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February 1

Peyote Ugly // Smashie Smashie // The Hilltalks
February 2

Harris Eisenstadt Old Growth Forest w/ Jeb Bishop, Tony Malaby, and Jason Roebke
February 3

Earshot Jazz Presents: Kahil el Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble w/ Corey Wilkes

Electric Circus
February 4

Fire Safety and Other Stories

Led to Sea, Kendra McKinley & Intisaar
February 5

February 6

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
February 7

Greg Kelley // Uneasy Chairs // Eveline Müller & Guests
February 8

Earshot Jazz Presents: Eric Vloeimans and accordionist Will Halshauer
February 9

Foghorn Stringband/ Cajun Country Revival
February 10

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

En Canto w/ Bahia In Motion
February 11

Tom Price Desert Classic and The Gallow Swings
February 12

Garfield Jazz Jam
February 13

Mike Lewis and Friends: Bringing Jazz Aloha
February 14

Valentines Day ft. The Music of Chet Baker
February 15

FATHER DAUGHTER #13
February 16

Big Band Thing Presents- Ascension Northwest: A grateful homage celebrating 90 years since John Coltrane's birth
February 17

Eugenie Jones Sings Nina Simone
February 18

Earshot Jazz: Solo Piano w/ Amina Claudine Meyers
February 19

Benefit for Orca K-8
February 20

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
February 21

Kauri // Alex Oliverio's Sunshine Ensemble // Bad Luck
February 22

Jazz Night School
February 23

Improv & KotoJazz by David Wilborn & Chris Kenji
February 24

The Great Royal Room Mardi Gras Celebration: The Meter Maids and Friends!
February 25

Best Brazilian Mardi Gras w/ EntreMundos & Tudo Beleza
February 26

Odd Babes Present: Aparna Nancherla with Feature Monisa Brown
February 27

Nick Finzer // Phil Parisot
February 28

The Great Royal Room Mardi Gras Celebration: FAT TUESDAY

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Peyote Ugly // Smashie Smashie // The Hilltalks

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Peyote Ugly is an ectodelic synth-psyche threesome from Seattle consisting of Noah Packard, Brennan Moring, and Elliot Preston.
https://peyoteuglyseattle.bandcamp.com/releases

Smashie Smashie is a West Seattle band consisting of Eric Richards (of Podblaster, The Nunchucks, Dirty Quarter & the Big Rips, and Lazer Weapons) and Brando Hymes (of Podblaster and Dirty Quarter & the Big Rips). They play psychedelic space post-punk revival with an edge.
https://smashiesmashie.bandcamp.com/

The Hilltalks are Natalia Espaillat, Ryan Standley and Emily Ravenscraft.
https://hilltalks.bandcamp.com/

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Harris Eisenstadt Old Growth Forest w/ Jeb Bishop, Tony Malaby, and Jason Roebke

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv/$15 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Earshot Jazz Presents: Kahil el Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble w/ Corey Wilkes

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $18 general admission/ $16 Earshot members & seniors (60+) / $10 students & veterans/military
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Kahil El’Zabar has been one of the deepest and most forward-thinking artists from Chicago’s renowned improvised music scene for many years. This Ethnic Heritage Ensemble includes trumpeter Corey Wilkes, baritone saxophonist Alex Harding, who has stepped in for an ailing Hamiet Bluiett on this tour, and the compelling presence of El’Zabar on drum set, hand percussion, and soulful vocalizations.

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.

Electric Circus: Sly Sun Sivad (The Music of Sly Stone, Sun Ra and Miles Davis)

10:00pm | Doors at 9:30pm

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

Featuring special guests: Yukio Suzuki and Peggy Lee

Musicians include James Falzone, Ivan Arteaga, Andy Roth, Greg Campbell, Ray Larsen, Kate Olson, Geoff Harper, Ryan Burns
, Greg Sinibaldi, Darren Loucas, Wayne Horvitz, Darb Aduor, Isaac Castillo and more!

