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Historic Newton presents: George Wein: Newton’s Jazz Master
March 31, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
George Wein: Newton’s Jazz Master
03/31/2022 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Newton, Massachusetts 02459
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Explore the life and achievements of Newton native George Wein (1925-2021), founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, pianist, bandleader, educator, nightclub proprietor and producer of concerts and festivals worldwide, in this talk by jazz critic Bob Blumenthal. Named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment of the Arts in 2005, Wein is best known for pioneering the contemporary music festival. In a career that spanned three quarters of a century, he presented every major figure in the jazz world and worked tirelessly to expand the music’s national and international audience. Part of the Newton History Series presented by Historic Newton and the Newton Free Library. Register here.