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Massachusetts is Upbeat About Jazz

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Posted by Michael Quinlin, guest blogger of MassJazz

Jazz is everywhere in Massachusetts.

You hear it in concert halls and cozy night clubs, on street corners and town squares, at beach resorts and festival stages across the Bay State.

You’ll find jazz in the most unexpected places: on Boston’s Harbor Islands, in the Museum of Fine Arts courtyard, at The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home in Lenox or at Pilgrim Memorial Park in Plymouth.

Salem Jazz Fest

For visitors enjoying Massachusetts this season, discovering jazz in the Bay State is easier than ever, thanks to the 2016 issue of MassJazz Guide.

From Rockport to Provincetown and from Boston to the Berkshires, you’ll find over two dozen outdoor festivals across Massachusetts, and hundreds of outdoor and indoor concerts taking place seven days a week.

Published in July by the Mass Office of Travel & Tourism, MassJazz Guide is a handy compendium of outdoor festivals and summer concerts, along with year round resources such as radio stations, college courses, jazz brunches and more.

McCaslin Scullers

The 2016 issue profiles jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and saxophonist Grace Kelly and includes stories on WGBH’s new “Jazz 24/7 online streaming service, the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival and the new renovations at Scullers Jazz Club.

Looking for the perfect jazz brunch in Massachusetts?  Check out the list of hotels, cafes and restaurants that serve up good food and music to suite your tastes.   This year’s Dine Out Boston celebration in August also includes some great jazz haunts.

Boston Harbor Hotel_BLues Barge

The free MassJazz Guide is available at visitor kiosks, college campuses, and venues where live jazz is heard year-round.

You can read the digital 2016 MassJazz Guide online, or find ongoing information on live jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

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