from Boston, MA
October 3, 1925 (age 95)
George Wein's main importance to jazz has been his work at organizing and booking festivals including Newport (which he helped found in 1954) and his own Storyville club in the 1950s. However, Wein has long been a fine Earl Hines-inspired pianist (and an occasional vocalist), quite comfortable in swing and Dixieland-oriented settings. On an irregular basis since the 1950s he has toured and recorded with his Newport All-Stars, which has included cornetist Ruby Braff, clarinetist Pee Wee Russell, and tenorman Bud Freeman; later Scott Hamilton on tenor and cornetist Warren Vache. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
The Godfather of Music Festivals: George Wein At 90
George Wein's Newport All-Stars - Full Concert - 08/10/08 - Newport Jazz Festival (OFFICIAL)
George Wein discusses Miles Davis and the Newport Festival (Extended interview) (Digita...
George Wein’s ‘Newport Jazz Festival All Stars’ - North Sea Jazz Festival • 9-7-1988 • World of Jazz
Miles Davis - George Wein discusses Miles Davis and the Newport Festival (Digital Video)
George Wein’s 90th Birthday Celebration: Music on Jazz at Lincoln Center:
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