Massachusetts Upbeat on its Vibrant Jazz Scene
Free 2015 MassJazz Guide Lists Hundreds of Jazz Festivals, Concerts, Courses and Clubs
(Boston) - Massachusetts boasts one of the nation’s most vibrant jazz scenes, according to the 7thAnnual MassJazz Travel Guide issued by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT).
The 40-page MassJazzGuide highlights hundreds of jazz festivals, concerts, nightclubs, college courses and related jazz activities across the Bay State this summer and through spring 2016.The Guide is free and available at visitor centers around the state and at jazz clubs, hotels, restaurants and college campuses.
Read the digital 2015 MassJazz Guide online.
Top jazz artists performing in Massachusetts in the coming months include Diana Krall, Cassandra Wilson, Chris Botti, Trombone Shorty, Manhattan Transfer, Harry Connick, Jr., Lizz Wright, Ron Carter and Arturo Sandoval.
“Jazz is part of the state’s creative economy,” saidAssistant Secretary of Business Development Nam Pham. “The creative economy employs over 100,000 residents and helps to defineour quality of life and our appreciation of the arts community.”
Profiled in this issue are impresario Fred Taylor of Scullers Jazz Club; Jose Masso, radio host of !Con Salsa! on WBUR; Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen; Hungarian pianist Laszlo Gardony; orchestra leader Mark Harvey of MIT: and three jazz students from Berklee College of Music.
Rich Doucette, Executive Director of MOTT, praised Massachusetts’ vibrant statewide jazz scene for its “international flavor, with musicians from 100 countries living or studying here.”
In addition to details on the Bay State’s jazz festivals and concerts, the 2015 MassJazz Guide lists jazz radio programs, college courses, jazz brunches, night clubs and organizations, as well as tourism offices throughout the state.
MOTT launched MassJazz in 2009 to promote the Commonwealth’s jazz scene to visitors and residents.For more details, visit MassJazz.com or follow twitter @massjazz.For information about visiting Massachusetts, go to massvacation.com.
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