2018 Spring Coffee Shop Jam

Great music. Thrilling performances. Fantastic entertainment.


When & Where

Saturday, May 19, 2018
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

Rahul Shendure
"Alabama Pines" by Jason Isbell
"Down By the Water" by The Decemberists

The Faculty
"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC

Isla Rose
"Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream

Beckett Muzia
"Dani California" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Brennan Barr
"Someday" by The Strokes

Caroline Schmitt
"Skinny Love" by Bon Iver

Ella Hildebrand
"Water" (original)

Leo Kiive
"Walkin' Shoes" by Kevin Kiive

John Parchem
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan
"Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd

Cooper Hollands and Liam Pryor
"Believer" by Imagine Dragons

Konnor Wartelle
"I Play the E Strings Sometimes" (original)
"h" (original)

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

Bill Walker and DJ Septon
"Call Me the Breeze" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Caden Wellander and Lucca Burgess
"All Star" by Smash Mouth

Ben Johnson and Lucca Burgess
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by The Beatles

Alison Johnson
"Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi

Alison Johnson and Caroline Carter
"Wide Open Spaces" by Dixie Chicks

Caroline Carter
"Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac

DJ Septon, Niels Hejlsberg and Sam Leffler
"What Is and What Should Never Be" by Led Zeppelin

Lena Millard-Kish
"Light the Sky" by Grace Vanderwaal

Lena and Luca Millard-Kish
"Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

Luca Millard-Kish
"New York State of Mind" by Billy Joel

Puffy I am Yucky
"Gold on the Ceiling" by Black Keys
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
"Sabotage" by Beastie Boys

The Faculty
"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC

Show 3: 3pm - 4:30pm

Jack Jassy and Peter Rieger
"Fell on Black Days" by Soundgarden

Jack Jassy and Mikey Mele
"Alive" by Pearl Jam

The Faculty
"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC

Wesley Kotas
"Second Hand News" by Fleetwood Mac
"Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd

Bernhard Weigl and Peter Rieger
"Lateral Acceleration" by Žižek
"Nightmare" by Avenged Sevenfold

Manny Hernandez
"I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran

Elena Hernandez
"Burn" from the musical Hamilton
"Demons" by Imagine Dragons

Elena Hernandez, Iggy Kohl and Jack Lewison
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana

Elle Lapsen and Manny Hernandez
"Holiday" by Green Day

Kumar Mehta
"Peaceful Easy Feeling" by Eagles
"Time" by Pink Floyd

Cam MacFetridge, Mikey Mele
"More Than a Feeling" by Boston

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.