SFJAZZ Center is Now Open!

SFJAZZ Center is Now Open!

Receives Rave Reviews!!!

"...a glimpse of the future...This long-awaited enterprise is off to a bang-up start." — The New York Times
"…celebratory and often jaw-dropping collaborations." — San Francisco Chronicle
"…a feeling that this indeed may approximate what jazz looks like in 2013." — Los Angeles Times
"They built it, and now it is time for people who take their jazz listening seriously to come." — SF Examiner
"(SFJAZZ) has set a very high bar for preserving the jazz genre." — SF Weekly

Read the Reviews:
As Open as the Genre It Celebrates by The New York Times
SFJAZZ Center Opens as Temple of Jazz in California by The New York Times
San Francisco turns up the sound on jazz by LA Times
SFJAZZ Center Makes a Splash on Opening Night by LA Times
SFJAZZ Concert Hall - Upbeat Opening by SFGate.com
West Coast gets swing at San Francisco jazz center by San Jose Mercury News
The first week of concerts at the new SFJAZZ Center by SF Examiner
SFJAZZ Center's Opening Night Concert by SF Weekly
A New Cultural Hub For San Francisco by Dwell Magazine

Following directly on the heels of Opening Week, Week 2 of Grand Opening is devoted to local artists who have helped make San Francisco a rich and diverse hotspot for jazz creation. These musicians have established themselves as truly world-class performers, and we’re honored to have them grace the stage at the SFJAZZ Center.

Opening Week 2: Jazz in the City Shows

Realistic Orchestra & Montclair Women’s Big Band
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra

Thursday, January 31, 7:30pm
A super-powered celebration of the big band, featuring Jazz Mafia kingpin Adam Theis with his 20-piece Realistic Orchestra and the superb Montclair Women's Big Band led by veteran trumpeter Ellen Seeling. Opening the show is our own SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra.

Celebrating Gershwin — Sold out!

Friday, February 1, 7:30pm
The music of the iconic George Gershwin is honored, with a who’s-who of great Bay Area vocalists on hand, including local jazz luminaries Paula West, Kim Nalley and Jamie Davis as well as Bay Area music legend Dan Hicks.

Rebeca Mauleón & Afro Kuban Fusion — Sold out!
V-Note Ensemble

Saturday, February 2, 7:30pm
An explosive evening of Latin jazz, as pianist, composer and SFJAZZ Education Director Rebeca Mauleón presents her Afro Kuban Fusion project. Opening the show is the V-Note Ensemble, a superb acoustic quartet that seamlessly blends the jazz tradition with the folk rhythms of Venezuela.

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Hot Club of San Francisco

Sunday, February 3, 7:30pm
A night of Swing with a capital S. Led by master guitarist Paul Mehling of the world-renowned Hot Club of San Francisco’s Le Jazz Hot quintet and Bay Area favorites Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers.