8. “The Jazz Cemetery”

Since the dawn of the of the Harlem Renaissance, The Woodlawn Cemetery began its distinguished path to becoming known as the “Jazz Cemetery” as the burial ground for many entertainers associated with the New York Jazz Scene. Jazz musicians have chosen this space as an opportunity to buried among “jazz family.”

Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, WC Handy are those among the interred musicians, and many more. Jazz burials continue to happen to this day near Ellington’s memorial.

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