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Keep the music coming with SFJAZZ Education programs

As the largest nonprofit jazz presenter on the West Coast, SFJAZZ is also a year-round education organization that support's the development of America's indigenous art form. Give new generations of jazz musicians and fans a helping hand by donating to SFJAZZ Education. Your tax-deductible gift will:

Open Minds

Pre-Concert Talks and Discover Jazz lectures bring fans into the minds and music of great jazz artists.

Foster Talent

The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars program trains gifted young musicians across the Bay Area, providing unique opportunities for musical enrichment.

Inspire Creativity

Jazz in the Middle brings the music directly into middle schools, introducing students to live performances and foundational concepts rooted in the jazz tradition.

Support Schools

SFJAZZ Education provides educators with free in-school clinics, concert tickets, summer workshops and more.


Text Jazz10 to 20222 to make a $10 donation today!

Note: A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the San Francisco Jazz Organization by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.hmgf.org/t. Messaging & Data Rates May Apply. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying STOP to short code 20222; Reply HELP to 20222 for help.


To print a receipt for your mobile donation, please visit: www.mobilegiving.org

Will my Giant Steps gift support construction of the SFJAZZ Center?

All membership gifts, including Giant Steps gifts, go towards the SFJAZZ Annual Fund and are used for operating expenses of our concerts and educational programs. Gifts to support the construction of the new SFJAZZ Center go through The World is Listening: Campaign for the SFJAZZ Center and are separate. We hope you will also make a gift to support The SFJAZZ Center directly. To do so, visit the SFJAZZ Center contribution page or give our Development Department a call at 415-283-0306.

Can I purchase a spot in Giant Steps as a gift for someone else?

Yes, we hope you will. This is an historic moment, and Giant Steps is the perfect gift for anyone who loves jazz and world music. Your gift recipient will enjoy all the benefits of SFJAZZ membership, as well as the exclusive Giant Steps access to take part in jazz history. Plus, the gift is tax-deductible for you! If you'd like to purchase a Giant Steps membership for someone, we recommend you call our Membership Department at (415) 398-5655 x125 so we can make sure we deliver your gift exactly as you'd like.

What is the deadline for joining Giant Steps?

You may join Giants Steps anytime between now and when we open our new home. The sooner you act, however, the more benefits you'll be able to enjoy.

Do I have to pay the full three years of my commitment today?

We greatly appreciate full payments for your three-year Giant Steps commitment now. This way, you won't have to deal with membership renewal notices until 2013, which is very nice for you, and greatly reduces printing and administrative costs for us. However, you may opt to pay the first year of your three-year commitment now and authorize SFJAZZ to charge your credit card the following two installments over the next two years.

Why should I do this now?

This will only happen once! And since there are many exciting moments in the process of building our new home, there are also many opportunities for jazz and world music fans to be a part of history. Giant Steps is about the journey and the process-from groundbreaking to the grand opening. Additionally, in the next two years we must build our annual operating budget so that we can continue to present the highest quality programming. Giant Steps Founding Members are an essential part of this effort.

What if I want to join Giant Steps, but it's not time for my membership renewal yet?

Make a three-year commitment and you're a Giant Steps Founding Member today. Your new membership pledge will pick up at the end of your current membership, your current membership will automatically be matched to your selected Giant Steps level at no additional cost, and you'll have access to all the benefits of Giant Steps right away!

What is the difference between the Giant Steps and SFJAZZ membership?

Giant Steps simply enhances your SFJAZZ membership. When you commit to three years of support at any annual level from $300 Benefactor up through the Leaders Circle, you'll instantly be a Giant Steps Founding Member too. You'll enjoy all the core SFJAZZ membership benefits, but as a Giant Steps Founding Member, you will also witness firsthand this exciting time in our organization's history. The exclusive access and events celebrating the journey to our new home-from groundbreaking to the grand opening-are opportunities that that will not be available to the rest of our membership.

Can I join online or over the phone?

There are many ways to join Giant Steps:

  • Online: sfjazz.org/giantsteps
  • Phone: contact our Membership Department at (415) 398-5655 x125
  • Mail: request a brochure and sign-up form from our Membership Department at (415) 398-5655 x125 or members@sfjazz.org
  • In Person: visit our Box Office