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Jazz Fests Boost Musicians, Fans, Local Economies

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Jazz Fests Boost Musicians, Fans, Local Economies

Jazz Fests Boost Musicians, Fans, Local Economies

Jazz Fests Boost Musicians, Fans, Local Economies

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Since the very first jazz festival — at Newport, R.I., in 1954 — the events have been high-profile showcases for musicians. But they can also be important economic engines for the communities that host them.