Berklee College, Bachelor Degree in Professional Music, graduating summa cum laude, 1988
Manhattan School of Music, Masters Degree in Jazz Performance, 1995
His teachers include renowned saxophone guru Joe Viola, woodwind master Bob Mintzer, Maria Schneider (arranging), and Ed Green (film scoring)

Current Employment
Sept 2013-present: Assistant Dir. of Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program at Columbia University
2005-present: Jazz saxophone instructor and director of ensembles at Columbia University

Komponistenes Vederlags Fond, Composers Grant, 2010
Chamber Music America, New Jazz Works Grant, 2009
Ascaplus Award, ASCAP, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
DANY ARTS Grant, (awarded NYNDK), 2006
Tono Work Stipend, Norwegian Composers Rights Organization, 1999, 2014
Artists Educational Stipend, Norwegian Government, 1993
Faculty Association Award, Berklee College of Music, 1987
Phil Woods Incentive Award, Berklee College of Music, 1984

Saving One Saves Everyone, Documentary, music producer 2011

Make 'em Laugh, Documentary, PBS, saxophones/clarinet 2009
Independent Lens, Mirror Dance, Documentary, PBS, clarinet 2005
Isaac Stern Education Legacy at Carnegie Hall - How Do I Get To Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Hall School Program, arrangements 2003
Miami on the Beach, The Travel Channel - episodes 1,2,3,4. Composer, producer, arranger, performer 2001
Labor & Delivery, The Learning Channel - Series 2 episodes 1,2,3,4. Composer, producer, arranger, performer 2001
Labor & Delivery, The Learning Channel - Series 1 episodes 2,3,4,5. Composer, producer, arranger, performer 2001
Scope of Desire, Parallax Pictures, composer, arranger, producer, performer 2001
Noah Knows Best, Nickelodeon Television, 13 episodes, performer, composer, producer 2000
Thomas Crown Affair, MGM Pictures, saxophone 1999
Muppets From Space, Jim Henson Productions, additional composer/orchestrator 1999
Planet Kate, Nickelodeon Television, additional composer 1998
Cirque Du Monde, Bruton Library Music, composer, producer 1997
Jazz & Blues Guitar, Vol. 1, Megatrax Library Music, saxophone 1996
Jazz Nights, Vol. 1 and 2, Megatrax Library Music, saxophone 1996
The African Burial Ground, Kutz Television, saxophone 1994
Hard Boiled, dir. John Woo, Milestone Productions, saxophone 1993
News Theme, NBC Live at Five New York, saxophone 1990-91

Ole has worked on over 100 CD releases, composed several movie and television scores, has participated on numerous commercials and performed and/ or recorded with many of the world's most recognized artists:
Louie Vega, Paula Cole, Omar Hakim, Darryl Jones, Hiram Bullock, William Kennedy, Tom Coster, Mark Egan, Steve Smith, Mino Cinelu, Peter Erskine, David Liebman, Eddie Gomez, Badal Roy, Rufus Reid, Ron Carter, Grady Tate, Claudio Roditi, Candido, Will Lee, LaVerne Baker, Abraham Laboriel, Randy Brecker, Kenwood Dennard, Gil Goldstein, Lew Soloff, Tiger Okoshi, Michael Gibbs, Harvie Swartz, Jon Christensen, Gary Husband, Cyro Batista, Bill Bruford, Kenny Barron, Bob Moses, Jeff Berlin, Hilton Ruiz, Adam Nussbaum, Raphael, Frankie Valli, Mamak Khadem, Keiko Lee, Paolo Vinaccia, Amir ElSaffar, Kazumi Watanabe, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, and Dream Theater.

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