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, February 4, 2017

Fire Safety and Other Stories

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

An hour of storytelling featuring John Mullen and Barbara Earl Thomas with musical guest Kathryn Farrell.

Free and open to the public

Led to Sea, Kendra McKinley & Intisaar

8:45pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets: $8 adv/ $10 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Morning Star Brunch

10:00am

Chef Tarik Abdullah’s popular brunch pop-up returns at The Royal Room!

Free and open to the public.

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 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".

Featuring: Beth Fleenor, Kate Olson, Ivan Arteaga, Levi Gillis, Greg Sinibaldi, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Steve O’Brian, Amelia Coulter, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Eric Eagle, Christian Pincock, Wayne Horvitz and more!

Learn more from our Project's Page.

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.

The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Wayne Shorter. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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, February 7, 2017

Greg Kelley // Uneasy Chairs // Eveline Müller & Guests

7:00pm| Doors at 6:30pm

A early evening of improvised sound~

Improvised trio: Greg Kelley/Uneasy Chairs/Eveline Müller:
Greg Kelley has performed through North America, Europe, Japan, Argentina & Mexico at numerous festivals, in clubs, outdoors, in living rooms, in a bank, and at least once on a vibrating floor. He has collaborated with a number of musicians across the globe performing experimental music, free jazz and noise, appearing on over 90 recordings in the process. He constantly seeks to push the boundaries of the trumpet and of "music.

Eveline Müller is a saw blade and airplane washer collector. Together with her metal contraption she likes to take her audience on a journey through beautiful, ugly, loud, tense and spare sonic landscapes.

Uneasy Chairs is guitarist Patrick Neill Gundran. Dedicated to free improvisation and experimenting both solo and in frequent live collaborations. He uses performance to surrender to the present moment, to expand into space, to connect with other beings and transform his consciousness.

Guests:
Forrest Friends are sound pranksters from the Emerald City, trap doors opening in space and time...through which furries slip.

FHTAGN is a series of musical games played by Blake DeGraw and anyone willing to play along.

Nital Etch is cello and synth based ambient drone and post-classical.

Visuals: CitrusSheila

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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.

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

Thrashy jazz duo featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums/electronics) performing "Obnoxious Jazz For Sensitive Assholes".

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Earshot Jazz Presents: Eric Vloeimans and accordionist Will Halshauer

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $15 general / $13 Earshot members & seniors (60+) / $7 students & veterans/military
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans and versatile American accordionist, Will Halshauer.

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 9, 2017

Foghorn Stringband/ Cajun Country Revival

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Foghorn Stringband is the present day shining gold standard for American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over a decade of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all this, they’ve never let the music grow cold; instead they’ve been steadily proving that American roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration.

Spanning generations from across the nation the Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians. Comprised of Cajun musicians Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy and Portland Oregon’s Foghorn Stringband, this group presents a music that seems to embody all of the things that make life wonderful and together they’ve delighted audiences around the world celebrating rather than “performing" the music that brought them together: Cajun music and early Country music.
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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, February 10, 2017

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Ray Skjelbred was a protégé of the great Earl "Fatha" Hines. His "Yeti Chasers" play music in the style of the swinging Chicago & New Orleans bands of the 1920's and 30's.

"He plays so good it scares me." - Jess Stacy

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.

Brazilian music and dance with En Canto & Bahia-in-Motion

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Bahia In Motion values the importance of a healthy body, mind and spirit and the integral role the arts play in remaining balanced. Bahia in Motion is committed to building community and enriching the lives of individuals and families through dance, Capoeira, travel, and the joy of Afro-Brazilian culture.

A multi-ethnic, female-led seven-piece, En Canto’s world pop music—a combination forró, samba, and choro-inspired originals and reimagined covers of classic Brazilian hits—commands attention and inspires movement. “We love this music because of its compositional brilliance, its original grooves, and its revolutionary nature ... its roots in post-colonialism, in cultural battles for class and racial equality,” Accordionist Jamie Maschler, explains. "Why wouldn’t it also inspire gender-equality?"

