SFJAZZ Collective Live 2010 CD Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SFJAZZ RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE
LIVE 2010: 7th ANNUAL CONCERT TOUR

ALL-STAR ENSEMBLE’S LATEST LIMITED, NUMBERED EDITION
FEATURES THE CLASSIC SONGS OF HORACE SILVER,
PLUS ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS FROM COLLECTIVE MEMBERS

RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2010

SFJAZZ Collective Live 2010: 7th Annual Concert Tour

SFJAZZ Center Reaches Capital Campaign Goal!

SFJAZZ is excited to announce that the organization has reached the $64 million goal of The World Is Listening campaign for the SFJAZZ Center. The campaign funds created the award-winning SFJAZZ Center that opened on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21, 2013 and has become a globally recognized bellwether of art, music, culture, and community in San Francisco’s Civic Center performing arts district.

The achievement of the goal is made all the more extraordinary as an anonymous donor stepped forward to propel the campaign past the $64 million mark with a $3 million matching challenge gift. This gift establishes a designated endowment fund for the SFJAZZ Collective, an ensemble fostered and managed by SFJAZZ, while matching funds will go towards SFJAZZ’s general endowment.

“Jazz has a home in San Francisco and the completion of the $64 million campaign guarantees it,” said Donald Derheim, SFJAZZ CEO. “The incredible challenge gift on top of the campaign really promises that the SFJAZZ Collective will continue to champion and expand jazz around the world.”

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SFJAZZ Center News

San Francisco Chronicle - 05.07.2011
SFJAZZ broke ground Friday for the SFJAZZ Center, a luminous 35,000-square-foot structure that will rise at Fell and Franklin streets in vibrant Hayes Valley and provide a permanent home for the West Coast's premier jazz-presenting organization.

San Jose Mercury News - 05.05.2011
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the SFJAZZ organization's new $60 million performance center, a glass-walled multifunction facility designed by San Francisco-based architect Mark Cavagnero, are slated for 1 p.m. Friday at Fell and Franklin Streets.

Wall Street Journal - 03.31.2011
In May, SFJAZZ will break ground for a 35,000-square-foot building that will include the Robert N. Miner Auditorium, with flexible seating for 350 to 700 people; an 80-seat black-box performance, rehearsal and education space; a digital learning lab; and a street-level café.

05.06.2010
The SFJAZZ Board of Trustees today announced plans to build the first permanent home for the 28 year old San Francisco institution, one of the world’s most comprehensive and innovative jazz organizations.

San Francisco Chronicle - 05.06.2010
SFJAZZ will build itself a permanent home in San Francisco - the first stand-alone major facility in the country devoted to the swinging American art form.

The New York Times - 05.07.2010
SFJAZZ, the San Francisco arts organization, will announce plans on Friday to build its own facility dedicated to jazz: a 35,000-square-foot building in that city’s Hayes Valley neighborhood, with two adaptable theater spaces inside.

Help Build the Future of SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ is already a world leader for jazz presentation, education and creation. But now, we have an extraordinary opportunity to literally “build” on this legacy and embark on the next stage of our journey with the SFJAZZ Center.

We've launched the World is Listening campaign to make the SFJAZZ Center a reality. Led by an anonymous gift of $20 million, the largest ever given to a jazz institution, the campaign will raise $50 million towards construction of this facility, plus $10 million to expand the SFJAZZ Endowment and provide a permanent source of operating income.

All together, the World is Listening campaign will enable us to grow strategically, creating new infrastructure, programming and financial viability for long-term success. All while culitvating audiences and fostering future generations of jazz musicians.

Why Jazz is Important

Jazz is America's great contribution to the arts. It is thrilling, exhilarating and thought-provoking music that stirs emotions of all kinds, in the mind and in the heart and in the soul. Its influence extends worldwide, touching and enriching all related forms of music. It is a vibrant art form that deserves a special place in our culture.

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SFJAZZ has been presenting the finest jazz musicians in the world for nearly 30 years. It has also presented the finest musicians from around the world who have been influenced by jazz. San Francisco has been a great city for these kinds of music always. It seems fitting that this organization should build this special place in this city.

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We've launched the World is Listening campaign to make the SFJAZZ Center a reality. Led by an anonymous gift of $20 million, the largest ever given to a jazz institution, the campaign will raise $53 million towards construction of this facility, plus $10 million to expand the SFJAZZ Endowment and provide a permanent source of operating income.

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All together, the World is Listening campaign will enable us to grow strategically, creating new infrastructure, programming and financial viability for long-term success. All while cultivating audiences and fostering future generations of jazz musicians.

Institutional and Government Support

Private and corporate foundations, together with government agencies, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, are key partners in SFJAZZ’s success. Grants from these partners not only provide us with critical general operating support, but they also support individual SFJAZZ programs, such as the Jazz in the Middle residency program that integrates jazz music with classroom curricula, and the SFJAZZ Collective, our resident all-star ensemble.

We work closely with our foundation and government supporters to identify opportunities that will enable them to best meet their giving priorities. Moreover, we recognize these funding partners in printed and electronic materials as appropriate.

Foundations, Corporations, and Government Agencies

Autodesk
The Capital Group Co. Charitable Foundation
Columbia Foundation
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
Goldman Sachs Gives
Bill Graham Supporting Foundation
Grants for the Arts — San Francisco Hotel Fund

 

Walter and Elise Haas Fund
The Hearst Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The William G. Irwin Charity Foundation
Koret Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
The San Francisco Foundation
U.S. Bank
Wells Fargo Foundation
 

SFJAZZ volunteers are a dedicated group of individuals who are central to our efforts in bringing world-class jazz to the San Francisco Bay Area. Over 200 volunteers share their time and talents with us in a variety of capacities during our annual seasons, Summer Sessions, and the San Francisco Jazz Festival. These include:

  • Ushering 
  • Special Events 
  • Office Assistance 
  • Education Events

We honor and reward our volunteers in a number of ways, including complimentary tickets and appreciation parties. Plus, volunteers who contribute 30 hours or more of service in a year receive the gift of an SFJAZZ Individual level membership.

To learn more about volunteering at SFJAZZ, email volunteer@sfjazz.org.

Corporate Partnership

Corporate Partnerships offer your company the opportunity to engage with the SFJAZZ community, while aligning your company with one of the country's leading jazz institutions.  Whether in the form of sponsorships, grants, or other corporate involvement, your support of SFJAZZ is appreciated and rewarded.  Support can be targeted to a single concert, series, festival, or entire season.  Whether you choose to support the San Francisco Jazz Festival, one of our award-winning educational programs, or another aspect of our diverse musical programs, a corporate partnership with SFJAZZ offers valuable business opportunities for your enterprise.  

Corporate Membership

The SFJAZZ Corporate Membership Program provides your company with a host of benefits designed to add value to your employees’ relationships with you and your community. Additionally, the partnership further enhances your company’s reputation as a positive and forward-looking workplace. Becoming an SFJAZZ Corporate Member showcases the value you place on your employees—by having the benefit of living in a world-class metropolitan area and aligning your company with an internationally renowned music institution.