San Francisco Jazz Organization

For General Operating Support

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  • Date Awarded
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    1 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
San Francisco Jazz Organization, known as SFJAZZ, is dedicated to celebrating jazz as a living art form through performances, an annual festival, commissioning new works, and youth education programs. SFJAZZ presents 450 concerts each year, reaching an audience of 200,000 people at its San Francisco venue. Its education programs provide culturally responsive instruction in jazz education to all middle school students in the San Francisco and Oakland Unified School Districts. This grant to SFJAZZ aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Continuity and Engagement strategy through the Innovative Works component.
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201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
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for general operating support  
San Francisco Jazz Organization (SFJAZZ) presents more than 100 performances that reach 80,000 audience members annually. Best known for the San Francisco Jazz Festival, a multi-week concert series each fall presenting jazz artists from around the world, the organization also presents a five-month spring season of concerts, films, and education events, and Summerfest, a series of free public concerts throughout the Bay Area. All of its programs will be integrated under one roof when SFJAZZ opens the doors to its first permanent home, the $50 million SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco's Hayes Valley in fall 2012, a milestone that represents a new level of organizational maturity and responsibility for the organization.
for general operating support  
San Francisco Jazz Organization (SFJAZZ) cemented its reputation as the Bay Area’s premier jazz presenter when it opened SFJAZZ Center in early 2013, the first stand-alone facility in the country built specifically for jazz. The majority of its programs take place in the new Center, reaching 80,000 people a year, including the annual multi-week Jazz Festival; a spring season of concerts; films; education events; and the Summerfest series of free public concerts. The facility also houses a digital lab and dedicated classrooms and is available as a rental house to other artists and organizations. With a vibrant leadership team and enhanced visibility, renewed support for SFJAZZ would enable it to continue on its growth trajectory.

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