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Jazz And Folk Music Champion George Wein Dies At 95

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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)
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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.

This segment aired on September 15, 2021.

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