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UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Wednesday, April 16th Piano Starts Here: Hoagy Carmichael & George Gershwin (The Great American Songbook)
8:00pm
Tickets $10 advance/$12 at the door/ $5 students are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Two of the greatest American composers and songwriters of the 20th Century. Gershwin and Charmichael were also superb pianists who performed frequently to adoring crowds during their lifetimes.

This night's performance features Bill Anschell, Randy Halberstadt, Carolyn Graye and Jovino Santos Neto.

The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument. Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening on the Royal Room’s Steinway B grand piano. Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Sonny Clark, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Fats Waller, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Tim Kennedy. Hosted by Tim Kennedy.

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.
Tuesday, April 22nd Tuesday Tease
8:00pm
Tickets $10-$25 are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Tuesday Tease is Seattle's only monthly burlesque revue with live musical accompaniment. The show brings together the musical stylings of Pervana and a rotating cast of Seattle burlesque artists to spice up your Tuesday nights with some tease and tunes. Our featured dancers bring a blend of neo and classic burlesque to showcase their stylistic flexibility — and the band's! Pervana covers everything from jazz and blues to punk and pop and anything in between. Our spring series features beautiful burlesque blossoms Boom Boom L'Roux, Karmen Sutra, and Tamara the Trapeze Lady in a veritable rainbow of classic tease, comedy, and colorful costumes. Hosted by smart-mouthed sexpot Sailor St. Claire and stage managed by daffy darling Miss Huney Bush.

Tuesday Tease website

Please note: This event is 18+.
Thursday, April 24th Tae Phoenix CD Release Show with Whitney Monge and Julia Massey
7:00pm
Tickets, $10 adv/ $12 door are available now from Stranger Tickets

Seattle roots-pop singer-songwriter Tae Phoenix will celebrate the release of her sophomore Album, "Outside the Lines". The album was produced and engineered by noted Seattle producer and saxophonist Dave Miner at London Bridge Studios in Seattle. The album was fully fan-funded, with the bill for production costs footed by Seattle pianist, trial attorney, and arts patron Michael Withey, and another $7,000 contributed toward promotional costs via the crowdfunding site, Kickstarter.

The album showcases Phoenix's range, versatility, and prowess as both songwriter and vocalist. The opening track, "Damned Old Flame," warns a younger sister about the dangers of charismatic men, while the story song "Moment I Try" reflects on the limits of what one human being can truly do for another, and the bawdy twelve-bar shuffle "Down & Dirty Way" continues the female blues tradition of making the sexual political through song.

Tae Phoenix will joined by fellow local singer-songwriters Julia Massey and Whitney Mongé.
Julia Massey's website .
Whitney Mongé's website .

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.
Wednesday, May 21st Piano Starts Here: The Music of Keith Jarrett/ Paul Bley
8:00pm
Tickets, $10 adv/ $12 door, ($5 for Student's w/ ID) are available now from Stranger Tickets

Bley and Jarrett redefined the harmonic landscape of late 20th century jazz piano. "Open to Love" and "Facing You" (ECM); two of the finest solo piano records of all times.

The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument. Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening on the Royal Room’s Steinway B grand piano. Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Sonny Clark, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Fats Waller, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Tim Kennedy. Hosted by Tim Kennedy.

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.

This Week At The Royal Room
Monday, April 14th Kelly Ash Band featuring Dawn Clement and Johnaye Kendrick/ Dawn Clement and Johnaye Kendrick Duo
8:00pm
New York City- based vocalist Kelly Ash blends jazz, folk, soul and pop to create an original sound. Steeped in the jazz tradition but embracing newer music, Kelly infuses contemporary songs with the intricacies of jazz.
Kelly has emerged as a formidable talent with a rich, soulful voice and captivating stage presence. Kelly’s unique approach to jazz appeals to a wide audience as she incorporates contemporary music from songwriters such as Tom Waits, Sting, The Fleet Foxes, Nick Drake, and Jeff Buckley -- her choice of material connects the art of jazz to a new generation.
Kelly has a Masters degree in jazz performance (voice/ piano) from New York University, and is a member of the NYU adjunct faculty, LaGuardia Community College adjunct faculty, and the New York Jazz Academy faculty. A Seattle transplant, Kelly has lived in NYC for three years and already performs actively as leader of her own quintet in New York City and around the U.S.
www.kellyashmusic.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.
Tuesday, April 15th Chris Speed Trio with Dave King and Chris Tordini
8:00pm
Seattle born, Brooklyn based saxophonist/clarinetist Chris Speed has been a formidable presence on the front line of progressive jazz in NYC for over two decades (Claudia Quintet, Alas No Axis, Human Feel, Bloodcount, Pachora, Endangered Blood), this trio with Minneapolan Dave King (of the Bad Plus, Happy Apple) and bassist extraordinaire Chris Tordini will dig into the revered tenor trio tradition.

www.chrisspeed.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.
Wednesday, April 16th Piano Starts Here: Hoagy Carmichael & George Gershwin (The Great American Songbook)
8:00pm
Tickets $10 advance/$12 at the door/ $5 students are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Two of the greatest American composers and songwriters of the 20th Century. Gershwin and Charmichael were also superb pianists who performed frequently to adoring crowds during their lifetimes.

This night's performance features Bill Anschell, Randy Halberstadt, Carolyn Graye and Jovino Santos Neto.

The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument. Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening on the Royal Room’s Steinway B grand piano. Past PSH performances have highlighted the work of Sonny Clark, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Fats Waller, Herbie Hancock and Herbie Nichols. Curated by Wayne Horvitz and Tim Kennedy. Hosted by Tim Kennedy.

