Cortex North America 2016!!


This week, Cortex starts their Tour of North America 2016!!

We are really looking forward to this one, and we will also have with us a brand new CD!
It is pre-release for «Live in New York» which will be officially released on Clean Feed Records later this summer.

That calls for celebration, and the first party will be together with The Thing(!!!) at The Royal Room in Seattle this Wednesday!

Full Schedule:
Cortex North America 2016
22.06: The Royal Room, Seattle – Split with The Thing!!
23.06: Skin&Bones, Kelowna, Canada – Split with The Thing!!
25.06: Vancouver Jazz Festival, Canada
26.06: Hungry Brain, Chicago, USA
28.06: Trinosophes, Detroit, USA
29.06: Bop Stop, Cleveland, USA
30.06: Rochester International Jazz Festival @ 7:30 pm
30.06: Rochester International Jazz Festival @ 9:30 pm

New Label, New Trio!!

Johansson/Storesund/Nilssen-Love «Revolution Before Lunch»













This spring i started my own record label, Tammtz Records! The purpose of this label is to release my own music, and the first record out is a new trio consisting of myself and the great Paal Nilssen-Love and Øyvind Storesund!

The record is called Revolution Before Lunch, and can be bought directly from me, or digital copies from Bandcamp and Subradar.

Release date is April 1st. 2016, and information about price and shipping can be found on the label page at the menu, or you can mail me at mail(at) 

Digital high res download from Bandcamp

Good times!





Cortex «Live!»

Cortex just released their third album on Clean Feed Records, at Ljubljana Jazz Festival this saturday!

They will play In Lisboa and Clusone this summer, and more concerts In Norway and Poland this fall.

Stay tuned for more info:)


Cortex back to Japan!


Cortex is going back to Japan!

We are set to play the following dates and places:

12.03: New Combo, Fukuoka
13.03: Ashita No Chizu, Kagoshima
14.03: At Hall, Oita
16.03: Big Apple, Kobe
17.03: Candy, Chiba
18.03: Super Deluxe, Tokyo

Hope to see many of you there:)

Prague & USA!

Cortex is on our way to play at Jazz Dock In Prague! We will play as one out of three bands at Czezh Radio Jazz Fest.

On friday we leave for New York, to play seven gigs on a double tour with Bushman’s Revenge!

27.11: Jazz Dock – Prague
30.11: Nublu – New York
02.12: The Shrine – New York (Harlem)
03.12: Ars Nova Workshop – Philadelphia
06.12: Firehouse – Brooklyn, NYC
07.12: Orion – Baltimore
10.12: Jerrys – Chicago
11.12: The Sugar Maple – Milwuakee

Good times!!

Touring 2013!

Cortex just did two great concerts at Nasjonal Jazzscene In Oslo, and at the European Jazz Meeting at Dokkhuset In Trondheim.

We are set to play several concerts In Norway, Sweden, Prague, and USA this fall, so stay tuned!!

Cortex Tour of Europe!

Next week, Cortex is travelling through Europe! We are set to play in Tours, Lyon, Turin and Cuneo, and we are looking forward to it!


(Photo: Utku Tavil)

27.02.13: Volume 7, Tours, France
28.02.13: Le Periscope, Lyon, France
01.03.13: Velvet Club, Turin, Italy (Split with Tabozzivil)
02.03.13: Condorito Club, Cuneo, Italy (Split with Tabozzivil)