Sun, January 14th

Royal Artist Group & GroundUP Music APAP Showcase

Funk jazz pop singer-songwriter TICKETS

Doors 6:00 PM
Show 7:00 PM
Advance Price GA: $20 VIP: $35
Door Price $25

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Royal Artist Group & GroundUP Music APAP Showcase presents:


11PM: Ghost-Note: A Snarky Puppy Side Project feat. Robert "Sput" Searight & Nate Werth

If the Grammy Award winning band, Snarky Puppy, was a heart, drummer Robert Sput Searight and percussionist Nate Werth serve as its explosive pulse. World renown for their artistic communication through rhythm, this dynamic duo debuts their own project, expanding their percussive voice into a night of melody through innovative grooves and captivating artistry.


Forq is an instrumental quartet with an aggressive sound and a penchant for sonic exploration. This all-star band based in New York has just completed their third album - Thrēq - released on August 4, 2017. Founded by keyboardist Henry Hey (David Bowie, Empire of the Sun, Jeff "Tain" Watts), Forq is joined by guitarist Chris McQueen (Snarky Puppy, Foe Destroyer, Bokanté) and drummer Jason ‘JT’ Thomas (Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, Marcus Miller, D’Angelo). Their sound is at once fierce, playful, and soulful - rich in both musical intelligence and undeniable pocket. It draws from various musical paths of it’s members, whether it’s Jason’s swampy grooves and shuffles, Chris’ singular sonic approach to guitar, or Henry’s zeal for unique keyboard sounds and twisted ear candy. Bass player Kevin Scott (Colonel Bruce, Bernard Purdie) produces a low-end force that is influenced by his southern roots and his vast and eclectic music experiences. The band pushes further down the sonic rabbit hole with the stunning new material on Thrēq.

9PM: Lucy Woodward

Til They Bang On The Door marks Lucy Woodward's long-awaited fourth solo return with her debut release on GroundUP Music/Verve/Universal -- the breakthrough indie label started by Snarky Puppy's Michael League. Looking for “crazy, low brass instrumentation with feminine vocals,” she paired up with an all-star recording cast, featuring co-producer Michael League, co-producer/ keyboardist extraordinaire Henry Hey (David Bowie, George Michael), organist Cory Henry and core musicians from Snarky Puppy. “I had been touring with Snarky Puppy which is what sparked the whole concept. In pretty much one Skype conversation with Henry, Mike and I, we knew where this was going to go. I wanted to surf on a wave of horns.”

8 PM: Becca Stevens

North Carolina bred, Brooklyn based singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens has already received copious praise from the likes of The New York Times, describing her as a best-kept secret and impressively absorbing. Drawing upon elements of pop, indie-rock, jazz, and traditional Appalachian folk, Stevens has been hailed for her unique ability to craft exquisite compositions both for her own band, and for artists who run the gamut of genre from the legendary David Crosby, to singer José James to classical pianist Timo Andres. Stevens has toured the world with her band and collaborated with the likes of: Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, Billy Childs, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jacob Collier, Vijay Iyer and many others. In April 2015, Perfect Animal, the highly anticipated follow-up to Weightless (Sunnyside), produced by engineer Scott Solter was released on Universal Music Classics. Becca's music is featured on the latest Snarky Puppy Family Dinner Vol 2.

7PM: Yotam Silberstein

Tel – Aviv native Yotam Silberstein began playing guitar at age 10. This young prodigy was soon invited to perform with many of the nation’s top jazz musicians. By the age of 21, Silberstein has won the coveted “Israeli Jazz Player of The Year” title. Soon after, he performed at Italy’s renowned Umbria Jazz Festival, released a critically acclaimed debut album and set out on an extensive tour of Europe and the Middle East.