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Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

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Founded in 1978, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame states its mission “to foster, encourage, educate, and cultivate a general appreciation of the medium of jazz as a legitimate, original and distinctive art form indigenous to America.” Its list of inductees include Nat King Cole, Ivory Williams and John Bell.

In 1993, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame opened a museum, which is located in Birmingham’s historic Carver Theatre. The museum contains more than 2,200 square feet of exhibits displaying the accomplishments of jazz greats like Duke Ellington and Erskine Hawkins. The museum also sponsors jazz performances and festivals such as the Taste of 4th Ave. Jazz Festival around the city. Free Saturday jazz classes and other educational programs are hosted, too.

The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with guided tours provided Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2>00 p.m. Admission is $2 per person for self-guided visits and $3 per person for guided tours (September 2009).

Potential visitors should visit the organization’s website at www.jazzhall.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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