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Song Writing Team at JAM Song Writing Workshops


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John Austin Mulhern

Geri Mingori songwriting team at JAM




John Mulhern, an accomplished jazz guitarist, songwriter, producer and engineer. Mulhern’s musical talents took shape in his parent’s basement in Bristol Borough when he was growing-up in the 60s and 70s. Mulhern engineered and produced infamous Bucks County musicians and bands including Danny DeGennaro and The Torpedos from this location working with Dave Uosikkinen best known for being a founding member of the rock band The Hooters. Mulhern established himself as “the guitarist” for Sarah Vaughn, Harry Connick, Jr and comics including Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno during their Atlantic City appearances and other east coast performances. Mulhern’s commitment to his craft continues to grow and evolve.️


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John is a protégé of Philadelphia’s jazz guitar legend, Pat Martino


Mulhern regularly leads songwriting teams at New York City and Philadelphia recording studios. He has collaborated with infamous recording engineers including Joe Tarsia with Izzi Records, and formerly at the iconic Sigma Sound Studios, and often conducts songwriting sessions and guitar seminars at New York City. Mulhern also finds time to serve as a Board Member of the Danny DeGennaro Foundation (www.dannydegennaro.org), a co-sponsor of these song writing workshops.

Geri Mingori

Geri Mingori songwriting team at JAM




Growing up in New Jersey right outside of Philadelphia, PA, at the age of five Geri Mingori stepped onto the stage and sang her first version of Moon River with her father. Guided by her life-long motto, "Do what you love; love what you do," at the age of 17 she was signed to Buddha Records; she also briefly attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Geri has performed with many renowned artists including: Ben E. King; Herbie Mann; America; Dr. John; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Tower of Power; Little Feet, and Blessed Union of Souls. She has opened for Don Rickles and Bob Newhart in Lake Tahoe and Reno NV, and Niagara Falls, and traveled with an all-girl recording band throughout Canada and to Greenland with the USO. Geri has performed in theaters and show rooms all over, including the Shell Theater, and traveling extensively and performing original compositions in rock, r&b, blues and country With her hypnotic interpretation of each song she sings, she connects instantly with audiences with her warmth and always with some comedy between the tunes. Geri has written and recorded 8 CD’s of original music (all on Spotify, CD Baby and YouTube). Her inspirational songs also appear on films about addiction: Conversations with Lucifer,Psychedelic, and a short, The Cellar, and three independent college documentaries. Geri is also an accomplished studio talent, lending her voice to many artists and to commercials. Worked doing music programs in recovery and also for people in elder care with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Music is the bridge that heals and connects us all. Do what you Love,
Love what you Do ❤️

Steve Shive

Steve Shive songwriting team at JAM




Veteran music industry drummer & songwriter with recording/touring credits that include Daryl Hall,  Tim Moore, Kingfish, Robbie Dupree, Mason Ruffner (Bob Dylan, Santana), The Jon Davis Band featuring Jimi Jamieson, The Philadelphia Soul Society, Brooke Shive & the 45's, & Vermilion to name a few.   Steve brings a songwriting perspective from a drummers point of view to the team. ️