Jazz lovers in New York have taken music fandom to a new extreme by paying large sums of money to be buried next to their musical heroes.
As the Telegraph notes, Woodlawn Cemetery in New York City is the final resting place of many jazz legends, including Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins and Duke Ellington and fans are paying upwards of $6,000 to be buried within the vicinity of these musical icons. The demand is so high that 2, 275 new burial plots have been built.
In other Miles Davis news, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo recently lent his support to an Indiegogo campaign for the feature film "Miles Ahead," which reached its $325,000 goal yesterday (on July 10th). The project was led by "Iron Man" and "Ocean's Eleven" star Don Cheadle, who had the following to say:
"Music has always been one of my passions. Since 6th grade, when I started listening to my parents' Miles Davis records, his artistry has been an inspiration to me; he was someone who only ever followed a path as a runway to create a new one.
"Surprisingly, Miles' life, his passion, his creativity, his fire have never been brought to life in a film and the fact that his family has chosen me to do this now is an honor. I want to tell a story that Miles himself would have wanted to see, something hip, cool, alive and AHEAD."