Jazz at Lincoln Center joins Sesame Street’s Milestone 50th Anniversary with First-Ever Performance featuring the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and Iconic Sesame Street Characters
This fall, Jazz at Lincoln Center will welcome beloved Sesame Street characters Elmo, Abby, Big Bird, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Rosita, Bert& Ernie, The Count, and Hoots the Owl to sing classic Sesame Street songs such as “Sing,” “People in Your Neighborhood,” “Rubber Duckie,” and “Sunny Days” alongside the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in Rose Theater. This exclusive world premiere, A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration: 50 Years and Counting – music directed by Wynton Marsalis with director Kenneth Diego and scriptwriter Andrew Moriarty—takes place on October 25 at 7:00 p.m. and October 26 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Rose Theater. The concert is one of Sesame Street’s landmark 50th anniversary events.
Many of the jazz greats have visited Sesame Street over the past 50 years. It’s where countless children were introduced to legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and Mary Lou Williams. Even Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Wynton Marsalis visited Sesame Street a few times, where he played “Take the A Train”with the Duck Ellington Orchestra and joined Hoots the Owl on “No Matter What Your Language (Our Music Can Be The Same).”
A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration: 50 Years and Counting is proudly presented in collaboration with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the beloved show. All performances take place at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City. Additional information about the performance is available online: jazz.org
Box Office hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain)
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. noon to 6:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain).