Blue Angel Jazz Club - Pasadena Jazz Party Button

Blue Angel Jazz Club - Pasadena Jazz Party Button

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This button is from the Blue Angel Jazz Club Party, in Pasadena, California, in 1971. It is made of yellow paper with black ink covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:

[logo of Blue Angel Jazz Club]

The Blue Angel Club sponsored private jazz parties in an informal and relaxed atmosphere, bringing together great musicians and devoted and appreciative audiences. A few recordings were made from these parties from 1968-1974.

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: California, Pasadena
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; x.635 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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