Buck Creek Jazz Band Button

Buck Creek Jazz Band Button

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This button is from the Buck Creek Jazz Band, 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:

10th Anniversary
[image of trumpet]
Buck Creek
Jazz Band
Celebration 1977-1987

The Buck Creek Jazz Band was formed in Temple Hills, Maryland, in 1977. Originally comprised of seven musicians, the band plays Dixieland and traditional Jazz. The band has played at every major traditional Jazz festival in the United States and has been featured on several Jazz cruises. The Buck Creek Jazz Band has made several recordings under their own Buck Creek Records label.

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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Object Name
date made
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in; x.635 cm x 7.9375 cm
overall: 3/16 in x 3 in;.47625 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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