Jazz was born in America in the late 19th century — but today, the music has taken root in all corners of the world. Over the years and decades, the genre has been fused with all sorts of sounds and styles from various cultures from around the globe, leading to continually fascinating developments in the evolution of jazz.

This year’s TD Toronto Jazz Festival represents that diversity with a lineup of more than 100 acts whose music comes from all sorts of different places. Whether they’re international artists performing for Canadian audiences or local acts whose families immigrated to the country and now call Toronto home, these musicians represent the impressive diversity of the jazz scene today.

Among those artists is a cohort of lesser-known European (or European-influenced) artists who are making big statements despite their relatively smaller profiles. Hailing from places like Ukraine, Poland and Hungary, these artists are showing audiences what jazz sounds like in their parts of the world.