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June 1

JazzED: All-Star Combos

Two Horses Too Many // Annie Ford Band
June 2

School of Rock Bellevue
June 3

Cynthia Hughen Student Recital

SailorHank presents: The Lost Queens
June 4

Evan Smith Studio Recital

Matt Carr Septet "Chorus in Via"
June 5

Casa de la Trova hosted by SuperSones
June 6

Jazz Night School
June 7

Jazz Night School
June 8

Jazz Night School
June 9

Liberty High School Jazz Band and Combos

Nolatet (Feat. Mike Dillon, James Singleton, and Brian Haas)
June 10

Columbia City Beatwalk
June 11

Kenny Washington feat. Anton Schwartz, Marc Seales, Michael Glynn & D’Vonne Lewis
June 12

Mrs. Phelps with Horns // Elvid // Black Oxygen Pants // Jackalope
June 13

Goss Productions Music School
June 14

Great Women of Country Tribute Series: The Music of June Carter & Loretta Lynn
June 15

Joe Casalini, acoustic bass and Michael Biller, guitar: An evening of jazz duets

World Beat Night: Rhythms from Black Panther
June 16

Earshot Jazz Presents: Broken Shadows w/ Chris Speed, Tim Berne, Dave King, and Reid Anderson
June 17

Jane Addams Middle School Band

Johnny and The Moles Album Release Party
June 18

Tiny Ghost // Grex (Album Release) // Chris Icasiano
June 19

SabroSon: Salsa y Sabor
June 20

Earshot Jazz Presents: Aaron Parks' Little Big
June 21

June 22

Earshot Jazz Presents: Dan Weiss’ Starebaby: Metal Jazz w/ Craig Taborn, Matt Mitchell, Ben Monder, and Trevor Dunn
June 23

Eric Miller and the Easy Winners album release -featuring Viasound
June 24

Visual Musician & Friends

Seattle Tap Jam
June 25

The Rolling Blackouts
June 26

Seward Park Audubon Presents: Penguins in the Desert

Wayne Horvitz: The Snowghost Sessions
Geoff Harper, Eric Eagle
June 27

Charles Street Messengers Album Release with Swingset
June 28

Dance for Dignity Summer Concert Jam
June 29

Inside Jokes:A Benefit Comedy Show

Molasses // El' Steiner // Stingshark
June 30

School of Rock Issaquah performs David Bowie

Moxie

Friday, June 1, 2018

JazzED: All-Star Combos

6:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Featuring the All-star Combo
Seattle JazzED is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, which was founded in 2010 by a small group of volunteers and music educators, who wanted kids to get great music education opportunities, regardless of what school they went to or how much money they had. JazzED started out with two jazz ensembles that met weekly. Today over 500 students from 70+ different schools come through the doors every year.

The Melba Liston Ensemble is directed by Marina Christopher and the Quincy Jones Ensemble is directed by Clarence Acox.
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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Two Horses Too Many // Annie Ford Band

9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos
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Two Horses Too Many is the house band for “Smoked," a Spaghetti Western theater production at Café Nordo. Deep guitar twang, sweeping symphonic interludes and tight, driving grooves set the backdrop for songs about the Lone Ranger in all of us. That show is so much fun that the band continues on its own, playing original songs written in the great Spaghetti Western tradition. Our stage show is bathed in the cinematic glow of wide-screen projections. If we play our cards right, we might even get a visit from Jasper Dowd, The Man In Tight White Pants.

We feature Annastasia Workman on piano and accordion, Evan Mosher on vocals and trumpet, Dayton Allemann on guitar and flute, Matt Manges on drums, Ivan Molton on bass and sax, and Craig Corvin on guitar and 6 other instruments.

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The Annie Ford Band is a timeless blend of tough and tender songwriting. Showcasing talented and nuanced players on pedal steel, bass, sax, piano, drums and violin they mix compelling story-telling with dark Appalachian roots and modern genres like rock n roll, jazz, and dark country. The sound will place you right outside of a rustic ghost-town, looking in as if from a distant keyhole. Their music will reach out to you like an old daguerreotype; it’s a cracked vision of the past that eerily taps into our modern age.

