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George Wein

p, *1925 US, Boston
Musician / Producer of Jazz

George Wein (born October 3, 1925) is an American jazz promoter and producer who has been called "the most famous jazz impresario" and "the most important non-player... in jazz history". He is the founder of what is probably the best-known jazz festival in the United States, the Newport Jazz Festival, which is held every summer in Newport, Rhode Island. He also co-founded the Newport Folk Festival with Pete Seeger and Theodore Bikel.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
You Ought to Be in Pictures on Wein, Women & Song by George Wein
Why Try to Change Me Now on Wein, Women & Song by George Wein
Back Home Again in Indiana - Live on Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by Various Artists
I'm Through with Love on Wein, Women & Song by George Wein
Once in a While on Wein, Women & Song by George Wein
Pennies from Heaven on Wein, Women & Song by George Wein
Take the "A" Train: II. on Duke Ellington in Sweden 1973 by Duke Ellington
All Too Soon on Wein, Women & Song by George Wein
I Married an Angel on Wein, Women & Song by George Wein
Back in Your Own Backyard on Wein, Women & Song by George Wein

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Wein, Women And Song - And More, George Wein Plays And SingsGeorge Wein2002Album
Presents Jazz At The Boston Arts FestivalGeorge Wein2001Album
"Bern Concert '89"The Newport Jazz Festival All-Stars, George Wein, Ricky Ford, Scott Hamilton, Oliver Jackson, Eddie Jones, Gray Sargent, Norris Turney, Warren Vaché1990Album
Tribute To Count BasieWallace Davenport, Ruby Braff, Bill Coleman, Vic Dickenson, Buddy Tate, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Gérard Badini, George Wein, James Leary, Willie Mabon1974Album
Newport Jazz Festival All StarsBuck Clayton / Vic Dickenson / Pee Wee Russell / Bud Freeman / George Wein / Champ Jones / Jake Hanna1960Album
Wein, Woman & SongGeorge Wein1955Single
Wein, Women & SongGeorge Wein1955Album
Sidney Bechet At StoryvilleSidney Bechet, Vic Dickenson, George Wein, Jimmy Woode, Buzzy Drootin1954Album
George Wein presents Jazz At Storyville Vol.1Sidney Bechet, Vic Dickenson, Buzzy Drootin, George Wein, Jimmy Woode1953Album
Jazz At StoryvilleGeorge WeinSingle
Jazz At The Boston Arts FestivalRuby Braff, Sam Margolis, Buzzy Drootin, Vic Dickenson, John Fields, Al Drootin, Dick Lefave, George WeinSingle
George Wein Presents Jazz At Storyville featuringGeorge WeinSingle
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