Restaurant, Bar and Project Room


Upcoming Ticketed Events
Friday July 22nd The Moonspinners/ Bonneville Power/ On The Make
9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm: The Moonspinners/ Bonneville Power/ On The Make
Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Moonspinners play rock and roll gems straight out of a record hound's desert island platter pack-- a tasty blend of hip shakin' soul, girl group, French and Italian pop, 70's punk and garage 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.

Bonneville Power Band is a soul powered 5 piece whose members have been involved in the Seattle music scene since the grunge rock wars of the late 80s and early 90s. The guys use their experience to bring a fresh twist to the soul sounds of the 60s and 70s and can bring it down but also crank it up on classic songs by Otis Redding and Booker T and original songs that bring soul into the 21st century.

On The Make
Band Members:
Collin Wheeler Vocals/Bass
Matthew Bowen Guitar/Vocals
Dain Hudson - Drums
Michael Alexander Keys/vocals.

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 23rd Betsy Olson/String of Pearls/Albion Bell
9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm: Betsy Olson/String of Pearls/Albion Bell
Tickets: $10 at the door

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

Sunday July 24th The Sluetown Strutters (NOLA)/Squirrel Butter/Ben and Joe
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm The Sluetown Strutters (NOLA)/Squirrel Butter/Ben and Joe

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Sluetown Strutters (NOLA)
Nick - Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Devin - Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals
Steve - Guitar, Vocals
George - Fiddle, Vocals
Rc - Washboard
Bob - Tuba, Upright Bass

Squirrel Butter performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jug band, and blues artists from the late 1800’s through 1950’s. Recently featured on A Prairie Home Companion, Squirrel Butter is pleased to announce the arrival of their new album, Chestnuts!

Ben and Joe have been playing together for almost 5 years, the last 3 of which sent them to the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, learning at the feet of the elders of the acoustic blues tradition. They found an affinity in the many branches that tied into the blues and created this duo as a way to explore these branches. Their musical kinship and sense of joy in interpreting this music is evident and was the basis of an invitation Dom Flemons (formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) to tour and record for his album Prospect Hill.

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 July 25th Project Paradiso: Tony Foster Trio Plays Morricone and Mancini
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Project Paradiso: Tony Foster Trio Plays Morricone and Mancini

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

A cinematic piano trio performance exploring fresh adaptations of both familiar and unfamiliar works of iconic film composers Ennio Morricone and Henry Mancini.

The power of a strong melody has always inspired Tony Foster as a pianist and composer. The inspiration for “Project Paradiso” arose from the influence and recognition that strong melodies have had across all genres of film, and the ability of these melodies to elevate the films themselves.

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.
This Week At The Royal Room
Monday July 18th The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble / The Salute Sessions
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
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.

10:00pm (Lounge): The Salute Sessions

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 July 19th Look for the Silver Lining/ Delvon Lamarr Trio
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Look for the Silver Lining

Look for the Silver Lining, features the stylish vocals of 'Seattle's Littlest Diva' Rachel DeShon and pianist extraordinaire Avi Lasser in their new collaboration. Look for the Silver Lining was made in part by the LAUNCH series at The Studios, Center for the Performing Arts. It pulls music from the Great American Songbook, songs of the 20s, 30s and 40s, with innovative arrangements and vocal lines and travels from jazz to opera, Bach and back.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.

10:00pm (Lounge) | Doors at 9:00pm: Delvon Lamarr Trio

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.
Wednesday July 20th Piano Starts Here: Nina Simone/Shirley Horn/ The Royal We
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Piano Starts Here: Nina Simone/Shirley Horn
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Both of these singer/pianists turned to jazz after early classical grooming, both had iconic contralto voices which they accompanied themselves, with legendary independence and musicianship. And both were highly individualistic artists whose contributions were intimate, worldly and virtuous. Tonight's performance features Kacey Evans, Dawn Clement, Jillian Lebeck and Chris McCarthy.

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.

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.

10:00pm (Lounge): The Royal We

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.
Thursday July 21st 45th St Brass & friends
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: 45th St Brass & friends
Tickets: $10
We're throwing a party and we're inviting all our friends! Come to the Royal Room on Thursday, July 21 for our bari sax player's birthday and stay because why would you ever leave? There will be singers and more horn players than you know what to do with creating a sonic canvas upon which you can paint with all the colors you can dance.

45th St Brass' website

45th St Brass is a horn-centric project that just wants to make you dance. The group started out in a four-piece "brasswind" configuration, doing their initial tour as just those four horns. The arrangements and spirit were captured on their first EP, The Mothership and the Other Ship, recorded live in studio in early 2016. The band has recently expanded to include Ehssan Karimi on drums, Ari Joshua on guitar, Isaac Castillo on bass, Nelson Bell on sousaphone, Jamie Paulson on trombone and Owen Evans on tenor saxophone. The group has also worked with a myriad of local, regional and international artists such as the New Mastersounds (and coming this summer, Taylor Hicks).

The style of the band is hard to quantify. Drawing influence from groups like The Budos Band, EMEFE, Snarky Puppy and the JBs, they simultaneously stay rooted in their jazz backgrounds. The most accurate description seems to be "funk/soul/groove." Some people call it "jazz" while others quickly disagree; whatever words you choose, they'll keep playing it as long as you keep dancing.

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 22nd Jazz Night School/ The Moonspinners/ Bonneville Power/ On The Make
5:30pm - 7:30pm | Doors at 5:00pm: Jazz Night School

9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm: The Moonspinners/ Bonneville Power/ On The Make
Two Shows:

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Moonspinners play rock and roll gems straight out of a record hound's desert island platter pack-- a tasty blend of hip shakin' soul, girl group, French and Italian pop, 70's punk and garage 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.

Bonneville Power Band is a soul powered 5 piece whose members have been involved in the Seattle music scene since the grunge rock wars of the late 80s and early 90s. The guys use their experience to bring a fresh twist to the soul sounds of the 60s and 70s and can bring it down but also crank it up on classic songs by Otis Redding and Booker T and original songs that bring soul into the 21st century.

On The Make: Band Members Collin Wheeler Vocals/Bass; Matthew Bowen Guitar/Vocals, Dain Hudson - Drums; Michael Alexander Keys/vocals.

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 23rd Cornish Summer Program: Contemporary Songwriting and Recording/ Betsy Olson/String of Pearls/Albion Bell
4:00pm - 5:00pm | Doors at 3:30: Cornish Summer Program: Contemporary Songwriting and Recording

9:00pm | Doors at 8:00pm: Betsy Olson/String of Pearls/Albion Bell
Tickets: $10 at the door

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

Sunday July 24th The Sluetown Strutters (NOLA)/Squirrel Butter/Ben and Joe
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm The Sluetown Strutters (NOLA)/Squirrel Butter/Ben and Joe

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Sluetown Strutters (NOLA)
Nick - Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Devin - Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals
Steve - Guitar, Vocals
George - Fiddle, Vocals
Rc - Washboard
Bob - Tuba, Upright Bass

Squirrel Butter performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jug band, and blues artists from the late 1800’s through 1950’s. Recently featured on A Prairie Home Companion, Squirrel Butter is pleased to announce the arrival of their new album, Chestnuts!

Ben and Joe have been playing together for almost 5 years, the last 3 of which sent them to the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, learning at the feet of the elders of the acoustic blues tradition. They found an affinity in the many branches that tied into the blues and created this duo as a way to explore these branches. Their musical kinship and sense of joy in interpreting this music is evident and was the basis of an invitation Dom Flemons (formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) to tour and record for his album Prospect Hill.

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.

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.

For ticketed events please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show

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