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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, June 2, 2018

School of Rock Bellevue

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 dos
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School of Rock Bellevue presents a tribute to Progressive Rock and Metal at the Royal Room.
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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, June 3, 2018

Cynthia Hughen Student Recital

4:30pm



No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

SailorHank presents: The Lost Queens

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

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

SailorHank Productions Presents:
THE LOST QUEENS by SailorHank Payne, a drag stage show parody of the movie "The Lost Boys"

Starring:
Butylene O'Kipple
RainBowGore Cake
Jackie Hell
Harlotte O'Scara
Josh Hartvigson

& Special guest to be announced soon!

ALL AGES!

Plot:
Teenage sisters Butylene O'Kipple and RainBowGore Cake move with their mother Jackie Hell to Seattle, WA. While Butylene & RainBowGore go down to Capitol Hill, Butylene sees a group of queens looking very different, she follows them. They take her to their club, and turn her into a Vampira. Butylene wakes up the next day like nothing happened. The next night she has to babysit RainBowGore Cake. During that night RainBowGore figures out Butylene is a Vampira. To find answers, they research and take action. But their plan backfires.

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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, June 4, 2018

Evan Smith Studio Recital

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm



No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.. 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.

Matt Carr Septet "Chorus in Via"

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm



No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.. 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

9:30pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, currently featuring a salute to the music of Charlie Parker. Hosted by bassist Troy Schiefelbein and drummer Thomas Campbell.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Casa de la Trova hosted by SuperSones

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Join Septeto SuperSones for a night of traditional Cuban Son music with a heavy dose of salsa and jazz.
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Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Lily

10:00pm (Lounge)

Sarah O'Day- Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Foot Tamborine
Fritz Rodriguez- Drums, Vocals
Scott D’Angelo- Bass, Vocals
Augustus Marshall- Electric Guitar, Vocals

An alternate take on alternative country. Lily stuff themselves into the sonic crevasses of in between genres, providing a balanced mix of unpredictable and eclectic grooviness. Playing covers and originals.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Jazz Night School

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Featuring Big Band Blue

Fresh and locally grown: Big Band Blue plays outstanding music by jazz greats plus new works by local composers and arrangers. Led by Erik Hanson, Big Band Blue is Jazz Night School’s top-level large ensemble.

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.

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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 General Business Band

10:00pm (Lounge)

The General Business Band takes care of Business. Plain and simple. Featuring Rob Granfelt (Drums), Antoine Martel (Keys), and Andrew Morrill (Sax), the group plays entirely improvised compositions drawing from a wide array of vocabulary influenced by, yet not limited to, jazz, hip-hop, funk, contemporary classical, and rock. Let this band be the one-time only soundtrack to your night. Witness creation in the moment at its most honest.


No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Jazz Night School

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Featuring two big bands, vocalists, and numerous small ensembles

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.

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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.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Jazz Night School

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Featuring various small ensembles

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.

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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.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Liberty High School Jazz Band and Combos

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm



No cover. 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.

Nolatet (Feat. Mike Dillon, James Singleton, and Brian Haas)

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

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

Nolatet—the New Orleans-based band featuring vibraphonist Mike Dillon, pianist Brian Haas, and bassist James Singleton —are on tour in support of their second studio album, 'No Revenge Necessary,' released via Royal Potato Family.

While everybody knows about New Orleans' rich musical tradition, an even more deeply rooted tradition in the Crescent City is one of perpetual reinvention. It's a city that's been reborn countless times over the course of its multi-cultural history, a legacy vibrantly reflected in its music. This is exactly what the four longtime friends and frequent collaborators who comprise Nolatet hope to achieve together. They each bring varied musical experiences and influences tothe table.
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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Columbia City Beatwalk

7:00pm

For four nights each spring and summer, Columbia City is the place to hear the best live music in Seattle. On the second Sunday of the month from June - September BeatWalk places a range of musicians in our neighborhood businesses. All sorts of music from all around the world spills into the streets, creating a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
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This month featuring Trovadoro

TROVADORO is Seattle's finest players of Cuban Son music to performing original compositions in traditional styles. The group also plays songs by some of Cuba's greatest Son music groups including La Familia Valera Miranda, Dúo Los Compadres and Trío Matamoros. In the tradition of Cuban troubadours new and old, TROVADORO evokes deep currents of the human heart and soul with strings, percussion and song.

