Win Tickets ($80): Cortex @ Revolution Hall | Psychadelic Jazz Funk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Cortex @ Revolution Hall on July 6. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 1.


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July 6, 2024
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $40 | All Ages
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

The legendary psychadelic jazz funk group of Alain Mion founded by outstanding jazz pianist, composer, singer, bandleader, arranger Alain Mion *, Cortex, today, is a major cult group for many young people worldwide.

And many are the US stars of hip-hop who have sampled the compositions by Alain.

1974, Alain Mion gathers around him, five of the most talented young French jazz musicians of the time: Alain Gandolfi on drums, Jean Grevet on bass, Alain Labib on alto sax and Mireille Dalbray on vocal.

July 1975, Cortex records in 2 days in Paris, the legendary album TROUPEAU BLEU which will become a world jazz funk reference with psychedelic lyrics.

1975 to 1981, Cortex toured in France, Belgium, Switzerland, performing on national TV and radio programs, recording 3 other albums and 2 singles :
Volume 2, Pourquoi, I Heard a Sigh ( Inédits 79), Les Oiseaux Morts, Californie/Caribou

In 1981 The band dissolved and Alain Mion began a new career under his name, playing and recording from USA to China, from Sweden to Moroco, Poland, Belgium, Swiss, UK, Italy etc.

2009 – 2021 in the US, in France and in Japan, the titles written by Alain Mion for Cortex are sampled more and more by the international stars of Rap and Hip-Hop (Rick Ross, Tyler, MF Doom, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Lupe Fiasco etc…).

More than 180 samples of songs by Alain listed on

Solicited, by his fans and professionals, Alain decides to reform Cortex the legendary original band of Troupeau Bleu and performs successfully in France and Europe (New Morning, Petit Journal Montparnasse, Paris, Alhambra Geneva, London Jazz Cafe, Great British R & B Festival, Monaco, Milan …)




  1. ale c on June 18, 2024 at 6:49 pm

    would be awesome to catch them live – love this album

  2. David on June 18, 2024 at 7:43 pm

    Now you’re talking my kinda stuff! Jazz, Funk and fusion!

  3. Cindy B on June 20, 2024 at 2:50 pm

    Awesome band, great venue. Would love to win tickets!

  4. zach on June 21, 2024 at 11:32 pm

    would love to share this night with my mf gf!!

  5. Deb Maryanov on June 22, 2024 at 9:32 pm

    This is my favorite musical genre. I’d love to check out Cortex!

  6. Dani on June 25, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Would love to take my partner, a jazz musician, to this show!

  7. Paula S on June 25, 2024 at 5:43 pm

    Live music is the best!! Pick me!!!

  8. shen on June 25, 2024 at 9:26 pm

    yes this is up my hubby’s alley!

  9. Aurianna on June 26, 2024 at 12:33 am

    Date night

  10. Lorraine Kaye Wesolowski on June 26, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    This would be a great night out.

  11. Robyn on June 26, 2024 at 1:55 pm

    Perfect, I’ve survived all the years mentioned. Now can I catch the max there?

  12. Beth Pharis on June 27, 2024 at 3:08 pm

    Big Jazz fan

  13. Maggie on June 30, 2024 at 12:11 pm


  14. Joel on July 1, 2024 at 3:46 pm

    I would love to go to this show!

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