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October 2021

Jazz Jam Session

October 25 @ 9:00 pm
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Skerik Band

October 31 @ 9:00 pm

The superior saxophone stylings of Skerik (Bandalabra, DRKWAV, Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois, Les Claypool, Roger Waters), the groovy Guitar gymnastics of Andy Coe (Bandalabra, Tuatara, McTuff, Andy Coe Band), the dynamically dexterous Drumming of Tarik Abouzied (Pocket Change, Hardcoretet, McTuff, Happy Orchestra) and the bold Bass bombardment of Damian Erskine (Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Les McCann, Peter Erskine, Antonio Hart). Their experimental mix of original and classic jazz, groovy far out funk, and the occasional cover of Frank Zappa…

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November 2021

Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

November 1 @ 7:30 pm

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…

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Royal Room Jazz Jam Session

November 1 @ 9:00 pm

The Royal Room Jazz Jam Session Hosted by Thomas Marriott House band feat. D’Vonne Lewis, Kelsey Mines & Eric Verlinde

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The Royal We with Julian Priester and Ben Hunter

November 5 @ 8:00 pm

The Royal We with Julian Priester and Ben Hunter: A Fundraiser for the South Hudson Music Project The South Hudson Music Project is pleased to welcome you back in person to the Royal Room for a fundraiser to support the resumption of our role in the historic Columbia City neighborhood. Join us for an evening of music with The Royal We, featuring Wayne Horvitz (piano and keyboards), Skerik (saxophone), Alex Guy (violin), Iván Galvez (percussion), D’Vonne Lewis (drums), Geoff Harper…

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The Thursday Collective & Triple Mood

November 7 @ 7:00 pm
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Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

November 8 @ 7:30 pm

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…

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Royal Room Jazz Jam Session

November 8 @ 9:00 pm

The Royal Room Jazz Jam Session Hosted by Thomas Marriott House band feat. D’Vonne Lewis, Kelsey Mines & Eric Verlinde

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Thomas Marriott: KNKX celebrates Public Radio Day

November 10 @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 10 7:00 pm | KNKX celebrates Public Radio Day KNKX and Jazz24 extend an invitation to all to  join us on November 10—this year's Public Radio Music Day—when we celebrate the role public media plays in supporting the national and regional music ecosystem, which includes venues and artists.This event  will include one of the region's top jazz artists, composers, and producers, trumpeter Thomas Marriott. Attend the show in person or watch it online at LoudSwell.com. The free show will be hosted by…

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Critical Mass Big Band with Danny Quintero

November 11 @ 8:00 pm
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Music for Movement: An Evening Curated by Ahamefule J. Oluo

November 14 @ 7:00 pm

Ahamefule J. Oluo presents a curated evening of music for movement. What makes people want to dance? What makes people move their body? What is the catalyst that starts that process? We are going to explore that with 3 different ensembles and see if we can get a Seattle crowd on their feet. Featuring; MAJI (featuring D'Vonne Lewis); Talaya and Don Grey; Ahamefule J. Oluo

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Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

November 15 @ 7:30 pm

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…

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Royal Room Jazz Jam Session

November 15 @ 9:00 pm

The Royal Room Jazz Jam Session Hosted by Thomas Marriott House band feat. D’Vonne Lewis, Kelsey Mines & Eric Verlinde

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Piano Starts Here: Marc Seales

November 17 @ 7:30 pm

KNKX presents: Piano Starts Here, 2021-2022 Season In partnership with South Hudson Music Project  Bi-monthly on the third Wednesday of the month Shows at 7:30 pm. Door at 6:30 pm Tickets $12 adv/ $15 dos/$5 students (door only with student ID) November 17th:  Marc Seales Purchase advance tickets here Marc Seales has been a hero of Jazz piano in Seattle for many, many years. Piano Starts Here is proud to feature him, and some of his former students, in a program…

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Mike Clark

November 19 @ 8:00 pm

Mike Clark gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock in the early seventies. His incisive playing on Hancock’s “Actual Proof” garnered him an international cult following and influenced generations of drummers. While Mike digs the funk, he consider jazz his first love, and playing that music is what he says feeds his soul. He will be performing with Skerik, Wayne Horvitz, Geoff Harper, and Thomas Marriott.

