Indian Wells Jazz Badge

Indian Wells Jazz Badge

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This badge is from the Indian Wells Jazz festival in Palm Springs, California, 1991-1992. It is made of red paper with black ink covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button with a pin back. There is a pink ribbon attached to the back of the button. The button is printed:


(The ribbon is printed:)


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, Palm Springs
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 7 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in; 19.685 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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