Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
November 1

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey/ McTuff
November 2

Kathy Moore & The Kicks

Opera on Tap
November 3

First Monday Wine Tasting
November 4

Election Party for Pramila Jayapal

Endangered Species
November 5

Feeds On Majesty
November 6

Alzheimer's Cafe

Acoustic Fantasy/ Arabona/ Danny Godinez
November 7

Club Shostakovich Special 50th Anniversary Edition
November 8

En Canto
November 9

North Corner Chamber Orchestra - NOCCO
November 10

Tupperware Blue Plate Specials with Sylvia O'Stayformore
November 11

Bike Works Benefit
November 12

Think and Drink/ Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet
November 13

Caleb Klauder Country Band/Petunia and the Vipers

November 14

Gustavo Lopez Sexteto & Invitados - Punto Lejano CD Release
November 15

A (somewhat) Celtic Celebration with John Scullion

Grace Love and the True Loves
November 16

Billy Mintz Quartet
November 17

Garfield Jazz "C" Band
Action Figure/ Sky is the Suitcase
November 18 November 19

Welcome to Subirdia with John Marzluff

Piano Starts Here: Two Generations of the Avant-Garde: Duke Ellington and Cecil Taylor
November 20

Bourbon Tasting/ Third Thursday Twang ft. Varmint and The 1 Uppers
November 21

Terrence Brewer

Message From Guinea
November 22

Perry Robinson

Ian McFeron
November 23

Garfield Jazz Jam

North Corner Chamber Orchestra - NOCCO
November 24

Sequoia Release Show/Katie Jacobson sings Jo Stafford
November 25

Sound Waves: Angel Itenchi and Friends
November 26

Slingshot Songs West
November 27
November 28

Columbia City Party Night
November 29

Battle of The Saxes
November 30

Koto Jazz

The Music of Billie Holiday and Lester Young

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey/ McTuff

Part of 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival
8:00pm

Tickets $18 general; $16 members & seniors; $9 students & veterans
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is the acclaimed, road-sharpened trio of Brian Haas (piano/Fender Rhodes/bass Moog/synth), Chris Combs (electric guitar/lap steel guitar/synth), and Josh Raymer (drums). “It swings, it sways, but the jazz trio form in their hands has an almost primitive, inside-your-head, idiosyncratic quality” (DownBeat). McTuff, Joe Doria’s full-bore organ trio with the impeccable Andy Coe on guitar and the dazzling Tarik Abouzied on drums is becoming a Seattle legend.

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, November 2, 2014

Kathy Moore & The Kicks

6:00pm

Details TBA

Opera on Tap

8:00pm

Opera on Tap Seattle is a non-profit group dedicated to breaking down the stereotype that opera is an elitist art form by bringing opera to your local wine bar and pub. Join us for Royals at the Royal Room where we will celebrate all things bel canto. Featuring Megan Chenovick, Kim Giordano, Rob McPherson, Melissa Plagemann, Ksenia Popova & Charles Robert Stevens singing favorites by Donizetti, Rossini & Bellini.

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, November 3, 2014

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.

Cornish Jazz Ensembles III & IV

8:00pm

Two ensembles hailing from Cornish College of the Arts. The Cornish Jazz Ensemble III consists of Will Lone on drums, Moe Weisner on bass, Joel Bean on piano, Jackson Burgess on vibes, and Anthony Canape on vocals. The musicians present a wide variety of music by composers such as Horace Silver, Pat Metheny, Thad Jones, and Illinois Jacquet, as well as their own original compositions

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, November 4, 2014

Election Party for Pramila Jayapal

6:30pm

Endangered Species

9:00pm

Endangered Species is a collaboration of Oakland based accordionist, pianist and composer Rob Reich, New York based reedman Tom Abbott and trombonist, vocalist and composer Emily Asher. This ensemble of accordion, bass saxophone and trombone explores, composes and improvises at the intersections of American popular song, early New Orleans jazz, multi-cultural folk music and European classical music. Creating a new genre we like to call Traditional Contemporary Acoustic Whimsical Chamber Pop.

