This Patron badge is from the Los Angeles Classic Jazz Festival, in 1996. It is made of gold colored paper with black lettering, encapsulated in plastic. The badge is printed:
13th Annual LOS ANGELES CLASSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL 1996 PATRON
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.