Jazz musician Ben Webster (1909-73)

Jazz musician Ben Webster (1909-73)

Quite a few foreign jazz musicians are buried in Assistens Kirkegård due to the fact that Copenhagen became a European center for modern jazz during the 1960s and 1970s. From 1961 to 1976, Jazz House Montmartre in the center of Copenhagen was an internationally famous jazz scene, where stars from all over the world gave concerts. Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Bud Powell, Oscar Pettiford, Herbie Hancock and Ben Webster and Kenny Drew, also buried here, are some of the musicians that gave concerts in the Jazz house Montmartre. Some of these musicians liked the environment well enough to settle down in Copenhagen where they eventually were buried.

Ben Webster's gravestone is worthy of preservation according to regulations concerning cultural heritage in cemeteries. These regulations state that gravestones of so-called 'meritorious persons' must be preserved for posterity.

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