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, November 5, 2014

Feeds On Majesty

8:00pm

Feeds On Majesty is growing more into a psych prog group with intermittent folk leanings. Beautifully eerie vocal harmonies, odd harmonic motions and melodic shapes as well as a huge dynamic range and a utilization of dissonance give them an eclectic and unique sound. Feeds On Majesty's individual members can be heard playing high profile chamber music venues, edgy contemporary music programs in unconventional venues, major motion picture soundtracks, rock and punk bands, as well as latin, funk, and jazz groups around town. Below are links to their ep and press the band has received. Membership includes Si Limon, PNWBallet, Seattle Symphony and Opera, Margaux's Little Ploy, and The Wampas.
Feeds On Majesty is: Travis Gore, Rob Tucker, Bryant Moore, Margaux LeSourd, Ian Macklin Davidson
Feeds on Majesty's 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.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Alzheimer's Cafe

5:00pm

Alzheimer's Cafe's website

Acoustic Fantasy/ Arabona /Danny Godinez

8:00pm

A night of music ranging from fiery flamenco, and melodic instrumental acoustic guitar world music with local artists Danny Godinez, Arabona, and Acoustic Fantasy.

Acoustic Fantasy We are musicians that perform all original music. Our styles feature Spanish Flamenco Jazz with elements of Classical and Folk Guitar Music genres, presented by an accomplished Russian Composer and a Guitar virtuoso, Sergey Ignatov, accompanied by the “Acoustic Fantasy” band. Our music will take you somewhere far and beautiful, to the Mediterranean Riviera, with relaxing sounds of nylon string guitars, violin and Cajon percussion or fire up your senses with a festive passionate spirit of the up tempo dance songs, or leave you with the deep thoughts of the complex arrangements and melodies that immerse you in the romantic mood.
Sergey Ignatov (Guitar)
Julia Ignatova (Violin, Key)
Ilya Ignatov (Guitar)
Dylan Hughes (Bass)
Andrey Zasypkin (Drums, Cajon)

Arabona: Flamenco inspired with funk, world music and jazz. Istvan Rez plays an acoustic nylon six-string guitar with Farko Dosumov on five-string electric bass and Ahmad Yousefbeigi playing traditional Persian and Middle Eastern percussion and cajon. Together, they produce a unique flamenco sound that includes many influences, such as funk and world music to jazz.

"Danny Godinezwill quickly get your attention with his acoustic guitar. He was smooth and fast. It was obvious that he "becomes one" with his guitar. When a guy uses harmonics, slaps his strings, picks with precision and speed, and masterfully bends his guitar neck to get just the perfect sound, you know that you are getting more than just music. You are getting the man's soul. When he adds smooth singing and even mimics his guitar licks with his vocals, you are getting soul and art."
-Sam Synder - Continuum

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, November 7, 2014

Club Shostakovich Special 50th Anniversary Edition (Party like it's 1964)

8:00pm

Club Shostakovich celebrates the 50th anniversary of Dmitri Shostakovich's 9th and 10th String Quartet premiere which took place at the Moscow Conservatory in November of 1964. Performers are Trio Pardalote (Victoria Parker, violin, Heather Bentley, viola and Rowena Hammill, cello) with favorite guests from the ongoing series, violinists Blayne Barnes, Natasha Bazhanov, Artur Girsky and Mikhail Shmidt. We'll throw in the beloved 8th String Quartet for good measure and play three in a row: 8th Quartet at 8 pm, 9th Quartet at 9 pm and 10th Quartet just after 10 pm with time for drinks in between. As it will also be Heather's 50th birthday starting at midnight, the specially formed Quartet Royale, featuring Wayne Horvitz, piano and Jimmie Herrod, vocals will play the late set into the night

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, November 8, 2014

En Canto

9:00pm

Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

En Canto brings you music as rich and varied as the people and places of Brazil: forró and baião from the northeast, bossa nova and choro from Rio, and sambas from every city and town. These lively, danceable rhythms get everyone onto the dance floor, while the occasional slower tunes (such as Tom Jobim's "Falando do Amor") evoke the romantic Brazilian mood of saudade (longing). Led by Brazilian-born vocalist Adriana Giordano, this septet combines consummate musicianship with an infectious sense of fun, delighting everyone from the discriminating music aficionado to anyone who just wants to groove.

En Canto's Website

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, November 9, 2014

North Corner Chamber Orchestra - NOCCO

Fundraiser Dinner and Concert
7:30pm

Tickets (Available at NOCCO's website):
Diamond Section - $150
Reserve your seat in the Diamond Section for $150. The ticket includes a concert with dinner, dessert, coffee/tea.
Ruby Section - $100
Reserve your seat in the Ruby Section for $100. The ticket includes a concert with dinner, dessert, coffee/tea.
Emerald Section - $75
Reserve your seat in the Emerald Section for $75. The ticket includes a concert with dinner, dessert, coffee/tea.

North Corner Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2014 by Blayne Barnes, Heather Bentley, Matthew McGrath, Victoria Parker, and Eli Weinberger. A musician-led, conductor-less ensemble, NOCCO thrives on performing dynamic, exquisite music. They are in residence at the Royal Room in Columbia City.
North Corner Chamber Orchestra's Website

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, November 10, 2014

Tupperware Blue Plate Specials with Sylvia O'Stayformore

6:30pm

From the Desk of your effervescent Tupperware Hostess: Welcome to my new concept in parties - Tupperware Blue Plate Specials. I love booking variety shows to share some amazing talents to people who enjoy them, You! I also love selling my plastic. So I’m throwing them together like fruit cocktail in jello… perfection! I’ll be booking these mini variety shows to spotlight some really fun performers, sing some of my favorite rarities, and show the magic of plastic. Come out, order a drink, visit a new place and have some fun with us.

Much love and plastic, Sylv

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.

Bow Thayer

9:00pm

Bow Thayer is an accomplished and prolific songwriter who cultivates influences from the worlds of rock, blues, folk, prog, bluegrass and everything and anything in between to produce music that is heartfelt, soulful and uniquely his. He has lived up to his “reputation as a sublimely gifted artist” by pursuing a creative vision that seeks to lead Americana music into the future. Finally gaining national recognition, American Songwriter Magazine says this "onetime Levon Helm compatriot is the best artist to come from New England in recent years." In April 2014, Bow released his first ever live album and he is currently working on his follow-up to his 2013 critically-acclaimed record, "Eden". On his Bojo Risin' Tour, Bow will introduce fans to new songs written on the Bojotar, an instrument Bow has developed that will will soon be available for purchase from Eastwood Guitars.
Bow Thayer'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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bike Works Benefit Concert

8:00pm

Columbia City's Bike Works hosts a benefit concert, featuring:
Camila Recchio
Zach Bruce
NSB
J Charles & Sol Starr Bike Works'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.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Humanities Washington's Think & Drink

7:00pm

Humanities Washington’s Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs and tasting rooms around the state. Free and open to the public.
Humanities Washington's Website

Topic: Race, Politics, and Drama: An Evening with Robert Schenkkan
Speakers: Robert Schenkkan, Pulitzer Prize winner for The Kentucky Cycle, and Tony Award winner for All the Way. Moderated by Tonya Mosley, Journalist with Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post and KUOW

Think and Drink will be followed by a musical performance featuring The Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet.

Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet: This collection of six of Seattle's finest musicians spanning three generations pays homage to the great jazz legends of the 1940's through the 1960's. The Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet plays the music of Hank Mobley, Thelonious Monk,Sonny Clark, Ornette Coleman, Bud Powell, Herbie Nichols, Henry Mancini 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.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Caleb Klauder Country Band/ Petunia and the Vipers

8:00pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Caleb Klauder Country Band represents the best of the Northwest music scene. Leading with vocals, guitar, and a mandolin, Caleb hosts some of the Northwest’s best singers and players creating a honky-tonk band that stands out as a totem in the country music scene.

The band performs Calebʼs praised original songs right alongside classics from George Jones, The Louvin Brothers and Dolly Parton, all at once sounding timeless, fresh, and alive. There is a drive to his music that makes it unique and captivating. This is country music made for people who want to have fun and who want to dance, harkening back to the old dance hall days when people of all walks of life came together to simply dance, socialize, and enjoy live music.

Petunia and the Vipers (opening) thrive on the challenge of adding Latin rhythms to a country blues tune, or gypsy flavouring to a rockabilly standard. Petunia defies convention and yet there is some conservancy to his music. His honest, cut to the heart songwriting and multi-syllabic narratives would leave a lesser singer tongue-tied and breathless. One of the many themes running through Petunia’s lyrics relates to living life on one’s own terms – fearlessly and without regret.



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, November 14, 2014

Gustavo Lopez Sexteto & Invitados - Punto Lejano CD Release

8:30pm

Traditional Flamenco, Jazz Improvisation, & World Percussion
Punto Lejano is the first studio album by flamenco guitarist Gustavo Alonso López and his 6-piece, instrumental ensemble. The project combines traditional flamenco, jazz improvisation, and world percussion. This CD release celebration will also include traditional flamenco singing and dance.
Gustavo Alonso López's Website

Sexteto:
Gustavo Alonso López – flamenco guitar
Nathan Seder – saxophone, flute
Brian Chin – trumpet
Birch Pereira – double bass
David Levin – flamenco percussion
Ahmad Yousefbeigi – world percussion

Invitados:
Erin Lau – voice
Sarah King - dance

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, November 15, 2014

A (somewhat) Celtic Celebration with John Scullion

6:30pm

Details TBA

Grace Love and the True Loves

9:00pm

It is with great excitement and anticipation that we present Grace Love and the True Loves' Royal Room debut.
Grace is Seattle's hardest working and brightest young powerhouse vocalist. Bringing deep, heartfelt resonance and perfect intonation to the microphone, she delivers performances strongly reminiscent of many of soul music's greatest masters - think Betty Wright and Mahalia Jackson. But, never an imitator, Grace possesses a completely captivating vocal experience that is all her own.

Grace's backing band, The True Loves, has a sound altogether unique to the Pacific Northwest, and rare in 2014. Keeping the early soul music art form alive, this band provides a kickin' back beat, smart horns, melodic, syncopated guitar and bass, and sweet Hammond B-3 color to back up Grace's lyrics. It's the hip swinging, booty shaking, heart freeing, soul healing sound you crave to hear live, but rarely do. Don't miss these guys.

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, November 16, 2014

Billy Mintz Quartet

7:30pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

John Gross: tenor saxophone
Roberta Piket: piano, organ
Putter Smith: bass
Billy Mintz: drums compositions

Billy has been performing with the band members in various formats for the last thirty years, starting when he moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1981. Billy met the great John Gross at that time along with other great LA jazz musicians playing in Tom Persons' big band. Billy started playing with incredible Putter Smith in Alan Broadbent's Trio in 1989. In 2003 Billy moved back to New York City where he started playing in Roberta Piket's trio. Roberta is a world class pianist, composer, arranger and orchestrator. Recently this group of musicians performed several concerts in New York City and recorded an upcoming release of Billy's engaging and memorable compositions

Billy Mintz's Website

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, November 17, 2014

Garfield High School "C" Band

6:30pm

Action Figure/ Sky is the Suitcase

8:00pm

Action Figure performs the music of Ornette Coleman. Featuring:
Seth Alexander - Alto Sax
Dave Abramson - Drums
Birch Pereira - Standup Bass

The Sky is a Suitcase is a quartet inspired by the many moods in Jazz. Peppy little beats, Un-squashable energy , and intimate songs of longing. The group takes the audience around to sights of the past and visions of the future.
Carmen Rothwell - Bass
Ray Larsen - Trumpet
Levi Gillis - Tenor
Mike Gebhart - 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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Darius Willrich/ Hopscotch

8:00pm

Darius Willrich International soul-singer-songwriter Darrius Willrich drips a sensuous interplay of soul, jazz, and inner city longings. Sure to engage your all your senses, with the look, sound and feel of yesterday’s soul-today. The spirit of Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, and Herbie Hancock, season the musical stew that is Darrius...Sweet Urban Soul.

Hop Scotch Jeanie and Charlie write and perform their own take on the Jazz, with the help of some of Seattle's finest musicians.

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, November 19, 2014

Welcome to Subirdia with John Marzluff

6:00pm

Author John Marzluff presents Welcome to Subirdia which shares a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the conditions of our increasingly developed world. In this fascinating and optimistic book, John Marzluff reveals how our own actions affect the birds and animals that live in our cities and towns, and he provides ten specific strategies everyone can use to make human environments friendlier for our natural neighbors.

Piano Starts Here: Two Generations of the Avant-Garde: Duke Ellington and Cecil Taylor

8:00pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $5 students w/ ID.
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

If you handed a Cecil Taylor record to an unfamiliar listener, Duke Ellington wouldn’t be the first influence they’d identify in Taylor’s free-wheeling, aggressively improvisational style. Yet Taylor’s unique approach to the piano grew out of a musical education steeped in the work of more conventional piano masters like Bud Powell, Horace Silver, and Ellington, and the paths of Taylor and the Duke cross in more ways than one. In addition to a penchant for bold experimentation, Ellington and Taylor shared key personnel on some of their projects: Johnny Hodges, the alto player that formed a vital component of Ellington’s band until 1951, was one of Taylor’s early collaborators. Both rejected genre limitations imposed by critics and record labels, and it is this visionary attitude that the Royal Room’s Piano Starts Here series celebrates as it offers the music of Cecil Taylor and Duke Ellington this November.

Tonight features pianists Ryan Burns, Eric Verlinde, Chris Hoyer and Robin Holcomb.
The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument. Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening on the Royal Room's Steinway B grand piano. Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Sonny Clark, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Fats Waller, Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Tim Kennedy. Hosted by Tim Kennedy.

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, November 20, 2014

Bourbon Tasting

6:00pm

Join us for a tasting of five great bourbons! $20 for 1/2 oz. samples each bourbon and a small appetizer, featuring:
Templeton Rye
Old Forester
Buffalo Trace
Angel's Envy
Bastille

Third Thursday Twang ft. Varmint and The 1 Uppers

8:00pm

A night of Seattle's finest country, first featuring Varmint followed by The 1 Uppers.

Varmint is an all-cover country band, featuring Robin Holcomb (voice), Darren Loucas (guitar), Jon Hyde (pedal steel), Wayne Horvitz (piano/organ), Geoff Cook (bass) and Andy Roth (drums).

The 1 Uppers are a country band. They are dedicated to bringing original and plain old country to Seattle. Expect lots of sad songs, tight harmonies, guitar solos and matching suits. This band is is built on the old model of country music - think more Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride - less whatever it is they call country music on modern radio these days.
1 Uppers is David Russell (vocals, acoustic guitar), Kris Geren (guitar), John Hendow (guitar), Jon Hyde (pedal steel, vocals), Caben Buswell (bass) and Eric Eagle (drums). 1 Uppers released their debut CD in 2011 - it can be found at the 1 Upper's website .
1 Uppers can usually be found at the Royal Room every third Thursday where they have been since the Royal Room opened. Expect a special guest band to join in and expect them to be country!
Get some boots on and come out and dance!

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, November 21, 2014

Terrence Brewer

6:00pm

Recently proclaimed by long-time music scribe, David Becker (SF Examiner/AXS.com), as the San Francisco Bay areas #1 Jazz Guitarist, Multiple-Award winning guitarist Terrence Brewer will make his Seattle debut performing an early set (6pm) at The Royal Room on Friday, November 21, 2014. Brewer will be joined by a first-call and in-demand Seattle rhythm section featuring Tim Carey (Acoustic Bass) and Matt Page (Drums).

Brewer is a first-call and in-demand bandleader, record producer, concert performer, studio musician, and one of the San Francisco Bay area’s foremost and sought after music educators. Brewer instructs/facilitate master classes, clinics, workshops, and lectures for the likes of Stanford Jazz Workshop, SFJAZZ, The Jazz School, Jazz Camp West and many others. Brewer has produced and released 8 nationally acclaimed albums (two releasing in February 2014) on the record label he started in 2005, Strong Brew Music. Those albums have had several top 15 and top 10 appearances on the national jazz charts. Brewer has also performed to sold-out crowds at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Yoshi’s, and the SFJAZZ Jazz Festival.

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.

Message from Guinea

8:30pm

Message From Guinea, a Seattle-based group featuring world class artists from Guinea, West Africa, heats up the stage with powerful rhythms, hi-energy dance, and melodic songs steeped in the rich heritage of their home country. Featuring two artists formerly with Guinea’s world-acclaimed national company, Les Ballets Africains, these gifted musicians delight in sharing their traditional culture and spreading a message of joy and unity.

African blues super group JeConte & The Mali Allstars will be bringing their blues-rock from TImbaktu to Seattle. Including vocalist JeConte, Habib Joite's Boubacar Sidibe and Djeli Mahamdou Kone, and more. THe band will be performing songs from their successful 2013 release of 'Mali Blues' along with the new 2014 releases 'Laido' by Boubacar Sidibe, & JeConte's sophomore album 'Down by the River'

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, November 22, 2014

Perry Robinson and Friends

5:30pm

Perry Robinson, world renowned jazz clarinetist and multiple-time Downbeat Magazine Poll Winner, visits Seattle and collaborates with two different local ensembles.

From his 1962 debut album Funk Dumpling with Kenny Barron, Paul Motian and Henry Grimes, Perry has been an acknowledged innovator on his instrument, and was a vital part of the development of the free jazz movement in New York City and Europe. Perry has worked with some of the greats of jazz, including Dave Brubeck and sons, Gunter Hampel, Tete Montoliu, Archie Shepp and Bert Wilson, as well as with his own European quartet and numerous world music-infused ensembles.

For this performance, Perry is joined first with his cousin Gregg Robinson and the Jump Ensemble, featuring Mark Filler on drums and percussion and Marty Hasegawa on electric bass. Perry then joins the Marc Smason Ensemble marcsmason.com, with Smason on trombone, Craig Hoyer on piano, Michael Barnett on bass and Larry Jones on 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.

Ian McFeron

9:00pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Ian McFeron broke into the Seattle music scene when discovered by “The Mountain” in Seattle (AAA-formatted KMTT at 103.7 FM) shortly after releasing his debut album, Don’t Look Back (2003). Within months, the first single “Love Me Twice” edged out songs by Modest Mouse, Bob Schneider, The Bo Deans, and Ray LaMontagne in The Mountain’s “New Music Throwdown,” a weekly competition where listeners vote for their favorite of two new songs. Ian has shared the spotlight with international and national artists such as Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith, Shawn Mullins, Brandi Carlile, Amos Lee, Sister Hazel, Mike Doughty, Hayes Carll, Missy Higgins, Julia Fordham, The Hothouse Flowers, and Jars of Clay.

From the beginning, McFeron dedicated himself to building audiences the old fashioned way: on the road. Traveling from city to city, state to state, nation to nation, McFeron performs an average of 200 shows a year spread throughout the United States and Europe, inspiring listeners with his beautifully crafted songs and honest narratives. On the road, McFeron is often joined by Alisa Milner, a Texas-style fiddler, cellist, and harmony vocalist and long-time friends Norman Baker and Mark Bateman on bass and drums.

www.IanMcFeron.com

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Garfield Jazz Jam

5:00pm

North Corner Chamber Orchestra - NOCCO

7:30pm

Tickets (Available at NOCCO's website): General Admission - $25/ Under 30 years of age - $15/ Under 18 years of age - Free

North Corner Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2014 by Blayne Barnes, Heather Bentley, Matthew McGrath, Victoria Parker, and Eli Weinberger. A musician-led, conductor-less ensemble, NOCCO thrives on performing dynamic, exquisite music. They are in residence at the Royal Room in Columbia City.
North Corner Chamber Orchestra's Website

Tonight's program includes:
G.F. Handel - Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 1
Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony
Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Mark Salman, piano
Roupen Shakarian - new work commissioned by NOCCO

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, November 24, 2014

Sequoia Album Release + Katie Jacobson Sings Jo Stafford

7:30pm

The seven piece large ensemble, known as Sequoia and led by Levi Gillis, celebrates the release of their debut album. After an appearance at Earshot’s “Jazz: The Second Century” concert series and several years fine tuning their work amidst Seattle’s burgeoning creative music scene associated with the University of Washington, the group has finally documented what has been a long musical journey. Joining Sequoia is vocalist Katie Jacobson, who will pay tribute to the beautiful record American Folk Songs by Jo Stafford, released in 1950. The concert will weave between songs of these two albums, intertwining music released almost 75 years apart but bound together by the timeless thread of Americana and differentiated by the infusion of indie rock, avante-jazz and noise in the world of creative music. Tonight includes special guests Ings, Robin Holcomb and Katie Jacobson singing Jo Stafford.

