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"This page is a tribute to George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival. The dynamic presence of these Festivals in Newport inspired the founding of the Newport International Hostel over thirteen years ago. I encourage everyone browsing through these photos to attend a Newport Jazz or Folk Festival at least once in their lifetime." Merrilee Zellner, owner, the Newport International Hostel

Meet George Wein

George Wein in his Wein Machine with Merrilee, owner of the Newport International Hostel, Newport Folk Festival 2015
George Wein in his Wein Machine with Merrilee, owner of the Newport International Hostel, Newport Folk Festival 2015
George & the Newport All-Stars, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
George & the Newport All-Stars, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
George, Newport Jazz Festival 2012
George, Newport Jazz Festival 2012
George watching a performance on the Fort Stage from his Wein Machine, Newport Folk Festival 2016
George watching a performance on the Fort Stage from his Wein Machine, Newport Folk Festival 2016
George with Trombone Shorty in background, Newport Jazz Festival 2013
George with Trombone Shorty in background, Newport Jazz Festival 2013
George with Hiromi, Newport Jazz Festival 2013
George with Hiromi, Newport Jazz Festival 2013
George performing solo, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
George performing solo, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
George Wein watching an act from the sidelines, 2012 Newport Jazz Festival
George Wein watching an act from the sidelines, 2012 Newport Jazz Festival
George at Newport Folk Festival 2011
George at Newport Folk Festival 2011
George listening intently to a band performing at a Bridgefest function at Rough Point mansion, 2013
George listening intently to a band performing at a Bridgefest function at Rough Point mansion, 2013
George thanking a band who performed at a Bridgefest function at Rough Point mansion, 2013
George thanking a band who performed at a Bridgefest function at Rough Point mansion, 2013
George departing from a Bridgefest function at Rough Point mansion, 2013
George departing from a Bridgefest function at Rough Point mansion, 2013
George Wein speaks at the Storyville Stage, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
George Wein speaks at the Storyville Stage, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
George and Merrilee, owner of the Newport International Hostel, at the Newport Visitor's Center 2013
George and Merrilee, owner of the Newport International Hostel, at the Newport Visitor's Center 2013
George waiving to the crowds as he cruises the festival grounds in his Wein Machine, Newport Folk Festival, 2016
George waiving to the crowds as he cruises the festival grounds in his Wein Machine, Newport Folk Festival, 2016
Giving a tribute to George as he passes by in his Wein Machine, Newport Folk Festival 2016
Giving a tribute to George as he passes by in his Wein Machine, Newport Folk Festival 2016

Newport Jazz Festival

"The First American Jazz Festival
Referred to as a Mecca of jazz, the Newport Jazz Festival draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island, a city which is famed in its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture. The Newport festival, started in 1954, and was the first jazz festival in America and has been the stage for legendary performances from artist the likes of: Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Miles Davis; as well at the stage for the major debuts of artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Joshua Redman and Esperanza Spalding. " - from the Newport Jazz Festival web site

