How do I login?
You can log in to your SFJAZZ account here. Your Username is the email address on file for your account. If you are having issues logging into your account, please use the "Forgot Password" option, contact the SFJAZZ Box Office at (415) 788-7353, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more detailed information on how to log in, please view our login instructions.
Once logged in, you'll be redirected to the "Membership Portal" page. The right-hand column of this page links to SFJAZZ Digital content including Fridays at Five.
You can also log in from any of the SFJAZZ Digital concert detail or watch pages. You will be returned to the same page upon login.
If you do not have a login, click here to register as a new customer. Then, sign up for a Membership to access Digital content. Digital Memberships are $5 for one month or $60 annually.
How do I know if my membership is active?
You can confirm your membership details by logging in and visiting the My Membership page.
If you do not have a membership listed, you can purchase one here.
If you believe you already purchased a membership for your account but it's not listed, it may have expired or there may be a duplicate account. Please contact the SFJAZZ Box Office at 415-788-7353 or email email@example.com.
Accessing SFJAZZ Digital
How do I purchase and access SFJAZZ Digital content?
1. In order to access digital content, you must be logged in with an active SFJAZZ membership. Click here to login. Not sure your membership is active? Click the "My Membership" tab upon login.
Note: access to digital content is included at all SFJAZZ membership levels. Digital memberships start as low as $5 for one month, or $60 for a full year. Please visit our Membership Page to sign up.
2. Now that you're logged in and have confirmed your membership is active, visit the Digital landing page to purchase digital content. To view content you've already purchased, visit My Content. See "How to Access Digital Content" for more detailed instructions.
On Demand concerts are available for unlimited views during the specified access window.
After purchasing Alone Together livestreams, you will receive a link to the livestream watch page. The video player on the watch page will show a countdown to the broadcast. Your Alone Together ticket automatically gives you access to encore and on demand presentations as well. Please note that livestreams may begin muted on your device; click or tap anywhere in the player window to unmute. For more playback instructions and suggestions, see "Best Ways To Watch".
Fridays at Five concerts are free to active SFJAZZ members and can be accessed by visiting the Fridays at Five watch page. Broadcasting every Friday at 5pm PT, with a preshow starting at 4:40pmPT. The Fridays at Five stream should start automatically, but you may have to click/tap the play button in the video player to start the stream.
Backstage video shorts are free to active SFJAZZ members and can be accessed via the Digital landing page.
Please note: you must be logged into your SFJAZZ account to access digital content you've purchased.
How do I know how much time I have left to view my On Demand concert rental?
Visit My Concerts when logged in to view already-purchased content. Your rental expiration date will be listed there. All rentals expire at midnight Pacific time on the date listed.
All of the rentals expire on a specific date and time, regardless of when you first start the rental. So, if you rent a concert when it is first offered online, you should have at least four weeks to watch it. If you rent it on the day it is expiring, you'll only have a few hours to watch it. (Note: the expiration date and time takes effect in Pacific time. If you are in a different time zone, the date/time will be different.
Why do members have to pay $10 for on demand and livestream content?
Your access fee is split 50/50 with the artists, while also helping SFJAZZ cover music licensing fees and supporting SFJAZZ's artistic & education programs, so we can bring you more concerts like these in the future!
Can I give a digital concert as a gift?
We recommend purchasing a Gift Membership. All levels of membership receive digital access, including our Fridays at Five series of concerts, and access to rent On Demand concerts. For more information, click here.
If your recipient already has a membership, you can purchase an SFJAZZ Gift Certificate online and send it to the recipient. They can then use it towards Livestream, On Demand, Fridays at Five, Digi Lab classes, and other SFJAZZ events and merchandise.
I did not receive an email confirmation. How do I know if my On Demand purchase went through?
If you have not received an e-receipt, please check the spam or junk mail folder in your email account. The link to your Digital content is located near the top of the e-receipt. You can also access your purchased digital content anytime by visiting My Concerts. (Note: you must be logged into your SFJAZZ account to view purchased content.
Can I download the On Demand concerts to watch offline?
Due to copyright restrictions, it is not possible to download the On Demand concerts at this time. However, you may watch the concert as many times as you like during the rental period. Your rental expiration date is noted on the concert watch page, as well as in your order confirmation and e-receipt, and on the My Concerts page.
Optimizing SFJAZZ Digital
For tips on how to optimize your experience of SFJAZZ Digital, please refer to our "Best Ways To Watch" guide.
FRIDAYS AT FIVE
How do I watch Fridays at Five?
1. In order to access SFJAZZ Digital content, you must be logged in to an active SFJAZZ membership. To log in to your SFJAZZ account, please click here.