Playing primarily in North American venues, En Canto currently channels its fierce independence into challenging stereotypes while also helping audiences expand their comfort zones. “We make people dance,” as drummer Adam Kozie puts it “We routinely open our concerts to a room full of shy, awkward faces, and we close them to a sweat-drenched melee of bodies and smiles. We experience real joy when we play these songs, and people feel that, and they respond in kind, regardless of whether they understand the words or know the ‘right’ dance moves. It was the same for each us at one point when we first heard Luis Gonzaga or Gilberto Gil—we were provoked and then captured by the music, and we feel honored to be able to offer our own interpretations of it.”

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 11, 2017

Tom Price Desert Classic and The Gallow Swings

9:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Tom Price Desert Classic:

Don Blackstone - guitar
Joe Kilbourne - bass
Martin Bland - drums
Tom Price - vocals/guitar

The Gallow Swings are a heavy swingin' punk blues trio from Seattle WA.

Adam-bass/vocals
Bucci-vocals/guitar
Randall-drums/vocals

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, February 12, 2017

Garfield Jazz Jam

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mike Lewis and Friends: Bringing Jazz Aloha

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

A native New Yorker who has spent substantial time performing in Polynesia and the tri-state New York area, Mike Lewis has recently moved back to Hawaii from the Pacific Northwest.

Fluent in jazz trumpet, lead trumpet, and recording projects, his resume includes touring and recording with Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughn, Sammy Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny and Cher, Billy Joel, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, The Temptations, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, and Bruno Mars.

Darrius Willrich, piano
Davy Nefos, drums
Marina Christopher, bass

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.

The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Wayne Shorter. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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, February 14, 2017

Dancing on the Ceiling: The Music of Chet Baker. A Valentines Day Celebration

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Join us with your love at The Royal Room for a night of romance and the music of Chet Baker. Featuring Phil Demaree, Geoff Harper, Al Keith, Andy Roth and Wayne Horvitz.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

Thrashy jazz duo featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums/electronics) performing "Obnoxious Jazz For Sensitive Assholes".

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

FATHER DAUGHTER #13

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Welcome all to 2017 Father Daughter! We had a wonderful and fulfilling 2 year anniversary, and we intend to keep that momentum! We are in upsetting times. We are having important funding stripped from us as a Nation. We are having rights compromised. That being said, the Father Daughter team will now be donating the vast majority of proceeds from each show to groups who are in need. No walls can stop us! We will not go gently into the night! Come on down and help us put an end to Tyranny though art and mindfulness! Come Out! Get Weird!

For this performance we are excited to bring you the following acts: Ah Puch - Electronic harsh ambient duo from another world. Nico Sophiea (Solo) - Who Knows? It's always something new! Geoff Harper and Mike Peterson as the "Dirty But Trio" - If you don't know these two, come out and get yrself learned! + Other artists TBA

Visuals will be provided by the Father Daughter team of Nico S and Darb A

Past Shows have looked like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-znzpwcuC48
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CghrEg54Uy8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cayfGI7gmyc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U04rSQMCHAc

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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, February 16, 2017

Big Band Thing Presents- Ascension Northwest: A grateful homage celebrating 90 years since John Coltrane's birth

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

WAH opens.

WAH plays the music of John Coltrane. WAH is led by two of Seattle’s most iconic avant-garde improvisers, multi-instrumentalist Simon Henneman and percussionist Gregg Keplinger. For this show they are joined by Skerik, Ivan Arteaga, Geoff Harper, and John Seman to present the music of late period( post 1963) John Coltrane.
http://www.wahband.com/

Big Band Thing is an 11 piece ensemble created by Seattle drummer / composer Don Berman. The set long piece will be a group of Northwest musicians thanking John Coltrane for all the inspiration and enlightening music he gave to all of us. The performance will feature the same instrumentation that Trane used on his Ascension recording, which that group never performed live. This original Northwest rendering will use original motifs for its ensemble sections that alternate with free form solo sections by each band member. The excellent musicians featured will be tenor saxes, Dick Valentine, Kenny Mandell, and Neil Welch. The alto saxes will be Seth Alexander and Ivan Arteaga. Jim Knodle and Ray Larsen are the trumpets. On piano, Matt McCluskey. Basses Ryan Berg and Abbey Blackwell. Don Berman on 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.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Eugenie Jones Sings Nina Simone

