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Cortex

Thomas Johansson (trp), 
Kristoffer Berre Alberts (sax), 
Ola Høyer (bs), 
Gard Nilssen (dr)

Cortex is a spirited combo that plays energetic jazz of the finest brand. With over hundred live-performances and two studio albums, the quartet positions itself as one of the strongest additions to the Norwegian jazz scene. The members are amongst the most sought after young jazz performers in Norway today. They all have marked their position in several other constellations such as: Bushman’s Revenge, Puma, Team Hegdal, SAKA, Zanussi 5, Friends & Neighbors, AKODE, Honest John, and The Heat Death. After extensive touring in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, France, Italy, Slovenia, Portugal USA and Japan, Cortex released their second album october 2012, Göteborg, on Gigafon Records.

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“Abundant energy, in the footprints of Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman and others. Saxophone, trumpet, drums and bass is a format that requires full presence, and it´s this ability to keep up steam that makes Cortex a live band in a class of its own.” -Roald Helgheim, Dagsavisen

“Göteborg’ establishes Cortex as one of the greatest bands currently working in Norway.” -Eval Hareuveni, All About Jazz

“You want genre labels, call it avant garde party music.” -Daniel Spicer, Jazzwise

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