Give Music!

Bring live music to those who otherwise might not have the opportunity to enjoy it. SFJAZZ is partnering with jazz fans and community-based organizations to provide free tickets to concerts at the SFJAZZ Center.

When you make a contribution to the SFJAZZ Ticket Outreach Fund, you underwrite the cost of concert tickets for individuals and families who would not otherwise be able to attend.

                        Make a donation to the Ticket Outreach Fund now!

How It Works

Tickets are distributed through our partner community-based organizations as an added perk of the essential support programs they provide to their clients and constituents. Partner organizations currently include Lighthouse for the Blind, Second Start Adult Literacy Program of the Oakland Public Library, Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped, and Project Read of the San Francisco Public Library. 

All donations to the fund are pooled. The SFJAZZ Box Office then works directly with each community organization to identify appropriate concerts for their constituents, and then provides the requested number of tickets completely free of charge to that organization*. 

For further information contact Barrett Shaver, Director of Development, at 415-283-0325 or

How It Began

The Ticket Outreach Fund was initiated by two generous individuals who each approached SFJAZZ with similar ideas. Leaders Circle Member Leslie Rodd describes her motivation: "When I help another jazz fan to the price of a ticket, I give him or her an evening of out-of-the-world music, a dose of optimism, and a membership in the jazz community."

Join Leslie and the many others who are underwriting concert tickets for our community, make a donation to the Ticket Outreach Fund now.

 *You may recommend community organizations that SFJAZZ contact for participation. SFJAZZ reserves the right of decision for which organizations the tickets will be distributed to and for which concerts.

 Your contribution to the Ticket Outreach Fund is tax-deductible to the maximum amount allowed by IRS guidelines as you do not receive any goods or services in exchange. SFJAZZ will send you an official acknowledgment for their gift. Due to the benefits received through SFJAZZ membership, donations made to the Ticket Outreach Fund may not be earmarked as membership contributions simultaneously.


Artistic Associate Producer

Job Description

The Artistic Associate Producer will, under the leadership of Founder and Executive Artistic Director, Randall Kline, be one of a team responsible for the artistic planning, budgeting, managing and scheduling of all of the SFJAZZ concerts happening each fiscal year in both halls within the Center. The season includes the main season (September to June), The San Francisco Jazz Festival (11 days, mid-June), SFJAZZ Summer Sessions (July – August).

In January 2013, SFJAZZ opened the SFJAZZ Center, the first freestanding building in the United States designed specifically for jazz presentation and education. Recognized as an international leader in jazz creation, presentation and education, SFJAZZ explores the full spectrum of jazz, from the music’s origins in the African American community to its diverse present –day expressions around the world.

This position will be principally responsible for managing all aspects of the SFJAZZ Collective and assisting in the booking of close to 300 shows at the SFJAZZ Center.

The Associate Artistic Producer position reports to the Artistic Producer.


SFJAZZ Collective:

  • Develop and manage the Collective’s calendar, including the booking of tours, residency activities at the Center and all outreach for the group.
  • Manage and plan scope and schedule of tour with SFJAZZ Collective’s booking agent.
  • Manage and develop SFJAZZ Collective budgets.
  • Generate internal and external marketing, public relations, residency schedules, and interactions with other SFJAZZ departments such as marketing, development and education.; coordinate the SFJAZZ Collective’s activities while at SFJAZZ Center.
  • Manage music scores and music library.
  • Manage recording, production, sales and all legal issues associated with CD and digital production, distribution and music publishing.


  • Work with the artistic team in the planning, booking and contracting process for over 260 shows annually.
  • Research prospective artists; analyzing market data and making recommendations regarding viability and availability.
  • Prepare materials pertaining to bookings for marketing and development Departments; prepare show and season budgets; analyze results as requested.
  • Work with and coordinate with other departments on special events, receptions or salons, artist meet and greets, and etc.


