2015 Fall Jam Info

When & Where

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Shows at 11am, 1:30pm, and 4:30pm
Each show is about 1.5 hours long

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

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: 11am - 12:30pm

Sophia Bondi
"Surrender" by Cheap Trick

Sophia Bondi, Kurt Hanish, and Lauren O'Driscoll
"D'yer Mak'er" by Led Zeppelin

Kurt Hanish and Niels Hejlsberg
"Mountain at My Gates" by The Foals

Niels Hejlsberg
"Shots" by Imagine Dragons

Emma Jassy
"Reality" (original)

Ethan Bovey, Axel Hejlsberg, and Emma Jassy
"Smoke" by PVRIS

Avi Magaram
"I Will Follow You Into the Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie

Axel Hejlsberg and Avi Magaram
"Spanish" by Axel Hejlsberg and Rob Hampton, lyrics by Avi Magaram

Jack Jassy and Ethan Bovey
"Bridge Burning" by The Foo Fighters

Jack Jassy
"Breakout" by The Foo Fighters

Brennan Barr
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" (traditional)

Jackson Barr
"Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons

Jackson and Brennan Barr
"For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield

Stellan Schilder and Lauren O'Driscoll
"It's Time" by Imagine Dragons

Show 2: 1:30pm - 3pm

Florette Cederstrand
"Broken Ones" by Jacquie Lee

Zade Grandinetti
"Bad to the Bone" by George Thorogood

Manny Hernandez
"Centuries" by FallOut Boy

Drew Curtis and Manny Hernandez
"Living on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi

Alex McKay
"Do You Realize??" by The Flaming Lips

Ryan Curtis and Beckett Muzia
"The Distance" by Cake

Eric Dalzell
"Going to California" by Led Zeppelin

John Parchem
"Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith

Lucca Burgess, Peter Rieger, and Lisa Sowder
"Back in Black" by AC/DC

Lucca Burgess and Luc Koenig
"I Can't Explain" by The Who

Lena and Luca Millard-Kish
"Just Give Me a Reason" by Pink

Luca Millard-Kish
"Imagine" by John Lennon

Show 3: 4:30pm - 6pm

Wesley Kotas
"Angel from Montgomery" by John Prine
"The Mercy Seat" by Nick Cave

Steve Goldfarb and Erik Nordstrom
"All for You" by Sister Hazel
"Sixteen Military Wives" by The Decemberists

Kumar Mehta
"The Boxer" by Simon & Garfunkel

Kumar Mehta and Steve Goldfarb
"Walk of Life" by Dire Straits

Connor Wartelle
"Foggy Mountain Breakdown" by Earl Scruggs

Zoe Leffler
"Like I Can" by Sam Smith

Rahul Shendure
"Talk Dirty to Me" by Poison

Shanti Shendure
"Cups" by A.P. Carter and Luisa Gerstein

Rahul and Shanti Shendure
"The Eye" by Brandi Carlile
"Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty