14 relations: Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Bill Goodwin (jazz drummer), Chuck Redd, Dizzy Gillespie, Florence, Alabama, Johnny O'Neal, Ken Watters, Lloyd Wells, Mundell Lowe, Ray Reach, University of North Alabama, W. C. Handy, W. C. Handy Jazz All-Stars, Willie Ruff.
The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (AJHF) was 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.
Chuck Redd (born September 10, 1958) is an American jazz drummer and vibraphonist.
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer.
Florence is a city in, and the county seat of, Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.
Johnny O'Neal (born October 10, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American neo-bop jazz pianist and vocalist.
Ken Watters is an American jazz trumpeter residing in Huntsville, Alabama.
Lloyd Wells is an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger.
James Mundell Lowe (April 21, 1922 – December 2, 2017) was an American jazz guitarist who worked often in radio, television, and film, and as a session musician.
Raymond Everett Reach, Jr. (born August 3, 1948) is an American pianist, vocalist, guitarist, composer, arranger, music producer and educator, named by AL.com as one of "30 Alabamians who changed jazz history." He serves as President and CEO of Ray Reach Music and Magic City Music Productions.
The University of North Alabama (UNA) is a coeducational university located in Florence, Alabama.
William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a composer and musician, known as the Father of the Blues.
The W. C. Handy Jazz All-Stars (also known as the W. C. Handy Festival All-Stars) is a group of jazz musicians who play annually at the W. C. Handy Music Festival in Florence, Alabama.
Willie Ruff (born September 1, 1931) is an American jazz musician, specializing in the French horn and double bass.