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UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Thursday April 23rd Reggie Garrett & Joanne Rand
7:30pm
Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Grab an umbrella, soak in a true talent” (says Olympia’s Weekly Volcano) as Southern singer-songwriter Joanne Rand and Seattle legend Reggie Garrett team up in Seattle’s famed Royal Room. The show celebrates Rand’s 14th indie CD, “Still a Real World” and Garrett’s fifth “Something New.” Rand and Garrett have performed together since 1995. Rand will be accompanied by Seattle’s top bassist Rebecca Young and Garrett by his well-loved band the Snake Oil Peddlers (Richard Middleton and Will Dowd).

Reggie Garrett is the purveyor of a unique urban strain of acoustic folk music incorporating a number of diverse influences, including: latin rhythms, blues, gospel and Celtic. The result is a musical blend that has excited and touched audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been compared to acoustic legends Richie Havens and Bill Withers by the national folk publication “Dirty Linen.” As a songwriter Garrett’s specialty is creating and enhancing a mood. “Garrett’s voice is, itself, an utterly unique instrument. A tremulous warm cry from the heart.” – Victory Music Review. Having graced stages throughout the US and Canada for over twenty years, Garrett was the hit of the Sisters Folk Festival (a Superior U.S. festival).

Touring nationally for 30 years, and voted best acoustic band in Sonoma County, Joanne Rand has appeared with Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir, John Hartford, etc. She "continues to push the art pedal to the floor," releasing her 14th CD, "Still a Real World" which features acclaimed Manhattan violinist Jenny Sheinman. “I spent most of this past year focusing on my songwriting.” says Rand “Honing lyrics while swimming laps every morning, The stories are about true life - story-songs about Greyhound bus characters I've seen, a tribute to my Grandfather born in 1890, a song about Einstein....songs about love, marriage and teenage mutiny, legends of vanished Indian tribes and evolution, rally cries to get you through the day.” Rand recently earned a BFA in Music Composition and her 2010 CD release was submitted for Grammy nomination by San Francisco Recording Academy’s President. You can't keep this woman down, her last five CDs were released in the past five consecutive years and she continues to tour the U.S. from her home in Northern California where she is now crafting her 15th recording and coaching teen performers.

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.
Tuesday April 28th Ancient Future
7:30pm
Tickets $15 advance/ $18 door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar With Special Guest Seven-String Fretless Bassist Jason Everett

Celebrating its 36th year, Ancient Future is the world's first and longest running ensemble dedicated to world fusion music. They've sold over 150,000 albums and millions of samplers, and performed over 1,000 concerts. Ancient Future has become a large collective of master musicians from around the world with many smaller ensembles within it. Each program focuses on the traditions of the master musicians involved. Strains of passionate flamenco and ethereal Indian raga emanate from this program featuring world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort and renowned Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar. Special guest and Seattle area fav Jason Everett (aka Mister E) will accompany them on seven-string fretless bass for a portion of the program.

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 May 4th Earshot Jazz Presents: Tim Berne's Snake Oil
Part of The 2015 Earshot Spring Jazz Season
8:00pm
Tickets $18 general, $16 Earshot members & seniors, $9 students & veterans
Tickets Available from Stranger Tickets

In this critically acclaimed “chamber-like” quintet, the searing alto saxophonist is joined by Oscar Noriega on clarinets, Matt Mitchell on piano, Ryan Ferreira on guitar, and Ches Smith on percussion. Snakeoil’s first Seattle appearance, in 2012, dramatically illustrated the continuing evolution of one of jazz’s most fiercely independent voices.

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, April 20th Humanities Washington's Think & Drink/ Cornish Jazz Composers Ensemble
8:00pm
DONALD WATTS TO LEAD A THINK & DRINK EVENT ON RACIAL ISSUES IN SPORTS.
Humanities Washington’s Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs and tasting rooms around the state. Tonight's topic is "You Mad Bro?: Race in Sports"

Humanities Washington'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.


Cornish Jazz Composers Ensemble
Cornish College of the Arts presents their Jazz Composers Ensemble.

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, April 21st Soyaya
7:00pm
Ghanaian-born Mohammed Shaibu leads the African band Soyaya,with virtuoso acoustic guitar,dynamic talking drums and endearing vocals. The name Soyaya means "love and affection" in the native language of Hausa in West Africa. The music of Soyaya is a combination of Palmwine/Highlife and the indigenous rhythm and blues. Backing Mohammed are Yaw Amponsah from Ghana on the Asanti drums/ Diego Coy from Colombia on the Bom bom/ Etienne Capko from Benin on the Ewe drums and vocals/ Thione Diop from Senegal on the Bugrubu and guest from West Africa

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 April 22nd Jazz Night School All-Star Big Band
7:00pm

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 April 23rd Reggie Garrett & Joanne Rand
7:30pm
Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Grab an umbrella, soak in a true talent” (says Olympia’s Weekly Volcano) as Southern singer-songwriter Joanne Rand and Seattle legend Reggie Garrett team up in Seattle’s famed Royal Room. The show celebrates Rand’s 14th indie CD, “Still a Real World” and Garrett’s fifth “Something New.” Rand and Garrett have performed together since 1995. Rand will be accompanied by Seattle’s top bassist Rebecca Young and Garrett by his well-loved band the Snake Oil Peddlers (Richard Middleton and Will Dowd).

