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Rev. Steve Poteete-Marshall

Barb Catlin, Music Director

Barb is an amazing jazz pianist with more than a decade of experience leading and loving worship. She is well-versed in the contemporary Christian music of today and loves to take beloved hymns with their strong melodies and beautiful texts and reset them to modern harmonies. She is also an experienced teacher of jazz, having spent years as the Director of Jazz Studies at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona, where she directed student big bands, combos, and studio work. As a freelance and studio musician, she has toured, gigged, and recorded with artists such as Smokey Robinson, Lou Rawls, Ben Vereen, and others. A committed, progressive Christian, Barb brings a lifetime of music and ministry to the CVUMC mix.

Ricky Cosentino -- Lead vocals, percussion

This incredibly soulful singer is from Omaha, Nebraska. A talented drummer, excellent vocalist and energetic performer, Ricky has toured all over the world performing with War, Ambrosia, Gary Wright, The Commodores, and Earth, Wind and Fire to name a few. He is also a successful songwriter composing jingles and songs for movies and television. His work has been featured on MTV, VH1, CNN and The Today Show.

Tim Kobza -- Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitar

Tim is a multi-talented and respected guitarist, composer/producer and educator. He has a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of North Texas in Jazz Guitar and a Master's Degree in Studio-Jazz Guitar Performance from USC. Tim has taught in the USC Studio Jazz Guitar Department since 1995 and has numerous TV/Film credits including: CBS, Steven Spielberg, Felicity, Queer Eye for The Straight Guy, The Bold and the Beautiful, All My Children, 48 Hours, Ed and many more. He was the film composer for "Angels With Angels" a feature film starring Rodney Dangerfield and Frank Gorshen (Warner.) His performance and recording credits include: Jon B, Steven Perkins (the drummer for Jane's Addiction,) Jimmy Haslip, Keller Williams, Korrupt, James Torme, Branscumb Richmond and the Renegade Posse, Barry Williams, Leif Garrett, Deborah Gibson, song writers Marylyn and Allen Bergman ("The Way We Were") and the jam band Modereko which he cofounded with John Molo (Drummer Phil and Friends, John Fogerty.) His publishing credits include: "Blues Guitar Lessons Volume 3" Alfred Publishing.

Rick Shaw - Bass Guitar

Alexis Sklarevsia - Bass Guitar

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