Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

An Evening of Jazz, Blues with Robin Bessier & Lexi Weege
An Evening of Jazz, Blues with Robin Bessier & Lexi Weege
www.robinbessier.com

An Evening of Jazz, Blues with Robin Bessier & Lexi Weege
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

An evening with sultry female jazz vocalists Lexi Weege from Massachusetts and Robin Bessier from Washington.  With jazz styles as different and yet uniquely beautiful as the opposite coasts they hail from, this show is sure to satisfy jazz connoisseurs.

The female performing artist has long been objectified, controlled, censored, restrained.  This is what Lexi Weege refuses to be.  Her music is passionate, alive, awakened; the narrative of a woman unashamed of her desires and unafraid to seize control.  Weege conjures up decadent scenes of the roaring twenties with her stellar voice and jazz-influenced compositions.  Constantly touring, performing, and creating, Lexi Weege has a full-length album, “Virgin”, and a record, “Sweet Moon”, both recorded live to tape.  Weege's insistence on analogue recording is evidence of her passion for authenticity in her music.  "With the confidence to throw her all into the circus ring of theatricality, Lexi Weege stamps the mark of a true performer.” ~ Bluesbunny.com

Jazz vocalist Robin Bessier's repertoire is a kaleidoscope of Brazilian, Latin, Swing, Blues, Ballads, Bop, R&B, Gospel and Originals.  Her vocal style is described by critics as "vibrant, warm, enticing, eloquent, buoyant, wistful, effervescent, and with impeccable phrasing and timing."  Robin's first two full-length CDs met with critical acclaim.  Her debut CD, "Other Side of Forever," released in June 2013 immediately hit the top 40 jazz chart (CMJ) where it remained for several weeks.  Her most recent CD, "Open Road," released in June 2016, garnered international attention with all-original music.

Since moving to Tucson this past November, Robin has been embraced by the Tucson jazz community and will be backed by some of Tucson finest jazz instrumentalists.  She looks forward to continuing to spread the joy of music in SW Arizona.

"The female vocal scene in modern jazz is a tightly clustered pack with no room for the faint of heart.  Bessier demands a little elbow room as she settles in for what will hopefully be a long and successful stay."  CRITICAL JAZZ, Brent Black.

Advance: $13.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $10.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $18.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $15.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Few Miles South
Few Miles South
fewmilessouth.com

Few Miles South
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

A 5-piece original blend of traditional and modern country sounds with sonic influences ranging from Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, to the Allman Brothers and Sturgill Simpson. 

This coast to coast band was formed by the unlikely convergence between Blake English from Southern Georgia and Tori Lund from Los Angeles who met playing music in a church and began collaborating with a shared love of country music.  Three years later they emerged from the studio with a slew of self-written, recorded and produced songs with intentions to shop them to other artists.  However, they soon realized they weren’t willing to part with their babies and instead joined forces with bassist Ryan Posner, drummer Miguel Lyons-Cavazos, and pedal steel player Bob Bernstein who has played with a notable list of country and roots artists including Tanya Tucker, Emmylou Harris and Dwight Yoakam.  He has also worked with the likes of Hans Zimmer and was the featured pedal steel player on the Academy Award Winning Score for Brokeback Mountain.

Tori, a classically trained singer and yoga teacher is a misplaced country girl at heart.  She grew up playing her family’s piano and quickly picked up the guitar.  As an avid reader and creative writer, songwriting is her passion and comes instinctually.  Penning the majority of FMS’ lyrics and budding catchy melodies with Blake, the two have an undeniable chemistry.  Blake comes from a family of guitar players and songwriters.  Rock, pop, country and rhythm & blues form his musical foundation.  He signed his first publishing deal upon moving to LA in 2000 and has since worked in his studio as a writer, producer and engineer.  His credits include Toni Braxton, George Benson and a Grammy nominated album by Brandy.  Tired of the publishing rat race he decided to return to his country roots and play live music.

Southpaw bassist, Ryan, has lived and played music in Los Angeles for most of his life.  Though bass is his first love, he’s a multi-instrumentalist who also plays mandolin, guitar, piano and drums.  A bona-fide Texan, Miguel, is a song drummer, percussion enthusiast and walking encyclopedia of music trivia.  He has performed with the best Brazilian escolas (drumlines) and recorded 5 albums with the Portland based Alt-Country band Shoebox Letters.  

Advance: $13.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $10.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $18.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $15.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Alexander Tentser, piano
arizonachambermusic.org

Alexander Tentser, piano
A production of the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Wednesday, Jul 05, 2017
Event Begins at 7:00 PM
Tentser directs the Pima Community College Orchestra. He won the UA President’s Concerto Competition and made his orchestral debut with TSO in Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4.  
 
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 19, no. 4
Waltz in F-sharp Minor, Op. 40, no. 9
Dumka: Russian Rustic Scene, Op. 59
 
Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Suite Bergamasque
Prélide
Menuet
Clair de lune
Passepied
 
Frédéric Chopin (1810–1949)
Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, no. 2
Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 42
Ballade in F Minor, Op. 52

The reception will start at 7:00 PM and the music will begin shortly after 7:30 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling (520-577-3796) or at the door.
Advance: $25.00
Day of Show: $25.00
Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
avalongardens.org

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017
Sunday, Aug 27, 2017
Event Begins at 9:00 AM

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world, and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For more than 25 years, we have been working cooperatively to construct this learning center in an effort to share the fruits of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability through practical advice. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

$2,000 for a 3-day seminar (skip the first 2 days of Hands In the Soil Mini-Internship),
$2,500 for a 5-day seminar,
Register 1 month or more in advance and receive of $200 discount!
Lodging and organic meals included.

Discounts available for missionaries and agricultural workers.  Call (520) 603-9932 to register or for more information.

Timothy Kantor & Friends
arizonachambermusic.org

Timothy Kantor & Friends
A production of the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Event Begins at 7:00 PM
Kantor is the newly-appointed professor of violin at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. The friends include Tannis Gibson, a professor of music and coordinator of the keyboard area at UA, Jackie Glazier, the professor of clarinet at UA, and violinist Michelle Abraham, the associate concertmaster of TSO.
 
The program will be pieces by Mozart, Ponce, Kreisler, Martinu, Bartók, and Nichifor.

The reception will start at 7:00 PM and the music will begin shortly after 7:30 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling (520-577-3796) or at the door.


Advance: $25.00
Day of Show: $25.00
Earth Harmony Festival
earthharmonyfestival.org

Earth Harmony Festival
Saturday, Oct 07, 2017
Sunday, Oct 08, 2017
Event Begins at 10:30 AM

Explore Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, one of North America's largest EcoVillages, during the annual celebratory event — the Earth Harmony Festival!

Throughout the 2-days of this exciting and educational event, festival-goers enjoy live music, speakers and tours of our uniquely designed residential center and surrounding organic gardens. See the future in action during presentations of sustainable living practices such as permaculture, organic gardening, seed-saving, composting, rain and grey water-harvesting, eco-building projects, Arizona's largest food forest system, solar and wind power, the workings of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and more.

The Earth Harmony Festival is always all-ages, with speakers and live music that offer higher-consciousness messages not to be missed by young or old. An interactive children's village, pony rides, and guided arts and crafts round out the many offerings for the young, or the young-at-heart.

Live music for the festival is provided by Global Change Music Nonprofit Record Label featuring TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band performing CosmoPop® (spiritual vocal music that addresses the sufferings of our times and gives hope for a better world to come™ ) VansGuard, Starseed Acoustic Ensemble, and Israfel Awakened.

The Earth Harmony Festival showcases local crafters and artisans in a Locavore's Vendor Village. Past vendors have included exquisite handmade jewelry, gourmet foods, tie-dyed clothing, and indigenous textiles, to name just a few. Educational booths offer information on how to integrate sustainable practices featured at the festival into participants' own lives and communities.

Best of all? Admission to the Earth Harmony Festival is absolutely FREE! All activities throughout the festival are by donation to go towards supporting agricultural internships offered by Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, the Homeless Is Not My Choice ministry, and the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program. Low-cost overnight camping is also available!

We hope you will join us for this one-of-a-kind gathering to imagine, build, and fuel the future!

Learn more about the activities to experience at this year's Earth Harmony Festival!



Held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. 2074 Pendleton Dr., Tumacacori, AZ. For more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://earthharmonyfestival.org

Proceeds support Avalon Gardens Internship Programs and the Global Community Communications Schools for Teen & Children.