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   Many musicians struggle to establish a firm identity, continuously trying to find the style that fits them just right. Every once in a while you find a musician that can firmly produce a solid identity and display an expert level of style and music. Asle Roe confidently stands in the latter group, backed by 30 years of playing guitar and producing comfortably familiar yet resoundingly unique music.

   Asle Roe is a versatile guitar player specializing in Jazz.  He is inspired by many guitarists, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, and Hank Garland being a few among them. Roe also performs various self-composed music that can vary from melodic ballads to upbeat jazz with country flavors. He is currently living and playing in Oslo, but from 2001-2013 he had performed throughout the US, in cities like New York, Las Vegas, Austin, New Orleans and Houston, amongst many others.

   On February 20th 2015, Asle released his latest album, “Bankside.” The album was recorded in Houston with Houstonian musicians and mixed both in Houston and Oslo, Norway. “Bankside” is available for purchase by following this CD Baby link. You can also find it on and iTunes.

- Guitar Player


Asle is a well rounded guitarist and team player of many popular music styles, specializing in jazz, wester swing and pop/rock. He has been a part of many different groups, from duos to big bands, jazz to rock, in all sorts of venues. A majority of Asle's professional music career has taken place in Houston, TX (2001-2013). Being a vital part of the houtex music scene and enjoying the musicianship of many top players in the city. 

Asle is currently residing in Oslo, Norway..

- Composer 

Asle has been composing music ever since he started playing the guitar in . He released the album "Bankside" in 2013. The majority of the tracks are original compositions and in the jazz genre. The musicians on this album are all from, or tied to, Houston, TX.

David Caceres - alto sax

Matt Lemmler - piano

Anthony Sapp - bass

Joel Fulgham - drums

Cory Jerome Cox - drums

A fresh album is currently in the works.

- Band Leader

Asle manages small to medium groups for private events and concerts. His jazz trio "Asle Roe Trio" has played many festivals, jazz clubs and private events in both Houston, TX and Norway. 

In addition, Asle has played numerous solo and duo gigs for various events and restaurants.


Asle also composes for and manages the western swing band "Best Western Swing".

Aside from Asle on guitar, there is

Stian Carstensen on steel guitar, accordion and banjo,

Staffan William-Olsson on guitar,

Finn Guttormsen on bass and

Jarle Vespestad on drums. 

This band plays the western swing classics of Bob Wills, Spade Cooley, Milton Brown among others,  as well as many newer instrumental country classics by artists like Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins and Hank Garland. 

In July 2023, Best Western Swing is scheduled to play at one of the biggest jazz festivals in Norway. Moldejazz. We will be joined by

vocalist Adam Douglas


violinist Ola Kvernberg.


- Teacher

Throughout his musical career, Asle has been teaching private guitar lessons and occasionally public music schools. Skype lessons are also available. If you want to inquire about guitar lessons, please do so through the contact page.  


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