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June 1

First Monday Wine Tasting
June 2

June 3

All-Star Big Band

Royal Room Rockeroke, Hosted by Grace Love
June 4

The Royal Ramble ft. Wartime Blues
June 5

Jazz Night School

Crack Sabbath
June 6

Gretta Harley: Record Release Concert with 10 Piece Orchestra Playing "Element 115 (Uup)"
June 7

Piano Students of Rachel Matthews in Recital

UW Jazz Band

Tom McDermott and Aurora Nealand
June 8

FATHER DAUGHTER PRESENTS: SALON NO. 3
June 9

Hop Scotch/ Darrius Willrich's Folks Trio
June 10

All Star Dub Session
June 11

Ray Larsen Recital

Bill Horist (solo)/ Syrinx Effect/ Replicant
June 12

Ayron Jones

Scott Law Bluegrass Dimension
June 13

Jazz Night School

Acapulco Gold
June 14

BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT MEET UP #2

Columbia City Beatwalk: The Chancellors
June 15

The Isak Gaines Electric Ensemble/The Noah Halpern Group/Jacob Zimmerman
June 16

Qristina & Quinn Bachand/ The Onlies
June 17

Guy McPherson

Boss Guitar: Early Jazz Fusion Shreds
June 18

ZERO-G Presents: SAM BOSHNAK QUINTET, RIK WRIGHT’S FUNDAMENTAL FORCES, MICHAEL OWCHARUK QUARTET
June 19

Eugenie Jones CD Release Party

Zony Mash + Horns
June 20

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

African Music Nites Presents: Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke/ Afro Groove
June 21

Kim Richey
June 22

Brad Shepik Trio/ Karl 2000
June 23

Friends of Brubeck
June 24

Coltrane, Shorter, Byas: Triple Tribute Night
June 25

Sydney Ranee' EP Release/ Fysah
June 26

Caili O'Doherty - "Padme" CD Release

The Royal Room Presents: Columbia City PARTY NIGHT!
June 27

Brazil Novo CD Release with The Brazillionaires and Maracujá
June 28

The Westerlies

Shayna Steele
June 29

Skerik (Solo)/ Hydroplane
June 30

Humanities Washington's Think & Drink

Claire Piersol

Monday, June 1, 2015

First Monday Wine Tasting

6:00pm

Expand your knowledge and palette with Kate Bond (former Verve proprietess) at the First Monday Wine Tasting at the Royal Room! Featuring 6 great wines from Vinum, this month presenting French Wines.

$15 per person, includes light appetizer.

Mystery Date

8:00pm

A handpicked collection of Seattle's finest improvisers come together for a night of improvisation. Featuring Matt Williams (guitar), Jacques Willis (vibes/drums), Wally Shoup (sax), Levi Gillis (sax)and Jeff Johnson (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.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jazz Night School: All-Star Big Band

6:00pm

Led by Erik Hanson, JNS Executive Director, the JNS All-Star Big Band owes its genesis to PNW jazz band directing icon Hal Sherman who launched it in 2013 as his final big band mentorship. The ensemble performs regularly and plays many great, hard-to-find big band arrangements on generous loan from Hal Sherman.

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.

Royal Room Rockeroke, Hosted by Grace Love

9:00pm

Grace Love leads a karaoke session backed by a live big band! Belt it out with the finest every first Wednesday of the month!

This young Tacoma-raised singer has the sort of powerful pipes that tend to stun chatty bar bar crowds into silence. Her voice ranges from tender to towering as she covers popular songs by artist Joe Cocker to Adele to Amy Winehouse giving her own soulful flair...

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, June 4, 2015

The Royal Ramble ft. Wartime Blues

7:00pm

7:00pm - The Jelly Rollers open with an acoustic set
8:00pm - Wartime Blues
10:30 - The Jelly Rollers close with an electric set

Modeled on the legendary Levon Helm's The Midnight Ramble, the Jelly Rollers present a monthly night of blues and more.