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.
Thursday, April 17th Coleman/Glenn/Goldberg/ Third Thursday Twang
6:00pm Coleman/Glenn/Goldberg
Coleman/Glenn/Goldberg is made up of three of the Bay Area's most in-demand composer/improvisers. Clarinetist Ben Goldberg has worked with a wide variety of people in the jazz world including Nels Cline, Joshua Redman, Charlie Hunter and Myra Melford. He has numerous albums out under his own name and has played on countless others as a sideman. His playing reflects a deep respect for the jazz tradition as well as his interest in utilizing other genres and styles from klezmer to indie rock. Drummer Jordan Glenn is one of the most sought after percussionists in the Bay Area. He works regularly with Fred Frith and Dominique Leone as well leading his own groups and is known for possessing an intuitive sense of groove as well as an imaginative vocabulary of extended techniques on the drum set. Pianist Michael Coleman leads many of his own bands, from the bizarro keyboard trio Beep to the out of control percussion heavy sextet CavityFang. He has toured the world with songwriter Chris Cohen and plays as a sideman in groups that span the musical spectrum from traditional jazz to noise improv.
In this context, the trio will be performing compositions by all three members as well as improvisations. The listener can expect a focused and dynamic set of music that combines the players' vast array of influences.

8:00pm Third Thursday Twang with the 1 Uppers
The 1 Uppers are a country band. They are dedicated to bringing original and plain old country to Seattle. Expect lots of sad songs, tight harmonies, guitar solos and matching suits. This band is is built on the old model of country music - think more Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride - less whatever it is they call country music on modern radio these days.
1 Uppers is David Russell (vocals, acoustic guitar), Kris Geren (guitar), John Hendow (guitar), Jon Hyde (pedal steel, vocals), Caben Buswell (bass) and Eric Eagle (drums).
1 Uppers can usually be found at the Royal Room every third Thursday where they have been since the Royal Room opened. Expect a special guest band to join in and expect them to be country!
Get some boots on and come out and dance!

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, April 18th Michael Moore Quartet/ James Apollo
6:00pm Michael Moore Quartet
The Amsterdam-based Michael Moore Quartet is coming to perform for the first time in North America. The music is a heady mix of American jazz and European improvised music - with two expat Californians working alongside two products of the vibrant Dutch contemporary music scene. The music is unique - wild and delicate, with occasional Indonesian, Brazilian and African influences. Donʼt miss it!

9:00pm James Apollo
Troubadour of roots and rock and roll.
JamesApollo.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, April 19th Cline/Sewelson/Kuhn/Horvitz/Walton/ Electric Circus/ Electric Miles Davis
6:00pm Dependent Origination: Cline/Sewelson/Kuhn/Horvitz/Walton
Dependent Origination is a term Buddha used to describe the inter-relatedness of all phenomena. It describes the improvisational dance of life and we use it here to describe a musical collective, coming together with joy to continue great musical friendships and dialog. Each member has a rich musical history and in many cases collaborations that go back decades.

Five musicians, representing several generations of free/ experimental jazz come together to present a night a music drawing from their rich history and past collaborations.

Alex Cline, LA based jazz/experimental drummer has worked with Scott Walton, as well as a Bill Frisell, Peter Erskine, Julius Hemphill, Myra Melford, Tim Burn, Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith and of course, his twin brother Nels Cline. Other musicians tonight share a history of musical projects together, most notabley keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, clarinetist Peter Kuhn and saxophonist Dave Sewelson, who connected through the New York experimental music scene in the early 1980’s. Together, they’ve had numerous collaborations on Black Saint and Soul Note records and other labels with experimental jazz greats such as William Parker, Phillip Wilson, John Zorn, Bobby Previte, Joe Gallant, Dennis Charles and more. Bassist and pianist Scott Walton, another contributor to Black Saint and Soul Note reunites with Wayne after formally working with him on Wayne’s brother’s, guitarist Bill Horvitz’s, projects.

9:00pm Electric Circus/ Electric Miles Davis
Electric Circus remixes classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and a reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia. For their first set this evening they will be revisiting the music of electric Miles Davis’s "Bitches Brew", their second set will be classic Electric Circus, improvising on riffs from James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Willie Dixon, Los Lobos and more. Tonight special guest Alex Cline joins on drums.

Electric Circus features Ryan Burns (rhodes, synthesizers), Tim Kennedy (organ, synthesizers), Kathy Moore (guitar), Tristan Gianola (guitar), Ian Sheridan (electric bass), Geoff Harper (acoustic bass), Raymond Larsen (trumpet), Beth Fleenor (clarinets), Alex Guy (violin/violia), Eric Barber (sax), Dave Sewelson (sax), Thione Diop (percussion) and Wayne Horvitz (conductor/electronics).
Check our blog for more information on Electric Circus.

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 20th Pleasure Drones
8:00pm
Featuring Will Bernard (guitar), Eric Kalb (drums, electronics), Jeff Hanley (bass, electronics).
"Will Bernard is one of the best-kept jazz-guitar secrets on the planet." – Dan Ouellette, Billboard
Pleasure Drones 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.

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.

Thursday through Monday - no cover charge (please check the calendar page for special exceptions). Tuesday and Wednesday nights will feature national and touring acts. Find more details about the start times and ticket information on The Royal Room's calendar page.

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 specials 5pm-7pm, food specials 5pm-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.