• Sep 20 2018 | 9:00 pm


    This powerhouse Norwegian quartet returns to Chicago on their 2018 US Tour to once again take charge. As Peter Margasak wrote in the Chicago Reader on their last visit, ”No Scandinavian group since Atomic has so powerfully addressed and remade the free jazz of the 60s like Cortex. In a country whose creative music scene is celebrated for its bold hybrids of disparate sounds, Cortex goes another way, embracing tradition in its own unique way, with a personality sketched out by the strength of Johansson’s indelible themes and four distinctive improvisational voices.”

Thomas Johansson- trumpet

Kristoffer Berre Albers – alto/tenor saxophone

Ole Høyer – bass

Gard Nilssen – drums