The Jelly Rollers combine compelling rhythms with melt-in-your-mouth guitar licks, tasty harmonica, and rousing harmonies to create their own fresh brand of genre-bending blues. Best known of late for packing the dance floors around the Northwest, the group originally formed as an acoustic duo with Darren Loucas on guitar and Sean Divine on harp singing and playing in the tradition of Terry & McGhee and Cephas & Wiggins. The pair has successfully channeled this mutual interest in vintage blues into a highly danceable electric ensemble powered by the driving rhythm section of Rebecca Young and Eric Eagle. The Rollers have performed at major northwest festivals, have shared the stage with Sonny Rhodes, James Cotton, Coco Montoya, Bo Diddley, and KT Tunstall and received the award for “Best Traditional Band” by the Washington Blues Society. Their self-titled release has received substantial airplay in the Northwest and beyond, earning regular rotation status of at KEXP.

Wartime Blues is an indie-americana band based in Missoula, Montana. Since forming in 2008, they’ve been featured on Daytrotter and written about in Fader magazine, Songs by Toad and IndieMuse, among others. After a three-year hiatus in which half the band moved to Texas and lead singer/songwriter Nate Hegyi had an existential breakdown, Wartime Blues reconvened in 2014 on the shores of the largest lake in Montana to record “April, Texas,” a song cycle set in the vast and flat expanse of the Southern Plains.

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 5, 2015

Jazz Night School

6:00pm

Featuring various small ensembles, led by Naomi Siegel, Frank Clayton, Jacob Zimmerman, Jake Svendsen, Erik Hanson, Charles Williams, Ryan Hoffman, Clif Swiggett, and Julio Juaregui.

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.

Crack Sabbath

10:30pm

Skerik (sax, effects, and vocals), Keith Lowe (bass), Ron Weinstein (Hammond Organ), Mike Stone (drums).

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 6, 2015

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.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Piano Students of Rachel Matthews in Recital

1:00pm - 5:00pm

UW Jazz Band

6:00pm

The UW Studio Jazz Band directed by Fred Radke

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.

Tom McDermott and Aurora Nealand

8:00pm

Tom McDermott is one of New Orleans’ premiere piano players and composers. He grew up in St. Louis, where he earned a Masters’ Degree in Music, wrote music journalism for the morning paper, and soaked up the sounds of ragtime and traditional jazz that flourished there in the 1960s and 70s. In 1984, spurred by his love of James Booker, Professor Longhair and Dr. John, he moved to New Orleans, a trip enabled by a gig at the World’s Fair.

An established bandleader, composer, performer and improviser, Aurora Nealand has become a prominent force in the New Orleans music scene since she first arrived in 2005. Combining the “formal education” – a music composition degree from Oberlin Conservatory and training at the Jacques Lecoq School of Physical Theatre in Paris – with the “informal” experience of playing music in the streets and clubs of New Orleans and throughout the northern Hemisphere, Nealand has emerged as an innovative, sensitive and daring music creator and performer.

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, June 8, 2015

FATHER DAUGHTER PRESENTS: SALON NO. 3

8:00pm

Father Daughter is a series dedicated to expanding the relationship between sound and image and their connection to the surrounding environment. With the aid of various local musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers, the collaborations will vary each show, ensuring that no two shows are the same. This series is presented by Nico Sophiea (Grale/Time Eater) and B. Grimm (Leviathan Worship Service). Father Daughter presents a show every second Monday of every other month at the Royal Room.

Opening Set w/ Wayne Horvitz: Piano and electronics in duet with Lesli Dalaba-Trumpet
Followed By Nico (Grale, Time Eater) and Dale Sopihea (MX-80 Sound, O-Type Grale)

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, June 9, 2015

Hop Scotch/ Darrius Willrich's Folks Trio

8:00pm

Hopscotch is a jazz ensemble in the tradition of a "small' big band, with horn section-Brian Kent on tenor, Nathaniel Schleimer on alto and Ron Barrow on Trumpet, along with Charlie Hiestand on piano, Ronnie Bishop on drums and Danny O'Brien on bass. Fronted by singer Jeanie Mishler, they deliver their own originals along with a twist on traditional jazz standards. With a touch of comedy and tap dancing thrown in, they guarantee an entertaining evening of both beautiful music and a few laughs.

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, June 10, 2015

All-Star Dub Session

8:00pm

The All Star Dub Session is a collective of rotating seasoned musicians who perform live improvisational Dub Reggae.

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, June 11, 2015

Ray Larsen

6:00pm

Details 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.

