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May 1

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
May 2

May 3

Roxy Coss: Chasing the Unicorn CD Release
May 4

Jeff Fielder, Eric Eagle, Dan Walker, and Keith Lowe
May 5

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta w/ Alma y Azúcar
May 6

Debacle Fest 2017
May 7

Garfield High School Choir

Blue Janes CD Release
May 8

La Fiesta Cubana
May 9

Seward Park Audubon Presents: Tim Egan- The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

Jared T. Hall: Hallways Album Release
May 10

May 11

The Savoy Night Owls // Hobbit and Hare
May 12

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

En Canto
May 13

Plan B

Madre Flamenca
May 14

Amy Tung School of Music presents: Mother’s Day Rock Show!

The Downtown Mountain Boys
May 15

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
May 16

Diagram(s) // CEOs Inc // Wind Swept Planes
May 17

Piano Starts Here: The Music of Earl Hines/Mary-Lou Williams
May 18

Mi casa es su casa! A benefit for the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness
May 19

Soliloquies of Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (Two Shows - One Night)
May 20

Coffee Shop Jam

An Evening with Jennifer Knapp

The Moonspinners w/ The Mean Reds and Trickbag
May 21

Garfield Jazz Jam

Nathan Hale High School Jazz Concert
May 22

Max Cannella Trio // 5 for Five
May 23

Seattle Composers Alliance “Give Out Loud” Gala Auction
May 24

Bob Dylan at 76 in '67
May 25

Mokoomba
May 26

Marley's Ghost

SabroSon: Salsa y Sabor
May 27

Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers" with Ryan Hoffman
May 28

Improv & KotoJazz by David Wilborn & Chris Kenji

Shay Shepherd and the Flock // Surround Sound Band
May 29

BATTERY (full band) // People People
May 30

The Global Klezmer Syndicate
May 31

Spontaneous Heterophony: Thomas Campbell Recital

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

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

Learn more from our Project's Page.

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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 Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Louis Armstrong and Lil' Hardin. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dosenöffner // Eric Ostrowski // Clifford Dunn // Uneasy Chairs

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Dosenöffner are Peter Keller and Casey Jones, two veterans of the Seattle experimental scene, creating improvised anxious disjointed soundscapes with hand-built electronic hardware and modular synths with a nod to the German electronic pioneers of the 60's/70's. They explore further into the wildly experimental moments of electronic music created in that era before it settled into new age and techno.
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Eric Ostrowski is a freely-improvising musician and experimental filmmaker based in Seattle, WA. He played guitar and violin as one half of the legendary improv-noise duo of Noggin from 1993-2006. He is currently exploring solo violin performance – electro-acoustic noise that integrates sound and movement. He is also developing his handmade film and expanded cinema style.
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Clifford Kimbrel-Dunn is a flutist/composer/software developer living in Seattle. He seeks to always push the boundaries of his flute capabilities and utilize the most advanced and esoteric technology available to create unapologetic and intense music that will make you think. His influences range from heavy metal and rock and roll, Japanese Onkyo, jazz, and classical music. He has performed throughout Europe, the USA, and Canada as a soloist and collaborator.
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Patrick Neill Gundran has been performing live as a guitarist in the Pacific Northwest under the name Uneasy Chairs for the past 4 years, focusing entirely on free improvising and experimenting with sound. As well as performing solo, he has also been an active live collaborator with a diverse community of musicians and artists with backgrounds ranging from jazz, classical, rock and roll, electronic, noise as well as Butoh dance. An interest in various approaches to meditation and Buddhist philosophy informs his playing, listening and approach.
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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Roxy Coss: Chasing the Unicorn CD Release

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $15 adv/$20 dos/ $10 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Musician/Composer Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative Saxophonists of her generation, a definitional voice of the Millennial Movement in Jazz. Winner of a 2016 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, the Downbeat Critics’ Polls listed her on the "Rising Star" list for Soprano Saxophone the past three years. Originally from Seattle and now a fixture on the New York scene, Roxy has performed extensively around the United States, Canada, and Europe.

On March 31st 2017, Coss released her third album as a leader, and first release on the Posi-Tone Record label, "Chasing the Unicorn". It features her on Tenor and Soprano Saxophones and Bass Clarinet, alongside her working Quintet. In addition to six original compositions by Coss, the album includes tunes by Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson, a Paul McCartney tribute, a Willie Nelson adaptation, and a Lionel Loueke original. The Roxy Coss Quintet has performed at many of New York City’s top venues, including Jazz Standard, Smalls, Zinc Bar, SMOKE, 55 Bar, and Club Bonafide. The Quintet was also featured at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival (Newport, RI).

As a side-woman, Coss has performed nationally and internationally with Jazz greats such as Clark Terry at the world-famous Blue Note Jazz Club, Louis Hayes at historic Minton’s in Harlem, and the Claudio Roditi big band. She has appeared with the Mingus Big Band, which is in residence at the Jazz Standard in NYC, and she has been a regular member of The Diva Jazz Orchestra since 2009. She was in trumpeter Jeremy Pelt’s group from 2012 through 2014, and toured with the MACKTET, led by Pelt and drummer Willie Jones III. She was also featured in the Off-Broadway hit, Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life.
https://www.roxycoss.com/
https://soundcloud.com/roxy-coss
https://www.youtube.com/user/roxycoss
https://www.facebook.com/roxy.coss/
https://twitter.com/roxycoss

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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, May 4, 2017

Jeff Fielder, Eric Eagle, Dan Walker, and Keith Lowe

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Some of Seattle’s best roots musicians do a rare show together playing deep cuts from the masters, exploring and improvising their way across surreal sonic soundscapes.

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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, May 5, 2017

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta w/ Alma y Azúcar

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Come and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Azucar!

Alma y Azúcar brings you an exquisite and passionate selection of Latin styles and flavors. From the bouncy feel of 'Perfidia' and 'Quizas' to the passionate tango version of 'Besame Mucho', the sultry bossa nova 'Waters of March' and the salsa sound of 'Bemba Colorá' or 'Oye Como Va', these tunes have captured hearts and entertained internationally for decades.
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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, May 6, 2017

Debacle Fest 2017

5:00pm

Tickets: $20 adv / $30 dos / $10 all-ages pass (Applicable only for The Royal Room)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Debacle Fest: Now in its 10th year!

Happening on Saturday, May 6th in the Columbia City neighborhood, straddling the corner of Rainer Ave S & S Hudson St in two beautifully historic venues. The Fest begins at 5pm at Royal Room and ends at 2am in Columbia City Theater with performances held simultaneously across both venues on three stages throughout the night. A total 24 performances will be shared from all walks of experimental life, from lush soundscapes to off-the-wall psych freak outs to harsh industrial noise.

We're offering entry for those under 21 years of age from 5pm to 10pm at Royal Room only. Please see ticket options for more details.

As well as festivities for Saturday night, we'll be hosting Opening Ceremonies (at an undisclosed location) on Friday, May 5th at 8pm. Entry for this event will be limited to the first 50 Early Bird ticket holders. This pre-func will feature three more musical guests close to the Debacle Family, as well as a retrospective art show surrounding the label and festival's history and guest DJs spinning classics from the Debacle Records canon and past Fest performers. Please see ticket options for details. Location will be provided to ticket holders the week of event.
http://www.debaclefest.com/

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

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Garfield High School Choir

4:30PM | Doors 4:00PM

The award-winning Garfield High School Choirs demonstrate a passion for singing in every note. Garfield's Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz's rich repertoire has taken them all the way to Carnegie Hall in New York City to perform - with professional recordings for Vocal Jazz on the side. The choir experience includes traditional concerts, a staged and choreographed musical revue, trips, workshops with professional vocalists, attendance at Seattle Opera productions and competitions. Originally built in 1923, Garfield has a long tradition of serving a diverse and multi-talented population of students in the central area of Seattle.

Free and open to the public

Blue Janes CD Release

8:00pm | Doors at 7:45pm

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

Longtime local singer-songwriters jean mann, Kathleen Tracy and Arni Adler formed this trio’s delicate uke and vocal style in a small South Seattle cottage along Lake Washington as the Blue Angels soared overhead. Their alternately ethereal and hilarious debut CD includes originals and select covers, spanning Americana and pop/acoustic styles. The three ukuleles (soprano, concert and baritone) evoke harps or mbiras at times, and give the delicate vocals a playful and angelic counterpart.

“Tremendous and fragile beauty.”
- Stephen Jeong, Director of Performing Arts, Vashon Center for the Arts

http://www.bluejanes.com/
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thebluejanes
https://bluejanes.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/BlueJanes/

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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, May 8, 2017

La Fiesta Cubana

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Supersones play the sublime music known as Son - the acoustic dance music of the Cuban countryside that inspired modern Salsa. Son features a unique blend of Spanish guitars and harmony, Afro-Cuban percussion, call and response singing, and trumpet improvisation. Supersones represent this rich musical tradition with a wide range of classic and original songs in the many genres within the son family: bolero, cha cha cha, guaracha, and son montuno, among others. Since 2001, Supersones have performed for a wide range of audiences, recreating this wonderful Cuban music to bring the Son alive in the Pacific Northwest!

Ron Barrow - trumpet
Kevin Connor - Cuban tres and vocals
Justin Maggart - lead vocals and percussion
Alfredo Polier - vocals and percussion
Javier Maru - vocals and guitar
Steve Smith - bongo
Tige Decoster - bass

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Casita Afro Cubana is a group that began after travels to Matanzas, Cuba. It first became a Sunday jam session at an apartment in N. Seattle, earning the name of La Casita due to the size of the place. Having a range of influences in the group, Casita brings passion and creativity to a variety of Latin Standards from Mambo to Cha Cha to Guajira and Boogaloo. With captivating horn solos and rhythmic soul we are Percussion, Bass, Piano, Trumpet and Saxophone.

Ron Barrow - trumpet
Jeff Terada - sax
Yogi McCaw - piano
Court Crawford - bass
Conor Apperson - percussion

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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 Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Louis Armstrong and Lil' Hardin. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Seward Park Audubon Presents: Tim Egan- The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

Tickets available here.

Seward Park Audubon welcomes National Book Award Winner and weekly New York Times opinion writer Timothy Egan to the Royal Room. Egan will discuss his book The Big Burn that narrates the Great Fire of 1910 that burned 3 million acres in Idaho, Montana and Washington. The Big Burn is presented through the news accounts, letters, and the personal stories of those who witnessed this great tragedy firsthand. Nearly ten thousand men assembled to fight this largest-ever forest fire that would help define the newly established US Forest Service. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Please use the link to acquire your tickets in advance.
https://www.timothyeganbooks.com/

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Jared T. Hall: Hallways Album Release

8:15pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 dos/ $8 (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Hallways is the debut album release of trumpeter and composer Jared Hall, featuring nine original compositions and arrangements. Produced by Grammy Award winning trumpeter and composer Brian Lynch, Hallways will be released as the first recording in the Mentor Series on the Hollistic MusicWorks record label as HMW15 (http://hollisticmusicworks.com/). The compositions are inspired by the tradition of the music, but not limited to it, featuring beautiful, exciting, and accessible melodies. Harmonic and melodic influences range from jazz solo excerpts, standard chord progressions, and unique intervallic shapes. The album features the incredible musicianship of Troy Roberts~tenor saxophone, Tal Cohen & Martin Bejerano~piano, Josh Allen~bass, and Kyle Swan~drums.

Video Links:
"Wanderer": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF9DCqssdj4
"Meditations": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbx9xyZ3k0Y
"Brother Spiro": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH5RzKZu77A

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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 Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Savoy Night Owls // Hobbit and Hare

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Hobbit & Hare have been performing together since the summer of 2012. Howlin’ Hobbit plays old-skool jazz, hokum, novelty tunes and original songs in those styles on ukulele—and sometimes other instruments—with verve, skill, laughs and fun! Andrew “Sketch” Hare brings cool bass lines and great harmony vocals. We play jazz standards and original tunes on a mere eight strings with a touch of louche humor, occasional tight harmonies, and constant fun.

Savoy Night Owls: Take a trip back in time with the musical stylings of The Savoy Night Owls featuring the smoky vocals of Queenie Sunshine. The Savoy Night Owls, a Seattle based jazz quintet, specializes in vintage jazz inspired by the American Songbook, with a few contemporary-turned-old-jazz songs thrown in the mix. Take a trip down memory lane. You may find yourself nostalgic for a era before your time!

Queenie Sunshine – Vocals
Rodney Kinney – Piano
Andrew Hare – Drums
Leah Pogwizd – Bass
Eric Beck – Baritone Saxophone

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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

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

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

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

En Canto

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

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

Bootleg Sunshine and A Cedar Suede open!

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

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

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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Plan B

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

A group of physicians with a passion for making music for over a decade, Plan B ranges from original latin and jazz pieces to classic rock covers. An ever evolving band in composition, Plan B brings a casual feel to a unique and eclectic mix of music at each show.

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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.

Madre Flamenca

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $20 adv/$25 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

On Mother’s day Weekend 2017, a cultural mix of Flamencos from two continents come together to present in this community a sensual and fiery Spanish Flamenco Music & Dance concert. Jump on the opportunity to celebrate with others, enjoy a vibrant show, good drink and food and we shall give you our best from this magical art form of a rich cultural heritage from Southern Spain. This is a first time that this particular grouping is doing a show together.

The guest artists who grew up with this music, art and life will join us and make this a special event for all of us! Alfonso ( singer) is from the beautiful city of Sevilla and Luis de la Tota, (percussionist) is from Jerez, both equally amazing places in Andalusia! The dancers and guitarists are Flamencos who have collaborated and performed with many groups and projects in the Northwest, within the States and also Spain.

Singer: Singer: Alfonso Cid
Percussionist: Luis de la Tota
Guitarists: Jed Miley, Rafael Vargas
Dancers: Estefania “ La Ishi”, Amelia, Esther Marion

http://oleajeflamenco.com/
https://escueladeritmo.com/
http://esthermarion.com/

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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Amy Tung School of Music presents: Mother’s Day Rock Show!

12:00pm-1:30pm – Classical Piano Recital
2:00pm-5:30pm – Rock Show

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

Amy Tung is a Seattle music teacher and musician. She started her teaching career in Los Angeles where she built up a strong clientele, her students consisting of actors, musicians and various artists. After moving to Seattle in 2011, she had to rebuild her school and has now expanded from teaching classical piano, to including guitar, bass, and drums. She has played in various bands and has toured extensively through out the US, Europe, Japan, and Hawaii. You can find her playing and touring with her current band Year of the Cobra.

https://www.facebook.com/amy.tung.barrysmith
https://yearofthecobra.bandcamp.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.

The Downtown Mountain Boys

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

The DownTown Mountain Boys based in Seattle, Washington, is the Pacific Northwest’s most exciting and accomplished bluegrass band. Veteran bluegrassers and recording artists Terry Enyeart (bass, lead and harmony vocals), Dave Keenan (banjo, fiddle, lead and harmony vocals), Don Share (guitar, lead and harmony vocals), Tom Moran (Mandolin) and Paul Elliott (fiddle), seen for years in such popular Northwest bands as Ranch Romance, Rural Delivery, Rainy Pass, and Who’s Driving?, have come together in a match made in musical heaven. Take three-part harmonies that send shivers up your spine, add dazzling instrumental firepower, and you have the sound of The DownTown Mountain Boys.

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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.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

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

Learn more from our Project's Page.

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

The Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Louis Armstrong and Lil' Hardin. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Diagram(s) // CEOs Inc // Wind Swept Planes

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Diagram(s): free-improvised, decontructed rock/noise with Kole Gralbraith (bass), Chris Gantt (drums) and Patrick Neill Gundran (guitar).

CEOs Inc: From the powerful spinx ashes, like warriors without borders. They started "Citizens on patrol" but soon decided they were executives, through and through. Pull out of the air a group of silence, Tuerk, cry, fragments, tears of the purest of emotions. Causing the sun doll to influence, the gibber to glitter. ---- partner zombie partner, strom in the air and partner, gotta scream at night, timing is all when you screamed, duo squeak, mess recording in silence between notes. Which makes you think of yelling.
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Wind Swept Planes: One person's attempt to express the ineffable. Acid drenched fever dreams and aural incantations.
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Visual projections: CitrusSheila

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

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Piano Starts Here: The Music of Earl Hines/Mary-Lou Williams

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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. Musicians include Ray Skjelbred, Michael Owcharuk and Alex Guilbert.

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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.

Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Taking influence from jazz, hip-hop, and fusion, local funk band High Pulp will get you moving on Wednesday nights at Funk Church. Featuring:

Andrew Morrill (Sax)
Gehrig Uhles (Guitar)
Scott Rixon (Bass)
Antoine Martel (Keys)
Victor Puentes (trumpet)
Rob Granfelt (Drums)

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mi casa es su casa! A benefit for the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

Featuring:

EntreMundos Quarteto is an electrifying Seattle-based band who bring to the stage an uplifting and kinetic mix of deep Brazilian roots flavored with world rhythms—a deft blending of funk, jazz and soul melding with the classic sounds of samba and bossa nova. EntreMundos means “between worlds,” and the group’s mélange of seductive sounds embodies their name, stirring a personal and uncommon blend into a sound with universal appeal. ​
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Todo Es:
The influences of Todo Es range from the Latin Jazz of Cal Tjader and Charlie Byrd to Brazilian Samba and Bossa Nova, interpreted through our unique instrumentation: Rebecca Garcia - vocals; Ken Curtiss - nylon string guitar; Stephen Yamada-Heidner - vibraphone, steel drum and percussion and John Lilley - acoustic and electric bass. A large repertoire of original material combines Afro-Cuban, Caribbean and Brazilian sounds with contemporary improvisation.
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Simon Henneman/Wayne Horvitz Quintet play Marc Ribot’s "Los Cubanos Positizos”
Marc Ribot's "Los Cubanos Postizos"

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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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, May 19, 2017

Soliloquies of Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (Two Shows - One Night)

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

Tickets: $20 adv/ $23 dos
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This is an evening to recall the musical collaboration of the amazing songwriting and powerful voices of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (1945-1979), who recorded a duet album entitled "Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway" in 1972. The beautifully supple, expressive voices and harmonies of these two friends garnered the success of such songs "Where Is The Love," "Be Real Black For Me," and their rendition of James Taylor's song, "You've Got A Friend."

This evening will be a magical experience of remembering these songs, for this astounding, inimitable performance of two great musicians, delivered by some of the most talented musicians and singers throughout the Seattle area.

THE BAND:
Joe Doria (Hathaway keys)
Hans Teuber (Flack keys, horns)
Jeff Fielder (guitar)
D'Vonne Lewis (drums)
Skerik (sax)
Ahamefule J. Oluo (Trumpet)

THE SINGERS:
La Tanya Horace
Timothy Davis
Christa Wells
Coreena
Caine Coldnote
Lisa Mansfield
Riz Rollins
Om Johari
Z aka Arzelia Jones Jr
and Mr Kj Jones

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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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, May 20, 2017

Coffee Shop Jam

10:30am | Doors at 9:45am

This is the most incredible amateur music show you will ever witness. Great music + great acts of courage = Fantastic entertainment.

The Coffee Shop Jam, held twice a year in the spring and fall, is an opportunity for my guitar students, Joe Walker's guitar students, Mark DiFlorio's drum students, and Brady Millard-Kish's bass students to perform their songs in a great music club for an enthusiastic audience. It's part recital, part rock concert.

You can see footage from past Jams here

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Free and open to the public

An Evening with Jennifer Knapp

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

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

Jennifer Knapp has experienced enough chaos and turmoil in her life that she could write about it on every album. Instead, she made Love Comes Back Around, a collection of songs that focus on what really matters.

Produced by Viktor Krauss, Knapp’s latest features 10 compelling new tunes exploring love — but not the easy kind. These are love songs for grown-ups who have come a few miles. “It’s not just sex, it’s not just physical relationships,” Knapp says. “It’s hard work. It’s loss, it’s forgiveness, it’s a lot of things wrapped up in one.”

Love Comes Back Around pairs her fearless songwriting and strong, expressive voice with rootsy arrangements: there’s growling guitar and a snakey beat on opener “Straight Road,” subtle horns layered into the background on “Perfect Pardon” and the mournful interplay of piano and acoustic guitar on “Roll Over Me.” Knapp’s vocals are the centerpiece of the title track, which she says is “a look at the mundane things in our lives, between who makes the bed and who doesn’t, and what makes you miss your partner when she’s gone.” In other words, the real stuff.

