2013 Spring Jam Info

2013 Spring Jam

When & Where

Saturday, May 18, 2013
Shows at 12pm and 3pm

The Q Cafe
3223 15th Avenue West Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 352-2525

What's the Coffee Shop Jam?

The Coffee Shop Jam, held twice a year in the spring and fall, is an opportunity for my guitar students, Mark DiFlorio's drum students, and Brady Millard-Kish's bass students to perform in a relaxed, fun environment. It’s part recital, part open mic, and part Stones concert. Needless to say, it’s a blast.

We organize the Jam guided by five principles:

  • Having Fun
    Playing music is all about spreading joy.

  • Providing a Memorable, Meaningful Experience
    When everything's going right, live music can be a transcendent experience for both performers and audience members. We want to make that happen.

  • Sustainability
    We want the Jam to flourish for years to come.

  • Real-World Experience
    The Jam gives students a little taste of what professional gigging musicians experience.

  • Motivation
    The promise of glory on the stage is a great motivator for polishing those chops.


Show 1: 12pm - 2pm

Lisa Sowder
"Sweet Marie" (original)

Lisa Sowder and Steve Metzner
"Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty

Axel Hejlsberg, Will Jammes, and Tess Devenney
"6ths" by Axel Hejlsberg and Rob Hampton

Tess Devenney and Luca Millard-Kish
"Little Talks" by Of Monsters and Men

Luca Millard-Kish
"Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie

Linda Pourmassina
"Leaving on a Jet Plane" by John Denver

Chris Sanchez
"American Pie" by Don McLean

Connor Wartelle
"Cult of Personality" by Living Colour

Will Jammes and Connor Wartelle
"Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne

Zoe Leffler
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
"Rolling in the Deep" by Adele

DJ Septon and Soleil Slawson
"Moving to New York" by The Wombats
"The Ocean" by Led Zeppelin

Gray Kinard
"Thrift Shop" by Macklemore

Show 2: 3pm - 5pm

Steve Goldfarb
“Be Yourself” by Graham Nash

Wesley Kotas
"Fire and Brimstone" by Link Wray
"I Got Stripes" by Johnny Cash

Kumar Mehta
"Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's

Kumar and Priyanka Mehta
"The A Team" by Ed Sheeran

Erik and Leigh Nordstrom and Steve Goldfarb
“Carpetbaggers” by Johnathan Rice
“The Late Greats” by Wilco

Jack Jassy
"Times Like These" by The Foo Fighters

Jack Jassy and Jack Hanish
"Pretender" by The Foo Fighters

Jack Hanish and Nick Zappone
"Higher Ground" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Nick Zappone and Oliver Bacon
"Diamond Balloon" by Nick Zappone and Oliver Bacon

Emma Jassy
"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz

Emma Jassy and Sophia Bondi
"Rush" by Emma Jassy

Sophia Bondi
"Cuban Slide" by The Pretenders

Rahul, Shanti, and Akash Shendure
"June Hymn" by The Decemberists

Rahul Shendure
"Live and Die" by The Avett Brothers

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