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Introducing: George Wein's Folk Festival 50 and George Wein's Jazz Festival 55

MUSIC IMPRESARIO INTRODUCES

George Wein’s FOLK FESTIVAL 50

JULY 31 AUGUST 2

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George Wein’s JAZZ FESTIVAL 55

AUGUST 7 9

NEW YORK, NY, March 24, 2009 Music impresario George Wein announced today that he will produce and present George Wein’s FOLK FESTIVAL 50, July 31 August 2, and George Wein’s JAZZ FESTIVAL 55 August 7 9 in historic Newport, RI. Both festivals will include two full days of music at Fort Adams State Park and a Friday evening concert.

Wein, who recently announced that sponsorship opportunities are available for both events, said, " In answer to those who have asked whether my presentation of two great music festivals in Newport this summer is in any way dependent on obtaining sponsors for them, the folk and jazz public have my guarantee that both festivals will take place as promised. Each will be as exciting and memorable as any of the many world-famous music festivals that Newport has hosted and enjoyed in recent years."

The City of Newport is renowned for presenting great performers, including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Dylan, Odetta and Taj Mahal, in its past summer festivals. George Wein is determined to carry on that tradition.

Artists for George Wein’s FOLK FESTIVAL 50 and George Wein’s JAZZ FESTIVAL 55 will be announced in early April. For more information, visit www.folkfestival50.com or www.jazzfestival55.com.

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  • Artist / Group Name: George Wein
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