When & Where

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Shows at 11:15am, 1:30pm, and 3:45pm
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: 11:15am - 12:45pm

Wesley Kotas
"Seasons" by Future Islands
"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell

Chris and Zoe Leffler
"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" by KT Tunstall

Elena Hernandez
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" (traditional)

Manny Hernandez
"Stitches" by Shawn Mendes

Cooper Hollands and Luc Koenig
"Tom's Diner" by DNA ft. Suzanne Vega

Brady Foster
"White Sandy Beach of Hawai'i" by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Kurt Hanish
"F-Stop Blues" by Jack Johnson

Will Ferguson, Kurt Hanish, Niels Hejlsberg, Sam Leffler
"Say it Ain't So" by Weezer

Kumar Mehta
"Across the Universe" by The Beatles
"Back in the USSR" by The Beatles

The Faculty
"The Song Remains the Same" by Led Zeppelin

Axel Hejlsberg
"Borges" (original)

Axel and Neils Hejlsberg
"The Judge" by 21 Pilots

Show 2: 1:30pm - 3pm

Kai Labrador and Caroline Carter
"Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" by Adele

Brennan Barr
"Cupcake" (original)

Jackson Barr
"Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto

Lucca Burgess and Peter Rieger
"You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC

Zubin Hydrie, Jack Lewison, and Beckett Muzia
"Enter Sandman" by Metallica

Lucca Burgess and Zubin Hydrie
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Lena and Luca Millard-Kish
"Love in the Dark" by Adele

Luca and Michelle Millard-Kish
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" by Elton John

Lauren O'Driscoll
TBD (original)

The Faculty
"The Song Remains the Same" by Led Zeppelin

Lauren O'Driscoll and Nick Zappone
"Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" by The Killers

Connor Wartelle and Nick Zappone
"When I'm 64, I Wanna Be 63" by Connor Wartelle

Show 3: 3:45pm - 5:15pm

Ethan Bovey and DJ Septon
"Tom Sawyer" by Rush

Ethan Bovey and Connor Wartelle
"106.495" by Connor Wartelle

Ryan Curtis, Luca Millard-Kish, Chris Sanchez
"In My Life" by The Beatles

Drew Curtis, Luca Millard-Kish, and Caroline Schmitt
"Lost" by Frank Ocean

Ryan Curtis, Max Davis, and DJ Septon
"White Room" by Cream

Max Davis and John Parchem
"Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix

John Parchem
"Crazy" by Patsy Cline

Shanti Shendure
"Amazing Grace" (Traditional)

Shanti and Rahul Shendure
"Country Roads" by John Denver

Rahul Shendure
"Jump" by Van Halen

Akash, Rahul, and Shanti Shendure
"Slackjawed" by the Connells

Steve Goldfarb and Erik Nordstrom
"Death Defying" by Hoodoo Gurus
"Death or Glory" by The Clash
"It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" by AC/DC