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Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration: 50 Years and Counting

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



Big Bird


Oscar the Grouch


Bert & Ernie

The Count

Herry Monster

Hoots the Owl

Visitor Info

Box Office

Broadway and 60th Street

Ground Floor



Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

Sun, 12pm-6pm





Group Sales


Run Time

2 1/2 hours with intermission

Jazz for Young People performances are 1 hour