Cemetery cashes in on demand for graves near Miles Davis

Sarah Coles
Miles Davis Live At North Sea Jazz Festival
Miles Davis Live At North Sea Jazz Festival

Woodlawn Cemetery in New York is creating 2,275 new graves, including 70 special plots near the area known as 'Jazz Corner', where Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins and Lionel Hampton are buried. It said it had been inundated with requests from people who want to be buried near their jazz heroes, and are willing to pay a premium for it. Most of the special plots have already been sold.

It's part of a growing trend of people wanting to plan a funeral and burial that says something about them.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%