Longtime Sammons Center member Hal Geldon celebrated his 100th birthday last month in grand style. Born in New York City on July 13, 1921, Hal made a job-related move to Dallas from Amarillo in 1966. A fan of jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke, the World War II veteran played saxophone and clarinet in his early years.
“Music is in my heart and home,” said Hal. “It carries me wherever I might be.” He especially likes classical music (he has been a Dallas Symphony Orchestra supporter for years) and sounds from the Jazz Age, the 1920s and 1930s. He recommends Sammons Jazz, pointing out the friendly staff and valet parkers and the variety of quality jazz presented at each concert.
The Sammons Center wishes Hal another splendid trip around the sun because he brings so much sunshine to so many!
Photo: Hal Geldon and Betty Swenson at Cabaret & Cabernet, by Liane Swanson.