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Video: "A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration" with Wynton Marsalis, Friday October 25 and Saturday October 26, 2019

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Watch "A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration" with the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Friday's live stream begins tonight at 7|6c. Saturday's streams begin at 2|1c and 7|6c.

Watch: https://jazz.org/live



What To Expect
  • Muppets of Sesame Street performing alongside the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
  • New big band arrangements of beloved Sesame Street songs
  • Tons of fun for all ages
Sesame Street comes to Jazz at Lincoln Center for a swinging celebration of the show’s 50th anniversary. See some of your favorite feathered and furry friends like Big Bird and Elmo sing classic Sesame Street songs alongside the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

It’s hard to imagine Sesame Street without music. The iconic show has featured many unforgettable tunes performed by real jazz musicians like trumpeter Kenny Rampton, a longtime member of both the JLCO and the Sesame Street band.

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 our own 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).” Likewise, the JLCO has reimagined Sesame Street favorites into big band bonanzas, and this celebration will feature brand-new arrangements of Sesame Street gems.

No one is too young or too old to enjoy this playful, intelligent, and joyful music– so come on down to our home, the House of Swing, and help us celebrate 50 years of our wonderful neighbors from Sesame Street.

Proudly presented in collaboration with Sesame Workshop.

Sesame Street Muppets

MATT VOGEL, Puppet Captain, Big Bird, The Count, Mr. Johnson
ERIC JACOBSON, Bert, Grover, Oscar the Grouch
PETER LINZ, Ernie, Herry Monster
CARMEN OSBAHR-VERTIZ, Rosita
LESLIE CARRARA-RUDOLPH, Abby Cadabby
RYAN DILLON, Elmo
CHRISTOPHER THOMAS HAYES, Hoots the Owl

Songs

JOE RAPOSO, BRUCE HART & JON STONE
Sesame Street Theme arranged by Kenny Rampton
Sung by Big Bird, Elmo, Abby

JEFF MOSS
Rubber Duckie arranged by Christopher Crenshaw
Sung by Ernie

SAM POTTLE & GEORGE JAMES
It Feels Good (When You Sing a Song) arranged by Marcus Printup
Sung by Hoots and Elmo

SAM POTTLE & TONY GEISS
Sing After Me arranged by Victor Goines
Sung by Abby, Big Bird and the Audience

JOE RAPOSO, JON STONE & BRUCE HART
One of These Things arranged by Sherman Irby
Sung by Oscar, Rosita and Herry

TONY GEISS
Elmo’s Song arranged by Kenny Rampton
Sung by Elmo

JEFF MOSS
I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon arranged Wynton Marsalis
Sung by Ernie, Abby and Big Bird

INTERMISSION

PIERO UMILIANI
Mahna Mahna arranged by Wynton Marsalis

CHRISTOPHER CERF & NORMAN STILES
Put Down the Duckie arranged by Carlos Henriquez
Sung by Hoots and Ernie

WILLIAM LUCKEY & DON HADLEY
Ladybugs’ Picnic arranged by Sherman Irby
Sung by The Count, Abby and Rosita

JEFF MOSS
People in Your Neighborhood arranged by Ted Nash
Sung by Rosita, Carlos Henriquez, Elmo (the Grocer), Mr. Johnson (the Doctor) and Abby

STEPHEN LAWRENCE & EMILY KINGSLEY
It’s a Circle arranged by Victor Goines
Sung by Ernie and Bert

WALT KRAMER & ED BOGAS
Pinball Number Count arranged by Carlos Henriquez
Sung by The Count and The Cows

JOE RAPOSO
Believe in Yourself arranged by Christopher Crenshaw
Sung by Grover, Abby and Elmo

JOE RAPOSO
Sing arranged by Ted Nash
Sung by Elmo, Ernie, Bert, Rosita, Big Bird and Hoots

If you saw "A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration", please "like" this post and share your thoughts below.
 
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Not bad... could've been better. I like how Big Bird wore a tie while performing on stage. The Oscar puppet looks a bit too fuzzy for me, however.
 

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Hmm go figure that everyone, but COOKIE MONSTER is here for this event. :insatiable:
 

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Here are some pictures from the first half of today's performance.

"Sesame Street Theme" sung by Big Bird, Elmo, Abby.





"Rubber Duckie" sung by Ernie.



"It Feels Good (When You Sing a Song)" sung by Hoots and Elmo.



"Sing After Me" sung by Abby, Big Bird and the audience.



"One of These Things" sung by Oscar, Rosita and Herry.





"Elmo’s Song" sung by Elmo.





"I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon" sung by Ernie, Abby and Big Bird.







 

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And here are pictures from the second half.

"Mahna Mahna" arranged by Wynton Marsalis.



"Put Down the Duckie" sung by Hoots and Ernie.





"Ladybugs’ Picnic" sung by The Count, Abby and Rosita.





"People in Your Neighborhood" sung by Rosita, Carlos Henriquez, Elmo (the Grocer), Mr. Johnson (the Doctor) and Abby.





"It’s a Circle" sung by Ernie and Bert.



"Pinball Number Count" sung by The Count and The Cows.



"Believe in Yourself" sung by Grover, Abby and Elmo.



"Sing" sung by Elmo, Ernie, Bert, Rosita, Big Bird and Hoots.





 

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I'll elaborate my thoughts on seeing it live tomorrow, but thankfully I managed to download the now-gone FB stream while waiting for my bus.
 

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I'll elaborate my thoughts on seeing it live tomorrow, but thankfully I managed to download the now-gone FB stream while waiting for my bus.
Could you please upload that to Google Drive or something for the rest of us?
 
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