So it's time to party. And even if you're not the gala-hopping VIP-type, you can witness performances by jazz greats like McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea, as well as younger artists like Esperanza Spalding and the SFJAZZ Collective, as they happen this evening.
The opening concert will be streamed live on local stations KCSM 91.1 FM and KALW 91.7 FM. Meanwhile, NPR will host a video stream of the concert, which will be emceed by Bill Cosby, right here.
The concert and streams begin at 8 p.m. tonight -- so give a listen if you want to hear history happening right before your ears. And meanwhile, read our feature on the opening of the SFJAZZ Center.