Monday, February 1, 2016

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

7:30pm

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".

Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris's Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to Conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris' original Conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.
www.WayneHorvitz.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.

The Salute Sessions (Salute to The Duke)

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 Duke Ellington. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

6 Demon Bag

7:30pm

The Seattle based band thrives on turning 1960's Hard Bop and Soul Jazz on its head as well as deconstructing modern Pop and Hip Hop tunes. This deep groove is a new form of avant-guarde instrumental music that will draw audiences both traditional and mainstream.

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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge)

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Jimmy James - guitar
David McGraw - 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.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Washboard Cut-Ups

7:30pm

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 We

10:00pm (Lounge)

Longtime collaborators Wayne Horvitz and Skerik meet up with bassist Evan Flory-Barnes (Industrial Revelation) and drummer Dave Abramson (Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake) for a new set of compositions by Horvitz with an emphasis on slow burning grooves and sonic exploration. Perfect for late nights in the lounge at the Royal Room

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

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hereward/ Verifyhuman

8:00pm

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

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Hereward, led by Seattle bassist/composer Brady Millard-Kish, is a unique mash-up of jazz, rock, ambient, and world music influences. Joined by Ben Thomas (vibes), Mark DiFlorio (drums), Brian Chin (trumpet), and Eric Likkel (clarinets), this group has been called "melodically heartbreaking, rhythmically mesmerizing, and a presence like the sweetest lullaby you’ve ever heard", by the jazz blog Bird Is The Worm.

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

Friday, February 5, 2016

Brazilian Carnival! Ft. EntreMundos and Tudo Beleza

8:00pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Advance tickets are SOLD OUT. Tickets available at the door, first come first serve.

Celebrate Carnival 2016 with the vibrant TUDO BELEZA dancers dancing Rio-style samba to the infectious rhythms of Brazilian band ENTREMUNDOS. We’ll also go to Northeastern Brazil with performances and Samba Reggae dancing led by BAHIA IN MOTION. Join us at The Royal Room, a fantastic venue with delicious food and drinks, and plenty of room to dance! Banish the cold winter for a night with some Brazilian tropical heat - don’t miss it!

Rio-Style Samba Show by TUDO BELEZA Dancers
Performance and Samba Reggae with BAHIA IN MOTION

Live music by ENTREMUNDOS:
Adriana Giordano | vox
Jeff Busch | drums
Dean Schmidt | bass
Eric Verlinde | piano
Naomi Siegel | trombone

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

Saturday, February 6, 2016

It’s a New Orleans Thing: A tribute to Allen Toussaint

8:00pm

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

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

It would be hard to name one single person who had more influence on both New Orleans R&B and American popular music than Allen Toussaint. Songwriter, musician, arranger, producer - he did it all. Such a wide variety of musicians from diverse genres covered his tunes that his music can’t be lumped into just one category: Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Patti LaBelle, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, Lee Dorsey, The Meters, Irma Thomas, Boz Scaggs, Glen Campbell, Devo, Bonnie Raitt, The Band…the list goes on and on. The Royal Room presents a line up of some of Seattle’s finest musicians in this evening of tribute. You may be surprised at what you hear… Featuring Jeff Fielder, Michael Stegner, Skerik, Andy Stoller, Eric Eagle, Naomi Siegel, Thaddeus Turner and more.

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

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Class Got Brass NW: Youth bands from across the Puget Sound play the music of New Orleans

5:30pm

Featuring:
5:30pm: Washington Middle School
6:00pm: Garfield C Band
6:30pm: Roosevelt High Combo
7:00pm: Kate Molloy/Isabel Russak
7:15pm: JazzEd New Works and
8:00pm: Jazz Night School Trad Ensemble
Directed by Kelly Barr-Clingan, Wayne Horvitz, Michael Van Bebber, Erik Hanson and Jacob Zimmerman.

No cover.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Father Daughter

7:30pm

It is time again for a Father Daughter showcase. This is now our One Year Anniversary of Father Daughter, so come on down and celebrate with us!

For this performance We have the new Stoner/Doom Metal outfit The Chumps featuring Nico Sohpiea, Kyle Mooney and Paul Heyn.

Closing the performance is Leviathan Worship Service returning to the stage after hibernating deep in a cave atop a most inaccessible mountain side. This service will include Geoff Harper on Electric Bass, Haley Freedlund on Trombone and Vocals, Carol Levin on Electric Harp, Mack Fisher on Synthesizer and Darb Adour on Amplified Gamelan and Electric Guitar

Special guests Toim (PDX) join the evening.
toim.bandcamp.com

Father Daughter is dedicated to presenting an evening of ambient music and visuals in an attempt to create an immersive, site specific environment. This is the beginning of an ongoing series dedicated to the Expansion of Cinema with the aid of local musicians and film makers.
Father Daughter is the Brainchild of Nico Sophiea (of Grale and Time Eater) and Darb Adour (of Leviathan Worship Service).

