With its three-year support programme, Pro Helvetia fosters selected young Swiss jazz bands that have already gained transregional acclaim, have undertaken international concert tours, and whose goal it is to enhance their presence in the international scene. The programme includes financial contributions towards tours, coaching offers and assistance in publicity matters.
The «High priority jazz promotion» programme was launched in 2005. The selected bands benefit from the promotional tool for a period of three years.
2019 – 2021
Marie Kruttli Trio: Energetic and full of creativity
Lucia Cadotsch: Musical diversity because of a multi-faceted voice
2018 – 2020
Gauthier Toux Trio: blending new and traditional sounds to create a unique universe
Trio Heinz Herbert: on the interface of experimental and improvised music
Yves Theiler Trio: interplay between improvisation and composition
2017 – 2019
Florian Favre Trio: light-footed jazz with equal rights for all
Kaos Protokoll: jazz spiced with multiple other genres
Luca Sisera Roofer: sound collages combining composition and improvisation
2016 – 2018
Schnellertollermeier: experimenting with traditional band roles
The Great Harry Hillman: musical team players with unmistakable jazz lingo
2015 – 2017
Pilgrim: quintet on a quest of musical discovery
Find further information on the supported bands in the above tabs.