Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Nicole Rinne Debuts at the Royal Room

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nicole Rinne debuts at the Royal Room for her first solo performance, featuring: Ed Weber on piano, Douglas Barnett on bass, Steve Banks on drums, and Cliff Colon on saxophone. Nicole has been mentored by local jazz singer/songwriter Barbie Anaka since the age of 6. Now, she is 18 and a recent graduate of Seattle Academy where she was a member of the school's advanced jazz choir, the Onions. Nicole has sung with the group in festivals and competitions, receiving top awards for both group and solo vocal performances. Her experience includes performances at venues throughout Seattle, including the ACT Theatre, Jazz Alley, The Triple Door and Salty's on Alki. She was also a finalist in the Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist competition.

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

Royal Room Rockeroke, Hosted by Grace Love

9:00pm

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

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

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

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Royal Ramble ft. The Jelly Rollers and Red Sun Revue

8:00pm

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

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

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

Red Sun Revue: Brought together by our love of late ‘60s & early ‘70s rock and roll in April of 2013, Red Sun Revue has put together a set of songs that mixes originals with some well-known and lesser known covers by the Rollings Stones, Humble Pie, Free, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and others. We want to bring back the blues-based, soul, r&b, twangy, rock'n'roll of that time while breathing a bit of our own flavor in as we go.

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, July 3, 2015

Pre-4th Groovalicious!

8:00pm

Bring in your July 4th weekend with DJ beats and grooves from Seattle’s finest!

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, July 4, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Wine Tasting

6:00pm

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

$15 per person, includes light appetizer.

FADE/Yaarow/Bad Luck

8:00pm

Yaarow is a Hummus Rock outfit comprised of current and former Berklee College of Music students whose unique sound has been making waves in the Boston music scene. With a sonic palette somewhere between Kneebody, Soundgarden, Gruvis Malt, and Radiohead, Guitarist/Singer/Composer Noaa Rienecker's fiery and nuanced arrangements demand attention while delivering grooves of bone-shattering periodicity and primal touch. The music is brought to visceral reality through Bassist Jonny Chapman (a sub-tectonic incarnation of Geddy Lee), Tenor player Storm D'Angelo, the only Saxophonist ever to be expelled from Hell, Keyboardist Danae Greenfield, a magic elf-being with trans-dimensional ears and a 0% tolerance for bullshit, and the illustrious, ever-versatile Clemens "Lemons" Grassmann, 19.6th Emperor of Germany, on Drums.

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Low Tones

10:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)

Some of Seattle's freakiest groovers meet live beats and samples for a night of improvised Trip hop and Acid jazz. Psychedelic lights, a full dance floor, big beats and smooth improvisations. Featuring Tim Kennedy (keys), Tristan Gianola (guitars), Spekulation (MC) and EarDr.Umz (samples/turntables).

With special guests Christa Wells (vox), SmaR-T JoneS/ Jamil Suleman/ Perry Porter & Cid/ Araless (guest MC), Steven O'Brien (trumpet), Beth Fleenor (clarinet/vox), Jamie Paulson (trombone), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), Alex Guy (viola), Stebmo (trombone) and more!
Visuals by Brad Rouda and Mack Fisher.

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, July 10, 2015

En Canto/ Anokye Agofomma

9:00pm

Tickets:$10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

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

Agofomma - Pan African
Master Drummer Yaw Amponsah with his articulate Pan African band of musicians and dancers will bring you an experience that ranges from the deep traditional Sacred Royal Court rhythms of Ghana to the Pan African dances and party music of Ghana, Benin and Togo. The deep passion and integrity of this music will stir your soul and beckon you to the dance floor.

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, July 11, 2015

New Radios/ Klozd Sirkut

10:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)

New Radios is a groovy funk construct of original songs based on a young, troubled youth trying to find his way in the world, featuring Michael Stegner, Keith Lowe, Skerik, Wayne Horvitz and Byron Vannoy.

Klozd Sirkut is an action packed group of four well seasoned funk musicians, harnessing the latest advances in music technology to it’s fullest potential. Their evolutionary hybrid sound is derived from a vast pallet of influences ranging from Funk, Jazz, Rock, Soul to World-Beat all blended together with a heavy dose of ‘EDM’

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, July 12, 2015

BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT MEET UP #3

3:00pm - 5:30pm

Beatwalk Youth Initiative

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Columbia City BeatWalk: Diop/Skerik/Horvitz/Barnes

8:00pm

BeatWalk is a monthly music festival featuring live music at multiple venues in Columbia City every second Sunday from June through October. BeatWalk always features a diverse line-up of first-rate, local musicians hosted by neighborhood businesses for audiences of all ages. Since 1994 BeatWalk has brought music lovers together for a fun and safe night out on the town!

Trance-endental grooves! Featuring
Thione Diop-percussion
Skerik-Saxophone and Electronics
Evan-Flory Barnes-bass
Wayne Horvitz-synthesizers and laptop.

BeatWalk is always FREE to all attendees. The Royal Room is all ages until 10:00pm.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Josh Deutsch & Nico Soffiato's 2x3 Series

8:00pm

"Trumpeter Josh Deutsch and guitarist Nico Soffiato take an invigorating approach to melody an harmony on their second outing, Reverse Angle, displaying an impressive command of diverse styles and textures...Through solid arrangements, bold colors and excellent harmonic balance, Deutsch and Soffiato make Reverse Angle truly memorable". – T. Holmes, The New York City Jazz Record

Tonight features three duos:
Josh Deutsch / Nico Soffiato
Evan Flory-Barnes / Andy Coe
Wayne Horvitz / Alex Guy

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, July 14, 2015

The Tuttles with John Mailander (Main Stage)

7:00pm
Authentic bluegrass & roots music from the next generation!

The next generation of bluegrass is here: The Tuttles with John Mailander! This young, super talented band is composed of singers and multi-instrumentalists who have been playing music since they were barely old enough to hold a pick. The band has received numerous awards: Best Band for three years from The Northern California Bluegrass Society; Molly Tuttle voted Best Guitarist & Best Vocalist, Michael Tuttle twice voted the Best Mandolin Player, and Jack Tuttle the Best Fiddler. This band receives standing ovations wherever they play because of their youthful, vibrant performances of old traditional tunes and tasteful new originals. Molly Tuttle has performed on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, the Grand Ole Opry, San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and is scheduled for the next Newport Folk Festival. She'll also be on the cover of the next Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. The rest of the band is equally amazing in their instrumental wizardry!

The Tuttle's Website

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

Delvon Lamarr Trio (Lounge)

10:00pm

Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Colin Higgins - 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, July 15, 2015

Madeline Tasquin Trading Company/ Jessica Lurie, Kate Olson, Siegel and special guests.

8:00pm

Singing in both English and French, Canadian-Californian songcrafter and multi-instrumentalist Madeline Tasquin weaves nimbly from jazz-tinged folk to odd-meter soul, from twisted pop ballad to delicately dark fairy-tale, delivering it all with a radiant stage presence. Raised in Quesnel, British Columbia by her opera singer mother and Austrian gold-miner father, Tasquin began playing the piano as soon as she could reach the keys and developed her acute sense of harmony by singing on long car trips as a child with her mother and two younger sisters. In her teenagehood, art rock bands Primus and Mr.Bungle played on repeat alongside Rachmaninoff, Satie and Chopin. After completing a degree in Architecture in Sydney Australia, she returned to her musical roots upon relocating to Berkeley in 2006 and has since added the concert ukulele and guitar to her quiver, next to her first love, the piano. Madeline Tasquin Trading Co. is Madeline Tasquin (vocals, piano, ukulele, guitar), Justin Rock (guitar, vocals), Giulio Cetto (bass, vocals), and Wolf Quigg (drums, banjo, vocals).

Opening the evening, Full Fathom Five brings together some of Seattle's brightest lights in expansive jazz. Brooklyn-based saxophonist Jessica Lurie (Tiptons Sax Quartet, Living Daylights) has called on inspiring musical co-conspirators Kate Olson (soprano sax) and Naomi Siegel (trombone) of Syrinx Effect, and the unstoppable rhythm section of Industrial Revelation featuring Evan Flory-Barnes (bass) and D'Vonne Lewis (drums). Together they will joining forces in a new, dynamic collaboration as composers and improvisers, highlighting individual compositions as well as a healthy dose of groove heavy improv and yet uncharted sonic depths. Not to be missed!

