About Jennifer Hanson + Her Handsome Lads
Jennifer Hanson is a Canadian musician with a repertoire as broad as the Canadian Shield. Whether she’s singing national anthems at NHL and CFL Games, or dancing on stage with Fred Penner, her witty banter and seductive vocal style leaves audiences wanting more. As the official anthem singer and musical coordinator for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Jennifer keeps fans pumped with her fresh take on blues, funk, R&B and Rock. Like the Staples Center preparing for the Grammy’s, Jennifer cleans up well. Whether it’s corporate parties or the need to impress that cousin who keeps talking about how he knows Drake, Jennifer’s performances for noteworthy corporations and celebrities have kept her in high demand.
Winner of the 1999 Prairie Music Award for best jazz recording for her first record, “Something Cool,” Jennifer’s reputation for everything from classic ballads to sultry jazz standards and gritty rock n’ roll have drawn fans of all ages. In addition to her powerful vocals, Jennifer’s stage presence has the intimacy of hanging out with your hilarious best friend.
Her sophmore recording, “How the Night People Pray,” was released in late 2005. The songs are by composer, musician and producer Graham Shaw, one of Canada’s artistic treasures. Murray Pulver, Juno award winner and Jennifer’s musical co-conspirator, describes Jennifer as a bush party diva and trivia hellcat whose witty banter is only surpassed by his drunk Aunt Beckie. Pure fun. Joining Jennifer and Murray is Gilles Fournier, bass player, male model, and renowned goalie who completes their trio, The Handsome Lads. Their collaboration unites beautifully crafted songs, wonderful musicianship and heartfelt singing that brings their stories to life.