Santiago de Cuba's Kiki Valera guides TROVADORO with his lifetime of extensive performance, international touring, arranging, recording, and mastery of the Cuban Cuatro. Kiki is the eldest son and director of La Familia Valera Miranda - one of Cuba's most revered families of Son musicians. Justin Maggart (lead vocals & maracas) and Steve Smith (bongos & vocals) are core members of SuperSones - a traditional Cuban septet that has performed Cuban Son in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest for the last 16 years. Javier Marú (guitar & vocals) brings years of experience playing Trova and Son in Havana, Switzerland and now in Seattle with Trío Cubay and others. The group is also features Lalo Bello on Congas and Vocals (Picoso, Polyrhythmics & Trío Cubay).

TROVADORO began as a collaboration between Justin Maggart and Kiki Valera to compose, arrange and record an album of original songs in traditional Cuban styles and perform them for a variety of audiences in Spring 2017. In June 2015, this project was funded, in part, by a grant from King County 4Culture. In June 2017, the group released their album "Lengua, Alambre y Cuero" (Tongues, Strings and Skins) of Justin's original songs arranged and recorded by Kiki.
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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.. 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, June 11, 2018

Kenny Washington feat. Anton Schwartz, Marc Seales, Michael Glynn & D’Vonne Lewis

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $14 adv/$16 dos
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The vocal sensation from California leads a powerhouse Seattle band!

Kenny Washington (vocal)
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D'Vonne Lewis (drums)
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If you have never heard this New Orleans native sing before, get ready for a jaw dropping experience. Kenny is a jazz vocalist virtuoso. Emulating the classic styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan and infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Kenny's free, playful approach, with over a four-octave range is awe inspiring. His tone on ballads is liquid, his scat is rapid-fire, passionate, melodious and inventive, and his intonation is so precise that it makes you notice if the piano wasn’t tuned that day. His range seems limitless. With a childhood background singing in gospel, Kenny is at home with the Blues as well as Jazz. This man is a must-see.

“The Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene, with an exuberantly supple tenor that glides effortlessly into the stratosphere.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Featured Vocalist with Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

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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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mrs. Phelps with Horns // Elvid // Black Oxygen Pants // Jackalope

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Featuring:

Elvid
Black Oxygen Pants
Jackalope
Mrs. Phelps


No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Lily

10:00pm (Lounge)

Sarah O'Day- Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Foot Tamborine
Fritz Rodriguez- Drums, Vocals
Scott D’Angelo- Bass, Vocals
Augustus Marshall- Electric Guitar, Vocals

An alternate take on alternative country. Lily stuff themselves into the sonic crevasses of in between genres, providing a balanced mix of unpredictable and eclectic grooviness. Playing covers and originals.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Goss Productions Music School

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Come see the cast taught by musician, arranger and teacher Cyrille Gosselin. Cyrille has been playing guitar for more than 30 years and owns his Goss Productions music studio in Kirkland which is fully equipped with mics, pianos, saxophone, clarinet, guitars, bass, banjo, etc. where he records, composes and teaches.

Born and raised in France, Cyrille Gosselin discovered his grandfather’s guitar 30 years ago and hasn’t stopped playing since. He studied guitar at Jazz à Tours for 7 years where he learned harmony and different guitar styles (fingerpicking, jazz, progressive rock, blues, bossa…). Cyrille has a bachelor degree in Musicology.

In France, he played gypsy jazz on the streets, in wines bars and inside castles all around the Loire valley – “the best training there is as far as being a performer because we were playing just as a guitar violin duet, with no amplification, keeping fast tempos, all for the love of music and the crowd’s attention.
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No cover. 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 General Business Band

10:00pm (Lounge)

The General Business Band takes care of Business. Plain and simple. Featuring Rob Granfelt (Drums), Antoine Martel (Keys), and Andrew Morrill (Sax), the group plays entirely improvised compositions drawing from a wide array of vocabulary influenced by, yet not limited to, jazz, hip-hop, funk, contemporary classical, and rock. Let this band be the one-time only soundtrack to your night. Witness creation in the moment at its most honest.


No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Great Women of Country Tribute Series: The Music of June Carter & Loretta Lynn

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

The Great Women of Country Tribute Series highlights the works of some of the most prolific and talented musicians the genre has to offer. Each performance – dates below – will bring together Seattle’s finest musicians to reimagine the works of two featured artists.

Featuring:
Annie Jantzer
Kara Hesse
Lana McMullen
Katie Sweeney
Kristin Chambers
Christy McWilson
Tekla Waterfield


Curated by Tekla Waterfield

Upcoming Great Women of Country Dates
July 19: The Music of Lucinda Williams & Patsy Cline
August 16: The Music of Bonnie Raitt & Emmy Lou Harris

House Band: Wayne Horvitz, Matt Weiner, Jeff Fielder, Eric Eagle

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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, June 15, 2018

Joe Casalini, acoustic bass and Michael Biller, guitar: An evening of jazz duets

6:00pm (in the Lounge)

The musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

World Beat Night: Rhythms from Black Panther
Master Drummer Massamba Diop of Baaba Maal and the Black Panther Soundtrack performing with Walo Walo ft. Thione Diop and members of Wamba World Beat Band

8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
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Massamba Diop is perhaps the world's most renowned master of the Tama, a talking drum from Senegal, West Africa. Most recently, Massamba has received much acclaim for his collaboration on Marvel's Black Panther soundtrack, providing the drumming for King Tchalla's theme music, heard throughout the film whenever the title character makes an entrance. He also performed with Mumford and Sons on their 2016 tour, including an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and is featured on two videos in Playing For Change's new album “Listen to the Music”. In 2016, he launched the “Tamani Talking Drum” to the public with Remo Percussion, the first mass-produced Tama, a drum he helped design.

Thione Diop, percussionist from Senegal, West Africa, is widely recognized for his powerfully expressive Djembe performances. He is descended from an ancestral line of Griot drummers in Senegal, West Africa, and is a master of the djembe, sabar, tama, and djun djun. In 1998, Thione moved to Seattle to teach and perform; a year later he formed Yeke Yeke, a percussion ensemble that has performed the traditional rhythms of West Africa to delighted audiences for the last ten years. Thione is also responsible for some incredible regional events, such as the annual Spirit of West Africa Festival and Kasumai Africa, offering the Pacific Northwest audiences a chance to enjoy immersive experiences in African music, dance, and culture. Thione has shared the stage with such noteworthy musicians as Poncho Sanchez, Alpha Blondy, Prince Diabate and Max Romeo. Thione Diop and his group Yeke Yeke are well known from their many regional appearances in the U.S. and Canadian Northwest.

A native of New York, Dennis J. Dove began his professional career as a musician and actor at the age of 16. Dennis’s passion for music was cultivated as a young child. He quickly developed an interest for acting and music at an early age. He made his debut as a principle actor/drummer of the cast of the Broadway show Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk. This show was featured on Broadway from 1996 until 2002, and received Grammy nominations and was awarded four Tony Awards.

Adam Carpinelli is the co-founder, producer and guitarist of Wamba. He’s a multi-instrumentalist having performed, and recorded for Obo Addy, the late Ghanaian Master Drummer and currently records with Senegalese Master Drummer Massamba Diop from Baaba Maal’s band in a new international project called “Walo Walo.” Other World Beat projects include Ibrahima Camara from Senegal, Akuma Roots reggae band, Loveness Wessa from Zimbabwe, Igbo Ana with Icidro Valor Perez of Cuba, and Chatta Addy and Kpani Addy from Ghana.

