July 2016: After my performance with the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra, the audience wanted me to do an encore. So I gave them excerpts from the Norwegian medieval ballad "Jeg lagde meg så silde", played on a saxophone without mouthpiece.

"Ola Asdahl Rokkones has succeeded in producing an astonishing and noteworthy reference of contemporary concerts for saxophone and orchestra from Norway." - Hans-Dieter Grünefeld, SONIC

"Norwegian Saxophone is a release that may become a milestone in Norwegian contemporary music.” - Helge Matland, iTromsø

Get ready for an upcoming world premiere! Alexander Aarøen Pedersen has composed a new work called "The Heart, It Soars" for alto saxophone and strings. Extremely honoured and proud to announce the first two premiere concerts; at Nordlysfestivalen in Tromsø the 27th of January 2019, and at SALT art & music in Oslo the 30th of January 2019.

Release on Finito Bacalao Records 22. February 2019: Mean Steel - Zwei-Mann-Orchester
Left channel: Hans-Urban Andersson on cello, baritone saxophone, clarinet, drums and vocals Right channel: Ola Asdahl Rokkones on tenor- and baritone saxophones, saxophones without mouthpiece, double saxophone and drums
Music by Torbjørn Ingvaldsen, Lars Skoglund, Erik Stifjell, Erik Håkon Halvorsen, Bjørn Breimo, Rune Larsen and Ola Asdahl Rokkones.

Preparing for the concerts at Nordlysfestivalen in Tromsø (27th of January 2019) and at SALT art & music in Oslo (30th of January 2019) - Here is an excerpt from the famous and beautiful saxophone concerto by Alexander Glazunov. Recorded in Vienna by Tim Preis, at the rehearsals with Wiener Kammersymphonie, December 2018.

At a concert in Театр "Мюзик-Холл" in Saint Petersburg in April 2018, a person in the audience - Nika Smorodina - decided to capture parts of the performance with her cell phone! Very happy to revive this moment with Fabio Mastrangelo and The St. Petersburg Northern Sinfonia!

Excerpt of the music from the dance performance "Ubeskrivelig", composed by Ola Asdahl Rokkones.

This is the Northern-Norwegian group Magyar Hot Club playing the tune "Shabadaba". Performed live at Café Circa in Tromsø, Sunday the 19th of April 2015. Violin: Erika Toth Saxophone and voice: Ola Asdahl Rokkones Accordion: Rune Larsen Double bass: Pål Thorstensen Video: Terje Rafaelsen @ 7minus Media