Cheryl Stephens' Vintage Jazz Band Button

Cheryl Stephens' Vintage Jazz Band Button

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This button is from Cheryl Stephens’ Vintage Jazz Band. It is made of pink paper with black ink covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:

Vintage Jazz Band

Cheryl Stephens (1948-2017) was a vocalist and leader of her own band. She was best known as the vocalist with the Desert City 6 and as the leader of her band, Cheryl Stephens’ Vintage Jazz Band. In 1973, Stephens started her career as a vocalist in a Country & Western trio. By 1975, she was introduced to Dixieland and traditional Jazz and subsequently began performing in that genre. Stephens performed at Jazz festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

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
place made
United States
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 2 3/8 in; x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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