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The Jazzpar Prize (established 1990) was an annual Danish prize within jazz founded by Arnvid Meyer. The winner was chosen from five nominees, among internationally recognized performers of jazz. The award used to be 200,000 Danish crowns and a bronze statue by Jørgen Haugen Sørensen. The ceremony was held in Copenhagen in the late spring, and began a week of jazz activities in the capital. The main sponsor for many years was the Scandinavian Tobacco Company. The prize ended in 2005 due to loss of sponsorship.
The candidates were selected by a panel of international critics including Filippo Bianchi (Italy), Alex Dutilh (France), Peter H. Larsen (Denmark), Dan Morgenstern (Usa), Brian Priestley (UK), Boris Rabinowitsch (Denmark), headed by non-voting chairman Cim Meyer.