SFJAZZ Center Photos



Preferred Hotel Partners

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.

South located at SFJAZZ Center

During the summer months, South will be serving refreshing tropical cocktails, beer, and wine. Light bar snacks are also available. South will not be serving dinner in July and August.


A part of The Slanted Door Group
Exec Chef/Founder: Charles Phan

Open on show nights

Local Restaurants

There are many wonderful dining options near the SFJAZZ Center in both the Hayes Valley and the Civic Center neighborhoods. Many of these restaurants get crowded on concert nights, so it’s wise to make reservations.


Plaj Scandinavian Bar & Restaurant
Price Range: $$
333 Fulton Street
Scandinavian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Alta CA
Price Range: $$$
1420 Market Street
American Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Price Range: $$$
149 Fell Street
Mexican Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Dirty Water
Price Range: $$$
1355 Market Street
New American Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Chez Maman
Price Range: $$
401 Gough Street
French Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Rich Table
Price Range: $$$
199 Gough Street
American Cuisine - Reservations Recommended

Monsieur Benjamin
Price Range: $$$
451 Gough Street
French Cuisine - Reservations Recommended

The One Sushi & Lounge
Price Range: $$
429 Gough Street
Japanese Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Price Range: $$
203 Octavia Boulevard
American Cuisine - Reservations Recommended

Il Borgo
Price Range: $$
500 Fell Street
Italian Cuisine - Reservations Recommended

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
Price Range: $$$
398 Hayes St (at Gough)
French Bistro - Reservations strongly recommended

The Grove - Hayes
Price Range: $$
301 Hayes St
American Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Ananda Fuara Vegetarian Restaurant
Price Range: $$$
1298 Market St (at Larkin)
Vegetarian Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Market Street Grill
Price Range:  $$$
1231 Market St (between 8th & 9th).
European/Asian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Brenda’s French Soul Food
Price Range: $$
652 Polk St (between Eddy & Turk)
Soul Food - Reservations not accepted

Max’s Opera Café
Price Range:  $$
601 Van Ness Avenue (at Golden Gate Avenue)
American Cuisine – Reservations not accepted

Crawfish Fusion
Price Range: $$
611 Larkin St (between Eddy & Willow)
Cajun Food - Reservations accepted

o3 Bistro & Lounge
Price Range: $$
524 Van Ness Ave (between Golden Gate & McAllister)
Asian Inspired California Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Caffe Della Stelle
Price Range: $$
395 Hayes St (at Gough)
Italian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Otoro Sushi
Price Range: $$
205 Oak St (between Gough & Octavia)
Japanese Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Minas Brazilian Restaurant and Cachacaria
Price Range: $$
41 Franklin St (between Page and Oak)
Authentic Brazilian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Price Range: $$
655 Larkin St (between Ellis & Willow)
Vietnamese Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Mazza Luna
Price Range: $$
810 Van Ness Avenue
Lebanese Cuisine - Reservations Recommended

Price Range: $$$
131 Gough St (between Oak & Page)
American Bar and Bistro - Reservations recommended

Price Range: $$
511 Laguna St (between Fell & Linden)
Japanese Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Soluna Cafe and Lounge
Price Range: $$
272 McAllister St (at Larkin)
California Cuisine - Reservations accepted

Espetus Churrascaria
Price Range: $$$
1686 Market St (between Gough & Valencia)
Brazilian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Sushi Hana
Price Range: $$
800 Van Ness Avenue (at Eddy)
Sushi - Reservations accepted

Fino Restaurant
Price Range: $$
624 Post St (between Taylor & Trader Vic Alley).
Italian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Price Range: $$
525 Laguna St (at Hayes)
German Cuisine - Reservations accepted for parties over six

Golden Era Vegetarian Restaurant
Price Range: $$
572 O'Farrell St (between Jones & Leavenworth)
Vietnamese Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Price Range: $$
330 Gough St (between Linden & Hayes)
Italian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Hayes Street Grill
Price Range: $$$
320 Hayes St (between Gough and Franklin)
Seafood - Reservations strongly recommended