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Greta Matassa Quintet

November 21 @ 7:00 pm
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Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

November 22 @ 7:30 pm

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…

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Royal Room Jazz Jam Session

November 22 @ 9:00 pm

The Royal Room Jazz Jam Session Hosted by Thomas Marriott House band feat. D’Vonne Lewis, Kelsey Mines & Eric Verlinde

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Ray Skjelbred Trio

November 27 @ 5:00 pm

The Ray Skjelbred Trio plays classic hot jazz, swing and blues inspired by music from Chicago in the 1920’s and 30’s. Each musician has many year’s experience and a strong historic sense of the music they set out to perform, as well as a sense of daring to explore new ideas in traditional forms. Ray Skjelbred’s film “Piano Jazz: Chicago Style! was the documentary/history winner in the 2018 New York Jazz Film Festival. He has learned his craft by direct…

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Jared Hall Album Release

November 28 @ 7:00 pm

Seattle trumpeter Jared Hall presents his polished quintet, performing a blend of colorful arrangements and engaging original compositions from his new album release, “Seen on the Scene” (Origin Records, 2021). The Spokane-native arrived in Seattle in 2015 after completing studies with mercurial trumpet ace Brian Lynch and, almost immediately, scored a residency at Tula’s, the city’s legendary jazz spot. Sporting new compositions and a new recording on Lynch’s Hollistic MusicWorks label, Hall went about establishing himself on the vibrant Seattle…

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Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

November 29 @ 7:30 pm

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…

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Royal Room Jazz Jam Session

November 29 @ 9:00 pm

The Royal Room Jazz Jam Session Hosted by Thomas Marriott House band feat. D’Vonne Lewis, Kelsey Mines & Eric Verlinde

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Chanukah at The Royal Room

November 30 @ 6:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the third night of Chanukah with three great bands- and Latkes! "I am What I Am" plays the music of John Zorn's Masada, led by Wayne Horvitz Featuring: James Falzone- clarinet; Wayne Horvitz- keys; Darren Loucas-guitar; Keith Low- bass;  Evan Woodle- drums. Shpilkis is Seattle's hot klezmer brass band bringing you old-school yiddish grooves with tuchus-shaking energy. Featuring: Jimmy Austin- Trombone; Simone Adler- Clarinet; Layne Benofsky- Euphonium; Stefanie Brendler -Tenor Horn; Michael Grant -Trumpet; Nancy Hartunian- Saxophone; Gary…

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December 2021

Cascadia Big Band Holiday Show

December 15 @ 7:30 pm

Plan now to get into the Holiday spirit by hearing some fabulous arraignments of classical Holiday tunes like you've never heard them played before. Great classics from Stan Kenton, Airmen of note, Tom Kubis and vocals from Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Bublé. Come out  and hear the seventeen-piece Cascadia Big Band perform their Holiday show. Jazzy Big Band arrangements of your favorite Holiday and Christmas Carols. Plus, fabulous vocalists Roger Bare and Ingrid Dehaa

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Bryan Carter Wishes You A Swangin’ Christmas

December 16 @ 8:00 pm

"Bryan Carter Wishes You A Swangin' Christmas" is a Holiday-themed concert reminiscent of the delightful musical television specials from the 1950's and 60's. Vocalist Martina DaSilva joins Bryan Carter & The Swangers for a soulfully-epic evening of holiday classics that the entire family can enjoy! With a confidence reflecting an instrumental and compositional maturity that both belie his age and announce the arrival of a remarkable talent, Bryan Carter exudes what promises a highly successful career. Shortly after completing his…

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