Guests look and listen inside exhibits that chronicle the history of jazz, including a 1930’s nightclub replica where live musicians play
About This Deal
- Free admission for children 4 and under
- The American Jazz Museum is poised to achieve the vision to make the Museum and 18th & Vine a premier destination for tourism, entertainment, research, and education. They are creating a better understanding of the role of jazz in the city’s and nation’s history.
- View the available exhibits and collections
About American Jazz Museum
Charlie Parker's Grafton saxophone, Louis Armstrong's trumpet, a sequined gown worn by Ella Fitzgerald—at the American Jazz Museum, each of these artifacts represents a mark on a musical timeline. Established in 1997 at 18th and Vine, the museum immerses guests in jazz via several mediums: films, sheet music, album covers, and concert posters, to name a few. Listening stations emit interviews and samples of classic tunes, but to hear entire songs, you can visit Jazz Central, the in-house musical library of more than 100 recordings.
Preserving the jazz stylings of the past is not the museum's only mission, however. At mixing boards, visitors can create their own melodies without bringing their stand-up bass from home.