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

Randall Kline, First Winner of Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award
Randall Kline, Patron of Culture, MOAD San Francisco
CENIC 2015 Innovations in Networking Award
Architect Annual Design Review Award - SFJAZZ Center
Architectural Record Pitch-Perfect Performance Space - SFJAZZ Center
Chicago Athenaeum Museum, Green Good Design Award - SFJAZZ Center
Chicago Athenaeum Museum, American Architecture Award - SFJAZZ Center
Int’l Design Awards First Prize in Architecture - SFJAZZ Center
United States Institute for Theatre Technology Merit Award - SFJAZZ Center
AIA San Francisco Excellence in Architecture Honor Award - SFJAZZ Center
6th Pro AV Spotlight Award Winner: Best Entertainment/ Arts AV Project: SFJAZZ Center
Winner, Bond category ( Cultural) for ARCHITECT magazine's 2014 Annual Design Review
Winner, 2013 Real Estate Deals Award - Public or Cultural from San Francisco Business Times
Auditoria Magazine Magnificent 7 - SFJAZZ Center