About

Jonathan Tessero is an acclaimed Creative Director, Music Director and Live Event Producer whose work has appeared on Broadway, network television, and at concert and event venues around the country. His creative direction for CBS’ coverage of Super Bowl XLVII earned the network an Emmy Nomination for Best Art Direction/Studio Design. Under his creative leadership, the rebooted and renamed Essence Fest experienced a record-setting 550,000 attendees for the Beyoncé, Janelle Monae, Maxwell, LL Cool J headlined weekend. He directed the media assets for the Opening Season presentation of a NBA team, led the creation of a 12-story projection map installation, created the Christmas experience for a 10-acre casino, wrote and directed a documentary starring Angela Lansbury and Branford Marsalis for the National WWII Museum, and has conducted the Buffalo Philharmonic, The Louisiana Philharmonic, The Calgary Philharmonic, and the Oregon Coast Music Festival Orchestras. The BBC’s upcoming live-to-film European arena tour of Planet Earth II will feature a choir, rock band, and orchestra of 70 musicians playing his orchestrations of the Bleeding Fingers-produced, Emmy-nominated score by Hans Zimmer, Jasha Klebe, and Jacob Shea. Home for the Holidays is the first of his Chart Breakers LIVE series, nearly twenty themed Top 40 revues that combine contemporary dance, his kinetic New Orleans style brass and rhythm band, and hundreds of the most beloved songs ever written. His production company Panharmonicon Productions produces large-scale music events for companies like Coca-Cola, Ford, Time, Inc., and McDonald’s.