Massachusetts Celebrates International Jazz Day

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April 30 is International Jazz Day, when musicians and music lovers around the world celebrate jazz by performing live concerts, bringing music to the classrooms and singing the praises of this distinctly American art form that is now shared around the globe.

In Massachusetts, every day seems like international jazz day: the Commonwealth has a vibrant, year-round jazz scene that attracts musicians from across the globe, including Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Many come here to study or teach at schools like the Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, and UMass/Amherst and many others. See a list of Massachusetts colleges offering jazz courses.

MassJazz offers live jazz concerts throughout the year, as well as information on jazz radio programs, organizations, and promoters.

Here is a schedule of Jazz and Blues festivals in Massachusetts in 2016.

For information about visiting Massachusetts any time of year, contact the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism.