San Diego Jazz Party Button

San Diego Jazz Party Button

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This button is from the San Diego Jazz Party, in 1988. The button is a made of white paper with black and blue ink covered with a clear film, on a round two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button serves as an attendee identifier to the SDJP. The button is printed:


The San Diego Jazz Party (SDJP) is an annual weekend-long event featuring public live performances of traditional jazz music. It is a non-profit organization that also provides scholarships for young jazz musicians at the high school or college level. The SDJP was originally presented in Downtown San Diego by Bill and Beverly Muchnic, in 1988.

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, San Diego
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; x.635 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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