SFJAZZ Center: An Introduction

SFJAZZ Center: An Introduction

The story of the SFJAZZ Center

A short film by Ken Ellis that discusses the making 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 fascinating 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 & more!

The film was narrated by acclaimed actor Delroy Lindo. This video was first shown in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium during SFJAZZ Center's Grand Opening on January 21, 2013.

Recent Awards


6th Pro AV Spotlight Award Winner: Best Entertainment/ Arts AV Project: SFJAZZ Center
Winner, ProAV Spotlight Award for Best Arts/Entertainment Installation from AV Technology's InfoComm 2013
Winner, Honor Award from American Institute of Architects
Best of the Bay 2013 Editors Picks: Best Jazz Flight, SF Bay Guardian
Winner, 2013 Real Estate Deals Award - Public or Cultural from San Francisco Business Times