Stockholm and New York, November 1, 2021—Today the Tällberg Foundation released “Tällberg’s Jazz for the Planet,” a 60-minute recording of newly created and arranged music about the urgent need for urgent action demanded by the global climate crisis.
The project brings together world-class, Grammy-winning jazz musicians to create and perform new compositions and new arrangements, and was recorded recently before a live audience at GBH’s Fraser Performance Studio in Boston. The musicians who created Tällberg’s Jazz for the Planet include Terri Lyne Carrington, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Marco Pignataro, Chico Pinheiro, Nadia Washington and Anastassiya Petrova. Pignataro is the project’s artistic director; Pignataro, Patitucci and Lovano composed new music about the climate specifically for this initiative.
“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. Alan Stoga, Tällberg’s chairman, added that “This effort continues a long standing Foundation tradition of involving musicians, poets and artists as essential participants in our discussions about the great issues confronting and shaping our societies. They bring unique insights that are essential to the kind of deep understanding that drives sustained action.”
The performance is available for listening and sharing at jazzfortheplanet.org as well as from broadcast partners around the world.
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.
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. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more at tallbergfoundation.org and jazzfortheplanet.org