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Jazzfest founder George Wein is interviewed during the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 50th Anniversary at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 25, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage
George Wein, Newport Jazz Festival co-founder, dies at 95

A former jazz club owner and aspiring pianist, Wein launched the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954 with a lineup for the heavens — Billie Holliday and Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and Lester Young — and kept going for more than…