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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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