On Friday, May 24th, there will be a special tour of Woodlawn Cemetery from 11am-12:30pm. The walking tour will start at Jazz Corner and end at Frankie Manning’s grave for a small pre-birthday celebration.
Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place for many famous artists. Frankie Manning is very much at home with nearby graves of the likes of Duke Ellington, Illinois Jacquet, Miles Davis, Celia Cruz, and Lionel Hampton (whose stone, appropriately, bears the inscription, “Flying home.”)
More details coming soon.