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UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Saturday June 6th Gretta Harley: Record Release Concert with 10 Piece Orchestra Playing "Element 115 (Uup)"
8:00pm
Tickets: $20
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets.

Help celebrate the long awaited vinyl (and digital) release of "Element 115 (Uup)," a song cycle written by Gretta, produced by KRAMER, released on Gretta's new label, Mettle Records. The rock / chamber orchestra comprised of some of the best musicians in Seattle (conducted by Roger W Nelson) will perform the song cycle in its entirety. Performers include Kathy Moore , Matt Deason, Faith Stankevich, Jen Ayers, Stephanie Emery, Paige Stockley, Alex Guy, Marchette DuBois, Chris Credit, Tari Nelson-Zagar, arrangements with Andrew D.B. Joslyn. Video by Justin Roberts

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 June 13th Acapulco Gold
9:30pm
Tickets: $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Acapulco Gold was founded in 1969 by Garfield High School students looking to blend soul, rhythm & blues, rock, jazz and gospel sound into something new, a truly original sound that Seattle had never before experienced. The group went on to become an iconic entity in northwest music history. The Gold was best known for its infectious original dance grooves and down-to-earth pure fun shows. Having performed throughout the Northwest and Western Canada, Acapulco Gold, which became affectionately known to its fans simply as “The Gold", achieved a rare level of fame and notoriety crossing many cultural and economic boundaries in the process. Known throughout the region for providing some of the best entertainment around “The Gold” opened for many of the top pop, soul and funk acts in the U.S. including such artists as Santana, The Ohio Players, Kool & The Gang, Donny Hathaway, Earth Wind & Fire, Cold Blood, Tower of Power, Lakeside and others at major concert venues.

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 June 17th Boss Guitar: Early Jazz Fusion Shreds
9:00pm
Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door/$8 students with ID (door only)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Seattle’s finest guitarists get together to interpret and explore the music of the greatest guitarists to play and compose for the instrument. Boss Guitar ranges widely, from country to fusion, from Jimi Hendrix to Chet Atkins, but all with the goal of celebrating the work of these legendary musicians and their chosen form of expression.

Featuring the sounds of groundbreakers like John McLaughlin, Frank Zappa, Al Di Meola, Tommy Bolin, Sonny Sharrock and beyond. With the emergence of Jazz Fusion, new ideas developing in jazz met with fresh electric sounds and unyielding psychedelia, while music from around the world began to change how some Western guitarists saw their instruments. Featuring Tristan Gianola, Simon Henneman, Matt Williams and RL Heyer, each bring their own backing band of Seattle's finest players.

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 May 25th Action Figure/ The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
8:00pm
Action Figure: The band was originally formed for a single performance during bassist Birch Pereira's Charlie Haden tribute in October, 2014. The group received such enthusiastic reviews from the audience that they decided to continue gigging under the name Action Figure, playing original music inspired by the free, hard swinging jazz of the Ornette Coleman quartet. The group features Seth Alexander on alto, Dave Abramson on drums and Birch Pereira on bass.

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-15 piece band featuring Seattle's finest and most innovative improvisers under the direction of composer Wayne Horvitz. The RRCME performs Mr. Horvitz's compositions in a loosely constructed format which uses a combination of on-the-spot (re)arranging and various other techniques, some of which have come to be known as "conduction".

Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris's Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to Conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris' original Conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.



Regular members include Beth Fleenor, Steve O'Brien, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Greg Sinibaldi, Jacob Zimmerman, Craig Flory, Eric Eagle, Kate Olson, Naomi Siegel, Jacob Herring and Wayne Horvitz. 
Featured guests have included Bobby Previte, Greg Campbell, Stuart Dempster, and Briggan Krauss, Neil Welch and Ivan Artega.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Tuesday May 26th Jazz and Tupperware
8:00pm (Doors at 7:00pm)
Diane Fast and Bob Neale join Sylvia O'Stayformore at The Royal Room on the 26th of May for jazz and Tupperware! Keeping it fresh with a burp. Doors open at 7:00pm show starts at 8:00pm with World of Tupperware with Sylvia O'Stayformore on display, catalogs on the tables, taco trios for sale!

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Wednesday May 27th Humanities Washington's Think & Drink/ Michael Owcharuk Trio/ How Things Work CD Release/ Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band
6:00pm: Humanities Washington's Think & Drink
Humanities Washington’s Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs and tasting rooms around the state. Tonight's topic is the ethics of the death penalty.

Humanities Washington's Website

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.


8:00pm: Michael Owcharuk Trio/ How Things Work/ Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band
Michael Owcharukis a composer, pianist, accordionist, and educator living and working in Seattle, WA. His great love of the wide world of music compels him to work in many genres, including but not limited to: jazz, new music, modern chamber and orchestral music, classical, Slavic folk, rock, pop and music for dance, theater and film.

How Things Work are a Seattle foursome who play functioncore: blunt, urgent brass music influenced by art rock and post-punk. Mad inventor and trombonist Tom Yoder formed the band in 2013 to prove the sonic potential of a horn-heavy sound. The other gears in this machine are vocalist Jennifer Campbell, drummer Dave Revelli and Lauren Hepburn on baritone sax.

With the reflexes of a mongoose and the swagger of a leftist John Wayne, Crystal Beth* (aka: Beth Fleenor) spins her own brand of posicore purge-pop-punk-hop: a sweaty trance psychedelic ritual. Expect intense currents of bethnic chanting, propelled by the ferocious beating of the Boom Boom…

The Boom Boom Band features Tristan Gianola (guitar), Michael Owcharuk (keys), Isaac Castillo (bass) & Adam Kozie (drums).

*Crystal Beth is a psychoactive stimulant that increases alertness, concentration, and energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Thursday May 28th Steve Treseler (Masters Recital)/ Elias Wonder/ My Cartoon Heart/ Swindler
6:00pm: Steve Treseler (Masters Recital)
Steve Treseler is a Seattle-based saxophonist, composer, and educator whose music draws from the traditions of classic jazz, impressionism, minimalism, alternative rock, and the avant-garde. Steve’s latest recording Center Song featuring renowned trumpeter Ingrid Jensen was named one of the “Best Albums of 2014” by DownBeat magazine. In his four-star review, Jon Garelick calls the album “a diverse group of beautifully crafted ensemble pieces—whether free, through-composed, or somewhere in between.” Steve has shared the stage with jazz greats Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Dave Douglas, Bob Brookmeyer, Mike Stern, Jaime Cullum, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Darcy James Argue. His original music has been featured nationally on NPR and Jazz After Hours.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.


9:00pm: Elias Wonder/ My Cartoon Heart/ Swindler
9:00pm: My Cartoon Heart
10:00pm: Elias Wonder
11:15pm: Swindler

My Cartoon Heart is based on the melodic original songs of singer-songwriter Spencer Goll. Spencer has formal training with Voice, Piano, Guitar, Bass and Banjo and began writing music at age twelve. Since then he has developed a keen ear for Pop, Folk and Rock music and demonstrates this in the unique chord voicings and lyrics of his songs.

Elias Wonder: Led by the anthemic songwriting of Columbia City resident, Joel DeJong, Elias Wonder has evolved from a two-man act in to a full blown 5-piece rock band with a sound that will fill any size room. Deliberate drum and bass provide a foundation for soaring guitar riffs and belting vocals that embody a beautiful, though-provoking and emotional sound.
"The songwriting and lyrics are superb!” Martin Feveyear, Founder and Producer, Jupiter Studios, Seattle, WA
eliaswonder.bandcamp.com

Swindler: Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, a sound that blends an innovative fusion of funk, groove, jazz and rock that is, undeniably Swindler. Featuring Seattle veteran guitarist Mike Saskor (Olympic Sound Collective, Rai, Altered States of Funk, Salem, Toadstool), jazz keyboardist Willow Goodine, drummer Chris Martin and bassist Rob Cochran, Swindler is able to bring the dance floor alive, while also leading listeners through an amazing collage of improvisational creativity during each show. The band members draw a wide array of musical influences to the mix, which allow listeners of all ranges to draw rave reviews of the band.
www.swindlerband.com

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Friday May 29th The Others/ The Nobodies "Going Nowhere" Tour/ Cordaviva
6:00pm: The Others/ The Nobodies "Going Nowhere" Tour
Info TBA.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.


9:30pm: Cordaviva
Cordaviva is a powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. Their upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, Afrobeat, funk, and various Latin styles. Bright horns compliment sublime vocal harmonies (sung in various languages), soulful guitars, and relentlessly driving percussion.

The members of Cordaviva have performed at such notable Seattle venues as Sasquatch Music Festival, Bumbershoot, Hard Rock Cafe, The Triple Door Mainstage, Showbox, Neumo’s, Tractor Tavern, and ACT Theatre. Cordaviva’s influences stem from musical legends such as Nigeria’s Fela Kuti, Guinea’s Bembeya Jazz, and Congo’s Franco & TP OK Jazz, as well as the Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sounds of Caetano Veloso and Mongo Santamaria.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Saturday May 30th Town In The City/ Electric Circus
6:00pm: Town In The City
Town In The City is an indie/folk rock band from Los Angeles, California. Their music has its roots in acoustic, harmony-driven folk music, while simultaneously incorporating classic rock grooves, experimental recording techniques, and an exhilarating live show.

The band formed in January 2012 when Pittsburgh-based songwriters Shawn Grindle and George Chammas moved to Los Angeles with their good friend and blues enthusiast Dan Macken. There they met up with well-rounded drummer Matt Campbell, and later were joined friend and funky bassist, Whitt Bell.

Most recently, the band added vocalist/violinist, Julia Chalker, to the line up, bringing that third harmony and enhancing the band's overall sound.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.


9:30pm Electric Circus
Electric Circus remixes classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and a reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia.




Featuring 
D'Vonne Lewis (drums)
, Geoff Harper (a. bass), 
Ian Sheridan (e. bass), 
Ryan Burns (keys), 
Tristan Gianola (guitar), 
Sean Woolstenhulme (guitar), 
Alex Guy (Violin), 
Kate Olson (s. sax), 
Ray Larson (trumpet), 
Greg Sinibaldi (b. sax), 
Levi Gillis (t. sax), 
Thione Diop (percussion), Beth Fleenor (Clarinet/Vox), 
Wayne Horvitz (conduction, sampling, keys), Brad Rouda (lights).
Facebook Event

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Sunday May 31st Garfield Jazz Jam/ JeConte & the Mali Allstar's 'Soul Now Benefit'
6:00pm: Garfield Jazz Jam
Garfield High School students and alumni come together for a jazz jam open to the public.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.


8:30pm: JeConte & the Mali Allstar's 'Soul Now Benefit'
JeConte & the Mali Allstars are a unique, soulful blend of traditional Malian Blues and Northern California/New Orleans harmonica-based Rock ‘n’ Roll. The project leaders collectively bring original music to the ensemble. This combination creates a high energy, one-of-a-kind performance that gets the crowd going.

The band has almost completed its full-length album titled “Mali Blues” in Bamako, Mali. The compilation by leading members, JeConte, Boubacar Sidibe and Adama Drame, includes unique, soulful songs with Blues, Rock, R&B, Reggae and African World influences.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

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 is open seven nights a week.
Happy Hour drink and food specials weekdays from 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.