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High priority jazz promotion

jazzahead! Bremen, 2016


Dominique Rovini


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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.

The funding programme «High Priority Jazz Promotion» is currently being evaluated and updated; it is at present not possible to apply. The offer with the updated programme and information on application possibilities will be published on our website in the course of 2023.

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.

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The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.