2017 Fall Coffee Shop Jam

Great music. Thrilling performances. Fantastic entertainment.


When & Where

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Shows at 10:30am, 12:45pm, and 3pm
Each show is about 1h 30m long

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

The Jam is free to the public. Come one, come all!



Show 1: 10:30am - 12pm

Bernhard Weigl, Peter Rieger, and Miles Rath
"Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" by Cage the Elephant
"Cold Cold Cold" by Cage the Elephant

Caroline Schmitt
"Thinkin Bout You" by Frank Ocean

Cooper Hollands and Zubin Hydrie
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day

Beckett Muzia, Caroline Schmitt, DJ Septon, and Zubin Hydrie
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2

Ella Hildebrand
"Forbidden Forest" (original)

Alison Johnson, Ben Johnson, and Niels Hejlsberg
"Riptide" by Vance Joy

Lena Millard-Kish
"I Don't Know My Name" by Grace Vanderwaal

DJ Septon and Luca Millard-Kish
"Fool in the Rain" by Led Zeppelin

Bernhard Weigl, Peter Rieger, Ethan Matsubayashi, and Quinn Siegrist
"Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix

The Faculty
"American Girl" by Tom Petty

Show 2: 12:45pm - 2:15pm

Caroline Carter, Lisa Sowder, and Zoe Leffler
"Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty

Rahul Shendure
"Jackie Brown" by John Mellencamp
"Vampires" by Jason Isbell

Shanti Shendure
"The Story" by Brandi Carlile
"Stay" by Alessia Cara

Lisa Sowder
"Look at Miss Ohio" by Gillian Welch

The Faculty
"American Girl" by Tom Petty

Elena Hernandez
"Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara
"Set It All Free" by Dave Bassett

Brennan Barr
"Shake it Off" by Taylor Swift

Manny Hernandez
"Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur

Liam Pryor, Manny Hernandez, and Wesley Kotas
"Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons

Caden Wellander and Caroline Carter
"The Story" by Brandi Carlile

Show 3: 3pm - 4:30pm

Erik Nordstrom and Steve Goldfarb
"Runnin' Down a Dream" by Tom Petty
"Peace, Love, and Understanding" by Brinsley Schwartz

Wesley Kotas
"Moonage Daydream" by David Bowie
"Hotel California" by The Eagles

Lucca Burgess
"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi

Lucca Burgess, Mikey Mele, and Sam Leffler
"Pinball Wizard" by The Who

Kumar Mehta
"Desperado" by The Eagles

Kumar Mehta and Steve Goldfarb
"Piano Man" by Billy Joel

Jack Lewison, Mikey Mele
"Iron Man" by Black Sabbath

Erik Nordstrom and Steve Goldfarb
"Police on My Back" by The Clash
"Gold on the Ceiling" by The Black Keys

Konnor Wartelle
"First Song" (original)

The Faculty
"American Girl" by Tom Petty

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, Andrew Rudd's drum students, and Brady 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.