Learn more on our Royal Room Projects 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 (Salute to The Duke)

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 Duke Ellington. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fat Tuesday: The music of The Meters plus some New Orleans classics

7:30pm

Mardi Gras weekend culminates with an evening of New Orleans funk on Fat Tuesday. The Meters were the house band for Allen Toussaint in the 60’s and 70’s, and backed many other musicians. Considered one of the progenitors of funk, they opened for The Rolling Stones on the 1975/1976 tours.

Featuring The Meter Maids (Wayne Horvitz, Jeff Fielder, Mike Stone, Bob Lovelace) and special guests Naomi Siegel, Ray Larson, and Skerik.

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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge)

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Jimmy James - guitar
David McGraw - 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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Zero-G Concerts presents: the Ocular Proof//Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces//Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band

7:00pm

the Ocular Proof
Original music that is both jazz and not jazz. Heavily influenced by the beautiful Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph projects, Jim Black and Chris Speed, and John Hollenbeck, QuinTetDeJoie dives into world rhythms, textures and exploratory improvisations. These microcosmic shimmers and luminescent diversions function as observational details, adding layers of empathy to the emotions conjured and trailed by DeJoie's invogorating solo flights. Collectively, the ensemble displays a decidedly modern approach to original composition within a somewhat traditional Jazz context. Each tune finds new ways to surprise you. QuinTetDeJoie features James DeJoie (reeds/voice), Steve Kirk (trombone), Matt McCluskey (keys), Walter White (bass) and Greg Campbell (drums).

Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces
"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. This evening Fundamental Forces will be celebrating the release of their third CD, "Green", featuring Rik Wright (guitar), Geoff Harper (bass), Greg Campbell (drums) and special guest Greg Sinibaldi (saxophone).

Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band
A ferociously powerful, psychedelic clarinet and primal scream fronted rock band – Crystal Beth* spits electric fire and cleansing water in dense currents of bethnic chants created to unblock your nervous system and drop that dopamine! With the reflexes of a mongoose and the swagger of a leftist John Wayne, Crystal Beth* spins her own universe of exaltation, brandishing a sword of Boom Boom liberation to instigate a sweaty trance and heart-pouring ritual. The Boom Boom Band features Beth Fleenor (clarinets/voice), Tristan Gianola (guitar), Michael Owcharuk (keyboard), Isaac Castillo (bass) and Adam Kozie (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 We

10:00pm (Lounge)

Longtime collaborators Wayne Horvitz and Skerik meet up with bassist Evan Flory-Barnes (Industrial Revelation) and drummer Dave Abramson (Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake) for a new set of compositions by Horvitz with an emphasis on slow burning grooves and sonic exploration. Perfect for late nights in the lounge at the Royal Room

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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Shontina and the Sugar Shack/ Being Lucius

8:00pm

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Shontina and the Sugar Shack
Some voices wash over you like warm baptismal water, while others roll you around in the down and dirty. This one aims to split you right down the middle.
Joined by her newly formed Seattle band, Shontina brings her unique blend of storytelling and raw soul/folk/and rhythm and blues music to the south end. An evening you don't want to miss!

Being Lucius
Being-Lucius is the brainchild and moniker of Keith McDonald, an introspective Seattle based singer/songwriter and front man for the Seattle band Kaymak - (Heads Above Water - 2009), a band he formed with his twin brother Ken McDonald in 2007.

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

Friday, February 12, 2016

Maurice Caldwell Jr's 60th Birthday celebration

8:00pm

Saturday, February 13, 2016

EPIC JAM #1 2016 Featuring Rosa Lee Timms

7:00pm

Tickets $10 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Deaf Spotlight is thrilled to announce Epic Jam #1 for 2016 on February 13, 2015 featuring Rosa Lee Timms! She is sure to deliver a magnificent performance in ASL.

The goal of Deaf Spotlight’s Epic Jam is to revitalize the Deaf cultural gathering, where people can share poems and tell stories in American Sign Language (ASL). This is part of a long-time tradition that has passed down from Deaf Clubs and Deaf schools through several generations. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to see, support and develop a larger pool of performers and poets who celebrate ASL. The audience will be encouraged to interact and, in the process, develop an appreciation for why ASL literature is so deeply valued in the Deaf community.

The Rosa Lee Show features the performing artist, Rosa Lee, in her one-woman show live and on stage. This variety show weaves together stories, poetry, video, music and more into a single web of American Sign Language celebration.

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.

En Canto

10pm | 9:30pm Doors

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door
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, February 14, 2016

Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB)

An evening of songs of love and romance with Johnaye Kendrick and Dawn Clement
7:00pm

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

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

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

8:00pm

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".

Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris's Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to Conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris' original Conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.

Learn more on our Royal Room Projects 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 (Salute to The Duke)

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 Duke Ellington. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Aryon Jones Solo

7:30pm

Seattle guitarist and frontman Ayron Jones (Eh-Rahn), has become one of Seattle’s hottest up-and-comers with his brand of Seattle Rock. Jones has taken a hybrid style of guitar playing, in which the chord and solo are played at the same time, and infused the raw energy of punk with the inner-city attitude of Hip-Hop. The result is a soulful reincarnation of that iconic Seattle sound. Think, Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Nirvana.

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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge)

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Jimmy James - guitar
David McGraw - 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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Elnah Jordan & Eric Verlinde

10:00pm (Lounge)

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

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 We

10:00pm (Lounge)

Longtime collaborators Wayne Horvitz and Skerik meet up with bassist Evan Flory-Barnes (Industrial Revelation) and drummer Dave Abramson (Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake) for a new set of compositions by Horvitz with an emphasis on slow burning grooves and sonic exploration. Perfect for late nights in the lounge at the Royal Room

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

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Samantha Boshnack Quintet/ Duende

7:30pm

$7 advance/ $10 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

A send-off into the studio show for the Sam Boshnack Quintet! Right after this performance SBQ heads into Studio Litho to record the "Nellie Bly Project", their second album. The night will feature new music as well as the entire Bly suite - illustrating the daredevil, feminist, journalist & iconoclast Nellie Bly (1864 – 1922).

The Sam Boshnack Quintet synthesizes a dazzling array of musical influences in Boshnack's sophisticated yet fun, highly original compositions—from intricate chamber writing to lush jazz panoramas and funky brass band-inspired grooves. The band has been hailed as "delightful, surprising....explorative and intriguing… phenomenally innovative musicians with a unique signature sound that owes as much to their, on the spot, ingenuity as to Boshnack’s original writing.” (All About Jazz)

Nominated for a 2012 Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for NW Alternative Jazz Group, the Sam Boshnack Quintet released "Exploding Syndrome" in 2014 to critical acclaim. They have toured many venues including; JazzPOP series at Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Center For New Music (San Francisco), Earshot Jazz Spring Series at Seattle Art Museum, Frye Art Museum (Seattle), Luna's Cafe (Sacramento), O'Shaughnessy Cultural Center (Whitefish, MT), among others.

Sam Boshnack Quintet features: Samantha Boshnack (trumpets/voice/compositions), Beth Fleenor (clarinets/voice), Alex Chadsey (piano/keyboards), Isaac Castillo (upright bass) and Max Wood (drums).

Duende is an energetic new trio featuring longtime collaborators Alex Chadsey (piano/keyboards/compositions), Farko Dosumov (electric bass) and Jeff “Bongo” Busch (drums & percussion). Duende skillfully utilizes the American jazz tradition as a point of departure for daring explorations of rhythms & influences from the Americas, Europe and Africa. Catchy melodies, lush harmonies, and wholehearted commitment to groove.

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

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Cumbieros

8:30pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Cumbieros are a Seattle born multi-national cumbia band made up of talented musicians from Chile, Brazil and North America. Featuring such instruments as violin, accordion, guiro, guitar and horns, The Cumbieros fuse traditional and contemporary South American cumbia with the modern sounds of ska and rock creating fun, high-energy music that drives everyone to the dance floor. Cumbia is a genre of music/dance that originated in Colombia and is now extremely popular all across Latin America. The Cumbieros hope to spread the popularity of this music to the Pacific Northwest and beyond with one goal in mind; getting people on the dance floor. Come dance with us!

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

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Ray Skjelberd'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.

F2D (Funky 2 Death)

9:00pm | 8:00pm Doors

Tickets: $10

In-FUNKIN-sane.
In-FUNKIN-credible.
Un-FUNKIN-believable.

