Dave Mohn

John "David" Mohn..."jdm"drums.

A varied musical career has spanned the genres and always included the broad category of jazz as a first love. Dave has worked with many great jazz players such as Dennis DiBlasio, Richie Cole, Charles Fambrough, Steve Turre, Steve Varner, Daryl Hall (bassist), Urbie Green, Mark Kramer, Arnie Lawrence, Barry Sames, Ben Williams, Randy Reinhardt, Jim Ridl, Nelson Hill, John Korba, Lenny Argese, Bob Devos, Ron Kerber, Ron McClure, Brian Trainor, Chico Huff, Andrew Neu, Rob Cochran, Matthew Parrish, John Bianculli, Pat Byrne, Dave Gellis, Glenn McClelland and Ted Brancato.

Dave is currently playing and recording with The Eric Mintel Quartet and also does freelance work and records with various other musicians & bands. The recent CD from the Eric Mintel Quartet is out and entitled "LIVE"

Dave has a long and varied history of session work recording at The Record Plant, Electric Ladyland, Media Sound, The Power Station & Right Track Recording in NYC; Devonshire Studios in LA; Sigma Sound & Morningstar Studios in Philly; Signal Sound in Quakertown, PA, Studio 4 near Philly, Forge Recording in Oreland, PA and in NJ, Ampersand Records, House of Music and Bennett Studios. Early studio work included sessions with Bittersweet (now Baillie & the Boys). Some of the players on those sessions were the likes of Lance & Larry Hoppen from Orleans and Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show. Dave recorded with George Duke & Larry Coryell for the Musitronics project, did various commercials & jingles and recorded sound tracks for Sesame Street animators.

The first record sessions were 2 albums on Polydor records with folk-rock singer Randy Burns out of New Haven, 3 albums on RCA/Windsong with the rock & roll band of Philly area fame, Johnny's Dance Band, AKA "JDB".
After JDB there was an album with Chet Bolins & a CD with singer/songwriter Michael Ferro.
Recent projects include the contemporary jazz ensemble Soulminded's CD "Power of the Flock"
featuring composer/keyboardist, Glenn McClelland, appearances on the CD "evidence" by the Cotton Kent Trio as well as singer/songwriter Maggi Hill's 1st release "Keep the Label" & on her CD "Paradise Lost & Found", a CD entitled, "Blues for Grown folks" with Jazz/Blues/R&B vocalist Doris Spears which was produced in part by John Korba, a project with jazz/ pop flutist Wendy Zoffer, a CD w/jazz singer Carol Heffler and a blues CD w/Mikey JR.

Over the past few years or so Dave has done several CD's with the Eric Mintel Quartet, "Live @XM Radio" recorded live at the XM Radio performance studio, "Times Change"recorded at Morningstar Studios, "A Tribute to Dave Brubeck" & "Goundbreaker" recorded at Bennett Studios in Englewood, NJ and more recently "Just Around the Corner" recorded by Jim McGee at Moravian College and 'Live" recorded at a recent COTA Festival in Delaware Water Gap, PA. A CD with Contemporary Christian Artist Gary Shelton and a CD with the RGM Project recorded @ Studio 4 which was engineered and produced by the multiple Grammy winning Phil Nicolo.
More recently "In a Yultide Groove" with Harp player Chris Bauer and 2 projects with Stephen Parker "What Goes Around"
& "One Step Closer to the Blue"
You can see all the released CDs and any new updates by going to: CDS

Dave has also been doing musical theater for 15+ years @ The Hunterdon Hills Playhouse.
It's a great band led now by musical director/keyboardist/arranger Mitch Samu.
Previous MD's were Mark Baron and Ted Brancato
with arrangements by Mark, Ted and Charles Greenberg.

Dave was instrumental in putting the band together for Musical Director Dave Keyes for the new producion "Rock and Roll Man"
(the Alan Freed Story) the production debuted with a great 3 week run at the Bucks County Playhouse. Great show, great band, great cast!

There are a few local groups that Dave worked with over the years that were (some still are) great bands with some really talented and renown players. The amazing power trio, "Unguided Missile" that featured guitar phenom John Bushnell and great bassist Angel Resto. John is also in the"Maggie Hill Band" featuring Maggie of course, a great singer-songwriter, the band also features Jerry Steele on bass and the amazing Tom Reock on keys and vocals. The jazz/fusion ensemble "Stiff Stuff" featured Rod Brennan (Esq) on keys and compositions & the tasty Rob Paoletti on guitars. "Otay, Otay" featured Carol Brooks on vocals, hard working blues guitarist Billy Baltera & the versatile Jim Gilheany on bass... great bands, great players.

In recent months Dave has had the pleasure to work with Richie Cole, Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween), Michael Hampton from P-Funk, bassist Bailey Gee and Blue Soul,the great harmonica player Rob Paparozzi and the Hudson River Rats, and keyboardist/arranger Gary Staples. He's backed up singer/songwriters John McVey, Chris Harford and Jon Dowling and has worked with some great blues players including Georgie Bonds, Linwood Taylor, James Mabry, Steve Guyger and Johnny Defrancesca.

R.I.P. to some greats Dave has worked with over the years and recently as well, T.J Tindall (Sigma Sound, Bonnie Raitt, etc),
John Kuzma (the original Hooters) and Danny "Rio" Degenarro (Kingfish)


Dave comes from a family of drummers. His dad, uncle and grandfather were drummers.
He had sticks in his hands from the time he could hold them and there were always drums around the house. Dave's Dad gave him his first snare at 7 and he began to learn what it took to be a drummer.
Dave studied with his dad, Harry; uncle, Don; with Getz/Byrd drummer/teacher, Buddy Deppenschmidt and majored in percussion at Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) He also had the distinct good fortune to become acquainted with jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette when Jack lived outside of Lambertville, NJ. Jack's philosophies and techniques were were truly inspirational.

Along with writing & teaching rudimentally for Drum Corps and for high school drum lines, Dave has taught for the Community Conservatory of Music, Doylestown School of Music & Bucks County Community College and is currently devoting teaching time to private students. See: INSTRUCT

Contemporary Christian Worship Drumming
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Worship Drumming


Some Links:

Eric Mintel

Dave Antonow
Nelson Hill
Brian Bortz
Dave Keyes
Craig Thatcher
John Bianculli
Rob Papparozzi
Matthew Parrish
Bernard Purdie
Jim Ridl
Craig Schoedler
Steve Varner
Chico Huff
Richie Cole
Jack Dejohnette
Denis Diblasio
Joe Falcey
Hunterdon Hills
Cotton Kent
Mikey Jr
Ed Wall

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