To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the historic Woodlawn Cemetery, and to 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 spread a blanket 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.
General Admission tickets are sold out; VIP seating still available.
With additional questions, please call (718) 920-1469 or email.
PHOTO, clockwise from top: Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Charles "Cootie" Williams, and Max Roach and many more of their jazz contemporaries are memorialized at Woodlawn.
This performance made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of The Dalio Foundation and Montefiore Medical Center.
GETTING TO THE SHOW
While vehicles will be permitted to park on-site at no charge, we encourage our concert goers to take advantage of public transportation. Here’s how you can get to Woodlawn:
#4 train uptown to the last stop (Woodlawn). Descend to the street level and the cemetery will be conveniently located immediately to the North.
#2 train uptown to 233rd Street stop. Descend to the street level. On the North side of the street, you can catch the Bx31 bus; take it two stops down the hill. Upon exiting the bus, the Webster Avenue gate of the cemetery will be kitty-corner to the South. Concert goers will be provided free transport across the cemetery to the concert site.
All concert goers coming by subway are encouraged to check the MTA’s website for any unanticipated schedule changes prior to departing for the show: www.mta.info/service/
- METRO NORTH
Harlem Line trains depart Grand Central approx. every 30 minutes beginning at 4:54PM. Upon arrival at the Woodlawn station, the Webster Avenue gate of the cemetery will be kitty-corner to the South. Concert goers will be provided free transport across the cemetery to the concert site. Visit http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/ for a full train schedule.
On-site parking will be provided at no cost to concert goers but is limited. Vehicular entry will only be permitted via the Jerome Avenue gate (approx. GPS address: 3700 Jerome Avenue). Upon arrival, Woodlawn Security will assist with parking.
5:30PM: Admission for guests with advance RSVP registration begins
6:00PM: General public admission begins
7-8:30PM: Live concert by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis;
anticipated 90 minute set with no intermission
9-10:00PM: After-party for concert sponsors in the Woolworth Chapel. Interested in becoming a sponsor?
SECURITY AND CHECK-IN
Please limit the number and size of purses and bags you might bring with you. Please be prepared to allow Woodlawn Security to inspect the items you intend to bring with you. No outside food or beverage will be permitted inside the cemetery.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
No outside food or beverage will be permitted inside the cemetery. Tasty treats and refreshing beverage will be available for purchase on-site.
There is no rain date for this unique performance; the set is schedule rain or shine, within reason. If extreme weather does present itself, cancellation may be required. Please stay tuned to the Cemetery and Conservancy websites as well as the Conservancy’s Facebook and Twitter feeds on the day of the concert for ongoing updates.