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Thursday, February 22nd Mostly Other People Do the Killing
7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm: Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Tickets: $15 adv/dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Mostly Other People Do the Killing formed in 2003 shortly after bassist/composer/bandleader Moppa Elliott moved to New York City from Ohio. The original quartet lineup of the band grew into a septet with the 2013 release of “Red Hot”, and the group has existed in several different configurations ever since. 2017 saw the release of both a second septet album “Loafer’s Hollow” as well as the first album by the piano trio version of the group, “Paint.” All of Elliott’s compositions are named after small towns in his native Pennsylvania and explore the intersection of the past 100 years of the jazz tradition and modern improvisation. MOPDTK performs the compositions of Moppa Elliott as well as jazz standards, pop tunes, classical pieces, and free improvisation. They have won both the El Intruoso poll in the “Best Band to see Live” category twice, and DownBeat Magazine’s Critics’ Poll in the “Rising Star Ensemble” category twice. Moppa Elliott appeared in the 2017 Critics’ Poll in three categories: Rising Star bassist, Rising Star composer, and Rising Star arranger.

Ron Stabinsky, piano
Moppa Elliott, bass
Kevin Shea, drums


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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, February 23rd Art Lande & Khabu Young - piano/guitar duo
6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm: Art Lande & Khabu Young - piano/guitar duo
Tickets: $12 GA / $9 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Drawing upon 30 years of intimate musical collaboration, Art Lande (piano) & Khabu Young (guitar) are fearless improvisers traversing the full spectrum of modern jazz composition to free-form spontaneous composition, joyfully navigating disparate harmonic languages often seemingly as one mind.

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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, February 23rd TROVADORO - Original Cuban Son Music from Seattle
9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm: TROVADORO - Original Cuban Son Music from Seattle
Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

TROVADORO brings together Seattle's finest players of Cuban Son music to perform original compositions in traditional styles. This group also plays songs by some of Cuba's greatest Son music groups including La Familia Valera Miranda, Dúo Los Compadres and Trío Matamoros. Cuban Son (pronounced 'sone' like 'tone') is the acoustic roots dance music that grew into today's internationally celebrated Salsa. In the tradition of Cuban troubadours new and old, TROVADORO evokes deep currents of the human heart and soul with strings, percussion and song.

TROVADORO is guided by Santiago de Cuba's Kiki Valera and his lifetime of extensive performance, international touring, arranging, recording, and mastery of the Cuban Cuatro. Kiki is the eldest son and director of La Familia Valera Miranda - one of Cuba's most revered families of Son musicians. Justin Maggart and Steve Smith are core members of SuperSones - a traditional Cuban septet that has performed Cuban Son in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest for the last 16 years. Javier Marú brings years of experience playing Trova and Son in Havana, Switzerland and now in Seattle with Trío Cubay and others.

The quartet is TROVADORO's core performance format. The group frequently performs as a quintet with Lalo Bello on Congas and Vocals (Picoso, Polyrhythmics & Trío Cubay). For large venue dance performances, private events or other occasions, additional supporting musicians may include a trumpet player, bassist or singer & percussionist.

TROVADORO began as a collaboration between Justin Maggart and Kiki Valera to compose, arrange and record an album of original songs in traditional Cuban styles and perform them for a variety of audiences in Spring 2017. In June 2015, this project was funded, in part, by a grant from King County 4Culture. TROVADORO also educates diverse communities about Cuban music by leading interactive multi-media concert-workshops for audiences of all-ages.
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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, February 24th Early Music Seattle and Reel Grrls: “Women in Music” Film Screening and Panel
6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm: Early Music Seattle and Reel Grrls: “Women in Music” Film Screening and Panel
Tickets: $15 GA/ $5 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Early Music Seattle and Reel Grrls present a short film screening documenting the December 2017 performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat with an all-female chorus and orchestra. A panel of women in the Seattle music community alongside internationally-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine will discuss the awesome impact women of the past, present, and future have in the music field. Come for an evening of film, music, and female rockstars!