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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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 Moonspinners w/ The Mean Reds and Trickbag

10:00pm | Doors at 9:45pm

Dig the sound of 60's girl group and beyond?! Then be at the The Royal Room 10:00pm May 2Oth for Seattle's The Moonspinners with thier jukebox of girl group, soul, pop and punk. And from Portland...everybody's talking about The Mean Reds with their big hair and big fuzz...Girls In The Garage is back from the grave! Plus, we'll have Trickbag Record Party spinning tunes to keep the party going all night long !!! Bring your dancing shoes.
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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.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Garfield Jazz Jam

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

Garfield High School students and alumni come together for a jazz jam open to the public.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Nathan Hale High School Jazz Concert

7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm



Free and open to the public

Monday, May 22, 2017

Max Cannella Trio // 5 for Five

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

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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 Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Louis Armstrong and Lil' Hardin. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Seattle Composers Alliance “Give Out Loud” Gala Auction

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/ $15 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

SCA’s mission is to serve and enrich Seattle-based communities for whom composition is at the center of their craft.

Come join us for a night of music, drinks, raffle tickets, and revelry! Bid on new software, books, private instruction and discounted services from local businesses!

Featuring live music from:
Marina Albero and Special Guests
The Seattle Video Game Orchestra and Choir
Okanomodé Soulchilde


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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 Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bob Dylan at 76 in '67

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

Join us as we celebrate Bob Dylan with two sets. The first set will be a full performance of the album John Wesley Harding, released in 1967. The second will follow with selected tracks from last years show, Blood on the Tracks & Highway 61 Revisited.

Musicians include Garth Reeves, Darren Loucas, Keith Lowe, Paul Moore and 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.

Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Taking influence from jazz, hip-hop, and fusion, local funk band High Pulp will get you moving on Wednesday nights at Funk Church. Featuring:

Andrew Morrill (Sax)
Gehrig Uhles (Guitar)
Scott Rixon (Bass)
Antoine Martel (Keys)
Victor Puentes (trumpet)
Rob Granfelt (Drums)

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mokoomba

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $25 adv/ $30 dos
Tickets available here

Join Crooked Trails, BigTalk Records and the Royal Room for this ONE OF A KIND musical show and dance party with one of Africa's most exciting young bands!! Hailing from Victoria Falls in the NW corner of Zimbabwe, they are setting dance-floors ablaze with their unique mix of traditional Tonga and pan -African music cultures with dashes of Rap, Ska, Soukous and Afro-Cuban music.

Since winning the Music Crossroads Inter-regional Festival Competition in Malawi in 2008, Mokoomba has toured more than 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania. In 2013 Mokoomba was featured at Harare International Festival of the Arts 2013's closing concert in collaboration with Senegalese star Baaba Maal. They then embarked on a 40 date summer tour with debut performances at WOMAD (UK), Roskilde Festival (Denmark) and the Gnaoua Festival (Morocco) as well as trips to South Korea, Kenya and Reunion Island. In 2014 Mokoomba performed at WOMAD Australia, WOMAD New Zealand and did a European tour including13 dates in the UK. That summer they debuted in North America on a 6 week tour that took them to Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver, London (ON), and Seattle, among other cities. Spring 2016 Mokoomba played the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, and brought down the house as part of the Africa Now1 Festival.

They will be performing a mix of material, from their new album Luyanda!

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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, May 26, 2017

Marley's Ghost

6:30pm | Doors at 5:00pm

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

On the heels of The Woodstock Sessions, its rootsy collaboration with producer Larry Campbell to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary, Marley’s Ghost returned to the studio with Campbell to continue the chemistry. 

The result is a joyful and resonant album of gospel roots featuring the band’s trademark multi-part harmonies to be released in 2017. Bracketed by these two buoyant musical adventures, the band will be featuring tunes from both albums in their return to The Royal Room.

