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UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Wednesday, November 19th Piano Starts Here: Two Generations of the Avant-Garde: Duke Ellington and Cecil Taylor
8:00pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $5 students w/ ID.
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

If you handed a Cecil Taylor record to an unfamiliar listener, Duke Ellington wouldn’t be the first influence they’d identify in Taylor’s free-wheeling, aggressively improvisational style. Yet Taylor’s unique approach to the piano grew out of a musical education steeped in the work of more conventional piano masters like Bud Powell, Horace Silver, and Ellington, and the paths of Taylor and the Duke cross in more ways than one. In addition to a penchant for bold experimentation, Ellington and Taylor shared key personnel on some of their projects: Johnny Hodges, the alto player that formed a vital component of Ellington’s band until 1951, was one of Taylor’s early collaborators. Both rejected genre limitations imposed by critics and record labels, and it is this visionary attitude that the Royal Room’s Piano Starts Here series celebrates as it offers the music of Cecil Taylor and Duke Ellington this November.

Tonight features pianists Ryan Burns, Eric Verlinde, Chris Hoyer and Robin Holcomb.
The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument. Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening on the Royal Room's Steinway B grand piano. Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Sonny Clark, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Fats Waller, Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Tim Kennedy. Hosted by Tim Kennedy.

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, November 22nd Ian McFeron
9:00pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Ian McFeron broke into the Seattle music scene when discovered by “The Mountain” in Seattle (AAA-formatted KMTT at 103.7 FM) shortly after releasing his debut album, Don’t Look Back (2003). Within months, the first single “Love Me Twice” edged out songs by Modest Mouse, Bob Schneider, The Bo Deans, and Ray LaMontagne in The Mountain’s “New Music Throwdown,” a weekly competition where listeners vote for their favorite of two new songs. Ian has shared the spotlight with international and national artists such as Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith, Shawn Mullins, Brandi Carlile, Amos Lee, Sister Hazel, Mike Doughty, Hayes Carll, Missy Higgins, Julia Fordham, The Hothouse Flowers, and Jars of Clay.

From the beginning, McFeron dedicated himself to building audiences the old fashioned way: on the road. Traveling from city to city, state to state, nation to nation, McFeron performs an average of 200 shows a year spread throughout the United States and Europe, inspiring listeners with his beautifully crafted songs and honest narratives. On the road, McFeron is often joined by Alisa Milner, a Texas-style fiddler, cellist, and harmony vocalist and long-time friends Norman Baker and Mark Bateman on bass and drums.

www.IanMcFeron.com

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, November 23rd North Corner Chamber Orchestra - NOCCO
7:30pm

Tickets (Available at NOCCO's website): General Admission - $25/ Under 30 years of age - $15/ Under 18 years of age - Free

North Corner Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2014 by Blayne Barnes, Heather Bentley, Matthew McGrath, Victoria Parker, and Eli Weinberger. A musician-led, conductor-less ensemble, NOCCO thrives on performing dynamic, exquisite music. They are in residence at the Royal Room in Columbia City.
North Corner Chamber Orchestra's Website

Tonight's program includes:
G.F. Handel - Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 1
Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony
Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Mark Salman, piano
Roupen Shakarian - new work commissioned by NOCCO

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, November 29th Battle of The Saxes
7:00pm

Tickets: $20
Tickets available from Brown Paper Tickets

Featuring 3 of the finest saxophone players in the Northwest. Leonard "Doc" Rhodes, Michael Hershman "The Luscious Saxophonist" and Lonnie "The Sax Doctor" Williams performing with the Upscale Soiree band "Groove Merchants" Special guest vocalists will be performing throughout the evening. This will be a great evening of live music.

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, December 1st Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers
8:00pm

Tickets $40
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

More than thirty years after her first musical release, Toronto native Jane Siberry is renowned as one of contemporary music's most creative, innovative artists - with eleven major recordings, her own independent label, and the acclaim of fans and peers alike. The Edinburgh Press said she “fills the hall with astonishing, spiritually-charged music” and “had the audience breathless, in simple awe.” The London Times said Siberry is “Spellbinding” and Melody Maker a “Genius.” Jane Siberry’s songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success by k.d lang. She has collaborated with Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, The Indigo Girls and more. After a successful crowd-funding campaign in early 2014, she is completing the long-awaited album Consider The Lily –her first major recording in six years.ilogy) was released in 2012 www.JaneSiberry.com

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, December 2nd Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers
8:00pm

Tickets $40
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

More than thirty years after her first musical release, Toronto native Jane Siberry is renowned as one of contemporary music's most creative, innovative artists - with eleven major recordings, her own independent label, and the acclaim of fans and peers alike. The Edinburgh Press said she “fills the hall with astonishing, spiritually-charged music” and “had the audience breathless, in simple awe.” The London Times said Siberry is “Spellbinding” and Melody Maker a “Genius.” Jane Siberry’s songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success by k.d lang. She has collaborated with Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, The Indigo Girls and more. After a successful crowd-funding campaign in early 2014, she is completing the long-awaited album Consider The Lily –her first major recording in six years.ilogy) was released in 2012 www.JaneSiberry.com

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, December 4th Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
6:00pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door.
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Rob Ickes (rhymes with "bikes") comes from a musical family. His grandparents played old-time fiddle music, and Rob trained his young musical ear at their weekly jam sessions. Although his family wanted Rob to play fiddle, the instrument didn't interest him. Then, at the age of thirteen, Rob was exposed to the Dobro playing of Mike Auldridge, and the sound immediately caught his attention. Soon after, Rob got his first Dobro, and he has been playing music ever since.

Keeping true to the roots of country music is not only a lovely sentiment of nostalgia, but a necessity for the growth of an artist…and staying true to the roots just comes naturally for Trey Hensley. After picking up a guitar at the age of 10, he quickly took the bluegrass world by storm —even performing on the Grand Ole Opry when he was 11. Through the years, Trey has had the opportunity to perform with the likes of Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Charlie Daniels, Steve Wariner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs, Blue Highway, J.D. Crowe and many others and Trey has opened shows for Marty Stuart, President George W. Bush, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Dick Cheney, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Alabama front-man Randy Owen, Sara Evans and others.

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, November 17th Garfield High School "C" Band/ Action Figure/ Sky is the Suitcase
6:30pm: Garfield High School "C" Band

8:00pm: Action Figure/ Sky is the Suitcase
Action Figure performs the music of Ornette Coleman. Featuring:
Seth Alexander - Alto Sax
Dave Abramson - Drums
Birch Pereira - Standup Bass

The Sky is a Suitcase is a quartet inspired by the many moods in Jazz. Peppy little beats, Un-squashable energy , and intimate songs of longing. The group takes the audience around to sights of the past and visions of the future.
Carmen Rothwell - Bass
Ray Larsen - Trumpet
Levi Gillis - Tenor
Mike Gebhart - 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.
Tuesday, November 18th Darius Willrich/ Hopscotch
8:00pm
Darius Willrich International soul-singer-songwriter Darrius Willrich drips a sensuous interplay of soul, jazz, and inner city longings. Sure to engage your all your senses, with the look, sound and feel of yesterday’s soul-today. The spirit of Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, and Herbie Hancock, season the musical stew that is Darrius...Sweet Urban Soul.

Hop Scotch Jeanie and Charlie write and perform their own take on the Jazz, with the help of some of Seattle's finest musicians.

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, November 19th Welcome to Subirdia with John Marzluff/ Piano Starts Here: Two Generations of the Avant-Garde: Duke Ellington and Cecil Taylor
6:00pm: Welcome to Subirdia with John Marzluff
Author John Marzluff presents Welcome to Subirdia which shares a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the conditions of our increasingly developed world. In this fascinating and optimistic book, John Marzluff reveals how our own actions affect the birds and animals that live in our cities and towns, and he provides ten specific strategies everyone can use to make human environments friendlier for our natural neighbors.

