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Tällberg’s Jazz for the Planet is a live recording session held on October 19, 2021 at GBH’s Fraser studio in Boston, MA.

The recording showcases new compositions from John Patitucci (bass), Marco Pignataro (sax and musical director), and Joe Lovano (sax) and features, Terri Lyne Carrington (drums), Nadia Washington (vocals), Chico Pinheiro (guitar), and Anastassiya Petrova (piano).

This recording aims to inspire positive climate action—building on 40 years of the Tällberg Foundation’s efforts to nurture new thinking in part by looking at societal challenges through the lenses of artists.

Musicians and Climate

Extraordinary musicians come together to create new music and inspire positive climate action

Original music by John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and Marco Pignataro

Universal values Across disciplines

The Tällberg Foundation operates globally to encourage new thinking about the forces that are reshaping our world. Climate, mass migration, inequality, power.

Conversations that can change minds. Action that can change facts.

The Foundation is chaired by Alan Stoga and receives major funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Tällberg’s Jazz for the Planet was conceived brought to life by Fiorenzo Omenetto.


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“Tällberg’s Jazz for the Planet” seeks to encourage people – and their leaders – to act with the urgency and the focus that our global predicament demands.


The project brings together a group of world-class, Grammy-winning jazz musicians to create new compositions that speak to audiences about the urgency and the possibilities of positive climate action. The music they are creating and will be performing aims to help move the global conversation from overheated rhetoric and “just do it” demands to rational actions and choices to cope with the realities of a warming planet.


The music was first performed and recorded before a live audience on October 19th at Fraser Performance Studio in Boston, Ma. The performance premieres globally on November 1st, via web stream, hosted on platforms around the world.

The show, under the artistic direction of Marco Pignataro, features original music by John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and Marco Pignataro. The performers, with more than 50 Grammy nominations and 7 Grammys among them, include:

● John Patitucci, Bass; Grammy Award musician, Berklee faculty


Terri Lyne Carrington, Drums; Grammy Award musician, Fellow of the National Academy, NEA Jazz Master


Joe Lovano, Saxophone; Grammy Award Musician, Berklee faculty


Marco Pignataro, Saxophone; Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute


Chico Pinheiro, Guitar; Grammy Nominee


Nadia Washington, Vocals

Anastassiya Petrova, Piano

Edmar Colon, Arrangement


Chase Morrin, Arrangement


The performance consists of original music composed specifically for this concert by John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and Marco Pignataro.


Original compositions: 
● The Suite: Terra, Mare and Cielo (Earth, Sea and Sky) (composed by John Patitucci)
● As It Should Be (composed by Joe Lovano)
● Moon Threads (composed by Marco Pignataro, arranged by Chase Morrin)

Other compositions:

● On Irene’s Path (composed by Marco Pignataro)
● Airegin (composed by Sonny Rollins, arranged by Marco Pignataro)
● Água de Beber (composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Edmar Colon)
● Nature Boy (composed by Eden Ahbez)

The Tällberg Foundation convenes people with diverse and different minds, ideas, cultures, and perspectives in a search for new, actionable solutions. Our conversations aim at impact and are designed to have lasting value.

Tällberg’s work program focuses on understanding how to re-inject ethics into leadership; re-establish the legitimacy of governance; and manage, instead of being managed by, disruptive technologies, climate change, mass migration and other phenomena. Discover new insights on these and other issues on our podcast at tallbergfoundation.org/podcasts/

We seek new thinking for a new world. That is particularly true when it comes to our environment, where the Tällberg Foundation has long hosted a robust mix of scientists, engineers, policy makers, indigenous leaders, and activists from many disciplines who not only seek solutions, but to motivate people to positive action.

We recognize that cannot be done solely through the power of intellect and analysis; emotional engagement is at least as important. Thus, our activities integrate music, poetry, dance, arts and experiences in nature into our conversations.

The Foundation’s rich musical heritage started with the folk music tradition of Dalarna, Sweden. It expanded over the years to include collaboration with performers like Ane Brun, the Norwegian songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist; Barbara Hendricks, the American operatic soprano and concert singer; Svante Henryson, the Swedish composer, cellist, bass guitarist and double bassist; Magnus Lindgren, Swedish jazz musician; Anne Sofie von Otter, the Swedish mezzo-soprano; Alan Gilbert, American conductor and Swedish cellist Kasja William-Olsen.

Tällberg’s Jazz for the Planet builds on this foundation.


There are three options available.

1) Watch the concert online from this webpage (see above)
The streamed performance premieres on November 1, 2021, in celebration of the opening of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, (COP26). The performance will stream on the Tällberg website as well as on platforms around the world. Register in the form below to receive more information and updates about the performance, the music, the artists—and about our endangered, changing climate. 

2) Share the music
Interested groups, jazz radio stations, and major media outlets are invited to broadcast the concert on their own pages. Contact us at info@tallbergfoundation.org for more information.

3) Make a donation!
Donate here (deductible in the US via KBFUS).

GBH, one of America’s most recognizable media brands, operates in television, radio, streaming online and creates a vast array of world class content. www.wgbh.org

Additional support is provided by Mori whose mission is the reduction of food waste with sustainable materials. mori.com

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations is the Tällberg Foundation’s lead supporter. www.snf.org

Please visit our Media Kit page for more information: https://tallbergfoundation.org/tjftp-media-kit/



Nature Boy, composed by Eden Ahbez

On Irene’s Path, composed by Marco Pignataro

The Suite: Terra, Mare e Cielo (Earth, Sea and Sky), composed by John Patitucci

As It Should Be, composed by Joe Lovano

Moon Threads, composed by Marco Pignataro, arranged by Chase Morrin

Água de Beber, composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Edmar Colon