Tom Baker Quartet//Kaley Lane Eaton

Sun, Apr 23 at 7:30pm

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Doors: 6:30pm

Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. We are now accepting reservations for diners! Please email for a table. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm. All our staff are fully vaccinated, and we ask that our patrons be vaccinated as well. 


Tom Baker Quartet (TBQ) performs surprising and well-crafted avant-jazz tunes, as well as beautiful and haunting improvisations. Their music blurs the boundaries between genres, between styles, between notated music and free improvisation. 

The unique sonic landscapes that result are both edgy and captivating , with an ear toward the future of creative music in the anthropocene.

"Creative, free, and, at times, funky. [TBQ] pushes the musical envelope." -All About Jazz
"A delicate, eccentric compositional sense with a tendency toward unruly improvisation." - Time Out New York
"Trippy jazz-hued soundscapes." -Guitar Player Magazine
"Brilliantly collective. These tunes have an internal spring-loadedness that's electrifying." -Earshot Magazine


A conservatory-trained classical pianist and vocalist who fell into creating electronic music shortly after a stint playing Baroque lute, Seattle composer, singer-songwriter and producer Kaley Lane Eaton's music is colored by this eclecticism. Her "disconcertingly lovely" (Seattle Weekly) compositions combine her folk-tinged, angelic vocals and blues-inflected piano stylings with undertones of electronic noise, IDM, and a particularly "Seattle" brand of improvisation. Kaley's expert keyboard skills support a band of PNW geniuses marinated in jazz and chamber music - Chris Icasiano on drums (Bad Luck, Fleet Foxes, Tomo Nakayama, Shannon and the Clams), Kayce Guthmiller on vocals and viola, Kelsey Mines on bass and vocals, and occasional guest players from the Seattle scene.

Her debut solo record, cedar, was released on Bright Shiny Things in February 2022. When she's not playing music herself, she guides young musical minds as Chair of Music at Cornish College of the Arts.

TBQ photo credit: Haley Freedlund

Kaley Lane Eaton photo credit: Jonas Seaman