Meet Our Center for Spiritual Living House Band!

The Center for Spiritual Living Seattle Choir


James Howard headshot The Center for Spiritual Living SeattleJames Howard

Award-winning guitarist James Howard’s purpose is “Healing Souls through Music”. He has been practicing this service at The Center for Spiritual Living in Seattle and for the NW New Thought community since 2001.

James has cultivated a 40 year career as a blues, rock and acoustic guitarist, composer, vocalist, bandleader and recording session side man in clubs, festivals and recording studios from his native San Francisco, California to his current home in Seattle, Washington. He has released three CD’s with the 4th on the way, a collection of instrumental guitar pieces captured live at CSL Seattle.

Jal Feldman

Jal Feldman began piano study at age 5, performed on a Chicago television program at 13 and started playing professionally at 17.  He was the founder, leader and keyboard player of The Jal Feldman Groups, a comprehensive music entertainment service, performing at wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties, conventions and banquets.  He has served as pianist at Center for Spiritual Living since 1995 and at Bet Alef Meditational Synogogue since 1996.  Jal helps children develop piano-playing ability through the Suzuki Method and teaches at Music Center of the Northwest.

James Clark

James is an incredibly versatile musician, with extensive experience playing rock, jazz, country, reggae, funk, big band, and classical music, and has performed in Europe, Africa, China, Jamaica, and Antarctica, as well as throughout N America. A Seattle native, James lived in Las Vegas for 12 years, holding positions as house bassist in the Copa Room at the Sands Hotel, and in the Las Vegas Hilton Showroom Orchestra.

James’ recording & performing credits include:

SuperHeavy- (Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, Damian Marley, AR Rahman), Cleto Escobedo- (Jimmy Kimmel Live! bandleader), Bo Diddley, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Peaches & Herb, Thelma Houston, Natalie Cole, Luis Conte, Mickey Rooney, Albert Collins, Paul Gilbert, Jeff Kashiwa, Tingstad & Rumbel, Vicci Martinez, Darren Motamedy, Eugenie Jones, & Michael Powers

Byron Vannoy

Byron Vannoy is one of the first call drummers in Seattle’s Jazz and creative music scenes. He has performed and recorded with many internationally known musicians such as Julian Priester, Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, Tom Scott, Wayne Horvitz, and Ron Carter.