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The headstone of jazz great Miles Davis rests at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx section of New York, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. In order to meet demands of Davis' fans who wish to be buried near him, the cemetery opened up additional burial plots behind his grave in 2014. Almost all the plots have already been sold. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Some jazz fans are devoted to the very end.

At The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, so many jazz enthusiasts want to be buried near the graves of such greats as Miles Davis and Duke Ellington that the cemetery is developing new plots to meet the demand.

The cemetery is building about 2,275 new burial plots between the grave of Latin music star Celia Cruz and "Jazz Corner," the area where musicians Davis, Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Illinois Jacquet are buried.

"With the history of the Bronx and everybody that is planning ahead, we have a lot of requests to be close to Miles Davis and Celia Cruz," said cemetery executive director David Ison.

The gravestone of jazz great Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet rests at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx section of New York, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The
The gravestone of jazz great Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet rests at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx section of New York, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The 400-acre cemetery, which is the final resting place for Jazz greats as Jacquet, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington, is building new burial plots so jazz fans can be buried near their favorite musicians. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Seth Wenig/AP)

Pauline Smith, 74, bought a burial plot near Jazz Corner about three years ago. She is an avid jazz lover and throws regular parties where she hires jazz musicians to play at her home in New Rochelle.

"The music is in the earth and in the air and in the heavens," she said. "I love the idea that I could be continuing my love on the other side."

Earlier this year, the cemetery opened up 70 burial plots behind Davis' grave in Jazz Corner, separate from the new development, and almost all of them have already been sold.

The complex also includes a mausoleum finished in February with space for about 275 sets of remains and a starting price of $6,000 per plot. Four smaller buildings planned for the site do not have an estimated completion date.

The 400-acre cemetery, at about half the size of Central Park, is also the final resting place of such notables as journalist Joseph Pulitzer, women's rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton and composer Irving Berlin.


The gravestone of jazz great Miles Davis sits in the "Jazz Corner" at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx section of New York, Wednesday, July 9,
The gravestone of jazz great Miles Davis sits in the "Jazz Corner" at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx section of New York, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Earlier in the year, the cemetery opened additional burial plots behind Davis' grave in order to accommodate any fans who wish to be buried near him. Most of the plots have already been sold. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Seth Wenig/AP)