#jazzascona17 here we go!
From Thursday evening till the 1st of July, more than 160 concerts will take place in Ascona for a festival not to be missed!
The presence of eight New Orleans top bands and many young artists stands out from the line-up. Amongst the most awaited there are names like Glen David Andrews, Opé Smith, both prensent since the first evening of this edition, Nina Attal, Jon Cleary and the popular showman Paolo Belli, who will perform only one concert on June 28th. Also Scheduled for the same night, with one concert only, are the Sinsplus, native band of Locarno. The line-up this year will include many traditional and classic jazz bands, such as SwingRocket and The Emma Pask Quarted, as well as gypsy jazz with guests like Gismo Graf Quartet, but also many tributes to jazz pioneers will be performed on the longlake, one of them being the Fatsology Sextet with only one concert (on June 27th) in honour of Fats Waller. For the first time in Ascona Serena Brancale, the eclectic singer and musician, will present in 2 nights (June 23rd and 24th) her new project: a mix of meditterean, black and mexican sounds.
As Always JazzAscona aspires to move and excite its broad audience with a diversified musical entertainment and the breathtaking landscape of the longlake.