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    Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

    1631 4th Avenue North
    Birmingham , AL 35203
    (205) 254-2731

    Website: jazzhall.com/


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     The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 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,...

     The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 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." Located in the Civil Rights District along with the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park, it offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the state's rich jazz heritage. The museum contains more than 2,200-square-feet of exhibits. TheJazz Hall of Fame also sponsors jazz performances around the city and brings jazz to many local students with school visits from musicians. Along with the priceless jazz memorabilia such as paintings, quilts, instruments, and personal effects of such artists as Ella Fitzgerald and W.C. Handy, the tour experience itself is memorable thanks to the guidance of Dr. Frank Adams. Through his vivid personal anecdotes and natural charm, he paints many pictures of jazz for the countless number of tour groups each year.


     

     

    Upcoming Events

    Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

    Presented by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at Carver Theatre

    September 24, 2010 - Ongoing

    I am Not Your Negro

    Presented by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at Carver Theatre

    March 16 - April 2, 2017

    Jazz Jam Session

    Presented by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at Carver Theatre

    March 26, 2017

    Media Reviews


    • Article: Doc speaks: Former Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame chief writes autobiography
      Birmingham News - Sep 06, 2012
      By Mary Colurso

      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The book is called “Doc: The Story of a Birmingham Jazz Man.”
      If you’re a longtime follower of the local music scene, or a fan of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the author’s name should immediately spring to mind.
      I… Expand

      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The book is called “Doc: The Story of a Birmingham Jazz Man.”
      If you’re a longtime follower of the local music scene, or a fan of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the author’s name should immediately spring to mind.
      It’s Frank Adams Sr., a charter member of the jazz hall and its former executive director. Currently, he holds the title of director of education emeritus. Collapse

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