George Wein

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George Wein
George Wein, 2009
George Wein, 2009
Background information
Born(1925-10-03)October 3, 1925
Boston, Massachusetts, US
DiedSeptember 13, 2021(2021-09-13) (aged 95)
New York City, US
Occupation(s)Festival producer, concert promoter, musician
InstrumentsPiano, vocals

George Wein (October 3, 1925 – September 13, 2021) was an American jazz promoter, pianist, and producer.[1] He was the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. He also co-founded the Newport Folk Festival with Peter Seeger and Theodore Bikel. He also founded the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Wein died on September 13, 2021 at his home in New York City at the age of 95.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "George Wein: Dinosaur Walks the Earth" Archived 2006-02-15 at the Wayback Machine interview, June 2000, Retrieved on April 1, 2007.
  2. "George Wein, longtime producer of Newport Folk and Jazz festivals, dies at 95". Newport Daily News. Retrieved September 13, 2021.

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