Carver Theatre

One-day jazz festival which has been presented annually since 2003 in Birmingham's Historic 4th Avenue District downtown.

- Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival

Since its reopening, the Carver has hosted many events such as the Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival, and the annual AJHoF Student Jazz Festival, as well as performances by Duke Ellington Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, Diana Krall, Lou Marini, the Magic City Jazz Orchestra, Ray Reach and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame All-Stars, Gregg Karukas, the Tom Joyner syndicated radio show, and many other notable performers.

- Carver Theatre (Birmingham, Alabama)

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Birmingham, Alabama

City in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama.

City in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama.

Child labor at Avondale Mills in Birmingham, 1910, photo by Lewis Hine
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Panorama of Birmingham, Alabama in 1916
16th Street Baptist Church, now a National Historic Landmark
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St. Paul's Cathedral in downtown Birmingham
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The Alabama Theatre, 2010
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The historic Carver Theatre, home of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, offers concerts, plays, jazz classes (free to any resident of the state of Alabama) and many other events in the Historic 4th Avenue District, near the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Another musical festival is the Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival, presented at the end of August each year, concurrent with the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival.

Members of the AJHF free Saturday jazz class.

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

Founded in 1978, and opened a museum on September 18, 1993, with a mission "to foster, encourage, educate, and cultivate a general appreciation of the medium of jazz music as a legitimate, original and distinctive art form indigenous to America. Its mission is also to preserve a continued and sustained program of illuminating the contribution of the State of Alabama through its citizens, environment, demographics and lore, and perpetuating the heritage of jazz music."

Founded in 1978, and opened a museum on September 18, 1993, with a mission "to foster, encourage, educate, and cultivate a general appreciation of the medium of jazz music as a legitimate, original and distinctive art form indigenous to America. Its mission is also to preserve a continued and sustained program of illuminating the contribution of the State of Alabama through its citizens, environment, demographics and lore, and perpetuating the heritage of jazz music."

Members of the AJHF free Saturday jazz class.
Members of the AJHF free Saturday jazz class.

The museum is located in Birmingham's historic Carver Theatre, which is part of the Birmingham Civil Rights District, along with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park.

During the fall of each year, the "Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival" takes place, jointly sponsored by the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and Urban Impact of Birmingham.