In Memoriam

Sugar Blues.mp3

Listen to Hal play Sugar Blues


Harold (Hal) Needham

May 8, 1929  to  July 15, 2013


Hal began playing trumpet in Junior High School  lived in the Sacramento area from early childhood.  He  had a long career associated with numerous bands consisting of 4 to 8 pieces playing diverse music from dance to concert.  Jazz has been his focus since the mid 1970’s.  Hal was a long time member and held many offices in the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society over 30 + years.  Hal  was the leader of the Black Tuesday Jazz band from 1999 to 2013 .