SHMP and KNKX Present: Piano Starts Here- The Orbit of Louis and Bix
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 doors
Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room.
We are now accepting reservations for diners! After purchasing tickets, please visit the Reservations page to book a table. Table reservations require advance tickets, and are only for guests who plan to dine at the Royal Room. We do not take reservations over the phone.
Seating for non-diners is first come, first served. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat!
The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke are two of the first names that come up when one thinks of the origins of Jazz in the 20s. Both being based in Chicago during the 20’s, they had access and forged relationships with some of the finest pianists and composers of the time. We’re going to let our performers express what those relationships mean to them.
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, Annette Peacock, Bill Evans, Mary-Lou Williams, Fats Waller, Herbie Hancock, Alice Coltrane, Herbie Nichols, and countless others.
Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Alex Guilbert. Hosted by Alex Guilbert.