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UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Wednesday May 20th Piano Starts Here: “The Messengers of the Messengers”
8:00pm
Tickets $10 adv/ $12 at the door/ $8 students w/ ID (Door only)
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.

Though Walton and Silver are known for their pioneering hard bop, and Timmons is typically classified as a soul jazz composer, all three served as music directors for various incarnations of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, thus putting their stamp on one of the most important jazz groups in the post be-bop era. Tonight features Alex Guilbert, Dawn Clement, Darrius Willrich, Tim Kennedy and Carolyn Graye.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Sunday May 24th Miles and Karina Presents: Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr.
Silent Film with Live Music
7:30pm
Tickets $12 advance/ $15 at the door/ $8 Youth (Ages 12 and under) at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

David Miles Keenan and Nova Karina Devonie, aka Miles & Karina, bring another of their excellent original scores to the Royal Room, this time with the Buster Keaton silent classic "Steamboat Bill Jr.". M&K use ukulele, accordion, kazoos, glockenspiel, guitar, banjo, viola and various other gadgets to perfectly compliment this hilarious film. Fun for all ages.

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 June 6th Gretta Harley: Record Release Concert with 10 Piece Orchestra Playing "Element 115 (Uup)"
8:00pm
Tickets: $20
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets.

Help celebrate the long awaited vinyl (and digital) release of "Element 115 (Uup)," a song cycle written by Gretta, produced by KRAMER, released on Gretta's new label, Mettle Records. The rock / chamber orchestra comprised of some of the best musicians in Seattle (conducted by Roger W Nelson) will perform the song cycle in its entirety. Performers include Kathy Moore , Matt Deason, Faith Stankevich, Jen Ayers, Stephanie Emery, Paige Stockley, Alex Guy, Marchette DuBois, Chris Credit, Tari Nelson-Zagar, arrangements with Andrew D.B. Joslyn. Video by Justin Roberts

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 June 13th Acapulco Gold
9:30pm
Tickets: $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Acapulco Gold was founded in 1969 by Garfield High School students looking to blend soul, rhythm & blues, rock, jazz and gospel sound into something new, a truly original sound that Seattle had never before experienced. The group went on to become an iconic entity in northwest music history. The Gold was best known for its infectious original dance grooves and down-to-earth pure fun shows. Having performed throughout the Northwest and Western Canada, Acapulco Gold, which became affectionately known to its fans simply as “The Gold", achieved a rare level of fame and notoriety crossing many cultural and economic boundaries in the process. Known throughout the region for providing some of the best entertainment around “The Gold” opened for many of the top pop, soul and funk acts in the U.S. including such artists as Santana, The Ohio Players, Kool & The Gang, Donny Hathaway, Earth Wind & Fire, Cold Blood, Tower of Power, Lakeside and others at major concert venues.

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.
Wednesday June 17th Boss Guitar: Early Jazz Fusion Shreds
9:00pm
Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door/$8 students with ID (door only)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Seattle’s finest guitarists get together to interpret and explore the music of the greatest guitarists to play and compose for the instrument. Boss Guitar ranges widely, from country to fusion, from Jimi Hendrix to Chet Atkins, but all with the goal of celebrating the work of these legendary musicians and their chosen form of expression.

Featuring the sounds of groundbreakers like John McLaughlin, Frank Zappa, Al Di Meola, Tommy Bolin, Sonny Sharrock and beyond. With the emergence of Jazz Fusion, new ideas developing in jazz met with fresh electric sounds and unyielding psychedelia, while music from around the world began to change how some Western guitarists saw their instruments. Featuring Tristan Gianola, Simon Henneman, Matt Williams and RL Heyer, each bring their own backing band of Seattle's finest players.

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 May 18th Seabop/ Jam Royale
8:00pm
Royal Room presents Jam Royale Monday May 18th. House band includes Scott Morning, (Polyrhythmics) Eric Hullander, Jeremy Shanok (Seabop), and Shawn Scloegel playing original music AND unoriginal music. After the first set the Jam Royale begins.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Tuesday May 19th Kristin Chambers/ Cynthia Alexander
8:00pm
With a voice charged with power and presence, Kristin Chambers carries her listeners through journeys of love, longing, gratitude, and loss. Her songs draw from her own stories, from struggling as a young singer on the boards of New York to her journey home to the Pacific Northwest where she found love and her voice as songwriter. Her work has been compared to Carol King, James Taylor, and Norah Jones.

Cynthia Alexander is a singer-songwriter from the Philippines, now based in Seattle, Washington. She has released three award-winning albums and a live album, and is at work on her fifth. She has been the musical director of the puppet theater show Sita & Rama, the composer of the Ballet Philippines production Wagas, and a founding member of the group Humanfolk. She has performed at the Arts House at the Parliament in Singapore, Lincoln Center in New York, the La Peña Cultural Arts Center in Berkeley, Union Square in San Francisco, and most recently at Whitespace Manila to headline the 2015 Jack Daniels Independent Music Awards.

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 May 20th Piano Starts Here: “The Messengers of the Messengers”
8:00pm
Tickets $10 adv/ $12 at the door/ $8 students w/ ID (Door only)
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.

Though Walton and Silver are known for their pioneering hard bop, and Timmons is typically classified as a soul jazz composer, all three served as music directors for various incarnations of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, thus putting their stamp on one of the most important jazz groups in the post be-bop era. Tonight features Alex Guilbert, Dawn Clement, Darrius Willrich, Tim Kennedy and Carolyn Graye.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Thursday May 21st The New Triumph/ 6 Demon Bag
8:00pm
The New Triumph meets 6 Demon Bag for a Fat Tuesday Funk, World and Latin music throwdown!

The New Triumph is Ahkeenu Musa & Ivan Glavez - percussion
Camilo Estrada - bass
Arie Pytel - guitar
Adam Kessler - drums
Marc Hager - keys
Shawn Mickelson - trumpet
Ariel Loud - saxophone

The New Triumph's website
6 Demon Bag'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 May 22nd Poland/ Lushy
9:00pm Drink up people–it’s LUSHY! Bossa beat flavored alterna-pop that goes down nice and easy. Lounge-y and danceable with hints of exotica and a touch of electronica…nutty and hip…intriguing and soothing–must see live!

Lushy concocts a refreshing pop style that blends original samples and Bossa beats with elements of vintage-Latin jazz, exotica, surf, new wave and sixties pop to create their own distinctive intercontinental sound. Most importantly, they have established a solid reputation for originality far beyond their roots in the lounge and exotica scene. What started as a lighthearted recording session among friends has now turned into a lasting and successful project. In the basement tiki den, with fully stocked cocktail bar, that is their studio, Lushy was formed and began compiling an extensive catalog of original songs. With scores of successful gigs from Vancouver BC to Los Angeles to Berlin, Lushy has steadily risen through the ranks of Seattle’s musical landscape. Led by dynamic vocalist Annabella Kirby, musical mastermind Andy Sodt, guitars wizard Matt Nims, Patrick Napper on trumpet/guitar and Shane Peck on drums. Lushy holds sway over every stage they inhabit. It’s Cal Tjader meets Stereolab meets Brazil 66 in a bar in Berlin. If you like the Brazilian Girls, B-52’s, Portishead, Os Mutantes, Astrud Gilberto or Martin Denny you’ll love Lushy! No matter what the comparison, Lushy is simply extraordinary.
www.lushy.com

Taking inspiration from the likes of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper, Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds, Queen's A Night At The Opera, and the Kinks' Village Green Preservation Society, Poland continues in the tradition of creating well-crafted pop songs with a strong emphasis on song-writing, involved arrangements and subtle orchestration.

Guitarist/composer Mark Bombara formed Poland in 2006 with a group of enthusiastic Seattle musicians including drummer Shane Peck, violinist/string arranger Janet Utterback-Peck, bassist Noah Wilson, violinist Karen Halliburton and viola player Brianna Atwell. The 2007 addition of Bombara's long-time friend Mark Romanowski as singer/guitarist/co-writer completed the line-up. Both Bombara and Romanowski are multi-instrumentalists, experimenting with different instrumentation such as banjo, melodica, vibraphone, keyboards, lap steel, glockenspiel, and ukulele on their recordings.
www.polandband.com

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

Saturday May 23rd Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers/ Hz Duo/ Skerik (solo)/ Mother of Pearl
5:00pm (Doors open at 4:30pm): Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers
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
www.rayskjelbred.com

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


9:00pm Hz Duo/ Skerik (solo)/ Mother of Pearl
9:00pm: Skerik
10:00pm: Hz Duo
11:30pm: Mother of Pearl

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 Hz Duo (guitarist Cliff Hines and drummer G Maxwell Zemanovic) is an experimental rock band based out of New Orleans, LA. Their freeform style of performance defies convention and, while it is improvised, sounds entirely scripted. Utilizing Ableton Live for live looping / sound effects, Hines and Zemanovic craft full arrangements out of thin air. They have been featured at several improv-based music series such as the Racer Sessions, the Open Ears Music Series and even a round robin style concert with Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Together, they also tour with the art rock outfit "Hildegard" (featuring vocalist Sasha Masakowski). Cliff Hines has spent years touring with punk-rock vibraphone legend Mike Dillon and.recently became the newest addition to contemporary jazz icon Christian Scott’s band. Zemanovic tours nationally with singer-songwriter Andrew Duhon.

Born from the minds & hearts of five abnormally gifted Seattle musicians, Mother Of Pearl has been leaving a rare, powerful impression on the minds & hearts of music lovers throughout the Seattle area, beginning with their live debut in November 2013.

Drawing from a widely-cast net of influences (listeners have reported traces of rock/pop/jazz/r&b/electronica, among many other genres) and an embarrassment of riches in the musicianship department (each member ranks among Seattle's most in-demand studio musicians), the band has quickly established renown for their meticulously crafted & distinctive songwriting, their commanding live shows & their utterly seamless ensemble mentality.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Sunday May 24th Miles and Karina Presents: Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr.
Silent Film with Live Music
7:30pm
Tickets $12 advance/ $15 at the door/ $8 Youth (Ages 12 and under) at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

David Miles Keenan and Nova Karina Devonie, aka Miles & Karina, bring another of their excellent original scores to the Royal Room, this time with the Buster Keaton silent classic "Steamboat Bill Jr.". M&K use ukulele, accordion, kazoos, glockenspiel, guitar, banjo, viola and various other gadgets to perfectly compliment this hilarious film. Fun for all ages.

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 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.