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Upcoming Ticketed Events
Sunday, September 17th Pierre Bensusan's World
7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm: Pierre Bensusan's World
Tickets: $20 adv/ $23 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore" (2014), "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his first album, "Près de Paris" (Switzerland, 1976), "Best World Music Guitar Player " by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time. If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and world musicians today. Born in Oran, French-Algeria, in 1957, when France was decolonizing its Empire, Pierre Bensusan's family moved to Paris when he was 4. He began formal studies on piano at the age of 7 and at 11 taught himself guitar. Influenced in those early days by the folk revival blooming in Britain, France and North America, Bensusan began first to explore his own diverse musical heritage and then the horizons beyond.
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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.
Wednesday, September 20th Piano Starts Here: The Music of Hank Jones/Teddy Wilson
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Piano Starts Here: The Music of Hank Jones/Teddy Wilson
Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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.

Pianists:
Alex Guilbert
Bill Anschell
Wayne Horvitz
Dylan Hayes

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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, September 21st Earshot Jazz Presents– Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Incidentals
8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Earshot Jazz Presents– Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Incidentals
Tickets: $20 GA / $18 Earshot Member and Seniors / $10 Students and Military
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Featuring:
Tim Berne – alto saxophone
Oscar Noriega – clarinet, bass clarinet
Matt Mitchell – piano
Ches Smith – drums, vibraphone, percussion, timpani

Tim Berne has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of granite conviction” by The New York Times. Incidentals is the fourth album from his spirited Snakeoil band and the second (following on from 2015’s You’ve Been Watching Me) to feature the quintet line-up in which his core group with clarinetist Oscar Noriega, pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer/vibraphonist Ches Smith is augmented by guitarist Ryan Ferreira. The music is characteristically action-packed in the Berne tradition: powerful, dynamic, often fast-moving - yet also very clear in all its teeming detail. “We somehow achieved more sonic space by adding another player,” the bandleader notes wonderingly. It’s an impression maintained even when producer David Torn takes up his own guitar in a cameo at the climax of the modestly-titled “Sideshow”(in reality a 26-minute epic journey), soloing amid thunderous timpani and overserpentine melody outlined by sax and clarinet.

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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.
Friday, September 22nd Tudo Beleza 10 Year Anniversary Party
9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm: Tudo Beleza 10 Year Anniversary Party
Tickets: $10 adv/dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Live samba music and dance performances in celebration of Tudo Beleza Samba Dance Company's 10 year anniversary. The hottest samba party in Seattle!

Tudo Beleza is a Seattle dance company that brings the creativity, energy and infectious enthusiasm of Brazil to the stage. Tudo Beleza is dedicated to bringing a slice of Brazilian culture to Pacific Northwest audiences, with vibrant dancing and colorful costumes that invoke the spirit of Carnaval.
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EntreMundos Quarteto is an electrifying Seattle-based band who bring to the stage an uplifting and kinetic mix of deep Brazilian roots flavored with world rhythms—a deft blending of funk, jazz and soul melding with the classic sounds of samba and bossa nova. EntreMundos means “between worlds,” and the group’s mélange of seductive sounds embodies their name, stirring a personal and uncommon blend into a sound with universal appeal.

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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, September 24th An Evening with Darden Smith
8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm: An Evening with Darden Smith
Tickets: $17 adv/$20 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Darden Smith is an Austin-based singer-songwriter who redefines what it means to be a musician. With fourteen critically acclaimed albums in a career that spans almost three decades, Smith continues to write and tour across the US and Europe along with exploring new and innovative ways to use the craft of songwriting in education, entrepreneurship studies, and service. Recording since 1986 from Austin, to New York and Nashville, from London to Los Angeles, his albums weave together rock, pop, country, folk and Americana influences with the musical roots of his home state of Texas. He has long transcended traditional singer-songwriter boundaries, and the evolving nature of his work since 2000 reflects his consistent creative excellence. About Everything (Compass Records), songwriter Mary Gauthier says, “Darden Smith has made a beautiful new record, filled with hope and love and heartfelt tenderness. These songs are medicine for a world gone wrong. Give a listen, let them wash over you, receive the balm. This music is magic, and who doesn’t need a little magic right now?”
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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, September 28th The Leap – Patrick Gleeson (Herbie Hancock), Sam Morrison (Miles Davis), Michael Shrieve (Santana)
8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm: The Leap
Tickets: $15 adv/$20 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Leap's electronically enhanced take on two ground-breaking Miles Davis albums, In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew.

The Leap is: Patrick Gleeson (Herbie Hancock) – synths and laptop Sam Morrison (Miles Davis) – Reeds & Looper Michael Shrieve (Santana) – drums and electronic percussion

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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.
Friday, September 29th Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit
8:00pm: Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit
Tickets: $20 adv/ $25 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Mark your calendar--The most remarkable Seattle Led Zeppelin Tribute band The Urban Achievers and special vocalists including Jen Ayers, Sarah Rudinoff, Ayesha Musicbox Brooks and Aisha Elmedhaoui and Kim Virant--- September 29 at The Royal Room. All proceeds will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Houston Mayor Slyvester Turner.

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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, October 7th 14/48: BoomBox
14/48: BoomBox
Early Show: 7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm
Late Show: 10:00pm | Doors at 9:30pm

Tickets: $14.48 adv/$20 door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

14/48: BoomBox gives twelve composers a theme and 24 hours to create five minutes of original music. All twelve pieces will then be put in the very capable hands of a band filled with some of Seattle’s most talented and daring musicians, including 14/48 veterans, for 24 hours to rehearse before two world premiere concert performances.

14/48: BoomBox features:

The Composers:
Gretta Harley

Mike Catts

Vic Bondi
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Eric Lane Barnes
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Kimo Muraki
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http://tinymessengers.com/

Michele Khazak
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EmpeROAR Fabulous!!
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Samantha Boshnack
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Julia Massey
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The Band:
Begin Scarseth – violin
Kate Olson – sax
Brian Bermudez – sax
Jason Parker – trumpet
Michael Owcharuk – keyboards
Dave Pascal – bass
Adam Gross – drums

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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, October 8th SMASH House Party - A Benefit for Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare
6:00pm | Doors 5:00pm: SMASH House Party - A Benefit for Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare
Tickets: $15 adv/dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

SMASH is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping our music community healthy and thriving, by providing health education, advocacy and healthcare to low-income Seattle area musicians.

Featuring: Tom Price Desert Classic
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MKB Ultra
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Mike Giacolino

Low Bar Ramblers
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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
Sunday, September 17th Pierre Bensusan's World
7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm: Pierre Bensusan's World
Tickets: $20 adv/ $23 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore" (2014), "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his first album, "Près de Paris" (Switzerland, 1976), "Best World Music Guitar Player " by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time. If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and world musicians today. Born in Oran, French-Algeria, in 1957, when France was decolonizing its Empire, Pierre Bensusan's family moved to Paris when he was 4. He began formal studies on piano at the age of 7 and at 11 taught himself guitar. Influenced in those early days by the folk revival blooming in Britain, France and North America, Bensusan began first to explore his own diverse musical heritage and then the horizons beyond.
Website

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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, September 18th Tom Varner's late Birthday Party Concert: New Works for Nonet and a brand new Quartet / The Salute Sessions
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Tom Varner's late Birthday Party Concert: New Works for Nonet and a brand new Quartet

Featuring the Tom Varner Nonet, and then a new quartet with Tom, Neil Welsh, Troy Scheifelbien and Ruby Dunphy. Tom had a kind of big birthday last June. Come celebrate it on Sept. 18 with new works for Seattle's finest improvisers.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

10:00pm (Lounge): The Salute Sessions

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Louis Armstrong and Lil' Hardin. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Tuesday, September 19th I'm the One: The Music of Annette Peacock – Opening Set by Robin Holcomb (Solo) / The Royal We
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: I'm the One: The Music of Annette Peacock – Opening Set by Robin Holcomb (Solo)

I'm the One: The Music of Annette Peacock:
Annette Peacock
has slipped under the radar throughout her near 50 year career as a composer, vocalist, keyboardist and pioneer of vocal processing with analogue synths. Her music embodies a rich combination of 70's psychedelia, R&B, funk, free-form spoken word songs and avant garde jazz. Having worked extensively with the likes of Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Bill Bruford, Albert Ayler, Robert Moog, Paul Motion and many more, it comes as a surprise that Peacock's music remains an obscure goldmine for avid jazz aficionados.

Tonight, vocalist Nora Jane Messerich and guitarist Tristan Gianola come to Seattle from New Orleans and join forces with an all-star Seattle band to pay homage to Annette Peacock's composition, focusing specifically on music from her debut album "I'm The One". Joining them are Wayne Horvitz (synths), Willow Goodine (keys), Geoff Harper (bass) and Eric Eagle (drums).

