Jack Teagarden

King of the Blues Trombone, Big T
Birth Name:
Weldon Leo Teagarden
Birth Date:
August 20, 1905
Birth Place:
Vernon, Texas
Death Date:
January 15, 1964
Place of Death:
Prince Conti Motor Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana
Cause of Death:
Heart failure
Cemetery Name:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills
Claim to Fame:
Until Jack Teagarden, jazz trombone sounded like "a dying cow in a thunderstorm" according to jazz trombonist Vic Dickerson. Like musical innovators Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker before him Teagarden developed new ideas and a close-to-the-chest slide technique that revolutionized jazz trombone. He parlayed his talents and collaborated with such giants as Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Hoagy Carmichael as well as fronting his all-star jazz band. But 50 years on the road, 5 marriages and excessive alcohol consumption all took their toll when he died in his sleep after a gig at the Dream Room in New Orleans.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills

6300 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, California, 90068


North America


Cemetery map of Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California.
Cemetery map of Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California.

Grave Location:

Section Revelation, Lot 3821, Grave 4

Grave Location Description

As you enter the massive gates off Forest Lawn Drive turn right at the first road (Ascension Road) and take the winding road around and park at the intersection of Ascension and Crystal Lane. Jack’s grave is located up the hillside seven rows from the road.

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