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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
July 15, 2016

For more information contact:
Michael Quinlin (617) 973-8503
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Free 2016 MassJazz Guide Highlights Year-Round Jazz Scene in Massachusetts

(Boston) – The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) has released its 8th annual MassJazz Guide, a compendium of jazz festivals, concerts, night clubs, brunches, college courses and radio shows in Massachusetts.

The free, 40-page MassJazz Guide highlights hundreds of jazz festivals and concerts across the Bay State from July through December, 2016.  Among the headliners are pianist Chick Corea, trumpeters Chris Botti and Arturo Sandoval and vocalists Lizz Wright and Dianne Reeves.

The 2016 issue profiles jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and saxophonist Grace Kelly, and two international musicians studying in Boston.  It 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.  The magazine lists the best jazz brunches in Massachusetts, including hotels and restaurants featuring jazz during “Dine Out Boston” in August.

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

Read the digital 2016 MassJazz Guide online, and find ongoing information on live jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com and the MassJazz blog.

According to MOTT, Massachusetts attracts 22.9 million domestic, 735,000 Canadian and 1.5 million overseas visitors annually.  Tourism generates $19.5 billion in direct spending and $1.2 billion in state and local taxes, while supporting 132,000 jobs across the state and $4.1 billion in paid wages.

For more information about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.

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