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Cortex heads out on Japan tour

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 07. Mar, 2014

Jazz combo Cortex heads out on Japan tour in mid-March.

March sees jazz combo touring Japan with performances in Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Oita, Kobe, and Tokyo

Cortex is a spirited combo that plays energetic jazz of the finest brand. With over fifty live-performances and two studio albums, the quartet positions itself as one of the strongest additions to the Norwegian jazz scene. The members have their formal background from the Jazz departments at the Universities in Trondheim and Stavanger, and they 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, All Included, Honest John, and The Heat Death. After extensive touring in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and Japan, Cortex released their second album october 2012, Göteborg, on Gigafon Records and were bestowed with praise from international critics.

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, (Norwegian Daily) 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

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

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