Jazz Ascona

Jazz Ascona

Jun 23, 2022Jul 02, 2022
Various locations
Free admission

Join in for the Jazz Ascona, the only festival outside of the United States that is officially supported by the city of New Orleans, from June 23 - July 2 in Ascona, a town in southern Switzerland.

The Jazz Ascona Festival

The festival is one of the major international events that is dedicated to jazz, specifically New Orleans jazz. The event attracts an avid audience that is enthusiastic about the niche New Orleans beat and the richness of southern jazz. With Lake Maggiore and the Swiss mountains as the perfect background for a relaxing atmosphere, the festival offers a plethora of musical harmonies that feel even more magical on the shores of a stunning Swiss lake.

Music and more

Every day there will be almost 15 concerts a day with musical genres from New Orleans jazz to swing, blues, R&B and Afro-American music. The following are just some of the musical groups that will be performing their talent at the festival: Dee Dee Brigdewater, The Dead South, Ida Nelson &The Funkbots, Sean Ardoin, Erica Falls, Bo Dollis Jr. & The Wild Magnolias, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Veronica Fusaro, Scott Kinsey Group, Ali Affleck & The Hot Town Tigers, and many more!

Aside from the live music, there will also be jam sessions for children, a parade almost every day, and various workshops relating to jazz music. The festival will host the Swiss Jazz award ceremony, the Ascona Jazz Award, and the AET My Choice - Audience Award.

Attend the Jazz Ascona Festival

Interested in incredible jazz music? Head over to the Jazz Ascona Festival's official website for more information about the performances, how to access the location via public transportation, and all updates.