Membership Price Changes – Frequently Asked Questions

Why are prices changing?

We designed our membership program to provide value to a community that is inspired to invest in our mission. Since 2002 (when we last increased membership prices), the number of SFJAZZ concert presentations has grown 614%, making benefits apply to over 600 concerts and educational events every year. Membership support also allows us to present the top established and emerging artists and offer a suite of free educational opportunities to students and classrooms across the Bay Area.

We set the new prices so that membership continues to provide value to thousands of music fans every year and continues to elevate our mission and the cultural traditions and evolutions of jazz.

What are the new rates?

  • Supporter $80 (Student $25; Senior $65)
  • Contributor $150
  • Benefactor $450 (+ Season Preview Party)
  • Presenters $1,500
  • Directors $3,000

Why aren’t Individual, Household, and Patron levels available?

The new Supporter level ($80/year) offers the same benefits as the current Individual and Household level. The Benefactor level and Patron level have been combined. Click here to view all current membership benefits.

When do prices change?

The new membership prices will go into effect on July 1, 2017.

I am a current Member, can I renew early?

Yes! Current members can renew now at today’s membership rate. Your new membership will start at the end of your current membership.

Giant Steps – Save up to 50% over three years.

I joined Giant Steps this year, will my pledge amount change?

No. As a Giant Steps Member, your membership will be active for three years at your current rate. You’ll continue to receive benefits at your current level as long as your Giant Steps membership is active.

What if I am a Patron level Giant Steps Member?

As a Patron level Giant Steps Member, you’ll receive all of your current Patron level benefits PLUS an invitation to our Season Preview Party (new benefit at the Benefactor level). Patron level benefits include access to special events such as a Leaders Circle Lounge and Open Rehearsal, plus your name recognized in our program book and the SFJAZZ High School All Stars CD.

What is the Season Preview Party?

Leaders Circle Members, Benefactor level Members, and special guests are invited into Robert N. Miner Auditorium for a special and festive preview party hosted by Executive Artistic Director and Founder, Randall Kline and featuring an artist from the highly anticipated, upcoming Season. Guests will be the first to hear about what is to come in the next season and have the opportunity to engage with special guests, artists and Executive Leadership while curating their season of tickets over evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

When the $300 Benefactor level changes to $450 on July 1, Giant Steps Benefactor level Members will save a total of $150 over three years – 50% in savings! Giant Steps enrollment ends June 30.

Why are prices changing?

We designed our membership program to provide value to a community that is inspired to invest in our mission. Since 2002 (when we last increased membership prices), the number of SFJAZZ concert presentations has grown 614%, making benefits apply to over 600 concerts and educational events every year. Membership support also allows us to present the top established and emerging artists and offer a suite of free educational opportunities to students and classrooms across the Bay Area.

SFJAZZ World Drum Weekend

Saturday-Sunday, August 5-6
Joe Henderson Lab
Youth: $10 · Adults: $20 (per class)

SFJAZZ Education welcomes master percussionists from around the globe to celebrate the power of the drum. Suitable for all levels, these hands-on workshops will get everyone playing together and sharing the wealth of diverse world rhythms.

Students are encouraged to bring their own drums to class; some instruments will be provided.

Development Events Internship

Job Description

About SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ is a recognized international leader in jazz creation, presentation, and education, exploring the full spectrum of jazz, from the music's origins to its diverse present-day expressions around the world. As a non-profit organization, SFJAZZ works to develop the audience for jazz in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and celebrates jazz as a living art form, built on a constantly evolving tradition.

Summary:

The SFJAZZ Development Events Intern will work alongside members of the Development team and other SFJAZZ staff in assisting with planning and executing fundraising events throughout the year. The intern will gain experience in the following:

  • Operations and communications practices in a high-profile and vibrant performing arts facility
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations 
  • Leveraging live events to increase contributed revenue and build relationships
  • PProject management skills for large-scale events, such as our annual Gala in January, as well as smaller events for major donors and prospects
  • Hands on experience with ticketing and donor management database, Tessitura and event management software, Artifax

This list of duties and responsibilities is not to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop list of vendors and establish possible in-kind donation opportunities
  • Create a system for maintaining event related inventory
  • Assist the Events Associate in planning and logistics for fundraising and stewardship events
  • Create, maintain, and distribute event production sheets, timeline and other communication documents
  • Maintain RSVP and attendance lists, send updates to key staff as needed
  • Assist in the set-up, registration, and management of events
  • Provide administrative support including data entry, event material archiving, and managing events-related inventory, as well as other tasks as needed
  • Attend production meetings, assisting with weekly notes relevant to the development department