Thep Phanom Thai Restaurant
Price Range: $$
400 Waller St (between Fillmore & Steiner)
Thai Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Indigo Restaurant
Price Range: $$$
687 McAllister St (between Gough & Franklin)
American Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Zuni Café
Price Range: $$$
1658 Market St (at Gough)
California Cuisine - Reservations strongly recommended

Price Range: $$$$
300 Grove St (at Franklin)
French/California Cuisine
Reservations strongly recommended

1300 on Fillmore
Price Range: $$
1300 Fillmore St
French/Southern Cuisine
Reservations accepted

Price Range: $$
560 Divisadero St
Urban Rustic/Wood-Fired Cuisine
Reservations strongly recommended

State Bird Provisions
Price Range: $$
1529 Fillmore St
Tapas/Small Plates
Reservations accepted

Dosa on Fillmore
Price Range: $$$
1700 Fillmore St
Indian Cuisine
Reservations strongly recommended

Pause Wine Bar
Price Range: $$
1666 Market St
Wine Bar/Small Plates
Reservations not accepted

Boxing Room
Price Range: $$
399 Grove St
Cajun/Creole - Reservations recommended

Hôtel Biron
Price Range: $$$
45 Rose St
Wine Bar/Small Plates
Reservations not accepted

Price Range: $$
231 Franklin St
Japanese Cuisine - Reservations limited

Dobbs Ferry Bar & Restaurant
Price Range: $$
405-409 Gough St
American Cuisine - Reservations accepted

Lers Ros Thai
Price Range: $$
307 Hayes Street
Thai Cuisine – Reservations recommended

Mela Tandoori Kitchen
Price Range: $$
536 Golden Gate Ave
Indian & Pakistani Cuisine - Reservations accepted


Arlequin Cafe
Price Range: $$
384 Hayes Street
Coffee, tea, desserts, and sandwiches - Reservations not accepted

Papito Hayes
Price Range: $$
425 Hayes Street, Ste A
Mexican Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Price Range: $$
Greek Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

1601 Bar & Kitchen
Price Range: $$$
1601 Howard Street
French/Sri Lankan - Reservations recommended 

Directions & Parking

SFJAZZ Center is located at the corner of Franklin and Fell streets in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. It is easily accessible from Muni Metro (Van Ness or Civic Center stations) and BART (Civic Center station).

As a benefit of SFJAZZ membership, Members have the exclusive opportunity to pre-purchase parking. For more information, click here

Public Transit

For detailed directions, visit 511.org.

Muni Routes: 5, 6, 7X, 21, 47, 49, 71, 7/7R, 90
Muni Metro: Van Ness or Civic Center stations
BART: Civic Center station

Parking Near SFJAZZ Center

No. Parking Lot Location
1 Performing Arts Garage Grove between Franklin & Gough     
2 Civic Center Plaza Garage McAllister between Polk & Larkin
3 California Parking Hickory and Franklin
4 Place 2 Park Oak and Franklin
5 Douglas Parking Polk and Fell
6 Place 2 Park Polk and Hayes
7 Central Parking System Polk and Hayes
8 Opera Plaza Garage
(Valet Parking)
601 Van Ness St.
9 Place 2 Park Golden Gate between Gough and Franklin
10 Tower Valet Parking Gough and Grove

Area Map

SFJAZZ Center is Now Open!

Receives Rave Reviews!!!

"...a glimpse of the future...This long-awaited enterprise is off to a bang-up start." — The New York Times
"…celebratory and often jaw-dropping collaborations." — San Francisco Chronicle
"…a feeling that this indeed may approximate what jazz looks like in 2013." — Los Angeles Times
"They built it, and now it is time for people who take their jazz listening seriously to come." — SF Examiner
"(SFJAZZ) has set a very high bar for preserving the jazz genre." — SF Weekly

Read the Reviews:
As Open as the Genre It Celebrates by The New York Times
SFJAZZ Center Opens as Temple of Jazz in California by The New York Times
San Francisco turns up the sound on jazz by LA Times
SFJAZZ Center Makes a Splash on Opening Night by LA Times
SFJAZZ Concert Hall - Upbeat Opening by SFGate.com
West Coast gets swing at San Francisco jazz center by San Jose Mercury News
The first week of concerts at the new SFJAZZ Center by SF Examiner
SFJAZZ Center's Opening Night Concert by SF Weekly
A New Cultural Hub For San Francisco by Dwell Magazine

Following directly on the heels of Opening Week, Week 2 of Grand Opening is devoted to local artists who have helped make San Francisco a rich and diverse hotspot for jazz creation. These musicians have established themselves as truly world-class performers, and we’re honored to have them grace the stage at the SFJAZZ Center.

