Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
Experience one of the most fantastic destinations for any lover of jazz. The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame commemorates some of the greatest artists of their times - jazz greats which span the century as earmarks to the cultural evolution of popular music. The art-deco museum honors jazz artists with ties to Alabama as well.
Exhibits feature famed jazz icons like Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, and Erskine Hawkins. Tour the history and transformation of jazz music overtime. Memorabilia such as paintings, quilts, instruments, and personal effects complete the experience. A great experience for jazz enthusiasts or those with a desire to learn.
If you're a resident and would like to be a part of the music join the free Saturday jazz classes. Classes are taught by a faculty of professionals and are supported by grants from the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham and other sources. These classes are designed to teach students to read and improvise jazz. Graduates from the Saturday program have gone on to receive scholarships to prestigious Jazz Studies programs at various Universities.