The Robert N. Miner Auditorium is the centerpiece of the SFJAZZ Center, named for the late SFJAZZ supporter and Oracle Corporation founder. Designed specifically for jazz, the auditorium is a dynamic, state-of-the-art concert space that can be adjusted from 350 to 700 seats. This scalable structure allows the hall to accommodate performances of all sizes and configurations, while maintaining a close-up, intimate feel emphasizing the connection between artist and audience. The steeply raked theater seating surrounds the stage on all sides, offering superb sightlines from all points in the auditorium, and assures that even the furthest seats in the balcony aren’t far from the action on stage. In keeping with the kinetic, transparent nature of the Center, the Miner Auditorium incorporates considerable natural light and from a certain vantage point, pedestrians on the street can clearly see the stage through a purpose-built opening in the concrete enclosure. The hall has been conceived to seamlessly present multi-media programming utilizing integrated video screens and cutting edge projection systems, and is optimized for High definition video production, web casting and audio recording.