2. Once you are logged in, visit My Membership to confirm that you have an active membership. Note: access to digital programming is included at all SFJAZZ membership levels. Digital memberships start as low as $5 for one month, or $60 for a full year. Please visit our Membership Page to sign up.
3. Now that you are logged in and you have confirmed your membership is active, visit the Fridays at Five Watch page.
If you see the words "Live in xx hours" on the video player, then the stream has loaded successfully!
The stream should start automatically around 4:40 PM PT, but you may have to click the play button in the center of the video player to start the stream.
While the stream is playing, you have the ability to rewind for the duration of the concert. Please note that the stream will be gone at 6:30 PM PT. If you do join late, we recommend tuning in no later than 5:30 PM PT to view the entire broadcast.
How do I cast Fridays at Five to my TV?
You can watch Fridays at Five on your Smart TV by casting via your TV’s streaming extension (i.e. Chromecast, Airplay, Roku, Vizio SmartCast, Amazon Fire TV, etc). Click on the links mentioned to access full how-to guides for each streaming extension. For more information on casting from YouTube, click here.
How to cast from phone to TV
From iPhone | From Android (requires Chromecast accessory)
How to cast from tablet to TV
From Apple tablets | From Android tablets
How to cast from laptop to TV
Windows (must have version 10 installed) | Mac
How do I participate in the Fridays at Five chat?
Participation in the Fridays at Five chat requires that you be signed into YouTube with an account that has a channel (note: this is a different account than your SFJAZZ account). Note: we recommend getting setup for the chat before the broadcast starts, if possible.
Once you’ve logged in to sfjazz.org, go to the Fridays at Five Watch page. To the right of the video player, you’ll see the chat window. If you’re signed into YouTube, you’ll see your YouTube username above the “Say Something” prompt. You’re all set to chat!
If you aren’t signed into YouTube, or don’t have a YouTube account, when you hover your mouse over the “Say Something” prompt, click “Sign In To Chat” and follow the instructions to log in or create a new account and channel. See more info on creating a YouTube channel here.
If you want to cast Fridays at Five to your TV and participate in the chat simultaneously, you’ll need to have two devices running at the same time.
Have fun chatting with your favorite artists and other fans!
Note: Chat is enabled on laptop/desktop and may not work on all mobile platforms.
Having audio/video sync issues? No video in your video player?
We recommend using Chrome or Firefox browsers to watch Fridays at Five.
Make sure your internet connection is stable. If your internet connection is not stable, and you happen to have an ethernet cable - connect your laptop directly to ethernet.
Refresh your browser and close other tabs.
If none of these options work, try lowering the resolution on the video player. This can be done during the stream by clicking the Settings “wheel” icon toward the lower right of your video player and lowering your resolution to one of the available settings. Note: this will refresh your concert feed.
No video in your video player? Try opening an "incognito" (Chrome) or private (Firefox, Safari) browsing window to access Fridays at Five.
How do I watch Fridays at Five and participate in the chat from my mobile device?
To watch Fridays at Five on your mobile device you must be logged in to sfjazz.org and have an active membership.
From your mobile device, navigate to the Login page and enter your sfjazz.org username and password information.
Note: your username is usually your email address.
Once logged in, click on the "Fridays at Five" link on the right-hand side of the screen to navigate to the Watch page. If you see the words "Live in xx hours" on the video player, then the stream has loaded successfully! Please note: The stream should start automatically around 4:40 PM PT, but you may have to click the play button in the center of the video player to start the stream. Don’t see the video player on the Watch page after you’ve logged in? Check to make sure your membership is active.
Once the broadcast begins, you can click on the full screen option on the video player to enter full screen mode on your mobile device.
To participate in the Fridays at Five chat from your mobile device, first ensure that the YouTube mobile app is installed on your mobile device. Follow the instructions above to log in to sfjazz.org. Once you've logged into your SFJAZZ account and navigated to the Watch page, tap on the video title in the upper left hand corner of the video player. This will open the concert feed in the YouTube app, through which you will be able to participate in the Fridays at Five chat. As above, you will need to be logged into an account tied to a YouTube channel in order to participate in the chat. NOTE: This account is separate from your SFJAZZ account.
Can I watch Fridays at Five on demand? What about YouTube's "Watch Later" feature?
Right now, Fridays at Five broadcasts are a one-time-only event airing between 5 and 6 PM PT (8 and 9 PM ET) on Fridays.
YouTube's "Watch Later" button is built-in to the video player. However, since Fridays at Five streams are private, unlisted YouTube events that are taken down following airing, this feature won't work. We're working on a bunch of great digital programming to make available to our members - stay tuned!