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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Jazz at Lincoln Center joins Sesame Street’s Milestone 50th Anniversary with First-Ever Performance featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Iconic Sesame Street Characters in Rose Theater

A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration: 50 Years and Counting
October 25–26 in Rose Theater 


New York, NY (August 22, 2019) — 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.

 Ticket Information
Ticket prices for Rose Theater are $40 and up, depending on seating section,except for Jazz for Young People® tickets in Rose Theater, which are are$10, $20, or $25.

Note:Hot Seats–$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room–are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9877 for available Hot Seats performance dates. 

Hot Seats are available only by walk-up at the Box Office; maximum of two tickets per person. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

*Please note that a $3.50 Jazz at Lincoln Center Facility Fee applies to ALL ticket purchases, with the exception of $10 Hot Seats. A $7 handling fee also applies when purchasing tickets from Center Charge or when purchasing tickets online via jazz.org.

All single tickets for The Appel Room and Rose Theater can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor.

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). 

Additional information may be found at jazz.org |
facebook.com/jazzatlincolncenter | 
Twitter: @jazzdotorg | Instagram: @jazzdotorg |
youtube.com/jalc | Livestream: jazz.org/live



Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
 Bloomberg Philanthropies, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy,
SiriusXM, and Steinway & Sons.


 Generous support for the 2019-2020 Jazz at Lincoln Center Season is made possible in part by the Arnhold Family, Diana and Joe DiMenna, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ambrose Monell Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.




Press Inquiries: 
Rebecca Kim
Assistant Director, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center