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Ken Hanlon Jazz Music Manuscripts (MS-00977)

Abstract

The Ken Hanlon Jazz Music Manuscripts (approximately 1975-1985) is comprised of jazz music compositions that were gathered by the Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection includes several scores and arrangements from Hanlon's ensembles, including: the UNLV Jazz Band, Seventy-Six Trombones Ensemble, and the Si Zentner Ensemble.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1975 to 1985
Extent
0.73 Cubic Feet (2 oversized boxes)
2.17 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
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Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents

The Ken Hanlon Jazz Music Manuscripts (approximately 1975-1985) is comprised of jazz music compositions played by Hanlon's ensembles that were collected by the Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection includes several scores and arrangements from Hanlon's ensembles, which include: the UNLV Jazz Band, Seventy-Six Trombones Ensemble, and the Si Zentner Ensemble. Individual scores were arranged by J. Popp, D. Barnett and Hanlon.

Biographical / Historical Note

Kenneth M. "Ken" Hanlon was born May 16, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland. In his undergraduate years at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Hanlon studied with the National Symphony's principal trombonist, Armand Sarro. After receiving his master's degree in music from the Peabody Institute, Hanlon moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to perform at numerous hotels and casinos. After two years of performing on the Las Vegas Strip, Hanlon solicited the UNLV Music department chair for employment as an adjunct faculty member and formally joined UNLV in September of 1970. Two weeks after he was hired, the department chair resigned, and Hanlon stepped into this position, which he held for sixteen years. After working as an associate provost, Hanlon served as director of the Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center, located at UNLV. He retired in May 2018 and held the title of professor emeritus until he passed away on November 27, 2018.

Hanlon helped found the Nevada Dance Theater (now Nevada Ballet Theatre) in 1972 and was instrumental in the establishment of the Nevada School for the Arts, New World Brass Quintet, Las Vegas Opera Association, Las Vegas Chamber Players, and the Las Vegas Jazz Society. Throughout his career, Hanlon was associated with several groups, including: the Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Si Zentner Ensemble, and the Hank Levy Big Band.

Sources:

"Director: Ken Hanlon" UNLV Arnold Shaw Center. 2018. http://asc.unlv.edu/hanlon_bio.html.

"Kenneth Hanlon Obituary." Las Vegas Review-Journal. December 2, 2018. https://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=kenneth-hanlon&pid=190885998.

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Related Materials

Hanlon, Kenneth. Interview, November 29, 2006. OH-00783. Oral History Research Center, Special

Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Ken Hanlon Jazz Music Manuscripts, approximately 1975-1985. MS-00977. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00977
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were collected by the director of the Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center;

subsequently the materials were transferred to the University Libraries Special Collections and

Archives in 2019; accession number 2019-107.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Joseph Puentes in 2019 at the time of accessioning. He rehoused materials and created a finding aid in ArchivesSpace.

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