Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Woodlawn Cemetery Group Offer Free Concert to Honor Jazz Legends on June 11

By Ian Holubiak on Apr 18, 2014 07:02 PM EDT

The Woodlawn Cemetery is no stranger to jazz legends and this time, much to our delight, the group will partner with Jazz at Lincoln Center to present a free concert honoring, you guessed it, jazz legends.

The concert, which (get this) is free, will premiere performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on June 11 at 7:00 p.m.

The concert is to commemorate Cemetery's 150th anniversary and its ties to the jazz greats.

Per the JALC website, Mitch Rose, CEO and President of the Woodlawn Cemetry, states:

We are delighted to participate in this exciting collaboration with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, one of the world's foremost jazz ensembles performing today. The Woodlawn Cemetery is proud to serve as the final resting place for a century of jazz legends, and we look forward to celebrating this unique aspect of our history and America's cultural heritage with the public. The Cemetery's expansive grounds will provide a perfect setting for visitors of all ages to gather and experience this remarkable performance.

So don't be a stranger and keep yourself updated on the JALC website. The concert should offer even the smallest of jazz enthusiasts a phenomenal insight into the jazz legends that propelled America's greatest music to the forefront.

To wit, here's Marsalis the JALC Orchestra back in June 2011.

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