2019 Spring Jam

Great music. Thrilling performances.
Fantastic entertainment.


When & Where

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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!




Signup Deadline: Sat 4/13/19
Rehearsal 1: Sat 4/27/19
Rehearsal 2: Sat 5/11/19
Jam: Sat 5/18/19


Solo songs: $70 per student per song
for students performing solo or with their teacher
Full-band songs with collaborators: $140 per student per song
if your band has at least one other student in it
Full-band songs with faculty only: $340 per song
if no other students join your band, or you prefer to play with teachers only


By signing up to perform at the Jam, you are committing to pay all applicable non-refundable fees above.

If playing a full-band song with collaborators, then both rehearsals are mandatory. Please be certain that you're available and flexible on all three dates before signing up. Your bandmates will be counting on you!

Contact Info

Your contact info (email and phone) will be shared with the other Jam teachers, as well as any bandmates or potential collaborators to facilitate planning and joint practice sessions.

Photos, Video, Audio

Performers and audience members may appear in photos, video, and audio recorded at the Jam. These media may be used on social media platforms and in promotional materials

The Teachers

Rob Hampton (guitar): 206-799-6415
Brady Kish (bass): 206-779-2209
Andrew Rudd (drums): 254-640-0497
Joe Walker (guitar): 206-496-2905

What's the Jam?

The Jam, held twice a year in the spring and fall, is an opportunity for Rob Hampton's 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.