Community Panel:
-Laura Reynolds, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement, Seattle Symphony
-Catherine Nueva Espana, Arts Program Manager, 501 Commons
-Kate Labiak, Conductor, Symphonette Orchestra, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra

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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, February 24th Led to Sea // Betsy Olson
9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm: Led to Sea // Betsy Olson
Tickets: $8 adv/ $10 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Led to Sea
Violinist, Violist, Composer and Songwriter Alex Guy is the leader and principal songwriter for Led To Sea, a magnetic chamber-pop trio that fuses classical, pop and experimental music. Their live show has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, and draws comparisons to St. Vincent and Andrew Byrd. As a musician Alex has performed and collaborated with a virtual whose who of important bandleaders, composers, improvisers and jazz musicians in the Pacific NW and beyond. Notable collaborators include Sera Cahoone, Jerek Bischoff, Laura Veirs, Ahamefule Olou, Tucker Martine, Wayne Horvitz, The Seattle Rock Orchestra, Mirah, Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, Paranthetical Girls and many more.

Besty Olson
Betsy Olson is a Seattle based blues/rock musician pulling influences from Led Zeppelin, Bonnie Raitt and Jimi Hendrix. She plays in a 4-piece band with Sera Cahooneon drums, Rebecca Young on bass and Moe Provencher on rhythm guitar and harmonica.

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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, February 25th Seattle Tap Jam
5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm: Seattle Tap Jam
Tickets: Sliding scale $7, $10, $12, $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Tap dancers and fans alike are invited to attend this jam session hosted by Jessie Sawyers. This event is inclusive to participants of all ages, abilities, and studio affiliations.
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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, March 1st Thollem/DuRoche/Stjames Trio
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Thollem/DuRoche/Stjames Trio
Tickets: $10 adv/ $15 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Through the wood, sinew, skins, metal and fingers, one hears the years of experiential exploration, responsive nuances and overwhelming power in the Trio's joyfully intense playing. With Tim DuRoche on drums, André Stjames on bass and Thollem on piano, the group covers a lot of territory in their performances, conjuring epochs and eras, terrains and cultures. This is improvised music composed spontaneously out of the breadth of experiences. Improvised music composed spontaneously out of the breadth of experiences “a wonderful synergy that churns and flows like a storm or a Jackson Pollock painting” (Oregon Artswatch)

Pre-order Thollem/DuRoche/Stjames Trio’s Live In Our Time here.
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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, March 2nd Darto // Bad Luck // Zen Mother
9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm: Darto // Bad Luck // Zen Mother
Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos
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Zen Mother is a two-piece experimental, electronic rock project inspired by French composer, Igor Wakhevitch featuring Monika Khot and Wolcott Smith.
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Bad Luck: For over a decade the Seattle based duo Bad Luck (Neil Welch, saxophone/electronics and Chris Icasiano, drums) have pushed the boundaries of what it means to perform, create and move forward in the genre of modern jazz.

"Bad Luck chop up time and space into jagged, unpredictable shapes...like an asymmetrical avalanche.
- The Stranger Magazine

With four albums under their belt, Bad Luck has created an incredibly diverse array of music. They have developed a unique performative language together, sculpting compositions that use complex mnemonic techniques, and create "fearless, raw improvisations"
- Seattle Times
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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, March 3rd Do Peterson Band: IDEATION
6:30pm | Doors at 5:30pm: Do Peterson Band: IDEATION
Tickets: $10 adv/ $15 dos
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Do Peterson Band will perform IDEATION, a concert/album of songs stepping from darkness into light, healing and life, an event in partnership with Zero Suicide Puget Sound and NAMI Seattle (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Do Peterson Band is Zoe Bermet (vocals), Jeanne Morefield (vocals), Kirk Van Scoyoc (vocals, banjo) and Do Peterson (vocals, guitar) with Camilo Estrada (bass, leader of The New Triumph) and John Ewing (drums, leader of Johnny and the Moles).
Video of Do Peterson Band's single "On Line" from IDEATION.
Stream Do Peterson Band's single "A.Y.K.I.L.Y." from IDEATION.
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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, March 9th Ponga (slight return)
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Ponga (slight return)
Tickets: $15 adv/$20 dos
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A quartet of four bandleaders, Ponga began touring and recording in North America, Europe, and Japan in 1997. The music of Ponga is 100% improvised. The original band featured

Dave Palmer - Keyboards
Bobby Previte - Drums
Skerik - Saxophone and Electronics
Wayne Horvitz - Keyboards

In the spring of 2018 Ponga reunites with Previte, Horvitz and Skerik. Replacing Dave Palmer will be guitarist Mike Gamble

Ponga is a techno-fueled rocket burning in interstellar overdrive. On stage, it’s a jazz-fusion machine from the future, wiring dizzy analog synth leads into silvery Rhodes piano licks, alien sax work and morphing rhythms. 100 percent improvised , 100 percent intense. Heads will spin. Willamette Weekly (Portland)

Bobby Previte- Leads his own ensembles including, Bump the Renaissance, Latin for Travelers, and Weather Clear, Track Fast. Recordings for Rykodisc, ENJA, and Palmetto. As a sideman has worked with Tom Waits, Terry Adams of NRBQ, Jane Ira Bloom, Ray Anderson, Johnny Copeland and minimalist composer John Adams. Commissioned to create music for The Moscow Circus and appeared in Robert Altman’s SHORT CUTS.

Skerik-Co-Leader of Critter’s Buggin’ and Crack Sabbath. Has recorded and performed with Les Claypool, Charlie Hunter, Mike Clark, Fred Wesley, Tuatara (w/Peter Buck), and Stanton Moore among others.

Wayne Horvitz-Current projects include the 4 plus 1 Ensemble and Zony Mash. Recorded and performed with Bill Frisell, Butch Morris, John Zorn (Naked City etc.), Carla Bley, Fred Frith, DJ Spooky and Robin Holcomb. He has been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet and the Paul Taylor Dance Company, done music for Gus Van Sant, and produced records for Eddie Palmieri, The World Sax Quartet, and Bill Frisell among others.

Mike Gamble -guitarist and multi-instrumentalist has spent the last 15 years immersed in the creative jazz, experimental rock and improvised music scene primarily in NYC.. He has had the pleasure of recording over 20 albums and touring the states, Canada, and Europe with his critically-acclaimed guitar trio The Inbetweens, Counter Record’s Cougar, and alongside doom-metal originators Earth. His more recent collaborators have been prestigious drummer Bobby Previte, bassist Todd Sickafoose, guitar virtuoso Nels Cline, and PNW cellist Lori Goldston. Since relocating to Portland Mike has been running a monthly Audio/Visual series featuring local and touring artists. Gamble currently holds a position as an Audio Production instructor at Oregon State University and is the Artistic Director of Portland’s longstanding experimental music organization, The Creative Music Guild.

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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, March 13th Arthur Migliazza // Carol J Bufford, After Hours Stomp
7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm: Arthur Migliazza // Carol J Bufford, After Hours Stomp
Tickets: $20 adv/dos / $15 students (door only with student ID)
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One of the premier interpreters of vintage pop music, Carole J. Bufford, and one of the top boogie-woogie pianists in the world, Arthur Migliazza, join forces to bring you a knock-out musical road trip as refined and elegant as it is lowdown and sexy. Carole and Arthur combine their love and command of classic American music styles into an evening filled with delightful stories, rich education, and utterly irresistible music. Come find out why Carole has been hailed as the new “Last of the Red Hot Mamas” (Wall Street Journal) and why Chuck Berry’s piano player describes Arthur as “The New Master.”

Carole J Bufford has become one of the most sought after performers on the New York City jazz & cabaret scene. She recently completed an unprecedented 10-month run at Birdland Jazz Club and her shows, ‘Speak Easy’ (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks), ‘Body & Soul’ and ‘Shades Of Blue’ earned her rave reviews in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The Times (UK) called Carole’s latest appearance in London “the best thing we’ve ever seen!”. Carole has been featured in Michael Feinstein's Songbook Series at Jazz at Lincoln Center and is the recipient of a Nightlife, Bistro and BroadwayWorld Award for Outstanding Vocalist.
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Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13 and has since performed on some of the world’s greatest stages, including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, as well as on National Public Radio in the US. In 2010 Arthur was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame and in 2014 he received the Best of the Blues Award for Best Keyboardist in Washington State. As a star of the critically acclaimed Off Broadway show BOOGIE STOMP!, Arthur performed in Times Square, NYC for four months in 2015. His album, Laying It Down, earned Top 20 spots on blues radio charts in the US, France and Australia.
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What the critics say about Carole:

"A 1920s girl gone wild" - NYTIMES

"More than any other singer of the last 90 years, [Carole] digs down into the meat and the substance of the Prohibition Era." - Wall Street Journal

"The real thing" - NYTIMES


What the critics say about Arthur:

"The new master" - Daryl Davis (Piano player for Chuck Berry)

"An impressive pianistic tour-de-force" - Blues Access Magazine

"Arthur handles the ivories with the left hand of doom" - Blues Review Magazine


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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.
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Tuesday, February 20th Seward Park Audubon Presents: I-90 Wildlife Bridges Film Screening / Nick Mardon Blues Trio / Arthur Anderson
6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm: Seward Park Audubon Presents: I-90 Wildlife Bridges Film Screening

Join us for the first Seattle public screening of "Cascade Crossroads" a 30-minute documentary film chronicling the story unfolding over and under Interstate 90 just east of Snoqualmie Pass in Washington's Cascade Mountains. Here at the intersection of an east-west transportation corridor and a north-south wildlife migration corridor, a monumental project combining conservation, collaboration, and innovation led to the construction of North Americas largest wildlife crossings project in conjunction with major infrastructure improvements for motorists. Commissioned by the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, the film aims to not only share this unique story but also inspire action in other landscapes facing similar challenges between wildlife and roads. Seward Park Audubon Center is a proud sponsor of this film, and will host a panel discussion following the screening with the film maker, Washington Department of Transportation, and I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition staff.
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Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

8:30pm | Doors at 8:00pm: Nick Mardon Blues Trio

From an early age Nick Mardon had an interest in music. He started Guitar lessons at age 7 and soon after picked up Drums at age 10. Nick has studied extensively with Masa Kobayashi, Jeffrey McCormack, Jay Roberts, Greg Williamson, Randy Hansen and Milo Petersen. Nick has attended clinics and seminars with Steve Vai, Zack Wylde, Al Di Meola, John Pettrucci, Carlos Alomar, Bryan Carter, Walter Blanding, and more. Early on Nick's biggest influences were Rock bands like ACDC and Led Zeppelin, but as he studied with different teachers he developed a passion for Jazz, Blues, Latin Music, Fusion, and many other styles of music. Currently, Nick performs regularly with Bad Idea (Rock), The Nick Mardon Blues Trio (Blues), The Max Cannella Quartet (Jazz), JNAII (Rap), The Bellevue College Big Band, as well as playing Solo Jazz Guitar, filling in for bands, going to jam sessions, and teaching lessons.
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No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations. 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): Arthur Anderson

Arthur Anderson is the moniker of musician and producer Sam Anderson. Anderson has played cello for over twenty years and has toured the U.S with multiple groups including Hey Marseilles and Damien Jurado. They currently manage a recording studio called "Mead Street" that has become the destination of choice for rap artists in South Seattle. As Arthur Anderson, they create live, improvised sonic portraits drawing influences from Classical to R&B as well as electronic interpretations of classical pieces from Bach to Scriabin. With the Royal Room residency, Anderson hopes to cultivate community and create sonic and energetic space for emotional and spiritual exploration.
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Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Wednesday, February 21st Intersections Festival Kick-off Party and Fundraiser / The General Business Band
7:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Intersections Festival Kick-off Party and Fundraiser

Intersections: A celebration of Seattle Performance— a brand new comedy festival focused on equity, inclusion, and representation—invites you to their rad kick-off party and fundraiser. There will be live performances, sweet auction items, and plenty of booze to boot.

We have gathered up silent auctions goodies everyone can enjoy, including a small items table for those that want to support the cause, but can’t afford to break the bank. Each item bought will go directly toward paying the venue and the artists participating in this year’s inaugural festival.

Come, drink, and rejoice with the Intersections team, and get stoked for the best comedy festival this spring!

Intersections festival, which will be happening March 22-25, 2018 at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in the Delridge neighborhood, crosses the gambit showcasing performers in improv, sketch, stand-up, burlesque, drag, storytelling, spoken word, music, theatre, and dance. The four day festival will feature a myriad of comedy-related acts from Seattle’s best and brightest POC, Queer, Trans, non-binary, and neurodiverse performers.

Intersections is funded in part by the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle and Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

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10:00pm (Lounge): The General Business Band

The General Business Band takes care of Business. Plain and simple. Featuring Rob Granfelt (Drums), Antoine Martel (Keys), and Andrew Morrill (Sax), the group plays entirely improvised compositions drawing from a wide array of vocabulary influenced by, yet not limited to, jazz, hip-hop, funk, contemporary classical, and rock. Let this band be the one-time only soundtrack to your night. Witness creation in the moment at its most honest.


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Thursday, February 22nd Mostly Other People Do the Killing
7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm: Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Tickets: $15 adv/dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Mostly Other People Do the Killing formed in 2003 shortly after bassist/composer/bandleader Moppa Elliott moved to New York City from Ohio. The original quartet lineup of the band grew into a septet with the 2013 release of “Red Hot”, and the group has existed in several different configurations ever since. 2017 saw the release of both a second septet album “Loafer’s Hollow” as well as the first album by the piano trio version of the group, “Paint.” All of Elliott’s compositions are named after small towns in his native Pennsylvania and explore the intersection of the past 100 years of the jazz tradition and modern improvisation. MOPDTK performs the compositions of Moppa Elliott as well as jazz standards, pop tunes, classical pieces, and free improvisation. They have won both the El Intruoso poll in the “Best Band to see Live” category twice, and DownBeat Magazine’s Critics’ Poll in the “Rising Star Ensemble” category twice. Moppa Elliott appeared in the 2017 Critics’ Poll in three categories: Rising Star bassist, Rising Star composer, and Rising Star arranger.

Ron Stabinsky, piano
Moppa Elliott, bass
Kevin Shea, drums


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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, February 23rd Art Lande & Khabu Young - piano & guitar duo / TROVADORO - Original Cuban Son Music from Seattle
6:00pm | Doors at 5:30pm: Art Lande & Khabu Young - piano/guitar duo
Tickets: $12 GA / $9 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Drawing upon 30 years of intimate musical collaboration, Art Lande (piano) & Khabu Young (guitar) are fearless improvisers traversing the full spectrum of modern jazz composition to free-form spontaneous composition, joyfully navigating disparate harmonic languages often seemingly as one mind.

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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.

9:30pm | Doors at 9:00pm: TROVADORO - Original Cuban Son Music from Seattle
Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

TROVADORO brings together Seattle's finest players of Cuban Son music to perform original compositions in traditional styles. This group also plays songs by some of Cuba's greatest Son music groups including La Familia Valera Miranda, Dúo Los Compadres and Trío Matamoros. Cuban Son (pronounced 'sone' like 'tone') is the acoustic roots dance music that grew into today's internationally celebrated Salsa. In the tradition of Cuban troubadours new and old, TROVADORO evokes deep currents of the human heart and soul with strings, percussion and song.

TROVADORO is guided by Santiago de Cuba's Kiki Valera and his lifetime of extensive performance, international touring, arranging, recording, and mastery of the Cuban Cuatro. Kiki is the eldest son and director of La Familia Valera Miranda - one of Cuba's most revered families of Son musicians. Justin Maggart and Steve Smith are core members of SuperSones - a traditional Cuban septet that has performed Cuban Son in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest for the last 16 years. Javier Marú brings years of experience playing Trova and Son in Havana, Switzerland and now in Seattle with Trío Cubay and others.

The quartet is TROVADORO's core performance format. The group frequently performs as a quintet with Lalo Bello on Congas and Vocals (Picoso, Polyrhythmics & Trío Cubay). For large venue dance performances, private events or other occasions, additional supporting musicians may include a trumpet player, bassist or singer & percussionist.

TROVADORO began as a collaboration between Justin Maggart and Kiki Valera to compose, arrange and record an album of original songs in traditional Cuban styles and perform them for a variety of audiences in Spring 2017. In June 2015, this project was funded, in part, by a grant from King County 4Culture. TROVADORO also educates diverse communities about Cuban music by leading interactive multi-media concert-workshops for audiences of all-ages.
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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, February 24th Early Music Seattle and Reel Grrls: “Women in Music” Film Screening and Panel / Led to Sea // Betsy Olson
6:00pm | Doors at 5:00pm: Early Music Seattle and Reel Grrls: “Women in Music” Film Screening and Panel
Tickets: $15 GA/ $5 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Early Music Seattle and Reel Grrls present a short film screening documenting the December 2017 performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat with an all-female chorus and orchestra. A panel of women in the Seattle music community alongside internationally-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine will discuss the awesome impact women of the past, present, and future have in the music field. Come for an evening of film, music, and female rockstars!

Community Panel:
-Laura Reynolds, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement, Seattle Symphony
-Catherine Nueva Espana, Arts Program Manager, 501 Commons
-Kate Labiak, Conductor, Symphonette Orchestra, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra

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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.

9:00pm | Doors at 8:45pm: Led to Sea // Betsy Olson
Tickets: $8 adv/ $10 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Led to Sea
Violinist, Violist, Composer and Songwriter Alex Guy is the leader and principal songwriter for Led To Sea, a magnetic chamber-pop trio that fuses classical, pop and experimental music. Their live show has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, and draws comparisons to St. Vincent and Andrew Byrd. As a musician Alex has performed and collaborated with a virtual whose who of important bandleaders, composers, improvisers and jazz musicians in the Pacific NW and beyond. Notable collaborators include Sera Cahoone, Jerek Bischoff, Laura Veirs, Ahamefule Olou, Tucker Martine, Wayne Horvitz, The Seattle Rock Orchestra, Mirah, Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, Paranthetical Girls and many more.

Besty Olson
Betsy Olson is a Seattle based blues/rock musician pulling influences from Led Zeppelin, Bonnie Raitt and Jimi Hendrix. She plays in a 4-piece band with Sera Cahooneon drums, Rebecca Young on bass and Moe Provencher on rhythm guitar and harmonica.

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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, February 25th Seattle Tap Jam / Tessarosa
5:00pm | Doors at 4:30pm: Seattle Tap Jam
Tickets: Sliding scale $7, $10, $12, $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Tap dancers and fans alike are invited to attend this jam session hosted by Jessie Sawyers. This event is inclusive to participants of all ages, abilities, and studio affiliations.
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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.

8:00pm | Doors at 7:30pm: Tessarosa

Tessarosa Band - From a musical family, Tess played the piano from age 4 through 13. She also started singing in the church choir when she was 10 years old. She is known for her warm and passionate style. Tess has performed in many nightclubs, benefits, concerts and festivals and most recently at the Benaroya Hall (the new Symphony Hall in Seattle). Tess is a fearless voice in contemporary latin jazz and has a way of interpretating and improvising a song thats all her own. Jazz trained at Cornish College of the Arts and Seattle Central Community College, she also recieved her degree in Public Administation at Seattle University.

She has performed in Asia, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Hawaii and Los Angeles as a vocalist and has appeared with jazz greats; Jessica Williams, George Gaffney, Earl Palmer, Diane Schuur and Kenny Kirkland. She has been singing professionally since 1996.Tess is a fearless voice in contemporary latin jazz and has a way of interpretating and improvising a song thats all her own. Jazz trained at Cornish College of the Arts and Seattle Central Community College.

The Tessarosa band is Beth Wulff (Piano), Merwin Kato (Drums), Mike Guerzon (Bass), Nelia Del los Reyes and Nadine Waldman (Backup Vocals), Jeff Chinn (Sax), Caesar Cabrera (Trumpet) andSpecial Guest Steve Black (Guitar)

The TessaRosa band is an exciting band that blends bossa nova, latin rhythms, smooth jazz, pop and funk in their music that will get you tappin' your feet and movin' to their unique and catchy grooves. Drawing their influences from primarily the 1960s and 70s pop, jazz, funk and soul with influences from Stevie Wonder, Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66, Sade, Natalie Cole, just to name a few....

So whether you want a small jazz trio or dance band, the TessaRosa band is guarateed to impress and be a hit!
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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.

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.