Mark Mattrey (Bass)
Woogie D (Drums, vocals)
Jimmy James (Guitar)
Roc Phizzle aka Cousin Nasty (Keyboards, Vocals)
Melissa Montalto (Vocals & Keyboards)
Peter Daniel (Sax)
Jason Cressey (Trombone)

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

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Garfield Jazz Jam

5:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm

NOCCO: Three B’s (with a twist)

7:30pm

Tickets: $25 general/ $15 seniors and under 30/ Free – under 18 and music students
Tickets available HERE

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Bartok – Divertimento For Strings
Barber – Knoxville Summer of 1915
(Jamie Jordan, voice)
Beethoven – Symphony 1

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

Monday, February 22, 2016

John Raymond's "Real Feels" / Jason Goessl Trio

7:30pm

$12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

"Electrifyingly new and strangely familiar at the same time...with his mix of modern sounds and old-fashioned feeling, Raymond is steering jazz in the right direction." (Downbeat Magazine)

Labeled “a prepossessing young trumpet player…” (New York Times), John Raymond has been making a name for himself as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in New York. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, John has performed with some of most well-respected names in jazz music including Billy Hart, Orrin Evans, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ethan Iverson, and Linda Oh among others. John was awarded the 2015 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award presented by ASCAP, and has recently been a featured artist at the FONT Festival and NYC Winter Jazz Festival. He has also performed at notable events such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival and on NPR's Toast of the Nation New Year's Eve celebration, as well as recorded with Grammy-nominated singer Sara Bareilles.

His forthcoming album - "Real Feels" - brings together a unique band that includes guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Colin Stranahan. With Raymond at the helm solely on flugelhorn, this bass-less group puts a fresh spin on familiar songs, many of them stemming from Raymond's roots as a Midwesterner. From American folk songs like Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land," to classic hymns such as "Amazing Grace," to Lennon & McCartney's "Blackbird," to Thom Yorke's indie-rocker "Atoms for Peace," the music undoubtedly evokes a nostalgia for the past. However, "Real Feels" is far from being antiquated; the band's improvisational, free-wheeling, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of approach to the music makes the songs feel entirely relevant. Combine that with the deep camaraderie the trio shares and "Real Feels" radiates a kind of fun and authenticity that distinguishes it from anything else.

The Jason Goessl Trio is throwing it down. They’re throwing it back; breathing new life into the innovative bop-stylings of the retro jazz era. Drawing from the works of Tal Farrow, Herb Ellis, and Les Paul the group features nearly all original compositions by Goessl. Each composition generates an energy born from the thoughtful play between melody, harmony, and rhythm, filled with phrases that evoke a sense of the familiar while simultaneously pushing boundaries and adding to the vocabulary of jazz. The trio features Birch Pereira on bass and Adrian Van Batenburg on drums.

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 (Salute to The Duke)

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 Duke Ellington. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Alex Pinto's Lift Kit/ Chemical Clock

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30p

Tickets: $8 at the door

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.

Delvon Lamarr Trio

10:00pm (Lounge)

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Jimmy James - guitar
David McGraw - 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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Jovino Santos Neto and Paul Taub: Brazilian Duets for Piano and Flute

7:30pm

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

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Paul Taub and Jovino Santos Neto continue their exploration of Brazilian music for flute and piano, including music by Pixinghuinha, Hermeto Pascoal, Jobim, Gnattali and Santos Neto himself.

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, he has throughout his career been closely affiliated with the Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal. He was an integral part of Pascoal's group from 1977 to1992, where he fine-tuned his artistry, performing around the world and co-producing several legendary records.
Jovino’s personal style is a creative blend of energetic grooves, deep harmonies, telepathic improvisation, lyrical melodies and great ensemble playing, always inspired and informed by the colorful richness of Brazilian music. His compositions include samba, choro, baião, xote, forró, marcha and many more styles, rooted in centuries-old musical tradition while pointing to new and adventurous harmonic languages.

Paul Taub, flute, was born in New York City, and has been a resident of Seattle since 1979. He holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts, and has studied with some of the world’s greatest flutists including Michel Debost, Samuel Baron, Marcel Moyse, and Robert Aitken.
As Professor of Music at Cornish College of the Arts and as a founding member of the Seattle Chamber Players, Taub plays an active role in the Seattle contemporary music scene. He has performed and recorded American and world premieres by internationally known composers including Robert Aitken, John Cage, George Crumb, Janice Giteck, Sofia Gubaidulina, Wayne Horvitz, Ned Rorem, Toru Takemitsu, Reza Vali, and Peteris Vasks among others. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, the Olympia Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, the Everett Symphony, the Young Composers Collective, and the Esoterics.

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 Royal We

10:00pm (Lounge)

Longtime collaborators Wayne Horvitz and Skerik meet up with bassist Evan Flory-Barnes (Industrial Revelation) and drummer Dave Abramson (Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake) for a new set of compositions by Horvitz with an emphasis on slow burning grooves and sonic exploration. Perfect for late nights in the lounge at the Royal Room

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

Thursday, February 25, 2016

OK Hotel Family Reunion (Night 1)

6:00pm

Tickets: $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
Festival Pass for all four nights: $45

Its been 15 years since the OK HOTEL closed its doors due to the Nisqually earthquake. Home, birthplace and breeding ground to so many local artists, performers and bands such as Nirvana, Mother Lovebone and The Presidents, we decided its time for a reunion. Come see what happened to the class clown, prom queen and if those most likely really did succeed. Or better yet just raise a glass with old friends and enjoy a blast from the past with a stellar line up of the bands of the day.

Lineup
Ramona Freeborn
Roll Vulvas
Maurice and His Thing
Metal Man
El Steiner
Kitchen Radio
Rockin Teenage Combo

Friday, February 26, 2016

OK Hotel Family Reunion (Night 2)

7:00pm

Tickets: $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
Festival Pass for all four nights: $45

Its been 15 years since the OK HOTEL closed its doors due to the Nisqually earthquake. Home, birthplace and breeding ground to so many local artists, performers and bands such as Nirvana, Mother Lovebone and The Presidents, we decided its time for a reunion. Come see what happened to the class clown, prom queen and if those most likely really did succeed. Or better yet just raise a glass with old friends and enjoy a blast from the past with a stellar line up of the bands of the day.

Lineup
Tom Price Desert Classic
Alcohol Funny Car
Coffin Break
Love Battery
Guardian Alien

Saturday, February 27, 2016

OK Hotel Family Reunion (Night 3)

6:30pm

Tickets: $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
Festival Pass for all four nights: $45

Its been 15 years since the OK HOTEL closed its doors due to the Nisqually earthquake. Home, birthplace and breeding ground to so many local artists, performers and bands such as Nirvana, Mother Lovebone and The Presidents, we decided its time for a reunion. Come see what happened to the class clown, prom queen and if those most likely really did succeed. Or better yet just raise a glass with old friends and enjoy a blast from the past with a stellar line up of the bands of the day.

Lineup
MACAW
J.R. Rhodes
Spectar (Members of Action Buddy)
MKB ULTRA (Mia Boyle)
Can You Imagine (Steve Fisk & Peter Bagge)
Fred Roth Revue(Members of Imij) ft. Om on vocals
Sage

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Chava Mirel "Make The Two Sides Meet" Album Release and Birthday Party

2:00pm | Doors at 1:00pm

Chava Mirel performing original songs from her new album. Funk, reggae, hip hop, west African, Brazilian and more.

Featuring...
Jeff Busch - Drums
Dean Schmidt - Bass
Alex Chadsey - Keys
...plus other special guests from the album

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.

OK Hotel Family Reunion (Night 4)

7:00pm

Tickets: $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
Festival Pass for all four nights: $45

Its been 15 years since the OK HOTEL closed its doors due to the Nisqually earthquake. Home, birthplace and breeding ground to so many local artists, performers and bands such as Nirvana, Mother Lovebone and The Presidents, we decided its time for a reunion. Come see what happened to the class clown, prom queen and if those most likely really did succeed. Or better yet just raise a glass with old friends and enjoy a blast from the past with a stellar line up of the bands of the day.

Lineup
Pigpen Plus Guests
Featuring
Matt Cameron
The Miss Annes (Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie, Naomi Siegel, Beth Fleenor and Kate Olson)
Michael Shrieve
Carla Torgenson
Robin Holcomb

Pigpen is:
Wayne Horvitz
Briggan Krauss
Mike Stone
Geoff Harper

Monday, February 29, 2016

Sarah Manning’s Underworld Alchemy/ Bubbles & Bananas: a coupla talkin baby unicorns

7:30pm

Sarah Manning’s Underworld Alchemy
Sarah Manning - alto saxophone, compositions
Briggan Krauss - electric guitar
Evan Flory-Barnes - bass
Dave Abramson - drums

Silver alto and electric guitar becomes a green lion that devours the sun. Electric bass to agitate and ignite. Drums and percussion to stir, rumble and clank like a furnace in a subterranean laboratory. The secret of alchemy is mastery of the illusion. We’ll take you somewhere in the dark – and leave you to find the way out.

“Not only is Sarah Manning a fearless and intense player, she’s a fearless and intense composer...Restless, irrepressible, unafraid and unfailingly terse…” — Lucid Culture
www.sarahmanningmusic.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.

The Salute Sessions (Salute to Monk)

10:00pm (Lounge)

A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters.

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 at 5:00pm.
Happy Hour Monday through Friday 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.