Jersey JazzFest Badge


This badge is from Jersey JazzFest in New jersey, in 1995. It is a button made of paper with a white background and black printing covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button with a pin back. A blue ribbon is attached to the bottom of the button. The button is printed:


(The ribbon is printed):


The New Jersey Jazz Society was founded in 1972 to “promote and preserve the great American musical art form known as Jazz through live jazz performances and educational outreach and scholarships.” Jersey JazzFest is an annual event sponsored by the New Jersey Jazz Society, which is a member of the American Federation of Jazz Societies (AFJS).

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: 1995

User: Levin, Floyd

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey

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Credit Line: Gift of Lucille Levin

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2011.3086.206Nonaccession Number: 2011.3086Catalog Number: 2011.3086.206

Object Name: badge

Physical Description: metal (overall material)fabric (overall material)paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 in x 2 1/4 in; 20.32 cm x 5.715 cm


Record Id: nmah_1425002

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