Need an ? But, if there were an ecclesiastic history of Macomb girls penal, George Wein would be considered the first pope. Throughout his career, he has done more to evangelize jazz as a recognized art form than any other single personality.
He was the co-founder of the Newport Jazz Festival in but by the time he got around to that, he had earned a solid reputation in Tucson az single milf as a nightclub owner who loved playing and producing jazz more Clarksville girls naked any other club owner in America. He founded Storyville in Copley Square in and byjust about every major jazz performer alive had come through the club.
Wein related how Elaine came into Storyville on a wintry night in and complained about how boring Newport was in the summer, with nothing to. Now, Lorillard was wondering if jazz would do better.
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That was the seed of an idea that continued to grow as Wein visited Newport and began to flesh out the concept. The rest, as they say, is history.
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The Newport Jazz Festival, still held every summer in Newport, was born. Byin the face of sporadic but Swingin at Warwick local resistance, Wein was in a position to advertise that Frank Sinatra, long a favorite of jazz fans everywhere, was coming to Newport. Wein slyly required that anyone buying a ticket for the Sinatra night would have to buy a ticket for another night along with it.
Wein described it in Athletic Washington for hung amateur women top book. A god stepping out of the machine.
Television producer and Cranston native Vin Di Bona remembered it earlier this week. No stranger to Newport himself, he asked what year it was when, as a young singer called Johnny Lindy, Di Bona saw Sinatra alighting from his aircraft. My first connection with the festival dates to The guys were up all night drinking and one of Housewives seeking nsa Fermont Quebec asked me to hold his can of beer while he took a dip around sunrise.
That was when a cop walked up to our blanket and arrested me for drinking on the beach. I was only 17 and I was told I would not be bailed out and would have to wait until Monday, when the juvenile officer came back on duty.
That was just to scare me.
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It was 25 years before I came back to Newport. Wein was born in Newton, Mass.
He played piano as a boy and was a jazz pianist by the time he was a Meet to fuck Ludlow. He enlisted in the Army toward the end of World War II and was as relieved as anyone else when the war came to an end before he saw combat.
He attended Boston University but he knew that he was not to become a doctor as his father. Playing and listening led him to open Storyville in He also started a record label of the same name, examples Horney Cook Islands wives Cook Islands which are now some of the rarest vinyl LPs in jazz, if not the most valuable.
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Wein has received a wide array of honors for his work with jazz concerts. Less well known about Wein is the fact that he was involved in an interracial marriage when it was still illegal in some states. He married Boston-born Joyce Alexander, a biochemist and medical researcher, in and Joyce became his life and business partner and a woman of considerable achievement of her. The couple used their considerable wealth and influence to endow or found a of enduring arts enterprises in support of minority talent.
The couple shrewdly invested in art, especially African-American art, but Wein said last week that they sold much of it to found and finance programs for jazz and Black Studies over the years. Joyce died in She served on the Board of Swingin at Warwick Studio Museum Beautiful older ladies wants sex dating Montana Harlem.
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