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Jazz For The Planet stream (ft. Joe Lovano, John Pattitucci, Terri Lynne Carrington) + Tom Challenger

An intriguing hybrid double bill downstairs ahead of the COP26 conference. 

As a highlight, we are delighted to be exclusively streaming an exciting concert of world-class, Grammy-winning jazz musicians who create and perform new compositions and new arrangements that speak to audiences about the
possibilities of positive climate action. The musicians who will perform Tällberg’s Jazz for the Planet include Terri Lyne
Carrington, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Marco Pignataro, Chico Pinheiro and others.

The music aims to help move the global
conversation from overheated rhetoric and “just do it” demands to urgent, focused,
realistic discussion and actions that conform to the realities of a warming planet.


Pignataro is the project’s artistic director; Pignataro, Patitucci and Lovano, have
composed new music about the climate specifically for this initiative. The Tällberg Foundation

The music was recorded in front of  a live audience in Boston on 19 October, but is premiered worldwide now.

Also performing will be a band led by saxophonist Tom Challenger with Tara Cunningham (guitar),  Adam Merrell (drums)

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“Jazz defies convention through adaptability and improvisation, generating that special
sense of surprise and melodic invention that is similar to what we urgently need to
bend the dramatic arc of climate change. These amazing, world class artists are
dedicating their talents to help shape a message of hope towards a sustainable future
for humanity and our planet through their music,” said Fiorenzo Omenetto, who
conceived and is leading the initiative for the Tällberg Foundation.
Omenetto added, “Climate change” isn’t really about climate. It’s about people,
migration, food, water, access, health, education, and fairness of opportunity. It’s
about our world as we know it, and our social fabric as we live it. And if we don’t fix
our climate now, there will be too much to fix”.
Boston’s GBH, one of America’s most recognizable media brands, which operates in
television, radio, and online streaming and creates a vast array of cultural and news
content, is a core partner in this initiative. Additional support is provided by Mori
whose mission is the reduction of food waste with sustainable materials. The Stavros
Niarchos Foundation (SNF), one of the world’s leading private, international
philanthropic organizations, is the Tällberg Foundation’s lead supporter.
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About the Tällberg Foundation
The Tällberg Foundation, with offices in Stockholm and New York, aims to provoke
people to think—and therefore act—differently about the global issues that are
shaping their present and their future.

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