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, July 16, 2015

Cornish Jazz Camp Faculty


Featuring Matt Wilson, drums; Donnie McCaslin, saxophone; Dawn Clement, piano; Jay Thomas, trumpet/sax; Chuck Deardorf, bass

Michael Blake's Wild Blue Yonder

8:00pm

Cornish Jazz Camp Faculty
Featuring Matt Wilson, drums; Donnie McCaslin, saxophone; Dawn Clement, piano; Jay Thomas, trumpet/sax; Chuck Deardorf, bass.

Michael Blake's Wild Blue Yonder
While forging a prolific solo career the composer and saxophonist Michael Blake has also played a major role in the bands of John Lurie, Ben Allison and Steven Bernstein. His latest album Tiddy Boom (Sunnyside Records) received rave reviews and topped the year end 'Best Jazz of 2014' lists. Wild Blue Yonder is a new project featuring Wayne Horvitz and Dylan van der Schyff that explores layers of sound that have virtually no bounds.

Michael Blake's Website

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

Friday, July 17, 2015

Seattle JazzED

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

Seattle JazzED empowers students of all skill levels and backgrounds to realize their full potential through exceptional music education.

Seattle JazzED offers year round music programs including big band ensembles, master classes, workshops and summer camps, and is known for innovative educational initiatives like the New Works Ensemble, the Girls Ellington Project and the Summer Jazz Ambassadors program.

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.

Skerik (Solo)/ Trimtab

8:00pm

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

The music of Trimtab is difficult to sum up in a simple phrase or genre. The band’s compositions are sonic portmanteaus that meld philosophical and architectural concepts with classical, jazz, Eastern Indian, African, and rock music styles.

The unpredictability and complexity of their compositions is magnetic, generating a seemingly new listening experience with each performance. Varied meters create hypnotic tensions. Abrasive chordal and percussive expression mixed with gentler melodies and intense dynamic changes creates a unique gravitational pull. Whether listening to the arc of a Trimtab album or just a single composition, a development from compression, to tension, to visual, to abstract, to the electrical is evidenced.

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.

Funky 2 Death

10:00pm

The Seamonter's notorious Friday night Funk band makes their debut at The Royal Room!
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)

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, July 18, 2015

Jazz Night School

4:00pm - 8:00pm (Doors open at 3:30pm)

The Georgetown Orbits and Jet City Soundsystem

9:00pm

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and upbeat Reggae. They have garnered much attention throughout the west coast as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004. They are joined today by Jet City Soundsystem.

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, July 19, 2015

Garfield Jazz Jam

6:00pm

Students and Alumni of Garfield High School perform a Jazz Jam open to the public.

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.

Monty Banks

8:00pm

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.

From the roots of Rock ‘N Roll, to the swingin’ good times of the Rat Pack Era, Monty’s adventures in music have taken him from New York City, to his native Seattle, to Las Vegas, to cuise ships, Indian Casinos, and now the city where jazz was born. “I love mixing the swingin’ sensibilities of Frank Sinatra, with the syncopating blues of Jelly Roll Morton, when combined with the upbeat, Creole boogie of Fats Domino,” he says. “That’s the right recipe for my kind of good times music!”

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

Monday, July 20, 2015

A Consecutive Sequence/ Chris McCarthy Collective/ Gus Carns Trio

7:30pm

Chris McCarthy is a pianist native to Seattle who is currently based in Boston. In Boston he regularly performs with artists such as Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Phil Grenadier, and Jason Palmer. Returning home for a few weeks, McCarthy's trio will play a set of the music of legendary jazz pianist and composer Cedar Walton.
He is joined by Max Wood on drums and Nate Parker on bass.
Chris McCarthy's Soundcloud

A Consecutive Sequence is the pursuit of drummer Dio Jean-Baptiste and alto saxophonist Bryan Lineberry’s urge to combine their appetites for good feelings and destruction with a spiritual cleansing. Jean-Baptiste takes heavy influence from EDM, hip-hop, math metal, and the avant-garde to become, as one musician described, a “freaky drummer.” Lineberry draws from the likes of John Coltrane and Archie Shepp with an emphasis on evolving sonic textures to leave a deep emotional impression.
A Consecutive Sequence's Soundcloud



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, July 21, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Piano Starts Here: James Booker, Professor Longhair, and Dr. John “In the Right Place: New Orleans Piano”

8:00pm

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

Piano Starts Here highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented jazz composers and pianists to ever tackle the instrument, hosted and curated by pianists Tim Kennedy and Wayne Horvitz. Each performance brings together Seattle’s finest contemporary pianists to perform compositions that showcase the featured performer’s work – the Royal Room brings together a who’s who of local piano talent to play the ongoing series, featuring pianists like Ryan Burns, Marc Seales, Dawn Clement, Sumi Tonooka, Gus Carnes, Aaron Othein, and Dave Peck, to name just a few.

