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Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue.
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August 1

First Light: Happy Birthday and Bon Voyage to Dawn Clement
August 2

Seattle Saxophone Institute Student Showcase

A Very Whateverly Maritime Showcase
August 3

August 4

The nu Trio

Bombazo V. Garifunazo
August 5

Stuart MacDonald Recital

MAE.SUN // SmackTalk
August 6

Rolling Blackouts
August 7

Monty Banks
August 8

Earshot Jazz Presents: Makaya McCraven
August 9

Ron Artis // Gypsy Temple
August 10

6th Annual Columbia City Blues Festival: West Side Soul
August 11

6th Annual Columbia City Blues Festival: Duffy Bishop
August 12

6th Annual Columbia City Blues Festival - Part of Columbia City Beatwalk
August 13

Rolling Blackouts
August 14

Cascadia Big Band
August 15

The Elnah Jordan Experience
August 16

Great Women of Country Tribute Series: The Music of Bonnie Raitt & Emmy Lou Harris
August 17

Jazz Ed

Mike Dillon Band // Zony Mash
August 18

Kathy Moore, Sera Cahoone and Alex Guy play PJ Harvey//Betsy Olson
August 19

August 20

Rolling Blackouts
August 21

Rochelle House with Andy Coe and Evan Flory-Barnes

Jim Page, Jessica Lurie, and friends
August 22

Dangerknife
August 23

August 24

Jazz Night School
August 25

Nancy Erickson CD Release Party

DeChelle Monet
August 26

The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble

The Ten Man Brass Band
August 27

Rolling Blackouts
August 28

Isak Gaines/Jack Swiggett Duo

Dangerknife
August 29

Rompin' at The Royal Room

Express Yourself
August 30

Dylan Hayes Big Band featuring music by the Jim Knapp Orchestra
August 31

Johnaye Kendrick Flying CD Release

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

First Light: Happy Birthday and Bon Voyage to Dawn Clement

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

A beloved member of Seattle's jazz community for over 20 years, Dawn Clement is leaving us! She also turns 40 this year, which is cause for a party! Join friends and family in celebrating Dawn with a night of music at the Royal Room.

With Special Guests: Tarik Abouzied | Igor Abuladze | John Bishop | Ryan Burns | Geoff Cooke | Geoff Harper | Wayne Horvitz | Johnaye Kendrick | DVonne Lewis | Thomas Marriott | Jose Martinez | Kate Olson | Chris Symer | Mark Taylor | Hans Teuber | Byron Vannoy | Eric Verlinde |

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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Seattle Saxophone Institute Student Showcase

6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm

The Seattle Saxophone Institute is a one-of-a-kind camp. We offer four days of immersion in saxophone study for beginning through advanced high school students. Whether you are interested in jazz, classical, or modern improvisation, our camp is designed to give saxophonists of all levels of ability the chance to connect with like-minded students and faculty.
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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.

A Very Whateverly Maritime Showcase

8:00pm | Doors at 7:45pm

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

The Whateverly Brothers present “A Very Whateverly Maritime Showcase” with special guests The Drunken Maidens. Showtime will be Thursday August 2, 2018, 8pm at the Royal Room in Columbia City.

Starting as a maritime music group, The Whateverly Brothers soon followed their wide interests and backgrounds into many styles and genres. Dan Roberts, Chris Glanister and Rob Kneisler, all seasoned folk music collectors, performers, and multi-instrumentalists, have delighted audiences with their varying repertoire, shimmering harmonies, striking arrangements, and offbeat humor.
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The Drunken Maidens, an all-female acoustic band, specialize in tight vocal harmonies which are inspired by performers such as Sweet Honey in the Rock, Mediaeval Baebes, Great Big Sea & the Wailin’ Jennys. In addition to their voices, the band incorporates guitar, fiddle, mandolin, whistles, mountain dulcimer and percussion. Threads from traditional ballads, shanties, old-time and bluegrass, fiddle tunes and early music are woven together to produce a colorful and varied blend of British and American music, old and new.
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For one very special night and for the first time ever, these two longstanding and widely acclaimed groups will mix and match in a variety ways to explore songs from the maritime traditions and beyond.

The music starts at 8pm, Thursday August 2, 2018 at the Royal Room in Columbia City. With permanent backline, recording and video, a grand piano and a generous stage, the Royal Room has been designed to serve the musicians and artists who will be performing. The restaurant and bar has a comfortable neighborhood feel that welcomes patrons of all ages and varied tastes.

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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, August 3, 2018

JazzED

6:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

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

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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Brass Monkeys - Beastie Boys Tribute

9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm

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

Brass Monkeys are the closest you can get to experiencing a live Beastie Boys performance. Based in Seattle and comprised of professional musicians, the Brass Monkeys recreate the look and feel of the Beastie Boys as their three MC's rap over a mix of the original backing tracks and a live band (guitar, drums, bass). Audiences everywhere continue to fight for their right to party and have no sleep until last call alongside the Brass Monkeys.

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

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The nu Trio

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

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

Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue.

Nathan Breedlove is back for an intimate evening at the Royal Room, featuring Brian Kirk and Phil Sparks.

Nathan Breedlove is a twice Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter and composer. He is a former member of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, David Murray Octet, Jemeel Moondoc Quintet, Denis Charles IVtet and the legendary Skatalites. A veteran of the NYC and Paris jazz scenes, Nathan brings to the Royal Room a lifetime of experiences gained by his association with many legendary figures in creative music. Now living in Seattle, his latest CD release 'Captain of the Light Brigade' showcases his deep Memphis roots.

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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.

Bombazo V. Garifunazo with Grupo Bayano, Hagucha Garinagu, and DJ Garifuna

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue.

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

This friendly competition between two traditional performing groups will be followed by DJ music from the Caribbean.

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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, August 5, 2018

Stuart MacDonald Recital

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm



Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

MAE.SUN // SmackTalk

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue.

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

MAE.SUN is a band formed by saxophonist, vocalist and composer, Hailey Niswanger. Their debut album, Vol. 1: Inter-be, was released on November 3rd, 2017. MAE.SUN’s eclectic sonic palette ranges from contemporary jazz and world music, to soulful funk and neo-soul. Meant to be digested in one sitting, Vol. 1: Inter-be takes listeners on an immersive, genre-bending journey rooted in the hope for universal harmony. This music is for the world, honoring and influenced by the interdependent nature of reality.

MAE.SUN features Hailey Niswanger on soprano saxophone, vocals, and all compositions, Nikara Warren on vibraphone, Andrew Renfroe on guitar, Axel Laugart on keys, Aaron Liao on bass, and David Frazier Jr. on drums. Niswanger has released 3 previous albums as a leader; was featured in the Wall Street Journal, on NPR, and listed in the Downbeat Magazine critics poll in the rising star category for alto and soprano saxophone for the past 5 consecutive years. She has performed with Esperanza Spalding, Mike Clark, and Terri Lyne Carrington, among many others. Warren has participated in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program; has shared the stage with her grandfather Kenny Barron, vocalist Charenee Wade, and Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts; as well as composes and leads her own group. Laugart released his self-titled album in 2016 and has performed with the Afro Cuban All Stars, Teresa Garcia Caturla, George Clinton, Steve Gadd, Pino Paladino, Pedrito Martinez, and many more. Renfroe has performed with many jazz and contemporary artists including, Carmen Lundy, Terrace Martin, and Nat Reeves. Liao has also performed with Patrice Rushen, Valerie Simpson, Terrence Blanchard, Antonio Sanchez, and more, and is a member of alternative experimental pop group Iris Lune. Frazier actively performs with Gabriel Garzón-Montano and SZA. MAE.SUN is based in New York City, and has performed at National Sawdust as part of The Revolution series and ‘We Are Here’ benefit concert, Club Bonafide, Williamsburg Music Center, and Nublu Classic.

Personell:
Hailey Niswanger - Sax / Vocals
Nikara Warren - Vibes
Peter Knudsen - Guitar
Ben Darwish - Keys
Aaron Liao - Bass
D'vonne Lewis - Drums

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SmackTalk is a Seattle based group comprised of three (yes three!) raucous saxophones. Their original compositions will titillate your senses with music across a variety of genres. References to John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Ornette Coleman amidst a whirly sea of saxophone harmonies, fluttery keyboard melodies and tricky drum beats is just another day in the life of SmackTalk.
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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, August 6, 2018

The Rolling Blackouts

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

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

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

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

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

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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

The Salute Sessions

9:30pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Monty Banks

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Monty Banks is an authentic professional, experienced, award winning singer, pianist, bandleader, and entertainer. His musical style is an entertaining mix of Rat Pack Era Swing, Traditional Jazz, and New Orleans R&B.

Monty lives in Seattle every summer (June, July, August, September), and in New Orleans the rest of the year (October through May).

Staying in Seattle every summer allows him to spend time with friends and family, as well as playing music for private functions and wedding receptions, with additional public appearances. Recent and upcoming venues include the Sorrento Hotel, The Pink Door, Vito’s, The Royal Room, and the Seattle Space Needle.
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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Wayne Horvitz trio featuring Geoff Harper

10:00pm (Lounge)

Wayne Horvitz plays jazz standards and original compositions - with bassist Geoff Harper and drummer Mike Gebhart.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Earshot Jazz Presents: Makaya McCraven

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults $18, Earshot members & seniors $16, Students & veterans/military $10
Tickets available from Earshot Tickets

Chicago drummer, producer, and "beat-scientist" Makaya McCraven breaks down the divisions between free-jazz and hip-hop. In a new era of genre-bending music, McCraven pushes the boundaries of sound and rhythm to create categories of his own. Layering his extensive experience with hip hop bands, African dance bands, Hungarian folk music, and indie rock on top of a deep history of “straight ahead” jazz, improvisation, and the avant-garde with beats, sampling, and electronics, McCraven creates a unique self expression.

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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.

Express Yourself

10:00pm (Lounge)

Come down to Columbia City every Wednesday for Express Yourself - Seattle's neo-soul, jazz, and hip-hop jam. All are welcome to bring whatever talents (we mean whatever!!) they want to share. Featuring house band of Rob Granfelt , Andrew Morrill, Robert Melnyk, Andrew Melnyk , and Craig Cinderich hosted by Keosha Fredericks.



No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Ron Artis II // Gypsy Temple

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue.

To say that Ron Artis II plays music from his heart and soul would be a bit of understatement. With his family upbringing and incredible early success, you may even say it has been pre-ordained.

While developing his multi-instrumental prowess playing in the Artis Family Band, Ron quickly took to piano and guitar as his main modes of expression. His mastery of both—in addition to numerous other instruments—quickly made evident that he was special. As he got older and played more around Oahu, others quickly recognized his gifts as well. Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Jack Johnson, Jake Shimabukuro and many others recognized the incredible talent that was taking root on their isolated island paradise. Ron has gone on to play with all of them and more across Hawaii’s most prestigious venues with his own band that he put together (featuring brother Stevon on drums) aptly called, "The Truth."

Those opportunities led to more exposure to artists from the mainland who, while they were touring the islands, all immediately recognized the unique talent they were witnessing. Booker T Jones, Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) and G Love all invited (and in some cases demanded) Ron to collaborate and encouraged him to share his music with the broader world. This support aligned perfectly with Ron's vision for his music: "To me, music is about giving. When I'm performing, I let go of everything. I look out into an audience and feel: 'What do they need right now?' We as artists have been given a gift and gifts are meant to be shared."
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Cameron Miles Lavi-Jones – Lead Vocals & Guitar
Hamon Milaninia – Bass & Vocals
Kai Hill – Drums
Cory Cavazos – Cello
Evan Lorbiecki – Alto Sax & Vocals
Anton Bingham – Tenor Sax
Nate Thomsen – Trumpet & Vocals

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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, August 10, 2018

6th Annual Columbia City Blues Festival - West Side Soul

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

The theme for the 6th Annual Columbia City Blues Festival is West Side Soul. Celebrating Delmark Records and the legacies of Magic Sam, Junior Wells, and Buddy Guy.

“& The Blues” The music of Amy Winehouse, Charles Mingus and Jack White

"& The Blues" Celebrates the works of musicians not traditionally described as blues artists, but who still contributed a lasting impact to blues music. This year's "& The Blues" features the works of Amy Winehouse, Charles Mingus and Jack White.

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018

6th Annual Columbia City Blues Festival: Duffy Bishop

8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

“She’s dangerous!” - Bo Diddley on Duffy Bishop.

