Carver Theatre (Birmingham, Alabama)

Carver Theatre

Theater located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

- Carver Theatre (Birmingham, Alabama)
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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.

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
L&N rail yard at Birmingham, ca. 1900
Panorama of Birmingham, Alabama in 1916
16th Street Baptist Church, now a National Historic Landmark
Birmingham skyline at night from atop the City Federal Building, July 1, 2015
Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
Birmingham skyline
St. Paul's Cathedral in downtown Birmingham
AT&T City Center in downtown
The Alabama Theatre, 2010
The Sloss Furnaces
Joe Minter's African Village in America is a half-acre visionary art environment near downtown Birmingham.
The Vulcan statue on a pedestal in Vulcan Park atop Red Mountain
Regions Field is the home to the Birmingham Barons baseball team
Woodlawn High School, a magnet high school
Railroad Park near downtown
Interstate 59 (co-signed with Interstate 20) approaching Interstate 65 in downtown Birmingham

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.

16th Street Baptist Church, as seen from Kelly Ingram Park. A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. faces the church.

Birmingham Civil Rights District

Area of downtown Birmingham, Alabama where several significant events in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s took place.

Area of downtown Birmingham, Alabama where several significant events in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s took place.

16th Street Baptist Church, as seen from Kelly Ingram Park. A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. faces the church.

Carver Theatre, once a popular motion picture theater for blacks in Birmingham, now renovated as a live-performance theater and home of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.

Chitlin' Circuit

Collection of performance venues throughout the eastern, southern, and upper Midwest areas of the United States that provided commercial and cultural acceptance for African American musicians, comedians, and other entertainers during the era of racial segregation in the United States through the 1960s.

Collection of performance venues throughout the eastern, southern, and upper Midwest areas of the United States that provided commercial and cultural acceptance for African American musicians, comedians, and other entertainers during the era of racial segregation in the United States through the 1960s.

Birmingham, Alabama: The Carver Theatre

AM and FM modulated signals for radio. AM (amplitude modulation) and FM (frequency modulation) are types of modulation (coding). The sound of the program material, usually coming from a radio studio, is used to modulate (vary) a carrier wave of a specific frequency, then broadcast.<BR>
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In AM broadcasting, the amplitude of the carrier wave is modulated to encode the original sound. In FM broadcasting, the frequency of the carrier wave is modulated to encode the sound. A radio receiver extracts the original program sound from the modulated radio signal and reproduces the sound in a loudspeaker.

WAJH

Non-commercial, listener-supported radio station licensed to Birmingham, Alabama, and owned and operated by the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Inc. The station broadcasts smooth jazz and other music programs.

Non-commercial, listener-supported radio station licensed to Birmingham, Alabama, and owned and operated by the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Inc. The station broadcasts smooth jazz and other music programs.

AM and FM modulated signals for radio. AM (amplitude modulation) and FM (frequency modulation) are types of modulation (coding). The sound of the program material, usually coming from a radio studio, is used to modulate (vary) a carrier wave of a specific frequency, then broadcast.<BR>
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In AM broadcasting, the amplitude of the carrier wave is modulated to encode the original sound. In FM broadcasting, the frequency of the carrier wave is modulated to encode the sound. A radio receiver extracts the original program sound from the modulated radio signal and reproduces the sound in a loudspeaker.

The station's owner is the nonprofit corporation that operates the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, located in the Carver Theatre in Birmingham.

Julia Tutwiler, an advocate for education and prison reform, wrote the state song, "Alabama".

Music of Alabama

Alabama has played a central role in the development of both blues and country music.

Alabama has played a central role in the development of both blues and country music.

Julia Tutwiler, an advocate for education and prison reform, wrote the state song, "Alabama".
The historic Carver Theatre today houses the Jazz Hall of Fame
A stamp commemorating W.C. Handy, considered by many the "father of the blues"

The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (AJHoF) is located in Birmingham, housed in the historic Carver Theatre.

The south side of 52nd Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues &ndash; looking east from 6th Avenue (c. March 1948); photo by William P. Gottlieb

List of jazz venues in the United States

List of notable American venues where jazz music is, or has been, played.

List of notable American venues where jazz music is, or has been, played.

The south side of 52nd Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues &ndash; looking east from 6th Avenue (c. March 1948); photo by William P. Gottlieb

Carver Theatre, Birmingham

Leavell in 2009

Chuck Leavell

American musician and forestry author.

American musician and forestry author.

Leavell in 2009
Leavell with Sea Level
Left to Right: Ray Reach, Chuck Leavell and Peter Wolf at the 2008 BAMA Awards in Birmingham, Alabama

The 2008 BAMA Awards ceremony was held at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (in the historic Carver Theatre in the Birmingham Civil Rights District).

The 16th Street Baptist Church section of the Milestone exhibition gallery in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, in Birmingham, Alabama. A bomb went off at the church on September 15, 1963. -- (HABS photo)

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Large interpretive museum and research center in Birmingham, Alabama that depicts the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.

Large interpretive museum and research center in Birmingham, Alabama that depicts the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.

The 16th Street Baptist Church section of the Milestone exhibition gallery in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, in Birmingham, Alabama. A bomb went off at the church on September 15, 1963. -- (HABS photo)

The Institute is located in the Civil Rights District, which includes the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, Fourth Avenue Business District, and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame located in the Carver Theatre.