Randall Kline is the artistic director and founder of the SFJAZZ (San Francisco Jazz Center). He is also a member of the governing board of the Humanities Research Institute of the University of California and of the boards of directors of Chamber Music America and the Western Jazz presenters Network. Previously, Randall Kline was a member of the boards of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Recording and the Jazz Alliance International. Throughout his career, he has received several recognitions.
The San Francisco Jazz Center is the first autonomous structure in the country constituted specifically for jazz. Apart from an educational aspect, during the year it also presents more than 400 concerts and welcomes 175,000 people. Since 1983 he organizes the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and since 2004 it hosts the San Francisco Jazz Collective, the resident band formed by eight of the most outstanding jazz performers and composers of today.