JazzAscona 2024 ©Yuri Catania for JazzAscona 2024

Program 2024


Concerts, workshops, music hours, jam sessions, parades…


JazzAscona 2024AET MY CHOICE – Audience Award

Vote your favourite band and win…

Caffè Corretto Jazz

Matt Zschokke and Adonis Rose, from the festival’s music programming, tell us day-by-day what not to miss during JazzAscona 2024.


Concerts, interviews, workshops…

Jazz Off The Wall

JazzAscona will celebrate its 40th edition with “Jazz Off The Wall”, a street art event featuring more than 40 giant-size photographic oeuvres by Yuri Catania.

Jazz Off The Wall - WWOZ Parade New Orleans Photo by Yuri Catania

Ascona-Locarno Tourism - foto Alessio Pizzicannella

Blue LLama Terrace

Blue Llama Terrace, a lakeside jazz club!
Start the day with trad jazz concerts during lunchtime, or enjoy sunset aperitifs and evening concerts with spectacular view on the main stage and the lake,

Miles Davis’ trumpet in Ascona!

A magnificent – as well as a historical – piece of craftsmanship, the iconic Moon&Stars trumpet, commissioned and then played by Miles Davis in the 1980’s, will be on display for the first time in Europe at JazzAscona. It can be admired during the festival at the Blue Llama Terrace, located in front of the New Orleans stage.

But there is more, because if you are a trumpet player and dream of playing Miles’ very own trumpet, accompanied by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, in front of the festival audience, on Wednesday, June 26, you can enter the Kind Of Blue Trumpet Competition.

Miles Davis

Come to Ascona by boat, with live jazz entertainment

Crociera in Gambarogno - Photo Credits Ascona-Locarno Tourismus

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, which will turn into a fascinating “acoustic town” every evening.
In addition, official festival concerts will also take place in numerous bars, restaurants and hotels.

Dance Workshops

Free of charge and open to anyone, held daily by professional dancers in the early evening.

Dance workshop - Photo by Massimo Pedrazzini

Jazz Ascona 2024 Soundtracks FART Centovallina

Soundtracks – Music Journey on the historic train

Soundtracks will return on Saturday 22 June, in collaboration with the Vigezzina-Centovalli Railway, who will be celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Ear We Go: Stevie Wonder second line style

 Trombonist Gilles Repond, singer Amanda Rougier Appignani and drummer Mattia Terzi are once again offering a free three-day workshop focusing on the experience of making music together.

EAR WE GO Orchestra

Viva JazzAscona Podcast Rhône FM

Viva JazzAscona!

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Festival, Ascona-Locarno Turismo and Rhône FM revisit four decades of jazz on Lake Maggiore in a 6-episode podcast.