Floyd Levin


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Music Historian

Floyd Levin was a promoter of traditional jazz, an author, and music historian. Beginning on radio in the 1940s and then on to writing a music column, Floyd captured some of the greatest stories and characters in the world of jazz. A close friend of many performers such as Louis Armstrong, Floyd watched as jazz developed and expanded around the world. His views on the people and places of his era have been an important part of music history. Floyd also played an active role in NAMM’s interview program, providing research, suggestions, and contacts.