Big Horn Jazz Festival Button

Description:

This button is from the Big Horn Jazz Festival. It is made of yellow paper with black and red ink covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:

I WAS THERE!
BIG HORN JAZZ FESTIVAL
TRIBUTE TO WILD BILL DAVIDSON
February 23, 24, 25, 1990

Big Horn Jazz Festival, an annual swing, dixieland, and traditional jazz party was first held on Memorial Day, 1970, at a club named Big Horn in Ivanhoe, Illinois. After the first jazz party, the event was presented at various venues and dates outside of Chicago.

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.

Date Made: 1990

User: Levin, Floyd

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Gift of Lucille Levin

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2011.3086.045Nonaccession Number: 2011.3086Catalog Number: 2011.3086.045

Object Name: button

Physical Description: metal (overall material)paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; x .635 cm x 8.89 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9564-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1419812

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