Floyd Levin

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Floyd Levin

Floyd Levin with Louis Armstrong
Born(1922-09-24)September 24, 1922
DiedJanuary 29, 2007(2007-01-29)
Occupationjournalist, historian
SubjectsJazz

www.floydlevin.com
 
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Floyd Levin

Floyd Levin with Louis Armstrong
Born(1922-09-24)September 24, 1922
DiedJanuary 29, 2007(2007-01-29)
Occupationjournalist, historian
SubjectsJazz

www.floydlevin.com

Floyd Levin (September 24, 1922 - January 29, 2007) was a jazz historian and writer who has been published in many magazines, including Down Beat, Jazz Journal International and American Rag. He has 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.