Doors at 4:30pm
Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos/ $5 students (door only w/ student ID)To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation by emailing [email protected]
Kammy Yedor is a young jazz guitarist from the Seattle area who has performed there since high school as a sideman and a leader. She is an alumna of Seattle's prestigious Roosevelt High School Jazz program, the Seattle JazzEd program, and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. She is currently attending Michigan State University and obtaining her Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies. She has studied with Milo Petersen, Clarence Acox, Scott Brown, Danilo Perez, Terri Lynne Carrington, Ben Street, Rodney Whitaker, Michael Dease, and Randy Napoleon. She has been fortunate enough to perform with Michael Phillip Mossman, Harvey Mason, Jay Thomas, D'Vonne Lewis, the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra and Steve Wilson. She performs in the Detroit area and all over Michigan as well.
Maia Nelson is a vocalist and bassist living in Seattle, WA. She has been singing in choirs since the age of 7, beginning with Seattle's Northwest Girlchoir. She now performs with Garfield High School's vocal jazz ensemble, as as a featured vocalist in Garfield's premier jazz band, in which she also performs as a bassist, and with her ensemble, the Maia Nelson Quartet.
The Maia Nelson Quartet was featured in Seattle Theatre Group's 2016 More Music at the Moore program, mentored by Grammy-winning artist, Robert Glasper. MNQ plays gigs at various events and locations around Seattle, and Maia has also had the privilege of playing with Melissa Etheridge at Seattle's Paramount Theatre.
Kate Olson is an improvising saxophonist and music educator based in Seattle, WA. Since moving to Seattle in 2010, she has done her best to infiltrate the local, regional and international improvised music scenes. She can be heard performing with her own projects KO SOLO and KO ELECTRIC, and as a collaborator with Syrinx Effect, Ask the Ages, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble and Electric Circus (led by Wayne Horvitz), theSeattle Jazz Composer's Ensemble and with such Seattle staples as the Seattle Men's and Women's Choruses and cabaret producersCan Can Presents and Verlaine & McCann. Kate has a BA in Music (Jazz Emphasis) from the University of Wyoming and an MM in Improvisation from the University of Michigan.
Kate’s international resume continues to grow, including performances in Russia, Latvia, Turkey, Switzerland, South Korea, Cuba, and Slovakia. She has appeared on stage with Terry Riley, Stuart Dempster, Pauline Oliveros, Allison Miller, Bobby Previte, Skerik, Patricia Barber and pop music icons Elvis Costello, Brandi Carlile, Sir Mix-a-lot, Matt Cameron, and Big Star's Third (featuring members of REM, the Posies, and Nada Surf) among others. Kate was nominated in 2011 and 2013 for the Earshot Golden Ear Award in the Emerging Artist category, and in 2014 and 2016, she was nominated for the Best NW Instrumentalist Category, and in 2016 her band KO Ensemble was also nominated as best NW Alternative Group.
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.