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Accommodations

SFJAZZ is grateful for the support it receives from its hotel sponsors and encourages you to keep the following hotels in mind for any future San Francisco accommodations needs.

950 Mason St, San Francisco · 415-772-5000
The Fairmont presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the world-renowned hotel coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience.

1075 Sutter St, San Francisco · 800-922-7586
An eclectic atmosphere, international ambiance, eco-friendly attitude, and outstanding service culture put a fun and unique twist on the 161-room hotel located in Nob Hill, near Civic Center.
Use booking code JAZZ to receive a special rate for your next stay

1625 Post St, San Francisco · 800-533-4567
With its prime Japantown location and unique blend of Eastern and Western influences, Hotel Kabuki offers calm and serene accommodations and ambiance.

466 Bush St, San Francisco · 415-399-9807
Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, Orchard Garden Hotel is California’s first generation of true eco-friendly hotels - built to the national standards for ‘green’ buildings developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Ask for the 'SFJ' Rate!

665 Bush St, San Francisco · 415-362-8878
Intimate, charming, and eco-friendly, the Orchard Hotel is one of San Francisco’s most chic and stylish boutique hotels. It is continuously named one of the top luxury hotels in the U.S by TripAdvisor. Ask for the 'SFJ' Rate!

601 Eddy St, San Francisco · 800-248-9466
Lots of hotels strive to be hip, but this irreverent, mid-century motor lodge in San Francisco's Tenderloin has a rock 'n' roll soul with more than a little edge.

125 3rd St, San Francisco · 415-284-4000
In a city of inimitable grace, style, and culture, The St. Regis hotel embodies a new chapter of extraordinary hospitality in the most distinctive of urban settings: the vibrant SOMA district. Boasting artful views of the cityscape and bathed in sunlight, our 260 guest rooms and 46 suites feature inviting hues, contemporary bathrooms, and intuitive amenities.

Other Venues

Directions, parking and other important information for all non-SFJAZZ Center venues.

Church of the Advent

Davies Symphony Hall

Grace Cathedral

Herbst Theatre

The Jazzschool

Museum of the African Diaspora

Paramount Theatre

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Ticket Refunds

Tickets purchased for SFJAZZ concerts are non-refundable, except in the event of a cancelled performance. Refunds are then given in original form of payment. Per ticket and per order handling fees are non-refundable, with no exceptions.

Ticket Exchanges

We charge a $10 flat fee for ticket exchanges purchased for SFJAZZ concerts. This fee is waived for all members at the Contributor level($120/year) and above. This valuable benefit of membership allows members to make ticket exchanges for concerts within the same season or to receive ‘ticket credit’ for purchasing tickets to a concert in a future season. Ticket credits can only be used for purchases made directly thru SFJAZZ Box Office. Ticket exchanges are accepted up to 24 hours prior to the performance.

If you are a Contributor level member and have tickets you would like to exchange either for another concert or for ticket credit, then please mail the tickets back to SFJAZZ, or rip the tickets in half, photocopy the ripped tickets, discard the ripped tickets and fax the photocopy to (415) 398-5569. Please remember to include your phone number, email address and exchange instructions. If you are not a Contributor level member, please contact the Box Office at 415-788-7353.

Ticket Replacement

SFJAZZ is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets and is not obligated to replace/reissue lost or stolen tickets. Once tickets are purchased, paid and given/sent to the purchaser, they are the sole property and liability of the purchaser. Tickets for “General Admission” concerts cannot be reissued. If you have questions about lost or stolen tickets, please contact the Box Office.

Print-at-Home Tickets

How do I print my tickets?
Print-at-Home tickets require that you’ve installed Adobe Reader, version 7 or later, on your computer. Adobe Reader is a free program for viewing PDF files. Download Adobe Reader. Once you have Adobe Reader installed, open the PDF attachment that contains your tickets. Click "File" then "Print."

What if I don’t receive my tickets?
Typically, you should receive your tickets within 10-15 minutes of placing your order. If you do not receive your Print-at-Home tickets within 2 hours, please contact the SFJAZZ Box Office at (415) 788-7353 or boxoffice@sfjazz.org.

I lost my tickets and lost my original e-mail. What do I do?
Please contact the SFJAZZ Box Office at (415) 788-7353 or boxoffice@sfjazz.org. Reprinted tickets will be held at the Box Office for pick up on the day of the concert. You will be asked to show a photo ID in order to pick up the tickets.

I lost my Print-at-Home ticket but still have the original e-mail. Can I reprint my tickets?
You can reprint your tickets from the original e-mail. However, each ticket’s barcode only allows one entry into the hall. If you lost your ticket at home, we suggest you reprint from the original e-mail. If you are unsure where you lost your tickets and it’s possible someone may try to use the tickets, please contact Box Office and we’ll arrange duplicate tickets for you to pick-up at the venue on the day of your show. This will invalidate the barcode on your Print-at-Home tickets, and you will be asked to show a photo ID in order to pick up your tickets. 

