Remembering George Wein, Bennie Pete, and Warren Storm

Over the past few weeks, we have lost several beloved figures in the music community.

Bennie Pete, sousaphonist and founding member of the Hot 8 Brass Band passed away on September 6th.

Listen to our interview with Bennie Pete here.
Read more about Bennie Pete’s life here.
Donate to the Gofundme in honor of Bennie Pete. All funds will go directly to support Bennie’s family.

We also lost the “Godfather of Swamp Pop,” Warren Storm, on September 7th.

Listen to our interview with Warren Storm here.
Read more about Warren Storm’s life here.

George Wein, founding producer of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals, passed away at 95 on September 13.

You can hear our interview with him here.
Read more about George Wein’s life here.

As so many festivals have been cancelled here, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, we’ll pay tribute to George Wein’s legacy by revisiting his creative work with the influential Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals the week of October 13-19. Stay tuned!

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