Black Cat Incubator

On the corner of Leavenworth and Eddy in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, creation is always on full tilt! Downstairs on the Black Cat stage guests bear witness to musical combustion. This intimate, inclusive venue is the site of genius incubation, where artists come and settle in for residencies allowing them to stretch out in an environment that fosters freedom, expansion and creativity.

To support and expand on these artistic and career fueling experiences we have formed the 501c3 nonprofit, Black Cat Jazz Incubator. Through the Jazz Incubator we continue our deep commitment to the Tenderloin and broaden the scope and community impact of our all-important artist residency programs!

Keyon Harrold“The ability to provide residencies is a much-needed tool for the growth of any ensemble and Black Cat has always gone above and beyond to facilitate my Art as well as many others.” – Keyon Harrold
Incubator programming provides direct support to the artist residency programs by giving young up-and-coming artists from around the world the time and space to experiment, create, and perform.
“What Black Cat is doing has been so important for young musicians like myself. The opportunity to have a residency is truly transformative. It was life changing. I’m a different musician!” – Charles Goold
The Black Cat Jazz Incubator is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID 83-4628912

Our Incubator program is an investment into what can happen onstage as well as offstage.

– Black Cat Founder & Creative Director,
Fritz Quattlebaum
We are asking you to partner with us in supporting artistic expansion through the Jazz Incubator. 100% of donations will fund education programs, community engagement and artist residencies which set the Black Cat apart in the music world.