Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Museum, Birmingham

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Museum, Birmingham (must see)

The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (AJHoF) 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."

The museum is located in Birmingham's historic Carver Theatre, which is part of the Birmingham Civil Rights District. It contains more than 2,200 square feet 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. Along with 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 guided by Dr. Frank Adams.
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Sight Name: Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Museum
Sight Location: Birmingham, USA (See walking tours in Birmingham)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Birmingham, Alabama

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles