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UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Saturday, March 28th En Canto
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.

En Canto's Website

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, March 30th Bob Malone + Arthur Migliazza
7:00pm
Tickets: $8 advance/ $10 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

BOB MALONE has toured the world as a solo artist for two decades and has played keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty since 2011. His sound is a oneof- a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and a voice all his own. Born and raised in New Jersey, he has lived in New York City, New Orleans and Boston, and is currently based in Los Angeles. In addition to his Fogerty band duties, he plays an average of 100 solo shows a year, and has shared stages with Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, Rickie Lee Jones, The Neville Brothers, Rev. Al Green, Dr. John and many others. Bob tours the US, UK, Europe and Australia extensively, including sets at Glastonbury Music Festival (UK), Colne Blues Festival (UK), Long Beach Bayou Fest (US), Falcon Ridge Folk Fest (US), Blue Mountains Music Fest (AU), and Narooma Blues Fest (AU).
“[Malone] showed that while he is a fantastically technically accomplished player, he fully knows the meaning of showmanship as well. A true virtuoso and crowd-pleaser.” - Shetland News

Award winning Blues and Boogie Woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13. It was through his love of Blues music and his dedication to the piano that he came under the wing of such mentors/teachers as Henry Butler, Ann Rabson and Mr. B.

Arthur has been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, was a finalist at the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and in his 20+ years of performing has been privileged to play on some of the world’s greatest stages, including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow as part of the sold out Kings of Boogie Tour, the Glen Gould Studio in Toronto, as well as on National Public Radio in the US.

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, April 8th Laurence Juber
Stunning Entertainer / Lead Guitarist for Paul McCartney’s Wings / Fingerstyle Guitarist Of The Year / Two-time GRAMMY winner

7:30pm
Tickets $17 advance/ $20 at the door.
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Fusing folk, jazz and pop styles, two-time Grammy-winner Laurence Juber creates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one acoustic guitar. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's band Wings, Laurence Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer and arranger.
www.laurencejuber.com

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, March 23th The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
8:00pm
The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-15 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.

Regular members include Beth Fleenor, Steve O'Brien, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Ivan Artega, Greg Sinibaldi, Jacob Zimmerman, Eric Eagle, Kate Olson, Haley Freedlund, Naomi Siegel, Jacob Herring and Wayne Horvitz.
Featured guests have included Bobby Previte, Greg Campbell, Stuart Dempster, and Briggan Krauss, Craig Flory and Neil Welch.

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, March 24th Closed
Wednesday, March 25th Samantha Capell Recital/ The Indigo Soul Tour/ Sunshine Subconscious
6:00pm: Samantha Capell Recital
Jazz Vocalist Samantha Capell will perform a range of music -- including pop, country, original works, and several standards from the great American songbook – all infused with jazz styles.

The band includes Seattle Currents -- TJ Kottsick (Saxophone), Joey Walbaum (Piano), and Brandon Day (Bass); Seattle Classics -- Tim Malland (Drums); and Seattle's Up-and-Coming -- Navarre Herrera (Guitar).

8:00pm: Indigo Soul Tour/ Sunshine Subconscious

The Indigo Soul Tour: Nothing can quite substitute for that personal experience of sharing the love of music face to face and soul to soul. This sentiment is what the Indigo Soul Tour aims to promote. Chris Hayzel and Shilo Gold are hitting the road with their instruments in hand and their eyes and ears wide open, seeking to share the stage with local indie groups from around the country and aiming to make the world of “Independent Artists” a little bit smaller. The Indigo Soul Tour features up and coming local Indie Artists, each lending their voices to a celebration of their own home town music scene. We’ll be spreading the bold, loud, and declarative nature of independent music around the globe!
Indigo Soul Tour's Website

Psychedelic soul collective Sunshine Subconscious creates a colorful sonic and visual atmosphere with thoughtful, groove-based compositions and throwback projection art. Composer/drummer Thomas Whiteside is joined by composer/pianist Jackie Sandberg, vocalist/noise extraordinaire Bret Gardin (NWXYS), vocalist and jazz guitarist Phinehas Nyang'Oro (Phinehas Effect), and visual scientist Kevin Cappuccio. Their newest single “Rainjacket”, produced by Adam Smith and Monika Khot at the Denny Way Music School, embodies the organic, honest, and psychedelic nature of Sunshine Subconscious.
Bandcamp
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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.
Thursday, March 26th Thomas Marriott Quartet featuring special guest Orrin Evans, with D'Vonne Lewis and Evan Flory-Barnes
Note: Tobi Stone's Texture Band has been
Tobi Stone has composed an evening of original music in homage to her mentor, late jazz saxophonist Bert Wilson. The performance will consist of two 45-minute sets, the first a duo of sax and piano (featuring Sumi Tonooka) and the second with the full band.

