The Roots that Made Us
Founded in 1990 as the Alabama Jazz Federation with the encouragement of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, it incorporated as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization in February of 1991. In a move to broaden its membership and audience, it became the Alabama Jazz and Blues Federation in August of 1994.
AJBF is a membership based organization driven by an all volunteer board of directors. Our mission is to preserve and perpetuate jazz and blues in Alabama. Today we produce a myriad of events including concerts and jam sessions, a Labor Day Jazz Festival “Jazz on the Grass”, River Jam, as many as 10 concerts a year and several musician clinics and workshops. We are also in partnership with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) to provide musical entertainment for their opening night receptions for each play and are partners in education with Baldwin Magnet School where we support music students. Contact us to learn more and get involved.