George Wein, Who Led Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals from the 1950s Forward, Dies at 95

George Wein, who set the standard for what outdoor music gatherings would become with his leadership of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals from the 1950s into the 21st century, died Monday at his home in New York City. He was 95. Wein produced the first Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island in 1954 and […]