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Address201 Franklin Street
Coordinates37°46′35″N 122°25′17″W / 37.7763°N 122.4214°W / 37.7763; -122.4214Coordinates: 37°46′35″N 122°25′17″W / 37.7763°N 122.4214°W / 37.7763; -122.4214
OpenedJanuary 2013 (2013-01)

The SFJAZZ Center is a music venue in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, California, that opened in January 2013. It is considered the "first free-standing building in America built for jazz performance and education."[1][2][3]

The building was designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates, and cost $64 million to complete.[4] The performance space is the Robert N. Miner Auditorium, with a sound system by Meyer Sound Laboratories.[5][6][7] The Center's official interior art is by Mark Ulriksen,[8] with additional murals by Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet.[9] It is home to SFJAZZ, a jazz music organization established in 1983. SFJAZZ has, since 1983, produced the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and since 2004, the SFJAZZ Collective.

SFJAZZ, Franklin Street


  1. ^ "New Jazz Center Opens In SF's Hayes Valley". CBS San Francisco.
  2. ^ "Big question for SFJazz Center architect Mark Cavagnero: Will people like it? – The Mercury News". Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  3. ^ "SF Jazz / Mark Cavagnero Associates". ArchDaily. 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  4. ^ "SF Jazz / Mark Cavagnero Associates". ArchDaily. 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  5. ^ Cy Musiker, "SFJAZZ Center Opens Tonight", KQED, January 23, 2013.
  6. ^ Patrick Jarenwattananon, "The New SFJAZZ Center, As Seen By Its Musicians", NPR, January 22, 2013.
  7. ^ John King, "SFJazz Center - new Cavagnero landmark", SF Gate, January 23, 2013.
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