Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media


Saturday, Aug 26, 2017
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Name any musical genre you can think of: from classical to pop, from jazz to rock, from world music to folk music, from funk to reggae, from blues to bluegrass—you'll find flavors of all these styles and more in the eclectic and electrifying sound of FourTissimo. Four strong individual musical personalities converge in this ensemble to produce a bold new sound that is greater than the sum of its parts: in the course of a single performance, you'll be inspired to dance to irresistible rhythms and be entranced by evocative melodies as FourTissimo moves seamlessly from heart-pounding grooves to sensitive ballads, encompassing a multifarious melange of original compositions and classic multi-genre covers. Drawing on its multi-instrumental palette of acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, tenor and soprano saxophones, five-string bass, drums, pan-global percussion and vocals, FourTissimo provides a multicultural score for the movie that is playing on the insides of your eyelids!

FourTissimo features Gabriel Ayala on guitars and vocals; Will Clipman on drums, percussion and vocals; AmoChip Dabney on keyboards, sax and vocals; and Johnny Walker on bass and vocals. FourTissimo plays musica sin fronteras (music without boundaries): a convergence of infectious grooves and harmonious soundscapes that will move your body, engage your mind and satisfy your soul. FourTissimo's premiere Tucson concert at the Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, with its impeccable acoustic environment, dramatic theatrical lighting and sprung hardwood dance floor, promises to be the don't-miss musical event of the Old Pueblo summer!

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Leather Tramp
Leather Tramp

Leather Tramp
Saturday, Sep 02, 2017
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

An eclectic ensemble where folk band meets symphony, Leather Tramp is a folkestra combining acoustic-fueled indie rock with the anthemic elements of an orchestra. Based in Long Beach, the members of Leather Tramp bring an infectiously raw and expressive energy to the stage.

A completely independent, DIY band, Leather Tramp is comprised mostly of music students and alumni of Calfiornia State University in Long Beach. They recorded and engineered their debut EP in 2015 completely independently and their videos are produced by students from the CSULB film department. Their influences include Blind Pilot, Fanfarlo, Stars, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, Avett Brothers, Beirut, Nathan Johnson & the Cinematic Underground, Arcade Fire, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and Of Monsters and Men.

Don't miss this impressively talented and creatively motivated ensemble with a musical mission!

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Samuel J
Samuel J

Samuel J
Friday, Sep 08, 2017
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Cornish born Samuel J, is an innovative singer song writer, activist and conservationist. His unique music and soulful performances have helped him establish a strong reputation with an ever-growing global fan base.

Some of his career highlights include being selected to perform for his holiness the Dalai Lama as part of the Dalai Lama's 70th birthday celebration and performing at the Olympic and Paralympic games in London.

Samuel has toured and shared the stage with the likes of Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Jack Johnson, Donovan Frankenreiter, Zero 7, Alice Russell, Jurassic 5 and an array of the leading musicians in Brazil where he was based for many years, including Marcelo D2, Maria Gadu, Gabriel O Pensador and many others.

Samuel completed his international award winning, ‘Brasil Live Project’, in 2015 an Album featuring many of Brazil’s greatest artists dedicated to educating underprivileged children.  The project continues to grow and is helping underprivileged children across Brazil.

Samuel's music is a reflection of his heart.  Many people identify with his incredible love and respect for all people and the importance of nature which shines through his songs.  As a result of his efforts and through his own fundraising and dedication, Samuel's career is supported by some of the world's greatest conservation societies such as Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd, and Ocean's Care.  He also teaches music to underprivileged children and helps to build schools in various 3rd world countries.

Samuel’s best works are coming out this year with his big album launch, “Into The Light”.  The album featuring orchestras and several world renowned producers is set to take the world by storm!

"Pure goosebumps when you hear him live!" ~ Scratch Radio

Advance: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $25.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $22.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Timothy Kantor & Friends

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

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.

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.

Workshop - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
Workshop - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
Workshop - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
A Weekend with Kristin Neff, PhD & Shauna Shapiro, PhD
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Feb 10, 2018
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
Event Begins at 9:30 AM
The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
A Weekend with Kristin Neff, PhD & Shauna Shapiro, PhD
February 10-11, 2018
9:30 AM–4:30 PM
Doors open at 9 AM
Register for $199
9 CE Credits available for $36
"Mindfulness is a key element to self-compassion," teaches Dr. Kristin Neff. By practicing this simple and powerful skill, we can learn be with our difficult emotions without turning away, and develop a sense of loving connection with the disowned parts of ourselves.
On February 10-11, we invite you to join us for an immersive workshop on mindfulness and self-compassion with internationally recognized experts Kristin Neff, PhD and Shauna Shapiro, PhD. These two pioneering teachers will help you explore the unique and overlapping dimensions of mindfulness practice and compassion with the goal of integrating both in our personal and professional lives, including:
The latest theories and research on mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion from Dr. Neff and Dr. Shapiro
The heart aspects of mindfulness—how cultivating a sense of kind awareness transforms our present moment experience
Why so many of us find it more difficult to give compassion to ourselves than others
How we can treat ourselves with the same sense of kindness we would show a close friend or loved one
How our shared sense of human imperfection can open the way to being more present with the inevitable struggles of life and meeting our challenges with greater ease
The role of mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion in caregiving, with specific practices to help you integrate mindfulness and compassion into your personal and professional life
Research has shown both mindfulness and self-compassion practices to have a pronounced, positive effect in association with any form of therapy, healing, or life plan for promoting psychological and physical wellness. We hope you’ll join us as these two leaders in this emerging field of research share their most powerful findings and practices for cultivating these essential qualities with The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion.
Kristin Neff, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of Self-Compassion, as well as the audio course Self-Compassion Step-by-Step. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation in the Insight Meditation tradition since 1997. She and her family were featured in the book and documentary The Horse Boy. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an eight-week program to teach self-compassion skills. The program—co-created with her colleague Chris Germer and affiliated with Harvard Medical School—is called Mindful Self-Compassion. For more, visit self-compassion.org.
Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor at Santa Clara University, a clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to education; and is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute cofounded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro lectures and leads mindfulness programs internationally, and has been invited to present for the King of Thailand, the Danish government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China. Dr. Shapiro serves on the Advisory Board of Axialent—a leader in conscious business—and has brought mindfulness to pioneering companies including Genentech, Cisco Systems, and Google. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters, and is coauthor of the critically acclaimed texts The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. Dr. Shapiro’s work has been featured in the Wired magazine, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and American Psychologist. For more, visit drshaunashapiro.com.