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Jazz impresario George Wein at the Newport Folk Fest in 2012.

Celebrating Jazz Fest mastermind George Wein

Lily Mae Lazarus, Managing Editor September 15, 2021

  George Wein, jazz pianist and pioneer of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival died Sept. 13 at the age of 95. The impresario’s legacy helped jazz music become what it is today in...

George Wein, New Orleans Jazz Fest founder, dies at 95

George Wein, New Orleans Jazz Fest founder, dies at 95

Lily Mae Lazarus, Managing Editor September 13, 2021

George Wein, jazz pianist and founder of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival died Monday. He was 95. Wein first created the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954. In 1970, he established the New Orleans...

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