George Wein turned 90 years old on October 3. Wein, the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, is considered a genius in the industry for his success in organizing and booking music festivals. His age, though, hasn’t stopped him from attending his own festivals.
“If I don’t hear the music, I don’t know what my festival is all about,” Wein says. “So I have to hear the music.”
Wein talks about the jazz and folk festivals he curates in the video above from NPR. Take seven minutes and watch a great piece about an even greater person.