Ings 23-year-old mulit-instrumentalist Inge Chiles (nom de guerre Ings) blends elements of pop and folk in a genre she terms ‘Lullaby Rock.’ Her debut EP, ‘Dog Physics,’ was released in October 2013. music.iloveing.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.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Soundwaves: Angel Itenchi and Friends

8:00pm

Join Angel in celebrating 35 years of life and 4 years of music school! It's her senior recital, where she will be pleased to present to you, all that she has learned at Cornish College of the Arts. The night will be filled with eclectic music, good friends, food & drinks and dancing!
Special guests include:
Naomi Wachira, solo acoustic set to open the show.

Jazz set:
Greg Miller, guitar, lap steel
Matt Weiner, double bass
Tim Kennedy, piano
Joseph Eck, drums

Viasound set:
Sean Ryan, electric bass
Greg Miller, guitar
Joseph Eck, drums

DJ set:
Valentina A. Savarese, spinning records, while we dance and mingle!

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, November 26, 2014

SLINGSHOT SONGS WEST - New compositions, spontaneous sonic combustions and songs!

8:00pm

FEATURING:
Jessica Lurie - saxophone/flute/FX
Beth Fleenor - clarinets / voice /FX
Sam Boshnack - trumpet
Amy Denio - accordion/voice/FX
Kate Olsen - saxophone/FX
Bill Horist - guitar
Evan Flory-Barnes - bass
Paul Kikuchi - drums

SLINGSHOT SONGS is a new collaborative improvising ensemble of mostly Seattle -based or originated musicians, coming together on the east and west coasts to create new soundscapes and storytelling. Led by Jessica Lurie on saxophone, Beth Fleenor on clarinet, and Sam Boshnack on trumpet, they gather together a group of dynamic friends, improvisers, composers and leaders of their own projects as internationally to perform on both coasts. Together they embrace high energy interaction and a genre-busting sound, ranging from micro-Big Band to Gospel, Whimsical Jazz to Nocturnal Funk to Free.

You can listen to their range of sound from Live at the Royal Room, Seattle at:
http://slingshotsongs.bandcamp.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.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Royal Room Presents: Columbia City PARTY NIGHT!

The Chancellors ft. Jimmie Herrod/ SpiceRack
9:00pm

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: 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! Tonight, The Chancellors are led by vocalist Jimmie Herrod, Backed by:
Tristan Gianola (guitar/arranger), Jake Sele (keys/arranger), Brian Bermudez (tenor sax), Carey Rayburn (trumpet), Kendell Irby (trombone), Nick Lonien (bass) and Tommy Whitside (drums).

SpiceRack: Composer/guitarist Tristan Gianola whips out SpiceRack, a quartet of grooving, riffing, ripping and chicken scratching music for people looking to shake their booties (or wiggle in your chair if you’re shy).
SpiceRack's Facebook
SpiceRack's Bandcamp

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, November 29, 2014

Battle of The Saxes

7:00pm

Tickets: $20
Tickets available from Brown Paper Tickets

Featuring 3 of the finest saxophone players in the Northwest. Leonard "Doc" Rhodes, Michael Hershman "The Luscious Saxophonist" and Lonnie "The Sax Doctor" Williams performing with the Upscale Soiree band "Groove Merchants" Special guest vocalists will be performing throughout the evening. This will be a great evening of live music.

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, November 30, 2014

Koto Jazz

6:00pm

Koto Jazz is the integration of Japanese koto music with western jazz and rhythm, performed by pianist Chris Beer.
Koto Jazz'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.

Lady Day & Prez: The Music of Billie Holiday and Lester Young

8:00pm

Featuring Katie Jacobson (vocals) and Ivan Arteaga (saxophone).

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 Wednesday through Monday and some Tuesdays.
Happy Hour drink and food specials weekdays from 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.