8:00pm: Piano Starts Here: Two Generations of the Avant-Garde: Duke Ellington and Cecil Taylor
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $5 students w/ ID.
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

If you handed a Cecil Taylor record to an unfamiliar listener, Duke Ellington wouldn’t be the first influence they’d identify in Taylor’s free-wheeling, aggressively improvisational style. Yet Taylor’s unique approach to the piano grew out of a musical education steeped in the work of more conventional piano masters like Bud Powell, Horace Silver, and Ellington, and the paths of Taylor and the Duke cross in more ways than one. In addition to a penchant for bold experimentation, Ellington and Taylor shared key personnel on some of their projects: Johnny Hodges, the alto player that formed a vital component of Ellington’s band until 1951, was one of Taylor’s early collaborators. Both rejected genre limitations imposed by critics and record labels, and it is this visionary attitude that the Royal Room’s Piano Starts Here series celebrates as it offers the music of Cecil Taylor and Duke Ellington this November.

Tonight features pianists Ryan Burns, Eric Verlinde, Chris Hoyer and Robin Holcomb.
The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument. Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening on the Royal Room's Steinway B grand piano. Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Sonny Clark, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Fats Waller, Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Tim Kennedy. Hosted by Tim Kennedy.

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, November 20th Whiskey Tasting/ Third Thursday Twang ft, Varmint and The 1 Uppers
6:00pm: Whiskey Tasting
Join us for a tasting of five great bourbons! $20 for 1/2 oz. samples each bourbon and a small appetizer, featuring:
Templeton Rye
Old Forester
Buffalo Trace
Angel's Envy
Bastille

8:00pm: Third Thursday Twang ft. Varmint and The 1 Uppers
A night of Seattle's finest country, first featuring Varmint followed by The 1 Uppers.

Varmint is an all-cover country band, featuring Robin Holcomb (voice), Darren Loucas (guitar), Jon Hyde (pedal steel), Wayne Horvitz (piano/organ), Geoff Cook (bass) and Andy Roth (drums).

The 1 Uppers are a country band. They are dedicated to bringing original and plain old country to Seattle. Expect lots of sad songs, tight harmonies, guitar solos and matching suits. This band is is built on the old model of country music - think more Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride - less whatever it is they call country music on modern radio these days.
1 Uppers is David Russell (vocals, acoustic guitar), Kris Geren (guitar), John Hendow (guitar), Jon Hyde (pedal steel, vocals), Caben Buswell (bass) and Eric Eagle (drums). 1 Uppers released their debut CD in 2011 - it can be found at the 1 Upper's website .
1 Uppers can usually be found at the Royal Room every third Thursday where they have been since the Royal Room opened. Expect a special guest band to join in and expect them to be country!
Get some boots on and come out and dance!



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, November 21st Terrence Brewer/ Message from Guinea/ JeConte & The Mali Allstars
6:00pm: Terrence Brewer
Recently proclaimed by long-time music scribe, David Becker (SF Examiner/AXS.com), as the San Francisco Bay areas #1 Jazz Guitarist, Multiple-Award winning guitarist Terrence Brewer will make his Seattle debut performing an early set (6pm) at The Royal Room on Friday, November 21, 2014. Brewer will be joined by a first-call and in-demand Seattle rhythm section featuring Tim Carey (Acoustic Bass) and Matt Page (Drums).

Brewer is a first-call and in-demand bandleader, record producer, concert performer, studio musician, and one of the San Francisco Bay area’s foremost and sought after music educators. Brewer instructs/facilitate master classes, clinics, workshops, and lectures for the likes of Stanford Jazz Workshop, SFJAZZ, The Jazz School, Jazz Camp West and many others. Brewer has produced and released 8 nationally acclaimed albums (two releasing in February 2014) on the record label he started in 2005, Strong Brew Music. Those albums have had several top 15 and top 10 appearances on the national jazz charts. Brewer has also performed to sold-out crowds at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Yoshi’s, and the SFJAZZ Jazz Festival.

