Wednesday, June 11, 2014
7 P.M. — 8:30 P.M.
Gates open at 6 P.M.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, photo by Frank Stewart
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the historic site and honor those in Woodlawn’s care, on June 11, 2014, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform live and en plein aire at the cemetery. This concert is free to the public, and Woodlawn welcomes families and those eager to experience the joy of jazz in a unique setting to spend an evening under the stars. Participants are welcome to visit Woodlawn’s Jazz Corner before the concert begins and seating will be on the open lawn at the Jerome Avenue entrance to the cemetery. The 90-minute set will feature the works of many of the famous jazz artists memorialized at Woodlawn.
Food & beverages will be available for purchase on site. Entry with outside food and beverages will not be permitted.
FREE ADMISSION, RSVP REQUIRED
FREE ADMISSION, RSVP REQUIRED. RSVP here.
JAZZ HERITAGE AT WOODLAWN
Since the dawn of the Jazz Age, The Woodlawn Cemetery has been recognized internationally as the place where many of the musicians, composers, and promoters of jazz– “America’s Music”– are memorialized. In the center of this National Historic Landmark, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington”, Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton, Max Roach, Harold Nicholas, Jackie McLean, and Illinois Jacquet are at rest. Not far from the Jazz Corner are monuments celebrating the lives of Celia Cruz, Milt Jackson, Sonny Greer, Cootie Williams, W.C. Handy, Coleman Hawkins, and many others.