The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (AJHF) was founded in 1978, and opened a museum on September 18, 1993, with a mission "to foster, encourage, educate, and cultivate a general appreciation of the medium of jazz music as a legitimate, original and distinctive art form indigenous to America. Its mission is also to preserve a continued and sustained program of illuminating the contribution of the State of Alabama through its citizens, environment, demographics and lore, and perpetuating the heritage of jazz music." It is located in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
The museum is located in Birmingham's historic Carver Theatre, which is part of the Birmingham Civil Rights District, along with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park. The museum contains more than 2,200 square feet (200 m2) of exhibits. The Jazz Hall of Fame also sponsors jazz performances around the city and brings jazz to many local students with school visits from musicians. It contains memorabilia such as paintings, quilts, instruments, and personal effects of such artists as Ella Fitzgerald and W.C. Handy, and offers a tour guided by Frank Adams.
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Mrz Perry | Apr 18, 2017
Viewed an early showing of Hidden Colors 4 and loved every minute. Old school theater feel with concessions offered also. Will DEFINITELY visit again!
Jared Hatcher | May 10, 2016
Stop in and see a bit of history on southern jazz and culture.
Jack Macdonald | Aug 2, 2013
This is something like a museum, devoted to the greatest jazz artists. It's actually both educational and entertaining, especially in the beginning with boogie woogie! The laugh is guaranteed!
Antwon Bush | Apr 23, 2016
Jim Ostrosky | Jun 23, 2018
Jazz Hall Radio formerly WVSU has significantly changed it's "Smooth Jazz" programing to a blend of classical jazz with some Smooth Jazz mixed in. At least when the Tuxedo Junction hour was scheduled you knew what was coming so you could listen to this type of Jazz or change the station. Then, You could later switch back when 'Smooth Jazz' was back on. After many years of listening to WVSU I'm sorry to see them morph to blended genres of Jazz. Oh, well there's always the 'Serious Jazz Radio'option.
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