8:30pm: Message from Guinea/ JeConte & The Mali Allstars
Message From Guinea, a Seattle-based group featuring world class artists from Guinea, West Africa, heats up the stage with powerful rhythms, hi-energy dance, and melodic songs steeped in the rich heritage of their home country. Featuring two artists formerly with Guinea’s world-acclaimed national company, Les Ballets Africains, these gifted musicians delight in sharing their traditional culture and spreading a message of joy and unity.

African blues super group JeConte & The Mali Allstars will be bringing their blues-rock from TImbaktu to Seattle. Including vocalist JeConte, Habib Joite's Boubacar Sidibe and Djeli Mahamdou Kone, and more. THe band will be performing songs from their successful 2013 release of 'Mali Blues' along with the new 2014 releases 'Laido' by Boubacar Sidibe, & JeConte's sophomore album 'Down by the River'

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, November 22nd Perry Robinson and Friends/ Ian McFeron
5:30pm: Perry Robinson and Friends
Perry Robinson, world renowned jazz clarinetist and multiple-time Downbeat Magazine Poll Winner, visits Seattle and collaborates with two different local ensembles.

From his 1962 debut album Funk Dumpling with Kenny Barron, Paul Motian and Henry Grimes, Perry has been an acknowledged innovator on his instrument, and was a vital part of the development of the free jazz movement in New York City and Europe. Perry has worked with some of the greats of jazz, including Dave Brubeck and sons, Gunter Hampel, Tete Montoliu, Archie Shepp and Bert Wilson, as well as with his own European quartet and numerous world music-infused ensembles.

For this performance, Perry is joined first with his cousin Gregg Robinson and the Jump Ensemble, featuring Mark Filler on drums and percussion and Marty Hasegawa on electric bass. Perry then joins the Marc Smason Ensemble marcsmason.com, with Smason on trombone, Craig Hoyer on piano, Michael Barnett on bass and Larry Jones on 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.

9:00pm: Ian McFeron
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Ian McFeron broke into the Seattle music scene when discovered by “The Mountain” in Seattle (AAA-formatted KMTT at 103.7 FM) shortly after releasing his debut album, Don’t Look Back (2003). Within months, the first single “Love Me Twice” edged out songs by Modest Mouse, Bob Schneider, The Bo Deans, and Ray LaMontagne in The Mountain’s “New Music Throwdown,” a weekly competition where listeners vote for their favorite of two new songs. Ian has shared the spotlight with international and national artists such as Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith, Shawn Mullins, Brandi Carlile, Amos Lee, Sister Hazel, Mike Doughty, Hayes Carll, Missy Higgins, Julia Fordham, The Hothouse Flowers, and Jars of Clay.

From the beginning, McFeron dedicated himself to building audiences the old fashioned way: on the road. Traveling from city to city, state to state, nation to nation, McFeron performs an average of 200 shows a year spread throughout the United States and Europe, inspiring listeners with his beautifully crafted songs and honest narratives. On the road, McFeron is often joined by Alisa Milner, a Texas-style fiddler, cellist, and harmony vocalist and long-time friends Norman Baker and Mark Bateman on bass and drums.

www.IanMcFeron.com

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, November 23rd North Corner Chamber Orchestra - NOCCO
7:30pm
Tickets (Available at NOCCO's website): General Admission - $25/ Under 30 years of age - $15/ Under 18 years of age - Free

North Corner Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2014 by Blayne Barnes, Heather Bentley, Matthew McGrath, Victoria Parker, and Eli Weinberger. A musician-led, conductor-less ensemble, NOCCO thrives on performing dynamic, exquisite music. They are in residence at the Royal Room in Columbia City.
North Corner Chamber Orchestra's Website

Tonight's program includes:
G.F. Handel - Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 1
Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony
Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Mark Salman, piano
Roupen Shakarian - new work commissioned by NOCCO

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.