ASGER HANSEN: Owner, guitar & piano teacher - Asger has been involved with music for most of his life. As a student, he was mostly self-taught on guitar, accordion, (yes, really!) harmonica, and mostly anything he could get his hands on. His formal training included trumpet and, believe it or not...bagpipes. However, Asger soon realized the coolness factor was not there as a 16 year old when he realized that he would have to wear a kilt in order to continue to play in the pipe band. So, that was the end of his piping career, plus he didn’t feel any patriotic ties to Scotland being a full blooded Dane.
After graduation Asger soon ended up on the road with various rock bands. During his touring years they played many, many bars and clubs throughout Western Canada. They played in some the largest urban clubs in Vancouver, Calgary, Prince George, and Winnipeg to just about every small pub.
Once Asger decided to leave the road, he ended up with years of regular day jobs but he always had a weekend band of some sort.
During his broadcasting years, Asger gained a ton of knowledge in radio commercial production, recording, and all aspects of the broadcast industry.
For over 25 years, Asger was involved with the Chilliwack Jazz Festival both as an entertainer and in sound production. It was there that Asger had the privilege to perform with the late great Linden Garner and also with an upcoming rising performer, Michael Buble.