The Hoffsten era
After some years with the band dad joined Gunnar Hoffsten band in late 1940:ies. In 1949 they won the bid jazzbandcontest at the legendary National dance palace in Stockholm. The bandstands was borrowed from the famous Seymor Östervall band.
On the road
The band toured the swedish folkparks and dancepalaces where I spent the summers of my childhood.
here they are on the road. Dad is wearing his grey coat and black hat.
My dad played with a.o delta Rythm boys and Josh White.
He retired in the late 1960:es and had then also jammed with the Chris Barber band. Here is his 70 birthday 1977 when the Gunnar Hoffsten band rejoined.
From left Gunnar Hoffsten, Dad Dag Wasén, Hans Fromholtz and Roland Hoffsten. They are still playing averaging 80 years of age now.
And I am not the only bandkid to go on i fathers footsteps.
Lousie Hoffsten daughter of Gunnar has earned her reputation as a good jazz-and bluessinger in Sweden. An she is really alike her father. Just check her father togehther with Louis Armstrong on page 21