Top 10 live music venues and clubs in San Francisco
San Francisco caters for all kinds of musical tastes, with old and new clubs, dives and big-seater venues. And on Sundays jazz fans can even worship at the Saint John Coltrane Church
SF Jazz impresario Randall Kline opened this $64m centre for jazz performance in January 2013, after more than 30 years of presenting his gypsy jazz festival at various locales around the city. Designed by architect Mark Cavagnero, the three-storey building with the syncopated exterior and glass-sided ground floor was an instant landmark. The main showroom with the supersonic Meyer Sound system is a modern, high-tech marvel and the building also includes a cafe and smaller lounge for more intimate performances. The musical menu is not strictly jazz, featuring forays into acoustic pop and experimental music, poetry and soul singers. Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks recently performed a tribute to jazzman Fats Waller here, probably one of the greatest jazz concert halls in the world.
• 201 Franklin Street, +1 415 920 5299, sfjazz.org. Check website for schedule