Governor Charlie Baker has declared April 2017 to be Jazz Month in Massachusetts, a tribute to the state's vibrant, year-round jazz scene. Governor Baker called jazz "one of America's most treasured exports, connecting races, cultures and continents."
The proclamation coincides with "Jazz Week 2017," organized each year by JazzBoston, a non-profit organization that promotes jazz year round in greater Boston.
Another resource for jazz lovers is MassJazz.com at the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, a year round marketing effort to promote the state's jazz performance and education.
Sunday, April 30 is International Jazz Day, which is organized by UNESCO each year to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the world.
For information about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.