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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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
Wayne F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I lived in Birmingham for about 25 years before I even knew this place existed, just stumbled on it and had a lovely time. It's not huge and you can see everything pretty quickly. But you learn a lot about Jazz and Birmingham.

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Trussville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Took my dad here twice over a 2- year period & we loved it both times. Lots of memorabilia- photos, instruments, etc.

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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 

1 Thank Wayne F
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 

1 Thank joan&mike
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.

1 Thank ben-jam-in-done-that
Peachtree City, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

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.

1 Thank beekeeper47429
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.

1 Thank cordyroy
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.

1 Thank Jennifer M

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