SF, a city with a jazz soul! Discover the brand new SFJAZZ Center!

On Monday, January 21, (MLK's day! No coincidence for sure!) was the grand opening of the so expected brand new SF Jazz Center.




After Fillmore Street, it's Hayes Valley's turn to swing.


The SF Jazz Center offers a great program of concerts, but also an exploration of this typically American music that saw the light in New Orleans.


The entire building is dedicated to jazz, with an auditorium especially conceived for that kind of music. For instance, some seats are available right above the orchestra (as if we were part of it), facing the public.

The center's purpose is also definitely based on education in order to promote and support jazz awareness and talents: rehearsal rooms, digital lab, music classes, workshops for families. Jazz as a whole!


During the first two weeks, we had the opportunity to see and listen to many different styles already like the Montclair Womens's Big Band (women exclusively!), but also the High School All Stars that gathers young talents from the Bay Area, even Adam Theis and the Jazz Mafia, specialized in mixing styles, featuring a rap singer and an accordionist... Amazing!


If you happen to be in the neighborhood, go and take a look at the murals (upstairs) representing some great moments of Jazz history... including a Parisian scene!





201 Franklin Street (at Fell)
San Francisco, Muni station Van Ness


Season 1 program