Reggie Garrett is the purveyor of a unique urban strain of acoustic folk music incorporating a number of diverse influences, including: latin rhythms, blues, gospel and Celtic. The result is a musical blend that has excited and touched audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been compared to acoustic legends Richie Havens and Bill Withers by the national folk publication “Dirty Linen.” As a songwriter Garrett’s specialty is creating and enhancing a mood. “Garrett’s voice is, itself, an utterly unique instrument. A tremulous warm cry from the heart.” – Victory Music Review. Having graced stages throughout the US and Canada for over twenty years, Garrett was the hit of the Sisters Folk Festival (a Superior U.S. festival).

Touring nationally for 30 years, and voted best acoustic band in Sonoma County, Joanne Rand has appeared with Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir, John Hartford, etc. She "continues to push the art pedal to the floor," releasing her 14th CD, "Still a Real World" which features acclaimed Manhattan violinist Jenny Sheinman. “I spent most of this past year focusing on my songwriting.” says Rand “Honing lyrics while swimming laps every morning, The stories are about true life - story-songs about Greyhound bus characters I've seen, a tribute to my Grandfather born in 1890, a song about Einstein....songs about love, marriage and teenage mutiny, legends of vanished Indian tribes and evolution, rally cries to get you through the day.” Rand recently earned a BFA in Music Composition and her 2010 CD release was submitted for Grammy nomination by San Francisco Recording Academy’s President. You can't keep this woman down, her last five CDs were released in the past five consecutive years and she continues to tour the U.S. from her home in Northern California where she is now crafting her 15th recording and coaching teen performers.

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 April 24th Mojo Cannon
9:00pm (Doors open at 8:00pm)
Mojo Cannon (formerly known as the Curtis Hammond Band) is a high energy 8 piece R&B band from the Seattle area and was a Washington Blues Society “best band” nominee in 2008 and 2013. The band features a talented and soulful rhythm section consisting of Greg Timmons on lead guitar and vocals, Jim Brandt on bass, rhythm guitarist Mark Strom, drummer Steve Thompson, Dave Teitzel on Hammond and Yamaha keyboards along with a stellar three piece horn section (affectionately called the 13 St. Horns) including David Bernhardt on trumpet, John Coffey on tenor and baritone saxes, and Craig "T-Bone" Daly on 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, April 25th Tim Kennedy presents: Favorites from Reggaeband & Richie Aldente, Katrina Kope with Soul Kata and friends, and the Tai Shan Band/ Columbia City PARTY NIGHT
6:00pm: Tim Kennedy presents: Favorites from Reggaeband & Richie Aldente, Katrina Kope with Soul Kata and friends, and the Tai Shan Band
A very special 60th birthday show in honor of Connie Wible. Open to the public. Tai Shan opens, followed by Katrina Kope with Soul Kata, Tim Kennedy closes presenting favorites from Reggaeband and Richie Aldente.

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.


10:00pm: Columbia City PARTY NIGHT
Join The Royal Room for a monthly party, Columbia City style! We are hosting a night of funky dance music led by neighborhood musicians joining forces with Seattle’s finest for a good time with drinks, dancing and great hanging with our wonderful neighborhood! Entertainment for the night features The Chancellors (Royal Room house funk band) playing classic dance covers and exchanging sets with SpiceRack, a grooving guitar/organ/bass/drums quartet playing original psychedelic funk and their breed of “Circus Motown”.

The Chancellors ft. Samantha Willis: If there's a party somewhere in the south end, you can count on The Chancellors being there! Now The Royal Room's in-house funk band, The Chancellors are a driving machine of funkadelia and dance music ranging from Smokey Robinson to Michael Jackson, Sly Stone to Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power to Chaka Khan. With three horns, a relentlessly grooving rhythm section, sassy arrangements and the belting vocals you won't miss a beat of the funkiest classics!
www.TheChancellorsBand.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.
Sunday, April 26th Eckaman & Super Mokoko
8:00pm
Eckaman Ngondo - Lead Vocalist
Leif Sabene Totusek - Lead Guitarist
Vineet John Davison - Bass Guitarist
Jamael Antony Nance - Drums
Abdoulay Diabate - Guitarist
Derek Learned - Conga
Bob Antolin - Saxophonist

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.

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 Wednesday through Monday and some Tuesdays.
Happy Hour drink and food specials weekdays from 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.