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Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

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Address: 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1903
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+1 205-254-2731
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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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... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Norwich, England
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Norwich, England
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Reviewed 11 October 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.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

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

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 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.

1 Thank Stephanie S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 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.

1 Thank DocJon56
Trussville, Alabama
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Reviewed 11 October 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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45 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 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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Reviewed 12 September 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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Reviewed 23 June 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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Reviewed 13 January 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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