Piano Starts Here

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. This series is sponsored by KNKX and the South Hudson Music Project.

Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Mary-Lou Williams, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Carla Bley, Bill Evans, Fats Waller, Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock and countless others.

Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Alex Guilbert. Hosted by Alex Guilbert.

Since its opening in 2011, part of the Royal Room’s mission has been to provide quality instruments to its performers. At the top of that list is a Steinway B piano, something very unusual for a club of this size and especially a club focused on local musicians. Piano Starts Here provides artists the opportunity to play this magnificent instrument in an intimate concert setting.