2017 Spring Coffee Shop Jam

Great music. Thrilling performances. Fantastic entertainment.


When & Where

Saturday, May 20, 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

Niels Hejlsberg
"Season 3 Episode 2" by Glass Animals

Shanti and Rahul Shendure, and Niels Hejlsberg
"Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alyssia Cara

Jackson Barr
"Down" by Marian Hill
"Latch" by Sam Smith

Brennan Barr

Shanti Shendure
"For What it's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield

Sophia Bondi
"The American Ruse" by MC5

Lena and Luca Millard-Kish
"When We Were Young" by Adele

Lisa Sowder and Steve Metzner
"Melissa" by The Allman Brothers

The Faculty
"Over The Hills and Far Away" by Led Zeppelin

Ella Hildebrand and Alison Johnson
"You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift

Connor Wartelle and Nick Zappone
"The Glass-Hearted Queen" by Tigran Hamasyan

Connor Wartelle
"116.569" (original)

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

Manny Hernandez
"Civil War" by Guns 'N' Roses

Elena Hernandez
"How Far I'll Go" by Lin-Manuel Miranda
"We Know the Way" by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Maggie Dalzell
"Bloom" by Paper Kites
"This Town" by Niall Horan

Kumar Mehta
"Let Her Go" by Passenger
"Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones

Lauren O'Driscoll
"Thank God" (original)

The Faculty
"Over The Hills and Far Away" by Led Zeppelin

Manny Hernandez, Cooper Hollands, Luc Koenig. and Lauren O'Driscoll
"Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5

Lucca Burgess and Luc Koenig
"Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran

Bernhard Weigl and Peter Rieger
"21st Century (Digital Boy)" by Bad Religion

Lauren O'Driscoll, Will Ferguson, and Peter Rieger
"Under the Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Show 3: 3pm - 4:30pm

Lucca Burgess and Will Carter
"Back in Black" by AC/DC

Wesley Kotas
"Black" by Pearl Jam
"Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley

Bernhard Weigl and Ryan Curtis
"L.A. Woman" by The Doors

Max Davis and Ryan Curtis
"Break on Through (To the Other Side)" by The Doors

Emma Jassy
"An Ode to Spring" (original)

Jack Jassy and Zubin Hydrie
"Brain Stew" by Green Day

Max Davis and Zubin Hydrie
"Spoonful" by Howlin' Wolf

Caroline Schmitt
“Skinny Love” by Bon Iver

Jack Lewison and Beckett Muzia
“Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne

Drew Curtis and Caroline Schmitt
"Don't Look Back in Anger" by Oasis

Luca Millard-Kish, Drew Curtis, and Caroline Carter
"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

Lauren O'Driscoll, Sam Leffler, and Zoe Leffler
"My Body" by Young the Giant

Sam Leffler and Jack Matson
"Reptilia" by The Strokes

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.