Grand Dominion Jazz Band Button

Grand Dominion Jazz Band Button

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p>This button is from the Grand Dominion Jazz Band. It is made of white paper with blue, red and black ink covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button. The button is printed:


The Grand Dominion Jazz Band was formed by Welsh-Canadian banjoist Mike Cox, in 1982. Inspired by the “traditional jazz” bands of Britain, the band features music of New Orleans Dixieland jazz. The band is comprised of musicians from Canada and the United States.

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
Levin, Floyd
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 1/4 in; x 8.255 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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