Q: Tell us about SFJAZZ
JR: We like to think of ourselves as a “sanctuary for jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is the first stand-alone building in the country that is solely dedicated to jazz. We're located only blocks from San Francisco’s City Hall. Our center is the culmination of a vision developed by the SFJAZZ organization, which for 30 years presented year-round concerts, including the San Francisco Jazz Festival in rented venues. The venue was purpose-built in 2013, and we host over 300 performances and events year-round. The center's main performance space seats up to 700 people in close proximity to the musicians with superb sightlines, offering the excellent acoustics of a great concert hall and the relaxed intimacy of a jazz club.