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Upcoming Ticketed Events
Wednesday, January 18th Piano Starts Here: 100th birthday celebration for Tadd Dameron and Thelonius Monk
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Piano Starts Here: 100th birthday celebration for Tadd Dameron and Thelonius Monk
Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Piano Starts Here celebrates 100 years of two jazz legends, Tadd Dameron and Thelonious Monk. Tadd Dameron worked with everyone who was anyone in jazz, from Miles Davis to Artie Shaw, Count Basie to John Coltrane, and was a definitive arranger/composer of the bop era. Thelonious Monk needs no introduction.

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.

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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, January 19th An Evening With Holly Bowling: the music of Phish and the Grateful Dead reimagined for solo piano
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: An Evening With Holly Bowling: the music of Phish and the Grateful Dead reimagined for solo piano
Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There’s one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians. That is Holly’s devotion to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of “Tweezer” from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Holly to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arrange it for solo piano. The process, both painstaking and fulfilling, inspired her to transform other Phish songs and well-known live jams into solo piano interpretations. Holly’s breathtaking renditions of Phish classics like “It’s Ice,” “The Squirming Coil” and “Harry Hood” serve not only as a tribute to the modern day kings of jam, but stand on their own as fully developed classical pieces. The past year has seen Holly expand her repertoire into the realm of the Grateful Dead, including an “Eyes of the World” based on the band’s spectacular exploratory June 18, 1974 performance at Freedom Hall. Using classical piano technique to reinterpret these jamband luminaries, Holly’s live performances infuse new with old, tradition with surreal, and creates a concert experience like nothing else in the music world.

https://www.facebook.com/hollybowlingmusic
http://www.hollybowling.com/

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, January 27th Banda Magda // The Cumbieros
Two Shows One Night - 7:00pm & 9:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm: Banda Magda // The Cumbieros
Tickets: $17 adv/ $20 dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Early Show:
7:00pm – The Cumbieros
8:15pm – Banda Magda

Late Show:
9:45pm – Banda Magda
11:15pm – The Cumbieros

Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Their songs capture the best of mid-century pop ballads and cinematic arranging, drawing on the band’s global background and unchained musicality. Trained in film scoring at Berklee, Giannikou’s film music finesse has won her awards and caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to (she sang a duet with CK for the comedian’s TV show).

Live, Banda Magda bursts with humor and quirky sensibility, powered by a unflagging energy. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, as well as performances at discerning venues and festivals such as Webster Hall, Irving Plaza, The Kennedy Center, The Jefferson Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, Jazz al Parque, St. Moritz Festival Da Jazz, and the Chicago World Music Festival.

After the success of their brilliantly colorful albums, "Amour, t’es là?" (Top 10 Billboard World Music Charts, NPR’s All Songs Considered, First Listen, NPR’s 10 favorite World Music Albums 2013), and "Yerakina" (co-produced by GRAMMY Award-winners Michael League and Fab Dupont), the Banda is in pre-production of their 3rd opus, the vibrant, Technicolor "Tigre" to be released in 2016.

The Cumbieros are a Seattle born multi-national cumbia band made up of talented musicians from Chile, Brazil and North America. Featuring such instruments as violin, accordion, guiro, guitar and horns, The Cumbieros fuse traditional and contemporary South American cumbia with the modern sounds of ska and rock creating fun, high-energy music that drives everyone to the dance floor. Cumbia is a genre of music/dance that originated in Colombia and is now extremely popular all across Latin America. The Cumbieros hope to spread the popularity of this music to the Pacific Northwest and beyond with one goal in mind; getting people on the dance floor. Come dance with us!

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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, January 29th Kathleen Tracy CD Release
8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm: Kathleen Tracy CD Release
Tickets: $10 adv/dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Indie folk artist (and Columbia City neighbor) Kathleen Tracy’s songs cut to the heart of what it means to be alive. Her work is literate and emotionally revealing, and her soulful performances offer humor, courage and tenderness. Kathleen's Seattle musical roots go back to the 80’s as a solo artist and with the folk/rock trio Modern Fabrics (Cyd Smith and Linda Severt). Lately she’s one third of the ukulele trio The Blue Janes (Arni Adler and jean mann) and founder and director of the Columbia City Community Chorus. At this CD release party, Kathleen will be joined by The Blue Janes and other special musical guests including Bill Corral, (guitar); Larry Jones, (drums); Brian Kent, (sax); Steve Kim (keys and bass), Linda Severt (percussion), and more.

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, February 2nd Harris Eisenstadt Old Growth Forest w/ Jeb Bishop, Tony Malaby, and Jason Roebke
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Harris Eisenstadt Old Growth Forest w/ Jeb Bishop, Tony Malaby, and Jason Roebke
Tickets: $12 adv/$15 dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Harris Eisenstadt Old Growth Forest:
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Tony Malaby - tenor sax
Jason Roebke - bass
Harris Eisenstadt - drums, compositions

Formed during Harris Eisenstadt’s September, 2015 twelve-set residency at John Zorn’s venue The Stone in New York City, Old Growth Forest soonafter released its first recording on the Portuguese label Clean Feed to critical acclaim. Harris Eisenstadt, Jeb Bishop, Tony Malaby, and Jason Roebke are each respected, instantly-recognizable musical voices in the worlds of adventurous, international jazz and improvised music. Eisenstadt pens wide-ranging themes for the group, emphasizing spontaneity and close listening alongside propulsive groove and textural exploration.

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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, February 4th Led to Sea, Kendra McKinley & Intisaar
9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm: Led to Sea, Kendra McKinley & Intisaar
Tickets: $8 adv/$10 dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Led to Sea is a magnetic chamber-pop group led by Seattle-based violinist, violist and singer Alex Guy, who fuses classical, pop and experimental music. Her live show as a string player and vocalist has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, and draws comparisons to St. Vincent and Andrew Byrd. She has opened for and shared the stage with a host of renowned artists, including Laura Veirs, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Mirah and Jherek Bischoff. Alex has also collaborated with numerous groups in Seattle, including Wayne Horvitz' Electric Circus, the Degenerate Art Ensemble and the Seattle Rock Orchestra. She released her third Led to Sea record: The Beautiful Humming of Ms. Fortune in 2015, and is currently working on her first feature-length film score for With Wings and Roots, a documentary about immigration and belonging.

Kendra McKinley perceives a song like a painter views a blank canvas: an opportunity to expand an audience’s mind, to wash their thoughts in brilliant hues of blue and violet, scarlet reds and effusive orange. Inspired by the past but not chained to it, McKinley’s music spans the diverse spectrum of pop music. She echoes the intricate vocal arrangements crafted by Brian Wilson, fractures the narrow definitions of a genre like St. Vincent, and recognizes storytelling as the key aspect of a great tune the way the best singer-songwriters have for generations

Intisaar is a Seattle-based duo comprised of Tess (Intisaar) Jubran on guitar/vocals, and Natalie Mai Hall on cello. In a live setting, they are a dynamic acoustic powerhouse rich with emotive melody, hard-hitting rhythms, and compelling arrangements.

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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
Monday, January 16th Dick Valentine and Pete Leinonen
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Dick Valentine and Pete Leinonen
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Iconic Pacific Northwest bandleader Pete Leinonen teams up with Seattle's favorite Oakland tenorman, Dick Valentine to present a sonic love letter: Remembering the Masters, a blend of original compositions, free improvisation, and standard repertoire.

When we play a song from memory, we say we know it "by heart." For Dick and Pete, this trope is much more than a mere figure of speech. We offer our hearts in tribute to our forerunners and teachers, creators and practitioners of the rich traditions of Great Black Music. Call it free jazz, if you like.

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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 Joe Henderson. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Tuesday, January 17th Closed for a Private Event
Closed for a Private Event
Wednesday, January 18th Piano Starts Here: 100th birthday celebration for Tadd Dameron and Thelonius Monk
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Piano Starts Here: 100th birthday celebration for Tadd Dameron and Thelonius Monk
Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Piano Starts Here celebrates 100 years of two jazz legends, Tadd Dameron and Thelonious Monk. Tadd Dameron worked with everyone who was anyone in jazz, from Miles Davis to Artie Shaw, Count Basie to John Coltrane, and was a definitive arranger/composer of the bop era. Thelonious Monk needs no introduction.

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.

Facebook Event

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, January 19th An Evening With Holly Bowling: the music of Phish and the Grateful Dead reimagined for solo piano
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: An Evening With Holly Bowling: the music of Phish and the Grateful Dead reimagined for solo piano
Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There’s one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians. That is Holly’s devotion to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of “Tweezer” from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Holly to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arrange it for solo piano. The process, both painstaking and fulfilling, inspired her to transform other Phish songs and well-known live jams into solo piano interpretations. Holly’s breathtaking renditions of Phish classics like “It’s Ice,” “The Squirming Coil” and “Harry Hood” serve not only as a tribute to the modern day kings of jam, but stand on their own as fully developed classical pieces. The past year has seen Holly expand her repertoire into the realm of the Grateful Dead, including an “Eyes of the World” based on the band’s spectacular exploratory June 18, 1974 performance at Freedom Hall. Using classical piano technique to reinterpret these jamband luminaries, Holly’s live performances infuse new with old, tradition with surreal, and creates a concert experience like nothing else in the music world.

https://www.facebook.com/hollybowlingmusic
http://www.hollybowling.com/

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, January 20th Grown Folks Friday featuring Live Music by Goody Bagg & Special Guests
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Grown Folks Friday featuring Live Music by Goody Bagg & Special Guests
Tickets: $10 adv/dos
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Formed in the summer of 2004 in Seattle, Washington Goodybagg began as 4 young musicians looking to fulfill their life’s dream. Goodybagg members were influenced by music at a very young age and come from a long line of musicians and entertainers from the Seattle area.

The talented musicians combine a variety of influences and experiences to shape their own unique sound. They successfully fuse together the eclectic sounds of Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk, Rock, Hip Hop and Reggae. They distinguish themselves by incorporating different genre’s of music and integrate original music along with popular covers.

In January 2011, Goodybagg was recognized with the King County Executive’s Award for Excellence in Hip Hop, once again highlighting the bands unique ability to provide a diverse sound that resonates with all audiences.

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https://www.facebook.com/GoodyBagg/

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.
Satruday, January 21st Mixed Bag
7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm: Mixed Bag
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Mixed Bag is a variety show featuring original sketch comedy, live music, and video, put on 4-6 times per year by Buddy & Buddy Productions. This version features Zach Bainter on didgeridoo, Amelia Peacock as lead actress, video by Steve Mauer. Hosted by Jeanine Walker, with music by The Drop Shadows.

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https://www.facebook.com/thedropshadowsband
http://www.dropshadowsband.com/
http://www.buddyandbuddy.com/

No cover. The performers are compensated by your donations.
Sunday, January 22nd Closed for a Private Event
Closed for a Private Event

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.