Partnering with SFJAZZ positions your brand with a highly visible, one-of-a kind cultural institution. Engage your customers in a unique social setting that encourages networking and peer-to-peer interaction throughout our 35,000 square feet Center that features a main performance space, a glass enclosed urban stage, a tier-one restaurant, two bars and wi-fi throughout. A corporate partnership with SFJAZZ integrates a one-on-one marketing platform with the nation’s largest presenter of jazz music.

“ ...the most perfect performance space ever.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Sponsorship Benefits

Showcase your brand with on-site presence at live events to reach new audiences
  • Display information or products in the SFJAZZ Center lobby - create a social media experience
  • Distribute material and engage the SFJAZZ audience with electronic lobby signage or displays
  • Extend and integrate your reach through SFJAZZ E-blasts sent to over 75,000+ opt-in recipients
  • Amplify messaging through social media opportunities
Reward existing clients
  • Entertain your most valued clients at VIP events in a world-class jazz venue
  • Mingle with artists, SFJAZZ leadership and trustees, VIPs, and community leaders
  • Surprise and delight with SFJAZZ concert ticket packages
Support brand positioning
  • Position your brand as a leading corporate citizen and out-of-the-box thinker by aligning with a one-of-a-kind cultural institution
  • Increase your visibility in front of our educated and diverse audience, local and national policy makers, and peers

Joe Henderson Hotplate Festival · Aug 14-17

Jazz legend Joe Henderson had a long and memorable history with SFJAZZ, performing over a dozen times in various settings including a duet with tabla great Zakir Hussain at Grace Cathedral, a salute to Antônio Carlos Jobim with Herbie Hancock, and a 1993 tribute night entitled “We Love Joe” featuring his quintet with John Scofield, Charlie Haden and Al Foster, his Big Band, and the Kronos Quartet.

We formally dedicate the Joe Henderson Lab, named for the iconic saxophonist, with a week of performances that pay tribute to four of his greatest recorded moments.

The official Dedication Ceremony will take place Thursday, August 14th at 6:30pm and will feature remarks by SFJAZZ co-founder Randall Kline, as well as Joe Henderson's two sons Malcolm Daniel and Kim Vasquez.

Patrons that hold tickets to that evenings 7pm show are invited to show up early for this special event.

Joe Henderson Lab | Two Sets Per Night | 7PM & 8:30PM | $25 | Members Save 25%
Dedication Ceremony: Thursday, August 14 at 6:30PM

SFJAZZ Collective perform the music of Joe Henderson!
2014-15 Season · Thursday-Sunday, October 23-26 · Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Collective

Original Compositions & the music of Joe Henderson

Fresh off of their riveting Newport Jazz Festival performance, the SFJAZZ Collective debut new compositions and the bracingly original music of Joe Henderson, the late tenor saxophone giant and composer who lived in San Francisco and was long associated with SFJAZZ.

2nd Annual San Francisco Boogie Woogie Festival

Sunday, November 9, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Visiting Presenter Series: Rentals - Series  

Robert Townsend: Shakespeare, Pimps and Hollywood


Robert Townsend
Shakespeare, Pimps & Hollywood

Wednesday, September 24, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Robert Townsend
Shakespeare, Pimps and Hollywood Series: Robert Townsend  

Technical Director, Production

Job Description

Lead SFJAZZ in all phases of technical production of events – jazz concerts, performances, multi- media presentations – with a team of core production staff create world class listening and viewing experiences for patrons. The Technical Director, Production has oversight responsibility (maintenance, repair, capital recommendations) of all theatrical systems at the SFJAZZ Center.

Reports to: Director of Production
Department: Director, Production

About SFJAZZ: SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a beautiful and perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million dollar Center launched in 2013 and the 32-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district. The budget for the 2014/2015 Season is more than $12 million with about half coming from ticket revenues.


  • Oversee Stage Crew to provide high quality patron experiences at SFJAZZ. Particularly, manage Audio Engineers, Lighting Designer/Engineers, Video Engineers, Stage Managers and Stage Crew. Additionally, oversee Events Services staff.
  • Collaborate with the Production Managers for all events to assess and determine technical requirements for any show or production at the SFJAZZ Center.
  • Oversee creation and maintenance of standard operating procedures, drawings and documentation related to all staging and technical systems in performance spaces.
  • Manage technical projects - from start to finish - including maintenance schedules, technical upgrades, employee trainings on technical systems including Crestron and Paradigm and all theater installations, etc.
  • Work with Finance Director and Director of Production to establish asset management system for all theatrical equipment (including backline, microphones, chairs, stands and all other theatrical gear). Create system to track all gear for repair and scheduled maintenance.
  • Provide oversight of and be the subject matter expert of the video capture, production and editing systems at SFJAZZ. Provide direction and oversight as to how these systems interact with all systems in the theater/auditoriums.
  • Problem solve and collaborate with SFJAZZ management and staff to create a solutions- based environment for all events.
  • Key advisory role in development of annual and special project budgets as needed.


  • 10+ years of experience in theater or concert production with extensive knowledge of audio, lighting and video, rigging and theatrical procedures.
  • Strong collaborative cross-functional team management, and project management skills.
  • Must demonstrate creative thinking, sense of humor, supervisory confidence and the willingness to take on challenges.
  • Flexible and adapts readily to changing priorities and needs of fast-paced organization.
  • Brings a positive and “can do” attitude to any and all projects, including driving organizational culture.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word,) and email.
  • Proficiency in performing arts calendaring software a plus.
  • Proficiency in Vectorworks and/or Auto CAD a plus.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Ideal candidate has a passion for Jazz and live-performance music.

To apply: To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to Please no phone calls or faxes.

SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to create a diverse and harmonious workplace.


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