Our Mission

Founded in 1978, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that honors Alabama’s jazz greats.

Our mission is to preserve a continued and sustained program of illuminating the contributions of the State of Alabama through its citizens, environment, demographics and lore, and perpetuating the heritage of jazz music.

We honor the pioneers who shaped jazz history, the players, the teachers, and the community leaders who gave rise to the art form.

By sharing their stories, we hope to inspire the next generation of jazz greats.




Bo Berry playing the trumpet