Jazz is America's original music, enjoyed around the world. It developed from African and European influences and grew with our country, capturing the spirit of the nation through its melding of cultures, independence and improvisation, and energy; all of which are hallmarks of American ideals.
Today, jazz is one of our country's most sought-after international exports, with its language being "spoken" by people around the world. Jazz, emanating from America, has become world music. It is the music of the twenty-first century. South Florida JAZZ is committed to perpetuating jazz in these particular ways: