Ascona is celebrating the 31st annual JazzAscona festival this year
Every year the event program features over 200 concerts and 400 hours of live music, ranging from traditional New Orleans sounds to the jazz of Chicago, from swing to mainstream, from ragtime to gospel, liberally sprinkled with blues, R&B, soul or Latin and funky rhythms. Artists and bands perform in bars, restaurants and hotels during the day and on stages set up along the lake in the evening. They transform Ascona into an assortment of small jazz clubs, creating a great sense of unity between musicians, the passionate audience and jazz experts.
Two weekends filled with music; free concerts throughout the week, in addition to a number of top events in the main tent (subject to admission), featuring big names from the international world of jazz.