Californians, start getting excited about this news item from Ben Ratliff at the NYTimes…
SFJAZZ, the San Francisco arts organization, will announce plans on Friday to build its own facility dedicated to jazz: a 35,000-square-foot building in that city’s Hayes Valley neighborhood, with two adaptable theater spaces inside.
“The concept of an institution for jazz is a very new thing — obviously, Jazz at Lincoln Center made that concept work,” said Randall Kline, the group’s director. “It’s the idea that jazz has earned a right to permanence. And because our view of jazz is wide-angled, it’s a great thing for the art form.”
Can’t wait to visit it once it’s up and running.