Duffy Bishop is a force of nature. A powerful blues blaster, a sultry soul singer, a presence who connects with her audience in a deeply personal way be it in an intimate club or huge festival.

“Her band went on first and did a tune. Duffy watched from the back of the theater. The band struck up another tune and all of a sudden, this huge beautiful voice came out of nowhere. She was walking up the aisle, mic in hand, tall and glamorous, dressed to the nines, singing and greeting the members of the audience. By the time she got to the stage they were cheering...they were hers and she was theirs.” – Tom D’Antoni, Oregon Music News.
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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, August 12, 2018

6th Annual Columbia City Blues Festival: Part of Columbia City Beatwalk

7:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm

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

Mrs. Phelps opens the show at 5:30 PM.

“& The Blues” The music of Amy Winehouse, Charles Mingus and Jack White

"& The Blues" Celebrates the works of musicians not traditionally described as blues artists, but who still contributed a lasting impact to blues music. This year's "& The Blues" features the works of Amy Winehouse, Charles Mingus and Jack White.
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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Rolling Blackouts

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

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

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

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

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

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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

The Salute Sessions

9:30pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Cascadia Big Band

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Cascadia Big Band is a 17 piece community jazz big band comprised of serious musicians from the Seattle area. The type of music they play consists of post-swing era Big Band music with great instrumentals and some dance and vocal tunes (featuring big band music of Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland Big Band, etc.)
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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Wayne Horvitz trio featuring Geoff Harper

10:00pm (Lounge)

Wayne Horvitz plays jazz standards and original compositions - with bassist Geoff Harper and drummer Mike Gebhart.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Elnah Jordan Experience

7:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

Elnah Jordan, a well seasoned performer and vocalist, commenced her career in the streets of San Francisco. Her transition from a street performer to the clubs was expeditious to say the least. San Francisco loved her and rewarded her with a nomination and placement as 1983 Jazz Vocalist of the year.

Paul Richardson – keyboards
Steve Banks – drums
Micheal Eads – guitar
Douglas Barrnet Jr. – bass

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

Express Yourself

10:00pm (Lounge)

Come down to Columbia City every Wednesday for Express Yourself - Seattle's neo-soul, jazz, and hip-hop jam. All are welcome to bring whatever talents (we mean whatever!!) they want to share. Featuring house band of Rob Granfelt , Andrew Morrill, Robert Melnyk, Andrew Melnyk , and Craig Cinderich hosted by Keosha Fredericks.



No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Great Women of Country Tribute Series: The Music of Bonnie Raitt & Emmy Lou Harris

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

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

Featuring:
Stephanie Ann Johnson
Kara Hesse
Sarah Gerritsen
Sue Quigley
Nancy K. Dillon
Samantha Lynn
Elise Suttie
Melissa Montalto


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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, August 17, 2018

JazzED

4:00pm | Doors at 3:30pm

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

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

Mike Dillon Band // Zony Mash

Early Show: 7:30pm | Doors 6:30pm
Late Show: 10:00pm | Doors at 9:45pm

Tickets: $15 adv/$20 dos
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How many artists have been praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary,” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? There’s only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Primus, Rickie Lee Jones, and Ani Difranco, or collaborations such as Nolatet, Garage a Trois, The Dead Kenny G's, Critters Buggin or bands he has led, including Mike Dillon Band, Mike Dillon's New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium, Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now. Over the past decade, Mike Dillon has released a number of acclaimed albums, intertwining a range of influences from Zappa-esque eccentricity to Fishbone punk funk, D.C. Go-Go to Milt Jackson-influenced vibraphone majesty.

The current version of the Mike Dillon Band features Bassist Nathan Lambertson and Drummer Brendan Bull.
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Zony Mash made their debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the band developed their sounds with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you´ll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties-style psychedelic rock, blues, funk, New Orleans and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space.

Featuring: Tim Young, Wayne Horvitz, Andy Roth, Keith Lowe

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

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Kathy Moore, Sera Cahoone and Alex Guy play PJ Harvey // Betsy Olson Band

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

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

Betsy Olson Band opens the show.