Audience in front of the main stage at Fort Adams, Jazz Festival 2013
Audience in front of the main stage at Fort Adams, Jazz Festival 2013
Trombone Shorty  takes a energetic bow, Jazz Festival 2014
Trombone Shorty takes a energetic bow, Jazz Festival 2014
Angelique Kidjo working the crowd, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Angelique Kidjo working the crowd, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Jamie Cullum performing at the 2010 Jazz Festival
Jamie Cullum performing at the 2010 Jazz Festival
Enjoying the festival free of charge from the water, Jazz Festival 2013
Enjoying the festival free of charge from the water, Jazz Festival 2013
Recording the show at the main stage of the Jazz Festival
Recording the show at the main stage of the Jazz Festival
Stage security
Stage security
Edmar Castaneda & Family signing autographs, Jazz Festival 2013
Edmar Castaneda & Family signing autographs, Jazz Festival 2013
Waterside stage at the 2008 Newport Jazz Festival
Waterside stage at the 2008 Newport Jazz Festival
Audience enjoying the Jazz Festival
Audience enjoying the Jazz Festival
Chris Botti performing at 2010 Jazz Festival
Chris Botti performing at 2010 Jazz Festival
Cooling off in the shade tent
Cooling off in the shade tent
Dancing to the music, Jazz Festival 2013
Dancing to the music, Jazz Festival 2013
Celebrate artwork kiosk
Celebrate artwork kiosk
Audience with cruise ship in the background
Audience with cruise ship in the background
Capturing the moment at the Jazz Festival
Capturing the moment at the Jazz Festival
The artist, Jazz Festival 2013
The artist, Jazz Festival 2013
Attentive Audience Inside Fortress
Attentive Audience Inside Fortress
Eddie Palmieri's Latin Jazz Band, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Eddie Palmieri's Latin Jazz Band, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Enjoyng Trombone Shorty, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Enjoyng Trombone Shorty, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Esperanza Spalding Performs, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Esperanza Spalding Performs, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Jon Batiste working the crowds, Jazz Festival 2013
Jon Batiste working the crowds, Jazz Festival 2013
Hiromi Autograph Signing, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Hiromi Autograph Signing, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
2011 Jazz Festival Main Stage
2011 Jazz Festival Main Stage
Never mind the rain, 2011 Jazz Festival
Never mind the rain, 2011 Jazz Festival
Django Festival All-Stars, Jazz Festival 2014
Django Festival All-Stars, Jazz Festival 2014
Wynton Marsalis, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Wynton Marsalis, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Wynton Marsalis, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Wynton Marsalis, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Festival grounds in action at the 2012 Jazz Festival
Festival grounds in action at the 2012 Jazz Festival
Behind the scenes at the Jazz Festival
Behind the scenes at the Jazz Festival
Performing artist at Jazz Festival 2012
Performing artist at Jazz Festival 2012
Performance under the tent  inside fortress walls
Performance under the tent inside fortress walls
Meeting the artist Anat Cohen, Jazz Festival 2012
Meeting the artist Anat Cohen, Jazz Festival 2012
Hoola Hoops at the Jazz Festival
Hoola Hoops at the Jazz Festival
Getting refreshed
Getting refreshed
3 Cohens: Yuval, Anat & Avishal Cohen, Newport Jazz Festival 2012
3 Cohens: Yuval, Anat & Avishal Cohen, Newport Jazz Festival 2012
View of Pell Bridge from festival grounds, Jazz Festival 2013
View of Pell Bridge from festival grounds, Jazz Festival 2013
Anat Cohen, Jazz Festival 2013
Anat Cohen, Jazz Festival 2013
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jazz Festival 2013
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jazz Festival 2013
Audience in front of the main stage at Fort Adams, Jazz Festival 2013
Audience in front of the main stage at Fort Adams, Jazz Festival 2013
Getting refreshed with Dels
Getting refreshed with Dels
The Brubeck Brothers, Jazz Festival 2014
The Brubeck Brothers, Jazz Festival 2014
Taking water taxi home after Jazz Festival
Taking water taxi home after Jazz Festival
Edie Palmeri, Jazz Festival 2013
Edie Palmeri, Jazz Festival 2013
Edmar Castaneda making his harp rock, Jazz Festival 2013
Edmar Castaneda making his harp rock, Jazz Festival 2013
Enjoying the festival free of charge from the water
Enjoying the festival free of charge from the water
Alex and Ani, sponsor, Jazz Festival 2013
Alex and Ani, sponsor, Jazz Festival 2013
Never mind the rain, Jazz Festival 2014
Never mind the rain, Jazz Festival 2014
Making a fashion statement at the Jazz Festival 2014
Making a fashion statement at the Jazz Festival 2014
Hiromi in performance, Jazz Festival 2013
Hiromi in performance, Jazz Festival 2013
Hat vendor, Jazz Festival 2013
Hat vendor, Jazz Festival 2013
Taking the shuttle bus to cars, Jazz Festival 2013
Taking the shuttle bus to cars, Jazz Festival 2013
Hat vendor at the Jazz Festival
Hat vendor at the Jazz Festival
An appreciative audience at the main stage, Jazz Festival 2014
An appreciative audience at the main stage, Jazz Festival 2014
An appreciative audience under a tent, Jazz Festival 2014
An appreciative audience under a tent, Jazz Festival 2014
Grace Kelly, Jazz Festival 2014
Grace Kelly, Jazz Festival 2014
Pedrito Martinez Group, Jazz Festival 2014
Pedrito Martinez Group, Jazz Festival 2014
Recording a performance, Jazz Festival 2014
Recording a performance, Jazz Festival 2014
Watching the big screen, Jazz festival 2014
Watching the big screen, Jazz festival 2014
Appreciative audience with Newport Harbor in the background, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Appreciative audience with Newport Harbor in the background, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Joey Alexander, a 12-year old child prodigy and accomplished pianist, at autograph signing table, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Joey Alexander, a 12-year old child prodigy and accomplished pianist, at autograph signing table, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Jon Batiste and his brass band, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Jon Batiste and his brass band, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Arturo Sandoval plays Latin music, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Arturo Sandoval plays Latin music, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Arturo Sandoval plays Latin music, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Arturo Sandoval plays Latin music, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Food vendors, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Food vendors, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Listening to music from the outer edge of the festival field, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
Listening to music from the outer edge of the festival field, Newport Jazz Festival 2015

Newport Folk Festival

"The Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder of the already-well-established Newport Jazz Festival, backed by its original board: Theodore Bikel, Oscar Brand, Pete Seeger and Albert Grossman.
     The Festival is renowned for introducing a number of performers who went on to become major stars, most notably Joan Baez (who appeared as an unannounced guest of Bob Gibson in 1959), and Bob Dylan, whose first Newport appearance, as a guest of Joan Baez in 1963, is generally regarded as his premiere national performance. Dylan and Baez also played together in 1964. Dylan became the artist most notably associated with the festival." - from Wikipedia. Newport Folk Festival web site

The scene along a fortress wall, Folk Festival 2013
The scene along a fortress wall, Folk Festival 2013
Emmylou Harris performs, 2011 Folk Festival
Emmylou Harris performs, 2011 Folk Festival
Doc Watson performs at 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Doc Watson performs at 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Arlo Guthrie performs, 2009 Newport Folk Festival
Arlo Guthrie performs, 2009 Newport Folk Festival
Dancing at the 2009 Newport Folk Festival
Dancing at the 2009 Newport Folk Festival
Judy Collins signs autograph, 2009 Folk Festival
Judy Collins signs autograph, 2009 Folk Festival
Judy Collins and Joan Baez, 2009 Folk Festival
Judy Collins and Joan Baez, 2009 Folk Festival
2009 Newport Folk Festival
2009 Newport Folk Festival
Chow time at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Chow time at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Cozy listening spot, 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Cozy listening spot, 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Hula hooping at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Hula hooping at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Kids tent at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Kids tent at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival
The 2010 Newport Folk Festival live on NPR
The 2010 Newport Folk Festival live on NPR
Music inside the fort
Music inside the fort
2010 Newport Folk Festival
2010 Newport Folk Festival
Roving jazz band, 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Roving jazz band, 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Roving jazz band, 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Roving jazz band, 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Trying instruments, 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Trying instruments, 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Waterfront bar at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Waterfront bar at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Waterfront bar at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Waterfront bar at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival
Artist signings, 2011 Folk Festival
Artist signings, 2011 Folk Festival
A festival  for the whole family!
A festival for the whole family!
Dancing to the music
Dancing to the music
2010 Newport Folk Festival
2010 Newport Folk Festival
George Wein at 2011 Folk Festival
George Wein at 2011 Folk Festival
Getting refreshed, 2011 Newport Folk Festival
Getting refreshed, 2011 Newport Folk Festival
Going green at the festival
Going green at the festival
Pure joy!
Pure joy!
Spontaneous music outside festival grounds
Spontaneous music outside festival grounds
The drum vendor, 2011 Folk Festival
The drum vendor, 2011 Folk Festival
The fiddle vendor, 2011 Folk Festival
The fiddle vendor, 2011 Folk Festival
Water station on festival grounds
Water station on festival grounds
Sound control, 2011 Folk Festival
Sound control, 2011 Folk Festival
Fort Stage at Folk Festival 2012
Fort Stage at Folk Festival, 2012
Sailing by the Folk Festival 2012
Sailing by the Folk Festival, 2012
The Newport Folk Festival 2012 live on NPR
The Newport Folk Festival 2012 live on NPR
Bike racks, Folk Festival 2012
Bike racks, Folk Festival 2012
Spontaneous performers outside the Folk Festival 2012
Spontaneous performers outside the Folk Festival 2012
The Arlo Guthrie Family Reunion, Folk Festival 2012
The Arlo Guthrie Family Reunion, Folk Festival 2012
Sugarman performs, Folk Festival 2012
Sugarman performs, Folk Festival 2012
Heading for the Quad Stage inside the fortress, Folk Festival 2012
Heading for the Quad Stage inside the fortress, Folk Festival 2012
Festival attendee gets opportunity to perform, 2012
Festival attendee gets opportunity to perform, 2012
Inside the Fortress walls, Folk Festival 2012
Inside the Fortress walls, Folk Festival 2012
Catching a glimpse of an artist, Folk Festival 2012
Catching a glimpse of an artist, Folk Festival 2012
Body art at Folk Festival 2012
Body art at Folk Festival 2012
Artist at work, Folk Festival 2013