Bill Horist (solo)/ Syrinx Effect/ Replicant

8:30pm

Seattle-based guitarist Bill Horist delivers an idiosyncratic and richly emotive take on the world’s most ubiquitous instrument. He has played on dozens of records and has performed throughout North and Central America, Europe and Japan; collaborating with numerous leading lights in a beguiling range of genres. Perhaps best known for his prepared guitar treatments, his work is widely regarded alongside masters like Fred Frith and Keith Rowe.
www.billhorist.com

An acoustic-electric duo with endless possibilities, Syrinx Effect plays their own blend of folk punk jazz. They easily switch between dreamy ambient loops, catchy pop riffs and found sounds, all the while paying homage to their free improv roots. Naomi plays trombone with guitar pedals and Kate plays soprano saxophone with laptop and other toys. The duo got its start curating the Racer Sessions in Seattle, and has gone on to perform prolifically around the US, collaborating with many of the mainstays of the improvised music scene such as Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Elliott Sharp, Bobby Previte, Stuart Dempster, Allison Miller, Rene Hart. Syrinx Effect makes music that is authentic and expressive, employing everything from simple folk melodies to abstract, ambient noise. Each piece is a meditation, an exploration, and sometimes a romp.
www.syrinxeffect.com

Replicant: Replicant is a project featuring members of the livetronica band Theoretics inspired from the music of Bladerunner. By incorporating synths and electronic drum grooves with tightly arranged compositions, the band has a sound which showcases modern EDM influences while still in touch with each member's background in acoustic jazz and classical music.

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 12, 2015

Ayron Jones (Solo)

6:00pm

Singer-songwriter Ayron Jones blends soul, blues, funk, pop, rock and about everything else into his intimate shows. Frontman of award winning band Ayron Jones and the Way, he's been on the local Seattle scene for years, playing some of the biggest festivals in the area like Bumbershoot, and sharing the stage with artists like B.B. King and Michael Franti. He's also done work with the band Deep Cotton, supporting their label-mate Janelle Monáe at Wonderland Records. Come see Ayron play solo for an intimate blend of originals and covers done by electric, acoustic and harmony."
For more information, visit www.ajandtheway.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.

Scott Law Bluegrass Dimension

9:00pm

Multifaceted artist Scott Law is an accomplished guitar master, singer-songwriter and recording artist operating at the very highest level of his craft. Hailed as an “esteemed flatpicker” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, Law is equally reverent and inventive on steel strings whether in a lead or supporting role. A not-so-secret weapon sought after for his distinctive ability to elevate the potency of any collaboration, Law is a fearless improviser. His original songs and story-like solos come straight from the heart of rock, rhythm & blues, country and bluegrass, granting him the creative latitude to constantly push the envelope and deliver an unforgettable experience.

Law has performed with an array of bluegrass, American roots, rock and jam band luminaries including Phil Lesh & Friends, longtime musical accomplices The String Cheese Incident, Darol Anger, Tim & Nicki Bluhm, Tony Furtado, The Mother Hips, Crooked Still, Peter Rowan, The Travelin' McCourys, Leftover Salmon, Danny Barnes, Railroad Earth, Jerry Joseph, Melvin Seals, Brokedown in Bakersfield and many others.

Adding to his collaborative repertoire, in 2014 Law joined Phil Lesh & Friends for summer concerts in Central Park as well as fall shows at the famed Capitol Theatre and Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads in Marin County, California. In 2015, Law continues to perform as a featured player in Lesh’s rotating lineup as the legendary bass player and founding member of the Grateful Dead celebrates the band’s 50th anniversary and its legacy as one of the most groundbreaking acts in rock and roll history.

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 13, 2015

Jazz Night School

3:30pm - 8:00pm (doors open at 3:00pm)

Jazz Night School is a nonprofit organization offering year-round ensembles and instruction for aspiring jazz musicians—instrumentalists and vocalists—of all ages.

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.

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.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT MEET UP #2

3:00pm - 7:00pm

Now that we've all introduced ourselves and have exchanged niceties, it's time to get down to business. Last meeting I heard some good ideas about a more structured discussion, maybe choosing topics rather than free-forming it. If anyone wants to suggest topics, feel free. Any other input or suggestions will be more than appreciated and THIS time I'll be taking notes as I'll pass off the responsibility of Chair person to a capable soul who will take it.

There will be food and drink available, but this time children will be welcome as The Royal Room is all ages till 10pm.

Columbia City Beatwalk: The Chancellors

8:00pm

If there's a party somewhere in the south end, you can count on The Chancellors being there! Now The Royal Room's in-house funk band, The Chancellors are a driving machine of funkadelia and dance music ranging from Smokey Robinson to Michael Jackson, Sly Stone to Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power to Chaka Khan. With three horns, a relentlessly grooving rhythm section, sassy arrangements and the belting vocals you won't miss a beat of the funkiest classics!

