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To preserve, honor and showcase New England’s musical heritage.

Storyville

New England’s cities have been home to some good jazz clubs over the years, and even a few great ones. Perhaps the greatest of them all was Storyville, the Boston club operated by George Wein in the 1950s. Wein presented the best in jazz regardless of style—everything from piano soloists to big bands, and from bebop to Dixieland. George, energetic and ambitious, was 25 in October 1950 when he opened Storyville in the Copley Square Hotel. He named it after the New Orleans red light district where many believe  jazz was born. He closed the club after only six weeks,…

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