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George Wein (1925–2021), Newport Jazz Festival founder

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George Wein was a jazz impresario who founded the groundbreaking Newport Jazz Festival.Founded by Wein in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival, held each summer in Newport, Rhode Island, is the United States’ premiere outdoor jazz festival.

Jazz greats who have played the festival include Miles Davis (1926–1991), Duke Ellington (1899–1974), Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996), Billie Holiday (1915–1959), and Judy Garland (1922–1969), among countless others.

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