This button is from the Bash Festival in Orange County, California, in 1987. It is made of white paper with black ink covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:
THE ANNUAL ORANGE COUNTY MUSICIAN'S FESTIVAL
AT THE NEWPORTER RESORT - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4th, 1987
The “Bash” is a limited series honoring jazz legends who have made an impact on the community in and around Orange County. The series is supported by the Musicians’ Club of Orange County, a non-profit organization to promote music and musicians by presenting concerts and fund-raising events for The Musicians Relief Fund and encourage young developing music students through scholarships.
Floyd Levin (1922-2007) was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. His numerous reviews, profiles, and articles were published in magazines such as Down Beat, Jazz Journal International, Metronome, and American Rag. He also authored Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians. Items in this collection (2011.3086) were acquired from Levin’s attendance at Jazz Festivals, conferences, and other music events.
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