The SF Bay Guardian recently did an extensive profile of the brand-new jazz venue opening in Hayes Valley on January 21st, 2013. The SFJAZZ Center is located at 201 Franklin (at Fell), and boasts an impressive calendar for its opening season. The Center will also offer a variety of educational programs.
As the Bay Guardian writes:
There will be no bad seats at the new SFJazz Center in Hayes Valley; or at least, that’s the goal.
The brand new jazz venue in the heart of town, a three-story, glass-encased structure with a circular concrete stadium bowl of an auditorium, educational components, rehearsal spaces, a cafe run by the Slanted Door’s Charles Phan, and multiple bars opens Mon/21. It’s a $63 million, 35,000-square-foot addition to Performing Arts Row, near Van Ness-adjacent locations such as the Davies Symphony Hall, and the War Memorial Opera House. It’s the birth of a nonprofit jazz institution.