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SFJAZZ Center

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Opened in 2013, the 35,000-square-foot SFJAZZ Center is located on the corner of Fell and Franklin Streets in the heart of San Francisco’s fine arts district. 

The Center is the first stand-alone structure in the country built specifically for jazz performance, with the 700-seat Robert N. Miner Auditorium and 100-seat Joe Henderson Lab. The building was designed by award winning architect Mark Cavagnero with the audio designed by Sam Berkow, one of the nation’s premier acoustical consultants.

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One of the greatest jazz concert halls in the world.

 The Guardian, London

Murals

By Sandow Birk & Elyse Pignolet

SFJAZZ Center’s second floor features three commissioned tiled murals, created by the team of Sandow Birk, a Los Angeles-based artist is whose past work has embraced social themes across a wide spectrum—inner-city violence, graffiti, prisons, skateboarding, and a consideration of the Qur’an as relevant to contemporary life in America; and Elyse Pignolet, an American of Filipino descent who grew up in Oakland, California, who works primarily in ceramics and who often addresses the “permanence and traditions of ceramics with the fleeting and transitory nature of the contemporary world.”

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Murals

By Sandow Birk & Elyse Pignolet

SFJAZZ Center’s second floor features three commissioned tiled murals, created by the team of Sandow Birk, a Los Angeles-based artist is whose past work has embraced social themes across a wide spectrum—inner-city violence, graffiti, prisons, skateboarding, and a consideration of the Qur’an as relevant to contemporary life in America; and Elyse Pignolet, an American of Filipino descent who grew up in Oakland, California, who works primarily in ceramics and who often addresses the “permanence and traditions of ceramics with the fleeting and transitory nature of the contemporary world.”

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Photo Installation

by Jim Marshall

Photography installation from legendary photographer and longtime San Francisco resident Jim Marshall in the windows of the vacant San Francisco Unified School District building across the street from the SFJAZZ Center on Franklin Street at Fell Street.

Top Row: Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Mary Lou Williams, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Horace Silver

Middle Row: Charles Lloyd, Teddy Edwards, Count Basie, Joe Henderson, Elvin Jones, Vi Redd, Mary Stallings, Jackie McLean

Bottom Row: Anita O'Day, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Bill Evans, Nancy Wilson, Tony Williams

Photo Installation

by Jim Marshall

Photography installation from legendary photographer and longtime San Francisco resident Jim Marshall in the windows of the vacant San Francisco Unified School District building across the street from the SFJAZZ Center on Franklin Street at Fell Street.

Top Row: Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Mary Lou Williams, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Horace Silver

Middle Row: Charles Lloyd, Teddy Edwards, Count Basie, Joe Henderson, Elvin Jones, Vi Redd, Mary Stallings, Jackie McLean

Bottom Row: Anita O'Day, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Bill Evans, Nancy Wilson, Tony Williams

Watch & Listen

This short documentary film by Ken Ellis discusses the making of and overall artistic vision of the SFJAZZ Center. The film includes behind-the-scenes footage of the Center being built, a brief historical look at San Francisco’s vibrant jazz scene and a number of interviews featuring SFJAZZ Co-founder & Artistic Director Randall Kline, legendary jazz singer Mary Stallings, Resident Artistic Director John Santos, SFJAZZ Center architect Mark Cavagnero, Education Director Rebeca Mauleón, and more.

This short documentary film by Ken Ellis discusses the making of and overall artistic vision of the SFJAZZ Center. The film includes behind-the-scenes footage of the Center being built, a brief historical look at San Francisco’s vibrant jazz scene and a number of interviews featuring SFJAZZ Co-founder & Artistic Director Randall Kline, legendary jazz singer Mary Stallings, Resident Artistic Director John Santos, SFJAZZ Center architect Mark Cavagnero, Education Director Rebeca Mauleón, and more.