The Swiss Jazz Award Hall of Fame

The Swiss Jazz Award promotes Swiss bands and musicians who can merge talent and artistic quality with the gift of entertaining and moving a large audience, both live and on CD. Raphael Jost, Nicole Herzog & Stewy Von Wattenwyl, and Hazy Osterwald are some of the artists who have been awarded over the past years.

Othella Dallas

Dame of Jazz, Blues and Funk, at 93 years of age, she still knows how to set an audience on fire with her incredible charisma and vitality. On the day of the award ceremony, the Swiss television was on her side in Ascona.

Franco Ambrosetti

The 2018 Swiss Jazz Award is honouring one of the biggest names in Swiss jazz, the 76-year-old trumpet and flugelhorn player Franco Ambrosetti.

Bruno Spoerri

The Swiss Jazz Award 2017 goes to Bruno Spoerri. This year – the 11th time the Award has been presented – the expert jury decided to forego a public vote and instead to recognise the life's work of one of Switzerland's premier jazz musicians.

Patrick Bianco’s Cannonsoul

Patrick Bianco’s Cannonsoul is the winner of the tenth anniversary Swiss Jazz Award 2016.

Raphael Jost & lots of horns

Raphael Jost & lots of horns win over both the audience and jury with their jazz/pop songs from “Don’t Blame Me”, successful debut album of the young singer/pianist from Thurgau.

Nicole Herzog & Stewy von Wattenwyl Group

Selected thanks to the great success of their first album, “Intimacy”, singer Nicole Herzog & Stewy von Wattenwyl Group are the brilliant winners of the 2014 Swiss Jazz Award 2014 after their majestic show on the last evening.

Chris Conz Trio

Zurich pianist Chris Conz and his trio are the winners of the 2013 edition. Conz (born in 1985) can thus reinforce his role as young emergent artist of the Swiss blues and boogie scene.

Christina Jaccard e Dave Ruosch Trio

At the end of an exciting head to head, blues singer Christina Jaccard and pianist Dave Ruosch win the 6th edition.  For the first time the final evening is broadcasted live on RSI Rete Due.

Alexia Gardner & Offbeat Trio

Pepe Lienhard hands over the 2011 Swiss Jazz Award to the charismatic and versatile singer of Jamaican origin Alexia Gardner and her Offbeat Trio.

Dani Felber Big Band

The 2010 Swiss Jazz Award is assigned to the Dani Felber Big Band. The band entered the final with “More than Just Friends”, album produced with the legendary Frank Foster.

Robi Weber Quartet

The 2009 Swiss Jazz Award rewards Robi Weber’s Quartet, one of the best Swiss soul-jazz bands.

Hazy Osterwald

A Swiss Jazz Award for a lifetime achievement is conferred to the legendary trumpeter, vibraphonist, and orchestra director Hazy Osterwald, in recognition of his career of over 60 years and his role in popularizing jazz in Switzerland.

Swing Kids dir. by Dai Kimoto

The 2008 Swiss Jazz Award rewards the Swing Kids directed by Dai Kimoto. The band presents an extremely interesting music and didactic project that promotes high quality jazz among the young.

Loverfield Jazzband

In front of numerous fans, the Dixie-swing band from Bern, Loverfield Jazzband, is proclaimed winner of the first edition of the Swiss Jazz Award.