The festival offers an outstanding variety of styles that range from gospel to early New Orleans style jazz, from Chicago style jazz to swing, be-bop, mainstream including blues and gospel.
The festival program consists of about twenty concerts each day, held in bars, restaurants and on the five official festival stages.
New for the 2013 edition is the completely free of charge access to the weekday concerts, with the exception of the five "Ascona Specials" ones to which admission will be granted only with ticket (available on pre-sale over www.ticketcorner.ch)
During the weekend the access to the whole festival area will be at a set price of CHF 20.00.
Ascona is a small town with a pedestrian lakeside and historical town center and one can reach each corner in a few minutes on foot.
380 hours of music
300 participating musicians
1,7 millions CHF is the budget
60'000 estimated spectators
100 accredited journalists