Joyce Wein Succumbs To Cancer

Joyce Wein, a co-founder of the Newport Folk Festival, died of cancer August 15th at a New York City hospital.

Wein, 76, and her husband, jazz impresario George Wein, co-founded the festival that helped revive the genre with Pete and Toshi Seeger in 1963.

The Weins were also involved in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Grande Parade du Jazz in Nice, France, Newport Jazz Festival and the Hampton Jazz Festival.