During the alternative rock explosion, several female singer/songwriters rose to prominence, but few have proved as distinctive or as widely praised as Polly Jean Harvey. Over the course of her career, Harvey established herself as one of the most individual and influential songwriters of her era, exploring themes of sex, love, and religion with unnerving honesty, dark humor, and a twisted theatricality.

Kathy Moore- For nearly two decades, Seattle guitarist Kathy Moore has been a go-to guitarist with her talents ranging from rock to funk to jazz and country. She is currently a member of the bands The Guessing Game and Satchel and has also performed with the likes of Thaddeus Turner (Maktub), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam, Mad Season, Flight To Mars), the band Brad, Kim Virant, Everclear, Mark Siano’s Soft Rock Kid and the all-girl Black Sabbath tribute band Bloody Sabbath.

Sera Cahoone- Sera Cahoone is a long way from home. Growing up the daughter of a dynamite salesman in the Colorado foothills, she got her start on the drums at 11. A year later, her skills had become so promising, her mom started taking her to dive bars to sit in with the scruffy old bluesmen. By the time she even picked up a guitar, she had been so shaped by these things – the dynamite, the blues, the woods and the hills – it’s no surprise she went on to earn a reputation as one of the strongest songwriters in Seattle’s ever-vibrant Americana scene.

Alex Guy- Violinist, Violist, Composer and Songwriter Alex Guy is the leader and composer for Led To Sea, a magnetic chamber-pop ensemble that fuses classical, pop and experimental music. Her live show has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, and draws comparisons to St. Vincent and Andrew Byrd. As a musician Alex has performed and collaborated with a virtual whose who of bandleaders, composers, improvisers and jazz musicians in the Pacific NW and beyond. Notable collaborators include Jherek Bischoff, Laura Veirs, Sera Cahoone, Ahamefule Olou, Tucker Martine, Wayne Horvitz, The Seattle Rock Orchestra, Mirah, Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, Paranthetical Girls and many more.

Betsy Olson Band: Betsy Olson is a Seattle based blues/rock musician pulling influences from Led Zeppelin, Bonnie Raitt and Jimi Hendrix. Her band features Sera Cahoone on drums, Rebecca Young on bass and Moe Provencher on rhythm guitar and harmonica.

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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, August 19, 2018

Sweeter Than the Day // Robin Holcomb Band

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $15 adv/$18 dos
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“Attempt to define her music if you care to, but Robin Holcomb has defied strict categorizations since her emergence on New York’s downtown scene, more than thirty years ago. Now living in the Pacific Northwest, this fascinatingly eclectic pianist, composer, and singer has few qualms about mingling folk, jazz, chamber music, and points between and beyond in arresting original music.”
— The New Yorker, March 2017

Formed in 1999, Sweeter Than the Day began simply as the acoustic incarnation of Zony Mash. The band played a series of weekly shows at Seattle’s Baltic Room (curated by Reggie Watts), and quickly became Wayne Horvitz’s first piano-based ensemble in over 10 years, and one of Wayne’s longest-running groups, as well as one of his favorites. Despite the shared personnel, the ensemble is quite distinct from the electric Zony Mash and the repertoire is almost entirely different. The band has toured throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Sweeter Than the Day also presents double bills with Robin Holcomb, where it serves as Robin’s backup band.

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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, August 20, 2018

The Rolling Blackouts (Lounge)

7:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

The Salute Sessions

9:30pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Rochelle House with Andy Coe and Evan Flory-Barnes

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

It is with deep empathy and a singularly unique passion that Rochelle House displays her vocal quality and original compositions. She has a way of grabbing you, the audience/listener, and pulling you into the moment of that exact moment, HER moment in whatever tune she is singing. Even with her cover of instrumental tunes, one gets the sense that she is feeling the music’s message all the way to her core. Rochelle with Evan Flory-Barnes and Andy Coe, this is the core of the New House Orchestra.

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

Jim Page, Jessica Lurie, and friends

10:00pm (Lounge)



No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Dangerknife

7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm

Dangerknife is made up by Nico Sophiea (of somesurprises) and Darb Aduor with special guests often sitting in. Focusing primarily on providing lightly structured soundtracks for silent and/or short films in a live setting. Please join us in the lounge for an evening that is sure to boggle the minds of venture capitalists.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

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Express Yourself

10:00pm (Lounge)

Come down to Columbia City every Wednesday for Express Yourself - Seattle's neo-soul, jazz, and hip-hop jam. All are welcome to bring whatever talents (we mean whatever!!) they want to share. Featuring house band of Rob Granfelt , Andrew Morrill, Robert Melnyk, Andrew Melnyk , and Craig Cinderich hosted by Keosha Fredericks.



