It's time for some new music

I like a variety of artists and I'm ready for some artists I don't have in my collection. My collection includes artists in every sub genre of rock and jazz with a lot of classical, electronic, ambient, avant garde, noise and on and on. Recently I came across the following artists and the descriptions of their music seemed intriguing. Do any of you have albums by these artists? If so, what other group or artist do they sound like (if any at all)?

Edmunds Wells
Clare Fader
Preston Reed
Eric Revis
Jens Johnansen
Kevin Hays Trio
Todd Sickafoose Group
Twelve 20 Six
Darien Michaels
Degenerate Art Ensemble
Cortex Bomb
Alec Haavik

Brief descriptions of the their music would be helpful. Thank you so much.

Some of those artists are listed at If you haven't checked there I recommend it. I have found some interesting music there.
I have some live tapes of the Kevin Hays Trio. Kevin is the brother of Ken Hays. Ken was the owner of a CT company Terrapin Tapes. They sold blank recording media and accessories to the live taping community. In addition, Terrapin did it's share of concert promotion, including an annual event called "The Gathering of the Vibes" a three day event held each June in the Northeast.

The Kevin Hays Trio performed there several times and I had my decks rolling for their set. I believe it was around 1999 or 2000. They are a jazz trio that play a mix of original and jazz standard covers. Very enjoyable to listen to.
Thanks everyone. I knew about and I heard samples of most of the artists. Your added comments helped me.