Jan Scobey's Hot Dixeland Jazzbash Badge

Jan Scobey's Hot Dixeland Jazzbash Badge

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This badge is from Jan Scobey’s Hot Dixieland Jazzbash in Santa Rosa, California, in 1991. It is a rectangular card with white background and blue and red ink, encapsulated in plastic, with a pin back. The badge is printed:

Saturday
Dec. 7
Sunday
Dec. 8
JAN SCOBEY'S
HOT
DIXIELAND
JAZZBASH
THE GREAT BRASS TRIAD
TURK MURPHY
DEC. 1915
LU WATTERS
DEC. 19, 1911
BOB SCOBEY
DEC. 1916.

Jan Scobey was the wife of American jazz trumpeter Robert Scobey Jr. (1916-1963). Jan Scobey penned a biography, He Rambled!, about the career of her husband, which was published in 1976. This badge is from a weekend event she produced featuring the music of bandmates and colleagues Bob Scobey, Turk Murphy, and Lu Watters.

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
badge
date made
1991
user
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States: California, Santa Rosa
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in x 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 10.795 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
2011.3086.057
nonaccession number
2011.3086
catalog number
2011.3086.057
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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