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- Hanson, Gerry
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Name of creator
Gerald (Gerry) Hanson, born in Montreal on June 9, 1928, was a Montreal trumpet player and vocalist. Hanson He married Elva Grant around 1960. They are the parents of four children : Janis, Kathryn, Kenneth and Robert.
For 37 years, Hanson worked at Alcan Aluminum. He began his musical career around 1947, playing with the Westernaires, a high school band of West-end Montreal. In the late 1950s, Hanson played in the Paul Beauregard Swing band, and performed in Broadway presentations at The Lyric Theater and Phoenix Theater, both in Montreal. Later, he sang cantatas and oratorios with the Elgar choir in Montreal, including in various churches. In his last years, he was tenor soloist and trumpet player with Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Gerry Hanson died on May 15, 2016.
Scope and content
The Gerry Hanson fonds contains documentation pertaining to Montreal's music scene during the big-band era, and illustrates Gerry Hanson’s life as a musician.
The fonds consists of 12 photographs showcasing Montreal orchestras in which Hanson performed, including the Westernaires, the Blue Serenaders, the Alouette Band, and Paul Beauregard’s Orchestra. The performers depicted in these photographs are mostly identified. The fonds also includes photocopies of press clippings.