Opening the night is a solo set from renowned composer Robin Holcomb.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

10:00pm (Lounge): The Royal We

Longtime collaborators Wayne Horvitz and Skerik meet up with bassist Evan Flory-Barnes (Industrial Revelation) and drummer Dave Abramson (Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake) for a new set of compositions by Horvitz with an emphasis on slow burning grooves and sonic exploration. Perfect for late nights in the lounge at the Royal Room

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Wednesday, September 20th Piano Starts Here: The Music of Hank Jones/Teddy Wilson / Funk Church with High Pulp
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Piano Starts Here: The Music of Hank Jones/Teddy Wilson
Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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.

Pianists:
Alex Guilbert
Bill Anschell
Wayne Horvitz
Dylan Hayes

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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.

10:00pm (Lounge) Funk Church with High Pulp
Featuring 10 members including a full horn section, Seattle’s newest force - High Pulp - will get you grooving. Coining their genre as ‘future funk fusion’, the band takes inspiration from legends such as Herbie Hancock and Earth Wind & Fire with modern twists of electronic music and hip-hop. Known for energized and honest live shows, High Pulp is pushing the limits of instrumental music. Featuring:

Andrew Morrill – Sax
Gehrig Uhles – Guitar
Scott Rixon – Bass
Antoine Martel –Keys
Victor Puentes – Trumpet
Rob Homan – Keys
Rob Granfelt – Drums

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Thursday, September 21st Earshot Jazz Presents– Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Incidentals
8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Earshot Jazz Presents– Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Incidentals
Tickets: $20 GA / $18 Earshot Member and Seniors / $10 Students and Military
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Featuring:
Tim Berne – alto saxophone
Oscar Noriega – clarinet, bass clarinet
Matt Mitchell – piano
Ches Smith – drums, vibraphone, percussion, timpani

Tim Berne has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of granite conviction” by The New York Times. Incidentals is the fourth album from his spirited Snakeoil band and the second (following on from 2015’s You’ve Been Watching Me) to feature the quintet line-up in which his core group with clarinetist Oscar Noriega, pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer/vibraphonist Ches Smith is augmented by guitarist Ryan Ferreira. The music is characteristically action-packed in the Berne tradition: powerful, dynamic, often fast-moving - yet also very clear in all its teeming detail. “We somehow achieved more sonic space by adding another player,” the bandleader notes wonderingly. It’s an impression maintained even when producer David Torn takes up his own guitar in a cameo at the climax of the modestly-titled “Sideshow”(in reality a 26-minute epic journey), soloing amid thunderous timpani and overserpentine melody outlined by sax and clarinet.

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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.
Friday, September 22nd School of Rock: Summer of Love / Tudo Beleza 10 Year Anniversary Party
6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm: School of Rock: Summer of Love

Tickets: $12 at the door

School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and drums. The performance based program combines weekly private music lessons with group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting. The best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.
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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.

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm: Tudo Beleza 10 Year Anniversary Party
Tickets: $10 adv/dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Live samba music and dance performances in celebration of Tudo Beleza Samba Dance Company's 10 year anniversary. The hottest samba party in Seattle!

Tudo Beleza is a Seattle dance company that brings the creativity, energy and infectious enthusiasm of Brazil to the stage. Tudo Beleza is dedicated to bringing a slice of Brazilian culture to Pacific Northwest audiences, with vibrant dancing and colorful costumes that invoke the spirit of Carnaval.
Youtube
Instagram

EntreMundos Quarteto is an electrifying Seattle-based band who bring to the stage an uplifting and kinetic mix of deep Brazilian roots flavored with world rhythms—a deft blending of funk, jazz and soul melding with the classic sounds of samba and bossa nova. EntreMundos means “between worlds,” and the group’s mélange of seductive sounds embodies their name, stirring a personal and uncommon blend into a sound with universal appeal.

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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, September 23rd The Mews
8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm: The Mews

The Mews’ music is sometimes delicate, sometimes dreamy, sometimes dense, often danceable, and occasionally campy. In the rush of years before The Mews came together in a basement in Upper Rainier Beach, they played in bands such as Juned, Two Nice Girls, Empire Way, and The Long String Instrument Sunday-Sessions Band. In even earlier times, some of them played in school orchestras and bands, and sang in bell and church choirs, which afforded them precious formative experiences they will never forget. The Mews: Pam Barger on drums and vocals, Claudia Groom on guitar and vocals, Shelli Markee on bass and vocals, and Frances Woods on violin, keyboard, and vocals.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Sunday, September 24th Jane Addams Middle School Band
5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm: Jane Addams Middle School Band

Free and open to the public

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 has live music seven nights a week, check calendar for opening times.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.