The International Jazz Hall of Fame will be built in the one-time stomping grounds of such late jazz greats as Count Basie and Charlie "Bird" Parker, Kansas City, Mo., officials announced Saturday.

Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie joined Mayor Richard Berkley Saturday to announce the $4.8 million project, which will consist of existing structures and new construction at 22nd and Vine streets.In the late '20s, the area rang with jazz.