"The set list itself is an inspiration. The revelation, though, is just how strong and unswerving Marley's Ghost stays centered on doing American music proud. It's a love affair set to sound, and every time it comes around we're all the better for it. Believe.”
– Bill Bentley, The Morton Report


 “Thirty years into their career, Marley’s Ghost is like a well-worn leather jacket. You can admire their tenure intelectually, but up-close, with your ears, you can’t help but be moved by the effortless music that tenure has produced.”
- No Depression

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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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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.

SabroSon: Salsa y Sabor

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm

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

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.
http://www.sabrosonseattle.com/

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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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, May 27, 2017

Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers" with Ryan Hoffman

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Hoffman has studied rock and roll in Kansas City, swing in New Orleans and Gypsy jazz in France, where he learned from Fapy Lafertin, one of the top Gypsy jazz guitarists. He was a member of Pearl Django from 2007-2015.

Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their version of Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, and the music of Django Reinhardt.
http://rangerswings.com/music.html
http://rangerswings.com/video.html
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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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Improv & KotoJazz by David Wilborn & Chris Kenji

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

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

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

Shay Shepherd and the Flock // Surround Sound Band

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

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

Shay Shepherd and the Flock are Seattle's most adventurous soul cover band. Seattle Soul singer Shaina Shepherd is joined by the city's most beloved musicians to brings a new flavor to our favorites through the decades.
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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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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, May 29, 2017

BATTERY (full band) // People People

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

BATTERY is a solo drum set and electronics project at the intersection of jazz, electronic music, and West African percussion. The music elaborates on simple song forms, including jazz standards and video game music, to create complex rhythms that recontextualize each song. BATTERY explores the boundaries between human and machine through improvisation and the organic qualities of the drum.
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People People used to consist of guitarist Nick Rogstad and bassist Carmen Rothwell. They both sang. Nick wrote the songs in a credible attempt to address the sadness in his life. Carmen found the sentiments in the songs to be deeply relatable, and supposed that many would agree. Nick and Carmen both came from a jazz background, but People People doesn’t play jazz. Carmen didn't consider herself a people person. Neither did Nick, although Carmen disagreed. Now Abbey and Levi play and sing the songs Nick writes with musical and lyrical input by all. Sometimes Nick tells stories. Through the stories, melodies, and harmonies, People People aspires to connect with persons who live life too.
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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 Salute Sessions

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Louis Armstrong and Lil' Hardin. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Global Klezmer Syndicate

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Featuring: The Debaucherauntes, Jinta-la-Mvta (Tokyo, Japan) and Malke & The Boychiks

The Debaucherauntes: This brand of klezmer fusion includes re-imaginings of Yiddishe theatre, wild/powerful instrumental klez fused with other styles as diverse as hiphop and Mahler, klez flavored covers, whiskey-soaked singalongs, raunchy story ballads, & heart-wrenching Niggunim. Debaucherous, dancey, filled with great solos, we challenge you to leave shows without sore feet, a sore throat, a salacious smile, & a full heart.
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Jinta-la-Mvta: Jinta-la-Mvta is a Tokyo-based band founded in 2004 by Ohkuma Wataru(clarinet) & Kogure Miwazow(chin-don drum,vo). Ohkuma is one of the most unique clarinet player in Japan and the bandleader of the groundbreaking Japanese experimental band Cicala Mvta, which has been hailed as "the epicenter of the Tokyo underground scene" and "uniquely Japanese world music." With the Japanese street music chindon and jinta as its backbone, the band omnivorously cooks up street musics from around the world, from klezmer to Balkan music and original tunes. Since the Great Northeast Japan Earthquake and the subsequent nuclear crises in 2011, the band started to perform not only on club stages and festivals but also at anti-nuclear protests and demonstrations on the streets of Tokyo, attracting a new and wide range of audiences and fans.
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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

The Suffering Fuckheads

10:00pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Spontaneous Heterophony: Thomas Campbell Recital

7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm



No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Funk Church

10:00pm (Lounge)

Taking influence from jazz, hip-hop, and fusion, local funk band High Pulp will get you moving on Wednesday nights at Funk Church. Featuring:

Andrew Morrill (Sax)
Gehrig Uhles (Guitar)
Scott Rixon (Bass)
Antoine Martel (Keys)
Victor Puentes (trumpet)
Rob Granfelt (Drums)

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

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