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Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

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Address: 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35202
Phone Number: 205 254 2731
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Description: The music and accomplishments of over 170 native Alabaman jazz musicians...
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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It's quite small, but still we were pleased to have been there

It is small, but the entrance fee was only $2 so we were okay with that. Some interesting exhibits from which we learnt some of the history of jazz which was good. A small... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is small, but the entrance fee was only $2 so we were okay with that. Some interesting exhibits from which we learnt some of the history of jazz which was good. A small display for Ella Fitzgerald that contains her key to the City of Birmingham - pretty cool! Didn't take long to get around, but enjoyable all the... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

On this, the twelfth day of our annual Fall Color Trip we ate the hotel breakfast. We didn’t actually leave the hotel until nearly 10:30. We had decided to see some of the local attractions this day. Yesterday we got a look at the Statue of Liberty (one-fifth the size of the one in New York) and passed by the... More 

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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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Alabama
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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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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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