EARLY SHOW: 6:30pm | Doors at 5:00pm
LATE SHOW: 9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 DOS
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Earshot Jazz NW Recording of the Year artist & NW Vocalist of the Year, singer/songwriter, Eugenie Jones displays quick rhythmic reflexes, a silken tone, and real songwriting savvy that makes her stand out from the pack. Her singing reveals the rhythmic authority and emotional insight of a seasoned performer and showcases her incredible passion and talent as both a song stylist and songwriter. Jones will perform songs from one of the music industry's most influential performers - singer, songwriter, pianist, & civil rights activist - Nina Simone and will also share music from her original chart-topping recordings. Listen now at http://bit.ly/2gVzOnK
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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 18, 2017

Earshot Jazz Presents: Solo Piano w/ Amina Claudine Meyers

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $18 general / $16 Earshot members & seniors (60+) / $10 students & veterans/military
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

New York-based, Arkansas-born pianist Amina Claudine Myers is recognized for her luscious, soulful playing style that combines her blues, jazz, and gospel influences. During a multifaceted 50-year career as an accompanist, organist, vocalist, composer, and educator, Myers has released 11 recordings, her most recent being Sama Rou – Songs From My Soul, which derives a global sensibility from the idiom of the Great Negro Spiritual and moves it forward with “a predominately prayerful slow pace.”

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, February 19, 2017

Morning Star Brunch

10:00am

Chef Tarik Abdullah’s popular brunch pop-up returns at The Royal Room!

Free and open to the public.

Benefit for Orca K-8

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

All are invited to the 5th Annual Orca K-8 School Open Mic fundraiser! The open mic welcomes Orca community members of all ages and abilities to share a unique talent in front of family and friends.

Insect Man:
Lean, clean and bluesy; barbed-wire guitar wound about bittersweet melodies while a ghost of psychedelia stands by. Insect Man formed in 2013 to perform the songs of front-man Mike Brann. Members of Insect Man have previously been in bands such as The Mourning Doves, The Zero Points, The Crows, Bottle of Smoke, Gut Reaction, West Section Line, Aaiiee!! and YBGB."

Savoy Night Owls:
Take a trip back in time with the musical stylings and smoky vocals of The Savoy Night Owls, a Seattle based jazz quintet, specializing in vintage jazz inspired by the American Songbook. You may find yourself nostalgic for a era before your time!

No cover. All donations will go to the scholarship fund for the Parent Lead Trip to Indianola.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 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".

Featuring: Beth Fleenor, Kate Olson, Ivan Arteaga, Levi Gillis, Greg Sinibaldi, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Steve O’Brian, Amelia Coulter, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Eric Eagle, Christian Pincock, Wayne Horvitz and more!

Learn more from our Project's Page.

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.

The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Wayne Shorter. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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, February 21, 2017

Kauri // Alex Oliverio's Sunshine Ensemble // Bad Luck

7:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Kauri:
A meeting of three young Seattle musicians involved in a wide spectrum of projects. This long-time-coming collaboration explores the textural, melodic, and improvisational possibilities available to a trio consisting of trumpet, electric guitar, and drums. Kauri is fortunate to have live/improvised visuals for this performance, created by Luke Tanaka.

Brennan Carter - trumpet
Ronan Deslisle - guitar
Mike Gebhart - drums
Luke Tanaka - visuals

The Sunshine Ensemble Will be presenting pieces from Alex Oliverio's "Apartment Suite", a series of compositions inspired by the apartment complexes his grandparents owned in Phoenix, AZ.

Bad Luck:
For over a decade the Seattle based duo Bad Luck (Neil Welch, saxophone/electronics and Chris Icasiano, drums) have pushed the boundaries of what it means to perform, create and move forward in the genre of modern jazz. "Bad Luck chop up time and space into jagged, unpredictable shapes...like an asymmetrical avalanche.” The Stranger Magazine. With four albums under their belt, Bad Luck has created an incredibly diverse array of music. They have developed a unique performative language together, sculpting compositions that use complex mnemonic techniques, and create "fearless, raw improvisations" (Seattle Times). Chat Conversation End

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

Thrashy jazz duo featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums/electronics) performing "Obnoxious Jazz For Sensitive Assholes".

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Jazz Night School

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Jazz Night School is Seattle's largest all-ages jazz education organization. Based in South Seattle, Jazz Night School provides high-quality individual and group jazz instruction in a supportive environment for aspiring musicians of all ages and abilities. Jazz Night School is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes jazz as a living, cultural American art form.

https://twitter.com/jazznightschool
https://www.facebook.com/jazznightschool/

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Improv & KotoJazz by David Wilborn & Chris Kenji

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Koto Jazz is a new innovative sound that integrates Japanese koto melodies with western rhythm and jazz.

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, February 24, 2017

The Great Royal Room Mardi Gras Celebration: The Meter Maids and Friends!

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15dos
Ticket available from Stranger Tickets

The Meter Maids plus guests play the music of Allen Toussaint, Dr John, the Meters, the Neville Brothers, and Professor Longhair.

Featuring:
Jeff Fielder, Mike Stone, Bob Lovelace, Wayne Horvitz, Skerik, Thomas Marriott, and special guests.

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 25, 2017

Best Brazilian Mardi Gras w/ EntreMundos & Tudo Beleza

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
Advance tickets for this show are sold out, but there will be limited tickets available at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

The best Brazilian Mardi Gras (carnaval ) is back to the The Royal Room with performances by some of the most seasoned musicians and dancers from around the globe. Enjoy live music by EntreMundos Quarteto and dance performances by Tudo Beleza Samba Dance Co.

To help set the vibe, Brazilian guitarist/singer song writer Ton Mus will open the set with some MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) and some Brazilian Pop songs.

http://www.entremundosquarteto.com/
http://tudobeleza.com/
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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, February 26, 2017

Odd Babes Present: Aparna Nancherla with Feature Monisa Brown

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/$20 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Aparna Nancherla is delighted you are here. She’s a comedian of the stand-up variety, but can often be seen sitting. She recently wrote for Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC. You can also see her on the current season of Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central and on the upcoming season of Love on Netflix. In addition, she currently hosts the long-running popular underground New York comedy show, Whiplash at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on Monday nights at 11 p.m.

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, February 27, 2017

Nick Finzer // Phil Parisot

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $9 adv/ $12 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

An award-winning composer, arranger, and trombonist, Finzer is bringing the joy and power of Jazz to both traditional fans and the most modern 21st century audiences. He’s on a mission to be a passionate voice defining the sound of Jazz in this age while also bringing street cred to the trombone with a bold, tight sound.

For 15 years, Phil Parisot has served as one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading drummers. He has extensive experience in contemporary musical settings, balanced with an understanding of various 20th century musical traditions. Lingo, his recent recording as a leader, draws upon an array of influences, including funk, Afro-Cuban, rock, and symphonic, all molded seamlessly into a cohesive modern jazz package.

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.

The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Wayne Shorter. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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, February 28, 2017

Masterclass: Miguel Zenón Quartet

3:30pm

Tickets: $10 General Admission/ Free for Students with ID

Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz.

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.

The Great Royal Room Mardi Gras Celebration: FAT TUESDAY

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Seattle JazzED New Orleans special opens
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Rehearsal, open to the public
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Performance

The Music of New Orleans
8:30pm: Darren Loucas, Skerik, Ray Larsen, Mike Stone, Bob Lovelace, Jason Cressey and Wayne Horvitz plus special guests.

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.

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

Thrashy jazz duo featuring Ron Weinstein (Hammond B3) and Mike Peterson (drums/electronics) performing "Obnoxious Jazz For Sensitive Assholes".

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

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