George Wein, Newport Jazz Festival Founder, Has Died


(New York, NY) -- Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein [[ ween ]] is dead at the age of 95. Wein, who also co-founded the Newport Folk Festival, passed away Monday in New York City. Both events started in the 1950s. The Jazz Festival returned this year with reduced-capacity for attendance after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to be canceled in 2020.

photo: Getty Images


Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content