JazzAscona 2020, a stage and project dedicated to young musicians

With JazzAscona Groovin'up a unique opportunity for young musicians around the world aged 18 to 25 - Sign up as fast as you can, at the latest by December 15, 2019.


The upcoming edition of JazzAscona – from June 25 to July 4, 2020 - is starting to take shape. The Groovin’up project is an important element of the 2020 program and is already in its realization phase.

While holding on to those main traits that have characterized its success over the past years (for instance, the strong tie to New Orleans and to the tradition of jazz), the festival – as announced – has decided to open to new genres. It is by betting on young talents that we aim to reach this goal.

The first news of 2020 is thus Groovin'up, an artistic-didactic project entirely dedicated to young musicians aged 18 to 25. The festival wants to offer them the opportunity to perform on an important stage like the one of JazzAscona, while – at the same time – taking part in a training course that can help them promote their talent and grow artistically and professionally.

Specifically, one of the four main stages along the lakeside, will be dedicated to said performances: the musicians, who will be staying in the welcoming spaces at Collegio Papio, where they will receive room and board, will participate in workshops, jam sessions, concerts and meetings with the many experienced musicians who participate in the festival.

The selection process will take place on the Mx3.ch platform (Swiss bands and artists) and on Jazz Ascona’s Facebook Channel (International bands and artists); around fifteen bands will take part in the project.

To all the young music talents around the world: sign up as fast as you can, at the latest by December 15, 2019. Please read: Terms and Conditions

Stay tuned for updates on news and the program of JazzAscona 2020.