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.


Groovin’ Up, young talents in the spotlight

More than one hundred bands from all over the world applied for the JazzAscona intiative «Groovin’ Up». A...

A basketball lesson with Westher Molteni and e Swiss Baketball

Among the activities of JazzAscona there is a very special one, offered in collaboration with Swiss...

JazzAscona 2022, Sister Cities Edition

Ascona celebrates its twinning with New Orleans. Dee Dee Bridgewater and the New Orleans Mayor LaToya...

Roots Of Music, via dalla strada grazie alla musica

L’organizzazione no profit The Roots of Music svolge uno straordinario lavoro educativo coi bambini a New...

The Mayor of New Orleans in Ascona!

The last Major of New Orleans to pay a visit to Ascona was Sidney J. Barthelemy. That was in the early years...
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!


The Jazz Gazette is out!

Jazz Gazette 2022 copertina senza bordi

As an insert, with Tessiner Zeitung (June 10) and  with Blick (June 11). Don’t miss it!

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.