DAVID SIMMONS & JK SIMMONS: IN CONCERT! MARCH 2, 2020

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Also featuring: UBU Youth Performers:

Cheyenne Newberry

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Danica Rollier

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Isaiah Tilson

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Phoebe Marlowe

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Special appearance: Colin McDonald

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PLUS: David Simmons & Friends

David Simmons: Guitars/Vocals

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Keith R. Wells: Piano

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John Schachinger: Keys 2

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Monica Shriver: Sax/Flute

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Thomas Murphy: Drums/Percussion

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feat: JK SIMMONS, DAVID SIMMONS & FRIENDS, UBU Youth Performers, MORE!

Monday, March 2, 2020, 7pm

Phoenix Center For The Arts (3rd Street Theater)

1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ


All proceeds benefit The UBU Project, an arts education outreach organization specializing in K-12 suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention and anti-bullying residencies. 


Suicide is a Leading Cause of Death for Youth in America. Our Kids Need

Hope | Resilience | Self-Compassion | Empathy


  • Suicide is a leading causes of death for youth nationwide ages 14-24 with statistics as young as age 5 (CDC)
  • Drug overdose deaths among teenagers rose sharply over a one-year period. “This is a public health crisis,” said Dr. Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. (NIDA)
  • Bullying is a major public health problem.  Nearly 30% of American adolescents reported bullying experiences as the bully, the victim, or both.  (CDC)


The mission of The UBU Project is to eliminate youth suicide, addiction and bullying through arts integration. It may seem like a daunting task; however, The UBU Project is Doing Something About it! 


Join us and become part of the solution!


(The UBU Project also provides residencies helping schools transform STEM into STEAM through Performing Arts Integration)

In Addition to Your Ticket Purchase Make a Tax-deductible Donation to UBU

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UBU Social/Emotional Learning Residencies are Much More About the Celebration of Life through Discovering Everyone's Hidden Treasures of:

  • HOPE
  • RESILIENCE
  • SELF-COMPASSION
  • EMPATHY


The UBU Project's powerful, interactive Arts Integration Residencies are showing a marked increase (over 30%) in student comprehension of these wondrous "UBU Treasure Chest Words." Even more so, read the words of UBU Residency Students:

 

  • "Hey Mr. David, thanks for telling me about this. The depression I used to have is slowly going away. I'm still trying to love myself but at least I love myself at least a little bit."
  • "I love the UBU Project because it teaches me that I have to treat myself with love and respect and it teaches me how to write music."
  • "Mr. David, your lessons were amazing. They taught me a lot about hope, resilience, self-compassion and empathy."


Plus these powerful testimonials from others who have experienced the life-affirming work of UBU Founder and Executive Director David Simmons:

  • Being .... a student in David Simmons' Songwriting Class, has been a huge part of (my daughter's) finding strength and confidence within herself after her 2018 suicide attempt. I'm beyond thankful. -UBU Student's Mother (via Social Media)
  • The students get to know the social emotional skills they need . . . they also have a new song writing skill that builds their self-esteem and helps them give voice to the struggles of their hearts in a hopeful, compassionate, and empathic way.I highly recommend “ The UBU Project” to other schools and students. -Elementary School Counselor
  • Mr. Simmons provides such a wonderful example for all students. Despite the significant struggles that he has experienced throughout his life, he is able to rise up even stronger than before. Not only is he a talented and accomplished songwriter, singer and director, but he encourages others to see the good in even the worst of situations. His workshops create a safespace for students to share their thoughts and feelings. - High School Prevention Coach

David Simmons' new CD: HOPE

Promo video of UBU Project Founder David Simmons' new CD: HOPE; featuring performances by: 

  • David Simmons
  • Gardner Cole (A-ha, Madona)
  • Emilio Castillo (Tower of Power
  • Tom E. Politzer (Tower of Power)
  • Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon),
  • Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, )
  • Academy Award Winner J.K. Simmons (David's brother)
  • Walt Versen (David's brother-from-another-mother
  • Niko Simmons (David's son)


100% of All Sales of HOPE Go Directly to: The UBU Project