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George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and others, is arguably the most influential non-artist in jazz history. Join Wein and the critic Gary Giddins as they discuss his legendary career as a jazz impresario. Gary Giddins is the author of 10 books, including Visions of Jazz: The First Century, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

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Added by Center for the Humanities on September 22, 2009