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What It Is (Normally)
The Student Jam is a way for students to take what they've learned in lessons and apply it in the real world. You learn your respective part to a song and then get on stage and perform it! This happens on the fly without a group rehearsal (hence it's a "jam"). The shows always take place at professional venues where touring bands play regularly. Student Jams are free to anyone taking lessons at the Foundry.

During the height of COVID we held the jam virtually in our recording studio Blast House Studios. You can check out those videos here.


Theme: Hidden Gems
December 12, 11am-4pm
High Noon Saloon

Please note that High Noon Saloon is requiring all performers, audience members, and staff to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the show. Proof of vaccination includes either an original vaccination card, a copy of your vaccination card, or a picture of your vaccination card that will be matched with your ID. In accordance with current Dane County Public Health guidelines, this performance will also require masks regardless of vaccination status. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis. More details available at

The Songs
We discussed amongst ourselves and came up with a list of Hidden Gems: lesser known songs and artists that we all thought would be great for students to learn. Please talk with your instructor if you are interested in participating.

I Might Survive - Architecture in Helsinki
Supernaut - Black Sabbath
Sunless Saturday - Fishbone
The Wire - Haim
Forever is a Long Time - Krystle Warren and the Faculty
Bad Self Portraits - Lake Street Dive
Alright - Supergrass
Gigantic - The Pixies

You can hear all of them on the Foundry's YouTube Student Jam playlist by clicking here.

(1-2 songs may be cut from the final list if there's insufficient student interest)

What Now?
If you're interested in participating, ask your instructor to put in a request for your top 3 songs. Here are some important dates:

October 18 - October 24: Advance Request Week - instructors submit students' top 3 choices via email
October 25: Initial part assignments posted.  Open Sign Up Period begins - sign up students on the sheet outside the office (one song per student)
November 15: Students can be signed up for multiple songs.
December 12: The gig!

*The Student Jam is offered for free exclusively to current lesson students.
 Not a student? Sign up here.

Student Jam