Piano Starts Here: Fundraiser (Night 2)
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.
Since its opening in 2011, part of the Royal Room’s mission has been to provide quality instruments to its performers. At the top of that list is a Steinway B piano, something very unusual for a club of this size and especially a club focused on local musicians. Over 10% of the Royal Room’s startup costs was the purchase of this instrument. After 5 years, that piano needs some serious love, and 20 of Seattle’s finest pianists have graciously donated their service for 2 nights of standards and originals.
Piano Starts Here highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented jazz composers and pianists to ever tackle the instrument, hosted and curated by pianists Alex Guilbert, Tim Kennedy and Wayne Horvitz. Each performance brings together Seattle’s finest contemporary pianists to perform compositions that showcase the featured performer’s work – the Royal Room brings together a who’s who of local piano talent to play the ongoing series, featuring pianists like Ryan Burns, Marc Seales, Dawn Clement, Sumi Tonooka, Gus Carnes, Aaron Othein, and Dave Peck, to name just a few. Tonight's show features Carolyn Graye, Bill Anschell, Randy Halberstadt, Robin Holcomb, Michael Owcharuk, Marina Albero, Ron Weinstein, Josh Rawlings, Gus Carns, Jake Sele and Gregory Smith Duo and Wayne Horvitz.
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.