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”:
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.
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”
Gasandji is a congolese alternative, soul and jazz-fusion musician. Listen to her nice piece “Na lingui yo”:
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
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.
Hugh Masekela, born in 1939, is a musician from South Africa. He is known as one of the most popular jazz and world music pioneers from South Africa. Listen to his piece “Don’t Go Lose It Baby”:
Thanks for this suggestion, thesonnyone!