• Featuring over 1000 best known musicians of the 80’s & 90’s
  • More than 400 hours of exclusive, never published, live concerts
  • Recorded with state-of-the-art equipment

The Jazz & Blues ARTBOX is absolutely unique. It contains concert recordings of legendary jazz and blues artists from 1983-2002 on a total of 230 DVDs. The recordings were all produced by Swiss Television, adhering to the highest quality standards these twenty years. This collection consists without exception of live concerts from outstanding legends such as Clark Terry, Steve Gadd, Dave Brubeck, John Lewis, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins, Ahmad Jamal, Milt Hinton, Lionel Hampton, Ron Carter, Monty Alexander, Oscar Peterson, Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, and hundreds more. The International Jazzfestival Bern was televised and broadcast for twenty years, from 1983 until 2002 by Swiss Televison. Because of the high standards of the festival, the 230 DVDs included in the ARTBOX are the most extensive collection of undiluted jazz, blues and gospel ever assembled.

Hans Zurbrügg went a step further and convinced Swiss television to record and broadcast interviews and classes as well. These previously unreleased interviews with 96 of the most important Jazz & Blues legends provide an in-depth insight into the life and musical heritage of Jazz & Blues culture.

Music Distribution

Jazz & Blues

Jazz and Blues quickly spread and became the popular music of the day in the early part of the 20th century. Over the decades, the sub-genres have multiplied. Today it is more difficult to classify what IS or IS NOT Jazz and Blues.

Aim & Objective

  • Social responsibility towards the art and artistes
  • Resurgence & nurturing of the rich heritage and traditions
  • Preservation & propagation of purist, classical styles
ACCESS - To take the finest, undiluted Jazz & Blues music systematically to areas and sections of the population as well as showcase the evolution of the genre.
AUDIENCE - To cater to specialized audience needs and co-create evolved listenership by changing the conventional genre and creating new thematic profiles.
RESPECT - To commemorate those doyens of Jazz music whose pursuit of music as a form of knowledge has enabled us to establish and perpetuate a community of shared values.


Showcasing and featuring the most extensive collection of undiluted Jazz and Blues ever assembled from the finest musicians of the final two decades of the 20th Century. These unique combinations of performances will not only entertain but also educate.

Hans Zurbrügg with Wynton Marsalis and his manager Edward Arrendell Jazzfestival Bern
Hans Zurbrügg with Wynton Marsalis and his manager Edward Arrendell Jazzfestival Bern

And The Book

344 large-format pages are filled with enthralling stories about the artists who appeared from 1976 through 2013 at the International Jazz Festival Bern. The eyewitness reports and quotes by the musicians themselves give a fascinating view into the world of Jazz and Blues over the last 40 years.

This book completes the Jazz & Blues ARTBOX, which consists of 230 DVDs, 20 yearbooks and a cabinet from USM, decorated by artist Roger Pfund.

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