The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and Museum is located in the historic Union Depot Building downtown. Recognized by Oklahoma Legislature in 1988, the Hall of Fame was originally housed in the Greenwood Cultural Center. The Union Depot was Tulsa’s central railway station until closing in 1967. After sitting empty for nearly 20 years, $4 million was allocated in 2004 to purchase and renovate the depot, where the Hall of Fame has been housed since 2007.
Today, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a non-profit that invites Oklahomans, tourists and visitors to share in and learn about the rich music history of Oklahoma. Admission to the Hall of Fame is open to the public and free. By “creating unity through music,” the Hall of Fame has become a living record of the influence Oklahoman musicians have made in their communities and throughout the world.
In addition to the museum, live jazz events are hosted several times a month. Several educational programs, a list of events and internship opportunities can be found on their website.
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Jazz Museum is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Special appointments can be made for Saturday visits by calling (918) 928-5299 during the week. Souvenirs are available.