Norwegian Trumpet player & Composer


“Few trumpeters in the past few years have knocked me out like Norway´s Thomas Johansson. Fiery and technically muscular, with a refreshingly holistic approach to improvised music, he can swing like mad or take it way out.”

- Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader


This week Cortex starts their Spring Tour 2018! Concerts stretching from Voss in Norway to Ljubljana in Slovenia! 

Tour Dates:
14.04: Voss Jazzklubb
18.04:  Kulturni Centar Mesnicka, Zagreb
19.04: Centro d`Arte, Padova, Italy
21.04:  In Situ Art Society, Bonn, Germany
22.04:  Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, Slovenia

After that the premier of "As We See It..." is due on the 26th of April, at Cosmopolite in Oslo. This is the first concert the commissioned work for Scheen Jazzorkester, and the first time the band is playing exclusively music i have written for an entire concert....!!!! 
I am really looking forward to the full rehearsals, and the concerts. The piece is called "As We See It.." and will also be presented at this years Kongsberg Jazz Festival! 


 Poster by LAsse Marhaug

Poster by LAsse Marhaug

 Tammtz Records 2018

Tammtz Records 2018


Upcoming Shows:

14.04: Cortex @ Voss Jazzklubb
18.04: Cortex @ Kulturni Centar Mesnicka, Zagreb
19.04: Cortex @ Centro d`Arte, Padova, Italy
21.04: Cortex @ In Situ Art Society, Bonn, Germany
22.04: Cortex @ Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, Slovenia
26.04: SJO "As We See It..." @ Cosmopolite, Oslo
27.04: SJO "As We See It..." @ Sardinen USF, Bergen
28.04: SJO "As We See It..." @ Ælvespeilet, Porsgrunn
03.05: Pan-Scan Ensemble @ Nasjonal Jazzscene
04.05: Pan-Scan Ensemble @ Spor 5, Stavanger
08.05: Rosland/Johansson/Renvåg @ Folque, Skien
02.06: Cortex @ Nattjazz, Bergen
12.06: PNLLU @ Timucua, Orlando, Florida
13.06: PNLLU @ Venue TBA, Columbia, South Carolina
14.06: PNLLU @ Mill and Mine, Knoxville, Tennessee 16.06: PNLLU @ Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York
17.06: PNLLU @ Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia
18.06: PNLLU @ Venue TBA, Baltimore, Maryland
20.06: PNLLU @ Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio
21.06: PNLLU @ Elastic, Chicago, Illinois
22.06: PNLLU @ Elastic, Chicago, Illinois
23.06: PNLLU @ Venue TBA, Madison, Wisconsin
24.06: PNLLU @ Sugar Maple, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
05.07: Jon Rune Strøm 5 @ Kongsberg Jazzfestival
06.07: SJO "As We See It..." @ Kongsberg Jazzfestival
07.07: PNLLU @ Roskilde Festival
17.07: TJO&The MaXx @ Moldejazz
19.07: PNLLU XXL @ Moldejazz