For all you jazz diehards out there, the Woodlawn Cemetary in the Bronx is expanding to meet the increasingly high demand of people who want to be buried next to the likes of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and Celia Cruz. Via Billboard Biz:
“With the history of the Bronx and everybody that is planning ahead, we have a lot of requests to be close to Miles Davis and Celia Cruz,” said cemetery executive director David Ison.
Pauline Smith, 74, bought a burial plot near Jazz Corner about three years ago. She is an avid jazz lover and throws regular parties where she hires jazz musicians to play at her home in New Rochelle.
“The music is in the earth and in the air and in the heavens,” she said. “I love the idea that I could be continuing my love on the other side.”
Plots are going for $6,000 at the moment, so get on it.