Columbia City Beatwalk is always free to the public and all ages.

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Isak Gaines Electric Ensemble/The Noah Halpern Group/Jacob Zimmerman/Jake Svendsen Duo

8:00pm

The Isak Gaines Electric Band: Drawing on a variety of funk, fusion, and contemporary jazz influences, New York-based saxophonist and Seattle native Isak Gaines's Electric Band will be performing a diverse array of primarily original music. Featuring Isak Gaines on tenor saxophone, Jack Swiggett on keys, Aron Caceres on bass, Janak Preston on drums, and Nikhil Wadhwa on guitar.

The Noah Halpern Group
: Back from New York for the summer, Noah has assembled a band of some of his favorite musicians to perform original music, mixed with some revamped renditions of pieces by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, etc.
Noah Halpern- trumpet
Adrian Noteboom- tenor saxophone
Gus Carns- piano
Bob Bruya- bass
Luke Woodle- drums

Jacob Zimmerman/Jake Svendsen Duo:
Jacob Zimmerman - alto sax/clarinet
Jake Svendsen - piano
Saxophone and piano performing rarely heard favorites from the likes of Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman 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.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Qristina & Quinn Bachand/ The Onlies

7:30pm

Qristina & Quinn Bachand have proven to be quinn-tessential to Canada’s contribution to the world stage, garnering a mantle-packing collection of awards and recognition that thrust them to the top of the international Celtic music world. With Qristina’s shimmering vocals and inspirational fiddling and Quinn’s old –soul mastery to all things stringed, this brother and sister act clearly hit the mark with the music industry earning accolades and international touring opportunities with the likes of Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster. The duo won 2010 Top Traditional Group and 2011 Top Duo at the Irish Music Awards as well as eight nominations at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Born and raised on Canada's West Coast with its signature tolerance for experimentation and improvisation, the siblings have always sought to find their own ‘voice’, exploring all kinds of musical traditions and fusing styles such as Old-time, Irish trad, Folk, and Jazz to create their own distinctive sound – one that is arresting, provocative, stimulating and thoroughly intoxicating.

The Onlies play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, with Celtic, old-time American, and Canadian roots. Members Leo Shannon, Riley Calcagno, and Sami Braman are Garfield High School (Seattle) juniors who’ve literally played together since they were two years old. Singing and playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and piano, they have developed a strong fan base throughout the Pacific Northwest, performing concerts, dances, restaurants, and pubs from Port Townsend to Ojai, CA. For dances and other projects, they are frequently joined by the fantastic high school junior RuthMabel Boytz on string 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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Guy McPherson

5:30pm

Guy McPherson is an energetic speaker and talented moderator. He has appeared before countless audiences to speak about the two primary consequences of our fossil-fuel addiction: global climate change and energy decline. Because these phenomena impact every aspect of life on Earth, his talks reach a wide variety of audiences such as universities, associations, nonprofits, and numerous educational and scientific symposia and conferences.

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.

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.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ZERO-G Presents: SAM BOSHNAK QUINTET, RIK WRIGHT’S FUNDAMENTAL FORCES, MICHAEL OWCHARUK QUARTET

8:00pm

Guitarist Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces is an innovative collective of modern progressive jazz players who are known for their genre-bending performances - world beat one minute, rock the next, a touch of jam band and back to the core of jazz. Fundamental Forces blends forward thinking arrangements with grooves that allure at every turn. That allure has propelled them all the way to #1 on the CMJ Jazz charts. Fundamental Forces line-up for this evening features Rik Wright (guitar), Geoff Harper (bass), Greg Campbell (drums) and special guest Greg Sinibaldi (saxophone).

Samantha Boshnack (9:00pm) is quickly gaining acclaim as a composer, her “open voicings, jaunty tempos and buoyant timbral mixes have a friendly monster feel that achieve a bittersweet and elegiac mood of orchestral grandeur” (Downbeat). A classic jazz instrumentation that does anything but standard music, the Quintet packs a power punch. Boshnack’s primary small ensemble as a leader, this band thrashes and bounds through tightly woven twists, tunnels and cliffs with the deftness and precision of a chamber ensemble and weight of a rock band. The Samantha Boshnak Quintet features Samantha Boshnack (trumpet), Beth Fleenor (clarinet), Dawn Clement (piano), Isaac Castillo (bass), and Max Wood (drums).

