George T. Wein, Newport jazz and folk festivals co-founder, dies at 95

GEORGE T. WEIN, co-founder of the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals, died Monday at the age of 95. / COURTESY JOHN ABBOTT
GEORGE T. WEIN, co-founder of the Newport folk and jazz festivals, died Monday at the age of 95. / COURTESY JOHN ABBOTT
NEWPORT – George T. Wein, the musician and philanthropist who co-founded the Newport folk and jazz festivals and brought the events to international prominence, died Monday in his sleep at the age of 95, the festivals announced. Born in Newton, Mass., in 1925, Wein played in various jazz bands around Boston while attending Newton High…

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