Opening Week 2: Jazz in the City Shows

Box Office Retail & Group Sales Assistant Manager

Job Description

Assume responsibility for the store's profitability; work with the finance department to ensure that all sales and reports are appropriately logged and reported in a timely manner. Manage inventory and strategize on merchandise line development an ordering. Perform inventory audits. Fulfill website orders and respond to customers.


  • Exhibit excellent floor presence and train the box office team on customer service, sales techniques and merchandising.
  • Achieve a functional processing system to ensure that merchandise is placed promptly when delivered and the sales area is fully stocked, organized and clean; ensure that carts for intermission sales are properly stocked and ready for sales.
  • Sell tickets and provide general information to the public at the Box Office; build and process data from Tessitura ticketing system.
  • Manage part-time box office staff.
  • Build group sales program targeted at adult and student group visitors and tour operators including development of policies, staff, and marketing collateral.
  • Manage SFJAZZ shows and events as necessary.


  • 5 to 7 years retail and/or box office experience.
  • Tessitura or other ticketing software experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Prior management experience


The salary will be based upon professional and academic experience. Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@sfjazz.org. Mention “Box Office Retail and Group Sales Assistant Manager” in the subject line. Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

Resumes will be accepted until position filled.

***SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their expressed interest in working at SFJAZZ and will contact those selected for an interview.

Digital Resources Coordinator

Job Description

The Digital Resources Coordinator assists the Education Department with aspects of video and audio content asset management and supervises students in the Digital Lab program of the SFJAZZ Center. This person will report to the Director of Education and is responsible for overseeing, managing and processing all archival photographic, audio and video footage for the Education Department for use on its website as well as social media platforms. In addition, this position entails on-site assistance and troubleshooting in the Center’s Digital Lab room, supervising students and helping maintain smooth functionality of all workstations and regularly updating software as well as managing hardware needs. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of digital music platforms, social media tools and audio/video editing skills as well as a strong attention to detail.


  • Archive digital assets for the Education Department in a clear, organized manner
  • Coordinate with photographers, videographers and recording engineers to ensure the Education Dept has quality and relevant digital assets of existing and new programs
  • When appropriate, photograph, video or audio record programs for the Education Dept
  • Assist Digital Lab students with music software and hardware issues and questions
  • Ensure that the Digital Lab runs smoothly
  • Ensure all lab equipment is working properly and is regularly maintained
  • Ensure that all lab software is updated regularly
  • Maintain the Education Dept website and post updated content to program pages as well as social media sites, including management of future Dept blog

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


  • Highly detail oriented; ability to meet deadlines and effective problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
  • Comfort with a flexible and changing work environment and schedule
  • Strong knowledge and experience with digital music software including (but not limited to) ProTools, Sibelius, Logic Studio and other current DAW platforms
  • Experience and confidence in audio and video editing a plus
  • Facility with social media tools including YouTube, Facebook and blogging platforms
  • Knowledge of music workstation environments and hardware set-up as well as software integration and upkeep
  • Experience with CMS and other web-based platforms
  • Knowledge of photo editing software such as Photoshop a plus


  • Undergraduate or graduate work in digital music or equivalent professional experience required
  • Minimum one year administrative/office experience required
  • Experience working in the music industry a plus
  • Experience with CMS and web-based platforms a plus
  • Experience with audio and video content management required


The salary will be based upon professional and academic experience. Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@sfjazz.org. Mention “Digital Resources Coordinator” in the subject line. Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

Resumes will be accepted until position filled.

***SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their expressed interest in working at SFJAZZ and will contact those selected for an interview.

Prominent San Francisco Chef Charles Phan Partners with SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ Center Grand Opening & Season 1 Announced