Death of Al Needham

We are very sorry to hear that legendary dance-band leader and Jazz trumpeter Al Needham has recently died.

Al will be known to a generation of local people who enjoyed his music making and playing, latterly at the popular Jazz Club at the Olde House, Loundsley Green.

As a tribute our Chairman, David McPhie, has published a transcript of a 2020 interview with Al which you can read via David’s Facebook post.

There’s a nice tribute to Al in the Derbyshire Times, available on-line by clicking here.

Our thoughts are with Al’s wife Joan, all his family and friends.