2015 Spring Jam Info

2015 Spring Jam

When & Where

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Shows at 11am, 1:30pm, and 4pm
Each show is about 1.5 hours long

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, 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

Rahul, Shanti, and Akash Shendure
"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

Rahul Shendure
"Make You Better" by The Decemberists

Maggie Dalzell
"Why, Georgia?" by John Mayer
"Helplessness Blues" by Fleet Foxes

Tess Devenney
"Skeleton" by The Front Bottoms

Florette Cederstrand
"Mean" by Taylor Swift
"Rolling in the Deep" by Adele

Natalie Rezek
"?" (original)
"Your Song" by Elton John

Zoe Leffler
"Riptide" by Vance Joy

Steve Metzner, Lisa Sowder, and Peter Rieger
"I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Arrows

Chris Sanchez, Steve Metzner, Lisa Sowder, and Zoe Leffler
"Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty

Connor Wartelle
"Gerudu Valley" by Koji Kondo

Show 2: 1:30pm - 3pm

Sophia Bondi and Kurt Hanish
"Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones

Kurt Hanish
"Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode

Alex McKay, Jack Hanish, Luca Millard-Kish, and Sophia Bondi
"Baba O'Riley" by The Who

Alex McKay
"Peace Train" by Cat Stevens

Manny Hernandez
"Back to the Shack" by Weezer
"Buddy Holly" by Weezer

Avi Magaram
"Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd

Luca Millard-Kish
"Let it Be" by The Beatles

Jack Jassy
"Something From Nothing" by The Foo Fighters

Jack Jassy, Nick Zappone, and Jack Hanish
"Congregation" by The Foo Fighters

Axel Hejlsberg
"?" (Original)

Emma Jassy
"?" (Original)

Neils Hejlsberg, Axel Hejlsberg, and Emma Jassy
"Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars

Show 3: 4pm - 5:30pm

Wesley Kotas
"All the Young Dudes" by David Bowie
"Feel Good, Inc." by Gorillaz

Steve Goldfarb and Erik Nordstrom
"Someday" by The Strokes
"Gotta Get Away" by The Black Keys

Zade Grandinetti
"Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream

Ryan Curtis and Lucca Burgess
"Cool Kids" by Echosmith

Sam Carr
"Tumbling Dice" by The Rolling Stones

Sam Carr and Lucca Burgess
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day

Luc Koenig and Tyler Myers
"Every Breaking Wave" by U2

Kumar Mehta
"The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel
"The Ballad of John and Yoko" by The Beatles

Drew Curtis and Tyler Myers
"Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars

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