Music from Armenia – Narek Petrosyan

“Penguins Fly” is a modern Jazz-Fusion instrumental compostion written and produced by the Armenian Narek Petrosyan. Really a nice jazz-fusion track!

Music from the UK – Cinematic Orchestra

The Cinematic Orchestra is a british jazz and electronic band formed in 1999. Refound them today and listened to many of their interesting pieces. Really like these downtempo and nu jazz songs! Have a listen to their great dreamy song “To Build A Home”:

Music from Finland – Piirpauke

Piirpauke is a Finnish band that combined elements of early folk and jazz in their music. The band was founded in 1974 by multi-instrumentalist Sakari Kukko.

The band had some commercial success with the songs Konevitsan Kirkonkellot, Soi vienosti murheeni soitto, Swedish Reggae and Imala Maika. Over the years, 20 albums have been released.

Music from the US -Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra

Antibalas founded 1998  (Spanish for “bulletproof”) is a Brooklyn-based afrobeat band that is modeled after Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri’s Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Although their music generally follows the musical architecture and language of afrobeat, it incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.(wiki)

Here is their song “Uprising”

Music from Congo DR/France – Gasandji

Gasandji is a congolese alternative, soul and jazz-fusion musician. Listen to her nice piece “Na lingui yo”:

Music from the US – Steve Gorn

Steve Gorn (* in New York City) is an American jazz and world musician (soprano saxophone, flutes).
Gorn studied composition at the Pennsylvania State University. Under the influence of musicians such as Bismallah Khan, Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, his interest in Eastern music was born. In 1969 he went to Benares, where he met the Sarangimaster Gopal Misra and then in Calcuttahe was  student of Bansurimaster  Gour Goswami

Music from Austria – Lia Pale

Lia Pale is generally considered as one of the most promising young jazz voices of Austria. But she gained her first musical experiences in a marching band.
On her debut album “Gone Too Far”, the Vienna-based musician dedicated the song cycle by Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise”. The twelve selected Schubert songs range from jazz, classical and light pop leanings and have been arranged by composer and pianist Mathias Rüegg.