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Wynton Marsalis on Woodlawn Cemetery's "Jazz Corner"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Marsalis Family -- Branford, Wynton, Ellis and Delfaeo -- at the opening night in October 2004 of the new Jazz at Lincoln Center facility, Frederick P. Rose Hall The Marsalis Family -- Branford, Wynton, Ellis and Delfaeo -- at the opening night in October 2004 of the new Jazz at Lincoln Center facility, Frederick P. Rose Hall (Frank Stewart/Jazz at Lincoln Center)

Jazz great after Jazz great has requested to be buried near "Duke" Ellington. So now, Miles Davis, Celia Cruz, Lionel Hampton, Max Roach, and many others can all be found in Woodlawn Cemetery's unofficial "Jazz Corner." A concert at Woodlawn is being held tonight in celebration of these Jazz giants. Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, composer, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Susan Olson, Woodlawn Cemetery historian, weigh in on their legacy and NYC's jazz history.

 

Guests:

Wynton Marsalis and Susan Olson

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Comments [4]

Never wanted to think about death or being buried. Avoided the thought. Now I've found my spot. Who says, "You Can't Go Home Again" ?! :)

Jun. 11 2014 12:49 PM
CR from Manhattan

What an excellent segment. Thank you!

Jun. 11 2014 11:59 AM
fuva from harlemworld

PLEASE ask if there are any tickets left?

Jun. 11 2014 11:43 AM
Inga Wilder from Brooklyn

I am not sure if Wynton knows this, but my father, jazz trumpeter Joe Wilder, who passed away on May 9, is now also buried at Woodlawn. My father always had great love and respect for Wynton and I am sure that he will be smiling down tonight tonight, when he hears him play.

Jun. 11 2014 10:01 AM

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