Artist at work, Folk Festival 2013
Sign at Fort Stage, Folk Festival 2013
Sign at Fort Stage, Folk Festival 2013
Moving performer's equipment, Folk Festival 2013
Moving performer's equipment, Folk Festival 2013
Transportation for Folk Festival attendees 2013
Transportation for Folk Festival attendees 2013
Sellng pizza at Folk Festival 2013
Sellng pizza at Folk Festival 2013
Audience in boats, Folk Festival 2013
Audience in boats, Folk Festival 2013
Roving mariachi band, Folk Festival 2013
Roving mariachi band, Folk Festival 2013
Music in the Harbor Tent, Folk Festival 2013
Music in the Harbor Tent, Folk Festival 2013
The viewing platform, Folk Festival 2013
The viewing platform, Folk Festival 2013
Enjoying the music, Folk Festival 2013
Enjoying the music, Folk Festival 2013
Trombone Shorty performs, Folk Festival 2013
Trombone Shorty performs, Folk Festival 2013
Trombone Shorty gets cheers at Folk Festival 2013
Trombone Shorty gets cheers at Folk Festival 2013
Spontaneous performance outside entrance of Folk Festival 2013
Spontaneous performance outside entrance of Folk Festival 2013
Beck & Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Folk Festival 2013
Beck & Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Folk Festival 2013
An appreciative crowd, Folk Festival 2014
An appreciative crowd, Folk Festival 2014
Artist at work at main stage, Folk Festival 2014
Artist at work at main stage, Folk Festival 2014
Bicycle repair tent outside festival entrance, Folk Festival 2014
Bicycle repair tent outside festival entrance, Folk Festival 2014
Bike parking area with Bike Newport Executive Director Bari Freeman (waiving), Folk Festival 2014
Bike parking area with Bike Newport Executive Director Bari Freeman (waiving), Folk Festival 2014
Dancing to the tunes of Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Folk Festival 2014
Dancing to the tunes of Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Folk Festival 2014
Departing from the festival by bike, Folk Festival 2014
Departing from the festival by bike, Folk Festival 2014
Enjoying the festival from a boat, Folk Festival 2014
Enjoying the festival from a boat, Folk Festival 2014
Enjoying the view from the Museum Stage, Folk Festival 2014
Enjoying the view from the Museum Stage, Folk Festival 2014
Face painting, Folk Festival 2014
Face painting, Folk Festival 2014
Getting baby ready for the bikeride, Folk Festival 2014
Getting baby ready for the bikeride, Folk Festival 2014
Harbor scene in front of main stage, Folk Festival 2014
Harbor scene in front of main stage, Folk Festival 2014
Heading for the tent inside the fort, Folk Festival 2014
Heading for the tent inside the fort, Folk Festival 2014
Jamming, Folk Festival 2014
Jamming, Folk Festival 2014
Lucius, Folk Festival 2014
Lucius, Folk Festival 2014
Mavis Staples Folk Festival 2014
Mavis Staples Folk Festival 2014
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Folk Festival 2014
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Folk Festival 2014
Viewers pack the grounds outside tent at the Folk Festival 2014
Viewers pack the grounds outside tent at the Folk Festival 2014
Enjoying the festival free of charge from the water, Folk Festival 2015
Enjoying the festival free of charge from the water, Folk Festival 2015
New wooden “FOLK” sign on the grounds of the Folk Festival 2015
New wooden “FOLK” sign on the grounds of the Folk Festival 2015
Greeting performers at the artist greeting table, Folk Festival 2015
Greeting performers at the artist greeting table, Folk Festival 2015
Dancing at the Folk Festival 2015
Dancing at the Folk Festival 2015
Audience enjoying a performance at the Quad Stage inside the fortress walls, Folk Festival 2015
Audience enjoying a performance at the Quad Stage inside the fortress walls, Folk Festival 2015
Audience enjoying a performance at the Quad Stage inside the fortress walls, Folk Festival 2015
Audience enjoying a performance at the Quad Stage inside the fortress walls, Folk Festival 2015
Performing artists at artist greeting table, Folk Festival 2015
Performing artists at artist greeting table, Folk Festival 2015
Final performance with surprise super-star artists at the Fort Stage, Folk Festival 2015
Final performance with surprise super-star artists at the Fort Stage, Folk Festival 2015
Final performance at the Fort Stage, Folk Festival 2015
Final performance at the Fort Stage, Folk Festival 2015
Appreciative audience at The Fort Stage with the Pell Bridge in the background, Folk Festival 2015
Appreciative audience at The Fort Stage with the Pell Bridge in the background, Folk Festival 2015
At the bike racks, Folk Festival 2015
At the bike racks, Folk Festival 2015
The bike racks with Newport Harbor in the background, Newport Folk Festival 2015
The bike racks with Newport Harbor in the background, Newport Folk Festival 2015
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