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Best Place to Hear Jazz 

Robert Miner Auditorium

For 30 years, ever since founding the San Francisco Jazz Center, Randall Kline wanted a home base. Now, he's got it, with the country's first standalone jazz center. Kline worked with a theater designer, sound engineer and an architect to create the best possible space to hear jazz. SFJAZZ's Robert Miner Auditorium combines the intimacy of a club with the acoustics of Carnegie Hall. It took its influences from New England town meeting halls and Unitarian churches — places about people, not hierarchy. Some seats might be better than others, but there isn't a bad one in the house.

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