Sweet & Hot Music Charter Member Pin

Sweet & Hot Music Charter Member Pin

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This pin is from the Sweet & Hot Music Festival in Los Angeles, California, in 1996.. It is made of cast brass with red, white, and blue enamel, with a butterfly-style clutch. The button is cast:

SWEET & HOT MUSIC
[Sweet & Hot logo]
MEMBER
CHARTER

Founded in 1996, The Sweet & Hot Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the music of the 1920s through 50s. The foundation produces an annual event in Los Angeles which support jazz education programs for Los Angeles area high school students.

The foundation also honors legends in classic jazz by placing permanent bronze plaques with their names, in the ground surrounding the pool and garden area at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel. Known as the “Sweet & Hot Music Walk of Fame,” it features jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Benny Goodman, Cole Porter, Lionel Hampton and Billie Holiday.

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
pin
date made
1996
user
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
enamel (overall material)
red (front color)
white (front color)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 7/8 in x 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 2.2225 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
2011.3086.056
nonaccession number
2011.3086
catalog number
2011.3086.056
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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