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Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35202
205 254 2731
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Ranked #39 of 46 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The music and accomplishments of over 170 native Alabaman jazz musicians, including Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton, are highlighted in this museum devoted to fostering an appreciation of jazz.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Honestly, I wouldn't ever reccommend it to anyone. I am from New Orleans, so I was excited for the museum; but I was disappointed. The venue is extremely small... pretty much just two rooms. The exhibits, while well-done, were actually quite boring. Maybe if you went with a guide through the museum, they would give you more interesting information. Definitely... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Just a way to get someone's daughter or niece hired to be cashier. The museum will take all of 10 minutes to walk through. What a wast of time.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Hall of Fame sits inside an old theatre with a beautiful vintage marquee, which is nice in and of itself. The admission is merely $2, so if you have any interest at all you have nothing to lose. That said, regardless of interest level you won't necessarily pick up a whole lot of info. The museum consists generally of... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Located within easy distance of the Civil Rights Institute. The museum was small, but had some nice exhibits.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We enjoyed the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. The relatively small size is nice. So often you get info overload. Displays are well done. Should have been some audio or video of some of the fabulous musicians here.

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Plainwell, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It was very interesting to see lots of information on top of it also. They have pictures, history, and practices there by local jazz bands and we were able to see some of this while there.

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Pay extra for the guided tour. If you are fortunate enough to have "Doc" Adams as a guide you will have a wonderful experience. He was born in 1928 and is the fist member listed in the Jazz Hall of Fame. His stories made the tour real because he lived it. The museum is just average and is located in... More

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Statesboro, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Meeting Jazz legends and listening to them play was the highlight of our trip. It's nothing fancy, but the people are wonderful. Try to see a show there.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Led by Ray Reach, this place is putting young artists on the map. There are free classes every Saturday for a formal Jazz ensemble and many of the kids from ALL backgrounds across the city have received scholarships to universities around the country. They also perform together throughout the year. A great opportunity to immerse yourself in Jazz. Live performances.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame is a unique collection of Alabama musician's works and impact on a national level. Particularly enjoyed the Family Tree of Jazz Music. The day we attended there was not even music playing as we self-toured through the museum. Thankfully, we were the only two there, otherwise we would have been stepping over others as the... More

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