Wally Kane in the studio for Truro Daydreams

Wally Kane is a saxophone player (along with other reed instruments) who was part of the original house band organized by Joe Raposo for Sesame Street. He has been heard on the show and in countless records over the years, and has often performed saxophone for Hoots the Owl, such as in "Put Down the Duckie."[1] He was still part of the band as late as 2007. Kane also performed tenor sax on longtime Street colleague Jerry Nelson's album Truro Daydreams (2009).

Kane has been a jazz and pop musician whose credits include a stint with Doc Severinsen on The Tonight Show, backing Roberta Flack on recordings, and the original soundtrack to The Wiz.



  1. Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street, page 226, song notes by Christopher Cerf.