No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Jazz Night School

7:00pm | 6:30pm doors

Featuring various small ensembles

Jazz Night School is Seattle's largest all-ages jazz education organization. Based in South Seattle, Jazz Night School provides high-quality individual and group jazz instruction in a supportive environment for aspiring musicians of all ages and abilities. Jazz Night School is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes jazz as a living, cultural American art form.

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Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Nancy Erickson CD Release Party

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Tickets $15 adv/dos
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Nancy Erickson has been bringing her rich, melodic vocals to the Pacific Northwest Jazz scene for over 3 decades. Hailed as “one of our best contemporary singers – full of feeling, wit… and a thoroughly winning originality” (Michael Steinman – Jazz Lives), Nancy is releasing her third CD as a solo artist. On August 25th Nancy will bring her music and fellow musicians to the Royal Room for the CD release of “Nancy Erickson – Here and Now”. This album was recorded live by Jim Wilke (Jazz Northwest – KNKX) at North City Bistro in Shoreline and includes unique arrangements of jazz standards (Honeysuckle Rose, Hot House, Night in Tunisia), some non-jazz tunes (Sting’s ‘Fragile’), and an original piece written by Nancy Erickson & Darin Clendenin. “Here and Now” features the musical skills of the 200 Trio (Greg Feingold, Cole Schuster, Max Holmberg) and Alex Dugdale. Nancy is looking forward to debuting her new music as well as some surprises for this early evening event!

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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.

DeChelle Monet

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos
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Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue.

DeChelle Monet has been making quite the name for herself in the Seattle music scene. From performing with local bands, to hosting a popular weekly open mic, she has commanded to be heard in the subtlest way. Her self-described shy nature can lead one to believe that she couldn’t possibly possess the powerful voice that lives within. Then that magical moment happens. She captivates her audience with a voice that can be described as strong, soulful, smooth & sweet. Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker & Whitney Houston are just a few of DeChelle’s musical influences.

She most recently caught the ear of The Allen Stone band and was given an opportunity to share the stage with them, performing a heart-warming duet. A church-reared, Eastern Washington native as well, she felt right at home alongside Stone. DeChelle is certainly on her way to catching the world’s attention as well, with a long fulfilling career. Watching her on this journey is well worth it.
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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, August 26, 2018

Full Circle Jazz Ensemble

5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm

Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos
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Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue.

The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble is 10-piece band that through great arranging and musicianship has a full orchestral quality with a bold and dynamic sound. Featuring the best of the best entertainers, and known for exciting arrangements, this band is focused on the authentic sound and passion of the great American Songbook.

Conveying great jazz from the 1930s through the mid-60s, with a modern energy, while respecting the authenticity and edge in which the music was created. A band that can bring the music “full circle” with a presence and appeal that reaches out to audiences of all ages.

The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble’s primary arranger is famed Arranger/ Pianist Bob Hammer, who had a major hand in the American Jazz Scene for over sixty years. Bob arranged and played for legends such as Charles Mingus (Mingus referred to Bob as his, “Beethoven”), Clark Terry, Elvin Jones, Johnny Hartman, Woody Herman, Roy Eldridge, Gene Krupa, and Lionel Hampton.

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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 Ten Man Brass Band

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm


The Ten Man Brass Band has been filling the streets and festivals of Seattle with powerful all acoustic brass music since 2011. In the tradition of the Youngblood Brass Band, this young and energetic group of musicians mix the genres of New Orleans, jazz, pop, funk, Latin, Balkan, and electronica. They have become a regular feature at the Northwest Folklife Festival, Capitol Hill Block Party, and HONK! Fest West. They have toured Northern California and Oregon and aim to create a dance party wherever they land.
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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, August 27, 2018

The Rolling Blackouts (Lounge)

7:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

The Salute Sessions

9:30pm (Lounge)

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

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Isak Gaines/Jack Swiggett Duo

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Saxophonist and composer Isak Gaines reunites with pianist Jack Swiggett for an evening of duo. Now in their 10th year of performing together, the two blend a wide variety of genres, ranging from jazz to neo-classical to popular music, always with an element of improvisation.

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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.

Dangerknife

10:00pm (Lounge)

Dangerknife is made up by Nico Sophiea (of somesurprises) and Darb Aduor with special guests often sitting in. Focusing primarily on providing lightly structured soundtracks for silent and/or short films in a live setting. Please join us in the lounge for an evening that is sure to boggle the minds of venture capitalists.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Rompin’ at the Royal Room: South Seattle Summer Boogaloo, ft. The Crying Shame, The Jukehouse Hounds & Pineola

7:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

$10 GA/ $5 Kids (at door only)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Crying Shame: With witty lyrics and a gritty gothic folk vibe, this six-piece feels so comfortable on stage that they turn every room into a living room. Each person is a particular ingredient, and they somehow make up this delicious sauce, but one where you can’t identify any particular flavors. You just know it’s good. No matter if you like country, rock, or folk music, their songs are super accessible.

Arlan Lackie - Acoustic guitar, vocal, harp
Lucile - Vocals, tambourine
Eric Woodruff - Electric guitar
Teo Benson - Violin
Eric Peters - Drums
Jesse Harmonson - Bass

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The Jukehouse Hounds are just that… American roots music professionals-for-lifers who have banded together, to do it together their way, the RIGHT way — always musical, always fun, always exciting, and always engaging their audience. Dancin’, laughin’, swingin’, and howlin’ good times guaranteed.

Kelly Van Camp - drums, vocals, harmonica
Robert Lee Mitchell - keys, vocals
Keith Lowe - bass, vocals
Johnny Sangster - guitar, vocals

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Pineola is Americana; a melting pot of Country, R&B, Rock, and Folk. The five-piece band hails from Seattle, WA, but the members are all transplants from small American towns. They bring the Gulf Coast to the Pacific Coast, the Blue Mountains to the Olympic Range, the longleaf pine to the ponderosa.

Leslie Braly - acoustic guitar, vocals
John Owen - guitar, vocals
Josh Woods - bass, vocals
Dirk Lebsack - drums, vocals
Ed Brooks - pedal steel

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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.

Express Yourself

10:00pm (Lounge)

Come down to Columbia City every Wednesday for Express Yourself - Seattle's neo-soul, jazz, and hip-hop jam. All are welcome to bring whatever talents (we mean whatever!!) they want to share. Featuring house band of Rob Granfelt , Andrew Morrill, Robert Melnyk, Andrew Melnyk , and Craig Cinderich hosted by Keosha Fredericks.



No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Dylan Hayes Big Band featuring music by the Jim Knapp Orchestra

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Tickets: $13 GA / $10 students and military
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Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue.

Dylan Hayes is currently a student in his third year of jazz studies at Cornish College of the Arts. He is originally from San Fransisco and attended Marin School of the Arts. He is a jazz pianist and composer that has more recently been arranging jazz standards and originals for big band. He has taken private lessons with Dawn Clement and Chuck Deardorf at Cornish working primarily on solo piano, duo and trio arrangements of original compositions of his. During his second year, he studied with Jim Knapp, a well known big band composer in Seattle who inspired Dylan to put together his own big band. Dylan was inspired by Jim's theory book, where he learned the basics to jazz voice leading. Some other big band influences of Dylan's in the Seattle area are Dave Marriott's big band and SRJO, as well pulling inspiration from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson, Roy Hargrove Big Band, Phronesis, and the Steven Feifke Big Band.

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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, August 31, 2018

Johnaye Kendrick Flying CD Release

8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm


Vocalist, Composer and Professor Johnaye Kendrick returns to the Royal Room for her sophomore album release, Flying. a collection of originals, finely crafted arrangements, and MAGIC!

Johnaye is “not just a vocalist,” said legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath. “She is a complete musician with a beautiful instrument and open ears.”

With Kendrick’s sterling vocals, fantastic original compositions and bright, warm disposition she’s always sure to give an exciting and authentic performance.

Featuring Bill Anschell (piano), Chris Symer (bass), and D’Vonne Lewis (drums)

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

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