Staycation Festival: Two Towns for a Party – Juneteenth Above All!

June 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Staycation Festival: Two Towns for a Party - Juneteenth Above All!

Two great bands with deep roots in Seattle, streaming from two different cities, on one night, for our listening pleasure!

5-6:30 p.m. PDT / 6-7:30 Mountain Time Set 1: Dawn Clement Trio (Live from Denver)
7-8:30 p.m. PDT / 8-9:30 Mountain Time Set 2: Ryan Burns Trio with special guest Johnaye Kendrick (Live from Seattle)

Dawn Clement—former mainstay of the Seattle jazz scene, winner of two Earshot Jazz awards for Outstanding Artist and one for Best Performance, and called “Seattle’s jazz wonder woman” by Seattle Times music critic Paul de Barros—returns to the Royal Room in a livestream show. Now director of jazz studies at Metropolitan State University (MSU) in Denver, Dawn will bring a trio that includes saxophonist, solo artist, and MSU instructor Anisha Rush, along with bassist William Kuepper, who plays and sings in a variety of styles, from folk to jazz to bluegrass and soul. Come celebrate Juneteenth and the start of summer with a live show led by one of Seattle’s—and now Denver’s—most beloved musicians.


Dawn Clement – piano

Anisha Rush – saxophone

William Kuepper – bass


Ryan Burns is a Seattle-based keyboardist who studied piano at Berklee School of Music in Boston. He has performed for over 30 years w/ jazz artists such as Wayne Horvitz, Skerik and Barrett Martin, plus rock-n-roll hall-of-famers Jimmy Page, Mike McCready, Matt Cameron, Duff MacKagan and others. His 2020 release “Postponed Parade” was nominated for a Golden Ear Award “NW Recording of the Year” by Earshot Magazine in 2020, and his group, Ryan Burns, WON “Alternative Jazz Group of the Year”


Ryan Burns- Keys

Michael Glynn – bass

Max Holmberg – drums

Special Guest Johnaye Kendrick – voice


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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, 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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