Piano Starts Here: Summer Smorgasbord

June 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Piano Starts Here: Summer Smorgasbord

Piano Starts Here has continued through the last year, with the mission of exploring themes in American piano music. For this final livestream, before returning to some semblance of normalcy, we’re putting the theme in the hands of our performers. It’s summer, been a long year, let’s have some fun with friends!

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.

Alex Guilbert, host of the Piano Starts Here series, has been playing and composing music professionally as part of the Seattle scene for more than 20 years. Although he’s got a firm grounding in the jazz tradition, he’s been a side man and leader in ensembles of many different styles. From traditional jazz and rock to electronica and classical, Alex’s appreciation for a range of musical genres continues to inform and inspire his work.


Kacey Evans

Marina Albero

Shawn Schlogel

Karin Kajita

Alex Guilbert


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Join us for our recurring series titled ‘Staycation Festival’, a series of streaming events at the Royal Room, co-hosted by Loudswell.

You can stream the show at Loudswell.com, and on The Royal Room Facebook page.

Both sites will have a link to donate to the artists.

Performed live on The Royal Room stage, following all Washington State Department of Health guidelines.

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