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August 7, 2013
For Immediate Release
                                                                        Contact: Lisa Simmons/ MOTT
617 973-8508

Michael Quinlin/ MOTT
617 973-8503

Massachusetts Issues 5th Annual MassJazz Travel Guide

For Jazz Lovers and Music Lovers Alike, It’s All Here in Massachusetts


(Boston) - The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism has issued the 5th annual MassJazz Travel Guide, a magazine highlighting jazz festivals, concerts, nightclubs, college courses and related jazz activities taking place in Massachusetts this summer and fall.

The 40 page Guide is available for free at visitor kiosks around the state and at jazz clubs, hotels, restaurants and college campuses.  

The Guide lists hundreds of jazz events taking place through the fall, and information on jazz organizations, college programs, radio stations, tourism outlets and more.

Profiled this year are Panamanian musicians Danilo Perez and Samuel Batista; the 50th anniversary of jazz at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Berklee’s BeanTown Jazz Festival; Harvard’s jazz radio program and live jazz in Boston-area hotels.

MassJazz was launched in 2009 by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) to promote the state’s vibrant jazz scene year round to the travel industry.  

“Massachusetts’ robust jazz scene touches every part of the Commonwealth,” says Betsy Wall, executive director of Mass Office of Travel & Tourism.  “Its vibrancy adds to the distinctive performing arts scene here in Massachusetts that offers rich cultural programming all year round.”

MOTT has partnered with Berklee College of Music, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Top of the Hub Restaurant, Scullers Jazz Club, Regattabar Jazz Club, JazzBoston and other jazz groups across the state to produce this year’s MassJazz guide.

For more details, visit , and   For further information, contact MassJazz at 617-973-8503 or

About MassJazz:

MassJazz was launched in 2009 to celebrate the vibrant, year round jazz scene in Massachusetts by promoting jazz festivals and concerts, night clubs and hotels, college programs and grassroots organizations and other cultural activities across the Commonwealth. 

MassJazz is part of the state’s larger mission to brand Massachusetts as a premier music, cultural and performing arts destination for domestic and international visitors throughout the year.  For more information visit

About MOTT:

Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure-travel destination.  MOTT serves as a leader in the tourism industry, helping to generate state and local tax revenues, create jobs and support the growth of travel-related businesses.  Tourism is an integral part of the state’s economy, generating $17 billion in direct spending.  The industry supports 124,700 in-state jobs.  For more information visit


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