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The Swiss Jazz Award is awarded annually to whichever Swiss jazz group has proved most popular with the jazz, soul and blues fans who listen regularly to Radio Swiss Jazz during the last 12 months and which consequently wins the most votes in the Internet ballot held at www.swissjazzaward.ch.
Starting in 2011, visitors to the JazzAscona Festival can also influence the outcome by attending a live contest between the nominees, this year on the 22nd of June 2013.
In 2013 for the first time there will be a professional jury at the live contest.
The Swiss Jazz Award was launched in 2007 by Radio Swiss Jazz and the organizers of the popular summer festival JazzAscona (21-29 June 2013).