Educated at Berklee College of Music.
NOPA member since jan.1986. TONO member since 1975.
He has written more than 40 compositions for large orchestra, mainly for big bands.
Compositions have been presented on transmitions from Norwegian Broadcasting Co. - Radio and TV.
Compositions have also been presented on a LP album with Guttormsen/Ekholt Storband and Sandvika Big Band. He is represented with ten original compositions at the CD Vår w/ 12+ PKE Powerband.
Ekholt has written solo pieces with big band like Benny Bailey, Radka Toneff and Rune Gustafsson.
In addition he has composed and arranged for theater and choirs.