Leaders Circle Ticket Buying Tips

This page is only for donors making Annual Fund committments of $1,200/year of greater. Ticket tips for Members at other levels and the public can be found here.


Leaders Circle tickets are now online

With the SFJAZZ Center, premium reserved Leaders Circle seats are now available online. To access these seats, you must log-in to the web site first. After you log-in, Leaders Circle reserved seats will open to you. These seats will not be marked differently than other available seats, but only Leaders Circle will see them as available. 

We also now offer the ability to pick the exact seats you'll be sitting in via our "Select You Own Seat" maps. If you prefer to let the web site pick the best seats for you, then choose "Best Available".

Personalized ticket service is available by phone or email

Leaders Circle can still always contact Justin Walters, Box Office Manager, at 415-283-0347 or jwalters@sfjazz.org with your ticket order and questions. However, phone lines will be very busy during the first days of the Members Advance Sales period starting October 13, so please bear that in mind. This phone and email address is only for use by Leaders Circle, all other orders placed through these channels will not be accepted.

Premium seats will sell out 

Our membership has grown significantly in the last few years, and we expect all seats in the SFJAZZ Center to be in very high demand. Premium seats are always the first to sell out. We strongly encourage Leaders Circle to get their orders in during the Members Advance Sales period (October 13 - November 2). We cannot guarantee availability at a later date.

Season 1 tickets will be mailed in December

We will mail all tickets for Season 1 in the SFJAZZ Center in early December. Any ticket orders placed for the 30th Anniversary San Francisco Jazz Festival will be mailed right away.

Your account log-in

If you don't know your account info, click "Lookup Your Account" on the Log-in page.

SFJAZZ recently made upgrades to our site that require accounts to use an email address instead of a separate user ID. If you previously had a user ID, you will now need to log-in with your email address on file.

The log-in page also has options to retrieve your password and create a new account. If you are a Member, do not create a new account as the system will not automatically find your membership. Please call us at 415-788-7353 for assistance.

30th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival

This Week: October 8 - 14, 2012

An exciting range of instrumental virtuosity is on tap this week, as we present four piano luminaries and one electric bass icon. The fun starts Wednesday with a birthday celebration for the great Thelonious Monk at the Herbst, featuring Barry Harris, Jacky Terrasson and Alfredo Rodriguez. Thursday, bassist Marcus Miller brings his hard-hitting new band, and the week wraps on Sunday at the SF Conservatory with piano star Danilo Perez’s telepathic trio.

Zakir Hussain Listening Party

Zakir Hussain

Listening Party

Tuesday, March 5, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Resident Artistic Director Zakir Hussain

Season 1 View

Season 1 Pre-Concert Talks

Dave Holland & Kenny Barron

Friday, February 8, 7:30pm
A master of duo encounters, Holland joins forces with piano great Kenny Barron, an improviser of the highest order, for a series of expansive instrumental pas de deux. Barron is an NEA Jazz Master and nine-time Grammy nominee whose storied career has included extended associations with Stan Getz, Yusef Lateef and Freddie Hubbard in addition to his sparkling solo work.

Stefon Harris

Friday, March 29, 8:00pm • SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium
A member of the SFJAZZ Collective since 2008, Stefon Harris is committed to exploring the rich potential of jazz composition and blazing new trails on the vibraphone. As a solo artist, his string of acclaimed albums includes the Blue Note sessions Kindred, Black Action Figure, The Grand Unification Theory, African Tarantella: Dances With Duke and the Grammy-nominated Concord release, Urbanus.


Friday, April 6, 8:00pm • SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium
An utterly original improviser and composer who turns each piece into a thrilling ride, Japanese-born pianist Hiromi creates kinetic soundscapes in which through-composed passages segue seamlessly into open-ended improvisation. What’s most impressive isn’t her commanding technique. It’s her cohesive group approach in which no instrument is confined to its traditional role.

Ian Wekwerth from Palast Orchester

Friday, April 12, 8:00pm • SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium
Walking a narrow line between madcap kitsch and sublime musicality, Max Raabe and Palast Orchester evoke the heady, dancing-on-knife-point mood of the Weimar Republic. Raabe interprets vintage hits while also writing original songs and reinventing contemporary pop tunes.

Regina Carter

Friday, May 10, 8:00pm • SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium
For Regina Carter, the violin isn’t merely an improvisational vehicle. It’s a passport to unexpected realms, a Rosetta stone that unlocks the door to a myriad of cultures and worlds. An intrepid musical explorer, Carter has greatly expanded her violin odyssey since being awarded a coveted 2006 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship.

SFJAZZ Center Season 1 Catalog

Season 1: Jazz


Feb 9: Dave Holland Quintet
Mar 29: SFJAZZ Collective
Apr 28: Brad Mehldau Trio

Season 1: Multi-Media Happenings

Members: Saturday, October 13, 10AM
General Public: Saturday, November 3, 10AM

Apr 14: Club Foot Orchestra
Apr 21: The Kentucky Derby
May 4: Moran/Skateboarding

Season 1: Cuba and Puerto Rico


Season 1 will heat up with a fiery procession of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican artists gracing the stage of the Miner Auditorium. Latin jazz luminary and SFJAZZ Education Director Rebeca Mauleón showcases her Afro Kuban Fusion during Grand Opening Week 2, followed by Juan de Marcos and his Afro-Cuban All Stars later in the month. Resident Artistic Director John Santos presents his Filosofía Caribeña II as well Pavel Urkiza and Ricardo Pons' De Akokán project, Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours and Uncommon Time with piano star Omar Sosa. Miguel Zenón performs in several settings during his week as a Resident Artistic Director, including his hard-hitting Rhythm Collective, his Alma Adentro ensemble, his large group multi-media piece Identities, and an evening of duets with pianist Luis Perdomo and percussionist Paoli Mejias.

Feb 2: Rebeca Mauleón
Feb 21-24: Afro-Cuban All Stars
Mar 21: De Akokán

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