Famous Musicians

Brooklyn and New York City have called to talented musicians for generations, and the city plays host to an incredible number of musicians who have gone down in history as performing legends. From the music halls of the 1800s to the birth of jazz, music fans of all types can find a hero at rest in the cemetery grounds. The Evergreens is the final resting place of many musicians, some who are now largely forgotten, and some who have never faded with time. Here are the stories of two incredible musical talents from both camps.

  • Blind Tom Wiggins, gifted pianist, former slave, and composer
  • Lester Young, the President of the Tenor Saxophone