The SFJAZZ Center is a music venue in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, California, that opened in January 2013. It is considered the “first free-standing building in America built for jazz performance and education.”
The building was designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates, and cost $64 million to complete. The performance space is the Robert N. Miner Auditorium, with a sound system by Meyer Sound Laboratories. The Center’s official interior art is by Mark Ulriksen, with additional murals by Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet. It is home to SFJAZZ, a jazz music organization established in 1983. SFJAZZ has, since 1983, produced the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and since 2004, the SFJAZZ Collective.
SFJAZZ is a recognized international leader in jazz creation, presentation, and education, exploring the full spectrum of jazz, from the music’s origins in the African American community to its diverse present-day expressions around the world. As a non-profit organization, SFJAZZ works to develop the audience for jazz in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and celebrates jazz as a living art form, built on a constantly evolving tradition.