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Joe Fiedler’s Open Sesame
September 17 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Sesame merges the two worlds of Joseph Fielder, those being music director for Sesame Street—for the past twelve seasons and an internationally recognized jazz trombonist, by presenting his unique and slightly edgy arrangements of Sesame Street classics. In support of their new release, Fuzzy and Blue, the band showcases a working quartet of seasoned New York improvisers, (Jeff Lederer/Saxophones, Steven Bernstein/Trumpets, Michael Sarin/Drums and Sean Conly/Bass).
Also, Fielder will present an inside multi-media look with Q&A of just how the musical direction for the beloved children’s educational program comes together. Open Sesame’s debut recording was released in February 2019 to great acclaim. Popmatters said, “(Fiedler is) a great jazz musician who blends the sober and the spectacular working with music from one of the most important cultural launching pads this country has created. Jazz and Sesame Street? Yes. Open wide” and the New York City Jazz Record recently named Open Sesame to their “Best of 2019” list.
The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio