In the 1980s Illinois Jacquet was an artist in residence at Harvard University. “I made up my mind that if I could make students at Harvard sound that good, it was time for me to come back to New York and pick the best musicians I could find and form my own big band,” Jacquet told Jazz Times. Full-sized swing bands were rare by the mid-1980s, but the Illinois Jacquet Big Band shattered attendance records at the prestigious Village Vanguard club.
Final Resting Place:
4199 Webster Avenue
Bronx, New York, 10470
Grave Location:Hillcrest, Section 170
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery make your way to the intersection of Heather, Knollwood and Fir Avenue. Park and you will see the large Miles Davis black sarcophagus. Facing the Davis monument look across the street and on Fir Avenue you will see the large, distinctive Illinois Jacquet monument.
Grave Location GPS40.88509690380248, -73.87198686804234
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