Ticket Donations

Tickets to SFJAZZ concerts can be donated back to SFJAZZ as a tax-deductible contribution. Tickets donated by generous SFJAZZ patrons enable awaiting jazz fans to experience some incredible musical moments. And proceeds from tickets purchased or donated help provide funding for SFJAZZ concert programming and community-based jazz education. Donations are accepted in advance by phone/fax/in person no later than 24 hours prior to show time and in person at the concert venue box office up until scheduled show time. Only unused tickets may be submitted for donation. Donation acknowledgement letters from SFJAZZ will be sent out at the end of the concert season.

Tickets for Children

SFJAZZ discourages audience members from bringing infants to concerts so as not to disturb the performers or other patrons (the one exception applies to family matinee concerts, where children of all ages are welcome). Non-infant children under two years of age do not need tickets to regular concerts and may sit on parents’ laps. Children over two years are required to have a ticket for entry.

For any ticket related inquiries, please contact the SFJAZZ Box Office.

Treat your group to a one-of-a-kind musical experience at the elegant new SFJAZZ Center. SFJAZZ offers a wide range of jazz and world music concerts from Thursday to Sunday each week throughout the year.

Group Benefits:

  • Groups of 10 or more save 10 to 15% on most concerts
  • Transaction fee waived — a savings of $7.50 per ticket!
  • Friendly, personalized service
  • Complimentary ticket for group leader when booking 50 or more tickets
  • Flexible and customized payment options

While group discounts are not available for all concerts, we will gladly handle your group order for any show that SFJAZZ presents.

Seating Availability

We will do our best to seat your group together, although this is not always possible due to high demand for many SFJAZZ concerts.

View Miner Auditorium Seating Map

Ways to Customize Your Experience

Customize your group's visit with a private tour. For an additional cost, your group can enjoy a pre- or post-concert reception in the 2nd floor lobby or Joe Henderson Lab with food and beverages provided by GreenCap catering (under the direction of Charles Phan's Slanted Door Group).

How to Get Started

1. View our Events Calendar to select a date that works with your group’s schedule.

2. Email Bel Bran at groups@sfjazz.org to reserve your seats.

How to Buy

 

Each season, SFJAZZ produces a deluxe, limited edition CD set of live performance recordings of the SFJAZZ Collective’s repertoire for that year.

Classic threads from SFJAZZ look great and fit right. Commemorative Festival t-shirts make a great collectible.

SFJAZZ offers an assortment of hoodies and jackets to keep you warm throughout the seasons.

You will flip your lid with our stylish 100% cotton baseball cap featuring our sleek SFJAZZ logo!

Bibs & Onesies for the Little Bears, paying tribute to Thelonious Monk & Billie Holiday.

Keep cool with this 24 oz. single walled aluminum water bottle. This sleek design includes a threaded lid keyring, and carabiner.

Comprehensive photography books, perfect for your personal library or coffee table.

Multi-purpose keychains & bottle openers

In addition to its award-winning big band, the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars presents its 8-piece Combo, directed by renowned saxophonist and educator Dann Zinn. Comprised of the "best of the best" Bay Area high school students, this small ensemble is designed to mirror the SFJAZZ Collective in instrumentation as well as select repertoire. The octet focuses on writing original compositions and arrangements, along with performing and arranging works by the SFJAZZ Collective.

Combo member benefits include:

 

  • unique clinics and workshops from world famous jazz musicians such as the SFJAZZ Collective members
  • dedicated college audition recording sessions
  • performance opportunities that include a spot in the SFJAZZ season.
  • free tickets to select SFJAZZ concerts

 

2015-2016 Combo Members:

Matt Richards, ​a​lto ​s​ax, Las Lomas High School
Michael Schwartz, ​t​enor ​s​ax, Redwood High School
Jasim Perales, ​t​rombone, Berkeley High School
Kate Williams, ​t​rumpet, Vanden High School
Isaac de Vera, ​g​uitar, Monterey High School
Lucas Hahn, ​p​iano, Georgiana Bruce Kirby​ Preparatory School​
Max Schwartz, ​b​ass, Berkeley High School
Benjamin Ring, ​d​rums, Piedmont High School

 

2014-2015 Combo Members:

Matt Richards, alto sax, Las Lomas High School
Eric Nakanishi, tenor, Northgate High School
Akili Bradley, trumpet, California Virtual Academy
Matt Wong, piano, San Francisco
Kanoa Mendenhall, bass, NOVA Independent Study
Benjamin Ring, drums, Piedmont High School

Bio & Achievements

Directed by esteemed educator and performer Paul Contos, the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra is comprised of 22 of the finest young Bay Area jazz musicians, selected annually by competitive audition. The ensemble has appeared at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ Spring Season, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Competition, Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and at concerts in top professional jazz clubs, festivals, museums, and community arts centers throughout California. Ensemble members enjoy regular workshops, master classes and mentoring sessions with leading artists, such as members of the SFJAZZ Collective, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride, and Vijay Iyer.

The rewards are evident in their "dynamite" (JazzTimes) performances, which give “testimony to the continuing persistence of the creative spirit” (Los Angeles Times). "These kids are amazing," wrote the San Jose Mercury News, "jazz has a future!"

2015-16 Orchestra Members

Saxophones
Matt Richards, alto, Las Lomas High School
Evan Mickas, alto, Acalanes High School
Michael Schwartz, tenor, Redwood High School
Solomon Alber, tenor, Amador Valley High School
Duncan McElman, baritone, Rio Americano High School

Trumpets
Jonah Moss, Northgate High School
Aiden Thieme, Northgate High School
Jason Seavey, Redwood High School
Akili Bradley, California Virtual Academy
Kate Williams, Vanden High School

Trombones
Jasim Perales, Berkeley High School
Timoteo Cruz, Hillsdale High School
Remee Ashley, Berkeley High School
Adam Miller, Marin School of the Arts
Kevin Yang, bass trombone, Amador Valley High School

Rhythm Section
Isaac de Vera, guitar, Monterey High School
Lucas Hahn, piano, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
Cyrus Elia, bass, John H. Pitman High School
Max Schwartz, bass, Berkeley High School
Matanda Keyes, drums, Skyline High School
Benjamin Ring, drums, Piedmont High School
Sasha Berliner, vibraphone, Oakland School for the Arts

Alternates
Alto:
Dante Billeci, Aaron Kranzler, Dylan Sleeper
Tenor: Espen Scheuer, Sophie Seng, Masimius Watson
Baritone: Dylan Sleeper, Glynnis McNamara
Trumpet: Peter Cerdan, Ryan Phung, Kenny Workman, Tristan Young
Trombone: Jett Lim, Daniela Sweet-Coll, Matthew Tung
Guitar: Brian Hingerty, Patrick Kelley
Piano: Paul Adan, Caleb Sankoh, Seiji Yamashita
Bass: Ari Freedman, Owen Storey
Drums: Jared Cvetich, Pele-Or Greenberg
Vibraphone: Gus Hurteau
Vocal: Joshua Reinier, Jamie Zimmer

Mentorship Program
Remy Caddell, trombone
Odalys Caro, piano
Ari Carpenter, bass
Isabel Dobrev, bass
Ike Fenner, guitar
Luke Harbison, piano
Isaiah Harwood, piano
Corinne Hindes, flute, vocals
Natalie Jenkins, baritone saxophone
Julian Lopez, piano
Seth Marceau, saxophone
Jordan McGowan, drums
Max Nierlich, trumpet
Sophia Stroud, drums
Addison Vogt, drums
Keigo Yamamoto, trumpet

 

2014-15 Orchestra Members

Saxophones
Matt Richards, alto, Las Lomas High School
Eric Nakanishi, alto, Northgate High School
Michael Schwartz, tenor, Redwood High School
Solomon Alber, tenor, Amador Valley High School
Kaelen Ghandhi, baritone, Carlmont High School

Trumpets
Jonah Moss, trumpet, Northgate High School
Alan Osmundson, trumpet, Las Lomas High School
Jason Seavey, trumpet, Redwood High School
Akili Bradley, trumpet, California Virtual Academy
Ben Cohen Stillman, Miramonte High School

Trombones
Remee Ashley, trombone, Berkeley High School
Hanne Williams Baron, trombone, San Francisco School of the Arts
Lindsay Dobbs, trombone, Aragon High School
Jasim Perales, trombone, Oakland School of the Arts
Kevin Yang, bass trombone, Amador Valley High School

Rhythm Section
Robert Papacica, guitar, Carmel High School
Matt Wong, piano, SF Independence High School
Ayana Bradley, piano, California Virtual Academy
Kanoa Mendenhall, bass, NOVA Independent Study
Max Schwartz, bass, Berkeley High School
Benjamin Ring, drums, Piedmont High School
Timothy Angulo, drums, Berkeley High School

Alternates:
Alto sax: Dante Billeci, Jonah Cabral
Tenor sax: Evan Mickas, Sophie Seng
Baritone Sax: Glynnis McNamara, Espen Scheuer
Trumpet: Ryan Phung, Josh Pollock
Trombone: Daniela Sweet-Coll, Adam Miller
Piano: Benjamin Bock, Christina Galisatus
Guitar: Luke Schwartz, Dillon Ingram
Bass: Owen Storey, Mikailo Kasha
Drums: Bryce Collins
Vibraphone: Sasha Berliner
Vocals: Joshua Reinier, Jamie Zimmer

Mentorship Program (alpha order):
Paul Adan, piano
Vincent Bazarini, trumpet
Remy Caddell, trombone
Timoteo Cruz, trombone
Jared Cvetich, drums
Corinne Hindes, flute
Conor Larkin, drums
Dominic Lecouturier, drums
Andrea Levinson, bass trombone
Julian Lopez, piano
Caleb Sankoh, piano
Marcus Veal, trumpet
Addison Vogt, drums
Kenny Workman, trumpet