Saturday Jazz Greats
Every Saturday morning since 1999, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame has offered free jazz instruction to aspiring musicians. We nurture young talent, putting instruments in the hands of the curious. Taught by jazz professionals, the program is one-of-a-kind. No similar program exists in our area. Our students come from seven different counties in central Alabama and receive instruction at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels in music theory, jazz history, and jazz improvisation. Donated instruments are loaned to students in need, and past participants have gone on to receive prestigious academic scholarships or build successful careers in music. Some former students, appreciating what the program has afforded them, have even returned to donate their time and teach.