News from the Jazz Hall
Jazz Returns to the Carver
The first jazz performance at the newly renovated Carver Theatre was held Dec. 17, A Night of Jazz with Curtis Lundy & Umoja Ensemble. The Grammy-nominated bassist Curtis Lundy played a free concert, the first show in the historic facility since closing in 2017 for a floor-to-roof renovation. The Miami native has served as the bass player for legendary vocalist Betty Carter, and more recently with Bobby Watson, including their current chart-topping album, Back Home in Kansas City.
We’re excited to resume bringing to Birmingham more of today’s hottest acts, along with local and emerging artists, from the world of jazz and beyond.
Are you ever going to open? We know some of you have asked. We share your frustration at the process, which for many reasons, has taken much longer than anyone could have guessed. Please know that we remain confident that we will soon be opening a facility that will make Birmingham and state of Alabama proud. And while work continues this summer on the structure, new plans for teaching jazz, fun and unique radio programs, and a great jazz museum, are also continuing daily. You should have an opportunity to see inside this fall, with complete programming up and running by the first of the year. Watch this page for updates. Thank you for your patience and continued support!
Renovations nearing completion at Carver
It’s been a long time, but a change is gonna come! Our current goal is to have our museum completed in April. As many of you have witnessed, our theatre is about 95% complete and already hosting events. Improved theatrical lighting, backstage amenities, and some tweaking of our sound system is all that remains. We hope to be announcing a grand opening date soon, so stay tuned!
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