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Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fun place to visit without draining your wallet

The place is decorated beautifully and it's very homely and welcoming. It's a great look at the... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Michelle B
County Dublin, Ireland
Go visit!

We hadn't realised the museum was closed on Sundays but a member off staff was present and kindly... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2016
Norwich, England
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Jul 25, 2018
“Fun place to visit without draining your wallet”
Jun 5, 2017
“Jazzy Weekend in Birmingham, Ala”
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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1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1903
+1 205-254-2731
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

The place is decorated beautifully and it's very homely and welcoming. It's a great look at the origins of Jazz and how there influences have changed the way we listen to music we hear on the radio today. It's only 5 dollars which is a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Near the Jazz Hall of Fame is Eddie Kendrick's Memorial Park, BEAUTIFUL tribute to the Temptations!! Love it!! The statutes are very well done. Definitely captured the essence of the Temptations performing "My Girl" while doing the Temptation Walk. A wonderful tribute to Eddie Kendricks(his...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We hadn't realised the museum was closed on Sundays but a member off staff was present and kindly opened up just for us - thank you. We are not very knowledgeable of jazz music but still found the whole experience v interesting.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

This was a real quick visit. However, there is a lot of history involved. Truly for the jazz fans!!!

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed March 12, 2016

The entrance fee is just $2 which is totally worth it to see Ray Charles' piano and Ella Fitzgerald's Neiman Marcus credit card) among other great things.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Stephanie S
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.

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank DocJon56
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.

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank Timothy A
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...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Wayne F
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...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Go803197
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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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