  • Oversee the logistics surrounding each artist’s booking; coordinate with the Artist Manager on airlines, hotels and ground transportation.
  • Manage the visa process (when needed) of international artists.
  • Any other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors Degree, ideally with an emphasis in art or music administration
  • Over 5-10 years of direct experience with one or more of the following: venue talent buyer, talent agency, recording industry, music publishing, or artist management company.
  • High-level jazz and music business contacts and knowledge of programming trends in the National and International musical community.
  • Ability to appropriately handle contracts and budget processes; strong awareness of how to maintain artist and/or artists’ management expectations balanced with the financial needs of SFJAZZ.
  • Project management; multi-tasking; problem solving abilities.
  • Detail oriented person with high level of accuracy and thoroughness; attention to detail coupled with thoughtfulness and grace.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse array of constituents across multiple departments.
  • High level Computer skills including facility with databases and excel spreadsheets.


Working Conditions:
The work schedule varies from customary office hours to unpredictable hours, with the potential for long hours during critical periods. This job requires occasional work during evenings and weekends.

Will be based upon professional and academic experience.

To Apply:
Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the email address: Mention “Associate Artistic Producer” in the subject line. Resumes without salary requirements or sent to other email addresses may not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

***SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their expressed interest in working at SFJAZZ and will contact those selected for an interview.

SFJAZZ Center: An Introduction

The story of the SFJAZZ Center

A short film by Ken Ellis that discusses the making and overall artistic vision of the SFJAZZ Center. The film includes behind-the-scenes footage of the Center being built, a brief historical look at San Francisco's vibrant jazz scene and a number of fascinating interviews featuring SFJAZZ Co-founder & Artistic Director Randall Kline, legendary jazz singer Mary Stallings, Resident Artistic Director John Santos, SFJAZZ Center architect Mark Cavagnero, Education Director Rebeca Mauleón & more!

The film was narrated by acclaimed actor Delroy Lindo. This video was first shown in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium during SFJAZZ Center's Grand Opening on January 21, 2013.

Recent Awards

Randall Kline, First Winner of Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award
Randall Kline, Patron of Culture, MOAD San Francisco
CENIC 2015 Innovations in Networking Award
Architect Annual Design Review Award - SFJAZZ Center
Architectural Record Pitch-Perfect Performance Space - SFJAZZ Center
Chicago Athenaeum Museum, Green Good Design Award - SFJAZZ Center
Chicago Athenaeum Museum, American Architecture Award - SFJAZZ Center
Int’l Design Awards First Prize in Architecture - SFJAZZ Center
United States Institute for Theatre Technology Merit Award - SFJAZZ Center
AIA San Francisco Excellence in Architecture Honor Award - SFJAZZ Center
6th Pro AV Spotlight Award Winner: Best Entertainment/ Arts AV Project: SFJAZZ Center
Winner, Bond category ( Cultural) for ARCHITECT magazine's 2014 Annual Design Review
Winner, 2013 Real Estate Deals Award - Public or Cultural from San Francisco Business Times
Auditoria Magazine Magnificent 7 - SFJAZZ Center

John Santos Listening Party


John Santos

Listening Party

Wednesday, January 8, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

John Santos

Zhukov Dance Theatre


Zhukov Dance Theatre
featuring world premieres
by Yuri Zhukov & Idan Sharabi

Wednesday, October 30, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Zhukov Dance Theatre
Product 06 Series: Zhukov Dance Theatre  

Zhukov Dance Theatre


Zhukov Dance Theatre
featuring world premieres
by Yuri Zhukov & Idan Sharabi

Tuesday, October 29, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Zhukov Dance Theatre
Product 06 Series: Zhukov Dance Theatre  

Body Music Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 10:30am
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Keith Terry
International Body Music Festival Series: Rentals - International Body Music Festival  

Concert: It's All Body Music

Saturday, November 9, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Keith Terry
International Body Music Festival Series: Rentals - International Body Music Festival  

Body Tjak 13

Friday, November 8, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Keith Terry
International Body Music Festival Series: Rentals - International Body Music Festival  

Michelle Schmitt Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Benefit Concert


Michelle Schmitt
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Benefit Concert

Wednesday, December 18, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Photo by Danielle Rubii-Dentzel
Benefit Concert Series: Visiting Presenter  
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