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Organized with acute attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other common office applications
  • Availability to work occasional evening/weekend events

To Apply

Please send your resume in .doc or .pdf format, along with a cover letter explaining your interest in SFJAZZ to: jobs@sfjazz.org with "Development Events Internship" in the subject line. Resumes without all the requested information or sent to other email addresses may not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

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35th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

 

Free Event!
35th Annual San Francisco
Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

w/ John Brothers Piano Company,
North Beach Brass Band + Films

Tuesday, June 6, 5:00pm
at Proxy: Corner of Hayes & Octavia Streets

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FREE BLOCK PARTY Series: Proxy  

35th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

 

Free Event!
35th Annual San Francisco
Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

w/ John Brothers Piano Company,
North Beach Brass Band + Films

Tuesday, June 6, 5:00pm
at Proxy: Corner of Hayes & Octavia Streets

 
FREE BLOCK PARTY Series: Proxy  
Proxy

35th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

 

Free Event!
35th Annual San Francisco
Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

w/ John Brothers Piano Company,
North Beach Brass Band + Films

Tuesday, June 6, 5:00pm
at Proxy: Corner of Hayes & Octavia Streets

PROXY Walk-in Theater
FREE BLOCK PARTY Series: Proxy  

6-class series · Wednesdays, August 9 - September 13, 7-9PM
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
John Santos, Instructor
Members: $15 per class / $75 full series
Public: $20 per class / $100 full series
John Santos, Instructor
Get one class FREE when you purchase the entire series!

Music and dance remain foundation tools in the identity and documentation of the Afro/Latino/Indigenous peoples of the colonized Americas. As such, the arts become weapons of mass construction, giving hope, courage, clarity and love to countless distressed communities. Many musicians have forsaken the stardom attached to music in the Western world in order to preserve musical traditions that must evolve, but must not perish. This dynamic series will uncover Latin America's long history of the musicians who have defined their art through progressive movements of social change. Joining Santos for the first session is Bay Area multi instrumentalist and native Venezuelan musician-educator, Jackeline Rago and her group. Santos closes out the series with a performance by his Quartet and special guest, spoken word artist Rico Pabón.

SFJAZZ, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (YBGF) and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) are pleased to continue our collaboration in this six-week lecture series hosted by John Santos, featuring live musical examples (in weeks one and six), in addition to selections from Santos’ legendary collection of audio and video recordings.

John Santos' acclaimed yearly series of lectures on the roots of Latin Jazz and Salsa is the longest ongoing series of its kind in existence. He has presented rotating and evolving versions of the series consistently since 1977 in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Precita Valley Community Center, the Mission Cultural Center, the Mission Neighborhood Center, La Raza Graphics, La Peña Cultural Center, and now for the last seven years at the Museum of the African Diaspora under the auspices of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, SFJAZZ and MoAD.

August 9: Class 1. Colombia / Venezuela w/ Jackeline Rago & friends
August 16: Class 2. Cuba
August 23: Class 3. Salsa
August 30: Class 4. Brazil
September 6: Class 5. Puerto Rico
September 13: Class 6. Jazz Latino & Spoken Word w/ the John Santos Quartet & Rico Pabon

Bomba Puertorriqueña

Bomba Puertorriqueña

 

World Drum Weekend
Bomba Puertorriqueña
w/ Hector Lugo & Friends

Sunday, August 6, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Bomba Puertorriqueña
Steel Pan in the City!

Steel Pan in the City!

 

World Drum Weekend
Steel Pan in the City!
w/ Jeff Narell

Sunday, August 6, 1:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Steel Pan in the City!
Gumbo Caribbean Drum Line

Gumbo Caribbean Drum Line

 

World Drum Weekend
Gumbo Caribbean Drum Line
Jaz Sawyer

Sunday, August 6, 11:00am
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Gumbo Caribbean Drum Line
Sábado de Rumba

Sábado de Rumba (Rumba Saturday)

 

World Drum Weekend
Sábado de Rumba
(Rumba Saturday)

Jesús Diaz & Friends

Saturday, August 5, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Sábado de Rumba