San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival Button

San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival Button

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This button is from the San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival in San Diego, in 1988. It is a made of white paper with blue and red ink covered with a clear film, on a round two-piece metal button with a pin back. There is an image of clarinet and trumpet players on the front. The button is printed:

SAN DIEGO THANKSGIVING
DIXIELAND JAZZ FESTIVAL
10th
[stylized image of clarinet and trumpet players]
ANNIVERSARY
1989

The non-profit organization, America’s Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society (AFCDJS) in San Diego, California, held its first Great American Dixieland Jazz Festival, in 1979. The festival now known as The San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza is held every Thanksgiving weekend. The organization supports the San Diego traditional jazz community with monthly concerts, education programs, publication of a newsletter, an adult traditional Jazz camp, and a lending library of small band music.

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.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
date made
1989
user
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States: California, San Diego
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; x.635 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
2011.3086.044
nonaccession number
2011.3086
catalog number
2011.3086.044
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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