consistently eloquent and pleasing singer / songwriters on the scene. Indeed, his brand of musical melancholy is so specific and evocative that, sometimes, listening through his catalog is the only way to survive a moment or a day." -- No Depression - 2014

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, February 24th Robin Holcomb & Bill Patton
8:00pm
Robin Holcomb has created a new American regionalism, spun from many threads--country, rock, minimalism, Civil War songs, Baptist hymns, Appalachian folk tunes, even the polytonal music of Charles Ives. The music that results is as elegantly simple as a Shaker Quilt, and no less beautiful.”
- The New York Times

Robin Holcomb’s perspective on her art has been forged by rich and varied musical experiences, from her development of an individual solo piano style to her work with chamber ensembles, Indonesian gamelans, improvising orchestras and musical theater. Having lived in the deep South, on the West Coast and in New York City, her surroundings have also played a key role in her musical development. Equally influenced by popular, folk, contemporary classical and avant-garde music, Holcomb is the rare artist who synthesizes all of these seemingly disparate elements into something truly her own.

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, February 25th Jazz Night School/ Comfort Food
6:00pm: Jazz Night School
Jazz Night School All-Star Big Band—JNS's top level band playing great and rare big band arrangements!

9:00pm: Comfort Food
Celebrating the electric fusion movement that was sparked by Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, Comfort Food grooves down that musical path. Influences from electric Miles to Weather Report to Nigeria's Fela Kuti's driving afrobeat. Comfort Food is music for your soul.

"...electric Miles meets Fela Kuti..."

Bob Antolin: alto & soprano sax, flutes, guitar, wind synths
Jaiman Crunk: electric guitar, guitar synths
Yogi McCaw: synths
Lennox Holness: electric bass
Kofi Anang: djembe, percussion
Ahkeenu Musa: congas, percussion
Paul Huppler: 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.
Thursday, February 26th Helen Gillet
8:30pm
Cellist, singer, composer and improviser Helen Gillet grew up in Belgium, Singapore, Chicago and Wisconsin before moving to New Orleans in 2002. She has since successfully forged a path for the cello amidst the city’s thriving musical culture. She has performed extensively across the United States and Western Europe. Beginning cello lessons at the age of nine, Gillet has taken her classical education all the way to a Master’s Degree (Beloit College ’00, Loyola University New Orleans ’04). Her training as an improviser began with North Indian Hindustani vocal ragas in 1998, which launched her into the worlds of free improvisation, jazz, funk, rock and French chansons. The New Orleans Gambit Newspaper awarded her the Big Easy Best Female Performer Award in 2014.

“..great music can create a sense of exceptionalism: a feeling that nowhere else in the world is anyone else so attuned to the glories of the present moment…Globe-trotting cellist Helen Gillet makes this feeling of blissful grandiosity accessible by pulling together bits of traditional French songs, New Orleans rhythms and electronic loops to create a musical environment that heightens the best aspects of the here and now.” Cathy Hughes – Crescent City Sound

8:30pm: Evan Flory Barnes Solo
9:15pm: Helen Gillet & Evan Flory Barnes Duo
10:15pm: Quartet Hellen Gillet, Wayne Horvitz, Evan Flory-Barnes and Tarik Abouzied (of Mctuff)


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, February 27th Twisted Groove
7:30pm
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.
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Saturday, February 28th Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers/ En Canto
5:00pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm): Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers
ay 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.


9:00pm: En Canto
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.

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, March 1st Kenny Wheeler Tribute ft. Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler
6:30pm Mercer Island Middles School & High School Jazz Ensembles

8:00pm Kenny Wheeler Tribute
Tickets: $12 in advance/ $15 at the door/ $8 students
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Steve Treseler pay tribute to the life, leagcy, and music of the great Kenny Wheeler (1930 - 2014). Kenny's stunning compositions and imaginative improvisations on trumpet and flugelhorn have left deep impressions on generations of musicians and listeners. The band features pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Martin Wind, drummer Jon Wikan, and vocalist Katie Jacobson.

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