ABOUT SATURDAY MORNING JAZZ GREATS
programs have eroded in many cities and communities across the country
over the past 30 years. The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame is dedicated
to turning back this trend to ensure all children have access to
a quality education that includes music.
shown that musical study develops critical thinking and self discipline
skills and improves a child's early cognitive development, basic
math and reading abilities, self-esteem, SAT scores, ability to work
in teams, spatial reasoning skills, and school attendance. Also,
researchers have found that children involved with music education
are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college,
and are less likely to be involved with gangs and substance abuse.
AJHoF works with the community to identify students to participate
in the program each year. Once a student is selected, the AJHoF
works with the public
school system and administrators to restore beginning instrumental
music programs where they no longer exist. This program is made possible from a grant by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
For more information on this organization click on the name ALABAMA STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS.
The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame is able to provide an intensive tuition-free jazz program every Saturday
morning at the Carver Theatre.