June 23 - July 2, 2022

Sister Cities Edition

Dee Dee Bridgewater

July 2, 2022





JUNE 23 – JULY 2 2022


Welcome at JazzAscona 2022

This year JazzAscona –the only festival outside of the USA that is officially supported by

the City of New Orleans – celebrates its 38th edition with a follow-up of the last edition,

“The New Orleans Experience–Original Music & Culture from Louisiana”.


The festival’s program includes almost 300 concerts, late-night jam sessions, tributes to great artists of the past, first-rate New Orleanian artists, brass band parades, and much more.

Several local restaurants will additionally serve savory Louisiana specialties.


Welcome to Ascona!

Welcome to JazzAscona!



President of JazzAscona

New Orleans and Ascona are Sister Cities

The two towns have had strong ties for decades, now they are happy to announce the signing of the official documents that will lead to a formal linking of the two municipalities.


Swiss Jazz Award 2022 goes to Nolan Quinn 

The Swiss Jazz Award is an awaited event among jazz fans, which in past years has honoured musicians such as...

Salute! Introducing the wine of JazzAscona

Ticino, land of artists… and good wines. In collaboration with Chiodi Ascona, a partner of the Ghidossi...

Excellencies of our territory meet by the lake: please welcome the new Jazz Ascona labelled Gin Bisbino

Jazz Ascona is happy to announce a new collaboration with Bisbino Sagl. This small Tessiner enterprise has...

JazzAscona 2022: ten days of celebrations, completely free of charge

2022 is the year of JazzAscona’s rebirth, as from June 23 to July 2, the streets will finally fill with...

JazzAscona 2022 “Sister Cities edition” embraces Ascona and New Orleans

The 38th edition will be the “Sister Cities Edition”, it will pay tribute to the official twinning agreement...
Olivia & the Funcats, Art Hotel Riposo ©JazzAscona - Gioele Pozzi Photography

Music Hours

This year, the JazzAscona guests will experience even more music all around town…


Sax Gordon at JazzAscona 2022

With his energetic, soulful show he had the JazzAscona audience vibrating and dancing: Detroit saxophonist Sax Gordon, as the winner of the 2019 AET My Choice – Audience Award, will return to the next edition of the festival.


JazzAscona 2022 will be "free entry"

As in the old days, starting in 2022, all festival concerts and workshops will be free!

Who would you like to see at JazzAscona?

Here’s the “wishlist”, add yours!

JazzAscona 2019

Support the festival!

This year, JazzAscona will be 100% free. No more gates, queues, counters nor tickets! The festival will furthermore go beyond the lakeside promenade, involving the entire town and spread the music and it’s atmosphere throughout the centre.