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.
Supported bands so far
Andreas Schaerer‘s Hildegard lernt fliegen, Christoph Irniger Pilgrim, Christoph Stiefel Trio, Colin Vallon Trio, Elina Duni Quartet, Julie Campiche & Yael Miller‘s Orioxy, Leo Tardin GRAND PIANORAMAX, Lucas Niggli, Lucien Dubuis Trio, Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6, Marc Perrenoud Trio, Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN, Pago Libre, Plaistow, pommelHORSE, RUSCONI, Schnellertollermeier, The Great Harry Hillmann, Tobias Preisig Quartet, Tré, VEIN, Yilian Canizares & Ochumare.