2016 Spring Jam Info

When & Where

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Shows at 11:30am, 2pm, and 4:30pm
Each show is about 1.5 hours long

The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 906-9920

The Jam is free to the public.

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, Joe Walker's 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 rock concert.

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: 11:30am - 1pm

Beckett Muzia and Niels Hejlsberg
"Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons

Caroline Carter and Niels Hejlsberg
"Stitches" by Shawn Mendez

Lena and Luca Millard-Kish
"Don't You Remember" by Adele

Luca Millard-Kish
"Piano Man" by Billy Joel

Anita Lam
"Deer Creek Canyon" by Sera Cahoone

Brady Foster
"Wagon Wheel" by Darius Rucker

John Parchem
"Lodi" by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Eric Dalzell
"Taking Just a Little Bit of Time" by Guy Davis

Maggie Dalzell
"Silver Moon" by Roo Panes

Eric and Maggie Dalzell
"Girl From the North Country" by Bob Dylan

Mystery Medley

Axel Hejlsberg
"Abstract" (original)

Show 2: 2pm - 3:30pm

Alex McKay
"California Stars" by Billy Bragg and Wilco

Alex McKay; and Sam, Cris, and Zoe Leffler
"Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lucca Burgess, Zoe Leffler, and Alex McKay
"Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots

Lucca Burgess, Jack Lewison, and Stellan Schilder
"Sweet Child o' Mine" by Guns N' Roses

Cris Leffler and Peter Rieger
"Little Black Submarines" by The Black Keys

Max Davis
"Joe's Garage" by Frank Zappa

Lauren O'Driscoll and Stellan Schilder
"Love Runs Out" by One Republic

Lauren O'Driscoll
"C'est La Vie" (original)

Natalie Rezek
TBD (original)

Connor Wartelle
"When Are the Song Titles Due?" (original)

Connor Wartelle and Nick Zappone
"The Woven Web" by Animals as Leaders

Max Davis, Sam Leffler, and Ryan Curtis
"Hotel California" by The Eagles

Mystery Medley

Show 3: 4:30pm - 6pm

Wesley Kotas
"Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees

Wesley Kotas
"Baba O'Riley" by The Who

Avi Magaram
"The Bed I Made" by Allen Stone

Avi Magaram
"Be Good (Lion's Song)" by Gregory Porter

Jack Jassy
"Come Alive" by The Foo Fighters

Jack Jassy and Luc Koenig
"Let it Die" by The Foo Fighters

Rahul Shendure
"Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake

Shanti and Rahul Shendure
"Wind on the Mountain" by Shanti Shendure
"Firework" by Katy Perry

Mystery Medley

Steve Goldfarb
"Breaking the Law" by John & Jacob

Kumar Mehta
"Imagine" by John Lennon

Kumar Mehta and Steve Goldfarb
"Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash