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Malek Jandali

Malek Jandali (Arabic: مالك جندلي‎) (b. 1972), is a Syrian composer and pianist considered to be among the most versatile and creative musicians in the Arab world. He is the first Syrian and only Arab musician to arrange music based on the oldest music notation in the world, which was discovered in the Bronze City of Ugarit, Syria. Official Website:
http://www.malekjandali.com/

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Robert Levin

There are two pianists called Robert Levin (1) Robert Levin (June 6, 1912–October 29, 1996) was a Norwegian classical pianist and composer. Although he was an accomplished solo pianist and composer in his own right, Levin received international acclaim for his work as an accompanist with several of the world's most celebrated vocal and instrumental performers. Levin was born in Kristiania (now Oslo), and grew up in the immigrant neighborhood in Grünerløkka, the child of David and Marie Levin, Jewish refugees from Lithuania who had immigrated in 1905.

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Zbigniew Preisner

Zbigniew Preisner (b. 1955) is one of Poland's leading film score composers, best known for his work with film director Krzysztof Kieślowski. Preisner was born on 20th May 1955 in Bielsko-Biała. He studied history and philosophy in Kraków; never having received formal music lessons, he taught himself about music by listening and transcribing parts from records. His compositional style represents a distinctively spare form of tonal neo-Romanticism.

Read more about Zbigniew Preisner on Last.fm.

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Kisschasy

Kisschasy is an Australian band formed in Victoria, Australia in 2002. Since forming, their line-up has consisted of lead vocalist Darren Cordeux, bassist Joel Vanderuit, guitarist Sean Thomas, and drummer Karl Ammitzboll. The band has released three studio albums, two of which are gold certified, two extended plays, a documentary DVD and a compilation album in their 7 year career, selling in excess of 90,000 records.

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Hiromi

Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ, born March 26, 1979) is a Japanese jazz composer and pianist. She is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances and blend of musical genres such as jazz, progressive rock, classical and fusion in her compositions. She performs as a trio alongside bassist Tony Grey and drummer Martin Valihora. On October 19, 2006, the trio added guitarist David Fiuczynski (from the Screaming Headless Torsos), to form Hiromi's Sonicbloom.

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Oli Silk

Oli Silk plays some nice mellow lines, somewhat like Bob James of Fourplay, although with more prominent orchestration. His melodies are very catchy and engaging. Although not strictly a minimalist he utilizes a sparse approach to make an excellent musical statement.

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fos

fos is the music project of London based Greek artist Katerina Koutouzi. The music is mainly acoustic; instruments include a conch, piano, accordion, harmonium, glockenspiel, daouli (traditional greek drum), pebbles, melodica and vocals. When playing live fos uses a looping pedal to layer the instruments in an organic manner. The music is inspired by the rhythm of the sea. fos has already released two albums on near the exit music.

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