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IAJE Presents Woody Herman Tribute

On Oct. 20 in Hollywood, Calif., the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) and the Woody Herman Society present “Autumn Eve,” a concert tribute to bandleader Woody Herman, whose spirited playing swept the swing era with songs like “Four Brothers” and “Early Autumn.”

The event will take place at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the resting place of film stars Peter Lorre, Jayne Mansfield, Edward G. Robinson, Carl Switzer (Alfalfa in “The Little Rascals”), Terry (Toto the dog, from The Wizard of Oz) and now, Woody Herman, whose remains will be transported to the site as part of the memorial event. This will be the “first jazz concert ever done in a cemetery,” according to Hollywood Forever proprietor Tyler Cassity.

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