Albert Ayler

Birth Name:
Albert Ayler
Birth Date:
July 13, 1936
Birth Place:
Cleveland, Ohio
Death Date:
November 25, 1970
Place of Death:
East River, at the foot of Congress Street Pier, in Brooklyn, New York, New York
Cause of Death:
Suicide by drowning
Cemetery Name:
Highland Park Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Ayler was an American avant-garde jazz saxophonist, singer and composer and the older brother of jazz trumpeter Donald Ayler. Ayler began recording music during the free-form jazz era of the 1960s and evoked incredibly strong and disparate reactions from critics and fans alike. Said Jon Goldman, an enthusiast who knew and recorded both brothers here. "It was out of the mainstream. It's still way out of the mainstream." On November 25, 1970, his body was found floating in the East River, at the foot of Congress Street Pier, in Brooklyn.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Highland Park Cemetery

21400 Chagrin Blvd

Cleveland, Ohio, 44122


North America


Grave Location:

Section 3, Lot 6, Tier 7, Grave 3

Grave Location Description

From the main entrance make your way straight through to the mausoleum and main office. Across the street is the Veteran’s Memorial Garden – this is Section 3. Parking at the intersection of Sections 5, 2 and 3 Albert’s grave can be found approximately 20 feet from the road.

Grave Location GPS

41.46300, -81.52610



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