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Jazz And Folk Music Champion George Wein Dies At 95

George Wein sits in with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band during their 50th anniversary performance at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in Louisiana. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
George Wein sits in with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band during their 50th anniversary performance at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in Louisiana. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

George Wein, one of America’s most storied and influential live-music impresarios, died on Monday at 95.

Originally a pianist, he co-founded the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals.

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