The blend of roots, blues, zydeco, boogie woogie and jazz apparent in the compositions of all three of these musicians screams New Orleans, but Piano Starts Here takes you south in order to highlight the variance in style among these three Louisianan composers. The Night Tripper, Longhair and James “Black Liberace” Booker all see some action during Mardi Gras, but Piano Starts Here goes further and gives them the full attention that they deserve. Featuring Ryan Burns, Aaron Otheim, Tim Kennedy, Chris McCarthy and Anna Freedman.

Hosted by Tim Kennedy
Curated by Tim Kennedy and Wayne Horvitz

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, July 23, 2015

Brian & Rowena Vasquez

7:30pm

Tickets: $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Brian has been called many things, however, the one that comes up the most is "the Hawaiian Santana".
Mika'ele Partin of Hawaiian Pacific Radio comments about Brian: His unique style brings the music "alive" to your heart and soul. From his first CD, Hawaiian Sunday to his just release compilation, Kona Daze, you will be mesmerized by his music!
Brian’s music spans many generations and ethnic cultures. It is impossible to listen to his music and keep still. There is something about every song that will move each listener in one way or another. It is amazing how fast his fingers move when he does what the Hawaiians call “pa'ani”, which is an instrumental solo. Brian seems to think in music. It’s like the way most people “think” about what they want to say, then the words pour out of their mouths, with Brian, he seems to hear the music and then it pours through his fingers. It is really amazing to watch and experience personally.

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, July 24, 2015

Road to Athabasca Benefit Concert

6:00pm

Join us on July 24th for a benefit concert to support the cyclists of Road to Athabasca in their 1100-mile journey to the Alberta tar sands in August.

Featuring music by:
Phillip Renker Jones
Animals of Grace
Tobias the Owl


About The Road to Athabasca:
The Road to Athabasca is a group of storytellers, activists, and artists in Seattle, Washington that have committed to journey by bicycle to the tar sands in Alberta, Canada along the Trans Mountain pipeline this August 15-September 8th of this year.

We are biking this pilgrimage both as a personal, spiritual endeavor to understand ourselves within the reality of extreme energy extraction and as a strategic collective action to illuminate the tactics of the oil industry. To deepen the media impact of our journey, we are crafting a film with independent filmmaker Phil Walker, a lauded documentarian whose work has been featured on PBS, who is committed to traveling with us, documenting this journey, and crafting a film that will reach beyond into the larger public dialogue around oil dependency and renewable energy solutions.

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.

Electric Circus

10:00pm

Electric Circus remixes classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia.


April 19th, 2014 Electric Circus performs Electric Miles Davis


Featuring Geoff Harper (a. bass), 
Andy Stoller (e. bass), Andy Roth (drums), Ryan Burns (keys), 
Tristan Gianola (guitar), 
Kathy Moore (guitar), 
Alex Guy (Violin), 
Kate Olson (s. sax), 
Samantha Boshnack (trumpet), 
Greg Sinibaldi (b. sax), 
Skerik (t. sax), 
Thione Diop (percussion), Beth Fleenor (Clarinet/Vox), 
Wayne Horvitz (conduction, sampling, keys).

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, July 25, 2015

Ray Skjelberd's Yeti Chasers

5:00pm

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.

The Moonspinners

9:00pm

The Moonspinners play rock and roll gems straight out of a record hound’s desert island platter pack. Led by fresh faced Miss Annabella, The Moonspinners sound is a mix of hip shakin’ soul, girl group, French and Italian pop, 70’s punk, garage and lounge, with a bazillion twists and turns along the way. Their trick bag of originals also includes their own theme song! So, don’t miss The Moonspinners as they streak through the galaxy, leaving astonished dance floors in their wake.

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, July 26, 2015

Skerik (solo)/ Ask The Ages/ High Wired NoNet

8:00pm

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

Ask The Ages is a Seattle, Washington based avant-jazz band. Formed in 2010, the group includes: Greg Campbell (drums and percussion), Steven Bell (Vibraphone ), Brian Heaney (guitar), Kate Olson (sax/woodwinds) and John Seman (bass). Influences are Sonny Sharrock, Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders.

High Wired NoNet features Ryan Burns, organ and Jacques Willis, drums.

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

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bad Luck/ Enso/ Honey Noble

8:00pm

Enso is Gregg Belisle- Chi (guitar) and Brian Kinsella (piano) playing originals, arrangements, and covers inspired by the Jim Hall/Bill Evans duets.

Bad Luck is a 10-year collaboration between Seattle-based musicians Chris Icasiano on drums and Neil Welch on saxophone/electronics. ​Their melodies, improvisations and compositions are constructed from the ground up, creating a band sound much larger than the sum of its parts.

Honey Noble is a singer-songwriter project headed by pianist and vocalist Katie Jacobson. The group (which also includes Chris Icasiano on drums, Abbey Blackwell on bass, Gregg Belisle-Chi on guitar and Ivan Arteaga on clarinet) labels their music as "eccentric improvisitory folk," blending Jacobson's background as a jazz vocalist with her interest in storytelling and lyric writing. Jacobson's quiet melodies and clear vocals accentuate the poetic quality of her contemplative and honest lyrics, bringing the listener images of sweet coriander, flowers in a woman's hair, the black smoke of fire, and a dark starlit night spent on the sea. The songs are stories of memories we wish we had, dreams that haunt our waking lives, and a conflicted life that marries joy and pain almost indistinguishably.

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, July 28, 2015

Dollargirl/ Honeyville Rascals/ Mannequin BBQ

7:30pm

Dollargirl plays cinematic acoustic folk-pop in the vein of M. Ward and Iron & Wine. Writer Wesley K. Andrews and pianist Patrick McBride have written songs and recorded demos together for five years; this is their inaugural full-set public performance as Dollargirl.
Dollargirl's Soundcloud.

The Honeyville Rascals are a duo of male & female vocals and dueling ukuleles playing everything from vintage jazz, blues & Hawaiian to their own original tunes. Think Fats Waller meets Freddie Mercury and they go to a party with Billie Holiday. Get the picture?
EPK
Facebook

Mannequin BBQ is 3 ladies singing kitschy, flirty, original pop harmonies. Here is a link to our Facebook

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, July 29, 2015

Lobo Del Mar

8:00pm

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

Lobo Del Mar is a large family of traveling musicians and dancers. Picking up different world music and dance styles wherever they live, this group is a unique collection of performing artists that entertain around the globe. Including Celtic Music, Flamenco, Belly Dance, Bluegrass 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.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Elevator Presents A Box in the Sea/ American Nudism/ Nico Sophiea

8:30pm

Tickets: $5 at the door.

Elevator presents an evening at the Royal Room.

A Box in the Sea
Paul Lebel's soundcloud secrecy is thankfully dissipating a bit as he joins us for his Seattle debut. His modular tones evoke other worlds while staying firmly grounded in physical textures.

American Nudism
The solo project of Gabe Guitierrez, guitarist of post-punk outlaws VATS. Ragged and rugged Suicide beats collide with deep passages of tense beauty.

Nico Sophiea
Drone by way of Feldman. Patient music, full of strange, murky shapes and unexpected rhythms.

Featuring visuals by Coldbrew Collective.

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, July 31, 2015

Seattle JazzED

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

Seattle JazzED empowers students of all skill levels and backgrounds to realize their full potential through exceptional music education.
Seattle JazzED offers year round music programs including big band ensembles, master classes, workshops and summer camps, and is known for innovative educational initiatives like the New Works Ensemble, the Girls Ellington Project and the Summer Jazz Ambassadors program.

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.

Grateful Dead: Europe '72 ft. Andy Coe and Keith Lowe

9:30pm

Recreating The Grateful Dead's live album Europe '72. Featuring:
Andy Coe - Guitar
Collin Higgins - Guitar
Paul Moore - Piano
Wayne Horvitz - Organ
Keith Lowe - Bass
Eric Eagle - Drums Paul moore

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

The Royal Room is open seven nights a week.
Happy Hour drink and food specials weekdays from 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.