Groundbreaking ceremony today for new jazz center 

San Francisco will soon have a stand-alone center dedicated to jazz, and a groundbreaking event is planned for today to highlight the venue.

The SFJAZZ Center at 205 Fell St. will feature a 700-seat concert hall, and will house artistic and educational programs for musicians and the community.

Center officials held a ceremony earlier this month to celebrate the tearing down of the previous building at the site — an auto body shop — and are now holding a groundbreaking for the new building, center spokeswoman Jenny Randall said.

Donors have already contributed more than $46 million of the $60 million needed for the center, which could open as early as next year.

Today’s ceremony, scheduled for 4 p.m., will feature speeches and performances by local jazz musicians.

For more information about the center, visit www.sfjazz.org.

About The Author

Bay City News

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Videos

© 2014 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation