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Introduction to Festivals

      Music festivals offer the chance for both fans and musicians to come together to share unique experiences and enjoy many different artists playing music in one place. Festivals have been a way for jazz to stay alive as newer genre’s take popularity. In the past, fans have had to rely on nightclubs to be able to see live performances from jazz musicians. The emergence of Jazz festivals offers performers and fans the opportunity to experience the music in a larger setting.