Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts is thrilled to present:
Joe Fiedler’s Open Sesame—Playing Sesame Street Classics
Saturday, February 9, 8pm
Bop Shop Records 1460 Monroe Ave. Rochester NY
$20 door/$15 students
Joe Fiedler – Trombone
Erik Lawrence – Saxophones
Sean Conly – Electric Bass
Michael Sarin – Drums
Join us for a Q&A about Joe’s roll as the music director for Sesame Street 3pm, free
Do you know how to get to Sesame Street?
Or more precisely, do you know how trombonist Joe Fiedler – an accomplished jazz improviser and bandleader with sideman credits including Andrew Hill, Charles Tolliver, Satoko Fuji and a host of others – became a music director and arranger for one of the most beloved children’s shows in television history?
Joe Fiedler (b. 1965) is a composer, musical director, and trombonist who has worked on Sesame Street since season 41 (2010). He serves as the show’s musical director/arranger, copyist, composes music cues, and plays trombone. Fiedler composed themes for recurring segments “Super Grover 2.0,” “Cookie’s Crumby Pictures,” and served as music director for “Elmo the Musical.” Some of the songs for which he co-wrote music include “Give a Peck” and “Flower Show Song.”
“Fiedler uses superb technique, which includes playing chords (multiphonics), and a wit worthy of trombonist Ray Anderson to invigorate straight-ahead jazz, paying indirect tributes to tradition while simultaneously turning the music inside out.” – Jazziz Magazine
“Among trombonist Joe Fiedler’s many talents is his uncanny ability to blur the line between avant-garde and mainstream jazz.” –