Ginger is an esteemed singer and songwriter & spiritual activist from the Delaware Valley (southern NJ) who embraces many of the genres that have grown from the honest roots of American blues: R&B, funk and even reggae, gospel, and jazz make their presence known throughout her performances and recordings. Soul music for conscious souls is her self proclaimed genre. Watching a set with her is like a hangout session with your best friend, one you haven’t seen in ages, yet as soon as you get together, you continue the last conversation like the chasm of time and distance never existed. Vocally she attacks with attitude and wisdom, framing her lyrics with a rebellious demeanor and an open heart. Ginger possesses an arresting presence on stage, and a sophisticated understanding of her fore-bearers.
Elizabeth Knauer, RScP
Elizabeth is a Professional Musician and classically trained soprano who enjoys singing opera, music theatre and contemporary compositions. Ms. Knauer was an Artist-In-Residence at The Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada and was awarded a one year Graduate Rotary Scholarship to the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. She is a former faculty member of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Baltimore Community College and Notre Dame College in Maryland where she taught Voice, Diction, Music Appreciation and Choral Conducting. She maintains a private teaching practice as well. She creates the beautiful sacred music for our Meditation Sunday Service, 1st Sunday every month.
Rev. Jackie Walden &
International Performing Jazz and R&B Artist, Rev. Jackie Walden has been performing professionally for 23 years from Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York City. Rev. Jackie has performed with many notable groups in the Tri-State area notably Warren Oree and The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, Eddie Morgan’s RECK’D 4 Jazz Ensemble and Mike Carthan's Jazz 4 Soul. She also has played many festivals including a tour in Japan.
Rev. Jackie has written and performed one-woman shows like: “Tribute to Billie Holiday/ Her Life and Music”, “An Evening with Ella”, A “Tribute to the Legendary Nat King Cole” and “Great Ladies of Jazz Series”. Jackie released her "Change the World" song off her debut CD "Worth the Wait" in 2020.
Rev. Jackie's music today has a central theme of reminding us of our oneness with each other and awakening to our true selves.
Norman Taylor, RScP
Norman Taylor has been a Practitioner at CCL since 2010. In addition to his work at CCL, he is a professional touring musician, an educator, and a martial artist. Norman's use of Bruce Lee's martial art, Jeet Kune ,lead him to the eastern philosophy of Taoism,and eventual Religious Science. Norman holds a bachelors degree in Speech, Theatre and Dance from Rowan University and is also a professional actor appearing in films and television.
Special Guest Musician
Nathen Aswell is a recording artist and inspirational speaker based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and he believes that his calling in this life is to encourage people to live Big Lives one Small Step at a time. His CDs “Little By Little” and “YES” are celebrations of life, transformation, evolution and the oneness of humanity, delivered in a variety of popular music styles.
Nathen Aswell can be found at NathenAswell.com. He does a weekly “Morning Musings” broadcast, 15 min long, and features a theme, an original chant based on the theme, and some contemplative silence, and is on Wednesdays at 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern. It can be seen live here and past broadcasts can be seen here .
Sundays at 10AM EST on Zoom.