Glenn, Albert "Al" Vincent

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Glenn, Albert "Al" Vincent

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  • Gesewicz, Albert Vincent
  • Getchie, Al

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1912 - 2008

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Albert “Al” Vincent Glenn (1912-2008) was born and raised in Brockton, MA. He had his own orchestra called the Hotel Van Ness Orchestra that played at the Hotel Van Ness in Burlington, Vermont on Lake Champlain for about eighteen months in 1934-35. He also played at other hotels and resorts on the east coast and wrote many of his own arrangements. He moved to Berkley, California where he attended the University of California. There, he played with orchestras including Pete Dragon & His Orchestra in Oakland, CA. While in Oakland, he changed his last name from Getchie to Glenn. He graduated in 1941 as an optometrist and married Katharine (Kay) Wilson (a Berkley native); they had one daughter, Gay-Leigh Ann. During World War II he was stationed at Letterman Hospital at the Presidio in San Francisco.

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Brockton, MA; Oakland, CA

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Instrumentalist, Keyboard

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Pete Dragon & His Orchestra in Oakland, CA

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SF2018AGRK

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