Floyd Levin

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Floyd Levin
Floyd Levin with Louis Armstrong
Born (1922-09-24)September 24, 1922
Died January 29, 2007(2007-01-29)
Occupation journalist, historian
Subject Jazz

Floyd Levin (September 24, 1922 - January 29, 2007) was a jazz historian and writer whose articles were published in many magazines, including Down Beat, Jazz Journal International, American Rag, and Metronome.[1]

He received several awards for his work, including the Leonard Feather Communicator Award, given annually by the Los Angeles Jazz Society. He is the author of Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians which chronicles his first-hand encounters with many jazz musicians such as: Benny Carter, Barney Bigard, Artie Shaw, James P. Johnson and Louis Armstrong.

Levin was instrumental in raising the necessary funds for the statue of Louis Armstrong in Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans.[1]


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