The Los Angeles Sweet & Hot Music Festival Badge

The Los Angeles Sweet & Hot Music Festival Badge

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This Patron badge is from the Los Angeles Classic Sweet & Hot Music Festival, in 1996. It made of yellow paper with black lettering, encapsulated in plastic. The badge is printed:

First Annual [foundation logo] THE LOS ANGELES
SWEET & HOT
MUSIC FESTIVAL
PATRON
1996.

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
badge
date made
1996
user
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 2 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
2011.3086.063
nonaccession number
2011.3086
catalog number
2011.3086.063
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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