Tobi Stone's Texture Band blends African grooves with jazz harmonies. The septet features Samantha Boshnack on trumpet, Naomi Siegel on trombone, Tobi Stone on saxophone, Sumi Tonooka on piano, Masa Kobayashi on bass, Thione Diop and Etienne Cakpo on drums.

Tobi Stone is a Seattle area saxophonist who has recorded, composed and toured internationally with The Tipton Saxophone Quartet and nationally with jazz group Reptet. She performs with The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, B’shnorkestra, Jefferson Rose Band, Clave Gringa, Tim Carey’s Septet of Darkness, Night & Day Trio, Cataldo, Big World Breaks and Zubatto Syndicate.

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.


8:30pm: Thomas Marriott Quartet featuring special guest Orrin Evans, with D'Vonne Lewis and Evan Flory-Barnes
Trumpeter Thomas Marriott is one of the most exciting musicians to emerge on the national jazz scene in more than a decade. The seven-time Golden Ear award winner is a skilled instrumentalist, composer and producer, always seeking to expand the boundaries of jazz music in all its forms.

thomasmarriott.net

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, March 28th Sam Russell & Teen Soul Explosion/ Columbia City PARTY NIGHT
6:30pm Sam Russell & Teen Soul Explosion
Rock n’ roll. Folk. Doo-Wop….and Soooooooooul Music….Seattle-based singer-songwriter Sam Russell embodies these historic Americana musical traditions and places them into urgent present-day relevancy. Over the past 8 years, Sam has played the Pacific Northwest area and toured nationally with his backing bands The Teen Soul Explosion, The Harborrats & Buckets of Tears to preach the power of classic rock n’ roll {Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Elvis Presley} and classic soul {Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, James Brown} and make it his own by adding sprinkles of folk-rock {Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen,Van Morrison}, country {Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, George Jones}, 60’s garage band/psychedelia {The Amboy Dukes, The Kingsmen, The Sonics} , 70’s classic rock {Springsteen, T.Rex, Queen), 80’s synth pop {The Cars, The Smiths}, 90’s/2000’s indie-rock {Wilco, Guided By Voices, The Pixies}

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.

9:30pm: 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. Shaina Shepherd: 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!

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, March 28th Ray Skjelbred's Yeti Chasers/ En Canto
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: En Canto
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.

En Canto's Website

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, March 29th JazzED/ Garfield Jazz Jam/ Tom Varner Nonet/ WACO plays Holcomb & Varner
5:30pm: JazzED

6:30pm: Garfield Jazz Jam

8:00pm: Tom Varner Nonet/ WACO plays Holcomb & Varner
Tom Varner Nonet: Internationally reknowned as one of the foremost proponents of jazz and improvised music for the French horn Tom Varner is also an inventive, witty, and passionate composer. Varner’s compositions have garnered awards such as the 2000 Jazz Composers Alliance Julius Hemphill Composition Award, and been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. His 1997 album, Martian Heartache, (Soul Note) was voted as one of the top ten releases of the year in numerous jazz publications. An annual DownBeat Critics Poll winner, Varner has performed as a leader at the Vienna Koncerthaus and the Seixal/Lisbon, Moers, Groningen, and Rotterdam Jazz Festivals, as well as countless appearances in the New York area with Steve Wilson, Ed Jackson, Billy Hart, and Tom Rainey. As a sideman, Varner has toured with the Mingus Orchestra, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Bobby Watson, Jane Ira Bloom, Jim McNeeley, Quincy Jones and Miles Davis. Since relocating to Seattle 2005, Varner has enjoyed playing at the Vancouver, Earshot, and Bumbershoot festivals, as both a leader and a sideman with artists such as Mark Taylor, Eric Barber, Hans Teuber, Wayne Horvitz, Jim Knapp, and Phil Sparks. He is currently on the jazz faculty of Cornish College of the Arts.

WACO plays Holcomb & Varner: WACO (Washington Composers Orchestra) was created in 2008 by Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, and Tom Varner. Featuring top-flight Seattle improvisers and composers, this adventurous 15-piece ensemble challenges and extends the landscape of traditional big band repertoire. “A big band for modern times.” (Earshot Jazz).

Robin Holcomb is a distinctive pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger. She writes music for ensembles of all sizes and has recorded for Nonesuch, Songlines, Tzadik and New World Records. “Robin Holcomb is haunted….not that she isn’t an original.” (Alex Varty, Georgia Straight)

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.