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



Scheen Jazzorkester just finished their last tour of this year, with the music of Jon Øystein Rosland! It features a commissioned composition called "Tamanoar", and has been released on Losen Records this fall. It has already received very nice reviews both in Norway and abroad!


Other good news is that my solo record is finally in the pressing, after some delay due to cutting issues. I will probably have the LP´s by mid-december. If you already now are interested, drop me a line on the contact page, and i can put you on the list. I have added an online store at the menu, and it will hopefully be up and running soon!

The record is called Home Alone, and it features only myself on trumpet and flugelhorn.
Lasse Marhaug has done a great job with the mixing and mastering, as well as the cover art!! 

I am really looking forward to this release!

Tammtz Records 2017

Tammtz Records 2017


Upcoming Shows:

13.01.17: Cortex @ Hadeland Jazzforum
16.01.17: Cortex @ Pøkk!, Trondheim
09.02.17: Friends&Neighbors @ Storyville, Molde
18.02.17: All Included @ Just Music, Wiesbaden, Germany
10.03.17: Cortex @ ArtActs, St.Johann, Tirol
28.03.17: Friends&Neighbors @ Skiensjazzdraget
29.03.17: Friends&Neighbors @ Jazz ao Centro, Coimbra
30.03.17: Friends&Neighbors @ Hot Club, Lisboa
31.03.17: Friends&Neighbors @ Hot Club, Lisboa
01.04.17: Friends&Neighbors @ Portalegre Jazzfest
04.04.17: Large Unit @ Alliance Française, Addis Abeba
05.04.17: Large Unit @ Teferi Mekonen College, Addis Abeba
06.04.17: Large Unit @ Hager Fekir Theatre, Addis Abeba
07.04.17: Large Unit @ Fendika Azmaribet, Addis Abeba
26.04.17: SJO @ Urijazz, Tønsberg
27.04.17: SJO @ Drammen Jazzklubb
28.04.17: SJO @ Ælvespeilet, Porsgrunn
29.04.17: SJO @ Kilden Kulturhus, Kristiansand
26.05.17: Large Unit @ Nattjazz, Bergen
30.06.17: Cortex @ Grocka Garden Music Festival, Serbia
01.07.17: Cortex @ Jazzibar Festival, Kraljevo, Serbia
07.07.17: Pan Scan Ensemble @ Kongsberg Jazzfestival
09.07.17: Rodrigo Amado Northern Liberties @ Jazz no Parque, Porto
26.08.17: Cortex @ International Jazzfestival Saalfelden
22.09.17: Cortex @ Bimhuis, Amsterdam
27.09: Scheen Jazzorkester @ Kammersalen, Skien VGS
28.09: Scheen Jazzorkester @Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo
29.09: Scheen Jazzorkester @Friscena, Gjøvik Kultursenter
30.09: Scheen Jazzorkester @ynset Jazzklubb
03.10: Cortex @ The Tambourine Lounge, Sturgeon Bay WI
04.10: Cortex @ Constellation, Chicago IL
05.10: Cortex @ Bop Stop, Cleveland OH
06.10: Cortex @ Trinosophes, Detroit MI
08.10: Cortex @ The October Revolution Festival, Philadelphia PA
10.10: Cortex @ NuBlu, New York City NY
11.10: Cortex @ Neptunes Parlour, Raleigh NC
12.10: Cortex @ If Art Gallery, Columbia SC
13.10: Cortex @ Petras Bar, Charlotte NC
16.10: Cortex @CM5, Orlando, FL
22.10: PNLLU @ Skopje Jazz Festival, Macedonia
08.11: Scheen Jazzorkester @ Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo
09.11: Scheen Jazzorkester @ Kilden, Kristiansand
11.11:  Scheen Jazzorkester @ Jazzfest Skien, Ibsenhuset
23.11: All Included @ Nylyd, Spriten Kunsthall, Skien
24.11: All Included @ De Singer, Rijkevorsel, Beligum
25.11: All Included @ Kafé Hærverk, Oslo
14.12: Solo @ Spriten Kunsthall, Skien