Carnival Center for the Performing Arts
(now Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts)

By Fernando González
January 2007


The Sound of Change

In jazz, specially in global jazz, issues of change, identity, preservation and innovation, nostalgia and renewal are played out, without a net, just like in real life, every time someone takes the stage.

Since its inception, jazz has been a music of its time, adapting, incorporating new elements, discarding others -- in sum, changing to remain vital and relevant.