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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, June 16, 2018

Earshot Jazz Presents: Broken Shadows w/ Chris Speed, Tim Berne, Dave King, and Reid Anderson (TWO SHOWS)

Early Show: 7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm
Late Show: 9:30pm | Doors 9:15pm

Tickets: $18 Adults, $16 Earshot members/Senior citizens, $10 Students/Military
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Tim Berne, alto saxophone
Chris Speed, tenor saxophone & clarinet
Reid Anderson, bass
Dave King, drums

Broken Shadows is a quartet of kindred spirits communing over shared loves and common inspirations, radiating not only homage but aspiration – to make music with deep roots reach out into the present moment, alive and attuned and moving through our air now. These four musicians hailing from the urban northern half of America – Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson and Dave King – have banded together to reinterpret the timeless sounds conjured by great men from the rural South and heartland of the country: Ornette Coleman, Julius Hemphill, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden. These iconic figures created an ever-resonant avant-garde out of the folk-art influences of their early surroundings, a canon that comprises the hard blues and deep lament, keening celebration and hollering protest. Wound through the DNA of such avant-jazz classics as “Dogon A.D.,” “Lonely Woman,” “Civilization Day,” “Walls- Bridges” and “Song for Ché” are the age-old sounds of back-alley bars and carnival midways, funeral processions and holiday parades, the rave-ups of Saturday night shading into the hymns of Sunday morning. The way saxophonists Berne and Speed perform this music with the bass-and-drum team of Anderson and King has a rocking, roughhewn harmonic convergence wholly in keeping with the source materials, even as their improvisations have a searching, burning modernism of their own. To channel the cultural history of this music, the players of Broken Shadows can rely on their personal history as friends and collaborators; among various associations, Speed played in Berne’s Bloodcount band in the 1990s, while Anderson and King are two-thirds of the genre defying band The Bad Plus. This foursome is onto something special here – the emotive breath and beat of this music being undeniable, infectious; these are players known for their ability to take it out, but Broken Shadows gives them a vehicle to get down. — Bradley Bambarger

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Jane Addams Middle School Band

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Johnny and The Moles Album Release Party

8:00pm | Doors at 7:45pm

Tickets: $10 GA/ $15 (CD included)/ $5 under 21 (door only with ID)
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Johnny and the Moles is a tuba, drum and horn led NOLA tinged psychedelic rock n roll band. Featuring former and current members of Tubaluba, Reptet, Yogoman Burning Band, 45th St Brass and The Tiptons. Great songs, unique sound and powerful performers. Special guests and old friends expected for this groundbreaking album release show. Kid friendly til 10 pm!
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Johnny and the Moles is:
John Ewing • drums and vocals
Nelson Bell • tuba
Mark Lerro • guitar
Stefan Nelson • keys

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Tiny Ghost // Grex (Album Release) // Chris Icasiano

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $8 adv/$10 dos
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Oakland art rock duo Grex visits Seattle’s Royal Room to celebrate the release of the new album Electric Ghost Parade, joined by Ivan Arteaga’s strange, whimsical experimental/improvisation project Tiny Ghost and a special solo set from powerhouse drummer Chris Icasiano.

Grex is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California. In biological terms, “grex” refers to the aggregation of a multitude of tiny, amoeba-like creatures combining to create a superorganism. Grex (the band) works the same way: two musicians who can function as one, the whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Grex is a collaboration between guitarist/vocalist Karl Evangelista, a Los Angeles native, and keyboardist/vocalist Rei Scampavia, originally from Arlington, Virginia. The band’s mission: to explore the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange songcraft and the dark outer reaches of experimental music. The group has been called “an otherworldly experience” (Eugene Weekly) and “true genre warping music” (KFJC), recalling the explosive energy of Jimi Hendrix, the dark power of the Pixies, and the whimsical weirdness of Deerhoof.

Grex’s most recent album, entitled Electric Ghost Parade, is its magnum opus—an exhilarating, incendiary, and unpredictable paean to the epic psychedelic albums of the 1960’s, traversing the cutting edge of modern indie rock, noise, and free jazz.
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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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SabroSon: Salsa y Sabor

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
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SabroSon brings together a group of accomplished musicians with a wealth of experience and passion. Alex Rivera on vocals was raised during the New York Salsa era. A street style sonero with a respect for the traditional roots of the music. Alex has performed with many local Salsa bands including: Latin Expression, Nueva Era, and Kiki Valera Y los Guajibaros and has been featured on numerous recordings. Along with Steve Guasch an accomplished musical director and grammy nominated producer. SabroSon is guaranteed to please even the most finicky Salsa fan.
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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.

Lily

10:00pm (Lounge)

Sarah O'Day- Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Foot Tamborine
Fritz Rodriguez- Drums, Vocals
Scott D’Angelo- Bass, Vocals
Augustus Marshall- Electric Guitar, Vocals

An alternate take on alternative country. Lily stuff themselves into the sonic crevasses of in between genres, providing a balanced mix of unpredictable and eclectic grooviness. Playing covers and originals.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Earshot Jazz Presents: Aaron Parks' Little Big (TWO SHOWS)

Early Show: 7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm
Late Show: 9:30pm | Doors 9:15pm

Tickets: $18 Adults, $16 Earshot members/Senior citizens, $10 Students/Military
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Aaron Parks (piano)
Greg Tuohey (guitar)
DJ Ginyard (electric bass)
Tommy Crane (drums)

Pianist Aaron Parks is a forward-thinking jazz musician who came to the public’s attention during his time with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Born in Seattle, Washington, Parks began playing piano at a young age and by the time he was 14 had enrolled in an early entrance degree program at the University of Washington.

In advance of their forthcoming album on Ropeadope Records, “Aaron Parks & Little Big” will be bringing all new music on their debut West Coast tour. The band could in some ways be seen as a continuation of the trajectory set on the pianist’s 2008 album “Invisible Cinema” – with a deeper commitment to melodic songwriting, modern rhythms, and immersive storytelling. The group brings their experiences not only from jazz and improvised music but also electronica, R&B, indie pop, alt-country, and much more, this is genre-fluid music which creates a world of its own.

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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, June 21, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

Earshot Jazz Presents: Dan Weiss’ Starebaby: Metal Jazz w/ Craig Taborn, Matt Mitchell, Ben Monder, and Trevor Dunn (TWO SHOWS)

Early Show: 7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm
Late Show: 9:30pm | Doors 9:15pm

Tickets: $18 Adults, $16 Earshot members/Senior citizens, $10 Students/Military
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Tickets for Late Show available here

Dan Weiss has been hailed as one of the top five jazz drummers in The New York Times, and his large ensemble recording “Fourteen” made the top ten list of their best recordings of 2014. Weiss’s innovative drumming and forward thinking compositions have been pushing musical limits for years.

Ft. Craig Taborn, Matt Mitchell, Ben Monder & Trevor Dunn

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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, June 23, 2018

Eric Miller and the Easy Winners album release -featuring Viasound

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/$15 dos
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Picture yourself standing with one foot in New York City’s tin-pan alley during the 1920s and the other in Los Angeles’ Troubadour during the singer-songwriter boom of the 70s. Somewhere in-between the two, there’s a whole lot of folk, blues, and rock and roll sprawled across the United States. Eric Miller and the Easy Winners give a tip-of-the-hat to much of this great music, while remaining open to new directions in their own original songs.
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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Visual Musician & Friends

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

Tickets: $20
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This all ages concert is a fusion of live music and rhythm tap dance hosted by Jessie Sawyers. Songs will range from The Beatles to jazz standards and everything in between. Featuring vocalist Chava Mirel, and musicians Mack Grout (piano), Nate Omdal (bass), and Dylan Savage (drums).
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Seattle Tap Jam

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: Sliding scale $7, $10, $12, $15
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Tap dancers and fans alike are invited to attend this jam session hosted by Jessie Sawyers. This event is inclusive to participants of all ages, abilities, and studio affiliations.
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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, June 25, 2018

The Rolling Blackouts

7:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm (Lounge)

Fresh off of their every-Monday-night-for-17-years run at Seattle restaurant St. Cloud’s, this stellar band brings their Country Blues show to the Royal Room for a Summer of Monday nights in the lounge.

On any given night you’ll hear songs by Johnny Horton, Gillian Welch, Los Lobos, Johnny Cash, Bap Kennedy, Bill Monroe, Steve Earl… well, you get the picture…

Each Blackout takes a turn leading songs so it’s like 4 bands in one. It’s an early show - 7 to 9pm - come early and have dinner, cocktails and some fine music with room for dancing (unofficially…)

The Rolling Blackouts are:
Marc Brown - Bass and voice
Nova Devonie - Accordion and voice
Dave Keenan - Telecaster and voice
Kelly Van Camp - Drums, harmonica and voice

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations. 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

9:30pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, currently featuring a salute to the music of Charlie Parker. Hosted by bassist Troy Schiefelbein and drummer Thomas Campbell.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Seward Park Audubon Presents: Penguins in the Desert

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Free with advance ticket required.
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Seward Park Audubon welcomes Seattle author Eric Wagner to the Royal Room. Wagner will read from and discuss his new book, Penguins in the Desert, an account of a season in the remarkable lives of the Magellanic penguins of Punta Tombo, Argentina, and the scientists who study them.

For more than thirty years, University of Washington biologist Dee Boersma has worked at the colony there, which at its peak hosted at least one million birds. Now there are less than half that many. Wagner chronicles how Boersma confronts this fact, and in so doing tackles some of the most urgent issues facing penguins and people today. What is the best way to manage our growing appetite for fish? How do we stop catastrophic oil spills? How will we address the looming effects of climate change?

But as Wagner spent more and more time in the field, other equally pressing questions come to mind. What is it like to be beaten by a penguin? Or bitten by one? All of which led to the most pressing question of all: What does it mean to know an animal, and to grapple with the consequences of that knowing?
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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Wayne Horvitz: The Snowghost Sessions
Geoff Harper, Eric Eagle

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

In the spring of 2015, Wayne Horvitz, with long time collaborators Eric Eagle (drums) and Geoff Harper (bass), spent a week in residence at Snowghost Studios in Whitefish, Montana. Snowghost is a state of the art 21st century recording studio with great acoustic spaces, and a meticulously maintained Steinway grand piano. Owner and engineer Brett Allen engineered the sessions, and the sessions were produced by Mr. Eagle and Mr. Horvitz.
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“I’ve never felt so free of expectations in the recording studio in my life” says Mr. Horvitz. “The sessions were relaxed, creative, and without a specific goal. We didn’t set out to make a record, we just set out to enjoy the process. I brought in a pile of tunes and sketches, and started making music. The only thing I knew was, I wanted to work with Eric and Geoff, and I wanted find an organic marriage between the idea of a piano trio, and some ideas I’d been exploring with amplified and processed piano.” In 2016 Mr. Eagle and Mr. Horvitz began editing and mixing at “Skoor Sound” in Seattle. Using the same relaxed approach as the sessions, the mixes were done over a 9-month period.

Most tracks are live, including the processing, with minimal overdubs. A few tracks involve multiple keyboards.

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Lily

10:00pm (Lounge)

Sarah O'Day- Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Foot Tamborine
Fritz Rodriguez- Drums, Vocals
Scott D’Angelo- Bass, Vocals
Augustus Marshall- Electric Guitar, Vocals

An alternate take on alternative country. Lily stuff themselves into the sonic crevasses of in between genres, providing a balanced mix of unpredictable and eclectic grooviness. Playing covers and originals.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Charles Street Messengers Album Release with Swingset

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

Charles Street Messengers bring their special blend of jazz, soul, funk, and world rhythms to the Pacific Northwest. Merging influences from their diverse musical backgrounds, CSM creates music that appeals to the head, heart, and hips– danceable grooves with infectious melodies, jazzy horns, and depth and complexity that appeals to the most discerning listeners. They have performed at festivals, clubs, and dance events from Vancouver B.C. to Portland, OR-- including Northwest Folklife Festival, Woodinville Wine and Ride, and Nectar Lounge. They have also made waves by mashing up their classic grooves on the Contra Dancing scene.

In addition to performing all over the US, Europe, and Asia, Charles Street Messengers can be heard locally with groups that include Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme, Freudian Slurp, Ancient Robotz, Champagne Honeybee, Spencer Glenn Band, and the list goes on. CSM’s first single, “Tailored Suit,” is available for download; follow-up singles coming soon, with a full debut album release party June 27th, 2018.
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Swingset is a 4-piece playground soul band, blending jazz, funk, soul, and happiness into something fun and free. Jordan Lowe on Keys/Vocals, Seanu on guitar, Patrick McQuighan on low guitar, and Andrew Svensk on drums. Bringing the play back into playing 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.

The General Business Band

10:00pm (Lounge)

The General Business Band takes care of Business. Plain and simple. Featuring Rob Granfelt (Drums), Antoine Martel (Keys), and Andrew Morrill (Sax), the group plays entirely improvised compositions drawing from a wide array of vocabulary influenced by, yet not limited to, jazz, hip-hop, funk, contemporary classical, and rock. Let this band be the one-time only soundtrack to your night. Witness creation in the moment at its most honest.


No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Dance for Dignity Summer Concert Jam

9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $20 adv/dos
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Dignity for Divas is bringing you a night of music! Dance the night away supporting our Divas

Our mission is to restore hope and dignity to women experiencing homelessness by reminding them they matter and reconnecting them with their “Inner Diva,” as well as to support and encourage women who are in transition from being homeless as they walk the path toward a self-sustaining life.

Founded by Nikki Gane — who has experienced homelessness— Dignity for Divas has distributed over 25,000 Diva Survival Kits since our first year of existence in 2012.

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The night will feature 2 bands showcasing soulful R&B Sounds:

Goody Bagg:
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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Surround Sound Band:
Seattle’s Premier Live R&B, Soul and Funk cover band comprised of some the most talented musicians/vocalist in the Seattle area. Surround Sound Band recently won the 2016 Seattle Sounds Music Awards "Best Band/Best Backline". They have been on stage with many national recording artist like Tony Toni Tone, Freddy Jackson, Angela Winbush and Howard Hewett. SSB has been the headline band at "The Hard Rock Café" multiple times.
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Don't miss this opportunity to support our mission!

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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, June 29, 2018

Inside Jokes: A Benefit Comedy Show for Lucas Galvan

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

INSIDE JOKES is a benefit comedy show, to help local ballet talent Lucas Galvan pay his way to the School of American Ballet in New York City!

Featuring the comedy of:
Dave Brown
Scott Cavazos
Caitlin Duffy
Kiesha G
Joe Kerley
George Schnibbe
Travis Sherer
Kyle Stevens
Cindy Su
Carlos Womack


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Molasses // El' Steiner // Stingshark

9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/dos
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

School of Rock Issaquah performs David Bowie

5:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 dos
Advance tickets through SoR Issaquah (425-395-7302)

At School of Rock Issaquah, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Issaquah together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock Issaquah today.

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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.

Moxie

9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Slide into summer with Moxie! Powerhouse vocalist Tamika Alston is backed by three horns and a rhythm section that pack a punch.  Moxie carries the tradition of heavy groove, soul, blues, rock, and jazz, covering a unique mix of tunes from Aretha Franklin to Bruno Mars.

Moxie's musicians are:

Tamika Alston, lead vocal
Dave Fitch, guitar, vocals
Terry Tanner, drums
Rob Kraft, bass
Tess Forte, keys
Paul Mori, trumpet, flugelhorn
David Landau, valve trombone, harmonica
Jim West, saxes

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations. 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 Royal Room has live music seven nights a week, check calendar for opening times.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.

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