Jammin' for New Orleans, less is more!

The Hot Teapots, Hotel Casa Berno

What a pleasure for musicians and public to finally meet again for some good live music and in the stunning frame of charming Ascona. The mini version of JazzAscona was very much appreciated by everyone last weekend. 

Some fifteen bands gave life to a musically varied and quality event, with fifty concerts over three days, during which Ascona's strong bond with New Orleans has been confirmed.

The promoters’ idea was to organise a funding campaign for all the Crescent City musicians who were supposed to perform at the festival, almost 5’000 Swiss Francs have been raised. Worth mentioning is the noble gesture of several musicians who performed in Ascona, many of them actually renounced to part of their cachet in favour of their overseas colleagues who couldn’t be there.

The concerts were held in some fifteen public venues, in full respect of the current safety regulations.