What is the Swiss Blues Award?
SWISS BLUES AWARD Sponsored by Valiant Bank AG
Annual SWISS BLUES AWARD since 2003
The "SWISS BLUES AWARD" is bestowed annually on persons or institutions, in recognition on their contributions to the Blues in Switzerland, by the Blues Festival Basel Association BFB.
Candidates who are proposed for this prize must have made outstanding contributions to any one or more areas of the Swiss blues scene. These may be musicians, organizations, media professionals, producers, associations, etc..
Proposals will be accepted by the Blues Festival Basel Association BFB and the jury members till end of October.
Our Award Jury includes:
Fred Notter, President
Marco Piazzalonga, Jazz’n’More, Das Schweizer Jazz und Blues Magazin (The Swiss Jazz and Blues Magazine)
Rolf Winter, BluesNews.ch, Schweizer Blues Magazin
Sai Nobel, Radio Swiss Jazz of SRG SSSR idée suisse
Robert Amsler, Program coordinator, President Blues Festival Baden
Fritz "Big Daddy" Jakober, Artistic Director Piazza Blues Bellinzona
Guido "Mojo" Schmidt, President Lucerne Blues Festival.
The nominees are entitled, from the time of their nomination, to use the logo "Nominee SWISS BLUES AWARD 2010" etc. The Prize Winner is chosen by the jury members at the end of January; until the announcement on the final evening of the Blues Festival Basel the election is subject to strictest confidentiality.
The jury nominates two or three candidates who will then be invited to the final evening of the festival. The laureate can be elected only once, however, not elected nominees are eligible again in years to follow.