Pikes Peak Jazz & Swing Society Button

Pikes Peak Jazz & Swing Society Button

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This button is from the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a round button with a white background with black and green ink covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:


Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society (PPJASS) was formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1985. The group holds monthly meetings and is dedicated to supporting jazz performances and events and fostering educational opportunities for its community. PPJASS is a member of the American Federation of Jazz Societies (AFJS).

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: Colorado, Colorado Springs
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 2 1/4 in; x 5.715 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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