The Tenth Swiss Jazz Award

Patrick Bianco’s Cannonsoul wins the Swiss Jazz Award 2016

Surrounded by members of the jury, Patrick Bianco (on shoulder) is enjoying himself as the winner of the Swiss Jazz Award. Surrounded by members of the jury, Patrick Bianco (on shoulder) is enjoying himself as the winner of the Swiss Jazz Award.

Patrick Bianco’s Cannonsoul is the winner of the tenth anniversary Swiss Jazz Awards. On June 30th 2016, jury member Pepe Lienhard presented the award to Patrick Bianco’s Cannonsoul in the fabulous setting of the Piazza Elvezia in Ascona. The award ceremony was held in the presence of the organisers, the jury and an enthusiastic audience.

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Swiss Jazz Award

The Swiss Jazz Award is primarily an award decided by the listeners. It was created in 2007 by Radio Swiss Jazz and the organizers of the popular summer festival JazzAscona, and it will be presented for the tenth time in 2016.

Every year the Swiss Jazz Award is presented to a Swiss jazz ensemble:

  • whose songs are played on Radio Swiss Jazz
  • who were most popular with Radio Swiss Jazz listeners in the last few months prior to selection
  • who released a new CD in the previous 24 months
  • who won the most votes in the voting phases.
The three finalists perform over a five-day period at JazzAscona, picking up their last votes from the audience - and from the jury also present at the festival. The artistes placed first, second and third will be announced and honoured in Ascona on 30 June.