Leroy Jones and David Torkanowsky among the stars from New Orleans

Leroy Jones

New Orleans is set to meet once again along the shores of Lake Maggiore this summer. Following its tradition, festival will once again welcome many stars from the Big Easy: besides Davell Crawford and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, we will welcome trumpeter Leroy Jones (with a European band led by Ulli Wunner, from June 21 to 25), pianist/founder of the legendary funk group The Meters, David Torkanowsky (in a quartet alongside Dave Blenkhorn), the audience darlings, winner of the 2018 Audience Award, JT & the Ka-nection Band (from June 20 to 25), The Masakowski Family Trio and some of the best exponents of the city’s nouvelle vague, such as saxophonist Ricardo Pascal, trombonist Michael Watson, drummer and orchestra director Adonis Rose, or trumpet players Kid Chocolate Brown and Ashlin Parker, who will be guests in Ascona, for 10 days, performing in an array of (also exclusive) formations for 10 days bringing to life a variety of (also exclusive) cooperations.

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