Michael Owcharuk (10:00pm) is a very talented and entertaining pianist who has collaborated with almost all of the leading figures in our productive and accomplished jazz scene. His work pairs an experimental edge with a strong sense of swing, and is sure to perk up the ears of eager listeners. Michael’s quartet features Kate Olson (saxophone), Michael Owcharuk (keyboards), Nate Omdal (bass), and Jacques Willis (drums).

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 19, 2015

Eugenie Jones CD Release Party

8:00pm

With a lavishly-praised debut under her belt, songwriter/vocalist Jones returns to the stage with a knockout release - Come Out Swingin'. Enjoy an evening of hard swinging jazz, smoldering ballads and a searing touch of soul. Piano - Bill Anschell, Bass - Clipper Anderson, Drums - D'Vonne Lewis, Horn - Jay Thomas.

Visit Eugenie's Website for 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.

Zony Mash + Horns

11:00pm (Doors open at 10:15pm)

Zony Mash made its debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the guys honed their chops with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you´ll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties-style psychedelic rock, the blues and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space. All of this was amalgamated into something completely original.

The Mash line-up will be joined by a number of horn players, pushing the ensemble beyond its usual four-piece arrangement and towards a bigger, brasher sound. Combined with the talents of the visiting Mr. Young, the roof might fall in. Featuring Wayne Horvitz, keys; Timothy Young, guitars; Keith Lowe, bass; Andy Roth, drums; with special guests on horns Stewart Hambley (trombone), Skerik (tenor sax), Greg Sinibaldi (alto/baritone sax) and Dave Carter (trumpet).

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 20, 2015

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

5:00pm - 7:30pm

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
www.rayskjelbred.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.

African Music Nites Presents: Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke/ Afro Groove

9:00pm

9:00pm: Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke
Hot Senegalese drummer Thione Diop is back at the Royal Room and ready to rock the house! His high-energy percussion group Yeke Yeke plays some of the best traditional African music in the Northwest. Be prepared to dance!

11:00pm: Afro Groove
Thione’s Afro Groove ensemble fuses World musical sounds with rootsy percussion, a dynamic horn section, an urging rhythm section and spirited vocals.
www.thionediop.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.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Kim Richey

8:00pm

Tickets $15 adv/ $17 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there’s her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, they’d be streaming in rainbow colours from your iPod. Early on, the Zanesville, Ohio native thrived on the progressive side of mainstream country, her albums (1995’s Kim Richey, 1997’s Bittersweet and 1999’s Glimmer, all on Mercury) showcasing twang-pop sensibilities, a rich, rounded vocal tone and effortlessly sophisticated songwriting that other discerning performers - Radney Foster, Trisha Yearwood and Pam Tillis to name a few - coveted for their own recordings. In the years since, Kim has made her subtly psychedelic album Rise (Lost Highway) in Los Angeles with producer Bill Bottrell.

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 22, 2015

Brad Shepik Trio/ Karl 2000

8:00pm

Originally from Seattle, Brad Shepik has spent the last two decades in New York leading his own groups and playing with Paul Motian, Charlie Haden, Bob Brookmeyer, Carla Bley, Pachora, Simon Shaheen, Yuri Yunakov, Combo Nuvo, Ken Schaphorst, Paradox Trio, Tiny Bell Trio among others. His forthcoming duo CD with vibraphonist Tom Beckham "Flower Starter" will be released in July. He'll be joined by the great Phil Sparks on bass and Eric Eagle on drums.

Karl 2000: "When you have three American musicians — two from Greenville, SC — interpreting Russian folk music, you might expect it to get a little wild and full of pastiche. This new band and their new, self-titled debut album, play up the Soviet-ness of their act…from the name to the red CD jacket to the pseudo-Cyrillic spelling of the song title names. The music itself is sometimes playful with the whole Russian theme, but filtered through the boundless energy of outside jazz, it becomes clear that, ultimately, the band does mean business." Something Else! Review (December 2012)

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, June 23, 2015

Friends of Brubeck

8:30pm

Featuring Linda Dowdell on piano, Craig Buhler on sax, Ted Enderle on bass and Terry Smith on drums.

A concert of Brubeck's classicsTake Five, Blue Rondo à la Turk, Three to Get Readyand other songs as well, arranged in styles that blend classical and jazz music with a somewhat Brubeck-ish result.

Pianist and bandleader Linda Dowdell finds Brubeck's music inspirational due to its classical and improvised mix. No stranger to odd or mixed meters, she logged in many years with dancers, choreographers and musical theatre composers, performing with great artists including Mikhail Baryshnikov and Yo-Yo Ma. As a result, her playing and arranging have a quirky eclecticism.

Paul Desmond, Brubeck's long-time musical partner, has always been of interest to reeds player Craig Buhler, who has spent several decades trying to "get inside Desmond's head" while emulating his subtle sound and melodic dexterity.

Bassist Ted Enderle and "Groove King" Terry Smith on drums round out the quartet, supplying a solid rock for the band.

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, June 24, 2015

Coltrane, Shorter, Byas: Triple Tribute Night

8:00pm

Featuring:
WA performing John Coltrane

Gregg Keplinger -Drums
Simon Henneman - Guitar
Neil Welch - Tenor Saxophone
Dick Valentine - Tenor Saxophone
Geoff Harper - Upright Bass
Carmen Rothwell - Upright Bass

SHORTERVILLE performing Wayne Shorter

Don Berman - Drums
Jim Knodle - Trumpet
Mikel Rollins - Sax and Flute
Sylvia Rollins - Bass
Tim Volpicella - Guitar

JACOB ZIMMERMAN QUINTET performing Don Byas


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, June 25, 2015

Sydney Ranee' EP Release/ Fysah

8:00pm

Sydney Ranee’ is a powerhouse vocalist with a sassy stage presence. Whether she’s performing classic jazz standards or belting out Top 40 hits, she always finds a way to captivate the audience with her warm and sultry voice. Growing up in Los Angeles, she spent most of her years in performing arts schools. Sydney attended Los Angeles County High School of the Arts where she had the opportunity to work with pop singer Josh Groban. She worked with Groban on the Tonight Show as well as in his music video for “You Raise Me Up”. After high school, she continued her study in the arts at Cornish College of the Arts where she received a Bachelor of Music degree 2010.

Sydney currently performs at a variety of venues throughout the West coast. She just finished a year tour of Southeast Asia, Europe, South America and Australia performing on the Seabourn luxury cruise lines.
Sydney Ranee’ is releasing her first EP titled “Born To Run” on June 2 showcasing her songwriting and R&B roots. A true show stopper, Sydney Ranee’ will rock the world with her charm and her dynamic voice.

Fysah: An American Soul Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist from Seattle, WA. Born in Seattle and raised as the middle child of 11 in rural Texas and Oklahoma, music became her voice in the family crowd and her escape. She began singing and performing at the young age of 9 and has since developed into an artist known best for her engaging stage performance diverse vocal range and song writing that is both heart felt and beautifully arranged. Today she carries the same passion for music and has since released 2 albums such as the band 12th & Vine “Satisfied” 2005, Black Cherry Crush “Cherry Pop” 2009 and is now working on her solo album “Fysah” to be released in 2015. Fysah has also been the only female artist to feature in a duet with PUSA (The Presidents of the United States of America) on their latest album “These are the good times people”, song “Deleter” and has recorded alongside Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gary Shider and Steve Cropper. She is currently on tour in Australia recording her new album and sharing her music with anyone who crosses her path down under. Her tour is to continue in the states upon her return in May of 2015.

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 26, 2015

Caili O'Doherty - "Padme" CD Release

7:00pm

A native of Portland, Oregon, Caili O’Doherty has received national awards for jazz piano performance and composition from Downbeat Magazine as well as an ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer award. Initially trained as a classical pianist, Caili was exposed to a variety of musical styles before discovering her love for jazz at age eleven when she transferred to a performing arts school. She attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA on a full scholarship and graduated with a degree in jazz piano performance. During her time at Berklee, Caili was a member of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, an intensive honors performance program headed by highly acclaimed pianist Danilo Perez. Through this program, Caili had the opportunity to work closely with some of the leading musicians in the jazz world, including Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Dave Liebman, Adam Cruz, Terri Lyne Carrington and Danilo Perez.

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 Royal Room Presents: Columbia City PARTY NIGHT!

10:00pm

Join The Royal Room for a monthly party, Columbia City style! We are hosting a night of funky dance music led by neighborhood musicians joining forces with Seattle’s finest for a good time with drinks, dancing and great hanging with our wonderful neighborhood! Entertainment for the night features The Chancellors (Royal Room house funk band) playing classic dance covers and exchanging sets with SpiceRack, a grooving guitar/organ/bass/drums quartet playing original psychedelic funk and their breed of “Circus Motown”.

The Chancellors ft. Samantha Willis: If there's a party somewhere in the south end, you can count on The Chancellors being there! Now The Royal Room's in-house funk band, The Chancellors are a driving machine of funkadelia and dance music ranging from Smokey Robinson to Michael Jackson, Sly Stone to Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power to Chaka Khan. With three horns, a relentlessly grooving rhythm section, sassy arrangements and the belting vocals you won't miss a beat of the funkiest classics!
www.TheChancellorsBand.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.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Brazil Novo CD Release with The Brazillionaires and Maracujá

8:00pm

Brazil Novo recreates the era of classic Bossa Nova for fans of Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, and Stan Getz. Led by Puerto Rican trumpeter Michel Navedo singing in Portuguese and improvising with his mellow, soulful tone, the group strives to stay true to the roots of Brazilian urban music. Featuring instrumentation reflective of the time, the Classical guitar and upright bass offer a sublime acoustic atmosphere, while subtle, samba infused percussion recreates the seductive groove that made Bossa Nova famous. Relive the exotic ambience of the "New Sound" of Brazil with Brazil Novo.

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, June 28, 2015

The Westerlies

5:00pm (doors open at 4:30pm)

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 at the door/ $10 students with ID (at the door)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Avid explorers of cross-genre territory, they are dedicated to the cultivation of a new brass quartet repertoire that exists in the ever-narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock. Since their inception in 2011, The Westerlies have premiered over 40 original works for brass quartet, and crafted an approach that trumpeter Dave Douglas has described as “Swinging, grooving, clean and tricky playing. This is the group that, once you’ve heard them, you’ll realize they always needed to exist. Unique, original, exciting. And simply killing in the best sense.” Their music exudes the warmth of their longstanding friendships, and reflects the broad interests of its members.

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.

Shayna Steele

8:30pm

There's no need to sugar coat it, since her impressive credits speak for themselves. Her colleagues praise her ability, her dedication and drive to perfecting her craft as a professional singer and knockout performer. On stage and in the studio, New York City based vocalist and songwriter Shayna Steele proves she is a vocal force to be reckoned with.
www.shaynasteele.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.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Skerik (Solo)/ Hydroplane

8:00pm

Skerik is an American saxophonist from Seattle, Washington. Performing on the tenor and baritone saxophone, often with electronics and loops, Skerik is a pioneer in a playing style that has been dubbed saxophonics. He is a founding member of Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois and Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet. He is also an original member of both Les Claypool's Fancy Band and Frog Brigade and has toured with and played with numerous others in a variety of genres. Skerik also worked with Grunge band Mad Season.

Hydroplane: Ever so smoothly Hydroplane glides musically through space and time. Together our journey begins as we reach farther into the vast darkness, searching for the light, With Tim Kennedy on Moog bass and keys, Adam Gross drums and electronics, and guests Darian Asplund on flute and keys, and Tristan Gianola on guitar.

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, June 30, 2015

Humanities Washington's Think & Drink

6:00pm

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 TBA

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.

Claire Piersol

8:30pm

Claire grew up in Edmonds, Washington with her beloved parents, Ian and Olga McKenna. In 2001, Claire won the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Outstanding Clarinet Soloist Award and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award by her Meadowdale High School Music Department. Claire was a student, counselor, and instructor at the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Youth and Adult Jazz Camps from 2000-2008. Claire worked as a counselor and instructor at the Heebie Jeebies Youth Jazz Camp in Port Angeles, Washington from 2004-2008.

Extraordinary trumpet player and vocalist Bria Skonberg and Claire founded the Mighty Aphrodite Jazz Band. Bria and Claire co-led the popular all-female jazz band that recorded four CDs, performed at several jazz festivals, and sailed on two jazz cruises from 2005-2010. Each of the band members have gone on to lead successful solo careers and are performing regularly throughout the United States and abroad.

Dave Holo - Trumpet
Claire Piersol - Clarinet and Vocals
Solomon Douglas - Piano and Vocals
Dave Brown - Bass
Mike Daugherty - Drums

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 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.