Jazz concert to highlight the consequences of climate change

Joe Makholm-Climate Jazz Concert-Sunset Club-Paris

Pjazza Teatru Rjal has in recent years become synonymous with high-level jazz productions. For this year’s edition of the annual Jazz Jamboree, international artistes of the highest calibre will come together for a unique extravaganza that will deal with climate change.

On Friday 17th May the Paris Jazz Repertory Septet will perform Storms of My Grandchildren, the third suite from the Concert Climat trilogy, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta.

Concert Climat is a powerful musical evocation of humanity’s struggle with the consequences of climate change. The music – for four horns and rhythm section – was composed by Joe Makholm, French-American pianist and trombonist, and premiered by the Paris Jazz Repertory Septet during the COP21 climate conference in Paris in December 2015.

Storms of My Grandchildren was inspired by the pioneering book of the same name by the renowned climatologist Dr James Hansen.

This year’s Jazz Jamboree also features the guest participation of Lieder Project, a local jazz ensemble headed by leading Maltese jazz pianist Joe Debono.

Entrance to the concert is free of charge but the booking of free tickets is required online.